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Six-cylinder In-line Engine











Assignment

The six-cylinder in-line engine combines cultured running with higher performance expectations and this without the disadvantages of the charged four-cylinder. Thereby, one has to accept the increased construction effort and the difficulties of transverse mounting.


Function

As with the four-cylinder engine, the pistons 1 and 6, 2 and 5, 3 and 4 move as pairs, this means that the processes occuring in the first three cylinders, accurately reflect what's happening in the other three. This underlines it's close relationship to the three-cylinder in-line engine. The difference to the four-cylinder, is that all the crankshaft offsets do not lie on one level. They are staggered by 120 to each other. The ignition interval is also 120. Theoretically there are several possible firing orders, in practice however, mostly only one: 1-5-3-6-2-4.
The crankshaft is also shown here (picture 2). In the picture below, one can recognize the above mentioned offsets in three levels and the difference in width between the conrod- and main bearing, whereby, you will notice that the center bearing is wider than the others. Because there is a main bearing between every two conrods, there are 13 sliding bearings, divide them and you have 26 bearing-cups.





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