Pistons

Pistons

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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