Oil is responsible for two important jobs in your car. It greases the engine making it run smoothly, and it cools down the cylinders, pistons, and valves. Engine oil contains additives that better the way it performs. Therefore, in order for the oil to do its job smoothly in the truest sense of the word, it must be in good condition, otherwise, metal particles will accumulate in the oil and this gets worse with every mile. Consequently, the lubricating effects decline, and heat can’t be properly distributed causing the valves to deteriorate more quickly.
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Getting your head around all of the different parts of your vehicle can be a bit overwhelming. Here we will give you some of the essentials of what a piston engine is and what its job is in your car. Basically, it is an integral part of the internal combustion engine. Its main responsibility is to convert the energy created through the combustion process and pass it on to the engine’s crankshaft. Read on to learn more.
The connecting rod, sometimes also referred to as the con rod, is an essential component of internal combustion engines. Due to its function, the connecting rod is exposed to extremely strong forces (tension/pressure and bending/buckling), especially when increasing performance as part of engine tuning. This is why different types of connecting rods are available, each designed for a specific area of application and specific loads. Despite these extreme loads, defects and connecting rod bearing damage are rather unusual in newer cars. However, due to the high costs, repair is not worth doing for newer cars. This is mainly an option for owners of classic cars, whose engines are frequently repaired so that they can maintain their classic car status.
Lubrication system performance directly affects the engine working lifespan. That is why many drivers wonder which oil viscosity they should prefer in order to ensure the totally reliable motor protection before winter. Here we review the properties of two most popular kinds of oil: 5w30 and 5w40, to find out which of them is the best for use in the cold season.
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In the context of the growing popularity of electric vehicles, an increasing number of automakers are deciding to abandon the use of traditional internal combustion engines. The German Group is not an exception: as claimed by Volkswagen strategy chief Michael Jost, the company decided to completely abandon the development and use of the power units that pollute the atmosphere. According to him, this radical step was pushed by the car maker’s desire to stop global warming.
Many car owners who operate their vehicles in areas with harsh winters have been constantly facing difficulties starting the engine in the cold season. And despite the fact that car makers are constantly working to improve systems and technologies aimed at reliable starting the engine regardless of the environmental conditions, it happens that the engine cannot be started at all. From this article, you will learn why it happens, and how to prevent being left without the means of transportation.
CiTD engines: operating characteristics Mazda diesel engines with common rail direct fuel injection system
CiTD is a direct-injection diesel system used in Mazda cars. Abbreviation CiTD is also used for diesel engines of the company fitted with this system, which have inline arrangement of cylinders, a turbocharger system, and piezo injectors developed by the Denso Company. These engines save fuel and feature high efficiency.
Acronym DI-D (Direct Injection for Denso) stands for Japanese Mitsubishi diesel engines equipped with Common Rail direct fuel injection system. These are turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engines. The engines are economical, have high efficiency, and meet modern emission standards.
DDiS, or Diesel Direct Injection System is the designation for Suzuki diesel engines with Common Rail direct injection system. Usually, engines are equipped with variable geometry turbochargers and intercoolers. To date, all DDiS engines have 4 cylinders arranged in a line. The common fuel rail contains piezoelectric injectors, which allows for more efficient fuel consumption and reduces harmful emissions to the atmosphere.
dCi diesel engines are developed by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Renault Group. The acronym stands for Common rail diesel injection and is used to mark diesel engines with 4 inline cylinders, a turbocharger and Common Rail direct fuel injection. These power units are often used by European and Asian manufacturers.
D-4D is the name of the direct fuel injection system developed by Toyota Motor Corporation. In addition, this abbreviation is used for Toyota diesel engines fitted with this system.
A CRDI abbreviation stands for Common Rail Direct Injection and is used by Hyundai Motor Group for their proprietary diesel engines with Common Rail direct fuel injection. CRDI engines are turbocharged power units installed on Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
CDI (Common Rail Diesel Injection) is a series of diesel engines from German Daimler AG, which are installed on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. CDI motors were developed in 1997 and are successfully used today. These engines have a system of direct fuel injection, which reduces fuel consumption by 15 %. The manufacturer has increased the torque, so the power has increased by 40 %.
CDTi (Common rail Diesel Turbo Injection) is an acronym developed by Opel to denote turbo diesel engines with Common rail direct fuel injection system.
The first generation of diesel engines from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles concern equipped with Common Rail direct fuel injection system was named JTD, which stood for UniJet Turbo Diesel. These motors featured more complete combustion of diesel fuel, and low noise and vibration during operation.
CRD is a diesel engine installed on vehicles of Jeep and Chrysler brands. The engines are turbocharged and equipped with a common rail direct fuel injection system.
VCDi is a range of innovative turbocharged diesel engines. Their notable feature is a common rail direct fuel injection system. These power units are installed in Chevrolet vehicles.
TiD (Turbo Injection Diesel) and TTiD (Twin Turbo Injection Diesel) are brand names of diesel engines produced by the Saab Automobile AB company, equipped with a turbocharger and a common rail direct fuel injection system.
TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) is the name of diesel engines designed by the Volkswagen Group, provided with a turbocharger and a cylinder-direct fuel injection system. The power units are noted for a good fuel economy and high efficiency. The TDI engines are used in vehicles of such brands as Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, Seat, Porsche.
TDCI Duratorq is the name of the Ford Company’s turbocharged diesel engines range provided with a common rail fuel injection system. They are noted for good fuel economy and low emission level in exhaust gas.
TD4, TDV6, TDV8 are turbocharged diesel engines by Land Rover provided with the common rail fuel injection system.
HDi (High Pressure Direct Injection) is a diesel engine designed by the PSA Peugeot Citroën group provided with the common rail direct fuel injection system.
i-CTDI (Intelligent Common Rail Turbo Diesel Injection) is a 4-cylinder diesel engine produced by the Japanese company Honda Motor Co., Ltd. The engines are provided with the second generation common rail direct fuel injection system and a variable geometry turbocharger. They are notable for their light weight, great dynamic performance and good fuel economy. They are Euro 4 compliant.
D3, D4, D5 engines: what it stands for and performance parameters Volvo diesel engines with Common Rail
D3, D4, D5 are straight diesel engines by Volvo, equipped with a modern common rail fuel injection system and a turbocharger.
Common Rail is a direct fuel injection system installed on vehicles with diesel engines. It has been developed by the Bosch company. Nowadays the common rail system is installed on over 70% diesel engines produced by various manufacturers.
MultiJet is a term used for the second generation turbocharged diesel engines provided with a common rail direct fuel injection system. The electronic control splitting the entire fuel supply into multiple independent injections provides a quieter, eco-friendlier and more efficient engine operation.
A lot of the drivers who have already opted for a diesel-fueled vehicle are well aware of their advantages and peculiarities. However, those who are only starting to deal with this kind of engines may have lots of questions. We’ll try dealing with those in our article.
Manufacturers label the engine oils they produce using codes and numbers that puzzle many car owners. We will try to help you make sense of those!
Check Engine is an indicator that signals failures in the engine or related systems performance. In modern vehicles it informs about ignition system or automatic transmission failures, change in the engine rpm for a certain period or the combustion mixture and so on.