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Two things I can think of in my 'non-expertise' of lasers:
- how will the lens remain clean?
- how long will the ending target surface (what solid object the laser runs into) last?
If the same spot gets hit over and over, seems like it would weaken that part of the cylinder wall or piston top.
As far as burning leaner fuel producing less NOx, well, yes it's true, but I believe you will also have less power produced? So you need more fuel to produce the same horsepower output hence the same NOx totals?
It's an interesting concept and would be good to hear their final results. I would imagine that I will not see them in my lifetime since the current spark plugs are pretty cheap and not replaced very often. My Jeep has 80K miles and I have only changed the plugs once. By the time the lasers are of commercial distribution, we will be driving electric cars?
Let's be careful out there,
Pops and Carlito