A stroker kit is used to increase the travel distance of a piston in an engine. The advantage of this is that the torque produced by the engine and the overall horsepower will increase. The disadvantage of this kit is that wear on the piston will increase and the engine will not perform as well at high rpms.
The stroke is simply the distance that the piston can travel up & down in the cylinder. If you have the cylinder head off, or access to the crank it's quite easy to measure.
Bore is the diameter of the piston/cylinder, stroke is the distance the piston can travel between its highest position and its lowest position in the cylinder.
The 4 stroke cycle is also referred to as the Otto or Ottoman cycle. The piston will travel 4 complete evolutions including the power stroke. Intake, compression, power, exhaust. 4 cylinder refers to the number of cylinders the engine has.
Also known as a interference engine, A zero tolerance engine is an engine that would damage the valves and likely the pistons without correct timing. This would occur because the valves and piston have the ability to come into contact with each other. With correct timing, this is not an issue because the piston travels away from the valves as they travel into the cylinder. When timing is lost, the piston could travel toward the valves as the valves enter the cylinder, resulting in severe damage to both. This is not an issue in a non interference engine because the piston and valves will not contact each other if timing was lost.
With sufficient fuel, certainly.
You reduce the diameter of the small piston. Or reduce the diameter and increase the travel of the small piston if you want the large piston to maintain it's previous range of travel.
The vertical travel distance of a intake or exhaust valve is called the lift. Valve timing and lift is critical for a properly running engine.
The mechnical idea behind a Steam engine is very simple: Take a Tea Pot and seal it up. Conect an outlet pipe to a Cylinder with a Piston in it. Boil the water The steam will propel the Piston down the cylinder Conect the piston to a crank, say on a Locomotive wheel (Very Small Locomotive if we are using my tea pot) Create a valve system that will allow thew steam in when the piston is ready to push the crank and allow the steam out when the piston is ready to travel back to the start point. Bingo Bango the Steam age has arrived
The timing belt is a belt that connects the engines crankshaft to the camshaft. The crankshaft is turned by the engine's pistons and tuns the vehicles drive wheels. The camshaft opens and closes valves that let fuel and air into the engine and allow burned vapors to exhaust. Timing the valves to the piston position is crucial to making the engine run. In most engines the intake valve (allows air and fuel in) is timed to open as the piston is moving downward in it's movement. The intake closes as the piston reaches the bottom of movement and is about to come back up. As the piston rises, it compresses the air and fuel and nanoseconds before it reaches the top of it's travel a spark plug ignites the fuel (if it's a gasoline powered engine). The explosive force of the ignition forces the piston back down, which forces the crankshaft to turn. When the piston reaches the bottom again, another valve opens to allow the burned fuel vapors out of the engine. The piston moves back up to push the gases out. After reaching the top of travel the exhaust valve closes and the intake valve reopens. With out the timing belt, the engine would have no way of correlating the opening of the valves to the placement of the pistons.