Post your engine development history

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Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
Originally Posted By: sciphi
Info for the L15 engine in our Fit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_L_engine
Vtec.net has a great article on Honda's L-series engine, which I believe you have in your Fit. While appearing on the surface to be a typical 16-valve 4-cylinder, there's a lot of out-of-the-box thinking in that engine when you dig deeper. http://asia.vtec.net/Engines/lseries/index.html
Those little lean-burn engines are really something. I just wish it didn't sound so much like my blender!
 
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Need to find info on BMW B48 and B58. Amazing the technology in these engines. The heads are so complex they have to be 3D printed.

Too bad these will be the last new generations of engines BMW will be creating. All electric from here on out.
 
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A side note....
I married John Jorstad's daughter; but before, he woke us up one day working on the house (never said a word). My first real conversation with him I asked about hypereutectic pistons as I knew the word from solder. Did not seems like an attribute one wanted in a piston.
Turned out he had been significant in developing and applying them. We're all in Richmond, VA, former home of Reynolds Metals, the source of the aluminum Vegas! Despite that, he never gave up and continued the alloy developement until they got it right. The Alusil early in the first quote...
 
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: Win
And the V12 in my elderly Xj12: http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/v12-engine/index.php
That is a FANTASTIC article thumbsup
The bias that European automakers have against pushrod engines never ceases to amuse me. A pushrod engine might have been a very viable, maybe even better, solution for them, but it reads like it was never even on their radar screen.
ancient post but they tested the 4.5 hemi v8 from the daimler DR450 limo. the only problem is they didn’t design it and nothing was going to stop their hardon for a new short stroke V12.
 
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