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Subject: Why are most diesel engines 6 cylinder?

Date: Tue Oct 24 21:41:35 2000
Posted by Dan
Grade level: 10-12 School: Guttenberg High School
City: Guttenberg State/Province: Iowa Country: United States
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 972438095.Eg

I have noticed in just about every diesel engine I've seen they do not 
have more than 6 cylinders. Why do they make gas engines with 8 cylinders 
but not diesels?

Re: Why are most diesel engines 6 cylinder?

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