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Old 27th August 2008, 08:54   #1
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Default Different bore sizes or the alignment?

I happened to see a Palio 1.9D's engine opened up yesterday. When I looked at the base, as shown in the picture, two of the bores (marked in yellow) are deepeer than the other two.

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Are the bore volumes unevenly distributed? Or is it just the positioning of them? I always thought that the bore volumes will be equal.

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naaah..... just that the pistons in those two are closer to (Bottom Dead Centre)BDC than the middle two.

IT is perfectly fine.

If you could rotate the crankshaft, you would see the position change.
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This picture will help you understand.
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Clevermax,

Nikhil & nitrous have done a good job of explaining this, i just wanted to add (for the sake of information) that the bore is the diameter of the cylinder, and what you are refering to as the "depth" could also be termed as the stroke (ie the entire length of vertical travel).

Area from Bore x Stroke = Displacement (Volume)

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Clevermax,

Nikhil & nitrous have done a good job of explaining this, i just wanted to add (for the sake of information) that the bore is the diameter of the cylinder, and what you are refering to as the "depth" could also be termed as the stroke (ie the entire length of vertical travel).

Area from Bore x Stroke = Displacement (Volume)

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Thanks a lot for the explanation! Now I understand it the right way. (Bore, Stroke)


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This picture will help you understand.
The picture does not help me understand why two of the 'cavities' are deeper. In your picture, if you rotate the crackshaft 180 degrees, you can see the other two pistons coming up to the same position as the ones in the top position shown in the picture. So why should the stroke be deeper in two of 'em?

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naaah..... just that the pistons in those two are closer to (Bottom Dead Centre)BDC than the middle two.
Can you please explain more on BDC?

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The piston moves up and down in the cylinder. When it is closer to the top(at the end of the compression stroke for example), it is known as TDC. Top Dead Centre. It cannot go above this particular point.

Same way, BDC is the bottom most point the piston can reach while working. BDC is reached at the end of expansion stroke and end of suction stroke.

The pistons are connected to the Crankshaft by use of a connecting rod. So, here the pistons at the extreme ends of the cylinder are near the bottom of the cylinder than the middle two pistons.
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The piston moves up and down in the cylinder. When it is closer to the top(at the end of the compression stroke for example), it is known as TDC. Top Dead Centre. It cannot go above this particular point.

Same way, BDC is the bottom most point the piston can reach while working. BDC is reached at the end of expansion stroke and end of suction stroke.

The pistons are connected to the Crankshaft by use of a connecting rod. So, here the pistons at the extreme ends of the cylinder are near the bottom of the cylinder than the middle two pistons.
Now I got it right. Thanks!
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A better illustration of what I saw.

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(I drew it myself )
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