Internal Combustion Engine

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Automobiles use internal combustion engines which create propulsion by converting gasoline into kinetic energy.

Types of internal combustion engines found in automobiles

  • Four-stroke engine (Otto cycle)
  • Diesel engine

these two are the most common, there are several more - refer to Wikipedia:Types of internal combustion engine

Four-stroke engine[edit]

The Four Strokes[edit]

1. Intake 2. Compression 3. Combustion 4. Exhaust