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Actually even 60 deg V-6 isn't as smooth as an (archive)

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Posted by I6 on November 26, 1999 at 11:24:09:

In Reply to: clarification? posted by Rob Levinson on November 26, 1999 at 02:21:46:

: I think a little clarification on what you meant is in order. What exactly do you think vibrates, the I6 or V6?

: No matter what you say, you're at least 50% wrong...

: An inline-6 engine is inherently balanced and does not have any second-order vibration characteristics. Its smooth nature is why BMW keeps using it and, until recently, it was the "engine of choice" in Jags and Mercedes Benzes.

: A V6 can also be inherently balanced... "can" if it is a 60-degree V design. The problem with many Amurrican V6s is that the motor is a 90-degree V8 with two cylinders chopped off. A 90-degree V6 will vibrate, a 60-degree will not.

: - Rob Levinson




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