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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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2001 Lincoln continental engine whirring and shaking whole car

I’m not sure what the problem is. I have a 2001 Lincoln continental and the engine seems to be whirring and shakes the whole car in reverse/drive/park/neutral. It has no engine lights, no codes, ...
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Drove my car at gear one forced it to go over 40mph

Drove the car and accidentally put it one gear one instead of Drive without looking... forced it to reach 60mph yes there was loud noise and when I realized what I had done wrong the car failed and ...
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1966 ford 3400 tractor 3cyl deisel

I have a 1966 ford tractor witch needs a seal kit, can I start the motor sum how to make it will run for a second or two . I do not know if it runs. the injection pump needs to be reseal
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How to flush a cooling system after head gasket failure?

I recently replaced the head gasket in my Renault K9K (700) 1.5 DCi, due to a cylinder/cooling system type failure. As such, the cooling system is full of partially burned diesel. Despite having ...
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Mazda question re timing chain

How often does a timing chain on a Mazda 3 2013 model need to be changed. At what kms? Thank you in advance 🙏🏻
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Car overheats within 1 mile of driving no traffic

1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0 top radiator hose hot and hard bottom hose cold and soft. Did not lose coolant. Temp gauge pegged hot.
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Suitable grade oil

i am going to do a service on my work car(vw caddy 1.9 sdi 1999). My question is... What engine oil grade should i use 10w40 or 15 w40. In my country during the summer the temperature goes up to 30 ...
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Coolant additive in engine oil

In a moment of stupidity I poured a bit of engine coolant additive in the engine oil thinking it was engine oil bottle without reading the label (stupid me) I have a very Touareg. What are the ...
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Cleaning cylinder head

What is the best way to clean a cylinder head (F23A1)? My timing belt snapped and so I got worried since its an interference engine. So I removed the cylinder block, to check for head damage as ...
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i have a ticking/clicking as i accelerate and there seems to be loss of torque as if the clutch is slipping

I was driving home and noticed a tapping noise as I accelerate and came with a loss of torque as if the clutch was slipping?
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Brake fluid poured in the engine by mistake

What must I do to my car after i have realised I have filled in brake fluid in the engine?
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2008 Toyota Tundra has a rough time starting infrequently

Over the past few years my 2008 Tundra (~140K miles) has had difficulties starting, but very infrequently. Once maybe every 6 months or so, when I start my truck, as soon as I shift into drive it dies....
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BMW S1000RR 2018 MY

Recently got the bike serviced. Its done 5500 KMS. But soon after the 2nd service , I started experiencing engine hesitation issues , especially around 4 to 6000 rpm , regardless of gear. The engine ...
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Hi, I have a toyota corolla 2005 automatic

Hit a large pothole, and camchain; valves; spark plugs; oil filter; fuel relay and coilpacks have been changed. Timing is set but she still doesn't want to idle or pick up revs?
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Car is running louder and slower than usual

I drove at an expressway which requires 60 - 100 kph, after about 20mins of driving, my car started to run louder than usual and 10mins later it's running slower even for a 5th gear. Please help. My ...
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Pay for labor on manufacturer replacement of engine? [closed]

We have a 2012 Kia Soul that is part of the recent recall for engine gas temperature possibly causing damage to the catalytic converter and engine. I have been fighting with the dealership and Kia to ...
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What is the best TurboCharger Down Pipe Length for a turbodiesel engine? [closed]

What is the best length for Turbocharger Dump Pipe. I have a Force Gurkha with a 2.6 litre diesel engine. I removed the second CAT Converter and Muffler from the exhaust. So now it has a CAT and then ...
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Engine ticking, clicking, tapping

2013 Chevy Cruze Just had the water pump and belt changed and now when my car is in idle it makes a clicking noise. It goes away when accelerating and only happens sometimes when car is in park. Think ...
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How to analyse engine oil analysis results?

I got an engine oil analysis done on my 1991 CAT 3116 with 124,000k miles on it. I received a sheet of what I presume to be the result of some kind of spectrometry. As I'm not an analytical chemist, I ...
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Toyota Funcargo (Yaris Verso) 1.3 VVTi (2NZ-FE) connector near oil filter

I was seeing my Yaris Verso VVTi 2NZ-FE engine and a cable was hanging (with light grey connector, 4 pin socket, and a single wire line) that is not connected anywhere. I tried to search for the ...
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Polo gti 2013 smoke when pulling away slow

My polo GTI started giving a puff of smoke white/grey maybe when I pull out slowly or roll down hill, but if I drive the car hard it doesn't smoke. It also uses around 500ml oil in month or two. I ...
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Engine can't keep idle after reving it too much

I have a motorcycle, ktm, and when I start it, no gear, if accelerate it over 10k rpm, when it tries to go back to idle, the engine stops, because the rpm go way too low. What can it be ? Inyector ? ...
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Which engine oil to use on a rebuilt engine?

I had my BMW M52 engine completely rebuilt. The rebuilder retired and I’m not sure what’s the break-in procedure or what oil I should be using?
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Pull start fuel injected motorcycle/car injured or not?

