New Nissan Juke 1.6 Liter Turbo Engine - ANIMATION - Very Cool Video
Watch a video on the new 1.6 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine in the new Nissan Juke. The video is animated and systematically show the engine in pieces and then puts it together and shows how it runs. The 1.6 turbo is part of the wave of new small displacement turbocharged gas engines coming to this country. The reason is to provide high fuel economy, low emissions and high power output when needed.
[SUBARU] FB engine -The 3rd Generation SUBARU BOXER
The horizontally-opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better balance. Further, the pistons' opposing movements counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration. This year, a new generation of engines delivers enhanced output, efficiency and emissions whilst sharing all the legendary benefits of the 11 million SUBARU BOXER engines already produced.(see more detail at http://www.fhi.co.jp/english/news/press/2010/10_09_23e.html )
Power in Action 2009 - Tractors and farm machines at work
Working demonstration of Farm Machinery held at Power in Action in Suffolk, UK. See more of this on our 'Machines at Work' DVD Volume 2, At the event over 25 tractors were at work with Ploughs, Cultivation Equipment, Seed Drills etc.
All profits from the sale of our DVDs goes to Charity.
NEW EcoBoost Technology Animation
Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years. EcoBoost's combination of direct injection and turbocharging mitigates the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and Boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.
The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology. Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.
"Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies, customers can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine through fuel savings in approximately 30 months. A diesel will take an average of seven and one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to recoup -- given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.
Ford will introduce EcoBoost on the new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other vehicles. By 2013, Ford will have more than half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road annually in North America.
In 2009, Ford first will introduce EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS featuring a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. It will produce the power and torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. In fact, with an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340 lb.-ft. of torque, the Lincoln MKS will be the most powerful and fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive luxury sedan in the market.
Little Grey Ferguson Tractor verses Ye Olde River Ford...
Every time i drove past this old ford since i've had the tractor i've thought 'one day i've got to try and cross that, i reckon i can make it'... well today was the day i couldn't resist any longer but it didn't quite go as smoothly as i'd have hoped! It was definitely deeper then i expected and abandoning ship looked like the only option at more than one point... great fun though! Don't think i'll be trying it again any time soon...
VW TSI ENGINE ANIMATION
Following the success of its TDI and FSI engines, Volkswagen is launching the latest in a line of pioneering inventions with the introduction of TSI petrol technology.
FSI uses the direct injection of petrol into the combustion chamber to improve efficiency and hence reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Taking this further, TSI uses -- for the first time ever -- an FSI engine which is then dual-charged through a combination of an engine driven Supercharger and an Exhaust gas turbocharger arranged in series.
The driving characteristics of the new TSI engine are improved over those of the current FSI unit. The belt-driven Supercharger operates at the lower engine speeds, with the turbocharger coming in as engine speed increases. The result of this is excellent driveability and performance throughout the range with no turbo lag and high maximum torque.
Key to the TSI's success is that direct injection allows an abnormally high compression ratio of 10:1 to be used in conjunction with high maximum Boost pressure of up to 2.5 bar absolute. This enables the relatively small engine to use very high gearing to provide exceptional fuel efficiency for a petrol engine, particularly at motorway cruising speeds. As an additional bonus, the TSI engine provides driver enjoyment, producing high power and torque across a rev range from 1,000 to 6,500 rpm.
The new TSI engine has a capacity of 1.4-litres (1,390 cc) and produces either 140 or 170 PS. The 170 PS version has the same peak power as a conventional 2.3-litre petrol unit but with 20 per cent lower fuel onsumption, returning 38.2 mpg on the combined cycle. It also produces impressive torque of 177 lbs ft (240 Nm) from 1,750 through to 4,500 rpm. All TSI engines drive through a manual six-speed gearbox. A DSG automatic option is also available with the 170 PS engine. This will be offered later in the year with the 140 PS unit.
TSI technology has already received international acclaim, having been named Best New Engine of 2006 in the International Engine of the Year Awards. It also won the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category.
For more infomation on TSI technology along with more European motor news that you want to read at EuropeanMotorNews.com
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