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                                             How an Engine Works

We cannot imagine today what life was like without cars. We absolutely require them for travel and shifting. Have you ever wondered how an engine works? A car engine may look like a big confusing jumble of metal but it is an astoundingly awesome mechanical wonder. A regular car engine is an Internal Combustion Engine that creates energy by burning fuel in a combustion chamber. This fuel could be either diesel or petrol. A gasoline car engine converts gasoline into motion to make your car move.

Quick Facts: –

  • The reciprocating piston engine is most commonly used in modern cars.
  • Adolf Hitler ordered Ferdinand Porsche to manufacture a Volkswagen. The word meant ‘People’s Car’.
  • An Internal Combustion Engine got this name because fuel and air combust to create the energy.
  • In an External Combustion Engine, the fuel is burned outside and the energy created from the burning process is used to power it.
  • Steam Engine is a good example of external combustion engine where the coal burns outside.
  • Internal Combustion is way more efficient than external combustion as it takes less fuel per mile.
  • The combustion cycle has a total of four phases which are Intake, Compression, Combustion, and Exhaust.
  • In 1860, Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir patented an engine that injected natural gas into a cylinder.
  • Generally, 12-cylinder engines are used in fast and powerful cars.


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