An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways.He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. In consumer automotive, however, the pushrod engine has largely been replaced by the SOHC and DOHC designs.Simply put, viewing the engine from the front, the valves and heads make a V shape, as with any V6, V8, etc.It’s not unusual to read a review, see a spec list, or otherwise see technical terms for an engine that are not accompanied by an explanation.For example, a car might be listed as having a DOHC, 32-valve V8. To help clarify things, let’s look at the three most common engine camshaft types so you’ll know what they are.
These work similarly to an SOHC engine, but have two camshafts on each head rather than one (hence the Dual name).
Chrysler Corporation vehicle and parts warranties are voided if the vehicle or part is used for competition or if they fail as a result of modification." Yes, installing a Mopar Performance piece qualifies as a modification to the original car.
In fact, until the 2000 catalog came out, MP parts themselves were not even warranted against defects.
The timing belt, chain, or gears from the crankshaft turn this camshaft and its lobes press and release rocker arms to open and close valves.
This engine style is relatively robust, simple to produce, and can accommodate three or four valves per cylinder to increase efficiency through better inlet and exhaust control.