Do 6 cylinder engines on average last longer than 4 cylinder engines?
Do 6 cylinder engines on average last longer than 4 cylinder engines? and would it be likely that a larger 4 cylinder engine would last longer than a smaller one?Submitted: 2087 days ago
Depends on how well they're taken care of. Have seen alot of 4 cyl engines with over 200 thousand miles on them.
If they are maintained properly they should both last about the same.
yes, and straight six even longer than v 6. lower rpms always make an engine last longer. as well as weight to torque ratios. the littlier the motor, the harder it has to work to do the same thing.
It depends on the vehicle. A chevy caviler with a will not last as near as long as say a toyota Camry. They're both 4 cylinders but the Camry will last much longer. Do your research. Find a vehicle you want and post a question about common problems.
Good proper maintenance, driven properly, not abused then all should get pretty close to the same useful life. I have seen 4 bangers out last V-8s. With the engines today they seem to have equal life when they are treated equally. Now any of the 80's V-6s well that is a different story, they were not worth a flip. Most never made it to 150K before they were toast.
A straight 6 , but not a v-6 .
A v-6 is prone to be shot at 100,000 miles usually less.
All others can go 200,000 or more.
Certain engines have a built-in safety margin , and straight 6 cylinders have that - due to the design, there's no unnecessary vibrations that need to be compensated for, unlike V-6 and 4 cylinder designs. If you meant between a V-6 and 4 cylinder, neither will last extremely long, whereas several straight 6's have been known to go 250,000 miles or longer in some old Chevies. All depends on make, model, and maintenance.
As to bigger vs. smaller engine, yes, a bigger one won't have as much stress that a small one has in producing power, so unless the bigger 4-cylinder was over-burdened in a MUCH bigger vehicle, it should be a better choice than a smaller one. Again, the 3 M's - Make, Model, and Maintenance, make all the difference in what makes them last. Make and Model being more quality and design related than anything.
- The Gremlin Guy -
Of course 6 cyl. last longer than 4 cyl. because the angle of pushing of cyl. smaller than 4 cylinder.
360/ 6 = 60 degree ( for 6 cylinder).
360/ 4 = 90 degree ( for 4 cylinder).
Thats why 4 cyl. car when parking whit engine runing low RPM the engine shaking made the car shaking with.
I dont mind the long lasting by the taking care.
hope this help.
alot of engine life is due to two things, how you use it and how well you maintain it. if you ignore all of the recommended services , how do you expect it to last.
the less harder an engine has to work to move an object the longer it will last so yes a 6 cyl. should last longer than a 4 cyl.
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