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Questions about vehicle engines. Most engines in road-going vehicles are 4-stroke internal-combustion gasoline or diesel engines.

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Determine Chrysler 3L engine model

I am about to acquire an engine from a seller and I am having issues identifying what sort of engine it is exactly because I am getting conflicting information. On the top engine cover it says "...
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While driving, when I release the gas, it stays at 1500 rpm

When I give gas while my car(Audi A4 2.0TDİ 2011) is stationary, there is no problem, the revs immediately drop to 1000. However, when I take my foot off the gas while driving, the rev counter stays ...
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Ford EcoBoost 1,6, loss of fuel performance

Ford EcoBoost 1,6, 150 hp engine from 2013, mounted in a Ford Grand C-max. Engine failed as a result of a failing ignition coil. Both the ignition coil and spark plug were changed for the specific ...
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2011 Dodge avenger

Have a 2011 dodge avenger that has a lifter issue. We repaired that issue we thought so changed oil and filter then took it down the road. Went to get on the highway and as we were accelerating to ...
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WV Polo 2011 petrol 1.2 engine chugging and loses power - engine, EPC, Tyre pressure light on

First time posting on a forum like this, and english is not my first language, so please be patient. I know almost nothing about cars, I would ask people that I know do they think about certain things,...
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First Oil Change - I messed up!

Okay, so I did my first ever oil change on my own this week and had a scary experience. I drained and then added the oil as I should and when I checked it after bringing the engine in operating temp, ...
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Oil pressure dropped wont start

95 Buick Lesabre- 70’s miles. Hasnt been driving as clean for last couple weeks and few days ago it was overheating and pulled over and added water. Cooled down then about 15 minutes later I noticed ...
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4 Stroke Lawn mower Engine will not fire

I am looking for suggestions of what to try next. Problem I have small ride on lawn mower with a 4 stroke Briggs and Stratton engine. It will not start and doesn't seem to fire. What I have tried ...
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What is this tapping noise coming from my engine?

I have a 2010 Hyundai Accent that recently developed a loud tapping noise in the engine area. Here's a link with two videos so you can hear the noise: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bCqbm4RdGVdeF63W8 I don'...
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Changing Motorcycle piston rings

I’m partially disassembling my engine (1984 Honda Nighthawk) to change the piston rings. Engine was failing to turn over and failing compression checks, inserting a little oil in the spark plug holes ...
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KXD 706 dirt bike

My bike doesn’t have a battery & its jump started, it usually made a sound trying to turn on, got told to replace spark plug even with the noise. I left the bike for about 3/4 months… I’ve changed ...
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Overfilled the engine oil. Drained everything. Is it ok to refill?

Like an idiot, I drained the transmission fluid and not the oil. I then over filled the oil by about 4 quarts. Luckily, I caught this and did not start the engine. I then drained all the oil that was ...
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2016 Mini Cooper revs up to 2000rpm before dropping back down, why?

I have recently purchased a 2016 Mini Cooper with approximately 70,000 mileage. It has since developed some issues in the time since purchasing. When driving in eco mode the mini engine should shutoff ...
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How do car makers stop the engine from entering the passenger capsule upon impact?

One particular car brand has been for years touting its safety credentials by pointing out that in a sufficiently severe front collision the engine will drop to avoid entering the passenger capsule (...
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How does the crankcase ventilation system work on a 2002 Proton Perdana?

I have a 2002 turbo charged Proton Perdana. If left to idle in drive for an extended period of time it will blow large quantities of blue smoke out the exhaust pipe. If you drop it into neutral when ...
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Loud ticking engine noise

I own a 2005 ford fiesta st150, and I'm currently facing an issue where my engine makes a repetitive ticking noise over 2000 RPM. The noise is a very periodic ticking that seems to follow engine speed,...
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Should I rebuild or replace?

The car is a 2001 VW Golf MK4 with a 1.4 gasoline engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. It uses a lot of oil and the engine knocks and pings. It recently has started leaking water from the right ...
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Maximum valve clearances. How big is too big?

