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Steam Engine (Thermal Expansion)
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|Max Energy||4.0 MJ/t|
|First Appearance||TE 2.0.0 for MC 1.4|
|Source Mod||Thermal Expansion 2|
The Steam Engine is part of Thermal Expansion 2. This engine burns solid fuels and consumes Water to produce MJ power. These engines will reduce their power output (and fuel consumption) if not enough energy is being consumed. If the engine overheats or runs out of water, it will shutdown and require a whack with a Crescent Hammer (or other BuildCraft compatible Wrench) to restart. OmniWrench usually will not "repair" this engine after forced shutdown. It was replaced by the Steam Dynamo in Thermal Expansion 3.
Power Minimum / Maximum: 0.4 MJ/t / 4.0 MJ/t.
|Plank, Log, Scaffold||426||11|
Burn time is given at full energy output, rounded to full seconds.
This engine gives significantly more MJs from a unit of fuel than a Stirling Engine, but can not burn lava buckets.
It can be assumed, that it was meant to give 1.5 times as many MJs as Stirling Engine, however, when the engine runs out of fuel it will still have 24 MJs stored but these will not be outputted into the device being powered and will be wasted.