- If one would look carefully, it is noticed that the two springs have their coil in opposite direction.One is right handed and other left handed. This is important since when the springs compress and decompress at high speed , there is a side thrust acting on the spring retainer due to coils of spring. To cancel this side thrust, another spring with opposite coil direction is introduced. Since the side thrust from second spring is opposite to that of first spring, the net side thrust is zero.
- There is the effect of resonance at high engine speed. To prevent the matching of natural frequency of the running engine to the natural frequency of the spring, additional spring is added. This addition increases the natural frequency of the spring combination much higher than the engine's natural frequency, thus preventing any damage to the engine by excessive amplitude of vibration.
- Two spring do provides an additional safety in case of failure of one. But remember this is not the primary reason for use of two.
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