How a Car Engine Works (Video)

A great video that covers the common parts of a car engine and how they function together. The Youtube description says it was created as a Toyota training tool some years ago. It mentions some Toyota specific things toward the end, but if you've ever wondered what the terms camshaft, connecting rod, piston, or compression mean, this is for you.

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  • Reply September 21, 2012

    Andres Herrera

    Great vid, and EVERY man should know the basics to the internal combustion motor. Even if they never have to open it up, its just a part of life to talk car-talk with another man.

  • Reply March 12, 2014

    Lenin J

    amen to that, brother!

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