How Does a Camshaft Work?

Answer Except for rotaries engines, all four-stroke engines use some sort of camshaft. They are widely considered the "brains" of an engine.

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How Do Camshaft Sensors Work?

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Would a camshaft work 180 degrees out?

No. The camshaft must be timed to open and close the intake and exhaust valves at exact points. A cam that is 180 degrees out of phase would open and close the valves at the wrong point in the engi... Read More »

What Is a Camshaft Used for?

A camshaft is a rod or shaft to which cams are attached. Cams are non circular wheels, which operate the cylinder valves of an internal combustion engine. The camshaft is also used to operate other... Read More »

What is a camshaft?

Camshafts are iron or steel engine components used in 4 stroke engines to mechanically induce opening and closing action of intake and exhaust valves. These events must take place at precise times ... Read More »