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  Toronto Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nicknamed a four-banger or a four-pot, this straight engine configuration is the most common in cars with a displacement up to 2.3 litres.
Larger engines (up to 4.5 L) have been seen in racing and light truck use, especially using diesel fuel (an example is the Mercedes-Benz MBE 904).
This engine was originally designed as a 2 litre Formula 2 engine for the Ferrari 500 but evolved to 2.5 L to compete in Formula 1 in the Ferrari 625.
www.torontopost.biz /Info/?Straight-4   (1436 words)

  Overview of Chevrolet Straight Six Engines
In the 1935 engines high pressure jet oil streams were used to lubricate the connecting rod bearings.
In 1937 important engine changes were introduced; the new engines had a bore and stroke of 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
The compression ratio was raised from 6:1 to 6.5:1.
www.vintagechevrolet.org /articles/VCA_20011124_straightsixtips_pg1.htm   (356 words)

  AutoZine Technical School - Engine
Since the 80s, car engineers regard 4-pot engines larger than 2 litres in capacity had better to be equipped with twin-balancer shafts to dampen the vibration.
However, it generates end-to-end vibration like 3-cylinder engines, because piston 1 is not in the same position as piston 5, and piston 2 is not in the same position as piston 4.
Obviously, the solution is the same as 3-pot engines, that is, employ a balancer shaft on which there are counter weights moving in the opposite direction to the pistons.
www.autozine.org /technical_school/engine/smooth2.htm   (1124 words)

  Straight engine - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Usually found in 4 and 6 cylinder configurations, the straight engine or inline engine is an internal-combustion engine with all cylinders aligned in one row, with no or only minimal offset.
A straight engine is considerably easier to build than an otherwise equivalent horizontally opposed or V engine because the cylinder bank can be milled from a single metal casting and it requires fewer cylinder heads and camshafts.
Straight configurations are simpler than their V-shaped counterparts and usually provide smoother running, but at the cost of greater engine length.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Straight_engine   (548 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: W engine
The W engine is an engine configuration in which the cylinder banks resemble the letter W in the same way a V engine resembles the letter V.
These types of engines should not be confused with the U engine, which also has two banks of cylinders and two crankshafts, but which is made by combining two similar straight engines.
The W engine is an engine configuration in which the cylinder banks resemble the letter W in the same way a V engine resembles the letter V. One of the first W engine was a W3, built by Anzani in 1906 to be used in their motorbikes.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/W-engine   (1934 words)

 Straight-4 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This straight engine configuration is the most common in cars with a displacement up to 2.0 litres.
These engines were generally the result of a long incremental evolution process and their power was kept relatively low regarding their capacity.
This engine was originally designed as a 2 litre Formula 2 engine for the Ferrari 500 but evolved to 2.5 litres to compete in Formula 1 in the Ferrari 625.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Straight-4   (659 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Straight-6
The widespread use of front-wheel-drive and transverse ("east-west") engine configurations in smaller cars saw that the shorter engine length of the V6 became highly desirable, and these days most six-cylinder engines are made in the V configuration.
Engines of this type were popular before World War II in mid-range cars.
Bristol produced a straight 6 until 1961, based on BMW plans, that was also used in many small manufacturers' cars.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Straight-6   (848 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: W18
The design was loosely based on the concept Volkswagen used for its V5 engines which had one bank with three cylinders and one band with only two.
Essentially the four-bank W18 was two V9 engines (one bank of five cylinders and one band of four) mated to a common crankshaft.
Ultimately the design proved to be impractical and the W16 (four banks of four cylinders) layout was adopted in the next generation of the concept, the Bugatti EB 16/4 Veyron.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/W18   (490 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Straight-5
The straight-5 is an internal combustion engine with five cylinders aligned in one row, sharing a single engine block[?] and crank case[?].
This configuration is a compromise between the smaller straight-4 and the larger straight-6.
Straight-5 engines are not very common, they've been seen on Audis and on some Diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz models.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/st/Straight-5   (77 words)

 The Engine Patch
This is an Ontario Wind Engine and Pump Company that I bought from another collector and finished in the fall of 1997.
This is a 1 1/2 hp London engine that I aquired recently.
He is getting out of gas engines and gave me a great deal on this engine because he wants it to stay in the country.
www.angelfire.com /ny/carrotpatch/page4.html   (630 words)