I have a 1700 Leyland "O series" engine which has what I believe to be a direct overhead cam (OHC). The lobes on the overhead cam push directly down on buckets with shims. I have just ...
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Engine misfire, low gas mileage, click when gear change

I got a tune up, radiator and radiator hose, serpentine belt, starter and wheel bearing fixed. The misfiring, bad mileage and clicking noise didn’t start until after the tune up. What could be wrong? ...
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2013/Toyota/Corolla S: Check Engine (with codes), Rough Idle, Inconsistent temp. What am I missing?

As title states: 2013 Toyota Corolla S Had the check engine light come on just around a month ago and started idling rough. Pulled codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 has a misfire) and P219A (air to fuel ratio ...
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Nissan Almera 2006 Engine Oil Overfilled [duplicate]

Was doing an oil change 2 days ago, have done it numerous times before, for whatever reason, I've overfilled it this time. If I was to put a measurement on it, it's over by about 2-4mm on the max line,...
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Will alien component found in new engine tear down effect valve behaviour?

OMG, I might have found the cause of a misfire in cylinder 1 that has been the bain of my life on and off for 3 years. I have a 1979 sherpa van with an austin/leyland "o" series engine. The ...
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How hard would it be to swap a BMW B58 engine into a Supra mk3 A70?

I am still at feasibility study stage. The thinking behind is, since 1JZ & 2JZ swap for A70, A80, A90 Supra are all relatively matured, and A90 Supra is natively using a B58 engine, how hard would ...
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Toyota Auris 1329 Petrol 2011 No Start

A friend has a Toyota Auris, he messaged me that it won't start and if I can come help jump start it. He drove it few days prior no issues and yesterday it just wouldn't fire up. Got there, used a ...
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Garage conducts work without my consent

So my car was sent to a car garage to have a recon engine and turbo diagnosed for our warranty. The examiner went to access and my claim has been cancelled and warranty void as the garage have already ...
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Please help. Dashboard lights on after changing starter

I have a BMW 535i 2008. It won’t start so after diagnosing it I changed the starter but now after changing the starter all dashboards lights are on such as engine malfunctioning, transmission ...
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Can i drive my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 100 miles to a mechanic with a misfiring cylinder?

My 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee started hesitating when accelerating, but only after the engine warms up. The testing tool says it's a cylinder 2 misfire. The mechanic I want to take it to is 100 miles ...
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95 Integra idle cutout troubleshooting

Starting was difficult and a failure finally forced a battery replacement, which remedied the difficult starts. Before the battery was replaced, the engine was jump started and idled for 15 min with ...
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Can you use the same long life premium oil filter for 2 or 3 times?

I have a 03 Mazda b3000 and bought a mobile 1 oil filter with a advertised life of 15k - 20k mi. I figured that this filter being made of better materials, would keep my engine more protected and also ...
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Can you use engine oil past it's monthly change cycle?

Can engine oil be used past it's monthly cycle? If the manufacturer specified the oil/oil filter change interval to be every 5k mi or every 4 months, but it took someone one 1 year 2 months to run the ...
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Engine swapped my KIA but dont get a spark

I engine swapped my KIA optima 2.4L N/A with the 2.0L turbo variant, however when I use the original 2.4L N/A ECU I get spark from the plugs but when I swap the ECU to the 2.0L turbo variant I get no ...
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Honda engine swap

I'm working on a 2002 Honda accord 3.0 and done an engine swap. I replaced the 3.0 with a 2005 Honda odyssey 3.5. Now the car will not go over 3000 rpms, what could cause this issue?
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Vehicle misfuel

I used a 2015 Peugeot Boxer Luton van ( 154K mileage ). It had a full tank of diesel to start and I travelled 300 miles , used roughly half a tank ,and then it broke down , there is a suggestion it ...
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Long crank time when engine is warm/after car has been driven

My car has about 155,000 miles and it's a Toyota Avalon 2008 V6. A few months ago, my battery died and I got it replaced at AutoZone (by someone who, I found out, wasn't qualified). My car sounded ...
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Why does my 2GR FE engine sound horrible when put in Drive?

