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Old 11-13-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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40 MPG Hundai Coming...

...and the 1.8L engine weighs 74lbs.

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Old 11-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

You misread that..
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Powering the Elantra will be a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that weighs 74 pounds less than the one it replaces and gets 18% better mileage in highway driving.
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

But that would be really cool to have a 74lb engine
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

I think the engine in my motorcycle weighs more than 74 lbs. I seem to remember about 10 years ago reading about an engine Ford was experimenting with that was made of high temperature plastic (Teflon I think) that was supposed to be really light, and have a life of about 100,000 miles. (at which time the engine was replaced, not repaired)
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

My D16Z6 engine weighed around 200lbs.

I also remember Ford and their very light weight plastic engine. I'm trying to find some info.
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

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But that would be really cool to have a 74lb engine
Yeah, until some perp opens your hood and picks it up and carries it away....haha
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:51 AM   #7
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

74 lb... That might be do-able. I'd like a 2 cylinder 1+ litre boxer engine! They're inherently balanced so you save the counterweight balance.
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Re: 40 MPG Hundai Coming...

I seem to remember that the 3 cylinder engine in a Geo Metro (BTW rated 43/52MPG new EPA) was light enough for one man to lift out of the car by hand, but I can't find the weight now.
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