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Unread 01-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 01-29-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Get Smokey Yunick's and Soichiro Honda's books. Get and old lawn mower engine someone is throwing out and take it apart.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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Howstuffworks.com is the greatest thing ever.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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This is pretty cool, too.

http://www.animatedengines.com/
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Unread 02-05-2013, 05:14 AM   #5
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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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