Posted by: Mike Clark
A couple of conversations with Jeff and with John Goold raised a point to discuss. Should the cylinder oil feed connection enter the steam pipe at the steam loop close to the superheater as it was on early cars or is it better to put it in at the other end of the steam pipe near the cylinder block as it was on condensing cars?
There is a school of thought which says that oil put in at the very hottest part may be cooked and go through the engine as smoke to make a blue haze behind the car. Moving it back to the cooler part of the pipe would help to avoid this but would the dispersion of the oil into the flow of steam be inferior?