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

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Please help no one knows what's wrong

I have a 2008 Chevy Equinox went to start it and nothing no sounds nothing all lights and gauges work battery is fully powered had it towed to garage and they said it was starter so we replaced it ...
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Check engine light on at 140km/h

I just bought an used Alfa Romeo 147 1.6TS 120cp. At high speed like 140km/h the car doesn't go more fast and the engine light is showing. After some short time the check engine is no more there. I ...
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Mechanics left the cap off my radiator. Can this cause proven damaged to my engine?

I had a service done on my car I drove my car home (40 min drive) and noticed the heating wasn't working. I checked under the bonnet the next day and there was no liquid in the radiator reservoir and ...
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Driving on 3 cylinder

So I have a 4 cylinder engine however one of the piston is stuck And will not fire... That being said we have been driving this rough car for months no other problem other than the "skipped" piston ...
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Mitsubishi lancer not starting

I have an 03 lancer which stalled on my way home and won't start. I hear something spinning when I attempt to start it, but it doesn't sound like it normally would. Almost as if something is spinning ...
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swapping engine considerations on BMW

I have a bmw 530d from 2007 which requires a new engine. It just so happens that I also own an old BMW 745i from 2002 which has an engine which works great. (The rest of the car being cosmetically ...
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Charging system issue 02 wrx

Alternator is outputting 14 volts but not charging battery any ideas? Also the cable that connects from alternator to battery reads 14
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Question about temperature of car

In my auto (Škoda Rapid 1.6 Diesel 115 HP 2015) show in display " Check outside temperature " Is it danger something?Is it necassary to check in car service?
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02 wrx power issue

Just replaced the alternator and starter and battery reads at 12.5 volts but when I try to start it, the engine will turn over once and the starter will start clicking. Bad battery? Anything I should ...
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Burning Rubber Smell

I have a 2015 Chevy Trax. Recently I have noticed that when the car is idling it smells like burning rubber and will only happen after about 10 mins of driving. Living in northern Ontario I warm my ...
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Engine light turn off sometimes and sometimes stays on

When I turn on the ignition of car, it shows the light of oil, battery and engine. Sometimes it tun off and sometimes stay on. When it turn off the car starts easily. when engine light stays on, car ...
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While giving accelerator it is not moving faster as it like

I own a second hand Pulsar 220 bike ,while I am giving accelerator more it is not moving fast as well as performance is down.and getting sound form there. It is engine , clutch plates ,and carburettor ...
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Oil pressure low turn engine off will my car work again?

My car key is actually stuck in the ignition battery died out after some days after the car wouldn't start. While driving my car told me turn off the engine oil pressure low. but I didn't kept driving ...
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Motorcycle engine oil decreasing periodically

Why the oil is decreasing in the engine, I have to refill the oil monthly
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An acceleration problem with my Pulsar 150

While driving long distances sometimes my bike has problems when accelerating. It doesn't go above the speed of 40kmh - the speedo stuck at 4(max 12) even after pulling full throttle. I have to drop ...
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2013 Honda Fury

My Honda Fury developed a problem while riding the other day. The bike has been running good with no problems up to that point. While riding this weekend the bike started having trouble at low speeds ...
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93 Thunderbird LX priority maintenance?

Purchased from first owner that said he had kept the basic rules and procedures for a stored automobile when I come in from out of town and sees a jump start hooked up this is where I knew it was not ...
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Port block off suggestions

1967 Mercury Cyclone 390 FE motor. I have an old Offenhauser Ford FE 390 intake manifold with two fours (aka: dual quad or 4x2 carb setup). It has a "Y" hole in the back of the intake. Is there ...
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Engine Rattle-like sound and power loss

My Peugeot 308 2009 1.6 Petrol has just developed a funny sound in the engine, its like there is misfire or cold start and car is now lost power mainly when going uphill. the sound is like its a ...
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Flushed my Engine on a 2010 Altima

I stupidly was sold an engine flush on the 2010 altima with 160k miles. I am just wondering if I can expect my car to die in the next week or 2, or is it possible that it wont harm my car and I will ...
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What things cannot be tested(except by elimination) when trying to diagnose a sluggish engine?

As far as I'm aware there are certain things that cannot really be diagnosed if you have a sluggish engine and so you can only find them by elimination. As an example if you test a car due to ...
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What vehicles shut down by cutting off fuel?

I know that electric fuel pumps and to a lesser degree electric fuel injectors are ubiquitous, but I am wondering how many automotive or truck engines actually shutdown by starving fuel from the ...
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I have a 2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L that won't start/run as of today

My truck has died on me 3 times today. When I put it in park and turn it off the doors don't unlock themselves. Then when I tried to start it up again nothing! No sounds, no lights. Then when I do get ...
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Rough engine sound at 30-60 mph on a 2012 Toyota Camry

I have a 2012 Camry, 4 cyl, whose engine has a random rough sound on a light acceleration, between 30 and 60 mph. It's very brief, but seems to be getting worse and more frequent. It doesn't happen ...
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Nissan Qashqai 2009 2.0 Accenta smoke and flame

I had a new clutch installed in the car last week. 14kms later when I was entering the complex I noticed smoke coming from the engine. When I drove through the gate the clutch pedal went to the floor ...
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Speed sensor location on 03 jetta 2.0 engine

So i was driving yesterday n the car shut off. I lost acceleration first then the car shut off leaving all my lights on. I pulled over turned it off then tried to turn it back on n i got nothing. No ...
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Bike stops Suddenly after 2 to 3 Km

I have a Royal Enfield 350 Classic,15000km and 4 years old. These days I am facing a problem ,it stops after a few kms. I was on highway and it stopped so I visited a mechanic he said there is water ...
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Can reversing into another vehicle damage your engine or other vital components?

