Okay I have a Question for all you Charcoal and Wood gas fanatics and experts. When running on wood gas you can expect the soot getting into your intake manifold and having to burn it out. But what about charcoal gas, do you still have the problem of having to burn out the intake manifold from build up.
When reading about the chargas engines running there is no mention of this problem arising, and having to be done.
Maybe I missed it in my reading on different threads the chargas people have written.
My thoughts on my gasifier is to limit it on gas production to control the heat, so I can’t over pull it at full open throttle. By using @KristijanL idea. Hooking it up to a engine that has a carburetor fuel supply. It well idle on gas , run on chargas and fuel in hybrid at full throttle.
Any thoughts on this. Engine size 440 cu. in.
Char gas will enter under the carburetor. Char gas will be manually controlled. Also with a two stage foot throttle control. It’s a one foot control fuel/chargas pedal.
The charcoal gasifier will also but not the same time run my 4 KW genset.
Now you know where I’m heading with this discussion. A Dodge Motor Home that gets 8 miles to a gallon of fuel. Can we get better mileage with some chargas blended in, or are we just going to lose it in horsepower on the high end.
All thoughts/input on this will be appreciate.
I know it has be said forget it when it comes to a big motor home for a woodgasifier, woodgas driving, I agree, but what about a light weight charcoalgasifer. Using chargas/fuel hybrid driving to help with milage.
Most of my motor home trips are under 100 miles round trip. It will not be used as a daily driver.