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Old 29th July 2005, 13:06   #16
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I wonder why it is 2 stroke though. Need to dig into more details.
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Old 29th July 2005, 13:25   #17
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I wonder why it is 2 stroke though
unlike petrols, 2 stroke diesels are actually more efficient- the earlier marine engines comprised of two stroke diesels, mostly..... in fact, 2 stroke diesel engines still hold the record for the highest thermal efficiency. but the point to be noted though, is that even though 2 stroke marine diesels were the most efficient in the planet till date, they don't sport good specific outputs; a methanol fuelled dragster can produce the same horsepower in just about 8000 odd cc- but if you look at the torque figures, you'll see where the difference lies.....
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Advice : Never brag to a Marine Engineer about the size of your diesel engine - they don't care ;-)

My dad's a marine engineer - the most powerful engine he's worked on are 49860 hp B&W diesels on 50,000 ton (Gross Tonnage)container ships. Surprisingly many small container ships may have much more powerful engines as compared to bulk carriers many times their size as they have much higher cruising speeds.
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Surprisingly many small container ships may have much more powerful engines as compared to bulk carriers many times their size as they have much higher cruising speeds.
true, but maybe the torque of the engines of the large capacity freight carriers with a payload capacity or gross tonnage of more than 200 kt (kilo-ton), are more- which is why they are able to carry higher loads, but can't attain higher speeds....

i've heard of a freight carrier that could cruise upto (an unbelievable) 40 Knots/ nautical miles per hour(or 73 km/h, approx.)...!!!! dunno the exact details, but will try to dig up some- heard this from my uncle, who works in merchant navy.....
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Old 1st February 2006, 00:25   #21
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Average kitna hai bhai?
May be 3 mts per litre

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May be 3 mts per litre

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or 3 litres per metre?
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or 3 litres per metre?
It is diesel and it is supposed to be frugal. Think about the petrol one.

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Old 1st February 2006, 01:07   #24
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Cool I Like The Idea...

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now lets put this damn thing under one of my car bonnets - and blast into space ...hehehe
We'll use your car for this, find an empty road for take off and I'll do the driving... I only say I'll drive because I don't want anything happening to you... Yes, I am the caring kind .

Chalo! Chalo, Cream!! Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take off.
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Old 1st February 2006, 01:11   #25
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We'll use your car for this, find an empty road for take off and I'll do the driving... I only say I'll drive because I don't want anything happening to you... Yes, I am the caring kind .

Chalo! Chalo, Cream!! Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take off.

It has to front wheel drive as the rear wheels will be off the ground one you fit this
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Lightbulb Indeed!

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It has to front wheel drive as the rear wheels will be off the ground one you fit this
Well, now that you've pointed this out... We'll fix it like in the back like in the VW Beetle. Veyron1 and you can help us as you both seem to be brainy with engines LOL.
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I'd like to see the bloke who drives the proposed car....he'll need a dentist and an ortho after a couple of minutes.
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Thumbs up What a nice friend, no really! LOL

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I'd like to see the bloke who drives the proposed car....he'll need a dentist and an ortho after a couple of minutes.
Damnit! With friends like you, who needs enemies? I am the pilot on this mission/ joint venture, Steer!

Umm... Cream, wanna trade places? LOL

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or 3 litres per metre?
I remember a joke in my office, Lan speed is not megabits per second, but bits per megasecond..

Like wise, 3 meters per kilolitre
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you cant run something like this on petrol right because there would be no way to ignite it.

another query... with a piston stroke that long, at 103rpm arent you exceeding 20m/s piston speed making the engine unstable?
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