Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby kwackers » 2 Dec 2020, 2:58pm

Jdsk wrote:I disagree... the boxer is a type of flat engine. Another type is the 180°V. The key distinguisher is the coaxial positioning of the big ends of the pistons in each position in the two banks.

Disagree with what?

Yes a boxer is a flat engine with opposing pistons that move in opposite directions.
A flat engine is also a "flat engine" but the pistons move together.

"Flat engine" is just a level up in the hierarchy.

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Dec 2020, 3:00pm

Now we're getting into degree level stuff My Learned Friend :D

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:02pm

kwackers wrote:
Jdsk wrote:I disagree... the boxer is a type of flat engine. Another type is the 180°V. The key distinguisher is the coaxial positioning of the big ends of the pistons in each position in the two banks.

Disagree with what?

Yes a boxer is a flat engine with opposing pistons that move in opposite directions.
A flat engine is also a "flat engine" but the pistons move together.

"Flat engine" is just a level up in the hierarchy.

I disagreed with:

kwackers wrote:On a boxer engine the opposing pistons move in or out together. On a flat engine they don't.

which says that boxer engines aren't flat engines.

But I think that we're agreeing now.

Jonathan

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:03pm

Bonefishblues wrote:The Porsche 911 lineage has a flat 6, but isn't a Boxer

So with the taxonomy sorted... are you saying that the 901 wasn't a boxer? Or the engine in the 992 isn't? Or something else?

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby kwackers » 2 Dec 2020, 3:04pm

Jdsk wrote:which says that boxer engines aren't flat engines.

But I think that we're agreeing now.

Jonathan

Pedant... ;)

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Dec 2020, 3:13pm

Jdsk wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:The Porsche 911 lineage has a flat 6, but isn't a Boxer

So with the taxonomy sorted... are you saying that the 901 wasn't a boxer? Or the engine in the 992 isn't? Or something else?

Jonathan

Jonathan, say what you're going to say at this point, rather than ask me to and then have the 'aha' moment when you say something like:

"But Porsche themselves describes its Flat 6 as a Boxer engine" which on occasion it does, erroneously, I think. :wink:

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:16pm

I thought that all flat sixes in production road Porsches were boxers... but if that's wrong I'll be very happy to learn something that I didn't know...

: - )

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Dec 2020, 3:30pm

Jdsk wrote:I thought that all flat sixes in production road Porsches were boxers... but if that's wrong I'll be very happy to learn something that I didn't know...

: - )

Jonathan

I fear I may have to wave the flag of submission here - which I am (deeply un)happy to do! They are true boxers - and I'll spend some time in reflecting why I thought they weren't, these many years.





Especially as I've owned several, which makes it worse, somehow :shock:

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:31pm

What a straight (!) answer.

: - )

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bmblbzzz » 2 Dec 2020, 3:33pm

So that's boxers. Now, how does a mankini engine work?

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Dec 2020, 3:34pm

Jdsk wrote:What a straight (!) answer.

: - )

Jonathan

I take the view that if I'm wrong I say so (I may dress it up a bit, but there you go!)

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:35pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:So that's boxers. Now, how does a mankini engine work?

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Dec 2020, 3:38pm

Gags too :P

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Jdsk » 2 Dec 2020, 3:56pm

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Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Postby Bmblbzzz » 2 Dec 2020, 4:34pm

Jdsk wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:So that's boxers. Now, how does a mankini engine work?

Image

Jonathan

:lol: