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Posted: 3/21/2006 6:36:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 6:36:29 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
www.ezprezzo.com/crazypics/diesel.html




Think that will fit in my stratus?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:37:30 PM EDT
Seen it before, but I'm not sure if it was here and it was years ago anyway, so no D-word from me.

They're mainly used in ships and power generators, I believe.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:39:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Seen it before, but I'm not sure if it was here and it was years ago anyway, so no D-word from me.

They're mainly used in ships and power generators, I believe.



how many gallons to the mile?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:39:25 PM EDT
that was in a 4wheeltruck magezine i read the same article, quite amzing you see how much torque it has haha

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:42:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 6:43:23 PM EDT by FieroLoki]

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Seen it before, but I'm not sure if it was here and it was years ago anyway, so no D-word from me.

They're mainly used in ships and power generators, I believe.



how many gallons to the mile?



Fuel consumption at maximum power is 0.278 lbs per hp per hour




Even at it's most efficient power setting, the big 14 cylinder version consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.


Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:42:47 PM EDT
Steps inside the crankcase FTW
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:42:57 PM EDT
[will ferrell]I drive a Dodge Stratus[/will ferrell]
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:49:55 PM EDT
I saw photos of an even bigger one once. The thing showed dudes in the cylinder, and you could tell they'd only get out with help from someone else. It was beyond reason.

For me... the three hour tour of the Detroit Diesel plant had enough big stuff to keep me satisfied.

They've got engines twice as tall as I am, and cost $800,000... most applications use two.

Though, I'm sure the above engine cost closer to $10 million.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:02:05 PM EDT
I think that was a tanker engine, so they werent reall worried about fuel efficiency lol
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:03:51 PM EDT
at that RPM the torque output is 5,612,431.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:13:36 PM EDT
I think the whole set, or most of them anyways, was posted here a couple of times. But it's been at least a couple of years. A truely amazing piece of machinery!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:25:49 PM EDT
What is the lift and duration?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:26:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?



Huge and a long time?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:47:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?




I'm not sure what it is exactly,


but I do know that it is measured in yards and hours.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:41:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:49:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?


It's a crankshaft, not a camshaft.




I was just about to come back and say that...
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:03:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dsg2003gt:

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?


It's a crankshaft, not a camshaft.




I was just about to come back and say that...



What's the stroke and bore.....................
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:06:11 AM EDT
What exactly, do you use for a starter?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:08:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 12:09:01 AM EDT by dsg2003gt]

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:

Originally Posted By dsg2003gt:

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?


It's a crankshaft, not a camshaft.




I was just about to come back and say that...



What's the stroke and bore.....................



stroke is probably about 8-10 feet, bore of maybe 5-6 feet?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:09:16 AM EDT
It needes some "type R" stickers and a whale tail spoiler.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:11:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
What exactly, do you use for a starter?



You kick it over with the pedal on the side, naturally
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:12:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 12:32:43 AM EDT by Mordwyn]

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
What exactly, do you use for a starter?



I think they might use High pressure air pumped into the #1 cylinder to start the engine rolling. The inertia of the pistons keep it moving untill combustion takes place.

If not that, they would have a smaller diesel engine that they use as a starter (smaller being the size of an average semi-truck engine.)
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:20:31 AM EDT
I hope they use propane injection to increase the go-power
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:08:23 AM EDT
I'd like to see what they use to machine all those parts!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:17:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
I'd like to see what they use to machine all those parts!



Dremel!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:47:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 2:48:05 AM EDT by Floppy_833]
Not that big, but anyway--

I live near St Louis; north along the river there is at least one place that (apparently) does engine work on tugboats. Sometimes they leave an engine block sitting outside along the shop. These blocks are about 14 feet long and 8 or 10 cylinders; the cylinders appear to be just about the right diameter for a bar stool.

I've not ever stopped in and asked them about the matter though. And if the pistons weigh 50 or 75 lbs each then it might not be the greatest idea. But one of these days......
~
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:21:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
What is the lift and duration?


It's a crankshaft, not a camshaft.





Doh. Got me too.

Not thinking.


How many animals did Abraham take on the ark, including those to be sacrificed?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Seen it before, but I'm not sure if it was here and it was years ago anyway, so no D-word from me.

They're mainly used in ships and power generators, I believe.



Well, I wasn't thinking it would be in the next lawnmower I bought....
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:26:17 PM EDT
That crank is what powers the wallmart express.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 8:55:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Seen it before, but I'm not sure if it was here and it was years ago anyway, so no D-word from me.

They're mainly used in ships and power generators, I believe.



how many gallons to the mile?



Efficiency jokes aside, the huge 2-stroke diesel engines are about 50% thermally efficient, as opposed to less than 30% for a typical automotive gas engine.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:08:53 PM EDT
DUPE!


come on, you knew it was coming
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:09:47 PM EDT
I wonder if its as loud as the 2 stroke detroit diesels.... 100rpm probably sounds more like 6k.
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