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Engine in which a mixture of air and gasoline is compressed and ignited to produce an explosion whose energy is converted into mechanical energy.
Container closing the bottom of the engine block; it is the reservoir for the oil that lubricates the engine’s moving parts.
air conditioner compressor
Component of the air-conditioning system circulating coolant, which cools the air in the passenger compartment when it is hot outside.
Disk connected to the crankshaft, which uses the kinetic energy produced at combustion to regulate the crankshaft rotation during the rest of the cycle.
Set of pipes at the exit of the cylinders, capturing the combustion gases to conduct them to the exhaust pipe.
spark plug cable
Electric wire carrying the high-voltage current from the distributor to the spark plugs, which produce sparks igniting the explosion.
cylinder head cover
Part of the engine covering the cylinder heads, where the fuel is burned.
Device connected to the distributor cap specifying the precise moment ignition must be produced relative to the engine’s rotation speed.
Unit supplying the electric current necessary for producing sparks that ignite the fuel in the engine.
oil drain plug
Plug closing the hole at the bottom of the oil pan through which used oil is evacuated.
Rubberized bands mounted on a pulley and linked to the engine, driving the fan and the alternator.
Part attached to a shaft, whose rotational movement it transmits by means of a belt.
Mechanism with blades blowing air across the radiator in order to cool the liquid it contains.
Current generator driven by the engine, which recharges the battery to supply the electric system.