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Internal Combustion Engine. Most engines in road going vehicles are 4-cycle internal combustion gasoline engines.

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How to deal with the 1ZZ-FE's problems?

In brief: What should I look for when evaluating the 1.8 liter 1ZZ-FE (prior to 2005)? What can an owner of the same engine do to avoid its common reliability issues? The 1ZZ-FE (prior to 2005) is ...
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Opel Astra h 1.6 Z16 engine

I have a Astra h 1.6 z16 engine it overheated then I took the head cylinder to fix then it ceme back, now my car is the the oil in the coolent and the pipe and radiator has oil that it's mixed with ...
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What is the duration of changing engine oil in Bikes and What is the impact of oil in Bike mileage?

I am asking two question which has some connection closely. I having Honda Shine Bike which is running fine. I am curious about changing oil...Is it necessary to change engine oil in every 4 months ...
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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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What engine do I have, based on my casting number?

I have a 1965 GMC TRUCK 3 speed short bed stepside. The casting number is TI1I3CZM. How can I figure out what engine I have? My truck is a step side short bed Chevy.
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Metallic Engine Sound Coming from 2005 Nissan Altima

My car recently started making a sound coming from the engine. It's hard to describe, but it's something like a mix of metallic and squeaking. I thought it would be better if I recorded it: Listen to ...
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I have a 93 Dodge Dakota 318 engine

Ok so I changed the seals in the transmission and now there is a tick in the motor , sounds like it's coming from the bottom not up top. Before I changed the seals there was no ticking sounds. The ...
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Over heating problems

I have a 2004 Honda Civic ex 1.7 ltr. I’ll drive it on the highway and temperature gauge holds steady but as soon as I hit residential streets it starts to climb. Thought it was the fan motor but once ...
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Scooter stalls when idle

I have a 1995 Yamaha Zuma sports scooter. It's a 2-stroke 50cc. Approx. 13,000km. It hadn't been used in probably more than 10 years. I recently cleaned out the carburetor and put fresh fuel and oil ...
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X type jag slow pick up on start up

Hi I have a x type jaguar 2. Diesel Starts first time on key but does not pick up or respond to the accelerator for about 10 seconds This only happens on start up rest of the time runs perfect ...
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I saw a car with engine running for air conditioner, while the owner was absent. Was that car modified? (Is this a common modification?)

Today in a parking spot, I spotted a Volkswagen Golf 4 of which the engine was running and the air conditioner was turning at a high speed (hearable from outside) in order to cool down the car, but ...
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Should I change the engine oil on a boat engine after it sat for 5 months?

I have a Reinell Bowrider, with a 190 HP Chevy engine, that hasn't been started in about 5 months. Before starting it, should I change the engine oil? Or will it run okay without changing it?
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Engine Overfilled w/additional 5 qts oil

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew The dealership confirmed they overfilled my engine oil with an additional 5 qts. After the initial oil change, my vehicle started jerking, shifting hard & overheating ...
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Pin out for Bosch ignition coil (Part No# 12131712219)?

Does anyone have any information on this particular Bosch ignition coil for BMW. The part no. is 12131712219. Tried googling it but was couldn't find much info. I would be really grateful if anyone ...
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Possible engine failure

my brother was driving his 05 murano at a pretty high speed, the car just slows down on it’s own cuz it won’t accelerate and when tried to turn it back on , it would click one time but won’t turn over?...
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Here’s a challenge

My car is making a rapid clicking sound. It sounds like it is coming from the dash and the sound is much louder inside than outside. This only happens once the car is turned off. It does this off and ...
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Can vehicle engine reach redline in highest gear?

I’ve recently been researching how engines and transmissions work (Im a novice) and I was curious about what determines a vehicles top speed. Whilst trying to figure out gear ratios, I asked myself, ...
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How slow ( not zero) can a car engine run without hurting engine and saving on fuel

New cars have stop-start system (even though this has been available for a long time). My question is: why are car companies emphasizing shutting the engine down at a traffic light, rather than making ...
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Converting standard 2002 civic into a 4V VTEC

What do I need to convert my standard 02 4cyl Honda Civic LX into a D17A VTEC ENGINE 4 cyl
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Engine warning light P2191 / Hyundai Veloster problem starting when cold

on monday I had some issues starting the car and then an engine warning light with the code P2191. I clear the error but it appeared again. This is the starting sequence values of o2 and other: https:/...
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How to repair a 86 pontiac firebird that has oil in the radiator?

I have a 1986 Pontiac firebird 2.8l engine. My ex boyfriend accidentally (or intentionally)poured oil into my radiator without my knowledge and I drove the car until it died (no longer starts) after ...
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Civic si 8th gen, small knock/ping sound after low oil

Please help me diagnose. I ran this 8th gen civic si k20z3 mistakenly with little to no oil in it, no engine light or codes popped up. The oil level showed at the tip end of dipstick but barely. I ...
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Mercury 4-stroke engine only working with choke pulled full out

I'm a beginner with motors so please bear with me. I have a 4-stroke 4hp Mercury outboard (dinghy) motor which was working fine but went unused for 3 years until recently. It has been intermittently ...
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Oil light comes on and off when oil life is 90%

I have a Honda Civic 2013. I recently had the oil & filter change. Everything was fine for a week until recently the car has started giving irregular "check engine oil" lights. The light comes on ...
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Does continuous slight 5% overfill of oil have bad effects?

