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PISTONS

Pistons are moving cylinders of metal with piston rings to achieve an air-tight seal once it is installed within the engine cylinder. The piston is attached via a piston pin to a connecting rod, which in turn is connected to the crankshaft.  In four-stroke car engines, the intake, compressio.. Read More

Pistons are moving cylinders of metal with piston rings to achieve an air-tight seal once it is installed within the engine cylinder. The piston is attached via a piston pin to a connecting rod, which in turn is connected to the crankshaft. 

In four-stroke car engines, the intake, compression, combustion and exhaust process takes place above the cylinder head, which forces the piston to move up and down (or in and out in a flat engine) within the cylinder, thereby causing the crankshaft to turn.

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