A lot of time I heard from some people that pull start fuel injected motorcycle or car injured engine by shifting the time of engine or confuse EMS(Engine Management System computer) because tires ...
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price of gas vs engine wear

so I got asked a question about getting gas from two different gas stations, where brand a got 4 more miles to the gallon then brand b did but brand b costs less. I don't know the question so here is ...
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car died while driving, and now the engine will not turn over

My 2000 Hyundai Tibrun died while I was driving and now the engine will not turn over. The battery has a good charge still, its acting like the starter or the engine has frozen. The car spewed a bunch ...
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Question about aircraft engine injector system

i was recently working alongside an aircraft mechanic on a turbocharged 6 cylinder fuel injected engine (a Lycoming TIO-540 if your curious) and the complaint from the customer was that it would ...
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1998 Honda Civic LX coolant spillage after running AC

I ran my car yesterday for about 4 hours and there were no issues. Upon going out to my car this morning, I notice a leak of some sort coming from underneath my car. So I touched it and sniffed, sure ...
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97 Mazda protege lx distributor question

Does anyone know which order the wires to the distributor cap go? I've seen multiple diagrams online but they don't all match up.
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Ticking in engine

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and there is a ticking sound in my engine. I think it’s tied to the rpm but it goes away when accelerating. If I let off the gas it comes back. Also if I put ...
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97 Mazda protege coolant boiling over

Why does my coolant reservoir boil over after I shut off the engine? Temp gauge doesn't move while I'm driving. I just replaced the radiator cap. It's better now, but still boils over. I see one fan ...
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2009 Chevy Trailblazer clunking

2009 Chevy Trailblazer 4.2L L6 is clunking at 2000 rpm. The noise gets softer not louder at 30mph when I press the gas. Oil pressure stays steady at mid-range. I changed the oil and filter. Hoping its ...
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Engine problems ( I think its the man working on my car)

I have a 1997 Camaro 5 speed (3.8L V6 engine). I bought this car and hauled it home on a tow dolly. I never tried too start it and the car has been sitting for a good 3 or 4 years now. Battery is ...
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knocking at very low rpm (borderline stalling)

i have VW jetta 2.5 (manual) when i go uphill slowly in to second gear or in reverse, without throttle. due to very low engine speed (probably 150-350 rpm). i get weird knocking/pinging sound. is it ...
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Car barely starts - low oil? Too late to fix or not?

i think i have a probleem with my engine (Toyota Estima with 350.000km). It would not start, i just hear a single click. The battery is fine. I checked oil, and the oil is low. I tried starting the ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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Highly steeped-hill with heavy car with manual transmission [closed]

So, there's this really steeped hill to access my grandfather's house. Accessing it downhill is not difficult by using first gear. However, climbing it is the difficult thing. What to do when you are ...
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Long start then Check Engine Light On

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with about 150k miles on it. Over the last couple weeks I noticed the crank time getting slightly longer then today it took a really long time before turning over and now ...
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2008 Saturn aura xr ticking sound, less power to the wheel and power steering cut off

As I was driving the past 2 days it seemed as if the car didn't have as much power(like acceleration) and it started making this clicking sort of sound. As I parked at school today the power steering ...
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I have a dead Toyota Prius

2007 Toyota Prius blown engine need to put in neutral to move but can’t turn on. Does anyone know how to put in neutral?
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Could the exhaust also be fuel? [closed]

Could the exhaust from a piston gas engine be run to another engine that uses Carbon Monoxide as the oxidizer? Would the engine work the same as a gas engine mechanically? This link has inspired ...
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carburetor Leaking gas oil mix when fuel lines replaced

Disclaimer I know this is for a blower not an engine, but was not sure where exactly to pose the ? I'm trying to assemble the fuel lines for the Ryobi BP42 two cycle blower, someone else took it ...
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Engine makes ticking noice

I have a nissan and the engine is making a ticking sound at the underside of the engine. My oil level is good. When idling you can hear the sound but when accelerating the sound disappears. On the ...
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vw polo belt and timing probs

You recently helped me ot with a problem. I have another serious one. Can you help please. I replaced the timing belt. Car started no problem but was firing on three. Couldn t pinpoint the reason ...
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Engine stuttering/dying and loss of accelerator

I had recently bought a 1998 Gen 3 Subaru legacy (BH5) with 190k Kms/ 118k Miles on it, for the first month it ran perfect with zero issues. Suddenly one day I started up the car as I was reversing ...
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How to plug engine harness into 81 chevy aftermarket distributer

We're rewiring the engine on an 81 Chevy. The distributor has two markings. Tach and Battery. There are two wires that fit the outlet. Do we need both, is there any way to tell which cable goes ...
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2003 mercury ls premium wagon with white smoke coming from hood and rough idle in drive (sputters)…why?

Looking to buy a used 2003 mercury sable ls premium wagon. It only has 97k miles on it but it idles rough in drive while stopped and has white smoke coming from the hood. What could be the issue?
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**Shudder on 2.3l 2010 Mazda Cx7 AWD SUV**

I have three issues with my new 2010 Mazda Cx7 AWD/SUV. 1. Check Tire Pressure Light On when I took possession! 2. Check Engine Light On when I took possession! 3. Shuddered briefly over 100k in ...
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2014 HARLEY ULTRA EXHAUST UPGRADES

I'm helping a buddy. He has a 2014 Harley Ultra Classic with a high output 103. It has 23k miles, Vance & Hines Short Slashes, Vance & Hines Heavy Sucker air filter, and Vance & Hines Fuel ...
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Does a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 (carbureted) Have a Ignition Distribution Adjustment

I've replaced the alternator and signal generator on my 1998 Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 and since it back fires like crazy and most of the time will not start or run without full choke. I'm thinking this ...