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longmeadow farm

01-28-2013 13:36:54

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5 and 7 cylinder engines are not naturally balanced configurations. An inline 6 is but a v-6 is not. The physics of internal combustion engines is rather fascinating to read/discover. The 5 cylinder JD diesel is a rather noisy little beast and not nearly as smooth as my 3cylinder.

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01-30-2013 19:40:41

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to longmeadow farm, 01-28-2013 13:36:54  
A 5 cylinder is much better balanced than a 4 which requires counter shafts.

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01-29-2013 17:32:36

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to longmeadow farm, 01-28-2013 13:36:54  
Naturally balanced? I take it you mean internally versus externally balanced. Doesn't matter the configuration, the reciprocating assembly needs to be properly balanced or the thing's going to tear itself apart. A motor having more cylinders should run more smoothly. With 2, it fires every turn of the crank (unless it's a JD). 3 cylinders, every 2/3 turn, 4 cylinders, every 1/2 turn. 5 cylinders, every 2/5 turn, 12 cylinders, every 1/6 turn.

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01-28-2013 17:05:45

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to longmeadow farm, 01-28-2013 13:36:54  
The harmonic balancer on the inline 6 cylinders is part of the front crank pulley.

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01-28-2013 15:03:32

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to longmeadow farm, 01-28-2013 13:36:54  
I heard someone say one time.A five cylinder, the noise and vibration of a four with the fuel comsumption of a six.

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01-28-2013 15:12:21

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to buickanddeere, 01-28-2013 15:03:32  
I can attest to the noise! I remember when I was at the dealership that there was a 5000 series tractor that used it. I think it was the 5325?? I cant believe that any engineer stood beside the thing while it was running and was proud of their work. It was beyond loud! It was worse than the 3 or 4 cylinders found in any of the other 5000 seiries at the time.

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Tim S

01-28-2013 15:58:18

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 Re: JD 5 cyl engines?? in reply to Wilamayb, 01-28-2013 15:12:21  
I have a 5 cylinder in a VW Jetta runs smooth, spunky and gets 40MPG it's a gas

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