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Questions tagged [engine]

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

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Why doesn't the vehicle move from stop in higher gears?

I know how to drive and also that you have to be in 1st (lower the better) gear to move the vehicle from a full stop, but why is that? If higher gears mean faster wheel rotation why doesn't the ...
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Spark Plug Cross Reference (Denso IK24C11)

I am replacing the spark plugs on my engine, and the manual calls for Denso IK24C11 plugs. However, it does not appear that Denso makes these any longer. I cannot find them on their website (although ...
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2014 Nissan Maxima Loose Engine Bearings?

(I apologize in advance, I don't know much about cars). I recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Maxima. About 3 months later I got an oil change and recently after, I started to hear a knocking noise ...
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What is a “upper intake cleaning” and do I really need to do it

I took my '06 ford ranger (140k miles) to the shop after it was misfiring badly. They informed me that I need new plugs/wires and a new coil pack. They also wanted to sell me a upper intaking cleaning....
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Toyota RAV4 2010 2.2 diesel

Hi my RAV4 revs up through the 3000 revs fast when cold but when it is warm it stutters after 3000 if pushed fast
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Cleaning behind the flywheel

My 2001 Ford Focus has been leaking oil at the rear main seal. I want to clean the engine plate with a degreaser (soapy water) and wipe it down. Is it okay to spray it with soapy water, or should I ...
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Why do car rental salespeople idle the car, before the customer can drive away?

Whenever my family rents a car in North America, every salesperson will start the engine to check for any dashboard warnings and to briefly introduce car. But then every salesperson has always kept ...
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Mitsubishi lancer not starting

I have an 03 lancer which stalled on my way home and won't start. I hear something spinning when I attempt to start it, but it doesn't sound like it normally would. Almost as if something is spinning ...
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swapping engine considerations on BMW

I have a bmw 530d from 2007 which requires a new engine. It just so happens that I also own an old BMW 745i from 2002 which has an engine which works great. (The rest of the car being cosmetically ...
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Bent push rod, valve bent as well?

so i finally got around to opening up the head of my lawn mower and found out why it wasnt running. the intake push rod is bent. and the exhaust is straight. obviously my valves were way out of spec ...
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Random RPM boost

For the last week I've been having an issue with my RPM boosting highly for no reason. I drive a Peugeot 307 1.6 HDI S 90BHP. Whenever I shift from 2nd to 3rd and start gassing it up a bit moving up ...
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Charging system issue 02 wrx

Alternator is outputting 14 volts but not charging battery any ideas? Also the cable that connects from alternator to battery reads 14
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Is my engine seized?

I have Bajaj 100cc bike..today, it stopped all of a sudden and the kicker got jammed. I later realized it ran on low engine oil. What will be possible damage? i can able to toe the bike as there is no ...
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Cam phaser on 2008 Impala 3.5

I'm getting ready to rebuild this motor and don't have experience with cam phasers. When taking the cam phaser off and reattach after rebuild, do I need to do anything specific to make sure there are ...
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what does it mean when the oil level has dropped to a negative number?

I usually bring my car in for an oil change when the oil level indicator gets down to about 5%. However, my oil light on the dashboard has been on for a few weeks, and I was aware that it was getting ...
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Question about temperature of car

In my auto (Škoda Rapid 1.6 Diesel 115 HP 2015) show in display " Check outside temperature " Is it danger something?Is it necassary to check in car service?
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2005 chrysler 300c 5.7 hemi vibration after 70km/hr

I have my chrysler and it vibrates everytime I press on the petal but only after 70km an hour! If I let go of the pedal it doesn't vibrate. When I press on the pedal it does. Only after 70km/hr. No ...
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1997 F150 5.4 L XLT

You Engine got stuck at high rpms while driving on the highway and only wanted to accelerate. While driving I noticed that the accelerator had seemingly stuck in the closed or fully pressed position. ...
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02 wrx power issue

Just replaced the alternator and starter and battery reads at 12.5 volts but when I try to start it, the engine will turn over once and the starter will start clicking. Bad battery? Anything I should ...
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Burning Rubber Smell

I have a 2015 Chevy Trax. Recently I have noticed that when the car is idling it smells like burning rubber and will only happen after about 10 mins of driving. Living in northern Ontario I warm my ...
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Engine light turn off sometimes and sometimes stays on

When I turn on the ignition of car, it shows the light of oil, battery and engine. Sometimes it tun off and sometimes stay on. When it turn off the car starts easily. when engine light stays on, car ...
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While giving accelerator it is not moving faster as it like

I own a second hand Pulsar 220 bike ,while I am giving accelerator more it is not moving fast as well as performance is down.and getting sound form there. It is engine , clutch plates ,and carburettor ...
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Car engine coolant system (radiator cap) air

I have only one question! So what I've heard, it's bad to have air left in the coolant system! So my question is, can air get inside the coolant system if I just take off the radiator cap to check ...
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Chevy 3.5 engine tick

I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala with a 3.5 with 70k miles. There is a tick that corresponds to engine speed. It's a pronounced tick but I highly doubt its piston slap or rod knock. It seemed like an ...
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Oil pressure low turn engine off will my car work again?

