Template talk:Piston engine configurations

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I think the template should be renamed into “Engine configurations” or the other, for there’s already contradiction with pistonless engines and we can’t put “internal combustion engine configurations” because it might as well be, say, steam engine or something else. theUg 20:49, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I actually copied the name from Category:Piston engine configurations, and that category also contains pistonless rotary engine and the others mentioned here. I'm not familiar with all the details, but if this should be renamed, then the category should probably be renamed at the same time. --Interiot 21:52, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

One cylinder[edit]

Why is the one cylinder engine not listed here? Vince (talk) 09:03, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

It is on the top row. --Biker Biker (talk) 10:12, 31 January 2012 (UTC)


Why is this listed under two-cylinder? The split configuration can have any even number of cylinders - the article lists examples up to 16 cylinders, with various arrangements including inline, V, and radial. The ones with more than one combustion chamber should be called split- twins, split-fours, etc. but they're all presently covered under the split-single article. Since the split design is independent of # of cylinders and arrangement, it would clutter things to refer to every type of split- design engine but it so far has always been two-stroke, so maybe it should be listed as a sub-type of two-stroke, and the article name should be changed to "split-cylinder"? Enon (talk) 03:41, 25 March 2019 (UTC)