The largest internal combustion engine
Earlier automobile engine development produced a much larger range of engines than is in common use today. Engines have ranged from 1- to 16-cylinder designs with corresponding differences in overall size, weight, engine displacement, and cylinder bores. Four cylinders and power ratings from 19 to 120 hp (14 to 90 kW) were followed in a majority of the models. Several three-cylinder, two-stroke-cycle models were built while most engines had straight or in-line cylinders. There were several V-type models and horizontally opposed two- and four-cylinder makes too. Overhead camshafts were frequently employed. The smaller engines were commonly air-cooled and located at the rear of the vehicle; compression ratios were relatively low. The 1970s and 1980s saw an increased interest in improved fuel economy, which caused a return to smaller V-6 and four-cylinder layouts, with as many as five valves per cylinder to improve efficiency. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 operates with a W16 engine, meaning that two V8 cylinder layouts are positioned next to each other to create the W shape sharing the same crankshaft.
The largest internal combustion engine ever built is the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C, a 14-cylinder, 2-stroke turbocharged diesel engine that was designed to power the Emma M?rsk, the largest container ship in the world. This engine weighs 2,300 tons, and when running at 102 RPM produces 109,000 bhp (80,080 kW) consuming some 13.7 tons of fuel each hour.
More and more cars, more and more repairs
Servicing cars is very much needed almost every driver. In the event of sudden failure of the car just a phone call to a friendly mechanic to help it through the phone indicate the source of the problem and identify a solution. However, most often it is necessary to visit a garage. I must admit that if we go about our work in this profession really honestly, we can even start earning well. Of course, the most profitable is to conduct your own garage, but working as a mechanic can also be one of the more rewarding physical activity. For many men, it is also very enjoyable because of the interest in automobiles.
Check your car before you set off on a long journey
Summer is the time when we will be happy to travel. Many people choose when car - you can get quite big luggage, stop for a rest at any place, and on the way to visit all the interesting places that only see. However, this trip was a real pleasure, it is necessary to ensure the efficiency of the car. A thorough review before the trip is an excellent opportunity to catch any defects or prevent serious damage mechanisms and systems. So if you are planning a family vacation, remember about the car. In the end, the most important is the safety of our loved ones, and the only efficient car can provide it during the long route.