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Old 12-01-2008, 09:02 AM   #10
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RE: How much power is enough?

There is talk lately about using total gallons consumed as opposed to total hours. Hours don't tell the owner/buyer much about the actual use of the engine. (ie) Running at full throttle for long periods of time or cruising at very low RPMs. Engineers think that the total gallons consumed by an engine is a better yardstick as to its health. To do this, however, one must have some kind of fuel flow equipment onboard or an electronic engine thats keeps a tally on such things.

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