Added 11/3: Another good V8 animation
Added 9/27: Construction of the worlds smallest V12 engine. This guy’s awesome. Even has his own inspirational music.
Added 9/19: Another Tip of the hat to Phillip: This is the best gif I have ever seen on how car engines work.
8/29/13: BIG tip of the hat to auto buff Phillip Long for suggesting this website. It is uber important if you want to know more about how a car engine works. It is a series of videos, I’ve watched one so far, but I think I will really enjoy these.
Added 7/6/13: Magnetism: Motors and Generators (2:03)
Added 6/8/13: How a 4 cylinder 4 stroke car engine works (2:45)
Added 4/3/15: Engine Layouts Explained (V6, I6, V8, W12) (3:12)
Added 4/2/15: How car gears work . . . complete with some UA! (12:40)
Added 6/8/13: The physics and chemistry of automobile exhaust gases (6:17)
Added 6/8/13: Excellent animation of the engine to the gear box to the differential (5:54)
Added 6/8/13: Gear box and clutch (manual transmission) (3:48)
Added 6/8/13: The benefits of LSD (4:44)
Added 6/8/13: How differential gears work (from the 1930’s) (9:31)
Added 6/7/13: Video of inside of an engine showing the explosions!