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Old 10-22-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 4wheelsnews View Post
In one BMW prototype, the engines were encapsulated and were completely surrounded by clad walls and panels in order to eliminate cold starts.
That will definitely help with heat retention, especially with the use of some of the modern ceramics. However, if you think it's difficult to work on an engine now, wait till it is completely encapsulated by heat trapping panels.
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