Can You Name All of These Engine Parts from One Sentence?

By: Robin Tyler
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Without them, your car simply won't go anywhere!

A car engine provides the necessary power, which when fed through the transmission and to the differential, makes a car move! And those auto engineers who over a century ago managed to make this all work are nothing short of geniuses. 

Just think about it. All those parts of the engine, needing to work in perfect harmony for an engine to run properly but also efficiently. How did they even manage to come up with the design of a combustion engine? Clever men, of that there is no doubt.

Now, how clever are you when it comes to naming engine parts. Do you fancy yourself a winner in that regard? It's not easy because they are so many. Some are easy to see and name thanks to the fact they are on the outside of the engine. But what about the inner workings? Do you know all the parts that help make an engine run or the supporting parts, without which the engine wouldn't even start?

Well, in this quiz we will show you an image of a part and see if you can name it. Up for the challenge? We thought you were!

Good luck!

This is the reservoir where the oil used to lubricate the engine sits when it is not running.

Cast out of metal, the engine block houses the crankshaft, pistons and cylinders

This protective cover is attached to the cylinder head.

This part is essential to how your engine runs. It allows the fuel/air mixture into the cylinder of the engine where it will combust, prompting the engine to run. It does this by evenly distributing the air/fuel mixture to the intake ports.

A thermostat ensures that coolant is only pumped from the radiator once the engine has warmed up sufficiently.

The valves within an engine open and close in sequence to let the air and fuel mixture in. They then seal when combustion takes place and let out the gases produced.

A piston is attached to a connecting rod. It moves up and down in a cylinder.

This type of engine has one camshaft. It opens and closes the exhaust and intake valves.

Oil keeps all the moving parts of an engine lubricated. An oil filter helps to remove impurities in the oil that might damage the engine.

Secured on both sides, the piston pin clip keeps the piston pin in place.

Located on the cylinder head, this valve is driven by the camshaft.

This ring helps to form a seal with the cylinder wall within the engine.

This helps lift the valves within the engine, opening and closing them when needed

This controls the amount of air and fuel entering the engine.

This makes sure the spark plugs fire in the right order. It is part of the ignition system.

This counterweighted engine shaft helps offset unwanted crankshaft vibrations.

This part connects the piston to the crankshaft.

A bearing reduces friction between components within the engine.

This valve helps things keep cool by letting the sodium within melt in high temperatures. This has a cooling effect.

This helps to maintain zero valve clearance using hydraulic oil pressure.

This pulley is bolted to the crankshaft. It helps reduce the vibration caused by the rotation thereof.

Whe fuel burns in the engine, it pushes the pistons which in turn rotate the crankshaft. This causes the vehicle to move.

High tension leads connect the sparks plugs to the distributor.

This hollow tube fits into the cylinder bore within the engine.

These includes a set of teeth. A sprocket is a wheel with a set of teeth on the outer circumference. It drives items like the chain or timing belt.

A wrist or piston pin connects a piston to a connecting rod.

The gases formed during the combustion process are removed from the engine through the exhaust system.

This circulates oil within the engine which ensures all parts remain lubricated.

Without the ignition system, a car will simply not start.

It is essential for all the gasses created by the combustion process to be released into the exhaust system. This valve does that.

By reducing the temperature of the air into the turbocharger it is made denser, thus creating more power.

Also called head bolts, these secure a cylinder head and its gasket to the engine block.

Found under the umbrella of the piston rings, the oil control ring makes sure the correct amount of oil is used in the engine's cylinders.

Spark plugs provide the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture which starts the motor and keeps it running.

The main bearings are between the crankshaft and the block. The crankshaft rotates on these bearings.

Made of rubber, the timing belt rides on sprockets. Its purpose is to help the cylinder fire at the right time.

The main purpose of this part is to help prevent vibrations within the engine.

The expansion plug expands when coolant freezes, which is often the case in cold climates

When you turn the key of your car, the starter motor begins the combustion process by rotating the engine.

Radiators are crucial in ensuring that an engine runs at an optimal temperature, cycling water and coolant through it when needed.

In simple terms, a turbocharger pushes more air into the engine, which in turn creates more power as more fuel is burned.

This is the reservoir where the oil used to lubricate the engine sits when it is not running.

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