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

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The primary reason is gasoline is more efficient. It vaporizes easily (below boiling point of water), burns faster and more completely. On top of that, it is cleaner burning than kerosene. Kerosene …
answered May 17 '17 by CharlieRB
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engine. Fix this first and see if it affects the other noise. Also, it seems possible that the timing belt adjuster(s) or tensioners may be worn/broken. This can allow for "slapping" of the belt and followers. …
answered Sep 20 '17 by CharlieRB
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Sounds like your starter relay or solenoid is energized, thereby causing the starter motor to turn. This can be caused by the stuck solenoid, relay or switch. Possibly even a short in the wiring somew …
answered Nov 16 '17 by CharlieRB
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In many vehicles with automatic transmission, there is a portion of the radiator that is separate for cooling the transmission fluid. (1) The metal pipe you are referring to is most likely a transmis …
answered Jul 6 '17 by CharlieRB
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If you ran the engine without oil it will cause serious internal engine damage, including seizure of moving parts (bearings, piston rings, etc). If the engine is stopped before serious damage has … occurred, it might still operate after it cools down and oil is added. It sounds like that is what your mechanic attempted. Even if the engine is no longer seized, there is good possibility there is …
answered Jul 13 '17 by CharlieRB
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According to this video it is the horn for the alarm system. It is separate from the horns mounted by the radiator. And eEuroparts.com shows the item as Volvo Alarm Horn - Genuine Volvo 30796932
answered May 8 '17 by CharlieRB
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stays intact; i.e. free of contaminants. If the coolant is in good condition, a hydrometer testing indicates the freeze point is within specifications and the engine operates at normal temperatures …
answered Feb 14 '17 by CharlieRB
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I found the original of the below image on Wikipedia's page for the CBF600. It doesn't appear to be anything attached there. Now that doesn't mean yours did not have something attached there, like …
answered Sep 26 '16 by CharlieRB
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I am fairly confident the plastic cover you are talking about is the oil deflector that sits above the camshaft under the valve cover (not sure if you have the 1.8l or 2.0l engine, but I believe they … throughout the engine. Not removing all of the debris can cause bearing failure and severe engine damage. If your engine got hot enough to melt this deflector, there is likely more damage than you can see …
answered Mar 13 '17 by CharlieRB
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The chemical reactions that happen inside lead-acid batteries are hindered by cold temperatures, reducing the battery's ability to operate at that time. In addition to that, cold engines and oil deman …
answered Jan 9 '18 by CharlieRB
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pump was picking up coolant instead of oil and circulating it through the engine where oil should have been. This starved the engine of proper lubrication at all bearing surfaces causing severe … friction, galling, and seizure. The engine will need to be disassembled to see what damage has been done. Then it will need to be rebuilt or replaced. Why the coolant was in the oil pan is a question we …
answered Jan 5 '17 by CharlieRB
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If you ran the engine without oil, it may have seized, or partially seized, the engine. This would explain why turning over was difficult immediately after the event. If this is the case, there is … likely some internal engine damage. Regardless of when or who changed the oil, you should always check it to verify it is at the proper level. Technically, we should do this before we start the car …
answered Aug 2 '17 by CharlieRB
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Running the engine in the current condition is only going to cause more oil issues. You need to remove some oil before running it again. You can do this by using suction to draw it out thru a hose … down the dipstick tube or drain some from the pan. Personally, if the foaming is bad, I would: drain the pan fill it with cheap oil and engine flush run it and drain again fill with clean oil …
answered Mar 17 '17 by CharlieRB
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and sends it to the vehicle’s engine control module (ECM). The ECM uses this data to determine the timing of the ignition, as well as the timing of the fuel injection that the engine requires. Without this information, the engine would not be able to function properly. …
answered Jun 2 '17 by CharlieRB
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believe there is no problem. When you engage the transmission at this engine RPM, the brakes are holding the car back along with the additional energy of the high idle engine. This is also normal and …
answered Dec 12 '17 by CharlieRB

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