The camshaft, located beneath the engine, is another critical part of any car and fitted in a variety of conformations, each one operating with slight differences. In addition to the standard design, there is the overhead camshaft and the dual overhead version.
The camshaft rotates in conjunction with the crankshaft of a car. It performs a service that involves the mixture of air and fuel entering cylinders and the gases emitted from them, in an action repeated many thousands of times.
The camshaft has attached to it protruding oblong lobes, one for each valve. The lobes exert pressure on the valves, or a transitional mechanism forcing them to open as they rotate. The performance of an engine at different speeds can be a...
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