New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

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New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by two_68_510s » 28 Jan 2014 10:27

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Post by finn » 28 Jan 2014 10:38

I hate odd number cylinder engines. Seems off to me. Pretty impressive though
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Re: New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by okayfine » 28 Jan 2014 11:05

IDx, stat!
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Re: New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by McWicked » 28 Jan 2014 11:19

Wow, that packaging looks impressively small. I'm thinking you could slap a couple of those bad boys end-to-end for a relatively petite straight 6.

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Re: New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by Byron510 » 29 Jan 2014 05:57

finn wrote:I hate odd number cylinder engines. Seems off to me. Pretty impressive though
I really had to get used to odd numbered cylinders when I started in the shipping industry. All of the bigger bore engines are online, but you get all combos, 3,5,6,7,9,11 - everything except 4. I have been told that 4 cylinders don't work well due to vibration. Wartsila does make a 4 cylinder 60 bore engine, but still put a 5th throw on the crank with a mock piston to curb vibrations. So if this is a problem on larger diesels, than at some point it's likely a problem in our "little" engines too.
Just my thoughts on odd number cylindered engines.

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Re: New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by two_68_510s » 29 Jan 2014 06:33

Byron510 wrote:
finn wrote:I hate odd number cylinder engines. Seems off to me. Pretty impressive though
I really had to get used to odd numbered cylinders when I started in the shipping industry. All of the bigger bore engines are online, but you get all combos, 3,5,6,7,9,11 - everything except 4. I have been told that 4 cylinders don't work well due to vibration. Wartsila does make a 4 cylinder 60 bore engine, but still put a 5th throw on the crank with a mock piston to curb vibrations. So if this is a problem on larger diesels, than at some point it's likely a problem in our "little" engines too.
Just my thoughts on odd number cylindered engines.

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I think you hit it Byron, they were going for the maximum output per cc and balance is required for that. It must be a more balanced package.
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Re: New Nissan engine - 3 cylinder 400HP

Post by jason » 29 Jan 2014 17:31

My subaru domingo has a 1.2L 3 cylinder engine, revs up pretty good too! My old suzuki had a .657 3 cylinder turbo engine and that little guy just screamed all the way to 7K ...
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