My car key is actually stuck in the ignition battery died out after some days after the car wouldn't start. While driving my car told me turn off the engine oil pressure low. but I didn't kept driving ...
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Engine makes tapping/knocking noise all the time, won't rev correctly and has no power

I own a Rover 25 1.4l 16v 103hp (naturally aspirated petrol engine) from 2003. I've had some issues recently, and I don't know if they're related to each other, so I'll start from the beginning. ...
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Motorcycle engine oil decreasing periodically

Why the oil is decreasing in the engine, I have to refill the oil monthly
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An acceleration problem with my Pulsar 150

While driving long distances sometimes my bike has problems when accelerating. It doesn't go above the speed of 40kmh - the speedo stuck at 4(max 12) even after pulling full throttle. I have to drop ...
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2013 Honda Fury

My Honda Fury developed a problem while riding the other day. The bike has been running good with no problems up to that point. While riding this weekend the bike started having trouble at low speeds ...
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Snowblower is hard to pull in cold

I have a pull start blower from sometime in the 90’s. It’s a beast! However, I need to put a heater on it for about 10 minutes so I can reasonably pull it. Otherwise, it’s super difficult to pull ...
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Peugeot kisbee 100cc

I know less than nothing regarding engines & mechanics. This is my 1st ever scooter. Like a complete bafoon I put far to much oil in and did an 8 mile journey to work. I knew ther was something ...
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Poor performance

I have a 2005 chevy avalanche 5.3L 4wheel drive. The vehicle starts and runs good and you wouldn't think anything was wrong with it while driving. That is until you step on it. If I were to spin my ...
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Why is compression necessary?

I know that proper compression is necessary for all engines to run well, but I have never understood why. I researched it and I learned that compression makes the explosion more powerful but it still ...
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Do spark plugs need changing if one ignition coil cable broke

A friend of mine had one of their ignition coil snap in half, which meant one cylinder wasn't firing. She drove for approximately for 10km, before getting back home and finding out what was wrong. We ...
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Engine light turned on mid drive

I was driving my Hyundai I25 2011. And in mid drive the engine light turned on and the car feelt like it had a hard time to give a push and 3sec later it was fine. Was it a one time thing or should I ...
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Determining part nuimbers of fuel injectors

how to identify fuel injectors for a Kubota trackter model K-35 with a number of 4540 4Q stamped on it from all others. What does this number mean?
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Aggressive car vibration at 1700-1800 rpm

So my girlfriend bought a used car, a Hyundai i20 2011. 1.4l 55kW diesel motor. She bought it with a guy who is a mechanic, so I was expecting the car to be OK. Once I got to try the car out, I was ...
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93 Thunderbird LX priority maintenance?

Purchased from first owner that said he had kept the basic rules and procedures for a stored automobile when I come in from out of town and sees a jump start hooked up this is where I knew it was not ...
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Mitsubishi Mighty Max - Grinding noise at high RPM

Making grinding noise at higher RPMs whether or not idling or in gear
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Port block off suggestions

1967 Mercury Cyclone 390 FE motor. I have an old Offenhauser Ford FE 390 intake manifold with two fours (aka: dual quad or 4x2 carb setup). It has a "Y" hole in the back of the intake. Is there ...
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Sudden acceleration

my Mahindra Bolero suddenly accelerates itself to full throttle, the only way im able to stop this is by switching off the engine & restarting. what is causing this?
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Prepping freshly machined block for building

I'm building an engine from the ground up to swap into my project car. The aluminium block has been re-lined with ductile iron sleeves so the machinist sprayed them with white grease to prevent ...
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Diesel in the engine oil

So yesterday my skoda rapid 1,6tdi decided that she has had enough. Basically white/grey smoke started to blow all of a sudden and revving sound, really loud one. Somehow managed to idle all the way ...
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Why does my car keep having high rmp and not speeding up over 10-15mph?

it’s done this twice in exactly a week and every time I take it to the mechanic the check engine light turns off and they don’t do anything. It’s a 2009 Chevy Aveo
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Engine Rattle-like sound and power loss

My Peugeot 308 2009 1.6 Petrol has just developed a funny sound in the engine, its like there is misfire or cold start and car is now lost power mainly when going uphill. the sound is like its a ...
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2011 Acura TSX 2.4l base model 6 spd manual transmision

I have 2011 Acura TSX 2.4 l, base model 6 spd manual transmission. In October 2018 it was experiencing a slipping clutch so had the clutch replaced at a garage. On the way back from the garage after ...
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Two spark plug wire failures in two days?

I've got a 2003 Kia Rio (4 cyl) that started shuddering on me yesterday. When I got home I found that the cylinder 3 spark plug wire had gone bad. Sparks were coming out the side at an apparent ...
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Engine Fault any ideas what this could be caused by?

Hi i have a Mercedes C Class 09 plate, deisel, auto. Every now and then wen i stop in traffic or slow down the engine cuts off, its an automatic so i then have to put it into Park then turn the key ...
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To run a new ODB-II line from car computer

I bought a used Toyota Camry 2010 sometime in August. I noticed that there is no OBD-II port in the car. I have checked everywhere in the driver side and even passenger side. I noticed the car was ...