Tasks performed by ancillaries- paul-ryan.info The distributorchannels high-tensionelectricity to thesparkplugs to ignite theair/fuel mixture Oil-filler cap The petrol pump feedspetrol to the carburettor. The starter motorrotates thecrankshaft to startthe engine. The oil pumpdistributeslubricating oilunderpressure. The belt-drivenwater pumpcirculates thecoolant. The generatorproduces electriccurrent to charge thebattery.

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The engine - how it drives its ancillary parts

The engine is, in many respects, self-sustaining: it supplies the power that drives a number of a...