By on May 8, 2017

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Ever been in a situation where you desperately need to change the topic? Y’know, when Uncle Ray starts in on his political views at the family reunion or Aunt Madge decides to dunk her false teeth in a glass during the wedding rehearsal. Whatever the rock and hard place, it’s always handy to have a harmless question guaranteed to simmer down the dialogue.

Here’s a sure-fire question to get the conversation back on track, especially if you’re amongst a group of gearheads: How many cylinders do you own?

It’s a great question to ask, as it indubitably leads to further jawing about cars and engines. It may also lead to a passionate defence of a particular choice of wheels, or take a turn to the eternal Ford vs Chevy debate; in both cases, well, you’re on your own.

Me? Well, let’s count ‘em: eight cylinders in the Ram, six in the Charger, four in the plow rig, four more in the dirt track car (a generous description of that heap), one in The Boy’s off-road ATV, one each in both my snowblowers (I am from a place in the world where what falls from the sky is not to be believed so, yes, I own two snowblowers and a plow rig), and one in the Weed Eater. Plus two in the John Deere. That’s twenty-eight. A few years ago, my much-missed Lincoln Mark VII would’ve added eight more. Alas.

Cylinders that don’t belong to you don’t count, so that gas-powered hedge trimmer you borrowed from Ned five years ago is not permitted. Nor is the “project car” your buddy dropped off in 1996 under veiled threats from his Better Half. Generators, lawn mowers, and gas-powered pressure washers are all fair game.

Let’s see who among us can be declared winner of the inaugural TTAC Cylinder Count Award. There is no prize, other than the assurance you’ll be able to turn the conversation away from Aunt Madge’s teeth at the next family reunion.

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159 Comments on “QOTD: How Many Cylinders Do You Own?...”


  • avatar

    Zero.

    • 0 avatar
      brandloyalty

      Nice going. Seriously. After all,the author didn’t say whether the winner was the high or low number. Funny how most here assume a high number signals virtue and even superiority, when in reality a truth about cars is that internal combustion engines are befouling the planet. I wonder if there is a correlation between owning cylinders and being a middle aged guy with health problems.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      Does that mean you own an EV or don’t own a car?

    • 0 avatar
      brandloyalty

      JimZ:”Q: how do you know if someone owns an EV?

      A: Don’t worry, they’ll make sure to tell you.”

      Oh, and performance car owners are shy to declare? Did you notice what this article is about or read the responses?

      What’s with those badges on the back end of performance cars pointing out number of cylinders and other “performance” equipmemt?

  • avatar

    Let’s see here… 24? Edited to add Stihl.

    8 – ’96 F Super Duty PowerStroke
    4 – ’94 Escort
    2 – ’09 Super Glide
    2 – ’07 Sportster
    2 – Briggs and Splatter mower
    1 – Stihl 025
    1 – John Deere
    1 – MTD mower
    1 – Weed eater
    1 – Rototiller
    1 – Snow chuck

  • avatar
    JimZ

    10.

    six in the Ranger, two each in the bikes.

  • avatar
    davewg

    Hmm

    8 – ’67 Corvette
    6 – ’14 Durango
    6 – ’16 Durango
    4 – ’04 TSX
    1 – John Deere
    1 – Snowblower
    1 – String Trimmer
    1 – Chainsaw
    1 – Powerwasher

    29 if I did the math correctly.

  • avatar

    9.

    5 – VW Beetle
    4 – RAV4

  • avatar
    Nick 2012

    21.

    6 – Pentastar V6
    8 – Hemi 5.7L
    3 – Honda Insight
    2 – Toro Z4200
    1 – Leaf Blower
    1 – Snow Blower (edited)

  • avatar
    arach

    Hmm… This gets interesting when you think of power tools!

    8 Ferrari 360
    8 Camaro z28
    8 Ford F350
    8 Porsche Cayenne
    6 Tahoe Q3
    6 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    4 Hyundai Sonata
    2 toro zero turn
    2 vstrom 1000
    2 FMG600
    1 Edger
    1 Trimmer
    1 Power Washer
    1 Push Mower (Husqvarna)
    1 Snow Blower
    1 Chainsaw
    1 Pole Saw
    1 Air Compressor
    2 Blowers (2 blowers)
    2 Generators (2 Generators)

    =66 Cylinders! (edited to add snow blower, chain saw, pole saw)

  • avatar
    Speed3

    0. I take a cab, uber, or zip car when I need a set of wheels.

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      Lucky!!! You’ll retire a millionaire the way you’re going. For me stuff with cylinders, usually 8 at a time is like a damn crack addiction.

