|Title:||Component arrangement for outboard motor|
|Abstract:||This invention is an outboard motor for use in propelling a watercraft. The motor has a cowling in which is positioned an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine comprises a V shaped cylinder block cooperating with first and second cylinder heads to define first and second cylinder banks. The cylinder banks form a valley therebetween. Each of the cylinder banks include at least one combustion chamber. A crankcase is located at an end of the block opposite the heads forming a crankcase chamber. The engine also includes an exhaust system for routing the products of combustion from at least one combustion chamber and an intake system for providing air to the at least one combustion chamber. The intake system includes a single surge tank positioned between the cowling and the crankcase of the engine. At least one first intake pipe extends from the surge tank in a first direction along the cylinder block to the first cylinder head and at least one second intake pipe extends along the cylinder block to the second cylinder head.|
|Inventor(s):||Hiraoka; Noriyoshi (Hamamatsu, JP), Takahashi; Masanori (Hamamatsu, JP)|
|Assignee:||Sanshin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Hamamatsu, JP)|
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|Japan||9-022413||Feb 05, 1997|
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