the art of engine

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Loadedagain, May 21, 2005.

  1. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I see your point, but I would be conscientious enough to avoid buying such a finicky vehicle altogether, unless it was something pretty special. Too difficult to cater to such specialization here in the Empty Quarter.

    My patience for things that I see as frivolously complicated diminishes each year.
  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Love those engine tables. For someone on a budget:

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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  6. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Yabbutt...how am I going to see my TV?
  7. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Long timer

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    So WTH is this going to be when the PRC puts the lid on? Too big for any ship. Doesn't make sense as a generator - more efficient to put more, smaller units into position.

    Reminds me of Germany's Big Bertha guns used on land - militarily insignificant due to slow ROF and crewing requirements. Blech
  8. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    that goes into a container ship. the pictorial documentation has been posted here numerous times.
  9. anotherguy

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    Nah it's for supertankers and container ships. It has an efficiency rating of over 50% at maximum power RPM. BSFC at that rpm (102 :D ) is .278 pounds per hour. Your motorcycle probably has a BSFC of .5 or so. BTW it makes over 100,000 horsepower at just over 100 RPM. What a piece of work.
  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    This is what that engine went into. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Mærsk

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  11. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    schlitz the slow one

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    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  14. dirt hokie

    dirt hokie Been here awhile

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    I think its a Hyundi

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  15. Maccoul

    Maccoul Bam Bam

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    Wonder what kinda oil they use :D Seriously I wander what the service interverl is on that monster. At 100 rpm whats an over haul like 20 years?
  16. anotherguy

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    The article I read referenced a piston wear rate of .03MM per 1000 hours. Don't know what is considered worn out on something like that.
  17. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Maybe its like the Golden Gate Bridge; never done. They just keep pumping oil in one end, and pumping it out on the other...


    How about this V-16? 640 bhp @ 11,500 rpm. Crafted from 4 Yamaha 1000's.

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  18. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    One of the Navy ships I served on was diesel engined. Two 3000 hp 9 cylinder Nordbergs. We never changed oil, but we ran continuous purification on it through DeLaval centrifugal oil purifiers.
  19. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    They are designed to be overhauled in place. Some big engines can actually be shut down. one cylinder disconnected. Restarted and then run without that cylinder, They can do liner and cylinder jobs with the equipment on the boat.

    Rod
  20. Kubla

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    ship will probably be scrapped before the engine needs an overhual