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Automotive, Exploratory Vocab

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piston
It is the moving component that is contained by a cylinder and is made gas-tight by piston rings.
lift
a device, often powered hydraulically, for raising a vehicle so that the underside is accessible for inspection and repair.
oil filter
An oil filter is a filter designed to remove contaminants from engine oil, transmission oil, lubricating oil, or hydraulic oil.
valve
The valves that allow the air/fuel mixture to enter the engine's combustion chambers.
eye wash station
Emergency eye wash equipment is used to drench or flush the eyes with water when dust, irritants, or chemicals enter the eye.
camshaft
a shaft with one or more cams attached to it, especially one operating the valves in an internal combustion engine.
crankshaft
a shaft consisting of a series of cranks and crankpins to which the connecting rods of an engine are attached.
cylinder
It houses the piston, which travels up and down in the cylinder to compress the air/fuel mixture and produce power.
(The six identical dark holes in the engine block pictured.)

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