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Old 12-30-12, 05:55 PM   #1
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I am a diesel...

After giving it much thought I have determined that I am one of those old industrial diesel engines. A 2 cyclinder, naturally aspirated model found in industrial equipment. I don't generate much power, operate at low rpm, make an awful lot of noise for little result, and balk at the slightest increase in workload. That being said I do eventually get me and my bike where I need to go and back home again. So while I may be slow I do get the job done.

What kind of engine are you?
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Old 12-30-12, 06:01 PM   #2
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I'm the kinda guy thats generally a half mile behind you.
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I'm an aircooled VW engine. Not very powerful and at constant risk of overheating in the summer, but pretty simple and reliable overall.
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Old 12-30-12, 06:31 PM   #4
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Aircraft engine Constant rpm and load all day long.
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Old 12-30-12, 08:23 PM   #5
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LOL BMW Boxer - dated, underpowered compared to some of the new high revving upstarts - and very likely to be still going when everything else has broken down.
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LOL BMW Boxer - dated, underpowered compared to some of the new high revving upstarts - and very likely to be still going when everything else has broken down.
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Electric. I need very little fuel to keep up with everyone else.
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So you are saying that you put out a lot of torque and need glow plugs to get started?
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I'm a Volkswagen VR6. I am a V-6, but my cylinder banks are oriented at about 15 degrees and offset, as opposed to the more common 45 or 60 degree orientations. Despite being introduced in the 80s, I can still be found in various models of small Volkswagens and Audis.

Put two of me together, and you have a W12 engine that goes into many supercars.
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I am a Bio fuel.
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Definitely a diesel, similar to the OP. Low RPM, high torque, lots of noise, doesn't run very well in cold weather. Due to the high torque, another 50 lbs isn't even noticed.
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Latley I am like an old collectors classic car, just sitting at home getting older and only going out on a nice sunny day for a short ride. I hope to get more miles under me this year, come on summer time.
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Old 01-01-13, 04:41 PM   #15
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So you are saying that you put out a lot of torque and need glow plugs to get started?
Well I can move my trailer from a standing start pretty well. As far as glow plugs this time of year I need my gloves for sure!
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IMHO glow plugs would be shoe heater inserts
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An out of sorts 1978 Camaro. If I accelerate to quickly I backfire, let out a ton of smoke, and stall.
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Call me a Wankel. Eccentric, with smooth, high RPM power.
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I'm an aircooled VW engine. Not very powerful and at constant risk of overheating in the summer, but pretty simple and reliable overall.
I would also describe myself as an aircooled VW, but I think I'm a little more like the one I built in the summer of 2011



Bigger displacement (1914cc), counter-weighted crankshaft, dual carbs, more power than stock, but still reliable and simple
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VAG 2.0 turbo.

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