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Old 03-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oldtimer97 View Post

@cfg83: I was planning on keeping the stock engine, since cost is a factor. It’s pretty efficient compared to the lot of them on the market

@Frank Lee: Yeah. Air cooling has its disadvantages. That may change eventually; who knows.

Thank you all for the welcome. I’m impressed by your sense of community, as well.
Ok. Frank will correct me on the details, but he told us how students disabled and/or removed two cylinders of a VW engine to increase MPG. I think a key point is that a boxer engine is "balanced by design", so disabling/removing 2 of the four cylinders won't cause the engine to shake itself apart.


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