Skip to main content

Working of a Car Engine


Hi, guys!  You must have thought that how a car engine works. So this is the right article for you.

Describing It

An engine is described by its structure and the number of the piston it is made up of. For eg: the following engine has v6 90°. (This is just a part of engine and not the

Parts n Working

A car engine has many parts but the main are valves and piston.The valves open and close so as to maintain the timing of entering and exiting of fuel. A proportion of 1:14 is entered where 1 is the fuel and 14 are air. The piston compresses while the both the valves close. This creates a spark.  

Different Types

There are different types of engines again based on structure:

Straight Engine

In such an engine pistons are arranged straight and not in a v formation.
They are easier to make than v engines.

V Engine

As previously stated they are arranged in a v formation.
Their advantages are that it has great rigidity.

Boxer Engine

In such an engine the piston are arranged horizontally opposite to each other.

Recommended For You