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

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RPM fluctuates in idle after timing chain repair

I have a 2nd generation (GD) Hyundai i30 produced in 2012. The engine has a volume of 1.4l and runs on gasoline; engine code is G4FA. I bought the car 2nd hand in 2015 at around 22k km. After driving ...
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I have i 10 hyundai 2012 model, paint matalic gray. Suspected cat scratch on engine hood [duplicate]

![engine hood Engine hood has scatches as shown in pic. I suspecy cat scratch, i need your commet on this as per pattern of scatcj
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Idling a cold engine before driving away: contradictory advice

With modern combustion engines it is common advice that idling before driving away for more than a few seconds (to build up oil pressure) does more harm than good, even in "arctic" winter conditions (...
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Car not starting sometimes without pressing acceleration

I have swift vxi 2014 with odometer 1.5Lakh Kilo meters and its 5 Years old. Some time my car is not starting without accelerator. After starting car runs fine with no issue. The only thing is the ...
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Can I find out the unique code of my original car ECU?

I recently got my ECU changed although it was not causing any symptoms. I was still able to use my car with my original ECU. After getting my ECU changed, my original ECU does not seem to work anymore....
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What’s the best way to remove rust from the engine block exterior?

Tomorrow I’m planning on finally changing some parts I’ve been postponing forever to do. To change them I’ll have to remove the timing belt cover, exposing the side of my engine block. It looks like ...
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Engine makes rattling sound when start and accelerate uphill?

I have an 07 Peugeot 207 SE 120BHP 1.6L with 105,000km on it. When I start the car the engine makes a strange rattling sound when I accelerate up a hill. This is especially true in a higher gear. ...
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Dodge Caravan 2007 Engine Whine

Smooth engine and transmission, one day suddenly started whining loudly after a brief stop. Can feel the vibrations in the accelerator peddle. Whine dies down with high RPM (and above 60km/h), but ...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala 3.5 hesitate at idle

I have a 3.5 that idles around 1100 RPM. When warmed up, the engine will start to miss intermittently. You can see it on the tach in this video at .08,.12, .19 and on. It doesn't seem to happen any ...
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Odd noise from top of engine

I'm helping a friend with their car. Its a 2014 Mazda 2, 1.5L engine, approx 105K miles. The car has been well maintained with regular oil changes. There is an odd noise coming from the top of the ...
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Running in a new car

I just bought a new 2020 Subaru Forester and the manual mentions this (an only this) about new vehicle break-in For the first 1000 miles: Do not race the engine. Do not drive at one ...
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Am having issues with my Ford Fiesta 1.4tdci, the engine oil is mixing up with radiator tank, have changed head gasket but it's still happening

Ford Fiesta 1.4tdci desile engine, 2005 model, manual transmission. Am experiencing oil mixed up in my radiator tank, have changed head gasket but it's still happening, so I don't know what next to do....
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Benifit of warming up petrol engine [duplicate]

Are there any benefits of warming up petrol engine by running it for sometime before moving or its just a myth?
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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How are new cars (with HO2Ss) affected by cold starts?

New cars have H2OSs to warm the O2Ss. Is this, and any other new tech in new cars, enough to remove all the negative effects of a cold start? How does a cold engine behave differently now (2019) ...
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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I am considering getting a new engine for one of my cars and I was wondering if I'll have to change the odometer too. Since the car already has 220,000 miles on it, it would become a huge number if I ...
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Engine randomly over heated and emptied all coolant

So I just picked up an 03 Audi A4 1.8 T Quattro and was driving it around a bit trying to get used to manual. I had been driving it for the better half of two days, took it up to my mechanic buddy ...
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Why my TVS scooty Pep+ 90cc stops when it slows down?

Driving in traffic is worst as as whenever I stop vehicle, the engine stops and it needs to be restarted again. What can be the issue? Facing this problem since an year now.
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Why engine oil indicator is turned on while the oil level is high?

Today, on my Ford Fiesta Diesel (2009 Econetic), the oil engine orange light is turned on while driving and stayed on since. Like this (not my car): Panicked, I checked the engine oil manually ...
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Nissan Sunny B14 (limited) (1998) RPM in engine idel

I'm using a Nissan Sunny B14 (limited) (1998) (Manual transmission) and for quite some time, when the engine is in the idle state, the RPM drops to 0.5-0.6 even the AC is on. Usually, it was in 0.9-1. ...
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Engine stopping as if no fuel most of the times

I have a Pulsar 150 2005 model and it has done 225000 kilometers. It had no problems what so ever as of now until the recent showers. It starts runs for sometime and then turns off as it there is no ...
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Car is stalling when I adjust AC

I have a 2006 Saturn Vue. When I adjust the AC while idle my rpms start to surge and will stall. It's also worth to note that sometimes if the AC is on while I crank up the car it will surge and ...
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Engine Vibration 2007 Honda Accord

2007 Honda Accord vibrates really bad when put in drive or reverse, but when in park it doesn't. Even turning the AC on makes the vibration/noise worse. Any advice?
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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2005 chevy uplander-water in antifreeze reservoir?

2005 Chevy Uplander V6 I have oil [coffee color] in reservoir and radiator fluid down some what. Never over heated. Seems to run a little cooler then normal Oil in engine block and transmission looks ...
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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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Do cars which have had recent engine rebuilds tend to be low in or keep their value? [closed]

I was looking at this car on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Civic-Coupe-VTi-EM1-DOHC-B16A2/293258756385?hash=item4447958121:g:kwEAAOSwCH9dlPAa It looks in exceptional condition and well ...
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Jeep Patriot 2009 Model smoke from under hood when in traffic **PLEASE HELP -ADVICE***

I brought this jeep form a dealership about 6 months ago. When we got it there was nothing wrong it? Took it in for its first service and they advised everything is fine and replaced a few light bulbs....
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Honda Accord I-Dtec 2010 2.2 Clutch/Recall problem?

Hi I recently bought a Honda Accord Exec 2010 2.2 i-dtec 210k km, I own it for about 5 days now, I have been driving with it everyday, but since yesterday, A weird problem start to occur, When I am ...
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My Honda civic 2016 wont start after it lost its coolant

Car lost its coolant and stopped at the exit ramp. Now I can't get it to start anymore. Refilled the coolant, and changed the oil (the old oil was still OK). But the engine crank but wont starts. ...
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Hyundai i45 - engine fails to idle

I have a Hyundai i45 2012 model (out of warranty) which I bought second hand ($13,000) last year. Yesterday car broke down while on highway, I was lucky to maneuver the car to safety as the ...
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Why is my 2011 Outback intermittently squeaking at 60-65 mph?

I have a 2011 Subaru Outback. It has 175k miles and a CVT transmission. I’ve had a lot of work done on it this summer: serpentine belt replaced Front driver’s side wheel bearing replaced Windshield ...
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Renault Clio “Check ESP” issue

Since Yesterday I'm getting a warning message "Check ESP" and the engine warning light flashing also please refer to the video which has the similar warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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NO OIL 48 hours after oil change

I had the oil changed Friday afternoon on my 2018 SUV (15k miles). On Saturday morning, I noticed a 18'x18" puddle under my car. On Sunday afternoon, I noticed a large 45" x 30" puddle under my car ...
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hissing sound coming from my car when AC is on or Off

the hissing sound started yesterday when i would turn on the AC. it would stop when i turned it off. Now it is ongoing, even when i don't have the AC on. When i turn the car on, at first there is no ...
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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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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 ...