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Re: engine configurations/designations (was: I've got a

PlyBoyDoct@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 8/21/99 11:03:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time, ti@amb.org 
> writes:
> > Yeah, that bugs me too.  What's just as bad is when someone starts
> >  talking about a "V4" when it's really an I4...
> People at Shucks autosupply refer my engine as V5.  Think about this one.  
> How can it be a V5?  Stupid people.

Well, yours is not a V5 but VW actually makes such an engine and
it's available on the Golf/Bora range in other countries.  It's actually
more correct to call it a VR5 because it's basically a VR6 engine
with one less cylinder.  So yes, it has two cylinders in one "bank" and
3 in the other, albeit the two banks are formed in a narrow 15 degree Vee
and topped by a single head.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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