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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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8th Honda civic engine rotations surges

Due to bad gasoline on the highway the spark plugs are worn. There was an evacuation of the car and then it got to the mechanic. Old spark plugs (iridium) were replaced with new (iridium too), after ...
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My 1997 lancer jerks when accelerates and shakes when idling

i got a big problem, I have a 1997 Mitsubishi lancer, with a 1.6 liters engine, a 4g92 to be exact, and when Its idling it keeps shaking, the exhaust sound like there are little misfires, but no check ...
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2016 Chevy Malibu start up problems

I have a 2016 chevy Malibu with about 84,000 miles. I just bought this car from the dealership barely 2 months ago. My first issue started one morning I went out to start it and all the lights and ...
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I have a fiat Palio weekend 1.6 2005 model.

I hit a pavement & all I saw was a little smoke and all the water on the road. So I drove the car home +- 1km from where this happened & parked it off. I then found the lower bushi from the ...
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Quaker state high mileage synthetic blend? [on hold]

My local Walmart used to always stock Mobile Super synthetic blend high mileage oil for ~$15 Recently I haven’t seen it and the only blend they have for high mileage is Quaker State. I remember ...
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Engine noise from Honda b-series

I've recently been doing some work on a 1998 Honda CR-V, with a b-series engine. This vehicle had a burned exhaust valve, which I've replaced. After doing a rebuild and reinstalling everything, I'm ...
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Chevy 454 rebuild do I need to replace bolts?

I am rebuilding my 454 Chevy engine do I need to replace the old bolts or will the old bolts work properly. I understand that some bolts stretch and can not be reused.
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Fixitnow its cold …please

Just put heater core in and no heat .water pump was replaced not long ago and it's sucking the top radiator hose together . How do you berp the air out
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Seat Cordoba 1.2 engine, 2005 - ignition coil

Hi i have a little problem there. yesterday i found one of my cylinder stopped working, i swaped coil 2 to coil 3 (my car has only 3 cylinders), and i found that the coil nr 3 stopped working because ...
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2000 mustang v6 3.8l wear and tear?

I have a 2000 mustang v6 3.8l that has 138,000 miles on it. The vehicle is making more wear and tear noises like ticking and just sounding more rough. I was wondering if a higher viscosity oil will ...
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How does one know if engine has been damaged due to dirty air filter?

Recently looked at a car and it had a very dirty air filter. When changing the filter we saw a dead fly and straws where it should have been no dust or dirt at all i.e. after the filter. As soon as ...
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Rough idle - second Hand 2016 Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i

Want to buy a second Hand Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i, with only 32.000 km, but the idle is rough and oscilates enough to notice both on the instrumentation board and also ...
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Which side of the engine does this mean?

I inherited a '79 F-350 along with its half-rebuilt 400ci. The push rods, rocker arms and lifters are (somewhat) neatly placed in a labeled box, but I'm at a loss as to what the fellow meant with his ...
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Car (Maruthi SuzukiAlto 800) accelerates with out applying pedal

My car is accelerating periodically without pressing it's pedal. It will continue to accelerate for 30 seconds then stay normal for 1 minute, Then again accelerattes for next 30 seconds and issue ...
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Why is the water steaming hot when it comes out of the tap on a coach/bus?

I’m trying to work out how the tap on top of the toilet/in the toilet in a coach works? It’s on a toilet half way down the coach, and the tap water literally steams hot when it comes out. My friends ...
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Low rough idle 1998 VR6 jetta

1998 VW Vr6 has a low idle no power loss idles at around 600 rpms does have a bad secondary air or combo valve but has ran great til two days ago . Having to add radiator fluid every two weeks what ...
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Brown residue in coolant reservoir

Truck temp gauge went to hot. Coolant reservoir was full. Truck then sat for 9 hours. Checked oil...2 quarts low. My coolant reservoir was now brown and gross as well as radiator cap. What has ...
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Audi A4 2.0 TDI strange clicking noise

My Audi A4 has a strange rhythmic clicking noise while the car is idling or driving. I can't seem to find the source of the noise. The noise can be heard in this following video
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How long should I wait for engine to cool down before I can check coolant?

I know engine temperature should go down to "C" mark before opening radiator cap. However I'm finding that the temp just stays on normal for a long time. I think I've read people say you need to give ...
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Can water be vaccumed from cylinder through glow plug housing?

My Diesel Toyoya Hiace sucked up water through the air cleaner/filter and the engine jammed. Can I remove glow plugs to the cylinders to vaccum up the water then repace plugs?
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Toyota auris 2010 stalls when you remove oil cap while engine is idling

I was inspecting a used Toyota Auris (2009-2010). I turned the engine on and with the car idling I removed the oil cap from the engine. The car stalled within seconds and the engine almost shut down. ...
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How do you remove excess engine oil?

