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post #1 of 42 Old 09-04-2010, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hello All

What do you call the power plant of a vehicle ?

Engine or Motor ??

When I went to college for Marine & Small powered Tech. they taught us that:

Engine is fueled

Motor is electric


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haha i call it a motor oh wellls.

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For technical people it is definately ENGINE
some slang terms adopted by most people:
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I never open my hood all I know is,I turn the key, then something magical happens
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The now-defunct Saturn called it a "Power Module".
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definitely engine

engine= gas
motor= electric

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i call it motor.. and engine...depends on who im talking to

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power window motor, wiper motor ect ect.

no such thing as a gasoline motor

although people say it all the time.

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agree with the OP motor is electric, engine is a combustion ENGINE

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All my vehicles have ENGINES....

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Re: Is it Engine or Motor ??

Engine = converts thermal energy (heat) into power
Motor = converts electrical energy into power

That being said, I use "motor" all the time in place of "engine", it's been racing slang for a long time.



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Does it really matter???

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i call it motor.. and engine...depends on who im talking to

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its whatever the hell I want!

Either one

I dont drive Chevys anymore....


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The outboard on the back of my speedboat is considered a "Motor" it's certainly not an outboard "Engine"? That sounds stupid and nobody says that. My outboard runs on gasoline, lots of gasoline... 2mpg baby!

Generally speaking, in a motor vehicle, its a motor if it has windings and an engine if it sucks, squeezes, bangs and blows. I knew a chick like that once, but we called her skank, but I don't think that applies.

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makes ya wonder about the name
"motorcycle" when they technically have engines but then again enginecycle doesn't quite roll of the tongue as easy does it?
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definitely engine

engine= gas
motor= electric
x2 unless it's in a boat, because the only thing that sounds worse than calling an engine a motor is calling a motorboat an engineboat.

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What about steam engines or pneumatic motors ? English constantly evolves, and the two terms have been interchanged to the point where they have no separate meaning anymore...that said i am going for a ride on my enginecycle
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I had a shop teacher that was a real nit pick about that. Engine for sure.

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i don't think it really matters...just so long as who ever you are talking to understands what you are talking about...that is the purpose of language...all those dam rules...they change them whenever they want to...
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probably why english is one of the hardest languages to learn. I dont think theres a right or wrong its kind of like the chicken or the egg?...just the engine or the motor?
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/motor

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/engine

According to this, a motor is an engine. It doesn't have to be electrical to be a motor. I call it either, depending on how I'm using it.

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Depends on who I'm talking to I guess.
I mostly say motor however.




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well I call it an engine but dictionary.com says this...

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1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.

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It's an internal combustion engine which is a type of motor.

A motor is something that turns an energy other than mechanical into mechanical energy, not just electrical into mechanical.

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so an engine is a motor but a motor is not an engine? must be like how a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square.
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^nice post.
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i use both with out thinking but i didnt grow up in going to good schools. i blame it on on the education system lol.
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I always say engine but most websites call the mounts motor mounts so I guess it can be both...
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I really dont say either. "put a blower on that bitch" or "i think my 2.5s knocking", "going to rebuild that 350?"

Idk, i dont really recall saying much of either. But engine > motor

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...motorboating is the proper term when you are with your lady friend.
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Engine has combustion, Motor is in a Prius. Just kidding. I say engine though.

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I say both. Never really paid attention to it until now.

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i say both but proper term is electric motor, or kerosene diesel gasoline propane(internal combustion) engine
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