Guess what, peeps, you all really like V8s. Oh sure, some of you get your freak on over weirdness like the Sterling engine, or compression ignition, but most of you like being behind the eight ball. But what of favorite engines? That’s kind of an easy question as anyone with half a brain could just rattle off that they like the SMC and everyone else would just nod in approval. Dodged that bullet. It’s sort of like saying your think De Niro is a great actor because maybe you say Goodfellas on AMC and you had already pegged him as a star in My Cousin Vinny. My point is that naming a best engine is like pointing out the cheerleader with the biggest boobs – well, duh.
What’s harder, and why I’ve left it for Friday, just to eff you up, is what engine do you think sucks fat donkey dingus? There’ve been lots of crap engines over the years – from the aluminum Vega four to the Triumph Stag V8 that required precise torque values on every bolt lest the entire engine warp spilling precious Castrol on the tarmac – but which one’s the worst?
Maybe you consider that Suzuki triple that was unable to power both A/C and forward motion in your college-era Chevy Sprint to be a candidate for the golden turd award. Or perhaps you were afflicted with that singular pox that was the Olds diesel, back in the day. Whatever it was, it must have left a mark like Voldermort on Harry Potter’s noggin. What engine did that, which is – in your estimation – the worst?
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