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Re: 5 bangers galore
> >I think it was brilliant of Audi to use another cylinder to balance
> >the motor instead of adding a balance shaft.
> Is this true? Don't I remember something from the 70's about the 5 cyl being
the 5 banger has its cranks spaced 120 degrees apart and it does fire
evenly. it is perfectly balanced in terms of the 4 modes of
vibrations that people normally look at. the inline 4 is not balanced
in the mode of vibration known as the secondary couple. but as i've
aka "The Four-Cylinder Buzz" . . .
said, the 5 shakes longitudinally and this is absorbed by soft engine
Certainly, the "perceived end effect" of Audi's 5'er is one of incredible