The engine powering your car or SUV is made up of many different parts. Each is important when it comes to delivering the power you expect every time you start your Lexus vehicle.
The Many Engine Parts
Your cylinder head keeps gases contained while also serving to help prevent oil leaks. Pistons pressurize the mixture of fuel and oxygen inside the combustion chamber. Exhaust valves regulate the fume levels, while the spark plugs ignite the mixture to begin with. A camshaft opens and closes the valves, while the crankshaft takes the engine's power and converts it into rotary motion. That motion's used by the transmission and drive shaft to turn your wheels and tires. Lastly, the oil pan, also called a sump, holds the motor oil that lubricates all of the moving parts.
Learn to Spot Engine Issues
If any of your engine parts goes bad, you're facing the possibility of complete engine failure. Signs of trouble include:
- Rough engine idling
- Engine stalls
- Weakened engine performance
- Worsening fuel efficiency
- Increased exhaust emissions
- The "Check Engine" light comes on
Genuine OEM Engine Parts Perform Best
If you do need to replace a worn engine part, it's worth remembering that Lexus makes theirs specifically to fit their models. That delivers the kind of compatibility and performance you can trust. Search our online auto parts catalog by model and year to find the parts you need. Buy today to save both time and money!
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