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Posted 7/8/08 , edited 1/4/09

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last updated: February. 08, 2008


Engine Terminology

I4 = inline four cylinder engine [ ex. most compact cars]
I5 = inline five cylinder engine [ ex. chevy colorado ]
I6 = inline six cylinder engine [ ex. toyota supra, nissan skyline ]

V6 = V configuration of a six cylinder engine [ ex. full size sedans, mid size trucks, mid size suv ]
V8 = V configuration of a eight cylinder engine [ ex. muscle cars, full size suv, full size trucks ]
V10 = V configuration of a ten cylinder engine [ ex. dodge viper ]
V12 = V configuration of a twelve cylinder engine [ ex. ford 3500. ford excursion ]

H4 = Four cylinder Boxer engine (opposed pistons)
[ ex. most of the subaru's compact n sub compact cars ]

H6 = Six cylinder Boxer engine (opposed pistons) [ ex. porche ]

W16 = W configuration of a 16 cylinder engine [ ex. Bugatti ]

R2 = Rotary or Renesis engine 2 cylinder [ ex. RX-3, RX-7 and RX-8 mazda ]
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N/A = naturally aspirated
meaning no forced induction
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Posted 7/10/08
ATV = All Terrain Vehicle
ATTESA-ETS = Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All - Electronic Torque Splitter
T T = Twin Turbo
ALS / MFS = Anti-Lag / Misfiring System
MI = Methanol injection (Alcohol/Spirits)
Posted 7/10/08
RX = Racing eXperimental
MX = Mazda eXperimental
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