# 325 vs. 328, is there a difference in reliability?

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• posted on October 12, 2005, 1:13 am
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Wild but true. Perhaps the torque numbers are only better by 27%, but that's close enough.
I want to be perfectly clear, the 328 does not have 30% more torque. The number is in that neighborhood, but I forget the precise number. I used "about" because I don't know the actual number. But it's a significant number.
I haven't done the math, but I suspect that 328 is not 12% greater than 325. I've done the math now, and I was right, 328 is not 12% greater than 325. It's actually less than 1%.
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 1:41 am
On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:13:31 -0700, "Jeff Strickland"

Well, I'm saying I don't believe it, without some evidence. The Greene's numbers make sense to me. Torque is very proportional to displacement.

Ummm, try 2.8/2.5, and I think you'll see the 12% displacement difference.
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 7:01 pm
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As it turns out, we're both wrong. The increased torque in the 328 isn't 27%, it's 27 ft pounds, or pound feet to be more correct.
I like Greene's numbers too.
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 8:08 pm
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By Greene's numbers: Displacement difference (rounded to 1/10 liter) is .3 liter, so .3/2.5 12.0% increase. Torque difference (207-181) is 26 lb. ft., so 26/181 = 14.4% increase.
Increase is measured as a percentage of the starting figures; that is the 2.5 liter engine.
Tom
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 8:28 pm
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Agreed. I originally said that the torque increase was 30%, it's really 30 ft lb, and it's actually 26 ft lb. Dizzy might have been more right than me, but you'll never hear me admitting that, therefore we're both wrong.
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 10:40 pm
On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 13:28:02 -0700, "Jeff Strickland"

I made no errors. I challenged what I saw was an obvious error on your part, and I said that the torque difference in reality will closely track the displacement difference.
You are making yourself look ridiculous with your claims that I was wrong too.
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• posted on October 12, 2005, 10:37 pm
On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:01:01 -0700, "Jeff Strickland"

Umm... No, I am not wrong. What was I wrong about? I challenged your error, and I was correct.

Much better.