 Straight-4 Information
This straight engine configuration is the most common in cars with a displacement up to 2.2 L.
Larger engines (up to 4.5 L) have been seen in racing and light truck use, especially using diesel fuel (an example is the Mercedes-Benz MBE 904).
This was the first version of the engine that would dominate the Indianapolis 500 until 1976 under the brand Miller and later Offenhauser.
www.bookrags.com /Straight-4   (869 words)

 SAAB 900 Conversion - Transmission Swap
If at first the engine does not separate from the transmission, it may be necessary to carefully pry the engine from the transmission.
Place a new engine to transmission gasket on the transmission, squeeze a bead of Loctite 518 gasket sealant both on the front and rear of the gasket in the grooves.
Attach the engine to an engine hoist such that the engine is hangs perfectly parallel to the transmission.
www.saabnet.com /sites/900conversion/tswap.html   (718 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Straight engine
Honda also often mounts their straight-4 engines at a slant, as on the Honda S2000.
Straight-6 engines can still be found in cars like the Australian Ford Falcon and the BMW 6-cylinder models.
Renault produced an inverted air-cooled Straight-6 for airplanes this was used on the Stampe.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Straight_engine   (674 words)

 Things You Auto Know
eight-cylinder engine, or a vehicle fitted with one; the cylinders may be in-line (a straight eight) or in a V-layout (a V-8).
When the engine is operating, an audible noise may be heard when the fuel in the cylinders is ignited too early and/or spontaneously, resulting in colliding flame fronts and shock waves which cause high thermal and mechanical stress, and can severely damage the engine.
The Honda CVCC engine which initiates combustion in a small auxiliary prechamber is one type of stratified charge engine (to be precise, the CVCC should actually be called a dual-combustion engine).
local.aaca.org /junior/autoknow/old/ak_e.htm   (1952 words)

Automobile engines are usually manufactured with four, six or eight cylinders, although engines with five or ten cylinders are available.
The most common configurations are the in-line and V. Engines are often identified by the number of cylinders the engine has and the way they are arranged.
V: The cylinders in a V engine are upright and in two rows angled toward each other at the bottom, with the crankshaft at the base of the V. Opposed: In an opposed engine, the cylinders are on their sides and arranged in two rows opposite each other, with the crankshaft in between.
www.bisyseducation.com /WBT_demos/apdb348/c1u11m3.html   (189 words)

 Cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Steam engine: An external combustion engine where water is converted to steam in a boiler outside the cylinder.
Stirling engine: An external combustion engine in which heat is applied through the wall of a chamber within which a gas is successively heated and cooled, alternately expanding and contracting to power a piston inside the chamber.
Stratified charge engine: An internal combustion engine in which a small portion of extremely rich fuel and air is ignited and in turn ignites a much leaner fuel-air mixture.
maxpages.com /carsinhistory/S_4 - !http://maxpages.com/carsinhistory/S_4   (2744 words)

 How to Compare and Buy a Motorcycle - eHow.com
Most bikes that use a straight-four engine (four cylinders arranged in a straight line) are sport bikes.
Bikes using these engines are usually not designed for sportiness and quick handling, but for cruising and looking relaxed.
They frequently use engines derived from those of sport bikes, but are built in a more user-friendly format.
www.ehow.com /how_107439_buy-motorcycle.html   (1102 words)

 Engine’s History- Top Speed
Two totally diferent engines were produced by Ford of Europe: one was the V4 engine used in the british Ford Essex and the second one the V4 engine of the german Ford Taunus.
A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders.
A V12 engine is a V engine with 12 cylinders.
www.topspeed.com /engine-s-history-ar11139-pa1.html   (1196 words)

 Straight engine . V6 . Honda . Honda S2000 . Ford Falcon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flat engine V engine W engine Wankel engine - Although not a piston engine, it is still an internal combustion engine.
A V6 is an internal combustion engine internal combustion piston engine with six cylinders in a "V engine V" configuration.
Its engine won the International Engine of the Year award in the "1.8 to 2 liter" size category for five years from 2000 through 2004.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /Straight_engine   (453 words)

 Search Engine Optimization Portland Oregon SEO SEM Services Company
Search engine optimization is structuring multiple pages on the Web site and the content of those pages to achieve high position on organic search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
Search Engine marketing is the combination of keyword research, search engine optimization, information design, copywriting, link development and pay for click advertising to achieve beter position on search engine results pages, increase targeted taffic and drive business success.
Straight-On owner, Stan Davis, had the privelege of attending the Advanced Search Marketing Expo in Seattle June 2007 where he heard from the super stars of search marketing as part of our continuing effort to keep up to date.
www.straight-on.com   (695 words)