  • avatar
    caltemus

    10, 2 volvo 5 cylinders and an LB9 V8

  • avatar
    Arthur Dailey

    Currently 18. 4 + 4 + 4 + 6 = 18.

  • avatar
    jack4x

    10 – Viper
    8 – SS
    8 – Avalanche 2500
    8 – Coupe Deville
    6 – Lucerne
    4 – MR2
    2 – zero turn mower
    1 – push mower
    1 – chainsaw
    1 – weed whacker

    49 total, not the highest here but I do have just under 36 total liters displacement which might be tops.

  • avatar
    Nellakwah

    11.

    6 – Honda J35
    4 – VW 16v 2.slow
    1 – Snowblower

  • avatar
    BigOldChryslers

    30 for me.

    An interesting idea, but if I’m in the company of gearheads there will be more interesting things to talk about, and if not there will probably be some people who don’t even know how many cylinders their car has.

  • avatar
    jimmyy

    I am not sure how many cylinders some of my cars have. Does it even matter?

  • avatar
    ajla

    25.

    8 – Charger
    8 – Cadillac
    8 – Chevy Van
    1 – air compressor

    I use a reel mower and my other stuff (trimmer, pressure washer, etc.) is electric.

  • avatar
    teekster

    Range Rover sport 8
    LR4 8
    V8 Vantage 8
    911 6
    944 4
    Alfa spider 4

    Sea ray 340 18 (2 v8s and a generator)
    1963 pipestone 2
    Honda pwc 4

    John Deere tractor 2
    Honda mower 1
    Weed wacker 1
    Chain saw 1
    Blower 1
    Power washer 1
    Snow blower 1

    I think that’s 70. The goal is to have a cylinder index greater than your age. At 48, I’m ok.

  • avatar
    MBella

    Currently 30, (I need to get rid of the wagons)

    8 – ’17 Silverado 5.3L
    8 – ’04 E500 Wagon
    6 – ’00 E320 Wagon
    4 – ’13 Miata Club
    1 – push mower
    1 – string trimmer
    1 – snowblower
    1 – chainsaw

  • avatar
    TOTitan

    24

    4-Golf Sportwagen
    6-335d
    8-Titan
    6-240Z

  • avatar
    JimC2

    1+4+4+6+7=22

    A few of those are in airplanes.

    I’ve also owned a 5 cylinder auto engine in the past and a handful of other engines with an additional 25 cylinders. Still nothing in 2, 3, or 8.

    I’m pretty sure arach, edit, teekster is gonna win this one.

  • avatar
    285exp

    ES 330 6
    ES 300 6
    F250 10
    Boat 12
    Boat 4
    Gennys 5
    Mower 1
    Total 44

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    50
    3 air compressors
    1 weedeater
    2 x3 tractors
    2 x6 trucks
    1 x4 truck
    6 x4 cars

    Probably closer to 60 if we count hydraulic cylinders.

    • 0 avatar
      Ermel

      If we do count hydraulic cylinders, I’m even in the game: 3 Citroen BXes with 4 engine and 4 suspension cylinders each, two of them with power steering, make 9+9+8=26, plus 4 each in the Diesel diesel Vanagon and the convertible Bug, make 34. Which is not too bad for Europe, where you can easily live your life never owning anything with more than a four-banger in it — my Dad had one inline six Opel Commodore, all others were fours.

  • avatar

    4 – Fiesta ST
    6 – BMW 325i

    In prior years:

    2 – BMW 700
    4 – Atomic 4 in a Tartan 27
    12 – 365 GT 2+2

    I have never owned a 3, 5, or 8.

  • avatar
    dividebytube

    10:

    4: Mini Cooper S hardtop
    4: Mini Clubman S
    1: lawnmower
    2: snowblower

    I’ll be adding another car soon – a 6 or an 8 cyl so I can go up (yay!)

  • avatar
    rileyru

    24 in vehicles:
    8 – ’09 F-150
    8 – ’08 4Runner
    8 – ’06 Mustang

    4 in tools:
    Push mower, leaf blower, trimmer
    Air compressor

  • avatar
    tylermattikow

    30… 3 V-8’s, one 4, and one 2 (motorcyle). I likely have the most for a guy who lives in an apartment in a major urban area..

