Whats the difference between I6, v6 ect

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  1. Azone

    Azone Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, a Flat 6 is an engine with six cylinders, arranged horizontally, in two banks of three cylinders on each side of the crankshaft. The pistons move back and forth in opposite directions at the same time. Basically, just another term for a boxer engine.
     
  2. J12

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    Why do newer cars still use Inline 6 engines? I've primarily though of inline 6's as older technology and being phased out by V-6's.
     
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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Straight engines are actually less prone to camshaft irregularities, since torsional forces about the camshaft's axis are less common.
    Inline engines are widely used in the Industrial market and have been for years. In the on road truck industry almost every diesel for the last 15 years has been an inline engine, with exception of the CAT 3408, and the 92 series Detroits.

    Plus a single head is generally preferred over separate heads.
    Back in 1958, when the first VEE type on road diesel became available, It had a supercharger on each side. Later it was simplified into a larger blower centralized in the VEE.

    K-TRON
     
  4. Syndrome

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    You usually get more torque out of a inline engine than you would out of a V engine of the same displacement. And we all know that torque is what matters, not HP. ;)
     
  5. aan310

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    So that means i must have decent torque in my tiburon :)
     
  6. Syndrome

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    Well, lets add a turbo... then you can say you have some torque. ;)
     
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    hehe, not a bad idea :p

    jk
     
  8. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    I'm not sure if Hyundai's plastic motor blocks can handle that much boost. ;)
     
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    some of hyundai's vehicles used outsourced motors from different companies in the past. i know their tuscans and other v6's were sourced from honda. i wouldn't be suprised if they are continuing that trend, even if to a certain extent.
     
  10. aan310

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    i don't actually know about my specific car, but i was told that the tiburon had higher dependability than many other hyundai cars, which i guess maybe im running a Mitsubishi, Toyota or Honda motor?

    Idk, im just tossing this out there
     
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