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Interference engine

What is an interference engine? In the most simple terms, an interference engine is one where the intake and exhaust valves are designed to open wider and sooner than in a non-interference engine. An interference engine can breathe better and provide greater fuel efficiency because of this design. However, the crankshaft and camshaft must be perfectly timed so the valves start closing before the piston reaches the height of its travel. If the camshaft ever gets out of time due to a broken or damaged timing belt or a stretched … Read More

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