World's largest diesel engine

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While having my morning coffee, a thought occurred to me: what is the world's largest diesel engine?

I think I found the answer...http://wonderfulengineering.com/worlds-largest-and-most-powerful-diesel-engine/

This is truly an engineering marvel. Converting KW to HP this behemoth puts out 107,390 HP!! Can't imagine

the torque output!

The size of this and its associated parts is unbelievable.

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107,390 HP! I need that!

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holy smokes that's big!

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pretty big when the crank gear is bigger than the truck pulling it

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And I thought those 16 cylinders I worked on was impressive :blink:

That is a monster...

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This pic is just mind blowing...

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Wartsilla Sulzer is the company that makes these. I think they are in Finland. They have a great website, lots of pics and info. The big one has like a 3 foot bore and 11 foot stroke! redline is 105 rpm. That crank in the picture weighs over 300 tons

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I was building something similar to this using a Revell visible V8 cut in half. Whenever its done, I have a Giant Autocar with 11 axles of lowboy to set it on. I had stumbled on to these pics a while back and was loosely using them for reference.That motor is Crazy!

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I was building something similar to this using a Revell visible V8 cut in half. Whenever its done, I have a Giant Autocar with 11 axles of lowboy to set it on. I had stumbled on to these pics a while back and was loosely using them for reference.That motor is Crazy!

That's sounds awesome Terry..can't wait to see it :)

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I wonder how they start an engine this big. Must have one heck of a pony engine :wacko:

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.....hey buddy, how about an oil change?.... lol, that thing is huge....

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Wow :blink:

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OK so big deal the engine is big.

Wait till you see the mechanics tool box :lol:

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Wärtsilä Reinforces Its U.S. West Coast Presence with New Facility in Seattle

Wärtsilä North America, Inc., Local Press Release, 22 May 2014

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Very cool! As a machinist I would love to see the equipment that machined all of those parts.

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