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"But how do it know?"
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Hi All,


I have been working on gaining a better understanding of how an engine breathes. Got a bit of a non-technical thought on camshafts and valve-trains and wanted to get everyone's take on it.


Can a camshaft and the valve train be likened to a human respiratory system, in that the camshaft controls the breathing much like the central respiratory control system, and the valves work in the same way as lungs?


Thanks :thumbup:
 

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Of course it's fast
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The pistons moving in the cylinders would be like the lungs, carb would be like the nose, intake manifold would be like the esophagus, and i dont think the valves would correspond to anything
 
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