Engine type


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Engine type

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:56 am



I am a late bloomer, I don't know much about engines and stuff just some of the basics, I didn't have the chance to tear a engine apart when I was young so I didn't learn, I had a few Toyota's so nothing ever went wrong, now to the point... Here's what I have learned , V-8's slant 6's, straight inline 6's and straight inline 4 cyl. and what we have on the 1100 is called a boxer engine,,,it's the best design when you think about it because the pistons are going out side ways instead of up and down, just seems to me that it would take off more stress and wear, I'm no expert on engines by no means but I'm learning new stuff everyday .. :D Suburu has a boxer engine and I'm sure there are many others.... :D I guess they call it a boxer engine because a boxer punches straight out :lol: makes sense to me... :shock: I like my boxer...My bike is Ginger perhaps she needs a last name now,, Ginger Marceono.... :lol:



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Re: Engine type

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:33 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I am a late bloomer, I don't know much about engines and stuff just some of the basics, I didn't have the chance to tear a engine apart when I was young so I didn't learn, I had a few Toyota's so nothing ever went wrong, now to the point... Here's what I have learned , V-8's slant 6's, straight inline 6's and straight inline 4 cyl. and what we have on the 1100 is called a boxer engine,,,it's the best design when you think about it because the pistons are going out side ways instead of up and down, just seems to me that it would take off more stress and wear, I'm no expert on engines by no means but I'm learning new stuff everyday .. :D Suburu has a boxer engine and I'm sure there are many others.... :D I guess they call it a boxer engine because a boxer punches straight out :lol: makes sense to me... :shock: I like my boxer...My bike is Ginger perhaps she needs a last name now,, Ginger Marceono.... :lol:


Horizontally-opposed (boxer) engines are inherently balanced - one piston on one side balances the one on the other side, so they balance each other out. Non-HO engines require counterweights machined into the crankshaft to oppose the piston's reciprocating mass. This means the crankshaft has more mass, which means it takes more power to accelerate it, which takes more gas.

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Re: Engine type

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Pretty cool Man,,,Have a wonderful Holiday Wing Admin...And everyone... I'm heading to Louisiana via MS.... :D

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Re: Engine type

Postby dingdong » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:24 am

Most famous boxer engine. Porsche!
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Re: Engine type

Postby redial » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:05 pm

The boxer engine is longer lasting, because, as LB pointed out, the engine is horizontal. So where does the oil go for lubrication? In a boxer engine, the oil is always available without having to pump some up in the first couple of revolutions of the engine.

I have a Subaru Forester, and this is my 4th Subaru, and I have had three VW (also boxer-type engines), so I think there is a pattern there? The flat engines give a better profile in keeping the weight down low, and they seem to last forever. I dont like Toyota, mainly because a timing chain gave way at around 60 000 miles, while moving down the highway at 60MPH. Had to have the engine rebuilt, and it was never the same after that. I am glad I have found Subaru and GW, especially the GW, and am a happy camper.


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