Introduction: Energy Flows in a 1984 Camaro Engine
Tracing the energy Ins and Outs through a 1984 V-6 Camaro (Canadian model)
Step 1: Students of ME 150: Internal Combustion Engines
Identifying and tracing energy flows through many different engines.
Step 2: IN's: Air In
Step 3: In's: Air Preheat
This car was manufactured in Canada and has a lot of preheat mechanisms. For example, this foil air-intake hose draws air from next to the exhaust manifold (one of the hottest regions in the engine, even on startup).
Step 4: Preheat Control
Step 5: IN's: Fuel In
Step 6: IN's: Fuel: Choke
Step 7: IN's: Fuel: Accelerator Pump
Step 8: IN's: Spark
Step 9: (Starter Motor)
The starter motor uses energy from the battery to turn the engine over at first, and get the whole thing going.
Step 10: OUT's: Work Out
Step 11: OUT's: Work: Accessories
Aside from being transmitted through the transmission to the wheels, rotating shaft energy is used to power the alternator, coolant pump, fan, and power steering pump.