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The Elio Engine

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by ls10, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Karg

    Karg Elio Addict

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    I heard the exhaust will have kazoo like qualities, what else would you expect from a squirrel cage engine.
    But then again what exhaust? What engine? What car? Where's mine?
     
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    Small engines don't have to sound like a kazoo... my Abarth only has a 1.4 liter engine, but it sounds pretty mean. YouTube 500 Abarth exhaust to hear it.


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    Odd number cylinder engines have unique qualities.
    I am hoping IAV did a good job balancing the Elio Engine and it will be reliable, efficient, and sound really cool.
     
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    The prototype video sounded pretty cool.
    3 cylinder engines are easy enough to balance out with dampeners and/or counter weights.
     
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    If the exhaust sounds like a kazoo, then give each cylinder its own pipe so the kazoos are at least singing in three part harmony.
     
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    High mileage is a requirement for the ATVM loan.

    If EM does not get the ATVM loan, there is no need for high mileage. Modify the engine for more power. A lower mileage such as 75 MPG is still great and the added power will help sell it.
     
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    Forget the Eco gimme da Boost !
     
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    I just noticed this from the Elio fact sheet:

    "Targeted 84 MPG Highway / 49 MPG City"

    I don't recall the 49 mpg city being there before. 66 mpg overall for 50/50 driving is awesome, but can anyone confirm if the fact page was recently updated or if that has been there all along?
     
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    It has been there for a VERY LONG TIME.
     
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    Ok thank you!
     

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