firing pressure

firing pressure

[′fīr·iŋ ‚presh·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The highest pressure in an engine cylinder during combustion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If it won't work right on the bench with dummy rounds, adding 45,000 psi of firing pressure to the equation is not going to make things work better.
"The firing pressure in the combustion chamber causes the rings to load from the back side pushing out against the cylinder wall.
"The firing pressure in the combustion chamber causes the rings to load from the back side, pushing out against the cylinder wall.
Increased firing pressure might have been one of the factors contributing to the accounting shenanigans of the late 1990s.
Other significant improvements included lowering of the turbo speed by 400 rpm (resulting in longer turbo life cycles) and a drop in peak cylinder firing pressure by as much as 90 psi (for longer power pack life).