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    Default The 3 cylinder motor, at last

    They have announced the available of the new petrol motors, that will be on show at the Paris Salon.
    Two versions 1 litre 68bhp and 1.2 litre 82 bhp. These are going into the 208, the 2008 under development and the C3. The DS3 will have the 1,2 litre as an option.

    Meanwhile BMW has announced its 3 cylinder range.

    One look at a Daihatsu motor and off they all charged!!!

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    Hope they are a lot smoother than the Daihatsu motor.
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    My mums 1000 cc 3 cylinder Diahatsu was as smooth as a six cylinder engine. It shoulda been too, it shared much nicer crank angles etc with a six than a four. No need for balancing shafts plus heaps of revs.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    I remember my D Special running on three cylinders in your Mt Ousley garage one evening Mr Freed, but I'm sure the new generation engines will be much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    I remember my D Special running on three cylinders in your Mt Ousley garage one evening Mr Freed, but I'm sure the new generation engines will be much better.
    But do you remember Yo's Daihatsu Ciore and its smooth economical motor? The design went on to power the C1.
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    I prefer a 3cylinder 4 cylinder engine over a 1 cylinder 2 cylinder engine.

    I still have nightmares when I broke a piston ring in the 2CV and had to drive it from Sutherland to Seven Hills on one cylinder. At morning peak hour. Fortunately I am colour blind. It takes a second before a red traffic light registers as pink in my mind, and another second before it registers as red. This, coupled with the fact that a one cylinder 2CV is as gutless as a skin free sausage, enabled me to complete the journey in one piece whilst at the same time adding some excitement to the other bored commuters on that day.

    The only thing I have against 3 cylinder engines is that you are always left with a useless fourth spark plug when you buy a four pack. The engine manufacturers make a point of having spark plugs for 3 cylinder engines completely incompatible to any 6 cylinder engines on the market, so using half a six-pack is out of the question.

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    Buy three sets of plugs, then you have 4 changes which should last a year or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    But do you remember Yo's Daihatsu Ciore and its smooth economical motor? The design went on to power the C1.
    I vaguely do, but I have ridden in Deb's sister-in-law's mother's C1 in France and it goes nicely and sounds very good.

    I remember that Yo missed her Daihatsu and did not like the Starlet as much. I also remember the night I pedalled the Starlet home from Sydney.....
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    I just bought a box of 10 sparkplugs on ebay for $30aud delivered (NGK BP6HS) ... so is it really a bother if you have to buy a few extra. Given they fit just about any decent car (ie: the most lowly ID19 upto the CX GTi Turbo) having some spare will rarely be wasted

    my sister has one of those little 3cylinder crapboxes.... What a heap. Gimme something intersting anyday... eg: 2cv or mini if it must be small. I always ask her if she's remembered to wind it's rubber band up good 'n' tight before she leaves. ('cos it's a steep hill leaving my place).

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    The Mini is getting a 3 cylinder motor.
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    I wonder then how the Opel Corsa three cylinder engines are? Anyone heard about them? Of course, this is more a question for anyone in Europe.

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    The new engine design (EB for those that are interested) has an oil-bathed cam belt that doesn't require changing - much like the new Ford 3 cyl engine.

    And no, the Ford engine and the Peugeot engine are not related.

    The lowest spec 208 that is to be released on 19 Oct (Sydney Motor Show) is a 1.2 version called the Active.
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