spiderborland t1_iwh5y2v wrote

Reply to comment by g2g079 in How an engine works. by ooMEAToo

Looking at all of these I'm happy to know that computer precision and magnets are replacing our traditional engines. We've gotten really good at squeezing every bit of efficiency out of internal combustion, but it's wild to me that, as someone else said, "boom make car go." Controlled explosions feels very archaic for how much effort we put into driving.


spiderborland t1_iwh5elh wrote

What I choose to not research and just assume "mmhmm, gaskets and low clearance, yep" is how the top of the orange has gas in it, and the bottom of the orange has oil in it, and in a perfect world, they don't mix.