Is your brain smart enough to handle the workings of an internal combustion engine? Most modern cars use internal combustion engines, or the reciprocating piston engine, as some call it. But engines have a long and fascinating history and have been engineered in many different shapes, sizes, and styles. Do you even know how many cylinders are in your engine? If you don’t, then taking this quiz is more vital than ever.
What do cylinders look like in an inline engine? How about a flat engine? What’s your knowledge of the V configuration? Your brain is perhaps already reeling, or you’re foaming at the mouth with excitement for what’s about to take place. After all, not everyone spins with glee when they learn that a 3.8L V6 engine has a total displacement of 3.8 liters and six cylinders arranged in two rows of three cylinders each.
How many strokes are in a typical engine cycle? You should know this because you’re about to have your brain experience its own intake, compression, combustion, exhaust, and so much more. When you’re done, you’re going to be so spent that you’ll want to collapse on the couch with a beer.
So grab your tools and gets your hands greasy, it's time to take the quiz!
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