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

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My car is more noisy, is it something to worry about?

My Altima is 10 years old and I am the only owner. Lately it's more noisy like engine noise when I am on high way. I am rather used to it but if I have new passenger, they definitely tell me why is my ...
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Its -38 and car wont start

So I ran out of gas in -40°c we filled the tank and put in fuel line antifreeze, tried starting the car and it cranks but wont turn over so we had no choice but to leave it for 2 days due to the cold....
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2006 Kia Rio squiling only when cold and I turn my car left or right

Ok when I start my 2006 Kia Rio 1.6l and I go to turn out of drive way it squels only when it's cold but when it warms up it goes away but it doesn't make the noise when it is not moving "only does it ...
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Oil Consumption Acura TL

General question. As far as oil consumption rate, will an engine filled with the proper amount of oil burn oil more rapidly, or will an engine that is low on oil oil more rapidly? or will it make no ...
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Clio 2 mk1 1.2 whistling sound

The car is Renault Clio 2 mk1 1.2 gasoline, year 2000, 8V D7F engine with 140000 km / 90000 miles. When I cold start the car in the morning that whistling sound appears. After a while it ...
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Grrr sound from engine bay every 5-10 seconds

I'm driving at constant speed and at about every 5 seconds I can hear a grrrr sound from the engine bay that lasts for 3 seconds and goes away. And comes back again after 5 seconds. What could be ...
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Corsa life 1.2 oil/engine problem

No lights have came on at all to tell me the car was running low on oil. Drove home today and smoke was coming from under the hood and burning smell. The car is still turning over but when I looked at ...
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is it warming up the engine for a short period of time a good thing or bad?

If I have a motor vehicle as a general question, Is warming up the engine for a short period of time - let's say 5 min, is it a good thing for the engine or bad? and what about specific for this ...
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04 Acura RSX power steering

Does anyone know the tool that helps stop the power steering from moving while tightening the nut??
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Spark Plug Boots Blown Off and Flashing Check Engine Light

I have a 2002 Ford Focus with the Zetec engine. Last month the car was in the shop twice. The timing belt broke and was replaced. Then 2 weeks later the fuel pump failed and was replaced. Yesterday I ...
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car engine (AC?) hose frosting up in engine?

A hose in the engine is frosting up (like you may see in a fridge - see image - the hose/pipe is not normally white!). Any ideas what this may mean? I've also losing some coolant in the radiation (.....
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1990 chevy 5.7 engine shaking

drove 15 miles return shutoff truck 5 min got back in start noticed slight vibration , when i put in gear almost seem like misfire but cant be sure i parked it, has 350 gave it tune up replaced fuel ...
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Truck takes a lot of tries to start

Bare with me. I don't know much about vehicles. My 2004 Dodge Dakota takes like 10-20 tries to start in the morning. During all the failed tries, I only hear a click each time (that means it's not ...
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Do I need an air breather box ? My mechanic told me I don’t

The car I’m about to purchase has no air box and the seller has told me .. I do not need an air breather box ? I was told I do not need one. Any help would be great that.
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Idle goes up and down [duplicate]

I buy my first real motorcycle!It is awesome but on idle rpm goes up and down.It’s scares me because it’s injector motor not chinese.Can i drive with it or thats not nice for engine?Does someone now ...
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Rpm goes up and down on idle

I buy my first real motorcycle!It is awesome but on idle rpm goes up and down.It’s scares me because it’s injector motor not chinese.Can i drive with it or thats not nice for engine?Does someone now ...
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Scania Engaging all High Gears, but no drive on lower gears

My Scania P340 is engaging all High Gears, but no drive on lower gears, what could be the issue.
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How to measure Engine capacity [duplicate]

Engine capacity, is it right to measure it in this way,,, example : 2ltr is the amount of fuel consumed at a right rpm at 100 km /hr for 10 kms as per 2ltr capacity. Someone confused my mind I don't ...
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VW Passat CC rubbing engine sound

I have a 2009 VW Passat 3C, with about 290 000 km on board. I got it at around 230 000 km. Seemed in pretty good condition, used mostly on motorways from what I know. I've done my best to do the ...
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Cold start electrical problem

I've asked this also on volvoforums, but since here are also general car discussion I would like to ask here also. I own a Volvo s80 2.4d 2009 (with 300.000 km) and since the weather got colder I ...
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honda hornet 2005 cb600 high gasoline consumption

hi my hornet Consumed abut 1 liter for 10 kilo i have iridium spark plug and k&n air filter and modified exhaust i cleaned carburetor and still have this problem
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Gear oil or engine oil for friction surfaces in rebuild?

I have an engine that i need rebuilt. I need assembly lube but nowhere close sells it and waiting for it to ship here is not much of an option. Should i use normal 15w-40 engine oil that the engine is ...
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi not starting after engine rebuild. (flooded vehicle repaired )

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2006 model. The car have been flooded and the had it cleaned and The Head Changed, Pistons and rings changed, have it checked with OBD2 scanner. Everything looks fine. ...
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What causes a vehicle/engine to lose power over time? [closed]

Considering normal everyday use. What factors may cause a generic vehicle/engine to lose some of it's power over time? I recently did a dyno test and noticed that my torque output has decreased ...
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Engine vibration

My Toyota Vitz 2008 1.3 engine VVTI, when you shift into reverse and drive too much vibration rough idle low idle what is the cause of that issue the spark plug is new and they replace it that 4 ...
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In what conditions/ factors/ cases our engine oil burn without our knowledge

Around 6 months ago I have service my bike from the showroom, all the required things changed and it works fine. Now, few days ago I was driving my bike and suddenly my bike stops, tried to start by ...
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Have a 2013 Nissan Murano 3.5l

Changed oil - read on line that 5qts is max, however, when adding all 5 quarts it seemed too much. Then we decided to look at the manual, which says 4.78 quarts. Will this create a problem? Should ...
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Honda Phantom 200cc, losses power after 30mins ride with average speed of 90km/h

I commute to work with my Honda Phantom. It losses power at the same spot after 30 minutes ride from home to office. The engine did not cut off, however, it was unable to accelerate. Once I ramp the ...
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Will shifting into drive while accelerating in neutral damage my engine?

I was at a traffic signal with my car on nuetral. When the lights turned green, I accelerated without realising the car was still on nuetral. I then immediately shifted into drive while the engine was ...
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CVT car still shaking when shifting to a gear setting at idle after taking it to a couple mechanics

Overview: So I have a Suzuki Celerio 2014 CVT that vibrates really bad whenever we shift to a gear at idle. If we shift it back to either Neutral or Park, the vibration stops completely and ...
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200 magic number

2005 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 SE. Temperature steady at 200 degrees constantly. Never goes higher even in stalled traffic. I have actually let the car idle for 1/2 hour and electric fan has NEVER came ...
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2017 sonic ticking

I have a 2017 Chevy sonic 1.4l turbo with 56000km / 35000mi that developed ticking sounds that I noticed after heavy foot to the peddle acceleration in a steep grade at a stop sign trying to cross I ...
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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.