The engine at the heart of your Audi has many main parts to it, and each is important since they do different things. Together, they produce the power that leads to the engaging drive you expect.
The Parts of Your Engine
The engine block is the center of activity, where all combustion takes place. Spark plugs provide the initial flash that incites combustion. Pistons pump vertically to pressurize the mixture of gas and air that the engine burns. A cylinder head rides on top of the block, sealing the gases inside and preventing oil leaks. Your intake valve and exhaust valve adjust fuel quantity, air flow, and the exhaust fumes to optimize the engine's performance. A camshaft opens and closes valves in sync in rhythm with the other moving parts. A crankshaft converts the pistons' motion into rotary motion that moves the vehicle's wheels. The oil pan, or oil sump, holds the motor oil that keeps your engine parts lubricated.
How to Tell When Your Engine Parts are Failing
Unfortunately, even the best engine parts can wear down or go bad. If you spot any of the following signs, perform an inspection to ensure that you donÕt wind up suffering catastrophic engine failure:
- The engine idles unevenly
- You have trouble accelerating
- Your fuel efficiency begins to suffer
- The engine stalls
- The "Check Engine" dash light comes on
If that inspection reveals that a part does need replacing, be sure to use the best one for your vehicle. Genuine Audi engine parts are made to fit your specific model, ensuring the guaranteed compatibility that you want. Our online auto parts department has everything you need in stock and ready to ship. Buy now and save both time and money!
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