I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid with 2.5 liter engine that takes 4.4 liters of oil (with filter; without filter it's 4.0 liters). The difference between "low" and "full" oil level is 1.5 liters, so ...
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Narrowing down cause of misfire when engine is warm

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl. Just under 100k miles. Looking for guidance on narrowing down the culprit for a misfire. Here's the pattern: Truck runs fine from a cold start, and continues to run ...
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Car makes weird noise if I dont push my brake down as hard as I can whilst starting it

Title basically says it all. Been having this issue for a few months! ! If I Press my brakes down like a normal person when I turn the ignition my car makes a weird noise but if I push on my brakes as ...
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Car engine temperature maxes out, then lowers and stays stable

So recently my AC started being inconsistent and I figured I needed to put some refrigerant in, but yesterday I noticed that my engine also gets extremely hot at the same time as the AC. Basically ...
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Engine Stalls after Filling up

I have a 2008 Hyundai Elantra, 232,000 miles on it. Just recently and happened twice already, Last week and two days ago. I filled my tank up started the car and it would stall out. I started again ...
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400 small block chevrolet

I am building a 400 small block, boring out to .030. my question is, switching out to 5.7 inch stock 350 rods and speed pro flat top pistons made for the 400. will balancing be required? Being as its ...
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Hi! Crankshaft for 400ci chevrolet engine from 1975 el camino

I've put my engine back together but the crankshaft moves back and forth about 1/8 of an inch. My motor is a 400 chev
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Very brief loss of power and puff of smoke, diesel engine

I have recently purchased a 2004 Jaguar X type 2l diesel. When driving at steady speed on the motorway, there are frequent (about 1 every 2 minutes), brief (fraction of a second) and slight (just ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer V8 4.6 2W Drive

While driving on freeway going 75 MPH using cruise control, my engine stops running. I still have lights and power but no power steering or power brakes because engine was off. I put it in neutral and ...
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My motorcycle's engine turns off while driving

I have a RE Thunderbird 350 and now-a-days sometimes my engine turns off while I am riding. Earlier, it used to happen once in a while when I used the Pass switch or the indicators. From the last few ...
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Car revs high around (2-4k rpm) when idle then goes back to normal, also accelerating on its own while driving

I'm new to this website and hoping to seek some answers about my problem this past years. My car is Kia Avella quite an old car but still in good condition (i guess) The problem happened a year ago ...
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Engine coolant help

Hey I had water on expansion tank as ran out for coolant I have add pre mixed coolant and it sunk to the bottom and is separated from the water that was already existing in the expansion tank is ...
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Is this normal - scoring in the water pump housing?

Just changed out the water pump on a 2009 Toyota Corolla with 149,000km on the 2ZR-FE engine. The previous water pump was likely stock from factory. With the water pump removed the housing had some ...
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Engine block numbers

My engine block numbers are C5F337147. I can't seem to find this number anywhere. I was told it was a 350. Was just trying to confirm and find out what year and what it might have come out of
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Straight 6 Vs V6

In the old days most 6 cylinder engines were straight 6 .Nowdays V6 is more popular .The V6 has more balance issues but its compact form should give a better power to weight ratio .What is best for ...
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Engine misfiring past 70-80pmh

I’m having a bit of trouble with my car however nobody can seem to diagnose the problem. I got the car three months ago and within the first month driving on the motorway I reached about 80 mph and ...
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What will happen to a car with a manual transmission if it rolls the wrong way in gear? [duplicate]

EDIT: The linked question does not address any of the three subquestions listed below. This question is about the mechanical repercussions of a car rolling the wrong way, the linked question is a ...
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Opel astra H crankshaft sensor issue

I have replaced the crankshaft sensor on my opel astra H 2007. The question I still can not answer is where all those turnings are coming from. The mechanic told me they arr not from the engine side, ...
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Missing problem in cbz xtreme

The problem with my bike is that it performs totally fine if I ride it for few km's, say 10-20 max...... But as I ride it for 30 km or more..... It do missing at higher RPM... Say above 5000-6000 RPM. ...
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Cascading Repair Costs following Blown Head Gasket on a 2004 Subaru Outback

This question concerns a 2004 Subaru Outback with ~167,000 miles. All major and minor maintenance was performed (original owner car). Nonetheless, it has suffered rapid demise. How much of the ...
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What’s wrong with my truck

Hi all I have a 08 Silverado 5.3 it has been a great truck but recently been giving me problems. I have a tester and it says I have codes p0036 p0054 p0140 p0141 p0300 p0455 I just recently changed ...
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Fuel consumption and too much noise from the engine when driving

I have a Toyota D4D 2013 model. I have driving this car since last year. But in the month of May I took it to be serviced but from there it started consuming a lot of Diesel but it was just fine ...
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G35 cranks but won't run after redlining engine for about a minute

My 2005 Infiniti G35 got pushed to 8000 RPMs for a minute without shifting out. I drove it for another 7-10 miles, then going downhill it lost power and finally died with a cloud of smoke coming from ...
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Car Overheated Trouble Shooting

Recently my car overheated and I had to get it towed to the garage in pretty bad shape. It turned out I was driving with no coolant. When I got to the garage they poured water directly in the ...
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Coleman ct200u ex minibike starts, then stalls

Have problem with my Coleman ct200u ex that is driving me batty. It starts, runs for about 15 seconds, then dies, almost as if it ran out of gas suddenly or the kill switch was pressed. Will not ...
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Why don't cars need a blower?

It's imperative to run a blower to clear excess fumes from an inboard boat engine bay before starting. Many modern cars have full skid plates on the bottom, and a fairly well sealed hood (fumes ...