Snifting valve

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Re: Snifting valve

Postby Aviator168 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:23 pm

Most stirling engines already get down to crank case pressure before maximum internal volume (because of small temperature difference). Without the snifter valve, the engine is just pulling negative pressure and losses power.


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