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Old 08-16-2006, 12:20 PM   #11
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The reno(2.0L) and the aveo(1.6L) both have deawoo engnies in them. The engine block is made with an old fashioned cast iorn. Not the most efficient engine.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:01 PM   #12
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Thumbs up EV1 was awesome like that

EV1 had the aluminum block! Serious efficiency!
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The reno(2.0L) and the aveo(1.6L) both have deawoo engnies in them. The engine block is made with an old fashioned cast iorn. Not the most efficient engine.
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aluminum block

Many cars today have aluminum blocks. They are much lighter than iron to begin with. Honda uses aluminum exlclusively in their motors. I think what you meant is that the EV1 was an all-aluminum structure. (which the insight has also)
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:34 PM   #14
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Yay for aluminum engines! Iron sleeves though, boo iron sleeves!
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:37 PM   #15
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Iron heads have higher mileage potential.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:40 PM   #16
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Aluminum for life!

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Old 08-16-2006, 04:41 PM   #17
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Iron for muscle!
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #18
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The aveo in particular is disappointing. A car that small should be whooping my 21yr old Honda anyday. What it lacks in size in makes up in weight, lack of innovative engineering (it's basically a rebadged daewoo, not exactly the pinnacle of efficiency or quality) and a general "we have the technology, we can make it better, but we don't want to spend a lot of money" mentality. I am neither impressed nor surprised by the FE. Mak
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Shoot, I was actually kinda unaware that anyone could actually say that many cars on the road today have all aluminum engine blocks!
I would actually like to compile a list of these: I only know that the LT1 GM and the EV1's motor was an all aluminum block. I thought all honda motors were cast-iron block. You can PM me with more info too.
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P.S.~and I wasn't thinking about the structure of the EV1 at all
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Many cars today have aluminum blocks. They are much lighter than iron to begin with. Honda uses aluminum exlclusively in their motors. I think what you meant is that the EV1 was an all-aluminum structure. (which the insight has also)
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #20
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I thought you had to go back to the 30s to find a cast iron engine, but what do I know,
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