overhead camshaft


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overhead camshaft

[′ō·vər‚hed ′kam‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A camshaft mounted above the cylinder head.

overhead camshaft

overhead camshaft
The camshaft of an aircraft reciprocating engine, located above the cylinder head, which operates the valves directly without the aid of the push rods.
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All vehicles are thus pretty similar, being powered by single overhead camshaft, four-cylinder water-cooled 976 cc Rotax engine coupled to a fully automatic transmission, with 2- or 4-wheel drive being selectable by the driver.
The world's first mini-truck to be powered by a 2-cylinder CRDe engine with Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) technology and 4 valves per cylinder, the Maxximo scores highly over its nearest competitors in terms of technology, style, safety and comfort, as claimed by the company in its release.
Caravans from the 1920s--fully decked out inside--are a particular treat (imagine towing one of those in our carbon-conscious times), as is a Jaguar XK140 with "twin overhead camshaft engines," still looking good 50 years after it was launched.
TransTec had started production of overhead camshaft cylinder heads for the engines of the Ford Explorer in late 1995.
The single-piece cylinder head features four valves per cylinder and carries the overhead camshaft which serves the valve timing system, the fuel unit injectors and the Iveco Turbo Brake system (ITB).
6-litreFord Streetka,despite the Copen's tiny four cylinder twin overhead camshaft engine, with the bonus of 44mpg economy.
3 litre form, the modified all-alloy four cylinder twin overhead camshaft engine used in the Rally models produces 111.
93m 5dr estate; 1999cc, 145bhp, double overhead camshaft engine drives front wheels through five-speed manual transmission.
Furthermore, the new engine incorporates the single overhead camshaft distribution system called Unicam which has been already tested on Honda's offr-road machines.
Power comes from Fiat's 16-valve, twin overhead camshaft 1.
6 mm Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft 4-valve-per-cylinder Roller-finger followers valvetrain Hydraulic lash adjusters Four-cam continuously variable cam phasing Two-stage roller-chain camshaft drive Variable Cam Timing Intake: 132 degrees ATDC initial timing 50 crankshaft degrees advance authority Exhaust 111 degrees BTDC initial timing 50 crankshaft degrees retard authority Compression Ratio 10.
73m 5dr 4x4; 1995cc, 114bhp, 16valve, double overhead camshaft engine drives all wheels through five-speed manual transmission.