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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by cycloneb18c3, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. cycloneb18c3

    cycloneb18c3 Senior Member

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    I was looking on caterpillars website at this 16 cyclinder gas engine they sell
    it weighs 65,900lbs.
    it puts out 4700hp @1000rpm
    cooling system takes 384 gallons of coolant
    takes 387 gallons of oil(holy oil change bill)
    20,704 Cubic Inches

    where as your honda engine:
    weighs 300lbs
    puts out 160hp @7500rpm
    cooling system might take a gallon
    takes 4 quarts of oil
    and only has like 96 cubic inches.

    Heres the link(no direct link look for G3616 Industrial Under the gas engine title)

    caterpillar site
     
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    SolPWR Senior Member

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    im more impressed with the post to the boat engine that had like 100,000ft/tq
     
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    NotUrAverage_Si Senior Member

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    Damn it would take 219.2 b16's to equal the weight of the caterpillar motor.
     
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    cycloneb18c3 Senior Member

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    and 29.375 Stock US spec B16's to equal the power.
    and 27.647 SIR 1 J spec B16's.
    and 28 Sir 1 J spec B16's cost(@1200 bucks each)=33,600.
    I bet the caterpillar costs a lot more than that. The price of just 65,900lbs of steel is probably that much .
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    bored much? lol

    That is pretty neat though...
     
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    cycloneb18c3 Senior Member

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    but i bet you the cat has a 1 million hour warenty and will last till it becomes obsolete
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yup, I've worked on some pretty big Cat engines before. They're beasts. The one I played with the most was a 52 liter V12. It topped out at 2200rpm, put out about 2250hp, and made 6000lbft+. When you shift gears on the transmission, the entire 40 ton carrier that it's mounted on starts rocking around like a baby in a cradle. Scary.
     
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    My roommate is a desiel mechanic, I went over to his work once, they were working on a volvo semi. I could have made a bed on the valve cover of the thing it was so big.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    I could have built an entire apartment on top of the one I was playing with.
     
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