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Engine Fundamentals
©2008

Future car technicians need a rock-solid understanding of basic engine parts and functions. Using live-action footage and computer animation, this video illustrates the operating principles of a four-stroke cycle piston engine. After an overview of engine fundamentals, the program provides valuable know-how on the following topics: engine block (cylinder block, cylinder, cylinder head, oil pan, crank case, crankshaft, and main caps); piston (piston motion, compression rings, oil ring, and piston pin); connecting rod (wrist pin and rod bearing); crankshaft (main journal, rod journal, TDC, and DBC); cylinder head (attachment to top of block, port, valve, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, valve guide, valve spring, intake valve, exhaust valve, head gasket, and valve cover); camshaft (cam follower, cam in head or cam in block, cam journal, bearings, and lobe); and the four-stroke cycle (intake, compression, power, and exhaust stroke). Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is included. A Shopware Production. Part of the series Automotive Engines. (17 minutes)



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Internal Combustion
The internal combustion engine burns fuel inside its cylinders, producing power for propelling a car and running its other systems. The arrangement of parts allows it to harness the energy of the burning fuel.