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b.  V-Type (B, Fig.  2-41).  This is also a very
common  arrangement  in  automotive  and  truck
applications. The cylinders usually are arranged at 90
degrees to each other with opposing cylinders sharing a
common crankpin.  The V-type engine, in the eight-
cylinder configuration, has replaced the in-line eight-
cylinder engine in automotive applications for two
reasons.
(1) The V-type engine is much shorter, making
it more suitable for modern body styles.
(2)  The V-type engine has a much shorter
crankshaft that is less subject to torsional vibration (para
3-9). This makes the V-type engine smoother than the
in-line engine. For exactly the same reasons as above,
the V-type engine is replacing the in-line engine in six-
cylinder configurations. A V-type engine in a six-cylinder
configuration is suitable for front-wheel drive compact
cars  where  the  engine  is  mounted  transversely
(sideways).
Figure 2-40. F-Head Engine
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Figure 2-41. Typical Cylinder Arrangements
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