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How An Engine Works

For many of us, the moment we really start to care about what exactly is happening under the hood of the car is also the moment when something has gone wrong. The dreaded “check engine” light can bring visions of expensive repairs or thoughts of having to replace Old Faithful. Oh, and smoke billowing out from that general area is not such a good sign. So what exactly happens inside an engine, and what does all the automotive jargon mean when stickers flaunt an “inline 6 engine?” Take a look.