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What is the Difference between a Two-Stroke and a Four-Stroke Engine?

What is the Difference between a Two-Stroke and a Four-Stroke Engine?

If you own a car, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle, you must have come across the terms "2- stroke or 4- stroke combustion engine" at one time or another. Here, we have compiled the differences between the two to help you understand the basic working. Understanding Combustion Engines The engines in our vehicles are referred to as "internal combustion engines" because they produce power by the combustion process. Each combustion cycle takes place inside the cylinders and depends upon the upward and downward "strokes" of pistons. It comprises of following steps: Intake of air and fuel- pistons move downward to allow the air and gas/fuel to enter while the intake valve is open. Compression of gases- intake valve closes and pistons move up to compress the air, fuel mixture. Combustion of gases- spark plug ignites the compressed gases to produce a burst of power. Exhaust of waste ... read more