What is a one-cylce engine?

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Old 02-14-03, 09:01 AM
em23
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What is a one-cylce engine?

Hi, I know the difference between a 2-stroke and a 4-cycle engine, but the other day I saw a "one-cycle" snowblower in the store. Can somebody tell me what is meant by "one-cycle"? To make matters worse, I also saw a "three-cycle" engine mentioned somewhere else! Thanks.
 
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Old 02-14-03, 06:06 PM
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You are confusing 2-cycle with 2-cylinder, etc.
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Old 02-15-03, 09:36 AM
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Sounds like it. No such thing as a 1 cycle engine, but maybe it was an abbreviation of 1 cyl? (1 cylinder).
 
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Old 02-15-03, 01:17 PM
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em23, I think someone in the store may have mistakably discribed the snowblower [ One-Cycle ], may be it should have read [ One-Stage ] snowblower? One-Stage blowers will have only one horizontal auger, Two-Stage blowers will also have a second vertical auger inside the discharge chute to help discharge wet type snow better. Russ
 
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Old 02-16-03, 03:43 PM
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Ok, thanks!
 
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Old 02-17-03, 05:32 AM
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Of course, it COULD be a gas turbine, which has one continuous cycle, but I doubt it, LOL.
 
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Old 02-22-03, 10:09 AM
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mmmm....beer...I mean turbine...now I need a turbine for my chainsaw...

Russ..is that you?(jokers)?
 
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