I have about 1 liter above the maximum mark on my car. Is there an easy way(from above) to remove the oil or do I have to drain it from bottom. I've seen someone on youtube use a plastic syringe to ...
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There is a hard knock on startup on 2000 f150

It has a hard knock at startup then quiets down some.As it warms up it gets louder.It also gets louder as you rev the engine.I have changed the torque converter because the sound seemed to be coming ...
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Put a 12-Cylinder Engine in a 1979 Corvette? [closed]

Would it be possible to put a 12-cylinder engine in a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3, preferably an engine designed to fly a propeller airplane or other small aircraft? How expensive would it be? How ...
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2004 Monte Carlo SS supercharged white smoke coming from engine

2004 Monte Carlo SS supercharged with 145k miles: I just replaced the upper intake manifold and supercharger gaskets...plus the oil pan and transmission oil pan and dipstick gaskets. I'm still ...
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Car Jump Started in wrong way

We switched the jumper cables when trying to jump start my Altezza 4 cylinder. Main fuse and other fuses were blown. I replaced all the damaged fuses and battery. When we eventually got the car to ...
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1991 Mercedes 190E fails to start if it's been parked for at least 1-2 hours but less than 1 day

I have a 1991 Mercedes 190E (gasoline, not diesel), and while it's still a reliable car, it has a strange problem with starting the engine that left most people I asked puzzled (including mechanics), ...
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Meow mix in engine

I don't know if anyone else has cat problems, but my next door neighbor is a cat lady, she has many many cats, they aren't bad cats or strays, they're actually good cats, well I slaughtered one on ...
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Engine sputtering when warm and jerking when accelerating

I have a Volvo s40 1996 1.8 (manual), and the problem is that when the engine gets warm it starts to have ideling problems and when driving and trying to accelerate fast it starts to jerk. When the ...
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1995 Honda Accord LX, Having trouble starting up

I bought a new battery and starter, still when I go inside the car to turn the key the motor doesn’t turn over.
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Is idling a high milage car good?

Environment aside is idling a crappy car before driving better than not? All the answers to the like questions always say if you have a new car there is no difference except waste. Is this still true ...
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VW Passat CC 2008 engine swap compatibility

I have a 2008 VW Passat CC which the engine has given out. I want to replace the engine but am not sure what engine codes are compatible. The engine code currently on the car is CBA. I have sourced an ...
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Car started working louder and producing vibrations

The car in question is 9 months old, done 11,000 km. Recently it developed the following: Engine runs loduer (the noise at 3k rpm is what used to be the noise of 4k rpm) I can feel significant ...
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VW Polo shuddering question

I have recently bought a 2007 1.4 VW Polo. I am still adjusting to driving the car and one thing I have managed quite a few times is going uphill in too higher gear or shifting up too soon (my ...
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Can I determine amount of oil from engine size, cylinder, and/or displacement

Is there a way to determine how much oil I need to put into my vehicle for an oil change, from any of the size, displacement and/or how many cylinders the engine has?
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If my engine has a bad pushrod will let knock when it’s idling

If I have bad pushrod will my engine knock while idling
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Would could a wind turbine work for a car?

Could I attach a little fan to power a motorcycle alternator to be more efficient then running off the engine? Attach any where facing the wind on the vehicle to increase mileage from eliminating ...
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Is there a hack to repairing a seized engine?

Last week I drove on the interstate for about 1 mile when my engine died. the oil light never came on but it was low on oil and a couple thousand miles overdue for an oil change. I had it towed to a ...
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Honda CBR150 Race Bike Engine Problems

I have a Honda CBR150 race bike with some engine problems. The bike struggles to start, think of the way a carburetor bike would struggle to start if it hasn't been run in a long time, but it does it ...
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Upgrade Requirements from Base to Max

I can’t seem to find an accurate answer to this anywhere, and while not a 100% fit to the nature here, I can’t help but wonder if someone can answer this for me. I have a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2....
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Difficulty seeing oil on dipstick

On my 2009 impala 3.5L and 2004 f150 4.2L. I shut them off and wait a couple minutes and check the dipsticks, and it's always hard to see if oil is on there (seems to scrape oil from somewhere while ...
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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R K10B - Engine goes off on leaving the accelerator pedal

I own a Maruti Suzuki 2013 version fitted with K10B engine. My car goes off even at 120kmph if i took off the leg from the accelerator pedal. While driving it goes without turning off for around ...
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Engine stalls when holding clutch

I have Palsar RS 200 bike. bought in Oct 2016 and it ran around 28K km . recently i have started facing issue with Engine. When i ride at more than 4000 rpm and hold the clutch and release the ...
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Does clutch and gearbox order matter?

Does it matter if engine power goes through the gearbox before the clutch, or through the clutch before the gearbox? I'm not sure if there has to be a specific order of clutch & gearbox, or if it'...
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Whining/ Humming noise when the car tries to move from a stop

I have been experiencing whining/ humming noise when the car moves from a stop. This is not frequent. It happened a couple of times when I move the car in the morning to start the day and today at a ...
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What engine oil should you not mix together?

Can you mix 0w-40 and 30w oil together and get something like 15w oil? How would that math work? When is it a problem to mix to different types of oil together other than oil weight?
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Milky Motorcycle Engine Oil

Good day, I recently replaced the engine oil and it was milky. Water mixed with the oil. Is there any sense in the following process? Drain all the milky oil. Fill the engine with WD-40. Spin the ...
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Water spilling out of motor

So I have a truck that has been parked for a year and when I try to jump start it, it turns on but as soon as I put the truck on drive it shuts off so I bought a new alternator and put it in and still ...
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Engine/Car Shaking in 3rd, 4th and 5th. Help!

So I've encountered an issue with my car today which I can't put my finger on, and wanted to get some consumer advice before taking it to a mechanic! It's a 2011 AUDI A1 1.2 TFSI. I've had it for ...
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Towing a running vehicle?

My family and I are moving from California to Louisiana on 8/31/2018; my car, a manual 6-speed, 2015 Kia Soul, will be hitched to my mothers automatic, 2016 Jeep Cherokee via tow dolly. I have read ...