This engine video puts together a 4 cylinder motor in front of your very eyes. And then shows you just how it works in full motion. I knew it was just a matter of time until I found a great video of how automotive engines work. The kind of video I was looking for was one that was short and descriptive.
This is exactly what I have found. This video starts with an engine block, rotating in a 360° view. The engine is then assembled right before your very eyes. And after the engine is completely assembled.
The video shows you just how all of these components work together to drive the wheels of your car. Whether your engine is a V6, V8 or just like the four cylinder pictured in this video the principles of an internal combustion engine are the same.
I really liked the above engine video. It does move very quickly and some details are hard to catch. Below I discuss some of the basic details about the engine block and cylinder head. For more information about other important need to know engine theories and testing procedures, Please visit my page about automotive engines.
The engine cylinder block is a large casting of metal that is drilled with holes to allow for the passage of lubricants and cord through the block and provide spaces for movement of mechanical parts. The engine block contains the cylinders which are around passageways fitted with Pistons.
The block holds the major mechanical parts of the engine. The cylinder head fits on top of the cylinder block to close off and seal the top of the cylinders. The combustion chamber is an area into which the air fuel mixture is compressed and burned and turned into the power that drives the wheels of your car.
cylinder head also contains ports through which the air fuel mixture
enters and the burnt gases exit the cylinder. Valve trains are a series of parts used to open and close the intake and
exhaust ports. The head is important to fuel economy and power. The more flow in and out of the cylinder allows for more power generation and volumetric efficency.
A valve is a movable part that opens and closes these ports. A camshaft controls the movement of these valves. Valve springs are used to help close the valves and seal the combustion chamber. Modern engines are highly engineered power plants.
These engines are designed to meet the performance and fuel efficiency demands of the automotive public. Modern engines are made of lightweight engine castings and non-iron materials such as aluminum, magnesium and fiber reinforced plastics. Aluminum is by far the most popular material that is used by engine manufacturers.
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