Whats the difference between I6, v6 ect

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  1. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Don't forget the flat/boxer.

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  2. Jakamo5

    Jakamo5 Tetra Vaal

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    Isn't there slant6 too?> I remember it from Joe Dirt.. ha
     
  3. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    You're right, there is.
     
  4. Vedya

    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    I6 is where its at :D Porsche 911 ftw.
     
  5. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Porsche 911 uses Flat-6. ;)
     
  6. houstoned

    houstoned Yoga Pants Connoisseur.

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    what kind of porsche fan boy are u???
     
  7. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Two words: balance shafts. They are OK, when it comes to smoothen the engine's work, but the cost is additional parasitic loses. Every company decides depending on the application.

    This is partly true. But while it's true there is tons of difference for example between straight(inline)6 and V6. While the first is the most balanced and smoothest engine in the world, the second is exactly opposed and most of the time needs at least one balance shaft between the vee bank to smoothen its work. The problem with the first one is that it's expensive for build and it's pretty long (requires more space). For example Mercedes-Benz ditched their inline sixes in order to couple a four-wheel drive and a (V) six cylinder engine in the C-class. Pretty sad, because I love straight sixes - Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, Supra, IS300, E46 M3... just to name a few :)

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    BTW Outside JDM I love most Porsche, followed by Audi :)

    Edit: Forgot to mention, if we add VR6 in the mix of the sixes, things will get even better :D I could explain it by request, because I'm really pushing my English :D
     
  8. Vedya

    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    Sorry mybad, I know they use flat-6. But I thought that I6 = flat 6. Guess I was wrong. :p :eek: :D
     
  9. Sodium

    Sodium Notebook Enthusiast

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    its really simple to tell the difference between the engine types. a I6 would be 6 cylinders lined up in a line. a V 6 would be 6 cylinders in a v formation 3 on each side. and so on.
     
  10. Red_Dragon

    Red_Dragon Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    ...interesting? I thought Flat 6 and inline 6 was the same thing.,........
     
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