Video Of The Day: Whats Inside An Internal Combustion Engine?

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An engine is the fairly stout piece of machinery. Well, it has to be strong, ...

An engine is the fairly stout piece of machinery. Well, it has to be strong, seeing as it is the container for the explosions that occur constantly when your vehicle is running.

It’s those explosions that create a power to move your vehicle. Fluids run through your engine to help keep explosions happening efficiently, too, and they must be contained as well. So it is no surprise that an engine would put up the fight if you tried to cut it in half.

The YouTube channel What’s Inside got a hold of the inline 4-cylinder engine and did what it does best: well, set out to cut it in half. More 600 million views and show that people are interested in seeing things cut open to examine the internals.

An engine is perfect for such the channel, but cleaving it in twain isn’t an easy task. That is, unless you have friends with access to industrial saws and the presses.

The first four minutes of this video are essentially the commercial for Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil. Skip that part to get to a good stuff. That is when the saws and the presses come into play.

The engine puts up the hearty fight, as a stronger material used for the pistons chews up three saw blades. And once the engine is almost entirely cut in half, well, the team has to resort to wedging it farther apart using the heavy press.

Finally, there is a bit of tubing holding it all together. Once that is cut, and the whole gives way to two halves.

You get the good view of the cross section of the combustion chamber, you see that the crankshaft has been cut right in half as well.

These guys don’t know the lot about the internals of the engine, but we get to see the cool cutaway view and the path that oil takes when poured in from the top. It’s sad to see the engine go to waste, but at least they did it with the 4-cylinder and not a V-8.

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