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Can You Name These Engine Parts From a One-Sentence Description?
by Annette

An engine is only the sum of its parts, but the odds are good that you don’t know them all! Engines are some of the most technologically interesting machines on the planet. They’re the result of years of invention, innovation, and mastery. You ride in your car every day without realizing the amazing process that’s happening right under the hood.

Camshafts, intake valves, combustion chambers, valve springs, cylinder heads... you get the point. Your internal combustion engine is the heart of your vehicle, but the parts are the veins and the arteries that keep the thing moving. Whether you want to test your knowledge because you’re bored at work or you want to make sure that you’re really up to snuff, this quiz is going to give you the ride of your life.

Do cars have more than one piston and valve? Does increasing the number of pistons give you more power?

You want to know your engine parts - because you’re a person with an inquisitive mind, a desire to understand your vehicle, and an honest to goodness need for speed. Let’s do this!

Fun fact: a cannon is really just a simple type of combustion engine. The cannonball is packed into the cannon, along with gunpowder. When you light the gunpowder, it creates gas and pressure, and the cannonball flies. You see how fascinating this stuff is?

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About Autoversed

Welcome to Autoversed: your online auto destination. If you consider a vehicle more than just means of transportation; if you treat your ride with love and care; if, even after years of driving, the feeling of accelerating hard on the open road still gets you revved up – you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a daily commuter looking for a reliable ride, a car enthusiast thinking about your next hot rod, or a parent who needs to get the kids from A to Z, Autoversed has something for you. We’ve got the lowdown on hot exotic rides, pricy luxury vehicles, eco-friendly green machines, rugged off-roaders, and more. Come take a look!