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Old 11-22-2014, 09:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The other advantage of this design is there is no valvetrain with it's "normal" parasitic loads. This is a big deal, I think.

Also, each power "stroke" directly accelerates the next compression stroke, with far less mass than a 6 cylinder engine. This reduces (eliminates?) the need for a flywheel.

They make a diesel version of the larger engine that is 70HP.
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