Prior to Buildcraft 3.2.0, Stirling Engines were known as Steam Engines.
Produces: 1 x Stirling Engine
Set Up DemonstrationEdit
Power SourceEditStirling engines output 1MJ/t while on (given a redstone signal).
The stirling engine runs on burning items and so needs refuelling to continue operation. Burnable items include lava buckets (which are consumed in 2.2.10), coal, charcoal, wood, planks, sticks, saplings, crafting tables, chests and bookcases--basically it will burn everything a normal furnace will burn, except cactus and sugarcane. The stirling engine also needs a redstone signal to run.
|Lava bucket||20 minutes 40 seconds|
|Coal/Charcoal||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Wood and cactus||15 seconds|
|Saplings and Sticks||5 seconds|
Though it doesn't run much faster than the Redstone Engine, it provides a great deal more power per stroke.
They are your best choice for powering a pump for 1 or 2 combustion engines, while if you are using more, a combustion engine will be needed for the water supply.