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

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Knocking valve sound after gasket replacement

I changed the intake gaskets top and bottom along with valve cover gaskets on my Ford F-150. After I finished it was hard getting started but I finally got it started and now it sounds like the valves ...
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LS1 - ticking slapping noise w video

So I'm trying to identify what may be the cause of this ticking noise. I listened to all the LS1 ticking and knocking videos on YouTube but none are similar to mine. It sort of sounds like when ...
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Radiator has a leak and the upper hose is clogged, car does not overheat. White smoke from upper hose

My car is a 2003 Buick Century and it has been leaking for the past few months (puddles of coolant under the car). Now the car begins to have white smoke coming from the engine and it has a sweet ...
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Ford Probe '95, 2.0l, 85kw starting problems

I'm trying to diagnose why my car doesn't start. Hope you guys will share some ideas for what to test. First of all, the car started when towed by another car and holds idle, but as soon I press the ...
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96 Suburban intermittent falter/stall immediate restart

96 GMC K1500 Suburban. Falters/stalls. Intermittent. So far low speed/parking lot acceleration from stop. Also deceleration low speed as in coming to stop. Radio cuts in and out around the time of the ...
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Low engine temp

2001 chevy s10 2.2 will not reach normal operating temp. First noticed when defroster was blowing cold. Replaced thermostat with Stant superstat with no change whatsoever. Coolant level is normal. Out ...
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Starting a 2003 Honda Civic after motor replacement

We just replaced the motor in my son's 2003 Honda Civic and the key does not turn over the motor. The same ECU is in the car, however the green light on the dash is on. Does my key need reprogramming,...
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Hunting idle following head gasket replacement

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus in which I recently performed a head gasket replacement on as well as a couple other parts - water pump, thermostat, etc. EDIT: The car has a 3.0L V6 OHV Engine - Gas Only - ...
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Honda Civic runs, warms up, and dies

My engine is a b15b2. The car is a 1991 civic lx. Why do I have the three cam marks and the 7 o'clock one instead of the 2 that line up with the head and the up mark? I changed the belt, but still ...
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rumbling of the engine during acceleration after a rainy day

After it rained all day, my 2003 Ford Escape seemed to rumble a bit, and the check engine light came on. When I was at a stop light, the check engine light went off, but when I accelerated the check ...
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Why does my car stutter and sometimes die at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full?

My 2005 Chevy Malibu has a very strange problem, it sometimes dies at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full. The problem goes away when the tank drops to a little bit above the 3/4 mark. I've ...
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engine runs rough for ~1 min, then starts ticking for a couple minutes, then fine

Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sorento, 193k miles It started ticking 3 weeks ago while the wife was driving. I test drove it, and the ticking quieted down to no tick over the day to and from work. I drove it ...
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shakes at idle in drive but fine at park or neutral

I was driving my 2006 Hyundai sonata (3.3L) yesterday during heavy rain. Suddenly check engine light started flashing. When I stopped at a red light, it started shaking badly. I noticed that when I ...
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1998 Maxima keeps revving

When we hit about 25 MPH or more the car revs then stops, revs then stops, revs then stops. ND it only does this when we hit the gas not while at idle. Just replaced the air flow sensor and 2 others ...
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2010 Chevy HHR jerking

Hi I just got a 2010 HHR. I drove it for about 3-4 months and the check engine light came on so I figured that it needed an oil change? It ended up turning the light off for about 3 days, then it came ...
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1st and 2nd cylinder not combusting in dual carburetor'red setup

So I have a Maruti Esteem engine with a dual carburetor on an engine dyno and everything was already installed when I joined this lab. We seem to have a problem when trying to fire the engine. 1st and ...
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My 05 F150 engine knocking

Drove it - reached destination and started knocking - NO oil on dipstick. Put in 5 quarts of oil - ran fine until reached next destination - started knocking again - oil was present this time - drove ...
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1999 Ford F250 XLT Super Duty – Oil in coolant

My truck has the 6.8l V10 Triton engine in it. When I got it there was a lot of oil in the cooling system but no water in the oil. It ran hot once but didn't do it again. Would it be the head gasket ...
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What will upgrading the Camshaft do to my BBC 454?

I have been told that upgrading the Camshaft in my GM 454 will increase performance. What will this do exactly and what will the engine actually gain? 10069286 block casting 454cu '90-'91 MY, Mark IV ...
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Vauxhall Vectra engine (1.6 petrol) cuts out

My beloved Vectra C (2006) a previous story here developed a new "symptom": engine cuts out while driving. Since there are other (possibly connected) symptoms I am going to list them one-by-one: ...
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ECM replacement - starter runs during reprogramming?

(mid-90's Buick) Someone I know had an ECM injector drive output go bad. He got a replacement ECM online, but had to take it to a shop (not a dealer) to get it 'initialized' (If that's the right word....
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Hiace 1996 ignition/motor problems

I have a 1996 Hiace. I was driving and it just died, nothing. Dash lights all work, but motor will not turn over, nothing from starter. It has dual fuel, and was wondering if it could be the AEB 552 ...
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My BMW X5 won't stay running

Hello I have a 2003 BMW X5. I just got the engine replace a couple days ago. I went to pick it up but because the shop was done installing the motor but now I have to deal with the other problems I ...
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How to remove engine cooling fan from a W169 Mercedes A-Class

How do you remove engine cooling fan from A-Class Mercedes W169?
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Mitsubishi Galant over heating with battery light and brake light on

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 cylinder engine. I parked my car after leaving the laundry mart and I got in to pick up my children and it would crank but won't start. So we changed the spark ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan engine - Chirping sound from intake manifold, car stalling out?

