overhead camshaft


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overhead camshaft

n
(Automotive Engineering) a type of camshaft situated above the cylinder head in an internal-combustion engine. It is usually driven by a chain or a toothed belt from the crankshaft and the cams bear directly onto the valve stems or rocker arms
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The company took an existing quad bike, the US Arctic Cat ATV, and modified it by installing a twin-cylinder 686 cc single overhead camshaft, liquid cooled, supercharged diesel engine developing 24 hp and a 52 Nm of torque, coupled to an automatic CVT transmission.
The secret is its 16-valve double overhead camshaft engine, which achieves more pulling power than that of any other car of similar size in its class.
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Boasting a twin overhead camshaft, direct injection, variable valve timing and turbocharging, it responds to the lightest touch on the accelerator with an eagerness of a cheetah spotting a wounded antelope.
Finally, BMW has a new version of its legendary R1200 GS adventure bike, with a new double overhead camshaft engine with more power and torque.
TransTec had started production of overhead camshaft cylinder heads for the engines of the Ford Explorer in late 1995.
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00m (inc mirrors) 5dr multi-purpose vehicle; 2198cc, 147bhp, 16-valve double overhead camshaft engine drives front wheels through five-speed manual transmission.