To better understand the need for gasoline blending, it helps to understand the basic workings of your car's engine:
- Gasoline vapor mixes with air in the cylinder chamber.
- The cylinder compresses the air/gasoline mixture.
- The spark plug fires when the cylinder achieves maximum compression, which ignites air/gasoline mixture.
- The force of the combustion pushes the cylinder down, which turns the drive shaft, generating useable power.
- The byproducts of combustion are let out of the chamber when the cylinder is in its down cycle.
- Fresh gasoline vapor enters the chamber on the up cycle and the process repeats.