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You can get that and more from 1 cylinder if you want. The number of cylinders and power are not related. The smoothness, quietness, torque, heat dissipation, RPM range, engine design, ease of turn over and start, which relates to smaller starter and thus smaller start battery, are all related to number of cylinders.

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Re Erice's foto, The ring gear on the flywheel suggests there is a starter motor tucked in the back side, you can see something poking out.. I doubt if it was electric but it could be??? I thought these big engines were started using compressed air directly into the combustion chamber..... am I wrong??

 

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Re Erice's foto, The ring gear on the flywheel suggests there is a starter motor tucked in the back side, you can see something poking out.. I doubt if it was electric but it could be??? I thought these big engines were started using compressed air directly into the combustion chamber..... am I wrong??

Almost word for word what I was going to say. Yes they are normally started by air, so the Starter puzzles me as well.

And it's 6 cylinders not 2, or have I misunderstood something.

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