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Unread 04-10-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Whats the difference between I6 and V6

Whats the difference between I6 and V6?
Is v6 better?
Always wondered this, and I am too lazy to google it.
Please help me fellow jeepers
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Unread 04-10-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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I don't know how to say this without being mean ... have you ever opened the hood on your Jeep? Im jk though

I6 is an INLINE 6 cylinder. it has 6 cylinders and they are in a straight line.

V6 also has 6 cylinders. Instead of being in a line, there are 2 rows of 3 and it kinda looks like a V (still uses the same crankshaft for all 6 cylinders)

only advantages to either is the room in the engine compartment and which wheels you want the car to use to drive.

is this what you were looking for?
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Whats the difference between I6 and V6?
Is v6 better?
I6=Inline (Single row of cylinders. They are also upright).
V6=6 opposing cylinders (3 on one side,3 on the other in a v shape as look at the front of the engine).

I have heard that Inline engines wear better because the cylinders are upright and there is less wear and tear.

V6 cylinders are on there side (kinda) and they would suffer a bit from the fact that they are rubbing more on one side because of, well, gravity I guess. Don't know how true that is. But mechanics that I know say the Inline is the way to go.


*edit* Of course in the time it takes my slow A$$ to type someone else anwers the question


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Unread 04-10-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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wow thanks for allt he help
yeah I do look in my hood obviously!
I have a new oil fitler and a k n N air filter in there!
And a new duralast battery!
it just doesnt lok all taht different from other engines that I looked into
I also want to know why the v-6 is so much more popular than the I6 if it is not even that good
Because I always hear people talking about how all the new cars have standard v-6 engines now.
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I also want to know why the v-6 is so much more popular than the I6 if it is not even that good
Because I always hear people talking about how all the new cars have standard v-6 engines now.

My guess is that the I6 is TOO dependable. They wouldn't want us to have anything TOO dependable, would they?


Honestly. I believe that a lot of V6's are just shorter versions of their V8 brothers. It is probably cheaper on the assembly line for them to produce. For instance. I think that for G.M. the 4.0L is just the 350c.i. without the last 2 cylinders (used to be anyway.). That way all the mounts and everything carry-over from one to the other. Anybody, anybody?
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Stan,

Take a look at the HowStuffWorks website to get a quick look at different cylinder configurations for engines.



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