Came home from a sucsessful road trip yesterday eve, visiting my father. 340km both ways, all charcoal with occasional hybriding. What a great feeling.
The way there we drove on slow sideroads with lots of stop-driveoffs, traffic lights, hill climbes etc. I neaded to adjust my idle and fuel injection at idle, the screw for idle bipass valve came loose from vibration. This too low idle caused mild backfires at driveoff, allso l adjusted the timing resistor to fully advanced. That seems to fix it.
The way back, l decided to go for it and try the highway. Bought a year highway alowance (many €€€ ) and go for it. Till now, l was afraid of the highway mainly to overheat the small gasifier. But the fear was unnesesery!
Here is a clip from the highway drive.
Hard to see, but this is a solid 110-115kmh cruise, 100% charcoal.
I stoped after about 20 km to see how it all looks behind and to much of my surprise, the gasifier was much COOLER on highway thain on sideroad driveing! Better fuel consumption too!
I later thod about this and it does make sence. With lots of stop-driveoffs and acceleration etc l usualy drive WOT and at about 2500rpm. At highway, l drive 75-100% throtle, but in fift gear and at 2000 rpm. The woodgas throtle is smaller, so it is inpossible to overpull the gasifier at 2000rpm.
I do however accelerate on petrol when joining the highway, once l hit 100kmh (60mph) l kill the fuelpump and enjoy.
At this point l dont dare To ask for more. Its SWEM, if it stais this way.
A few pics of our trip
The Slovenian Alpes.
The right snowpeak is our destination. My father lives just under snow border.
And just a few miles before my father’s. The same peak from the pic before. The top of this mountain is Slovenia-Austrian border.
Edit; may have mentioned before, my speedometer is faulty and show 10-15km too litle. I was lucky l discovered this soon enough to avoid high speeding tickets! (Driveing 65 instead of 50kmh in residential areas cost 250-500$ + 3 penalty points)