 AutoZine Technical School - Engine
As shown in the picture, straight-6 engine is simply two 3-cylinder engines mated symmetrically together, thus piston 1 is always in the same position as piston 6, piston 2 the same as piston 5....
like 3-cylinder engines, the vertical and transverse forces generated by individual cylinders, no matter first order or second order, are completely balanced by one another.
All boxer engines are perfectly balanced, but they are two wide and require duplicate of blocks, heads and valve gears.
www.autozine.org /technical_school/engine/smooth3.htm   (680 words)

 Chrysler K Engines
The 2.2 was a homegrown replacement for the 1.7 L Volkswagen engine Chrysler had previously used in its L-body cars.
intake and exhaust manifolds on the rear of the engine.
The engine was updated with the 2.5 the next year.
www.rit.edu /~sez6882/mopar/kengine.html   (682 words)

 BMW World - M54 Engine
The new 3.0 liter straight-six engine, designated as the M54, is the latest design from BMW engineers, replacing the M52 engine.
The engine size has been increased from the 2.8 liters of the M52 model to 3.0 liters by increasing the cylinder stroke from 84.0 to 89.6 mm.
The engine is able to adjust automatically to all fuel grades between 87 and 98 octane.
www.bmwworld.com /engines/m54.htm   (821 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Straight-4
The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row.
This straight engine configuration is the most common in cars with a displacement up to 2.0 litres.
This engine was originally designed as a 2 litre Formula 2 engine for the Ferrari 500 but evolved to 2.5 litres to compete in Formula 1 in the Ferrari 625.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/I4   (651 words)

 Engine turning
Perhaps the most fascinating of the decorative arts is Engine Turning, a centuries-old craft that, today, involves the use of antique machines to engrave delicate patterns on metal watch components.
Engine turning is the act of cutting geometric patterns in a rotating metal surface with a stationary cutting tool called a rose engine.
Because there are few available operating rose engines and fewer master guillocheurs practicing the art, such decoration is either not available or not within the budget of most firms who produce watches.
www.rgmwatches.com /engine.html   (986 words)

 Epinions.com - The main types of engine found, minus the fancy names.
This type of engine is popular in the bigger engine capacities due to the fact you can have more cylinders, thus more capacity with alot less space needed comapared to a straight engine.
This engine does not have a cam shaft, instead the valves are operated via a system of 'push rods' which are connected to the crank shaft.
This engine does not need spark plugs for instance, as a spark is not required for ignition, however they do have 'glow plugs' which are mainly only used for starting and initial running, until the engine reaches operating temperature.
www.epinions.com /content_1698013316   (1163 words)

 Hero's Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hero's Engine is today a generic name for any device which propels itself by shooting steam from one or more orifices.
The two engines in the picture at the left are from the apparatus collection at Yale University.
With straight jet, mounted, with lamp, on a neat car." All 19th century apparatus catalogues listed Hero's engines, and I have never seen one with a maker's mark.
physics.kenyon.edu /EarlyApparatus/Thermodynamics/Heros_Engine/Heros_Engine.html   (230 words)

 Nissan's Versatile VQ Engine Wins 9th Straight Award;
In the 2003 model year, the 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine is available in eight different Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the U.S. market, including the high-performance Nissan 350Z sports car and the rugged Nissan Pathfinder SUV and the luxurious Infiniti G35 sports sedan and Infiniti G35 sports coupe.
In addition to the Infiniti G35 coupe, the 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine is used in 2003 models of the Nissan Altima, Maxima, 350Z, Murano and Pathfinder and the Infiniti I35 and G35 sedans.
The engine also will be continued in the all-new 2004 Nissan Maxima, which in early 2003 will be added to the production lineup at Nissan's award-winning manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2002/12/10/151485.html   (690 words)

 V engine - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A V engine is a common configuration for an internal combustion engine.
The V configuration reduces the overall engine length and weight compared to an equivalent straight engine.
Very narrow angles of V combine some of the advantages of the V engine and the straight engine (primarily in the form of compactness) as well as disadvantages; the concept is an old one pioneered by Lancia, but recently reworked by Volkswagen.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php?title=V_engine&redirect=no   (388 words)

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