Many years ago when I got hooked by motorcycles, I started to hear a lot about two and four stroke engines. . . It seemed there were (and there still are) strong opinions in pro and con of each of the engine types.
As Internet wasn't available, and as I was worried about other aspects or motorcycle riding back then, I left that question unanswered for a long time.
If this is your case or if your are interested in these two kind of internal combustion engines, in the next few lines I hope to give you a few fast answers and some resources to get more in depth information.
Just keep reading. . .
Here are some facts about two and four stroke engines:
TWO STROKE ENGINES
Cycle - Two Strokes:
1. - Compression (intake+compression)
2. - Combustion (combustion+exhaust)
Take a look at the cycle in: http://science. howstuffworks.com/two-stroke2.htm
Advantages of two stroke engines:
FOUR STROKE ENGINES
Cycle - Four Strokes:
1. - Intake
2. - Compression
3. - Combustion
4. - Exhaust
Take a look at the cycle in: http://science. howstuffworks.com/engine4.htm
Advantages of four stroke engines:
If you want to learn more about two stroke and four stroke engines, take a look at the pages I mention above. You will find extensive information and diagrams that will solve all of your doubts.
Well I hope this gave you some basic information and helped you answer some FAQ about two and four stroke engines! :-)
Enjoy the ride!
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