Mounted at one end of the crankshaft to provide inertia for the engine
Maintains a desired engine speed regardless of the load applied to the engine
Subdues noise produced from exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber
Rotating part of an electric motor consisting of an iron core or magnet
Provides the required air-fuel mixture to the combustion chapter based on engine operating speed and load
A storage device to hold fuel for an engine.
A graduated rod for measuring the depth of a liquid, especially oil in an engine
Expandable split ring used to provide a seal between the piston and the cylinder wall
Cylindrical component that slides back and forth in the cylinder bore by forces produced during the combustion process
Part of engine that contains the cylinder bore and valve train components
A sliding rod, intermittently struck by the cam, for moving another part, as a valve.
Transfers motion from the piston to the crankshaft and functions as a lever arm
Houses and supports the crankshaft
Mechanical starter that commonly consists of a rope, pulley and return spring used to manually rotate the crankshaft to start an engine
Acts as a pivoting device for opening and closing overhead valves
Isolates the electricity induced in the secondary windings and directs a high voltage charge to the spark gap at the tip of the spark plug
Allows air-fuel mixture to be drawn into the combustion chamber
Where the products of burned gas leave the engine
Converts linear motion of the piston into rotary motion
Includes the cam gear, cam lobes and bearing surfaces

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