Questions tagged [cylinder]

Related to the area of the engine block where the piston travels.

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Is it really necessary to resurface cylinder and substitute piston?

I believe this is common in motorcycle maintenance, I have heard in some places that, once you get the piston outside the cylinder there is no way back, you need to resurface the cylinder and get a ...
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Afraid to crank engine - how can I tell if my cylinders are flooded with water?

Backdrop We had really heavy rains here today. I was in my '99 M5, idling in traffic when I noticed the brake pedal feel became really notchy. When I let go of the brakes the pedal would not travel ...
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Drove with radiator cap not tight all theway

....I didn't know my radiator cap was loose till I saw my car overheating...eventually it wouldn't accelerate as I pulled over n opened the hood I saw it was missin n their was radiator fluid ...