V-type engine


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V-type engine

n
(Automotive Engineering) a type of internal-combustion engine having two cylinder blocks attached to a single crankcase, the angle between the two blocks forming a V
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Cadillac has been at the forefront of automotive innovation throughout its 116-year history, leading the way with V-type engines. From V6 up to V16, the American premium car brand has evolved its V-type engine range since 1914, becoming the first automobile maker in the world to mass-produce V8 engines.
MAN presented to visitors of Middle East Electricity in Dubai the 6-cylinder in-line engine, D2676 LE22x, as well as the 12-cylinder V-type engine, D2862 LE22x, showcasing a broad spectrum of its range of different engines and performance diversity.
On a V-type engine, the leaking oil usually just drips down the side of the engine (and onto your driveway) and turns into black muck.
"It not only reduces, or eliminates, the amount you have to raise the hood to meet European pedestrian crash standards," says Derek Woodcroft, program manager, Engine Design, FEV Motorenetechnik (Aachen, Germany; www.fev.com), "it also makes a V-type engine narrower, lowers the center of gravity, and increases the packaging room under the hood." In addition, FEV's head design can significantly reduce cost.
A V-type engine application would have more plumbing and use smaller turbos, but it wouldn't be all bad.
"The most likely repair would be cylinder head replacement, which costs from $2,000-4,000 for single cylinder head engines and twice as much for V-type engines."