Sunday, 8 April 2007

Now THIS is an engine!

I wish I could say that these photos were taken in somewhere in Manchester. Alas, no. These snaps were taken at the Sulzer plant in Japan. The first two are of a ten cylinder crankcase and liners and the bare crankshaft laying in the bottom half of the crankcase. The third photo is of a complete 12 cylinder engine. The biggest engine they make at this plant is a 14 cylinder unit making 102,000 hp. - apparently the most efficient diesel engine in the world. I must ask Audi if they could put one in my A6.

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