hi...how u doin'...i just want to know what is a twin cam engine.....what do u mean by twin cam.....?


Asked by Jun 03, 2009 at 05:32 PM about the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

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i want to know about twin cam engine...i don't know what does it mean by twin cam.....

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It means simply it has two camshafts. Generally an intake and exhaust on inline engines or one per bank on v bank engines. A camshafts is a rotating shaft with eccentric lobes that open the valves that allow fuel/air into the engine and exhaust gasses out.


thank you for reply...


the Twin Cam 88B is a harey davidson engine wth a block design and twin chain-driven counter-balancers, Single, with 4 lobes and Displacement of 82 cu in (1340 cc)


thank you man...


thts cool


can u help me to find out a book or a website address...where i can learn about the mechanical factors of cars.....like about engine that how it works...configuration.....want to know more about facts n' figure about cars...


Are you wanting to know about stats or how they work? For the basics of how they work, I personally like 'Automotive Handbook' from Bosch, but that gives more of a general overview, for more in depth information you'll have to get specialized books for the area your interested in. Most any type of book can be bought from http://store.sae.org/ I've seen some pretty good discussion on several car club forums, you'll find a good wealth of information on some of the racing based forums, dsrforum.yuku.com has a lot of good information in the 'tech. discussion' section As for vehicle specific specifications, just google it, manufacturer's tend to put out the numbers and it gets carbon copied to a dozen forums and 'reviews'.


yeah...i want to know how they works...so i need some good books about automotive, some website address about automotive.......even i have to go to local automobile garage...i think i need you in next time to get the answers.....thank you man...


The reason why, is to get higher RPM,sometimes which is usefull,..not always, as you start to loose torque,...>>>the TRUE measure of an engines Horsepower.I'll take MY 'Vette with torque please..thankyou!


they mean the engine comes with one of those new economic turbos or something like that

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