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Homework Help: Why V-engines Are Better Than In Line Engines?

  1. Apr 9, 2005 #1
    Hi Guys
    Could Some One Tell Why V-engines Are Better Than In Line Engines
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  3. Apr 9, 2005 #2


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    For a start, they save space.

    They also sound a lot better :smile:

    The best answer is probably about dynamic balancing, but doesn't always hold true. Off the top of my head, the smallest in-line engine which can be balanced is a straight six. V engines tend to be balanced (with the exception of a V6).

    This answer probably needs a bit more thought, but I must dash, sorry.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2005
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