Pistons work by transferring the force output of an expanding gas in the cylinder to a crankshaft, which provides rotational momentum to a flywheel. Such a system is known as a reciprocating engine. Piston damage is a major cause for engine failure.
How do I know when my pistons are going bad?
- Weak power on acceleration.
- Gray or white exhaust smoke
- Excessive oil use
- Lost compression
- leaking of gases from the combustion chamber
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