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Internal Combustion Engine


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Internal Combustion Engine

  1. 1. Licensed under Internal Combustion Engine  These slides are meant to accompany the reading, How Internal Combustion Engines Work, also available under a Creative Commons license on SlideShare. They can be brought onscreen as you see fit while the students are reading the text.  Slides 8 and 9 give you a chance to review by asking the students to identify the parts of the engine and ignition system.  These slides are covered by a Creative Commons license, the terms of which are explained in English here and in German here.  You are free to share (copy, distribute, and transmit) these slides and adapt them, under the following conditions:  You must attribute the work by placing Harvey Utech’s name with appropriate text (e.g. based on the original by Harvey Utech) on either the first or last slide of your presentation. You must also leave the logo for the Creative Commons license on each slide.  This presentation may not be used for commercial purposes.  If you alter, transform or build upon this presentation, you may distribute the resulting presentation only under the same or similar license to this one.  Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get Harvey Utech’s permission (  I do not present these slides as representing the last word on this subject. I know they can be improved and I welcome any and all attempts to do so. If you do make modifications, please post the revised slides on SlideShare and let me know via a message on LinkedIn so that I can incorporate your changes, with attribution of course, into this presentation. Thank you.  When you are ready to use these slides, simply delete this cover slide.  Thank you for using this presentation and helping me improve it. All About Gold 1
  2. 2. How does a car work?  Let’s start with the engine. Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 2
  3. 3. 4-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine Cycle  Exhaust  Intake  Compression  Power Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 3
  4. 4. Internal Combustion Engine  Intake valve, A. Camshaft rocker arm & B. Exhaust valve, spring rocker arm &  Valve cover spring C. Intake port C.Spark plug  Head D.Exhaust port  Coolant E. Piston  Engine block F. Connecting rod  Oil pan G.Rod bearing  Oil sump H.Crankshaft Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 4
  5. 5. Camshaft Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 5
  6. 6. The Ignition System  Spark plug wire  Distributor cap C. Rotor  High voltage coil lead  Distributor body  Distributor cam  Ignition signal sensor H. Ignition module  Ignition coil  Spark plugs Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 6
  7. 7. The Cooling System  Radiator =  Kühler Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 7
  8. 8. Vocabulary Drill: Internal Combustion Engine Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 8
  9. 9. Vocabulary Drill: the Ignition System Technical English Berufsakademie Mosbach 9