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catnip15 01-29-2013 02:48 PM

How an engine works - In detail
Ever since I got my TJ I have become fascinated with cars in general and how they work. I wish I would have taken a automotive class in high school but back then I wasn't interested in cars at all. Now that I have my TJ not only do I enjoy working on it myself, I like learning about it and how everything works. I took a automotive class in college to get a little bit better of an understanding and plan to take many more but for now I am looking for some education on my own and hopefully you guys can help me out.

If you guys/gals have any good writeups with pictures/video or any other info I would gladly appreciate it. I tres googling how an engine works in general and it just gave me a bunch of crappy links to EHow and such. Not only do I want to know how it works but what it is made up of and how the internal parts work together: camshaft, lifters, rocker arms, push rods, valves, crank, ect.

Thank you

baldfatdad 01-29-2013 03:36 PM

Get Smokey Yunick's and Soichiro Honda's books. Get and old lawn mower engine someone is throwing out and take it apart.

Demp 01-29-2013 03:38 PM is the greatest thing ever.

cruiser54 01-29-2013 04:49 PM

This is pretty cool, too.

Jeep4869 02-05-2013 06:14 AM

start with a lawn mower engine..basic internal combustion engine.. you I6 is just 6 lawn mower engines tied together..just a little more complicated

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