Identifying Engine Systems and Their Components

Identifying Engine Systems and Their Components

IDENTIFYING ENGINE SYSTEMS AND THEIR COMPONENTS Learning Targets 1. I can identify the three broad

categories of internal combustion engine systems. 2. I can identify the components of the primary or compression system. 3. I can describe the components of an engines operating system. Terms-1

Accessory systems Air cleaner Air cooled system Air intake system Battery-type ignition systems Breaker point-type battery system Breaker points

Camshafts Carburetor Compression ignition system

Condenser Cylinder head Distributor Distributor cam Electronic fuel injection systems Terms-2

Engine cooling system Exhaust manifold Exhaust system Exhaust valves Flywheel Fuel filter Fuel injection systems

Fuel system Head gaskets Ignition coil Ignition system

Intake valves Liquid cooling system Lubrication system Magneto-type ignition systems Terms-3

Mechanical fuel injection systems Operating systems Piston rings Primary system Pushrods Radiator Spark ignition systems

Spring retainers Starting system Thermostat Valve guides Valve springs

Water pump I can identify the three broad categories of internal combustion engine systems.

The internal combustion engine is a series of operating systems that work together to make the engine run. Each system performs its own functions. At the same time they must work together. Engine systems may be divided into three categories. The primary system creates the engine compression and converts the energy of combustion to mechanical energy. The primary

system is also referred to as the compression system. compression The operating systems are those that perform the other engine functions.

The engine will not operate without the operating systems. An engines electrical system is considered an operating system. Operating systems are also referred to as auxiliary systems. electrical

Accessory systems are those that are not necessary for engine operation. An example of such a system is a power steering system. When a power steering system fails, the engine is still operable. power steering I can identify the components of the primary or compression system.

The main purpose of an engines primary or compression system is to efficiently compress air to increase the potential energy resulting from the combustion of the fuel. In order to understand the operation of a compression system, it is important to have knowledge of the components that make it up.

The piston and cylinder must form a leak-proof combustion chamber for the engine to operate. The air tightness of the combustion chamber is a major design feature for the internal combustion engine. Combustion is usually lost in one of three places:

The fit of the piston in the cylinderThe piston cannot fit too tightly in the cylinder so that it can move freely up and down. As combustion occurs, the fuel-air mixture above the piston heats up and needs room for expansion. Pistons are usually machined from

lightweight alloys . The piston surfaces between the ring grooves are called lands. The bottom of the piston is called the skirt and the top is called the head or dome. The top of a piston can be one of three general shapes: flat, concave, or convex. Concaved

Flat Piston rings are made of cast iron and/ or steel that fit near the top of the piston. The top piston rings are called compression rings. They help to prevent loss of compression during the compression stroke and prevent the loss

of combustion pressure during the power stroke. The lower piston rings are called oil rings. These rings are designed to control the amount of oil on the cylinder walls.

The rings have a spring action that provides a seal between the piston and the wall of the cylinder. piston rings - YouTube Fixing Tough Head Gaske t Leaks - YouTube Head gasketHead gaskets provide a seal between the cylinder head and the cylinder block.

The cylinder head forms the top of the combustion chamber. The cylinder block houses the cylinders and crankshaft. The head gaskets provide a tight seal for combustion of fuel to take place. When head gaskets go bad, the seal is broken and the combustion chamber is

no longer leak-proof. Valves An engines valve assembly works with the pistons and engine block to perform compression and complete the events of internal combustion. The valve assembly is made up of

several components. Problems with any of these components can lead to deficiencies in compression. Engine piston and valve animation YouTube 1. Intake valves open and seal the intake ports. 2. Exhaust valves open and seal the exhaust ports.

3. Valve springs both close the valves and hold them open. 4. Spring retainers hold the springs on the end of the valves. 5. Valve guides support the valve stem as the valve

moves back and forth. 6. Camshafts open and close the valves EXACTLY how a car engine works - 3D a nimation ! - YouTube

7. Pushrods transfer the rotating movement of the camshaft to the linear movement of the valves. This is accomplished through the cam lobes and valve lifters or tappets which connect the camshaft to the pushrod.

Push Rods and Tubes Shovelhead Top End Build - YouTube I can describe the components of an engines operating system. An engines operating systems are also known as the auxiliary systems. These systems perform the engine

operating functions not handled by the primary or compression system. Air Intake System The air intake system functions to provide a source of clean air necessary for the combustion of the air-fuel mixture.

K&N 77 Series Performance Cold Air Intake system on Silverado - YouTube 1. Air must first be cleaned by passing through the air cleaner. The air cleaner is a filtering device located on the outside of the engine. The two basic types of air cleaners used on todays internal combustion engines are dry element and oil foam.

Fuel System 2. The fuel and air are mixed in the carburetor. The carburetor provides fuel and air to the engine in correct proportions and volume. Carburetors are still used on many gasoline-powered small engines.

However, large gasoline-powered engines are fueled by injection systems. 3. The fuel-air mixture enters the engine cylinder through the intake valves, which open and close the intake ports located above the cylinders.

The fuel system delivers clean and adequate amounts of fuel to the cylinder. 1. The fuel tank is the area of storage for fuel. It can range in size from a few ounces to several gallons.

2. The fuel filter acts as a cleaner for the fuel that passes through it. 3. The fuel pump ensures that an adequate amount of fuel under the correct pressure is distributed throughout the rest of the system.

