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Old 26th February 2010, 12:16   #1
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Default How does the Automobile/ Vehicle function?

Hello Members,

It's been a long time I am looking for resources to get an idea how actually does the vehicle/s functions within when we drive it?

Pardon my ignorance, but I was wondering that when I simply drive the vehicle using 'ABC' (accelaration, brake and clutch pedals) and shifting gears, what, during this time, is happening under the hood? Can I find any 3D image/ animated images/ texts which explains the whole complex inside-process while a vehicle is moving?

So, all petrol-heads and gurus, would you please pour in here to clarify?

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Old 26th February 2010, 13:04   #2
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Hi Travelaholic,

Spend some time on this site : HowStuffWorks "How Cars Work"

And then come back here with more specific questions, which we'll gladly answer.
If i remember correct, How Stuff Works used to have some good animations and descriptions.

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Old 26th February 2010, 13:53   #3
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Yes, howstuffworks.com is the right place, and they do have animated videos on just about every major system of the automobile.

I recently had a minor issue with the gearbox of my Scorpio, to which the SS people talked about a possible problem with the synchroniser. Before taking up any repairs, I just logged on to howstuffworks, which had a brilliant section on the topic. I could understand exactly what was going on in my gearbox, then on.

A couple of decades ago, I had to depend on automobile textbooks, and try to visualise a lot, whereas nowadays we can see all the stuff first hand through the videos on the net, and go deeper into the topic with the textbooks if one so desires.
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