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Old 02-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Future of Internal Combustion Engine

You should take a minute to watch this. Koenigsegg is engineering a valve system that totally replaces cam shafts and all that is associated with them! Flippin Genius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bch5B23_pu0
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Dang it, I was just about to post this. lol It is pretty awesome.....
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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Only thing that kinda worries me is dependability and longevity....
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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Regardless it's a step forward..
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That's really neat. I've posted this before but it's similar. An engine half the size and 60% better fuel economy.
http://fuel-efficient-vehicles.org/energy-news/?p=92
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
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Only thing that kinda worries me is dependability and longevity....
Totally, looks like it's getting vetted and with good dependability in that saab they showed. I hope we see more of this soon! I'd totally do a retrofit on my 1GR and be a guinea pig if Koenigsegg was offering
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Only thing that kinda worries me is dependability and longevity....
sounds like it’s pretty dependable already. but i’d say if this really took off and manufactures started using it. the dependability and longevity would increase.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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My only concern is mod potential. Could you just get 1mm bigger valves or would you have to get different actuators too? What if you add boost and need to reprogram the computer? How complicated is it to tune the actuators?
How much are the actuators when one goes out?
Im all for new technology and advances but definitely want alot more answers.
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very cool idea! definitely see lots of potential, but there are still questions, as singlecabguy pointed out.
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neat, although a relatively old idea and has been developed in Diesel industrial engines.

Good write up on this from 2001
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article...Engines&A=0910
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Only thing that kinda worries me is dependability and longevity....
That's what they said when we went from horses to cars too

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Looking forward to this! That is awesome!
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That's what they said when we went from horses to cars too

Oh yeah? How many horses do you see broken down on the side of the road? Horses are much more reliable than cars.
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That's what they said when we went from horses to cars too

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Oh yeah? How many horses do you see broken down on the side of the road? Horses are much more reliable than cars.
The towing company my girl works for has used their flatbed for dead horses. But how many horses do you see on the road vs cars?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #19
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Oh yeah? How many horses do you see broken down on the side of the road? Horses are much more reliable than cars.
Lots

We cut yours up and sell them to Europe
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That's what they said when we went from horses to cars too

New car every 3-5 years... how long would a man keep his horse?
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