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Old 01-08-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Post your top 10 favorite engines. There IS a cap on the year range, and thats 1980-now. NO flaming, so feel free to post your favorites.

10. Hyundai/Kia Beta II DOHC I-4
9. Mitsubishi 4G63T
8. Hyundai/Kia V6'*
7. Quad 4
6. 2.8/3.1/3.4 DOHC
5. 3800 V6
4. GM Small Block V8
3. GM Big Block V8
2. LT1
1. LS Series
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Fine...
10. D-series
9. B-series
8. F-series
7. 2jz-gte
6. LS-series
5. 3800
4. Mazda Renesis
3. Ford Cosworth YB
2. RB26DETT
1. Nissan VQ
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My favorite engines:

Gm L27/L32/L67 (3)
Ford 351C/M and 400M (2)
Chrysler 2.2 (HO carbed/Turbo II) and 2.5 Turbo I (which borrows from 2.2 T2 design) (3)
Volvo four-cylinder turbo (1)
AMC 232 and 258 (2)

Ok, so that'* eleven...sue me
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I just have one FAVORITE engine of all.....and thats one that runs without problems

EDIT: Ok one more. The Mitsubishi 1.8L four cylinder. That egnine took allot of abuse from me like not changing the oil or filter for over a year. I would just add oil to bring it up and go. Car would still be running had it not been for having to pass the MA state Emissions.
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3800, its the only engine I've had luck with. Once you replace all the gaskets they last a LONG time.
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How about top 8:

Ford 460 V8
7)Ford Power Stroke 6.0L
6)GM 350 Small Block
5)GM LS Corvette/other applications line
4)Dodge Cummins
3)Mopar I-6 4.0L
2)GM 3800 SII V6, N/A & */C
1)Ford Pushrod 4.0L V6
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Doom engine - The now free software engine originally used for Doom and Doom II
Quake II engine - The original free software Quake II engine from Id Software
Quake III engine - The original free software Quake III engine from Id Software
Retribution Engine - A game engine to make first person shooter games
Zero - 3D game engine used in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Star Wars: Battlefront II
Irrlicht Engine - A cross-platform engine known for its speed and 3D engine capabilities
Delta3d - Integrates other well-known free software projects into an easy-to-use API, originally developed by the U.*. Navy
Boom - A port of the Doom source code by TeamTNT
Build engine - A First person shooter engine
OGRE Engine - A very popular object-oriented graphics rendering engine. Also called OGRE3D

Maybe next time, you'll be more specific in your question....
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10. Nissan VQ V6 / RB I6 (tie)
9. Cummins ISL (Diesel 8.9L I6)
8. Small-block Chevy V8 (LSx, LTx)
7. Northstar V8
6. Toyota 1MZ-FE (3.0L V6 DOHC 24 valve)
5. Toyota 1JZ-GTE and 2JZ-GTE (2.5L/3.0L I6 DOHC 24 valve twin turbo)
4. GM 3800 (self explanitory)
3. Toyota 7M-GTE (3.0L I6 DOHC 24 valve turbo)
2. Toyota 1UZ-FE (4.0L V8 DOHC 32 valve) - current iteration of the UZ is the UR series
1. Toyota 5M-GE (2.8L I6 DOHC 12 valve)
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How about top 8:
7)Ford Power Stroke 6.0L
I honestly have to ask why? The Powerstroke 6.0L is not exactly the most reliable thing in the world. The Dmax and Cummins are much better from what I hear. No offense if you own one.

A guy at my work has one, the heads warped and he had to have new ones put on, then a week later the turbo blew out. My uncle is a fleet tech for the school board and he'* told me the 6.0L is the biggest POS Ford/International have ever made. (He loves the Duramax and Cummins, though)

Anyway, mine in no particular order:

Toyota 5M-GE
3800
Chevy small block (283/302/327/350)
Chevy big block (389/396/427/454)
Ford small block (260, 289, 302, 351w)
BMW Inline 6s
Mopar 440 and 426
Northstar V8 (you can't get a much smoother V8 than this)
Ford Triton/Modular engines (4.6 and 5.4 SOHC/DOHC)
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How about top 8:
7)Ford Power Stroke 6.0L
I honestly have to ask why? The Powerstroke 6.0L is not exactly the most reliable thing in the world. The Dmax and Cummins are much better from what I hear. No offense if you own one.

A guy at my work has one, the heads warped and he had to have new ones put on, then a week later the turbo blew out. My uncle is a fleet tech for the school board and he'* told me the 6.0L is the biggest POS Ford/International have ever made. (He loves the Duramax and Cummins, though)
Well, from family and friend experience.

My uncle has owned 2 Dodge cummins deisels. My sister'* bf has one as well. Exellent powertrain, but the auto trannies and rear end'* are garbage. If you look closely, I rate the cummins above a Power Stroke.

Duramax, that is one INTERESTING engine. I tend to hear quite a few horror stories from a friend of mine that works at a Chevy dealership. More along the lines with electrical malfunctions and smaller parts breaking. No real complants of trannys or rear ends though, which I find rather suprising.

Pre-2003 Power Strocks tend to have the most issues. Between seizing of the engine, to turbo'* blowing up, once again I have another friend that is a tech at a Ford dealership . The current Power Stroke motor tends to hold up MUCH better. Along with the bulletproof trannies and rear ends, they have quite a winner in my eyes.
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