Over the past 2 weeks or so my car has been making a chirping sound near the intake manifold and the accelerator. The chirping sound comes and go, and about a week ago I had an issue where my car ...
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Changed brake pads and bled the system, but brakes go mushy when engine is running

2007 Ford F150 4x4 After changing the brake pads and front rotors, bleeding was done and the brakes felt great. While the vehicle was still on the jack stands, I started the engine and now the ...
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Lag at accelerating and/or loss of power

This may be a long shot. So, I have a Renault Megane 2, with a 2.0l Diesel engine with theoretical 150hp and 340Nm of torque. The thing that worries me is that when I push the pedal, it just takes ...
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Chevy 3.5 engine tick

I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala with a 3.5 with 70k miles. There is a tick that corresponds to engine speed. It's a pronounced tick but I highly doubt its piston slap or rod knock. It seemed like an ...
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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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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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Car wont start 1994 Oldsmobile CutlussCiera

I have a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3100. A person before me put in fuel pump and filter, timing chain, crank sensor,cam sensor, New starter. Car still don't start. It cranks maybe 3 times and ...
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Spark plug arcing during removal, engine off.

What could cause the spark plug to arc off the socket and exhaust manifold when removing the spark plug? Obviously the ignition was in the off position. This same plug tends to get carbon deposits ...
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what causes a car to spit and sputter while driving then shuts off when stopped and smells like rotten eggs and make a squaling kind of noise?

I have 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LT 4 cyl, and since the weather started turning warmer I've been using the AC sometimes. Since using the AC I have noticed several times, just randomly it would act like it ...
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2008 GMC Yukon 5.3L engine vibration at low speeds with cylinder deactivation

I have a 2008 gmc yukon 5.3L that has developed an engine vibration at low speeds with cylinder deactivation like when coming to a stop. Does not vibrate while normal low speed cruising but when ...
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BMW CAN bus data format

https://www.reddit.com/r/CANBus/comments/39pzpp/bmw_3series_2015_odometer_reading/ I am using the above website as reference and sending commands to engine ECU. I have a log from BMW engine ECU (below)...
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Boat Inboard engine Losing Power

After about an hour of running, I find the engine starts to lose its power at say 3500RPM, and what I have to do is lower it to 2000RPM, if I try to increase the RPM back to 3000-3500RPM it starts to ...
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Looking for engine replacement on a 2002 v6 4.3L Chevrolet Silverado

I am looking for engines to use in my pick up truck. I know that the engine I have is also in other GM/Chevrolet vehicles. What vehicle models and year ranges should I be looking for in terms of a ...
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4 cycle weed eater problem

Hi I am based in the UK and have a ryobi rbc430sbs which has not been used through winter. I have new fuel and it will only start on full choke. Once running I can move choke to mid position then run ...
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How to remove vibration damper from a Volkswagen 1.8 TSI (EA888) Engine?

How do you remove the vibration damper from a 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI engine? Which direction do you turn the bolt to remove it? Clockwise OR counterclockwise?
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Troubleshooting engine damage after radiator hose failure

My mechanic replaced my radiator hoses. 2 weeks later, one came loose and the engine overheated and died. It was put back on and 2 weeks after that, the hose began to leak. I brought it back and ...
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P0302 error code Nissan Primera p12

I own a 2004 Nissan Primera P12 with the 1.8 litre. My car MIL started glowing for two weeks. I read the code it was P0302 which is misfire in cylinder 2. I checked ignition coil and spark plug. I ...
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1993 Mitsubishi Colt sometimes refuses to start

We have a 1993 Mk4 Colt 1.6 Auto. The car runs absolutely fine but once in a while the engine refuses to start. The starter and battery are fine; the fuel filter and all other servicables were ...
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VIP future champion gas moped won't stay running

Okay so my moped sits over night I go to start it and it turns over and starts for about 3 seconds and shuts off. Well it will not start again until I put raw fuel or starter fluid in breather. After ...
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Help Diagnosing Engine — Truck starts but won't run after repairs

Hoping for some help here. Very long story short, a spark plug wire was fouled in my '88 Chevy Scottsdale K1500, which was replaced. The spark plug was also replaced....but old wire was reattached, ...
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My car's revs keep dropping

Please help, should i get a tune-up. I will post a video, so y'all can get a better idea of the issue in the car. Please visit link to get an idea of the issue. https://youtu.be/rKRAHqXe3Pw
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Locked Motor - Can it be fixed without replacing the engine?

First of all, I WILL APOLOGIZE if I get too lengthy. Drove the car, parked and was away from it for about 10 minutes. When I tried to start it, lots of lights came on and went off right away but ...
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Yamaha F40F outboard boat engine continuous alarm when starting

I'm trying to start a very new 2014 Yamaha F40F engine on my dad's boat. The engine was used yesterday by my brother without issues but today it won't start at all, and I get a continuous alarm sound ...
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Overwhelming the Eng. management system, is there specific course of action to recover faster

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol, UK Yesterday I managed to overwhelm my car (for the second time I've been having it, first time was about half an year go). What happened was I was at a rather busy stop ...
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Mitsubishi Eclipse dies while driving, then won't stay on after cranking back up

I drive a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 4 cyl. It has a replaced engine from a Galant. The car has started dying on me seemingly randomly - I haven't seen a pattern in the fuel level, time of day, speed ...