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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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watching a discovery show and this desiel for a ship has 26 foot wide pistons has a 70 ton head gasket and cost 6 milion dollars...now thats a engine
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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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what's it redline at though? :tonka:
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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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Whoa!! Readline at 110rpm?

The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98". Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

Some facts on the 14 cylinder version:
Total engine weight: 2300 tons (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)
Length: 89 feet
Height: 44 feet
Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm

Fuel consumption at maximum power is 0.278 lbs per hp per hour (Brake Specific Fuel Consumption). Fuel consumption at maximum economy is 0.260 lbs/hp/hour. At maximum economy the engine exceeds 50% thermal efficiency. That is, more than 50% of the energy in the fuel in converted to motion.
For comparison, most automotive and small aircraft engines have BSFC figures in the 0.40-0.60 lbs/hp/hr range and 25-30% thermal efficiency range.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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how is something like that started?
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how is something like that started?
pull-rope??
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how is something like that started?
I believe it has a kick start.

I would imagine there is a smaller diesel motor to turn that thing over.
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pull-rope??
as if...

everyone knows it's got a hand crank
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Old April 10th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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I believe it has a kick start.

I would imagine there is a smaller diesel motor to turn that thing over.
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everyone knows it's got a hand crank
naw....CC suck starts 'em
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mmmm maybe a air starter!!! but the ring gear was about 12 to 15 ft tall and looked to be about 6-9 in thick.
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