  • avatar
    zoomzoomfan

    2016 Mazda6 – 4
    2013 Mazda CX-5 – 4
    1995 Chevrolet S-10 – 6
    Lowe’s Brand Briggs & Stratton Push Mower – 1
    Snowblower – 1

    16 cylinders altogether. More than I thought.

  • avatar
    DevilsRotary86

    9 cylinders, 1 turbo, and 2 rotors.
    2016 Ecoboost Mustang – 4 + 1 turbo
    2016 Honda Fit – 4
    Push mower – 1
    ’86 RX-7 GXL – 2 rotors.

  • avatar
    mason

    53 total if the boys bikes count, technically I do own them and pay for repairs and maintenance. 50 if you take them out of the equation.

    (2)Rams – 6 each
    Merc – 8
    Mustang – 8
    VW – 4
    Renegade – 2
    Rincon – 1
    (2) Trx 90 – 1 each
    Trx 70 – 1
    Tractor – 4
    Scag – 2
    Wheel Horse – 1
    (2) push mowers – 1 each
    Weed trimmer – 1
    (2) chainsaws – 1 each
    Air compressor -2
    Pressure washer – 1

  • avatar
    Truckducken

    A mere 29, as of this afternoon. No more V8’s, but at least there’s still an I6 in the family.

  • avatar
    S2k Chris

    S2k – 4
    TSX – 4
    RDX – 6
    Snowblower – 1
    Lawn Mower – 1
    Backpack blower – 1

    Total – 17

  • avatar
    CaptainObvious

    CX 9 – 6
    Fusion – 6
    Camry – 4
    Legacy – 4
    Lawn mower – 1
    Snow blower – 1

    A paltry 22

    Can I count the gas “cylinder” for my grill?

  • avatar
    Dane61

    99 as of now.
    Rolls-Royce 12
    Rolls_Royce 8
    Bentley 12
    Bentley 6
    Jaguar 8
    Saab 4
    MG 4
    Mercedes 8
    Mercedes 4
    Dodge 8
    Ford 8
    Jeep 6
    Franklin 6
    Lawn mover X2 2
    Snow blower 1
    Generator X2 2

  • avatar
    Steve Biro

    10 at my house. Four in my Forester, four in my wife’s Tucson and two in my BMW R1150R.

    The homeowners association cuts the grass, trims the hedges and bushes, and shovels the snow. Although I do have a couple of snow shovels, a hand-held “plow” and a small electric snow blower, just in case.

  • avatar
    mechimike

    My friends and I have had this discussion before. We call it the Cylinder Index (CI). However, we’ve had to adjust the game (because of me, mostly) to include only RUNNING cylinders. That is, the engine has to be able to fire, in its current condition, if you crank it and give it fuel.

    Currently:

    K3500: 8
    75 LTD: 8
    80 Mercedes: 5
    67 Volvo: 4
    90 Volvo: 4
    68 Camero: 8
    64 Corvair: 6
    67 Jaguar: 6
    91 Suburban: 8
    68 Volvo: 4
    Power washer: 1
    Push mowers, 3, 1 each
    lawn tractor: 2
    front loader: 3
    tiller: 1
    weedeater: 1
    Chainsaw: 1
    generator: 1

    Total: 74. Dang, that’s low. I used to have it over 100. Need to get some more of the project cars running…

  • avatar
    eCurmudgeon

    I thought the only correct answer was “Not nearly enough.”

  • avatar
    Flipper35

    Only 33. Unless you count the spare V8.

  • avatar
    CarnotCycle

    4 in a Kia, 6 in a Camaro, 8 in a Suburban and 10 in a BMW = 28.

    “Need” to get V-Twin something to complete the series 2,4,6,8,10.

  • avatar
    slavuta

    13 in transportation.
    3 in power equipment.

  • avatar
    Sobro

    8- Chevy 350 in a Class B Roadtrek RV
    8- F-150 4.6
    6- ES 300
    2- Super Bronco 42″ deck lawn tractor
    1- Weed whacker
    1- Push mower
    1- Onan Generator in RV
    0- Poulan electric chainsaw

    Looks like 27 to me.

  • avatar
    PentastarPride

    Ten.

    Four in my 2013 200 and four in my wife’s 2015 Outback.

    One in the Craftsman mower with the Honda engine and one in the Craftsman pressure washer with a Briggs and Stratton engine.

