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Vortec 4200 Inline 6 Engine

mass mass
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 02/28/07
05:29 AM
A study was conducted to determine the best engine for these new vehicles. V8, V6 and inline 6 configurantions were considered. At the conclusion of the study, the inline
6 was chosen as the best way to meet the needs of these new vehicles. Any engine configuration has certain advantages. In the case of an inline 6, the advantages are:
- it is inherently balanced;
- the design can be simple;
- it has the lowest cost of the options considered;
- the configuration has the best emission control capability;
- it allows for manufacturing flexibility, so that more than one product can more easily be produced in high volume on the same manufacturing equipment;
- it is the easiest to assemble.
  There are also challenges with an inline 6. These include engine lenght, crankshaft torsional vibration and powertrain bending.

 One of the advantages of an inline 6 is its inherent balance, which means less noise and vibration in the vehicle. Actual vehicle measurements of mount vibrations
transmitted to the vehicle has shown that an Inline 6 transmits less vibration into the vehicle than a 90 V6 with a balance shaft (3rd order) or a typical V8 (4th order).
This is a clear advantage for an Inline 6 cylinder engine.  

hammatime hammatime
Enthusiast | Posts: 303 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 05/04/07
10:05 PM

Inline six cylinder motors are space inefficient.

They require lots of underhood space to properly install in any vehicle.  

Rob Diepenbroek Rob Diepenbroek
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 03/19/13
03:51 PM

Where can the bore and bolt spacing for the Vortec inline-6 cylinder head be found?  

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