This TRANSPARENT ENGINE is Fascinating (How Engines Work) – Smarter Every Day 292

This TRANSPARENT ENGINE is Fascinating (How Engines Work) – Smarter Every Day 292

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38 Responses

  1. SmarterEveryDay says:

    If you’re thinking about gifts for Christmas, considering a Ridge Wallet supports Smarter Every Day:
    Seeing Brian’s Transparent Engine helped me understand engines at a whole new level. I genuinely made the trip to Nebraska because I want more people to see the amazing work he’s done.
    Part 1 of his video:
    Part 2 of his build:

  2. Baphomet says:

    Mr. Sandlin, you’ll probably never see this but I am about to graduate from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and you’ve been a major inspiration since high school. Thank you, you honestly have no idea how much this channel means to me (and I’m such other people).

  3. Eric Spaulding says:

    That’s awesome! When y’all were trying to figure out the firing order in the dark, it was correct for LS. LS fires the corner cylinders first, 1-8-7-2, then the interior cylinders, 6-5-4-3. That is what his lights were firing at, no surprise with the quality this guy builds that it’s accurate.

    • Dan L says:

      Was going to say if it was actually in order front to back it would shake like mad.

    • f308gtb1977 says:

      Not an LS expert, but I was VERY suspicious to hear them say it should basically fire in a circle, and claim a misfire. Glad to know I was right to question.🤣 (Plus it didn’t look like a misfire, as all 8 lit in a stable rhythm and stayed in the same sequence.)

    • Caveman Mechanics says:

      that is correct for ls motor . 18436572 is old school Gm v8 as well as many AMC and Chrysler, GM swap 4,7 and 3,2 for LS engines, which to the best of my knowledge is the only v8 with this firing order 18726543, and then ford has 3 main firing orders, old school 15486372 , 15426378 and more modern 13726548 which pretty much covers the gambit of all American v8 for the most part

    • José De Bardi says:

      I came to the comments to also point out reduced crankshaft torsional vibration was the main reason GM adopted the LS engine’s 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 firing order and that the video shows it doing exactly that.

    • Caveman Mechanics says:

      Correct!@José De Bardi

  4. Matt_R says:

    Been a big fan of Brian and his work for years, guy is beyond amazing at what he does. Super cool to see him on here!

  5. Willzone02 says:

    Great job bringing light to smaller creators!!

  6. Mr. Hippopotamus says:

    I love model building, and a clear plastic v8 was one of my favorites I ever built. Was fascinating to see the path of power from explosions going off to turning a crankshaft that activated tons of other mechanisms.

  7. High Noon Small Engine Repair says:

    While watching this video, I couldnt keep a smile off my face and I wanted to thank you for making such wholesome and informative content. As an up-and-coming mechanic, I really enjoyed the explanation of that awesome transparent engine.

  8. Jonathan Boring says:

    This reminds me of those small transparent engine kits. Very cool!

    • SmarterEveryDay says:

      I always wanted one of those!

    • darkness says:

      I had a few as a child, I absolutely LOVED putting them together. Those kits helped me learn everything I know today about engines. I do all of my maintenance and upkeep at home if I can manage doing it myself.

    • djay4487 deved says:

      i built one with my grandpa
      sadly though, the engine is in disrepair and missing a few parts….

    • Chris Holloway says:

      I had one of those growing up, and sitting at the kitchen table assembling it with my dad is one of those core memories I will never forget. Its what got me into engines and fast cars.

    • Stephen Weiss says:

      I had one also. The distributor cap and wires out to the wheat lights for the spark plugs.
      Unfortunately they recommended using vegetable oil to grease the thing and that didn’t sit too well with the plastic and gummed up the works.
      Regardless, it was a great learning tool that taught me how engines work.

  9. SB says:

    I love that you treat things that you know very well and things you are unfamiliar with, with the same level of enthusiasm when you’re explaining them to us.

    • Here's the Deal says:

      You took the words right out of my head. Love that innocent child-like enthusiasm!! It’s refreshing to see people excited about knowledge.

  10. Wolflegion _ says:

    I had a pretty good theoretical understanding of how engines worked and what each part does, but seeing this is on another level.

    Especially why timing is so important and why a broken timing chain will wreck an engine finally clicked properly.

    • Ty says:

      This is something I’ve come to appreciate more as I get older. There’s a huge gap between knowledge and understanding. We all know lots of stuff, but its difficult to truly understand how stuff works without hands on experience or a good teacher. Destin does a great service by widening our understanding of topics most of us have knowledge of.

    • themanhimself3 says:

      @Ty Too top it off he does it for free.

    • Oringlade says:

      A broken timing chain or belt will not always break the engine, look up the difference between an interference motor, and a non interference motor.

    • Huggy's Exciting News says:

      @Tyi agree ive known like the very basic idea of how a engine works but this let me understand a whole lot better

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