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Originally Posted by billB,Nov 26 2004, 06:09 PM
Dballogh has this question which was posted under a different topic. I figured make it a stand alone topic since I feel it is going to be tough to agree on one answer. Here it is and give your best shot:
Say, if you had a straight 6, like I do in my 530 01 or a V8 and drove both the exact same would you expect the engine life to be longer in a V8?
Originally Posted by 3serbmdubya,Nov 26 2004, 11:41 PM
| Originally posted by billB@Nov 26 2004, 11:20 PM |
While the V8 is for sure more powerful, do we know if/why the 6er lasts longer?
A. Not too long ago someone told me on this forum 6er tends to work harder and thus is prone to early failure.
B. 3serbmdubya argued to the contrary in his thread above and predicted premature failures on the V8.
I wish we can clarify the above issues while assuming everything equal, tuneups etc. Dirty Tools might be holding the golden key!!
| Originally posted by billB@Nov 27 2004, 01:04 AM |
For sure a straight 8 will do the trick. Just imagine how many cylinders they needed to line up in one raw to achieve close to zero need for the harmonic. Thanks to the modern EFI engines.
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