View Single Post
jt1 jt1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Western NC
Posts: 121
Quote:
Posted by full quack

The shallower the angle between banks of cylinders the greater the side thrust load. So simply put, a V8 has greater side thrust loads on the piston & cylinders than a flat 6 has.
Care to expand on this? I've thought side loading to be a function of rod length to stroke ratio.

John
Old 10-30-2008, 01:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)