overhead-valve engine


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overhead-valve engine

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(Automotive Engineering) a type of internal-combustion engine in which the inlet and exhaust valves are in the cylinder head above the pistons. US name: valve-in-head engine Compare side-valve engine
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The car initially came with a sidevalve engine but was later improved to an overhead-valve engine.
9L variants, are the first mass-produced overhead valve engines to feature cam phasing in an overhead-valve engine design.
3-liter, 100-horsepower, eight-cylinder overhead-valve engine.