    I use an electric blower and trimmer. I can’t handle gas trimmers. They make my hands go numb with the vibration, plus the proximity of the engine makes my shirt smell like gas.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    28

    2011 Avalanche – 8
    2011 Impreza – 4
    2009 G8 GT – 8
    2006 Forester – 4
    1985 Impulse – 4

  • avatar
    TheFirehawkGuy

    Total of 24

    8 in the Firehawk

    6 ecoboost cylinders in the Lincoln MKT

    6 in the Cadillac CTS

    4 in the Saturn SC-2

  • avatar
    omer333

    Ten in my household.

    V6 – Acura MDX
    Turbo 4 – VW GTI

  • avatar
    musicalmcs8706

    I’m at 5 cylinders.
    TSX sport wagon – 4
    Snowblower – 1

  • avatar
    e30gator

    24:

    8-1994 Ford F-150
    6-2013 Buick Enclave
    4-2009 Saturn Aura XR
    4-1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9
    1 Snapper Briggs & Stratton 6 HP lawnmower
    1 Honda power generator

  • avatar
    RobbieAZ

    Only 14

    6 – 2016 MB C450
    4 – 2017 Porsche Macan
    2 – 2011 Road King
    2 – 2003 Sportster

  • avatar
    statikboy

    Is it even really possible to own holes?

  • avatar
    notapreppie

    How are we scoring rotary engines? Number of combustion chambers?

    I’ve got 4 cylinders in the CX-3 and zero (but 6 combustion chambers) in the RX-8.

    What about the cylinders in my air compressors? I’ve got two of those.

    I also own a few graduated cylinders but I think those are beyond the scope of this post.

    • 0 avatar
      arach

      Anyone who counts Cylinders know rotarys count as zero. ZERO.

      They aren’t real man cars.

      (I have an electric vehicle I didn’t count for the same reason… but seriously “real car guys” wouldn’t consider the rotary- or an electric motor- worthwhile)

      I love the Rotary’s though…. never owned one myself though.

      • 0 avatar
        JimC2

        Hey, the Red Baron had a nine cylinder rotary. Rotaries have cylinders too! Sometimes…

        Does a 1 rotor Wankel count as 3 cylinder equivalent, or does it count as 6 (since the equivalent displacement is basically double). Questions, questions!

        • 0 avatar
          FormerFF

          i would count a two rotor Wankel as six cylinders. I can’t think of any 1 rotor vehicles, maybe one of the motorcycles?

          • 0 avatar
            toplessFC3Sman

            I’d consider a single wankel rotor as a 2-cylinder, since the rotor has 3 individual chambers but only spins at 1/3 of the crank (eccentric) shaft speed, meaning that it only has one of those chambers intake-ing, (or combusting, if thats how you want to measure it) every revolution of the output shaft. A 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine also has one intake and one combustion event every revolution. This is why the rotary “displacement” (volume of a single rotor chamber) gets doubled by many sanctioning bodies – its about how much air gets inducted in a certain time period regardless of how its done.

            By this logic, each 2-stroke cylinder would count as 2 though… so… hmm.

        • 0 avatar
          celebrity208

          Rotary aircraft engines, not to be confused with radial aircraft engines.

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    27

    Chronologically speaking

    2016 GMC Terrain 4 cyl (180 ish hp)
    2010 Toyota Highlander V6 (268 hp)
    2004 Ford F150 V8 (230 hp)
    1967 Ford Mustang V8 (180 hp gross)
    2014 Poulan Pro high wheel push mower 1 cyl Briggs and Stratton

  • avatar
    djsyndrome

    Eight, inline 4 + boxer 4.

    This got me to thinking – I’ve bought over 20 cars and *every single one of them* has been a four cylinder, and from nearly every major manufacturer too : GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, VW and Volvo.

    • 0 avatar
      FormerFF

      There are a lot of people who look down on four bangers, but I like them a lot. Three quarters of my 43 years of driving has been four cylinder powered, as is the vast majority of my racing seat time, and all of my (limited) pilot in command time. Our boat has two four cylinder engines as well.

