Renault 8G

Argus As 411 Renault V8 engine
8G
Renault 190HP side view fig1.jpg
Type Liquid-cooled V-8 piston engine
National origin France
Manufacturer Renault
Major applications Dorand AR.1,

The Renault 8G was a family of French liquid-cooled V-8 aero engines of the World War I era that produced from 140 hp (100 kW) to 190 hp (140 kW).

Design and development

Construction used separate cast iron blocks for each pair of cylinders, mounted on a light-alloy crankcase with an included vee angle of 50 degrees. Each bank had a single overhead camshaft, shaft-driven through bevel gears. It was equipped with a single dual-choke updraught Zenith carburettor, and twin spark ignition through four magnetos. The crankshaft was a flat plane with three bearings and four throws, each pair of cylinders sharing a master-slave connecting rod onto the same crankpin.

Variants

8G
140 hp (100 kW)
8Ga
150 hp (110 kW)
8Gb
160 hp (120 kW)
8Gc
175 hp (130 kW)
8Gd
190 hp (140 kW)
8Gdy
200 hp (150 kW)
8Ge
200 hp (150 kW)

Applications

Specifications (8Gd)

Section on cylinder

Data from [1]

General characteristics

Components

Performance

See also

Comparable engines

Related lists

References

  1. ^ Renault 190 HP Notice descriptive et Règlement. Renault.