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Can anyone explain what it was about the Audi' cranks that BMW protested?
>KXN2@psuvm.psu.edu (Karl Nordstrom) says
>>firstname.lastname@example.org () says
>>>Of course it was BMW who persisted in protesting the Audi cranks
>>>(which had been cleared in 2 or 3 prior protests) and eventually
>>>caused Audi to withdraw.
>>Could you explain what it was about the Audi' cranks the BMW protested?
>The crankshaft on the production Audi V8 engine the crankshaft has a 90
>degree angle between, if you'll excuse a bit of techno-jargon, the
>bits for adjacent cylinders. They made a new crankshaft for the race
>car with the angle increased to 180 degrees. Apparently this made it
>stronger with a loss in refinement that made it unacceptable for a
> Andrew Henry
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