      Fours are smooth enough, provided you don’t make them too big, they are compact, and easy to work on

      • 0 avatar
        dal20402

        There’s a real art to making a good four. So many of them are charmless: rough at all engine speeds, reluctant to rev, and sounding more like power equipment. But a few makers have really gotten it right. Honda’s bigger fours are the best in the business; the K24 in all its variations is a work of art. Among the modern breed of turbocharged fours, VW’s stands out for smoothness, a nice sound, and a fat powerband. Toyota’s fours are dull, but unobtrusive. And surprisingly enough GM has really got it right with the last couple of generations; I think the unloved 2.5-liter is actually more refined (although far less entertaining) than the 3.6 DI V6.

        • 0 avatar
          musicalmcs8706

          I have the K24 in my TSX. It is an incredible motor! It’s so much fun to let it rev. I went from a 3800 to the K24. The power is about the same, while less torque, the revs help make up for that. I never thought I would be so happy with a four cylinder car after having always owned six cylinder cars.

          • 0 avatar
            dal20402

            I had an early first-year TSX with one of the very first copies of the 7100-rpm version of the K24, coupled to Honda’s sublime six-speed stick. My memories of that car are that it was totally happy, and sounded like it, at any point in the powerband from 1500 to 7100 rpm. Enough power that if I wrang it out I could decisively pass most traffic, little enough power that I could really use the engine on an everyday basis. (By contrast if I revved my G8 GXP past about 2500 rpm, it necessarily meant I was doing something antisocial.)

          • 0 avatar
            musicalmcs8706

            That describes it well. You can use the entire motor, but you won’t end up in jail.

  • avatar
    Adam Tonge

    C-Max: 4
    MkT: 6
    4Winns: 6
    Waverunners: 8
    Lawnmowers: 2
    Snowblowers: 3
    Pressure Washer: 1
    Generator: 1

    Total: 31

  • avatar
    MrIcky

    ram (gas) 8
    ram (dsl) 6
    challenger 8
    dirt bike 1
    scooter(x2) 2
    lawnmower 1
    generator(x2) 2

    28

  • avatar
    newenthusiast

    14:

    8 in the Audi Q7
    6 in the BMW 135i

  • avatar
    JMII

    3 Yamaha outboard
    6 350Z
    6 Infiniti Q60
    8 Dakota

    23 total

    • 0 avatar
      Corey Lewis

      Now do you have the new gen Q60 or the old G37 one?

      If it’s the new one, I’m interested to hear how you like it.

      • 0 avatar
        olddavid

        Me, too. My wife has an M35x that will need replacement soon, and I think I have her convinced that two doors is plenty for us old fogies. An unvarnished commentary is always useful.

  • avatar
    kvndoom

    14. Two 4-bangers and a V6.

    Will be 12 whenever I get my next car.

  • avatar
    olddavid

    8+6+6+8+8+8+6+8+1+1+1+2+2=65 I will admit to being a sentimental old fool that hoards every car with a family story. I am undoubtedly getting on my poor Sister’s last nerve by occupying two garages at her rentals as well as the double at her home. My dear wife only has to put up with four at the house. as well as the motorcycles. Out of all of them, only one (1953 Hudson Hornet) has not been driven 100 miles in the last year. Well, two, as my restoration of a Honda SL350 isn’t exactly going to plan. But, I was thinking…..if I didn’t drive and wrench, I would probably become consumed by some other diversion without the intrinsic appeal of wheels. That and the fact I really enjoy the company of my fellow gearheads. As ETCG says, “stay dirty”.

  • avatar

    Let see..
    8 – 77 Chevelle
    6 – 04 Buick
    1 – 2010 Craftsman mower
    1 – 1963 Craftsman Edger
    1 – 1948 Briggs and Stratton horizontal engine
    =
    17 Cylinders.

  • avatar
    FuzzyPlushroom

    Four, in the 245. I’m boring. I live in an apartment and haven’t gotten around to putting a chainsaw engine on a bicycle.

  • avatar
    philipwitak

    six / porsche boxster.
    .
    six / porsche cayman.
    .
    a total of twelve.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    It isn’t the number of pistons but the displacement that counts ;)

    F150 – 8
    Sienna – 6
    snow blower – 1
    Galaxie 500 – 8
    Lawn mower – 1
    Compressor – 1
    Johnson 9.9 – 2

  • avatar
    Maymar

    6 cylinders, and 1750cc. Sadly, not in a classic Alfa Romeo, but in a tiny car and an even smaller motorcycle.

  • avatar
    Scoutdude

    Because I’m lazy I’ll leave out the wife’s, kid’s, power equipment, parts cars, spares and group them by engines since I usually have multiples.

