engine configuration

  • 1 Engine configuration — is an engineering term for the layout of the major components of an internal combustion engine. These components include cylinders, pistons, crankshaft(s) and camshaft(s).For many automobile engines, the term ´block is interchangeable with engine …

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  • 2 Engine balance — is the design, construction and tuning of an engine to run smoothly. Engine balance reduces vibration and other stresses, and may improve the performance, efficiency, cost of ownership and reliability of the engine, as well as reducing the stress …

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  • 3 Engine — This article is about a machine to convert energy into useful mechanical motion. For other uses of engine, see Engine (disambiguation). For other uses of motor, see Motor (disambiguation). A V6 internal combustion engine from a Mercedes car An… …

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  • 4 Configuration management — Top level Configuration Management Activity model Configuration management (CM) is a field of management that focuses on establishing and maintaining consistency of a system or product s performance and its functional and physical attributes with …

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  • 5 Engine swap — Warning: in some jurisdictions with strict smog rules it may not be possible to register a late model vehicle with an engine swap, even if it can be proven that it produces less pollution than the original engine (owing to visual inspection… …

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  • 6 Engine control unit — An engine control unit (ECU) is an electronic control unit which controls various aspects of an internal combustion engine s operation. The simplest ECUs control only the quantity of fuel injected into each cylinder each engine cycle. More… …

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  • 7 configuration — The particular arrangement of the parts in relation to each other. Also see chassis configuration delta configuration mid engine chassis configuration Y configuration …

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  • 8 configuration — con|fig|u|ra|tion [kənˌfıgəˈreıʃən, gju US gju ] n [U and C] 1.) formal or technical the shape or arrangement of the parts of something = ↑layout configuration of ▪ the configuration of pistons in an engine 2.) technical the combination of… …

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  • 9 configuration — noun (C, U) 1 formal or technical the shape or arrangement of the parts of something; layout (+ of): the configuration of pistons in an engine 2 technical the combination of equipment needed to run a computer system …

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  • 10 Internal combustion engine — The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber. In an internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high temperature and high …

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  • 11 V6 engine — A V6 engine is a V engine with six cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of three cylinders, usually set at either a right angle or an acute angle to each other, with all six pistons driving a common crankshaft. It is the second most… …

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  • 12 Stirling engine — Alpha type Stirling engine. There are two cylinders. The expansion cylinder (red) is maintained at a high temperature while the compression cylinder (blue) is cooled. The passage between the two cylinders contains the regenerator …

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  • 13 VR6 engine — The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. It is similar to the V engine, but with the cylinders offset from each other and tilted by 10.6° or 15° instead of the more common 45°, 60°, or 90°.… …

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  • 14 Volkswagen 827 engine — The EA827 family was introduced in 1974 for Audi and VW. It s a water cooled very robust engine configuration for 4 up to 8 cylinders and is still build this time. The “827” is also the base for diesel engines, which shares its… …

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  • 15 H engine — An H engine (or H block) is an engine configuration in which the cylinders are aligned so that if viewed from the front, they appear to be in a vertical or horizontal letter H.An H engine can be viewed as two flat engines, one atop or beside the… …

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  • 16 Nissan KA engine — This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia. Nissan KA engine Manufacturer Nissan Motors …

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  • 17 Reciprocating engine — internal combustion piston engine. E Exhaust camshaft I Intake camshaft S Spark plug V Valves P Piston R Connecting rod C Crankshaft W Water jacket for coolant flow.] A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is a heat engine… …

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  • 18 Chevrolet Big-Block engine — The Chevrolet big block is a series of large displacement V8 engines that were developed in the USA during the 1950s and 1960s. As American automobiles grew in size and weight following the Second World War the engines powering them had to keep… …

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  • 19 Radiator (engine cooling) — For other uses, see Radiator (disambiguation). A typical engine coolant radiator used in an automobile Radiators are used for cooling internal combustion engines, mainly in automobiles but also in piston engined aircraft, railway locomotives,… …

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  • 20 W engine — The W engine is an engine configuration in which the cylinder banks resemble the letter W in the same way a V engine resembles the letter V. There have been three entirely different implementations of this concept: one with three banks of… …

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