If you are reversing your car at a rate of about 5km/hr and you hit something in one of the following scenarios A) a stationary vehicle Or B) a vehicle moving into your rear at a speed of at least ...
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OBD several errors big picture

I have a proton wira 2004 which is essentially a Mitsubishi Colt, I got these errors when I connected an OBD2 device. Could anyone tell me the big picture, what do they mean combined? Thanks in ...
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Engine won't start without throttle-help when warm

My scooter won't start by using the kick start when warm, without help by twisting the throttle-handle a bit (at the same time as using the kick start). By "warm" I mean it's been stored in a room ...
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Opel Asta and Chevrolet Cruse VS Hyundai IX35 and Mitsubishi ASX

Opel Astra and Chevrolet Cruse are both belong to GM and share same engine named Z18XER and F18D4. The engine was born in around 2007 and 10 years later it is still being installed on new cars. I put ...
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O2 Sensor Voltage Output

I have an Acura legend (1995) that I did a header swap on and replaced the o2 sensors. They aren’t connected as of now and the car is running rich because of it. If I wanted to trick the car into ...
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Vehicle Stalls at lights and going up hills

After driving a few miles, 2002 Ford Explorer will start sputtering after stopping at a light. Also, does the same thing when going up hills.
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Loosing Engine Power Mid to High RPM

Have a Suzuki Swift that stalls from mid to high RPM in all gears. It runs great in low RPMS. The Engine was overhauled. What are things to look for? after the original question opened it. It says ...
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Engine vibration when A/C is on

I have a Toyota IQ 2010 model. I bought this car second hand having driven 50,000 KM. When I bought the car it had power and acceleration issues, it wouldn't even climb a small ramp. Other problems ...
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4 quarts low, 6 weeks after service

I own a 2016 Kia Optima 1.6L LX Eco-T. It has 127,000 miles on it, all highway. My question is about 2 weeks ago I heard a tapping sound coming from the engine, when I stopped and checked the oil, ...
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Ticking sound from engine bay

I bought a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (82400kms odo) a week ago and I have been hearing a clicking sound from 1.5 to 2 thousand RPM mark from the engine bay, when I am sitting in the cabin. Here's ...
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What is the duration of changing engine oil in Bikes and What is the impact of oil in Bike mileage?

I am asking two question which has some connection closely. I having Honda Shine Bike which is running fine. I am curious about changing oil...Is it necessary to change engine oil in every 4 months ...
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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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Heating Issue In Nissan Sunny

I have a Nissan sunny N16 car which heats(engine) at a low speed but normalizes at high speed and when its on idle the temperature stays normal. Need Solution?
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is this right? Top End Rebuild on my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil

just rebuilt my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil.
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Engine knocking, or......?

I've got a 2012 Sonata hybrid (93k miles) that's been making some intermittent engine noise. I can't hear it inside the car when I'm driving, but will hear it sometimes reverberating off of cars next ...
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what's the name of the sound cars and motorcycles makes during redlining?

when revving a car or a motocycle engine to a high rpm its starts to make a sound like (dun dun dun dun dun dunn) watch this video to understand what i mean( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Air filter for 1.4 tdci Ford Fiesta

i have a 1.4 TDCI Ford Fiesta mk7 and I would like to know if I can install a cone shaped air filter in this engine in order to have a little bit more sound without looking too "showy". My ...
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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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2014 Jeep SRT 6.4L oil filter was too small - what kind of damage?

What possible damage could my engine incur from having an oil filter installed that is smaller than the suggested size? I have damage but I’m interested to hear what this forum has to say about it ...
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Why does my car sound like it has no catalytic converter when it hasn't been removed?

Well, my car suddenly started making a sound like if the catalytic converter was removed, which it has not. The noise started when my husband connected the a/c compressor directly to the battery ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler ticking when idling and gets faster as rpms go up

My Jeep wrangler 3.8L V6 has a ticking noise while idling and it gets faster as the rpms go up. It started happening and I checked the engine oil and it was empty I filled it right up after.
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Misfiring plugs changed but same issue!

2001 dodge durango, over 130,000 miles and normally runs great. Will not idle so plugged code reader in and said two misfired. Changed all plugs and both "boots". Still will start but dies immediately....
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horsepower improvement using hi test gas with turbo engine

Will the use of "hi test" fuel yield higher horsepower for my 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 turbo engine? The manual recommends 87 or higher.

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