The same engine at 65mph cruise (with virtually no load), will wear faster in 4th gear at 4500 rpm, than 5th gear at 3000,......but you cannot compare different engines this way. There are too many different design differences.
quote:OK. I drive a 99 PSD pickup, 2000 RPM @ 70 MPH. 500 ft-lbs of [email protected] 1600 RPM. It is great! I can't hear the Camry engine @ 80 MPH. In fact can't hear much noise at all. IMO you can't broad brush 4 cyl. noise.
Originally posted by Baveux: I dont care about the engine wear, I know for sure that my earing wears a lot faster when I drive a typical four banger !!
Originally posted by Baveux: Yeah ! torque is the only way to go. I dont care about the engine wear, I know for sure that my earing wears a lot faster when I drive a typical four banger !! 150 hp at 5500rpm, I had a Malibu 97 with a 3.1, and I drove an Accord with their vtec 4 banger and technology or not a 4cyl is a 4cyl .I'll take the 3.1/3.4 with their pushrod and leaky manifold anyday before those turbine wanna be !