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So, have you ever opened the hood of your car and wondered; what was going on in there? Consequently, A car engine can look like a big confusing jumble of metal; tubes and wires to the uninitiated.
Also, you might want to know what’s going on simply out of curiosity. So, maybe you are thinking about buying a new car. Consequently, you hear things like “2.5-liter inline four” and “turbocharged” and “start/stop technology.”
So, what does all of that mean. Consequently, the most important fact is keeping up with maintenance.
As a result, in this Miscellaneous Topics Section, we’ll discuss the basic idea behind an engine. And, then go into detail about how all the pieces fit together. Also, what can go wrong and how to increase performance.
The purpose of a vehicle’s engine is to, convert fuel into motion so that your vehicle can move. As a result, currently the easiest way to create motion from fuel is to; burn the fuel inside an engine.
In This Miscellaneous Topics Section; We Will Show The Basic Operation Of The Engine
- The piston starts at the top; the intake valve opens. And, the piston moves down to; let the engine take in a cylinder full of air and gasoline. This is the intake stroke. Only the tiniest drop of gasoline needs to be mixed into the air for this to work.
- Then the piston moves back up to compress this fuel/air mixture. Finally, Compression makes the explosion more powerful.
- When the piston reaches the top of its stroke; the spark plug emits a spark to ignite the gasoline. The gasoline charge in the cylinder explodes; driving the piston down.
- Once the piston hits the bottom of its stroke; the exhaust valve opens. And, the exhaust leaves the cylinder to go out the tailpipe.
Now the engine is ready for the next cycle. So, it intakes another charge of air and gas.
That’s It ! The four cycle engine.
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