Simple Tech: Valves and valve springs explained

Valves or poppet valves control the inflow and outflow of air inside the cylinder for burning fuel and powering the vehicle. Valves are operated by the camshafts placed above them. Valves sit in the cylinder head above the piston and seal the combustion chamber (internal space where fuel is burned) from the atmosphere when the engine is not in operation. Air paths are bored out inside the cylinder head for each cylinder, which originate from the valve seating and connect to a manifold or common collector box.

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Updated Date: Jun 13, 2016 12:34:44 IST