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Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:55 am

Due to it many years in service, the Boeing 737 has had three different engines types, the JT8D, CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. I was wondering witch engine do you like best on 737s? For me, it a toss up between CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. The JT8D goes good with 727 and DC-9 but they do not look good on 737, also when I hear the great sound of air getting rip in shreds that a JT8D make, I to see a 727 or DC-9 making it, not a 737.
 
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:27 am

Most definitely the JT8D. The original is always the best.
 
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:56 am

It's gotta be the JT8D, they look awesome, not to mention they sound amazing.
There are few things that can beat that sound!  bigthumbsup 


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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:11 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 2):
It's gotta be the JT8D, they look awesome, not to mention they sound amazing.

 checkmark  I love the JT8D as well, but only on the -200. On the NGs it has to be the CFM 56. I love the sound of both of them.

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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:12 am

My favorite is definitely the JT8D since they're the noisiest. Nothing like that distinctive fan whine and thunderous exhaust roar when JT8D-powered planes takeoff. I like the CFM56-3 and -7 also, as they're powerful yet quiet and efficient and look great on a 737, especially with their distinctive, flat-bottomed nacelles. They also make a nice, distinctive growl when they takeoff that sounds great, especially if you're actually on the plane sitting up front.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:23 am

JT8D...oh, the sound and smoke. What about them not looking good on a 737? I beg to differ.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:46 pm

definitely the JT8D , some of my earliest flights where on NZ's 737-200 and Ansett New Zealands -100s and there was a great feel of excitement both on take-off and landing that is lacking on the newer a/c . I know that the CFM engines are more fuel efficient , more powerful , quieter and generally more environmentally friendly , lower maintenance etc etc etc etc ( yawn) etc ... but they are dull in comparison to the mighty scream I associate with the original 'pocket rocket' 737-100 and -200s and reverse thrust on landing on the newer models is a terrible anticlimax
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:04 am

Hard to say since all engines have something nice.I like the flat engines of the 737 classics as well as the round ones of the 737NGs but if I had to decide between all three engines ever used on the 737 I too would stick with the original JT8Ds.

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:36 pm

Gotta have my JT8D's!!!

The CFM56-3 and -7 in that order follow.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:35 pm

JT8D for me, looks like the OP is getting out voted, the sound, the smoke its just all so special... I have not been on one since March... I miss them... It was a short flight too OGG-HNL but it was nice nonetheless.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:54 pm

The JT8D sounds good.The CFM56-7s look great.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:22 pm

Another one for JT8D, the -200 is one of the best looking 737s IMO.
 
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Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:09 am

I live just 2 miles south of Anchorage Int'l airport here now for 3 years, and Northern Air Cargo has 3 ex-Delta 732s based there. When the JT8Ds on those birds are spooling up, I can hear & even feel them from my house on cool mornings. It's the best sound & feeling ever! So chalk up another vote for the venerable Pratt & Whitney JT8D...the most dependable & reliable turbofan engine ever made.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:03 pm

The JT8D for me. Who can resist not liking this?:
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:43 pm

Chalk up yet Another vote for the JT8D  Big grin Love the way those look and sound

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 3):
On the NGs it has to be the CFM 56.

Would be interesting to see a NG with the JT8D  scratchchin 



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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:22 pm

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 14):
Would be interesting to see a NG with the JT8D

Too high  Smile
Unless they used the Classic MLGs.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:43 pm

I am an aviation nut.... I can see if an aircraft is an Airbus 320 and a Boeing 737 from 10 km  Smile but I can never tell one engine type from another... Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please?
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:19 pm

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 16):
I am an aviation nut.... I can see if an aircraft is an Airbus 320 and a Boeing 737 from 10 km Smile but I can never tell one engine type from another... Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please?

I can not tell the difference of most engines either except for the CFM 56 and the V2500 at the A320 nevertheless if you can spot the differnces between a 737-200, 737-300,-400,-500 and 737-600,-700,-800,-900 you will also know the differences of the different engines mentioned above since every 737 version has only one type of engine.
Just check the database on pictures of the different versions of 737s and you will know. The question of this thread could also very well be what version of the the 737 you like best.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Due to it many years in service, the Boeing 737 has had three different engines types, the JT8D, CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. I was wondering witch engine do you like best on 737s? For me, it a toss up between CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. The JT8D goes good with 727 and DC-9 but they do not look good on 737, also when I hear the great sound of air getting rip in shreds that a JT8D make, I to see a 727 or DC-9 making it, not a 737.

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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:31 pm

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 16):
Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please


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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:35 pm

Why isn't this in TECH/OPs?  confused 
 
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 20):
Why isn't this in TECH/OPs?

Probably because, while technical in nature, general engine types are fairly well recognized, and we aren't discussing the super technical differences. Plus, it is a poll, after all.


Anyway, although the reversers on the JT8D are cool to see, I gotta go for the 56-7 because of the fuel efficiency that keeps airlines in business. Not to mention the power.
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RE: Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?

Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:44 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 20):
Why isn't this in TECH/OPs

Should it.
It seems more to do with personal preferences.

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