    4.6 X 4
    5.4 x 1
    304 x 1
    345 x 3
    351 x 2
    392 x 1
    460 x 1
    — = 13

    13 x 8 = 104

    So 104

  • avatar
    AlfaRomasochist

    I did a count, and at the beginning of the year it was:

    Ford E450 RV – V10
    ’60 Chevy Nomad – V8
    ’68 GMC Pickup – V8
    ’05 Suzuki XL-7 – V6
    ’06 Volvo V70R – I5
    ’71 Lancia Fulvia 1600HF – V4
    ’89 Alfa Spider – I4
    ’74 Alfa Spider – I4
    ’15 Nissan Leaf – Electric motor (0)

    That was 9 vehicles, 49 cylinders. All were running and driving except the ’74 Spider, which is now running. Since then I’ve sold the Volvo and Lancia so we’re at 40 cylinders, 7 vehicles.

  • avatar
    56BelAire

    8 – Pontiac Catalina
    8 – Mustang GT
    8 – Caddy DTS
    8 – Ford P/U
    6 – Chrysler 300

    Too much lawn & garden equipment to mention.

  • avatar
    KevinC

    Currently 10.

    ’05 BMW ZHP coupe – 6
    ’16 Golf R – 4

  • avatar
    FormerFF

    My car – Fusion Energi – 4
    Daughter’s car – Patriot – 4
    Boat – Yamaha 212SS – 2 x 4 cyl = 8
    Lawnmower – Briggs powered – 1
    Chainsaw – Echo – 1
    Edger – Echo – 1
    I’m going to include my wife’s car, it’s in her name but I paid for it: Explorer – 6
    Total of 25

    I would like to add a four cylinder track car and a two cylinder motorcycle. The track car is a possibility, but my wife is dead set against the motorcycle.

  • avatar
    Kabayo

    4 – 2007 Honda S2000
    1 – 2006 Honda CBR150R
    4 – 2006 Scion xB
    6 – 2003 Acura CL Type S 6-speed
    4 – 2001 Honda HR-V
    4 – 2000 Honda CR-V
    6 – 1993 Toyota T100
    4 – 1988 Mazda MX-6 LX
    6 – 1988 Toyota Pickup SR5 4WD
    4 – 1971 VW Super Beetle
    4 – 1970 VW Beetle
    4 – 1970 VW Westfalia Campmobile
    4 – 1966 VW Westfalia Campmobile
    4 – 1965 VW Pickup
    4 – 1960’s VW spare engine
    4 – 1960’s VW spare engine
    1 – Craftsman lawn mower
    1 – MTD lawn mower
    1 – Husqvarna Chainsaw

    70 total, and I live in the city (though 5 cylinders are at my vacation home)

  • avatar
    kwong

    I’ve got the following:

    8 – 06 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax
    6 – 07 Lexus Rx400h
    4 – 01 VW Golf TDI
    0 – 13 Fiat 500e

    4 cars, 18 cylinders, but only 6 spark plugs

  • avatar
    stevelyon

    V6 – ’97 Chevy S10 4.3L
    I4 – ’76 BMW 2002 1.8L
    I4 – ’03 BMW K1200RS 1.2L
    B2 – ’05 BMW R1200GS 1.2L
    S1 – ’06 Yamaha XT225 .2L
    S1 – ’15 Honda Grom .1L

    18 cylinders, 8.8L total

  • avatar
    frankev

    Current total stands at 19:

    4 – Chevy Sonic
    4 – Ford Fusion
    1 – Honda motorcycle
    6 – Kia Sedona
    4 – Subaru Impreza

    I’m geeky enough that I have a spreadsheet of all the vehicles I’ve owned, 24 in all, so I could easily calculate my lifetime cylinder total, at least for road vehicles: 115. Interestingly, my first three cars had V8s, but I’ve not had one since 1995 or so.

    I’m amazed at some commenters who can approach my lifetime total with their current total! My kingdom for some garages and/or pole barns! More power, literally, to you! :-)

  • avatar
    dal20402

    Good God, some of you people have a lot of space to store machinery.

    I have 18, all in cars:

    8 – Lexus LS460
    6 – Acura Legend
    4 – Ford C-Max Energi

    No boats, no motorcycles (real bikes have pedals), all lawn equipment electric or manual.

