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What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Naijauto1: 5:23am On Mar 30, 2018
Have you known how they are different? If not, check our article right now!
If you are a car owner, you might have known about the 6-cylinder engine and the V6 engine which has been equipped in most of the cars today. But have you ever questioned that how different they are and what are their own advantages and disadvantages?

Naijauto.com is sure that not all car users know well about this. That is why we write this article to make it clearer and help you have a better understanding of these types of engine.

1. Straight six engine: Advantage and disadvantage

A straight six engine is a kind of engine that includes a straight line of cylinders and all of them face the same way. Because of this arrangement, there is no need for cylinder offset as in the V configuration. A straight six engine doesn’t use double the number of smaller camshafts, it has an overhead camshaft used to close and open its valves. Accessing the straight six engine’s components is not difficult, making the engine become popular and a favorite of auto mechanics.



A straight six engine is a kind of engine that includes a line of cylinders which are arranged in the same way

Advantage:

The straight six is used largely because of its huge advantage - its balance. Thanks to a good arrangement of its cylinders, the equilibrium of reciprocating forces is created, providing a smooth and powerful engine.

Disadvantage:

The most difficult thing when installing an inline 6 cylinder is that there is not enough space for the gearbox, so it is hard to mount the engine sideways.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3XSfVPFM74
The Differences Between V6 and Straight-Six Engines

2. V6 engine

Advantage

The V6 engine is well-known for its compact shape that makes it easier to be mounted and add other parts to the engine like turbochargers.

Disadvantage

Different from the straight six, the V6 engine doesn’t require balancing shafts to counteract the force generated during the car’s motion. If there is no balancing shaft, the engine will run with large vibrations which also cancel out the engine reciprocation’s efficiency. Especially, when the car speeds up, the balance will turn worse.

The V6 has a manufacturing cost because of its counterweight and additional parts. And this engine has a complex structure, which is why you always need consults from professional mechanics as owning a V6 engine.

Although the V6 showcases not fewer disadvantages, it still attracts a number of carmakers today as an outstanding engine.


Although the V6 showcases not fewer disadvantages, it still attracts a number of carmakers today as an outstanding engine

Source: https://naijauto.com/car-buying-and-selling/what-are-differences-between-the-6-cylinder-engine-and-the-v6-engine-238
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Jazzlite: 5:45am On Mar 30, 2018
Write in English language please.

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 7:50am On Mar 30, 2018
Jazzlite:
Write in English language please.

It’s seriously deplorable.

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by jibolarazor(m): 7:52am On Mar 30, 2018
Lool
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 7:52am On Mar 30, 2018
OP, you wrote that inline engine has single camshaft.

Wrong.

Some have dual overhead camshafts.

You’re not experienced enough to write an auto blog.

“1993 Jaguar XJS This jag has the 4.0L DOHC Inline 6 Cyl which makes 225 HP. Ituses a GM sourced 4 Speed auto.”

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by nams77: 8:00am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:
OP, you wrote that inline engine has single camshafts.

Wrong.

Some have dual overhead camshafts.

You’re not experienced enough to write an auto blog.

“1993 Jaguar XJS This jag has the 4.0L DOHC Inline 6 Cyl which makes 225 HP. Ituses a GM sourced 4 Speed auto.”
This is where you can come in..Share your wealth of experience.

Op, this is a constructive criticism so don't take it personal. You command of the English language and your writing prowess is rather poor. Your knowledge of the subject matter is abysmal. Please kindly study more.
All the best sir

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Jazzlite: 8:00am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:
OP, you wrote that inline engine has single camshafts.

Wrong.

Some have dual overhead camshafts.

You’re not experienced enough to write an auto blog.

“1993 Jaguar XJS This jag has the 4.0L DOHC Inline 6 Cyl which makes 225 HP. Ituses a GM sourced 4 Speed auto.”
Why bother? He's obviously unqualified for the task at hand

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by otopxy: 8:00am On Mar 30, 2018
I heard v6 consumes much fuel, please how can d fuel consumption rate be reduced?

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Jazzlite: 8:01am On Mar 30, 2018
otopxy:
I heard v6 consumes much fuel, please how can d fuel consumption rate be reduced?
Not at all times. What car model are you considering?

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 8:02am On Mar 30, 2018
Lots of guys have written clearer articles on this topic and you've decided to solely confuse us Abi? God bless your good works.

