T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Inline 4.0L 6 Petition
Yeah was thinking about this for a few days, but i've decided to bite the bullet. Since a number of ford executives are reading this forum, i'd like to start a vote for the future of the IL6 to the ford forum members.
I am very concearned that ford will replace the IL6 with a V6. My reasons are as follows,
engine has loads of potential aka skyline
good torgue characteristics for the aussie environment 357Nm+
better top end power
smoother than a v6
all the best rear drive six's in the world are straight 6's.
v6 is primarily used for front wheel drive only for compactness.
proven reliability ask 9 outta 10 taxi's.
The main thing though is i reckon ford will be percieved as a market looser bowing out to a similar holden design of a V6 engine. The above statements are all in my opinion, therefore i'd like to know what others think, so here is the scenario.
1. Keep the current IL6 and develop it further.
2. Replace with a V6.
My vote: 1.
My saying for this scenario, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)