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alex yates
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: What engine layouts have you owned? Reply with quote

After reading Kas750's comments about having the V8 itch and also the low production of Boxer engines it got me thinking about what engine layouts I'd previously owned:

8 x straight 4
1 x flat 4
1 x flat 6
1 x V6
1 x V12

What have other members owned?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,
an interesting list, what is your experience of the various configurations?

Do you have the V8 urge?
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the V8, but my lad currently has a 650i V8 and it's very similar to my 850i V12 I owned, apart from the burble created by the V8. The V12 was super smooth and very very sweet.

But for the fun factor 'hooligan' feel, it's the flat 6. The flat 4 alfasud also had that feel to it. Straight 4s or the norm, but stick a turbo or supercharger on them (200sx & CLK 230) and you have something totally different from your standard. The V6 audi was a sweet engine but let down by the auto box, which just consumed too much of the power.

Best 2 engines were by far the V12 and flat 6.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignoring diesels...

Currently
1 x I4
2 x I6
3 x F6 1 turbocharged
3 x V8 1 supercharged
1 x V12

Previously
1 x V6
3 x V8
2 x I6
5 x I4

I find it is more the characteristic of the individual engine than the layout. The 3l I6 in my R107 300SL is so totally different to the 3.2l I6 in an M3 CSL. Likewise the 5 6l V8 in a 560SEC is a different animal to the 5.4l V8 in an SL55. The original 1100cc engine in my old mini clubman vs the C20XE revving to nearly 8k are so different.
I would take a free revving high rpm NA engine with light internals as my favourite.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 x V12 Jags
10+ x straight 6 Triumphs and XJ6
3 x straight 4 Peugeot 205 and Escort
1 x straight 4 turbo Renault 5
1 x V8 Mustang
1 x flat 6 turbo Porsche

No diesels EVER
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRP wrote:

No diesels EVER


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X3 inline 4 petrol
X1 inline 4 petrol turbo
X1 inline 4 diesel
X1 inline 5 diesel
X1 v8 petrol
X1 v6 petrol
X1 v6 diesel
X2 flat 6
X1 flat 4 petrol turbo

Best noise was the v8, best performance flat 6 of my current 997.

A v10 really interests me, I think they sound amazing but can't see it making on my list with the current trend of engine design and my budget constraints!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve always liked cars with layouts that are different to the norm too, started with inline 4’s then not looked back!

3 x inline 4
1 x narrow angle V6
3 x flat 4 turbo
1 x flat 6 turbo
1x in-line 6

Ps had a few bikes too and they’ve all been na inline 4’s , but to be fair an in-line 4 gets the job done. The engine in my gsxr1000 is still the best engine I’ve ever experienced!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had a diesel Very Happy

1 x V6 Supercharged (Current and best noise)
1 x Flat 6
1 x V8 Supercharged (current)
1 x V12
3 x Inline 6
2 x V6
Too many Inline 4's to remember
Question

If want inc 2 wheels
Single's
Twins
Triples
Inline 4's
V4
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 x V8
1 x F6
1 x V6
2 x inline 4 16v
4 x inline 4 8v
(Bikes)
2 x inline 4 16v 400cc
1 x twin 125

Never owned a petrol turbo and probably never will. Many Diesel company vehicles.

A V10 would be a nice addition to the list, for the sound a V8 or V12 can only dream about.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an Audi V6 (2.8 A4 quatro) which I replaced with and Alfa 166 3.0 V6. The Alfa engine was sounded better and ran far sweeter (and miles better than dad's contemporary Merc V6 E class).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of I 4’s....1 with Webber’s and 1 with Dellortos and 2 with fuel injection
1 x v4
1 x v6
1 x v12
1 x v8
3 x f6’s

Engines of note.........Lotus big valve twin cam Sounded wonderful (in it’s day anyhow)
Jag v12 smother than a baby’s bum (in top gear would go from 15mph to 150 mph) erm so I was told

Dodge v8 5.2 litre..designed in the 60’s updated in the 90’s with fuel injection and a block heater for the winter Surprised (and you thought plug ins were new) started first time every time for 11 years, temp between -30 and +35

1st f6 made of chocolate
2nd much better
3rd best soundtrack ever

No turbos or superchargers.........wife the only one with diesels Hand
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised how the cars stack up over the years!

Petrols
Straight Fours = Peugeot 304, Vauxhall Chevette, Capri 2.0S carbed
Straight Fours inject = Volvo 240 GLT, Morgan +4, Honda S2000
Straight Fives = Volvo V70 T5 x 3, V70R
Straight Six = TVR Tuscan
Flat Sixes= 997.1 Carrera S, 997.2 Carrera 4S
V8 = Land Rover Discovery mk2, Morgan +8 x4!

Diesels
Straight Sixes = BMW 535d flying machine!
V8 = Cayenne S
Best engine S2000, 9000 rpm great gearbox!
Favourite sounds came from the Rover engined V8 Morgan and my 997.1 with
the Tubi exhaust. Worst engine was in my first car a Peogeot 304 but quite possibly had more fun in this car at 17 than any that followed!!!
V12 is missing so still need to tick that box.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current fleet =

Boxer 6 + turbo
V8
Boxer 4
Straight 4

Others previously =

Boxer 6
Straight 6
V6
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s a good question, but I’ve run mostly basic transverse-mounted fours, one inline four, one supercharged four, two turbocharged fours, three flat fours (two of which were turbocharged), and a flat six.

I think I’m at the pinnacle of my motoring life with the flat six, as I don’t see any inline sixes, V6s or V8s in this life (and not in this high-tax country anyway). Dont know

The recent turbo petrol cars have such good torque and response, they work fine as daily drivers. I’m not counting the TDV6 that I borrow on occasion, or any boat engines.

I suspect the next car in the fleet will by my boy’s MX5 (an inline four), as he’s just starting out in his motoring career.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4x 4 cyl
4x flat 6
10x straight 6
1x V6
6x V8 inc 2 flat plane crank, 2 supercharged
1x V6 Tdi
1x 4Tdi

It has to be said, noise aside (and actually the V6 sounded good) the diesels do go astonishingly well in day to day driving with great economy.

My 'itch' is a V10, ideally contained in a Lamborghini Huracan Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question

Single cylinder x 4
Twin x 2
1 x V Twin
3 x L Twins
1 x Transvers 4
Inline 4 x too many to count (2 x turbo 1 x supercharged)
Straight 6
Flat 6

Bikes included!

Much more to an engine than how many cylinders it has, Ducati desmodronic V twins (L twins really) being a case in point, very special feeling and sound!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any ex Wankelers?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three cyl Saab 2 stroke,

Vertical straight 4 & 6,

Angled straight 4's (924, 924 turbo, 924 Carerra GT, 924 S, 944, 944 turbo, 968,

Flat horizintal apposed 356C 4 cyl & various 911's, Boxster and Cayman S 6 cyl,

Straight 6,

V8,

If were including bikes, flat horizontally apposed twin, parallel twins, in line twins, in line three cylinders, in line 4 cylinders, vee twin.

Baz
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting thread , I’m always looking back at the cars I’ve had , it’s quite a list now , maybe the mrs is right , I have got a problem !
10 x straight 4
2 x straight. 6
1 x flat 4
2 x v8
1 x straight 5
One of the straight 6 ‘s was a diesel
 
  
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