Questions tagged [engine]

Questions about vehicle engines. Most engines in road-going vehicles are 4-stroke internal-combustion gasoline or diesel engines.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
0 answers
23 views

4.6L DOHC Ticking Noise

Have a terminator cobra with very low miles (5000) that has an odd issue. The engine starts ticking at 210F coolant temp (normal operating temp), and only at idle. No tick is heard on cold start, but ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
85 views

Coolant tank drains too fast of Boxer 435

I have Peugeot Boxer van (435 onnicar) and its radiator coolant drains too fast(in one day, it's already empty). I.e. In the morning, if I fill up with water and at half of the day it's almost drain. ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
19 views

Engine Light on 2008 Kia Rondo

I have a 2008 Kia rondo 2.7 V6. My check engine light came on for spark plugs. I went ahead and changed all 6 and it still came back for a misfire in cylinder 1 and said it was still the spark plug. I ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
638 views

A small piece of tool fell through the space above the front wheel

I tried to get it out, but it fell further down. Should I be worried? Can I drive the car as if nothing happened? From the look of it, the space seems to be in the middle of the engine area and the ...
user avatar
  • 143
0 votes
0 answers
47 views

Rod bearing size

My son has a Mitsubishi lancer evo, MR 2.0 turbocharged engine, he spun a bearing. I used plastigage and its reading .003, manual states standard rod bearing is .004 to.010 inch, with a limit of 0.02....
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
28 views

Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci Electrical issues

I'm experiencing fluctuating lights in the car, blocking steering wheel while using servo in low gears, really slow window rolls and the front light are losing intensity while steering the wheel. The ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
40 views

Clicking noise from TT 1.8l turbo engine

My Audi TT 8N (224 Quattro) has started making a clicking noise that seems to be coming from the engine. The noise appeared suddenly while accelerating. The engine doesn't seem to be low on power. Any ...
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
1 answer
21 views

Can i use old ecu on replacement enigine with same model number

so basically head gasket went in my zafira, engine number z16xep. After all the damage to pistons and cylinder etc it is cheaper to get replacement engine.. that's what I did. Its the same 1.6 twin ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
32 views

Flat Rate Time: 1989 Chevy S10 4x4 4.3. R&R the engine w/long block

Former ASE master retired since 2003. Haven't wrenched on a major project like this in years. Would like to help out a good friend who has 1989 Chevy S10 4x4 4.3-liter v6. The vehicles body frame and ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
33 views

Timing chain slack between cam sprocket and upper guide, but rock hard between crank and lower guide?

Did some work on a 2011 Ford Taurus (head gaskets, water pump, oil pump, tensioners, guides) and decided to throw the top end back together just to see if she'd start up. Here's the overall state upon ...
user avatar
  • 33
1 vote
0 answers
27 views

Audi A6 C6 3.0 TDI Revs Fluctuation and White Smoke

I have a really unusual problem. Once in a while (it doesn't do this always, it's really but really RANDOM), the car when warming up, it starts revs fluctuation and white smoke coming from exhausts. ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
42 views

VW Passat Variant 2016 Diesel engine gets much louder when I turn left/right

My car is running well the only issue I have is that the noise the engine makes gets a lot noisier (but its still the same noise) each time I turn the wheels to left or right. The more I turn them the ...
user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
33 views

Engine Oil leaking near dipstick

Attached is picture of under the hood of 2016 Honday odyssey. My Mechanic replaced the bad alternator, and when he was testing the car he noticed oil leaking from the area in the picture, near dip ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
53 views

Car dies suddenly power at all

Today I was driving my BF's 2003 Nissan Frontier when suddenly it dies. No power, everything died. No hazard lights either. I tried popping the clutch to get it started and nothing. I parked it in ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
26 views

amber diesel fuel

Diesel fuel, initially of green-yeallowish, cider colour, stored outside in clear containers where the early sun reached it (my bad). During one month of storage it has now turned amber, cognac colour....
user avatar
  • 163
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Low Idle RPM speed when engine is warm/hot

I drive a Toyota Landcruiser URJ202 (1URFE engine) model year 2012 and I have been having this low idle RPM (500rpm when a/c pump is off) when the engine is hot. No check engine light & fault ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
42 views

