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Old 16th April 2006, 13:45   #1
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Default How is honda's RCV a V5?

Honda's RCV, if im not mistaken is a v5. we all know what a v2 engine is. V4 is the combination of 2 v2 engines. v6 is the combi of 3 v2 engines. So, how in hell is the RCV a V5?
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I believe that 5th cylinder is a 'balancing' one.
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Read up a bit. Even the previous MB E 270 CDI was a V5.
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Hey the Merc was an inline 5.

VW offers a VR5 on its European only Jetta.
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I believe that 5th cylinder is a 'balancing' one.
whats a balancing cylinder?
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It's very confusing...Overdrive had mentioned what the V5 was and said something about it being a Passenger/Balancing cylinder kind of supervising what happens, and that it will soon be deployed by Honda in their road bikes...

But I understood nothing.
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I think this needs explaining from the numerous auto gurus in this forum.
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I'm no auto guru.. So dont take my word as the words of god
Here goes,

RCV is a five cylinder machine.Honda made it so because it made sense at the time due to regulations(as four cylinder n five cylinder machines were allowed the same minimum weight of 145kg)

The v5 config is smoething like this
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overdrive says
"the fifth cylinder is something of a passenger when it comes to the important elements of analysis"

means that one cylinder from one v-bank and another from the other bank act like a v2(fire like a v-twin one after the other), so u have like 2 v2 engines clubbed together and the extra
fifth cylinder left is probably used to balance out the vibrations(cause as i recall the rcv engine doesnt run a balancing shaft).


Hope it helps..if not then gurus help me out too.

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