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    2013 Tacoma – 6
    2008 Sienna – 6
    2010 Forte Koup (5-sp manual!) – 4
    2002 Honda Masters – 1
    1998 McLane edger – 1
    Echo line trimmer – 1

    Nineteen!

  • avatar

    Jetta S – 4
    Jetta Sport – 4
    944S – 4
    Quattro 100CS – 4
    M3 – 6
    Range Rover – 8

    26

  • avatar
    Junkyard McJohnson

    Let’s see….

    12 in 2 mercedes
    16 in 2 suburban
    12 in 2 boats
    8 in 2 Subarus
    4 in Mazda mini truck
    4 in Honda car
    8 in 4 jetskis
    5 in 5 chainsaws
    6 in 5 air compressors
    6 in 5 weed whips
    5 in 5 nitro r/x’s
    3 in 3 dirt bikes
    3 in 3 leaf blowers
    3 in 3 push mowers
    3 in 3 snow blowers
    2 in 2 3 wheelers
    2 in outboard
    1 in generator

    So that equals 103 If I only count the running ones otherwise I would be at 129
    That’s ok if you go by the standard that a true motorhead has double the C.I. of your age(mine is 37)

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    karlbonde

    8 – Benz E55
    8 – Benz 400E
    5 – XC70
    5 – V70R
    3 – Triumph Street Triple

    29, and three odd-number cylinder motors!

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    Steve Lynch

    18

    68 Mustang 302 – 8
    92 Prelude – 4
    17 GLE – 6

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    relton

    72, and they’re all cars. None of this lawnmower stuff.
    Bob

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    celebrity208

    8 – ’05 A8L (8)
    8 – ’05 Chevy 3500 Express (16)
    8 – ’06 Crownline 250CR (24)
    5 – ’05 Volvo XC70 (29)
    1 – ’79 Honda ATC70 (30)
    1 – ’81 Honda ATC70 (110cc swap) (31)
    1 – ’82 Suzuki ALT50 (32)
    1 – ’11 China clone of Honda CT70 (33)
    1 – Portable generator (34)
    2 – two chipper shredders (36)
    1 – Stihl trimmer (37)
    1 – McCulloch chainsaw (38)
    1 – pressure washer (39)
    1 – DIY inverter generator project using a Honda GX35 engine (40)
    1 – craftsman leaf blower (41)
    1 – rototiller (repowered w/ Harbor Freight 5hp) (42)
    1 – Honda lawn mower (43)
    1 – rc airplane that hadn’t flown in years but still runs good (when the nitro hadn’t absorbed a bunch of water) (44)

    This isn’t counting the cylinders in my compressor (45), or ATC’s original engine (46), or a 3rd ATC that’s a project with a Chinese 150cc (47). I’m quite crazy you see. I have a 4th ATC that’s also a project bike (48). Google image search for “r55 atc70” for what this one will look like.

    So I’m at 45 or 48 depending on what I get credit for.

    Btw, THANK GOD for the cheap carburetors on Amazon. It’s almost as cheap to just replace them instead of buy a can of carb cleaner. And that doesn’t even account for the time savings! Carb swap = 10-20 min. Carb clean = many hrs over multiple days with no guarantee it’ll run good at speed. It’s almost always the high speed jet that I can’t get all the way clean. Then you get that fluctuating engine speed at full throttle. Ugh!

  • avatar
    doublechili

    This thread is going to come back to haunt some people here if Bernie or Elizabeth Warren win in 2020.

    I kid, I kid.

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    countymountie

    8 – Charger 5.7
    8 – Genesis 4.6
    8 – Roadmaster LT1
    8 – Bonneville 301
    8 – Dodge 361
    8 – Dodge 318
    6 – Riviera 3.8 turbo
    6 – Phoenix 2.8
    6 – Fiero 2.8
    1 – Toro mower
    1 – Honda mower
    1 – Honda trimmer
    1 – Craftsman Edger
    1 – Pressure washer

    71 if my math is correct. Have 4 other V8 engines waiting for projects but counting them seems like cheating. But if cheating is allowed, my total is 103.

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    tylanner

    6 – 2000 S4 2.7TT (powered by cash)
    4 – 2012 GLI 2.0T (absolute maximum level of practicality I could accept)

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    Sigivald

    18.

    (F250 5.4, XC70 T6, Corolla.)

    (My first car was a three-cylinder Metro.

    My second car, a four-cylinder Toyota Pickup.

