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Automotive Why Don't Engines Use More Steel?

  1. Mar 15, 2017 #1
    Are there any reasons why engines tend to use iron, aluminum, titanium (connecting rods), and even magnesium (engine blocks) components while steel is far less common?
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Mar 15, 2017 #3

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  5. Mar 16, 2017 #4
    Because for a lot of reasons iron is a better metal to cast and forge if needed then steel. Also anyone that has heard an engine with a steel block knows the noise it makes doesn't suit the family car.
     
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