Fuel injection systems inject fuel into the combustion chamber or into the intake manifold. a. Mechanical fuel injection systems use mechanical type pumps to inject high pressure fuel into the combustion chamber.

b. Electronic fuel injection systems use electrically operated injectors to inject the fuel into either the combustion chamber or intake manifold. Exhaust System

The exhaust system removes the exhaust gases and particles from the combustion chamber. It also helps in managing engine noise and heat transfer.

1. The exhaust valve opens and closes the exhaust ports. The exhaust ports are the passages that the exhaust gases flow through. Several passages together are called the exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold collects gases from one or more individual cylinders. h

2. The exhaust pipe is the tube that connects the exhaust manifold to the muffler. On some engines, there is no exhaust pipe. In this case, the muffler is mounted directly on the exhaust manifold.

3. The muffler is a sound deadening device used to quiet engine operation. It also reduces or eliminates sparks in the exhaust gases. Engine Cooling System

The engine cooling system is designed to manage the heat produced by the combustion of the air-fuel mixture. It is the task of the cooling system to allow the engine to reach its optimum operating temperature and to maintain that temperature under varying conditions. There are two basic types of cooling systems. Liquid cooling and air cooling

The liquid cooling system uses a liquid to transfer heat from engine components to he surrounding air. Major components of a liquid cooling system include: radiator, water pump, and thermostat

A radiator is a heat transfer device that acts as a cooling and storage area for the liquid combination of water and antifreeze. The water pump is a mechanical device that forces the

coolant to flow through the system. A thermostat is a flow control valve that regulates temperature inside an engine by opening and closing, thus regulating the liquid flow and

cooling processes. Air-cooled system An air-cooled system transfers the heat of the engine components directly to the surrounding air. Air-cooled systems are common on small engines.

a. Fins are used to increase the surface area in contact with the air so that engine heat can be transferred more efficiently. b. The shroud is the engine cover that directs cooling air across the engine fins.

c. A fan is used to force the air through the engine cooling system. d. The precleaner is usually a metal screen that filters the air for the cooling system. The ignition system starts the

combustion of the air-fuel mixture. There are two types of ignition systems. Compression ignition system and Spark ignition systems A compression ignition system does not consist of any unique parts. It is actually part of the compression system. The temperature needed to burn the air

and fuel mixture is provided by heat during the compression stroke or cycle Spark ignition systems use a high voltage electrical spark to ignite the compressed air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber.

The ignition system must create a spark with enough voltage to jump the gap of the spark plug and ignite the fuel. There are two types of spark ignition systems. Magneto-type ignition systems and battery-type ignition

Magneto-type ignition systems use magnets and coils to generate electrical pressure to arc the spark plug. In these systems, a flywheel magnet creates a magnetic field which cuts across the armature and coil assembly as the flywheel rotates, inducing voltage into the primary circuit. Current flow in the primary ignition circuit causes a magnetic field to build up around the coils primary winding. The opening of the breaker points opens the primary

ignition circuit, causing current flow to stop. Since no current is flowing in the primary circuit, the magnetic field surrounding the coils primary winding collapses. This collapsing magnetic field cuts across the

coils secondary winding, inducing voltage into the coil secondary. As the collapsing magnetic field cuts across the secondary winding, the voltage is increased. This process produces the high voltage necessary to cause a strong ignition spark across the spark plug gap. Battery-type ignition systems use the energy from

a battery and/or alternator to create the ignition spark. In a breaker point-type battery system an ignition switch begins the process by activating the battery with an ignition coil which starts the engine. The ignition coil is a cylinder shaped

device that converts low battery voltage to a high voltage that is able to create a spark at the spark plug gap in an engine cylinder head. The distributor sends the high voltage current to the correct spark plug at

the correct time. Within the distributor, the condenser functions as a capacitor which stores electrical energy. The breaker points provide a switch to initiate the spark in the engine.

The distributor cam rotates inside of the distributor and controls the opening and closing of the breaker points, and regulates through the distributor rotor the timing of the engine spark. Lubrication system The lubrication system keeps internal engine parts coated with oil to reduce

friction, enhance cooling, seal internal engine components, and clean internal parts. An engine operating without proper lubrication even for a few seconds may have significant damage. Basic components of a lubrication system include: 1. The oil filter removes dirt particles

from oil. 2. A pressure regulator maintains the operating pressure of the lubrication system. 3. A sump is a reservoir for the engine oil. It is usually directly under the cylinder block and is more commonly called an oil pan.

4. The oil pump circulates oil through the engine. The starting system is used to turn the engine crankshaft until the engine starts. It is designed to operate for a fairly short period of time. There are two basic types of engine starting systems. Manual and electrical

1. Manual starting systems are common on small engines. The engine is started by manually turning the crankshaft. This is most commonly accomplished through the use of a rope starter. This system uses a spring to rewind the rope after it has been pulled out to start the engine.

2. Electrical starting systems are on many internal combustion engines. A solenoid-type switch controls the correct amount of voltage going to the starter. The flywheel is a large gear which is attached to the engine crankshaft. The starter motor is activated causing the starter shaft to engage and be matched with

the flywheel gear teeth which turns over the engine. Upon releasing the starter switch from the start position, the starter disengages from the flywheel and the starter motor stops.

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