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The conventional 4 stroke- , Diesel- and 2 stroke-engines are quite complex, delicate and inflexible machines when we figure out how the motion is transformed from linear to rotational, how valves and ignition must be timely controlled, how the engine is cooled, how it is lubricated etc. I would like to know why apparently more simple, more flexible, more resistant engines, like Turbines or Jet engines did not impose themselves in the [car] industry. Please do not invoke only the historical reason. Thank you.
Re: Why did more simple engines not impose themselves in the [car] industry
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