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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.

Old 10-30-2008, 01:34 PM
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