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PostSubject: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 11:28 am

http://www.motortrend.com/news/at-least-one-automaker-plans-to-produce-an-opposed-piston-engine/
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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 12:40 pm

Sounds like the 2.7 will make a good 1/2 ton engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 12:41 pm

Aw hell, I'd be happy with those numbers in my crewcab!
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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 1:29 pm

I bet the torque curve is flatter than Mylie Cyrus' chest.
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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 1:48 pm

http://www.coxpowertrain.com/

Apparently someone is using it for diesel outboards. I heard a 200hp diesel outboard from them costs $48k. A 200hp yamaha will cost about $14k. It'll take a while for the economy of the motor to catch up.
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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 12th 2017, 8:48 pm

pup wrote:
http://www.motortrend.com/news/at-least-one-automaker-plans-to-produce-an-opposed-piston-engine/


Interesting read. You have to wonder why someone didn't do it sooner.

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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 13th 2017, 12:03 am

There must be something to it if 9 auto manufacturers signed on as development partners.

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PostSubject: Re: Opposed Piston Engine   January 13th 2017, 12:47 am

We see every new generation of engine gets better mileage because its more efficient and yet I never really seem to recall the actual result being any better than the previous. Power always goes up but mileage stays the same or lowers. It sounds good but I'll wait for the real results.
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