So, we have added a miscellaneous topics section, for more engine help.

It will include some of the frustrating, but common problems out there.

Firstly, we will talk about the basic operation of the engine. And, then some of the many issues people have every day.

Miscellaneous topics, is just what we are calling it for now. But, as usual, we keep updating all the time.

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 average person.

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:

  1. Firstly, the piston starts at the top. Next, the intake valve opens. And, the piston moves down to, let the engine take in a cylinder full of air and fuel. This is the intake stroke. Only the tiniest drop of fuel, needs to be mixed into the air for this to work.
  2. Then the piston moves back up, to compress this fuel/air mixture. Finally, Compression makes the explosion, more powerful.
  3. When the piston reaches the top of its stroke, the spark plug emits a spark, to ignite the air/fuel mixture. The fuel charge in the cylinder explodes, driving the piston down.
  4. 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. (Miscellaneous Topics)

That’s It ! The four cycle engine.

Choose Your Miscellaneous Topics Help Topic Below

Fuel Wash – What is it – Check If You Have It – Common Causes

Engine Oil Consumption, Is On The Rise, Where It Go’s And Why

Fuel Getting Into Engine Oil – Learn The Cause, Effect And The Fix

Engine Damage – Look For Gradual Deterioration Before It’s Too Late

Reduced Engine Power – Limp Mode – What Does It Mean – Causes

Engine Troubleshooting FAQ – Automotive Repair Issues With Solutions

Repeat Engine Failures – Not Properly Diagnosing The Original Problem

Engine Stalling Problems – Possible Causes – What To Check And Why

Engine Stalling Issues – Suddenly, You Question Your Vehicle’s Reliability

Gas Getting Into Oil – What Can Cause This To Happen ?

Pushrods On G.M. 3.1-3.4 Engines – This Is Still Going On !!!

Intermittent Temperature Related Engine Problems – Where To Start !

Fuel Wash – How To Eliminate This Potentially Serious Problem

Engine Problems – What Are The Most Common Engine Problems

Flex-plate – What Does It Do ? – What Happens When It Fails

Hydro-locked Engine – What Is It – What Damage Can It Do

Engine Sludge – Top 2 Ways To Stop Or Slow Down Engine Sludge

Harmonic Balancer – Function – Failure – Warning Signs

Broken Bolt – Stud Removing – Repair Tips To Save You Time And Money

Carbon Deposits – Description – Causes – Effect – Prevention – Removal

Engine Issues – Early Warning Signs – Common Causes

Diagnosis Engine Problems With Your Sight, Hearing, Touch And Smell

Oil Mixed With Coolant In The Cooling System – Cleaning Tips

Rocker Arms Dislodging – Along With Valve Seats Falling Out

Coolant Mixed With Oil In The Lubrication System – Cleaning Tips

Rear Main Seal Alternatives – Many Older Engine Have Rope Seals

Emission Thermactor Plugs – Needed For Small Block Ford Cylinder Heads

Zinc Additives – They Are Needed For Flat Tappet Lifter Break-In

Top Dead Center (TDC) When The Piston Is At The Top Of Its Stroke

Engine Bottom End Components – Know The Parts Inside Your Engine

Radiator Cap – Basic Function – Failure Symptoms – How Important Is It

Thank You !