Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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Cylinder Balance

A test carried out with diagnostic equipment to make sure each cylinder of the engine is working to its full potential.

Cylinder Block

The part of an engine containing the cylinders. The cylinder block may also incorporate the water cooling jackets and provisions for the valve gear.

Cylinder Bore

The diameter of the cylinder.

Cylinder Charging

Process of filling a cylinder during the induction stroke.

Cylinder Head

Encloses the top of the cylinder block.

Cylinders

Cylindrical or tubular chambers in which the pistons of a reciprocating engine or pump are fitted. They are contained in the cylinder block.


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