Your factory Nissan engine contains a number of parts that all work in unison to provide the power your car, van, truck, or SUV requires. They also help move other parts as well.
The Parts of Your Engine
At the center of it all is your engine block. This is where combustion happens, and the other parts connect to it. Your engine's pistons pump up and down to compress and pressurize the air/fuel mix inside the block. A cylinder head rides on top of the engine block. It seals the engine and keeps those gases contained inside. Valves, spark plugs, and other components connect to the cylinder head. Then there's the crankshaft, which is attached to the lower part of the engine block. It takes that vertical motion of the pistons and converts it to rotary motion. An oil pan houses the motor oil your engine needs to remain cool and lubricated. Lastly, there are the bearings, rings, gaskets, grommets, and gears that seal and connect the various parts.
How to Spot Failing Engine Parts
Even today's modern engines can eventually have parts that go bad. Here are some signs to look for:
- Issues accelerating
- Rough idling
- Reduced fuel economy
Don't let engine trouble go uncared for. If you're having problems, have yours inspected. If you do need to replace something, make sure to demand genuine Nissan engine parts. They're the only ones guaranteed to work with your engine right out of the box. Our online auto parts center has plenty available and ready to send. Order today!
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