2000 Ford Focus zetec no idle after engine mount failure

I’ve been working on a friends 2000 Ford Focus/Zetec engine, he had his motor mount fail on him while driving which he fortunately stopped driving, after inspection I noticed that the engine had ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

2006 ford 500 hesitation/lose of power when accelerating and more so when ac/heat is on

I have a 2006 ford 500 and having lose of power when accelerating, gets worst if I turn on ac/heat. Just started doing it a 2 months ago and it’s not getting any better with new mass air flow, fuel ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
29 views

My Honda WR-V ran out of battery for a long time. Now nothing works

My car has completely run out of battery power. After carrying out a transfer of energy to be able to start. It's not working properly, the multimedia doesn't turn on, the alarm doesn't work either, ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
30 views

Type of engine 2004 Ford Excursion V10

Is the engine on 2004 Ford Excursion V10 an interference engine?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
66 views

No ping - No damage?

If there isn't any engine pinging, is there anything else that could cause a problem from using gas that is lower than specified by the manufacturer? I see a lot of threads in various places ...
user avatar
  • 13
2 votes
0 answers
58 views

Where does this go?

I was replacing the head gasket on my 1998 Honda Civic ex it has a d16y8 SOHC VTEC engine. I am stumped on where this little piece goes. It’s not a head pin or anything like that. Please help!
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
49 views

Use of electronics in 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine

The picture is taken from here. Are there any electronics in this 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine. Are electronics responsible for the ignition timing of spark plug? Or, is the flywheel (that has ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
40 views

Dodge Ram truck backfired and died after fueling

We got gas and right after we pulled out of the station the truck backfired sputtered and died. We kept trying to start it back when it finally started it backfired sputtered and died again. What can ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

What is the correct oil to use in an 80's era 6.9 Ford Diesel?

What is the proper oil to use in an 80's Era 6.9 Ford Diesel?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
40 views

Strange noise from engine on Ford Focus

I have a strange noise coming from the engine on a 2018 Ford Focus SE, under 50k miles still. Have had it repaired at the dealership due to oil pump blowing up essentially, bunch of other issues with ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
12 views

Peugeot 207cc 2007 Engine management light is on, depollution fault

The engine management light comes on and depollution system faulty shows on the dash, i have put redex in today so gonna take my Peugeot 207cc for a spin and hopefully it will do the trick. Any tips ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
62 views

Overhead valve Vs Overhead cam

Sure overhead cam is better at high revs because valve accuracy is superior.At normal average revs like say 3000rpm the advantage is not really there but the extra cams will chew more mechanical power ...
user avatar
  • 2,053
5 votes
3 answers
2k views

How long does it take for engine damage to show up after running without enough oil?

Got an oil change in a 2019 Hyundai Kona at a Valvoline quick change shop at 50,000 miles. 5 weeks and 1,800 miles later, the oil light came on. A check showed no oil on the dipstick. Towed to the ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
34 views

2016 Hyundai 70k miles, engine just replaced, now has an engine mis

I have a 2016 Hyundai Elantra that just had it's engine replaced 1k miles ago. After getting it back, at 400 miles the engine started to have a mis. Here are the details... When sitting at a stop ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
2 answers
54 views

Does not releasing throttle while up shift wear the engine (reduce engine life) or does it only affect clutch and gear parts life?

I'm very beginner. During my 1st two rides for learning, I couldn't apply the lesson that: Release the throttle when up shifting. I had this thing in my mind but at that time I could not apply the ...
user avatar
  • 281
0 votes
2 answers
82 views

Chip tuning simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and increasing performance

Recently, I came across the webpage of a tuning shop where the shop claims that by doing chip tuning they can simultaneously achieve superior performance and less fuel consumption (based on how they ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

Activa 125 making tuk tuk sound bs6 model purchased in november 2021

Hi I am worried as while taking accelerator it's making tuk tuk sound from left side of engine. What could be issue
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
87 views

Can a timing chain issue cause cylinder misfires on one bank, specifically the odd cylinders?

