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How Engines Work
A car engine is one of the most amazing machines we use on a daily basis. Learn all about combustion engines in this video from HowStuffWorks.
Massive Engines: Diesel Engine Evolution
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie highlights the evolution of the diesel truck engine with a look at the humble beginnings of a 1935 six cylinder Leyland.
Massive Engines: Electric Engines
Using a battery, magnet, coil and paperclips, host Chris Barrie demonstrates on a small scale how electric engines can power one of the largest land machines ever built on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Massive Engines: How Modern Diesel Engines Work
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie gives us inside look at how the massive turbocharged diesel engine works in one of Europe's largest tractor trailers.
Massive Engines: Origin of the Diesel Engine
Invented by Rudolf Diesel, the diesel engine revolutionized the trucking industry due to its low cost and fuel efficiency. Learn more about the origin of the diesel engine on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Massive Engines: Petrol Engine
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie test drives a 1931 Scammell tractor. Even though this petrol truck could haul a massive load, it was severely lacking in fuel efficiency, getting a mere 2 miles a gallon.
Massive Engines: Rocket Engine Evolution
From the first simple liquid fueled engine to the massive Saturn V engine, host Chris Barrie explains how rockets evolved over time on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Massive Engines: Watt Steam Engines
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie visits the Papplewick pumping house to see the Watt steam engine in action.
Understanding: Car Engine Basics
Using a special engine cam, get an introduction to the basic functions and operations of a car engine on TLC's "Understanding."