Originally Posted by aisbell
The specific gravity of gasoline averages about 0.75 g/cc, so 100 cc of gasoline has a mass of about 75 grams.
So it would actually be about 2.7 oz/min which is a little lower.
A milliliter (ml) is already a volume measurement which is equal to 1 cubic centimeter (cc). So there is no cubic milliliter.
ok so I missed a conversion from oz by volume to grams by weight
by about 25 percent. oops.
The fact it was part of asking for a clarification of an even bigger possible error is ignored...
The funny part is that one guess missed by an order of magnitude
and another soul missed by 200 percent minimum
Yet you felt no need to point out those errors.
Even using your numbers and conversions,
I will point out the claim of fuel used at idle was in a unit of volume.
and as I buy my fuel by the volume in oz and gallons and not by the mass...
so 100 cc of fuel is 3.3 oz by volume (also known as fl.oz)
(1cc = 1 gram and the basis is volume of pure water.
Same basis for the volume 1 oz of fluid.
so you tell me where the conversion of volume of cc to oz by volume is not 1 oz to 29cc....)
when I run my car at 60 mph I get about 64 mpg (close enough ...)
so I use 2 oz by volume per minute.
so we are clear, that 100 cc per minute, also known as 3.3oz per minute,
is not an engine idle rate.
Care to hazard a guess the volume of fuel an insight uses at an idle?
I am thinking .15 oz per minute is very low. how about you?