- To reduce size of the engine.
- To reduce crankpin dia.
- If not oblique cut not able to lift same from top with piston.
- If not oblique cut have palm bolts ,increase in production cost.
- Apart from this , as engines are becoming more efficient the liner bore dia is not increasing but as the power output is increasing the bottom end bearing size is increasing , because it has to transmit so much of the peak pressure (downward thrust) .Because the thrust is increasing the bottom end bearing size has to increase , liner dia and bore remains almost same.
The electrohydraulic control mechanisms of the ME engine replace the following components of the conventional MC engine: Chain drive for camshaft Camshaft with fuel cams, exhaust cams and indicator cams Fuel pump actuating gear, including roller guides and reversing mechanism Conventional fuel pressure booster and VIT system Exhaust valve actuating gear and roller guides Engine driven starting air distributor Electronic governor with actuator Regulating shaft Engine side control console Mechanical cylinder lubricators. The Engine Control System of the ME engine comprises: Control units Hydraulic power supply unit Hydraulic cylinder units, including: Electronically controlled fuel injection, and Electronically controlled exhaust valve activation Electronically controlled starting air valves Electronically controlled auxiliary blowers Integrated electronic governor functions Tacho system Electronically controlled Alpha lubricators