    Third – contiguous with the Pickup – a five-cylinder Mercedes 300D.

    I broke the pattern by getting the F250 before the Volvo, though.

    And I have no real intention of ever owning a V10 or V12.)

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    4drSedan

    9 Counting the lawn mower.

    How about this question…amount of automotive debt per cylinder? My answer, Zero.

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    ilkhan

    10.
    8 in a Mustang, 2 in a Ninja.

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    Geekcarlover

    I’m down to only 6. I feel so…..inadquate.

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    pragmatic

    8 Jaguar
    6 Lincoln
    4 Ranger
    4 MG
    6 Healey
    2 Triumph
    2 Buell
    4 Suzuki
    1 Lawn Mower (craftsman)
    1 Snowblower (ariens)
    1 Chipper (craftsman)
    1 Rototiller (northern)
    1 Leaf blower (echo)
    1 Compressor (campbell Hausfield)
    8 Rover V8 engine
    6 Lincoln parts car

    56

  • avatar
    Dann

    13.

    6 – ’08 Toyota Aurion
    6 – ’10 Holden Commodore VE
    1 – ’16 Victa mower with Briggs & Stratton 625EX

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    75brick

    6 – 200S
    6 – Grand Caravan
    8 – Bricklin

    For a total of 20. I had more but sold the Trans Am and Fusion to get the van when our twins were born a couple months ago…

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    Big Al from Oz

    It seems some are counting their partners and off springs “cylinders”.

    For me;
    5 BT50
    1 Chainsaw
    1 Whipper Snipper
    1 Leaf blower
    1 Lawn Mower (I now use an 80v Kobalt mower)
    2 Air compressor
    4 Nailing and staple guns
    4 gas cylinders
    1 Spud gun (potato)
    1 1.2cc model aircraft engine
    2 12v off road air compressor
    4 Jacks (floor, bottle)
    12 brake and clutch cylinders

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    V-Strom rider

    I went for about 35 years with zero (company-owned cars) but now I’m retired it’s 12:

    6 – M235i
    4 – C200
    2 – V-Strom 650

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    Jagboi

    50. 62 if I can count the spare Jag V12 I have in the corner. The car rusted out so a friend offered me the running engine when he was scrapping the car.

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    bigcraneman

    30
    8 – 03 Suburban 8.1
    8 – 94 Town Car 4.6
    6 – 08 M35x 3.5
    6 – 07 TL 3.2
    1 – Mower
    1 – Trimmer

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    raph

    Nine total

    8 – GT350
    1 – lawnmower

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    Ko1

    6 – 2006 GMC Sierra 4.3 V6
    6 – 2006 Buick Allure 3800
    6 – 1965 Chevy Corvair Corsa
    6 – 1966 Chevy Corvair Monza
    8 – 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom
    1 – Push lawnmower
    1 – Ford 145 garden tractor
    1 – Weed whacker
    1 – Honda GC160 mini bike
    1 – Troy-Bilt mini garden tiller

    So 37?

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    JEFFSHADOW

    1969, 1972, 1974, 1985 Toronados;
    1975 Riviera
    1976 GMC Motor Home
    1983 Eldorado Biarritz
    1998 Aurora
    2000 Eldorado ETC
    2002 Intrigue GLS (6)
    2003 Final 500 Aurora #410
    2006 SAAB 9.5 (4)
    2006 Rainier CXL (6)
    2016 Challenger SXT Plus (6)
    2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn
    So, 110 cylinders

  • avatar
    Stugots

    I have 93. 84 of them are cars, and the other 9 are boat, lawnmowers, etc.

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    ChevyIIfan

    16.

    8- Chevy 5.3L
    4- Chevy Malibu 2.4 Ecotec
    1 Riding lawnmower
    1 push mower
    1 Weed Eater (4 stroke)
    1 power washer

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    kickasskevin

    8 – 01 camaro ss
    6 – 95 cummins 2500
    4 – 10 ranger 2.3
    4 – 05 tacoma
    4 – 09 avalon
    4 – 99 Rav 4
    4 – 06 CBR1000
    4 – 81 CB750
    4 – 4 honda quads
    2 – 05 v-rod
    2 – 93 sportster
    2 – 05 gs500f
    3 – 3 generators
    4 – 3 snowmobiles
    1 – 12 crf450r
    1 – 83 z50
    2 – kawasaki toilet seat
    4 – various lawn care
    (not all mine, but within household)

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