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by otopxy: 8:04am On Mar 30, 2018
Jazzlite:
Not at all times. What car model are you considering?
Toyota muscle(muzzle) camry 2009
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Jazzlite: 8:07am On Mar 30, 2018
otopxy:


Toyota muscle(muzzle) camry 2009
Find Gazzuzz timifakay kingreign sopperescue to advise you. But I don't think you are worthy of using a v6.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by otopxy: 8:09am On Mar 30, 2018
Jazzlite:

Find Gazzuzz timifakay kingreign sopperescue to advise you. But I don't think you are worthy of using a v6.

why not worthy? why do you think so?
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by powerkey: 8:21am On Mar 30, 2018
Jazzlite:

Not at all times. What car model are you considering?

I'm considering Toyota Highlander hybrid 2006.

Pls advice, meanwhile it's not for daily use.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by diportivo: 8:25am On Mar 30, 2018
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by diportivo: 8:25am On Mar 30, 2018
powerkey:


I'm considering Toyota Highlander hybrid 2006.

Pls advice, meanwhile it's not for daily use.



do not do it sir
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by tundeayo2020: 8:36am On Mar 30, 2018
OP is your blog an extension of olx/jiji or what?

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by powerkey: 8:41am On Mar 30, 2018
diportivo:



do not do it sir
Why sir
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 8:44am On Mar 30, 2018
nams77:

This is where you can come in..Share your wealth of experience.

Op, this is a constructive criticism so don't take it personal. You command of the English language and your writing prowess is rather poor. Your knowledge of the subject matter is abysmal. Please kindly study more.
All the best sir

It’s not my job to educate you.

Just because I take time out to critique doesn’t mean that I now become an instructor angry

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by nams77: 8:49am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:


It’s not my job to educate you.

Just because I take time out to critique doesn’t mean that I now become an instructor angry
Well, how about leaving the job for the knowledgeable ones like you
I was only pointing out that you can educate us, share your wealth of knowledge, egbon
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 8:51am On Mar 30, 2018
nams77:

Well, how about leaving the job for the knowledgeable ones like you
I was only pointing out that you can educate us, share your wealth of knowledge, egbon

Not my job.

I’ve done my part. It’s up to the OP.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by nams77: 9:01am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:


Not my job.

I’ve done my part. It’s up to the OP.
Egbon e not go be bad idea if u get blog grin#mydrift initially
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 9:11am On Mar 30, 2018
nams77:

Egbon e not go be bad idea if u get blog grin#mydrift initially

Apologies then.

I do have a blog. It's just not advertised on Nairaland and it's a subset of one of my company website.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by nams77: 9:12am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:


Apologies then.

I do have a blog. It's just not advertised on Nairaland and it's a subset of one of my company website.
No problem sir.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by heendrix(m): 9:14am On Mar 30, 2018
Jazzlite:

Find Gazzuzz timifakay kingreign sopperescue to advise you. But I don't think you are worthy of using a v6.

AutoJoshNG is the best guy to advice you. nigga been solving people's car worries since 19 BC
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Mrtesso: 9:15am On Mar 30, 2018
diportivo:



do not do it sir

Why not boss? What's wrong with the 2006 HiHy as an everyday car?
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by richiepolymer(m): 9:52am On Mar 30, 2018
There's also slight difference in torque performance. Inline 6 has more torque output on challenging terrain
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by santricedupas(m): 9:56am On Mar 30, 2018
bmw inline six cylinder engine. 3.0, 2.5, 3.5 series have double over head camshaft and eccentric on top of the camshaft which is being controlled by electronic valvetronics.
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by diportivo: 9:57am On Mar 30, 2018
Mrtesso:



Why not boss? What's wrong with the 2006 HiHy as an everyday car?


technical know-how

availability of parts



the batteries go out after some years....when that happens you need to import.....that's big money

after importing who fixes?

regenerative braking issues can ground the car for life....a case study is a honda accord 05 that I know the owner
Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by diportivo: 9:59am On Mar 30, 2018
EgunMogaji:


It’s not my job to educate you.

Just because I take time out to critique doesn’t mean that I now become an instructor angry


egbon,

u don't know anything tongue


aslong as ur Ibadan abode will be open,u will instruct us tire grin

na so we go line up dey come for lectures grin

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Re: What Are Differences Between The 6-cylinder Engine And The V6 Engine? by Nobody: 10:01am On Mar 30, 2018
diportivo:


egbon,

u don't know anything tongue

aslong as ur Ibadan abode will be open,u will instruct us tire grin

na so we go line up dey come for lectures grin

Una no go keel pessin for here grin

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