Make: Chevrolet Model: Camaro Year: 2010 3.6L v6 LT1 I am experiencing misfires on cylinders three and five. I have replaced spark plugs, swapped cylinder 2,4,6 ignition coils with cylinders 1,3,5 ...
user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
1 answer
30 views

2008 Honda Fit engine making noise even when the car is not fully turned on. (only battery turned on)

If my car is idle, and the key isn't in the ignition, everything works as usual, but the second I flip the car key (turning on the battery, but not the engine) there's a midly loud ticking noise. The ...
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
0 answers
30 views

P0172 - System too rich

I have a P0172 on my 2011 L4 Camry. Summary of what I did: I saw the light on, and once I saw the code, I checked the air filter. It was filthy disgusting and completely disintegrated (rat/rodent ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
71 views

Mini Cooper S mismatch engines

I have a mini cooper S JCW 2012 model. Recently the cars engine block was damaged and changed in a local shop with a used engine. Since the used engine was installed there seems to be a problem of ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
196 views

Assembly lube for engine that has been sitting for years

I have an engine that has been sitting in my garage for some years, and I'm finally going to get some time to work on it and put it back together. The engine's top end is disassembled, but I did not ...
user avatar
  • 2,827
1 vote
0 answers
73 views

2005 Suzuki katana 600 carburetors not delivering fuel

I have a 2005 katana that was given to me I cleaned the carbs and it ran ok. I was riding it for a few weeks then overshot a corner and crashed, the damage wasn’t too bad scratched some plastics and ...
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
100 views

Brand new ColmeanCT200U-EX not wanting to stay running

I just purchased a brand new pre-assembled Coleman CT200U-EX mini bike. I'm a newbie with this. I've only ridden it about 3 hours or so at this point. This week its been acting up. Today while ...
user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
2 answers
44 views

How to fix Check engine error P0171 on VW Tiguan?

Took the vehicle for service after the usual 7000km.Parts that were changed during the service are Spark plugs, engine oil type 5W-40, Oil filter, Air cabin filter and Air filter. Two days later l got ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
44 views

Is there a leak? What is the name of the component that is loose?

My 2004 Diesel Opel / Vauxhaull Zafira A had carbon buildup somewhere in the engine and/or in the exhaust system. It did not pass emission test. The mechanic advised me to drive the car on the highway ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
34 views

Grinding/rattling Noise from engine accelerating on both idling and driving Suzuki G10 3-cyl Engine

I am facing an issue of a rattling/grinding noise from engine left/lower side particularly in warm engine. Car is Suzuki cultus with 3-cylinder non-efi G10 engine and running on petrol. Inside cabin ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
48 views

Engine vibrating when idling after driving

I've recently had an issue happening off and on where the engine will begin vibrating when I slow to idle after driving. The issue does not occur during idle after turning on the car, only after I ...
user avatar
15 votes
3 answers
3k views

Do I need to take special care of my new motorcycle in this particular scenario?

I may or may not be overthinking. I'm new to motorcycles and I bought a new motorcycle. Here's the full thing: So we don't have a showroom in my city. So someone I knew rode it personally to deliver ...
user avatar
  • 281
0 votes
2 answers
135 views

Can an engine run without oil for a few seconds, if the oil change was just done

I accidentally started up my engine after draining the oil and inserting the oil filter. I know that running an engine without oil causes the parts not to be lubricated and thus, causing damage. In my ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
39 views

Mini Cooper S JCW R56 (2012) Misfire

My mini is having an issue with engine msifiring and rpm does not go more than 5 as it starts to tumble. Recently I had a cracked cylinder and changed the whole engine with a less used engine and ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
68 views

What happens if you get a check engine light and there's nothing wrong with the engine

My father's 2014 Toyota Corolla recently had its check engine light pop on, but when he had my older brother check it out, it turned out nothing was wrong. He ignored it for about two weeks before he ...
user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
47 views

Antifreeze in engine oil

I accidentally put antifreeze in the engine oil, a complete moment of stupidity, but I poured about 50ml (definitely not more than 100ml) do you think it would be okay as it’s such a little amount? Or ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
56 views

Car dealer service center is blaming loss of oil on a shattered crush washer. What can I do next?

I dropped my car off on Friday for an oil change and tire rotation. I drove off the lot and got down the road when I started hearing noise upon acceleration, couldn't accelerate to 2000rpm, and it ...
user avatar
  • 1

1
2 3 4 5
51