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About KITT's feul tank

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:18 pm
by katz112
I was just wondering about the feul tank on KITT. You know when Micheal goes to far places like Mexico or Arizona, how does he feul up? Dosen't KITT take some type of rocket feul...so where's Micheal going to feul up?? I am not a scientist, and I don't know the capacity of the type of feul that KITT takes.
Does anybody?

:? Thanks

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:21 pm
by knightimmortal
Actually, KITT runs on gasoline. :) (Or any combustible fuel.)

KI

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:06 am
by Army_F_Body
Kitt mentions in one episode that he finds 200 miles on a single tank of gas beautifull. This might be a close indicator to his actuall mileage. Combine this with the fact that if Kitt has a stock size gas tank, which on the 3rd gen Trans Am is 16 1/2 gallons, he has a pretty good range on him!

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:21 am
by Michael Pajaro
Army_F_Body wrote:Kitt mentions in one episode that he finds 200 miles on a single tank of gas beautifull. This might be a close indicator to his actuall mileage. Combine this with the fact that if Kitt has a stock size gas tank, which on the 3rd gen Trans Am is 16 1/2 gallons, he has a pretty good range on him!


That would be horrible mileage. When my regular Firebird was running smoothly it could go close to 400 miles on a tank of gas on long trips. (best I clocked was 27 mpg). KITT should be able to go much farther than that.

Mike

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:16 am
by DBZ KITT
he actually said 200 on a gallon, not a tank.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:51 am
by Army_F_Body
My bad, thanks DBZ, I must have been thinking of my Trans Am, it was 200 mpg not per tank! Kitt should be alot better than that. With a new IAC valve the best mine clocks in at is around 24-25 mpg!

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:57 pm
by jup
I believe in the book series, KITT was suppose to only be running on Hydrogen Gas. But, Bonnie probably (and silently) swapped out that limiting feature mere weeks into the program.

It's also worth noting that KITT also had an electric motor to use during Silent Mode. Who knew? KITT was a hybrid.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 9:42 pm
by symcd
he'd be going pretty slow on electrics

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:53 pm
by jup
symcd wrote:he'd be going pretty slow on electrics


True. But, off the top of my head, I only remember scenes where KITT crept along while in silent mode.

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:01 pm
by Stargazer
There is a show where KITT is at a gas station and the attendant can't seem to find how to put the gas in and I believe he is playing with the lic. plate. "David" goes over and does something with the lic. plate and says "don't worry, it is tricky".

SOooooooOOoooo... for a nitpick.. isn't there a gas cap on the driverside of the vehicle ?

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:11 pm
by knightimmortal
Already been pointed out. :)

KI

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:39 am
by Army_F_Body
There is a show where KITT is at a gas station and the attendant can't seem to find how to put the gas in and I believe he is playing with the lic. plate. "David" goes over and does something with the lic. plate and says "don't worry, it is tricky".

Maybe Kitt uses a fuel cell. Makes sense. He could be running something larger than a stock T/A fuel tank, and sense most fuel cell are located in the trunk, it makes sense for Michael to be filling him up from the back. Makes sense also that the atendant went for the back since the previous generation Trans Am had the gas caps in the rear under the license plate.

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:12 pm
by CK
Could it be possible for Kitt to have 2 different fuel tanks, hence 2 gas caps? Then he could switch from one type of fuel to a totally different one.

Cheri

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:49 pm
by KITT's admirer
i dont think KITT runs on gas at all. in the episode where KITTs body is taken from a computer genius and he has to be placed in a radio, micheal is driving one of Devons cars(i think) and they end up running out of gas. he seems very surprised at this like it never happens, and i would think if KITT ever did need refueling Micheal wouldnt have forgotten to fill up a normal car. do u get what i mean or is everyone totally confused now :lol:

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:55 pm
by knightimmortal
He is run on gas, or any other combustible fuel.

The reason why in Soul Survivor you had the gas incident, is because KITT wasn't connected to the system, and wasn't watching the gas gauge. That is why it has never happened before. Note: Michael: Why didn't you tell me?"

He runs on gas. In "No Big Thing", he had to go to a gas station. In "Give Me Liberty" they had to flush his systems to temporarily convert it back to Hydrogen. Throughout the series, there is mention of gas.

KI