I have a video showing the sound pretty well but the car sounds fine at idle in Neutral and Park but when put into drive it drops into this deep rumble. Take a listen: It's a 2007 Toyota Camry LE V6 3....
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Volkswagen van turbo problem

Volkswagen van 2500cc TDI 109 hp year 2004 The problem is that when I'm driving on the slopes it hits a dip and runs out of turbo. That's on the highway when I start to go down I take my foot off the ...
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Mazda 3 2015 2.2L diesel shakes each time when started up

My Mazda 3 2.2 diesel shakes when starting up even when using auto stop/start in traffic or at a red light. I took it to a mechanic and they checked the clutch kit and flywheel but did not resolve it. ...
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What wiring issues am I looking at for engine swap?

Thinking of putting 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4.2 L engine in 1981 GMC Sierra. Complete 2003 Trailblazer donor vehicle. 1981 GMC has a small block 305 and 3.42 rear-end. What wiring issues will I ...
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Very little oil, engine starts and there’s ticking, topped up with oil but the car loses power still. Is it fixable?

My 2018 Hyundai Elantra SE has been experiencing issues with losing power. The engine started ticking this evening, and the vehicle was struggling to start. I managed to get home but we discovered it ...
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I was on my way from Boston to Brockton and my engine light came on

I checked the gas cap and it’s fine. I called my mechanic who was too busy to talk to me and his assistant said it could be anything or nothing. I have to pick up my grandson in Norton from school and ...
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Can siamesed bores go to sea

Some petrol engines have siamesed bores which can cause overheating problems on land. The gen 1 cast iron small block 400 cid chevy motor is a well known example. Often engine rebuilders prefer making ...
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Stuttering, chugging, dying on heavy acceleration (2002 Impreza 2.5L)

I'm fixing up an old 2002 Subaru Impreza (2.5L), and the only problem left is that on heavy acceleration, such as up hills, the vehicle chugs and stutters a lot, even comes close to the engine dying. ...
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My engine does't pick up when headlight are ON

Suppose I am running my car which is maruti baleno 2018 model 2nd generation at a speed of 50 constant speed,with my headlight ON. Now suddenly I feel my car loses pick up and feel jerk, after that I ...
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What RPM to check timing?

I've got a question about my 1985 454 Mercruiser engine. I'm trying to adjust the timing but when reading through the engine manual it sounds like it's giving contradicting information. On page 27 is ...
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damage done by wrong coolant

Engine takes silicate-free coolant, repair shop has put in 3l of some coolant containing silicates. I have run it for some 300 km in two weeks: first 100 km the way picked it up from the repair shop ...
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two stroke engine with an oil pump? possible, why not?

so, in the two stroke engine, the fuel and air passes through the crank case, and it's said you can't have an oil sump in there because it would get consumed into the engine. However, I know like my ...
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Rotated my engine backwards when changing timing belt, jumped timing? [duplicate]

I just did the timing belt on my seat ibiza 2004 1,4 petrol and accidentally rotated the engine backwards trying to get the crankshaft bolt off as it was really tight. I tried to hold the crank pulley ...
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Can a 97 f150 4.6 motor be swapped onto 2001 f150 4.6 triton body

Is the ignition coil connectors need to be changed to work .. the 97 motor has the electrical connectors on the motor and 2001 has the ones on the plugs ... Do I need to change them.. does it give off ...
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My Corsa makes a strange noise after 10mins of driving, any suggestions for the cause?

So my 2007 Corsa Sxi 1.6L started making this noise after an audible 'Ping' happened while driving (at low speed, had just started my journey). It has been inspected by my local garage but they ...
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Engine exchange using non-turbo for turbo version

I have a 2014 Ford Fiesta with a turbocharger engine, that needs to be replaced. Turbocharged engines for this year and model can be found for $2000, non turbocharged for $1000. Can turbo version be ...
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