This is the battery!
Regulates the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator and backGenerates electric power to recharge the engineMixes gasoline with air to ensure the engine runs effectivelyDelivers electric power from the ignition to the engine
The carburetor blends gasoline with air to ensure the engine runs effectively.
These are the spark plug wires.
This is an alternator.
Opens and closes the valve trainSpins the compressorMixes gasoline with air to ensure the engine runs effectivelyInitiates the operation of the engine
The camshaft opens and closes the valve train.
This is a starter. It's pretty important.
It spins a fan belt on the alternatorIt translates the motion of the pistons into rotating motionIt communicates between the ignition and the starterIt circulates fluid around the engine
The crankshaft translates the reciprocal motion of the pistons into rotating motion for the wheels.
Synchronizes the crankshaft's rotation with the rotation of the camshaftRegulates the timing of the pistonsSynchronizes the flywheel's rotation with the rotation of the crankshaftRegulates the spin of the alternator
A timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft's rotation with the rotation of the camshaft.
Can You Pass This Car Engine Quiz?
You know so little about engines that cars often randomly stop working just because you happen to walk by.
Sure, you don't know your crankshaft from your camshaft, but you have a basic idea of how the thing works. Something to do with pistons firing, right?
You're not quite at the level of a professional, but you know your way around a car engine, and you should be proud of that.
You know your way around a car engine like a pro, and you're extremely handy to have around in an emergency.