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A STRAIGHT 6 IS THE CORRECT DIESEL LAYOUT
for motor vehicle use save for the straight 5 in Mercedes cars.

the geometry of this motor is perfect for diesel engine design

An old truck driver told me this.

Why are all Class 6 – Class 9 commercial diesel truck engines straight sixes?

CAT, Cummins, International and others?

Why was the Dodge Cummins 5.9 TD a straight six?

A V engine doesn’t lend itself well to diesel designs for on-highway use.

Something to do with physics and the chemistry of diesel combustion.

V-shaped diesel engines at 45 degrees are great for railroad use however and railroads have been using them for nearly 100 years.

A 90-degree diesel V motor is a definite no-no in internal combustion engineering.

 

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