I’ve always admired how some cars manufacturers (Japanese in particular) were capable of making such simple and reliable engine designs. I have to admit that I kinda have a preference for Toyota in particular. We’ve got the 22RE, 5SFE, 3SFE, 1MZFE, 1KZ, etc. Every one of them can easily go past the 300,000 miles with only periodic maintenance.
For me, an engine that can provide power for the longest period of time possible are better at being engines than the ones that make insane horsepower numbers for shorter periods of time.
I’d like to know your opinions, for you, what kind of engine is best at being an engine?