Dissecting an Engine, The Basic Parts and Their Functions – EricTheCarGuy

Dissecting an Engine, The Basic Parts and Their Function – EricTheCarGuy

I’ve had more than one request for this and since I had a few hours while sitting on my butt waiting for my Dodge engine to show up I thought I would fill the time by making this video for you. I have to say that after the first edit I wasn’t too happy and went back and reshot not once but twice and even then I still felt I didn’t cover it the way I liked. I should really start scripting these videos, it would make my life soo much easier. Anyway don’t be too rough on me if you have differing opinions as I’m willing to accept them in the comments if you are nice about it but if your going to tear me a new one then please make a video of your own explaining why as at least then we will be on the same playing field.

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50 thoughts on “Dissecting an Engine, The Basic Parts and Their Functions – EricTheCarGuy

  1. Great video, very informational. I specifically like the hand-on approach to the video. Great Job. Keep it up. Thank you.

  2. I have an 02 Civic Si that wasn't so well taken care of. I bought everyone's problems for 1300 and I'm slowly rebuilding it. I would love if you would make videos on this car. the vtec engine and all. thanks

  3. That was a lot of stuff you went over in this video. I have a question. Indubitably, engines are very complicated and beyond the ken of ordinary men. Where in the Bible – in Genesis specifically – did God create the engine? And, on which day of the six days God was creating, did He do this?

  4. Thanks for this Eric. Im finely doing level 2 and tomorrow we get to pull and engine to bits. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Learned a lot from the video. Cheers!

  5. Life would have been much better, and much misery and confusion could have been avoided, if I'd been able to watch something like this when I was younger. Excellent, as always.

  6. considering how many moving parts there are and how perfect and in sync everything has to be 100% of the time its pretty amazing how long they will run with just proper maintenance.

  7. Thanks Eric. Really great video, thanks for explaining things so well. You are a true teacher. I subscribed.

  8. I'm 17 and don't know nothing about cars but I'm growing up now… And would really like to learn about cars and the basics. Any suggestions on how I can learn pretty fast?

  9. OMG thank you so much for explaining this in an easy to understand format without dumbing it down too much. I was married to a mechanic for 9 years and never learned a thing. He would start throwing out a bunch of car jargon without explaining how each part works and how they work together so I gave up and just let him fix the cars. So here I am trying to save money by doing stuff on my own and learning it from scratch. I just learned more in a 32 minute video than I did living with a mechanic for 9 years. Thank you so much! You have no idea how helpful your videos are. I subscribed to your page months ago when I replaced my brakes (successfully) and I always come away understanding my cars a lot better.

  10. My 6 y/o brother who's a decade younger than me was just sitting in front of the pc watching truck pulls on YouTube, I came over and said "Would you like ta watch people take apart and build cars?"
    He said "Yeah" so I came to this channel.
    At first he was amused, but after a couple minutes, he got bored and asked if he could watch semi truck pulls. I said "Boys break things, men fix them."
    He immediately pointed at the screen and said "I wanna be like him."
    I said "Well he's showing you how."
    He never knew his dad and boy I'd never seen a kid watch somethin' so carefully in my life. He paid attention to every diagram and repeated some of what was said.
    Toward the end of the video, he said "I wanna see people building cars."
    I replied "Well, son, it ain't time yet. Nothing comes instant just like that. You've gotta be patient." And he sure did.
    At the end, he began asking intelligent questions about the video and spouting of the new stuff he just learned about physics.
    I asked him if he wanted truck pulling 'n he said "yes" so we went back to the list he was just browsing 40 or so minutes before and instead of picking the images of crashes and fire and green monster trucks, he picked one with a white chicken truck with thick, black, smoke towing a massive pile of freight.
    I'm proud to be an American. ??

  11. Erik, very good educational video on the engine! You should offer yourself as an expert witness in lemon law and auto repair cases in civil litigation. You would do well.

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