Definition of pushrod in English:

pushrod

Line breaks: push|rod
Pronunciation: /ˈpʊʃrɒd
 
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noun

  • A rod operated by cams that opens and closes the valves in an internal-combustion engine: [as modifier]: pushrod engines
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    • A single big cam is used to pushrod operate two valves per cylinder at the top end, inside aluminium cylinder heads.
    • By placing a cam phasing system on the camshaft, a pushrod engine can be tuned to take much higher levels of exhaust gas recirculation.
    • By comparison, the Cadillac's 16 overhead valves and pushrods sound trite at best.

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