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CHAPTER 3 Engine components

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Chapter 3, Pages 33-58 (doi:10.13031/2013.24138) in Chapter 3 in Engine and Tractor Power, 4th edition. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2015 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen
Keywords:   Cylinder Block, The Cylinder Head, Valve Train, Piston and Connecting Rod Assemblies, Crankshafts, Flywheels, and Balancers, Bearings

Many types and sizes of internal combustion engines have been used since N.A. Otto patented his engine in 1876. The most common type of tractor engine, however, has vertical cylinders arranged side by side (Figure 3.1). This chapter covers the basic engine parts that are included in such engines. You will learn the functions of basic engine parts, reasons for selecting one type of part over another, how to install and adjust certain parts, and how to decide when the repair or replacement of certain parts is needed.

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