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Old 02-22-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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...I ran across this important option in a used car dealer'* listing on a 2003 SSEi:

"- 3.8 liters V6 front engine with overhead valve and two valves per cylinder"

That just struck me as funny. I kept thinking two valves/cylinder 3800s are apparently much higher performance than the 3800s with one valve/cylinder. Certainly something to brag about.
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Don't forget ...those are overhead valves.

For anyone that'* not a gearhead nutbag like my friend SSE Motorhead.. All gasoline engines need at least two valves for each cylinder. One for the intake of fuel and air and the other for the exhaust.
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My SSEi has 4 valves per cylinder, ya know cause its got that 32V V8 right?


BTW, there is a 2000 SSEi up here in bonneville county with 120K or so for $6k....I have not looked at it just saw it in the paper
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We kinda know what that price will get though.
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kinda funny all those import cars and were still using this archaic v6....yet it still makes as more if not more Hp...not to metnion torque...and its easy to work on and reliable
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kinda funny all those import cars and were still using this archaic v6....yet it still makes as more if not more Hp...not to metnion torque...and its easy to work on and reliable
It'* them "overhead valves", I tells ya!
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My car must be a freaking collectors item with 4 valves per cylinder!!
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My Bonneville is actually the first car I've owned with only 2 valves per cylinder...

My two Saturns had 4 cylinders and 16 valves (4 per cylinder)
My Alfa Romeo 164 had 4 cylinders and 16 valves (4 per cylinder), AND two spark plugs per cylinder.
My Toyota Starlet and Honda Integra both had 4 cylinders and 12 valves (3 per cylinder).

The VW 1.8T engine has 5 valves per cylinder.
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overhead valves as opposed to overhead cams... if you have overhead cam, you dont have what is described as "overhead valves"
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overhead valves as opposed to overhead cams... if you have overhead cam, you dont have what is described as "overhead valves"
I'm I right in thinking overhead valve engines are pushrod engines?
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