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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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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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Lumpy running 2008 Corsa d [closed]

Runs fine when cold not when warmed up gets worse the warmer it is only being like since it run out of fuel a week and one using a lot
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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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2009 focus shuts off when a/c is turned on [closed]

I added 1 can of freon,when ac is turned on,call shuts off car also shut off @a stoplight 2-3 days ago
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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 ...
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Oil dipstick: Is the distance between the 2 markers an international standard?

Is the quantity of motor oil represented by the distance between the bottom marker and the top marker of an engine dipstick an international standard? If so, how much oil does it represent? In other ...
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1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500VL Back Fires After Replacing Alternator

The bike has ran fine for around 100 miles just days before I replaced the alternator / magneto because it wouldn't keep the battery charged and would barely maintain while running high RPM's. ...
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How often and for how long a motorbike (Honda CBR 919 RR Fireblade) needs to run in order to be healthy?

I love my motorcycle but I have been thinking about coming to work by bicycle sometimes. My motorcycle is a 1998 Honda CBR 918RR Fireblade I currently use it every week day. On Mondays, after being ...
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Why does the RPM fluctuate when a vehicle is started for the first time in a day?

I've observed this in my car, and in the motorcycle (carburetor) that I had previously. When I start the car in the morning for work, the engine RPM starts off a bit high than the normal (+0.3 - 0.5 ...
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Why doesn't a car move when in neutral?

Handbrake is off all this time. I read/heard that while in complete stop or idle, when car is in neutral, there is RPM around 800 RPM. Does that mean the flywheel (which is connected to the engine) ...
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Gravelly Rattling in 2010 Toyota Yaris Engine

I've had really, really loud belt squeal since sometime in December. I fixed it for a while with some belt conditioner, but it started up again and has recently gotten much worse. So this week I ...
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How to time a 2001 Saturn 2.2liter DOHC?

I had a weird problem. Drove the car two minutes up the street to a gas station to get air in the tires. It is literally two minutes. Car ran fine. No problem. I shut it off. Got out to pump the tires....
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My Saturn 2.2liter Dohc won’t start

it Whines we try to start. Does not turn over. Just whining. Could this be the starter cylonoid.
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press accelerator, nothing happens [closed]

We had this thing happening in an 81 chevy manual transmission where you would press the accelerator, and the engine would rev up, but the truck wouldn't move. We could get just enough movement ...
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BMW 328i 2009 - RPMs Jump when it’s on reverse

My RPMs jump when it’s in reverse. Is this normal? But it stops after a while. I’m just curious.
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Clio 2 engine support screw broken

After a hard gear shift, a big boom sound was heard and I was unable to accelerate without having the engaged gear to fall. It turned out that screw linking the rear bottom silent bloc to the engine ...
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Volvo V40 1.6D DMF Query

I would like to buy a Volvo V40, but how can I know if the Dual Mass Flywheel and Clutch are in sound condition ? Is there a way of driving and listening or just running the engine and listening to ...
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2007 Mazda 3 2.3: Loss in Acceleration and Hard Shifting

I own a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 L. I've been feeling a loss of acceleration and hiccups when driving in lower gears. My car also will hiccup in first gear and sometimes stall out. I have checked the oil and ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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My 2006 f150 not moving when pressing gas

I have a 2006 f-150 auto and when I press the gas it revs but doesn't move then it moves suddenly after holding the gas for 2 secs. What is the problem?
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Where do I put brake fluid in a 89’ Fleetwood bounder motorhome

I can’t find the resivour I don’t know how to access it
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Polo 9n SDI 2002

Help :-) My son has bout a polo 9n sdi with 120000 miles on. It was a bit smokey apperantly when he bought it. I now have it here on my drive and it smokes on idle and has a neat smoke screen trick ...
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Why my car RPM goes up while Parked

Please help. I drive a Toyota Spacio 2002 but after driving for a while when I change from drive to P (Park) the RPM needle moves up slightly and there is some noticeable change in the sound of my ...
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When doing an engine swap , do you have to have a matching ecu

Now I’m familiar with engine swaps and where they can be useful, but the idea behind the engine management system throws me off.If for example , I have a stock engine in my 2008 Chevy impala , then I ...
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Are there any expected problems when I manipulate the air temperature sensor to show a cooler termperature?

I have a modern motorcycle with fuel injection. It runs lean and especially under 4,000 RPM that is annoying because the engine runs rough. It seem this is a well known problem with modern engines ...
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Buying a new engine for my 2002 honda civic lx

So I found a 2001 2005 HONDA CIVIC 1.7L 4 CYLINDER SOHC VTEC ENGINE JDM D17A and I just want to know if it is compatible with my 2002 Honda civic lx everything is stock except for it had headers when ...