Everyone knows engines need oil to work properly. It's there to cool the motor, lubricate any metal-on-metal , and pick up damaging contaminants. But how does oil actually go about doing those things? Jason Fenske of is here to show us.
Internal combustion engines use a system of paths, tubes, pumps, and pans to circulate its oil to all of its vital components. The engine oil starts at the bottom of the engine, in the oil pan, where it's sucked up by the pump. After its fed through a filter, the oil is sent through a labyrinth of channels, heading to the pistons, camshafts, and valve train, where it cools temperatures and lubricates any points.
But that's just a basic explanation, there's way more to it than that. Watch as Jason Fenske goes through the entire process in impressive detail in his latest video, showing us exactly how oil helps an engine run.