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

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Ford Fiesta check engine light

Hi my Ford Fiesta (automatic) has the check engine light showing. What does it mean as it’s not very clear when I research it. My car does have a parasitic drain on the battery which I was told by a ...
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What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car for a long time?

Hello so i have a very specific question. I was driving without antifreeze in my car for 3 months. The antifreeze low light turned on in june and i just tought it was broken and i drove like that till ...
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Car engine got wet through low water pass - any potential unseen damage?

Last night it was raining hard. There was a bridge that was flooded but I couldn't tell because the ruler marker sign was knocked down. As I approached it the car got deeper and deeper into water. ...
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I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins

I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins. working on my vehicle with only a french manual I though I drained the oil when in reality I drained the transmission oil (super ...
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What kind of symptoms does a worn engine show?

I don't have a specific problem with my car, but it is a Fiat Punto with 110000 miles on the clock. I was wondering what sort of problems may start to appear as the engine racks up further mileage. I ...
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H100 Hyndai - engine proble

have a problem with my H100 hyndai 2009 model, strange noise from the engine, no power and a little clear smoke from the exhaus - and the engine is shaking. please help.
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How to know to what extent, if any, an engine has been damaged by dirt?

Today I realised that my engine air filter had been improperly installed. One of the clips of the covering was not closed properly. I think its because I didn’t unscrew the intake pipe while ...
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How to determine the right parts for a engine rebuild?

I have a 1998 Honda Civic ex , I am looking to build a race car that can make around 400-500whp . I use to build computers and Finding compatibility with computer parts was fairly simple . I honestly ...
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Can I determine if a blown head gasket has caused significant engine damage before removing the heads?

I know i have a bad head gasket, but i didn't know until the car utterly lost power one day driving it until it stalled on me. it all happened in like 10 seconds - i was going up a hill, and realized ...
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Engine stalling while idling (Honda Fit 2007)

I have a 2007 Honda Fit Sport. When idling (e.g, at red lights), my engine often dies. It seems to happen at least once per day. It has about 70k miles, and is in otherwise good condition. From ...
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Renault Clio 2007 1.2i ticking sound at one accelerator position

I have a Renault Clio 1.2i and the engine (I guess) makes a ticking sound only when accelerator is slightly pressed down (usually the location where I'd like to keep my speed and not accelerate), if I ...
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Are there reliability issues with Hondas i-DCD engines?

I am looking at purchasing a 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid imported from Japan. There does not seem to be a lot of information on the reliability of this car, but I did see 1 article claiming expensive ...
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What are the durations of strokes and events in a 4-stroke engine? [closed]

I asked this in aviation, but I'm reposting in here. I'm learning about engines, and I understand the basics of how a 4-stroke engine works, but I've seen lots of true or false questions such as "The ...
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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Maintenance tips to prolong engine lifespan for short trips

I just sold my car and will soon purchase a new one (probably a used one with 1-2 years on it). I decided on a Volkswagen up! with an EA211 1.0 TSI engine. I have heard from many different people (at ...
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Battery light is on causing problems with audio system

I have a 2004 mustang GT with the 4.6L N/A V8 and I am having some troubles. My car had some issues about a month ago. And I had to replace the intake manifold the alternator the water pump and the ...
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Is it possible to build a new car at home DIY based off an old car chasis?

So, I live in Mauritius and I am an amateur car enthusiast. I wanted to build a 450+ HP car in my garage (I, fortunately, have all the necessary tools). My plan is to buy an accidented car, strip off ...
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I have a 2000 civic hatchback with bad motor

I have a 2000 civic hatch with a bad motor by friend gave me a single cam vtec motor with tranny just need some help with what I need for the swap
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CB400 rpm problem

I have a Honda cb400, its old but still working fine but i’m having problem with its speed. Even if you hit the gas, the rpm is low(can’t tell exact rpm since the gauge is broken). But when i ride her ...
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Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for my engine with recommended class API SJ/SL, ILSAC GF-3?

According to manual for my car the recommended class of engine oil is: "API Service SJ, SL or above, ILSAC GF-3 or above" Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for this engine?
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Camshaft Sensor Holden Barina XC 2004

I did a diagnostic on my Holden Barina XC 2004 1.4L It come out that the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced, i’ve Been looking around, but I cannot find it..anyone able to show me even better with ...
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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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Mazda Demio 2002 75HP 1.5 high engine RPM on idle

I am the owner of Mazda Demio '02 1.5 75HP (engine code B5E). The car has an issue of high RPMs (more than 1000 and hestitating) on idle. What is interesting here is whenever I press and hold the ...
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BMW manual transmission slow to accelerate but only in certain gears

After a service where the engine computer was replaced, I've noticed that certain gears are not behaving normally. 2nd, 4th and 6th behave normally: if I have my foot down on the gas pedal, it ...
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Where and how is engine torque measured when producing an engine map?

An engine map - a set of curves of engine efficiency vs. both engine speed and engine torque - requires a measurement of both of those quantities. Where and how is engine torque measured to produce ...
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Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms?

Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms and high load a.k.a engine lugging?
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Drawbacks/weaknesses of TDI 1.6 engine in VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) [closed]

I'm considering to buy an estate VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) with the 1.6 TDI engine. Would you please share the common (well-known) drawbacks or weaknesses of the 1.6 TDI engine, if there are any?
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Going down a steep hill on neutral [duplicate]

I drive an automatic transmission SUV. Around where I live, there's a steep hill. The hill is on a highway so the speed limit is 65MPH. Many times in the past, I was on "drive" when going down ...
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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 ...