How an Engine Works

There are times when only a few people understand how the car really works. Over time, the school is educating the students. Companies disclose how specific models work. So how does the engine work?

It begins with the key of ignition. By turning the key, it becomes possible for current to flow through the engine which ignites the spark plug. An ignition plug exists in all the cylinders. It ignites with the help of a timer set in the sequence. The sequence normally ignites spark plugs 1 and 3 at the same time and ignites spark plugs 2 and 4 for ignition later.

The throttle opens the valve in the

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first cylinder so gasoline flows into the space. The piston compresses gasoline. Once the gasoline is compressed, the spark plug ignites the gas and lowers the piston again. Next, the second valve opens and the piston moves again to the TDC or top dead center. After gasoline is ignited it turns into gas where it is discharged through the exhaust pipe.

How does the piston move?

The car operates in a series of mechanisms. When the driver depresses the throttle, gasoline can enter the car, but a chemical reaction has occurred and the crankshaft is rotating. When the crankshaft is connected to the piston and one set goes down, the other set is pushed up. The bottom of the rod shaft or piston is attached to the crankshaft. As the crankshaft rotates, the axle of the wheel can also rotate and move forward. Because the wheel supplier understands this behavior, the wheel is designed to complement this behavior. The piston does not move vertically, but rather rotates the shaft to rotate.

In the turbo version, gas released from the cylinder head passes through the turbo body. The turbo element compresses the gas internally, releases it through the exhaust pipe, and boosts the car.

The operation of the diesel engine is slightly different. Diesel is a non-flammable liquid that can not ignite on its own. When the diesel is inside the cylinder head, the piston compresses it, only it ignites. Diesel is a cheap fuel, but it produces more noise. It is most suitable for vehicles equipped with a particularly large engine.

Clearly a lot goes into the whole process, but at least now I know the basics.

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Benefits of Recycling a Car


When a car is wrecked or damaged, what do you do with it?

Your options are repairing it and reusing it. Many a time this is not possible. In such cases, you can sell your car to an auto-dismantler. An auto-dismantler recycles the car for repairing other cars, selling used parts, etc.

An auto-dismantler removes all the functional and non-functional parts from a car. It also removes various fluids. The metallic portion that remains is crushed into a small piece and shred into pieces.

Recycling of wrecked cars has become a lucrative business option because the number of users of recycled car parts has increased.

Reasons for users of recycled car parts increasing:

• They are nearly half of the price when compared to new parts.
• Manufacturers of car parts make these parts so that they are durable. This ensures that the end of the life event ends.
• Used car parts have a good fit as they have been detached from original vehicles.
• Used car parts market caters to a wide range of cars.
• For cars whose models have been discontinued, the only option to look for spare parts is used car market.
• Vintage cars can find their spares in the used car market.

Besides these benefits, an auto-dismantler benefits the environment also. Imagine if cars were not dismantled and reduced in size, how much of waste we would generate? Cars also contain various hazardous and non-hazardous fluids which can impact the environment adversely.

Let us see what service an auto-dismantler provides to the environment:

1. Recycling of parts:

Various parts are removed from the car. Those that are intact are sold ‘as is’ in the market. Those that can be repaired are restored and sold. Others that can not be reused as functional parts are used in other applications. This reduces wastage and saves landfill. It also conserves our natural resources by reducing the need to manufacture new parts.

2. Recycling fluids:

A car contains many fluids such as coolant, fluid brake, fluid transmission, etc. Some of these fluids are recycled and can be reused. While some other fluids can be converted into fuels, etc. And reused. This is beneficial to the environment because some of these fluids contain harmful chemicals. If they are released into the earth, they can be detrimental to the health of animals, aquatic creatures, and humans. Some fluids are inflammable and so can not be released into the environment.

3. Recycling Steel:

Steel is required for a variety of applications. But its manufacture uses up valuable natural resources. Therefore, recycling steel reduces the need to manufacture fresh steel positively impacting the environment.

Hence, we see that dismantling and recycling a car is beneficial in some ways.