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I have a question about cold air

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Looksback, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    when the temp's are cold like 40 degrees or colder, why is it that it seems like a motor has more H.P.? Does the cold air mix with the fuel better or something?

    LooksBack
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Colder air is more dense.
    More molecules for the same volume.
    More air = more power.
    -- Mike
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Its the same difference a power to elevation. Or the same idea.
     

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