Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
FIGURE 8. V-TYPE ENGINE.
V-Type. In the V-type engine, two banks or rows of in-line cylinders are mounted in a V-shape above a
common crankshaft. Usually, two connecting rods, one from each bank of cylinders, are connected to one
throw of the common crankshaft. The V-type arrangement is generally used when the engine has eight or
more cylinders because it can be made shorter than an in-line engine.