"V"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and then - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
The NOT-Off-Road Lounge Talk any topic NOT related to Off-Road vehicles. ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY MEMBERS ONLY - NO SPAMMERS.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
\"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and then

post any questions you might have here about multiple cylinder "V" type engines and we can avoid the infamous "cadillac V16" thread again. Von Warner ....that post is [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
baronvonwarner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

i have a question on that topic , why did dodge go with a V10 motor for its truck and the viper ? i was under the impression that V12 motors were a better route to go due to the extra two cylinders plus they run smoother .
baronvonwarner is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 05:09 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 159
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

I had always wondered the same thing. You also know that they already had the technology to make a V-12 because they had already bought Lamborghini a few years before. Lamborghini has been making V-12s for a long long time, and while the engines they make are probably way to expensive to put in a Dodge, I'm sure they had all the major design issues figured out to where they could have made a cheaper engine.
Beerstalker is offline  
post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 06:38 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 949
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

Way to go Von ! I heard the V-12 's were terrible on fuel anybody own one? [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
yoat94 is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

there are lots of industrial V12 diesel motors around Caterpiller and Detroit both offer several. they are very smooth running engines . as for gas motors the Lamborghini, Jaguar, Ferrari,etc. are all relatively small in displacement per cylinder . they produce all there power at higher rpms than what we would want in a truck. there is a reason for the small displacement. something about government mandates over in europe ,maybe someone knows exactly . i would think that a V12 with a displacement between 400 and 500 cubic inches would be a real powerhouse and there seems to be plenty of room under the hoods of newer trucks . if you ever go to an old car museum there usually will be a car from the 20's or 30's with a V12 or even odder a straight eight, but that idea seems to have been forgotten by most of the automakers these days. any thoughts as to why? ....Von Warner [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
baronvonwarner is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 08:55 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 949
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

No thoughts as to why but I wonder how many times you would still have to fill er up with gas. It has to be worse than a regular 8cyl. The diesels are not that bad industrial ones , but the price on fuel here is up to about 2 dollars or 2.10 stinks!
yoat94 is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 08:42 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

Not quite sure why they went with a V-10 but Lamborghini actually helped with the design of the motor... The funny thing is, the Lambo V-12 is a 5.7 or 5.8L (can't remember which anymore) and the V-10 is a 8L, yet horsepower numbers are fairly similiar... I think the main reason for the V-10 is they were able to get better torque numbers out of the larger motor...
tx_jeeper is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: \"V\"type multiple cylinder motors ,now and t

i think the fuel mileage is a relative thing , i know a couple of guys that have the dodge V10 motors in there 4x4 trucks and they say they get typical big block mileage, the best at 15mpg and the average around 12mpg. not too bad for a 488 cubuc inch gas motor . they say that the engine has the torque right from the start and pulls right up till the shift point . i think the torque is a major reason that they went with the extra two cylinders . more power pulses in each revolution of the crankshaft makes for more torque . if my math is correct that would be a power pulse for every 9 degrees of rotation for the V10 and 7.5 for a V12. that may be wrong (360 divided by 10 = 36 divided by 4 ) . you can see why additional power pulses would allow for greater torque from a V12 or V10 . the closer you can get them the smoother the power will be .....Von Warner
baronvonwarner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome