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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Low weight metallic oil-filter module and oil pump housing with mounting on cast iron cylinder block are used for weight reduction.
The idea of the split cooling was to separate the cooling flow through cylinder head and cylinder block because of different temperature requirements for block and head.
It has an aluminum cylinder block and develops a maximum torque of 140 lb.ft.
--small dimensions of the device transmitting the measuring signals from the cylinder block to the stationary part of the system.
Both new MIVEC engines employ weight-reducing technologies such as the aluminum cylinder block to achieve a more than 10 percent weight reduction, which contributes to improved fuel economy and driving performance.
POWERING AHEAD: An all-aluminium cylinder block reduces weight and increases power on the updated 730d - but the price is pounds 1, 550 higher
The motor is connected to the shaft of the drive machine through the hollow shaft of the cylinder block. The torque is transmitted by using a mechanical shrink disc/ shaft coupling, or alternately by splines.
Meanwhile, Imaki says it may be possible to introduce a common cylinder block for gasoline and diesel engines within five years.
Using everyday products such as paper, toothpicks, and tape, students construct a structure that will support the weight of a cylinder block for 30 seconds.
the head of the cylinder block zil-130 130-1003010-20 (new, not restored) complete with valves.
The new EcoBoost V6 features the first use of a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block in a North American gasoline engine, the same material used in Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 engine.
M2 EQUITYBITES-21 June 2010-Swedish Sintercast says Jaguar Land Rover uses CGI cylinder block for new engine(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com