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Old 01-15-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Why aren't there any V4 engines?

Just curious. I know Honda does make them for their motorcycles, but why not their cars?
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (beseman)

i think it takes up more space and is less efficient and costlier
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (ciRcuitSi y0!)

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haaa im glad im fucmeddddddddd uop

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Hahaha nice. I'm sure the biggest reason is because of it being FWD. It would be harder to fit a V4 into the engine compartment if it's sitting sideways. They would have to make the front end a little larger which would make the car weight more thus worse gas milage. That's just a thought though.
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i think it takes up more space and is less efficient and costlier
Exactly.

Also another reason why inline 6's are typically more efficient than v6's; gravity and typically more equal wear on parts.

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (vtecluder97)

Some older cars have been V4s. Saab comes to mind with the Sonett and 96, both fwd I believe.
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Some older cars have been V4s. Saab comes to mind with the Sonett and 96, both fwd I believe.
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I never ever heard of a V4 engine.

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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (StockTeg)

I do know they make flat 4's though.. Subaru has them but typically oil seals immediately go around 100,000.. Now when do honda's start having problems Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. -(cough) 200,000mi+
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I do know they make flat 4's though.. Subaru has them but typically oil seals immediately go around 100,000.. Now when do honda's start having problems Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. -(cough) 200,000mi+
Stop spouting off stuff you have no ******* clue about. Just because you read something on the internet, does not mean it's true.

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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (Bbasso)

Ever heard of Google? http://www.saabv4.com/

Geez. This thread is all kinds of retarded.
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (Scoobywrx)

there are plently of transverse mounted "V" engines so i don't really think that space is that much of an issue. cost production i am sure is. two of everything and i am sure a 4 cyl exhaust manifold takes about the same time to manfacture as a 2 cyl. exhaust manifold, two of which would be needed per engine now if it were of V4 configuration. many other parts also fall under this catagory.

there is actually quite a bit of room to actually squeeze a V4 engine into a honda. the end result would be a car with zero performance gain that is now many times harder to work on. ugh, that would suck. Click the image to open in full size.

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I do know they make flat 4's though.. Subaru has them but typically oil seals immediately go around 100,000.. Now when do honda's start having problems Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. -(cough) 200,000mi+
i don't think that is a trait of a V4 or a flat 4. i am sure that the honda V4 would be just as reliable as the honda V6.
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? (StockTeg)

hey man the closes car that's a 4cyl and looks live a v a little is the Subaru and volskwagen engine. honda and other manifactures will stay with the inline format....
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did you not read 2 posts above you... Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: Why aren't there any V4 engines? ([crx]Hated it!!!)

early 90's Mazda MPV had a V4 engine ... but they are useless compaired to the straight 4 engines we comonly use
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I used to own a 84' Nissan pickup deluxe edition 4x4 and it had a V4, with eight spark plugs (damn eighties emmisions) was a pretty torquey engine off-road, but as far as getting to 60 on the highway it was a struggle. Or it could have been my 3 inch lift and 33" tires. I miss that truck. Can't find'em anymore, they're about as rare as a girl that doesn't **** 30 guys before she's twenty. Sold it to some mexican guy (I think he bought it to smuggle drugs across the border cause he asked me if it could make it to mexico and back) for 1500 dollars. If I could ever find another one of those trucks again I'd ****** it up faster than a New York minute.
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Ever heard of Google? http://www.saabv4.com/

Geez. This thread is all kinds of retarded.
feels to me like the whole forum
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