1. Engine Design and Operation
An inside look at the basic systems that make up a standard car engine.
The starting system's main electrical circuit is generally a series circuit from the battery insulated post, to a starter solenoid, to the starter motor, to chassis ground, and return to the battery ground post. The solenoid is controlled or operated by the ignition switch. The ignition switch controls this solenoid.
A standard ignition system is a system that uses ignition contact points and a condenser to switch ignition contact points, and a condenser to switch ignition primary circuit current on and off.
An electronic ignition system is a system that makes use of an electronic circuit to switch the ignition circuit on and off instead of conventional ignition points and condenser.
Unique ignition systems include other
systems that are neither standard nor electronic ignition systems. Included, but not limited to, transistorized, capacity discharge, photo-electronic and several others.
The function of the vehicle fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the engine. The engine intake system is where the fuel is mixed with air, atomized, and vaporized. Then it can be compressed in the engine cylinder and ignited to produce energy or power.
Ignition timing plays a larger role on your vehicle's performance than you think. Find out how this underestimated variable affects your engine.
How Ignition Timing Works - Vacuum & Mechanical Advances.
Ignition timing is essential to proper engine performance and in this video, we explain exactly how it works. We clear up some popular misconceptions about mechanical and vacuum advance to help your engine deliver maximum power and fuel economy.
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