The purpose of an internal combustion engine is to transform chemical energy into mechanical energy. This is accomplished by igniting an air/fuel mixture that causes a shaft to rotate. We then use this rotating shaft to create useful work.
Measuring resistance can indicate the health of a component. For example we can determine if an ignition coil is healthy or not by measuring the resistance of its windings. To measure resistance, set your meter to Ω ohms resistance. If you need to select a range, select the smallest range normally 200 ohms. Place the red probe onto one of the small terminals of the ignition coil, and the black one on the remaining small terminal. Your resistance will then display. A normal ignition coil should read about 3.5 to 4 ohms. If your meter reads a much higher resistance it means your ignition coil may have a short and is faulty.
In 2015 I built a Front end Loader and a backhoe for a 1974 International Harvester Cub Cadet 149. I built the reservoir into one of the loader towers, and ran an 8 GPM gear pump off of the engine’s front PTO Shaft. This pump was connected to a 2 spool directional control valve with a power beyond port. This power beyond port supplied oil to a 6 spool control valve that controlled the backhoe. My hydraulic system is set to have a maximum pressure of 1,000 psi.
In order to turn a shaft with combustion, we need to convert not only chemical energy, but we need to convert a reciprocating motion into a rotational motion. The reciprocating motion is the engine’s piston moving up and down, and the rotational motion is the crankshaft turning. As you can imagine there is a lot of things moving all at once with drastic changes in direction and speed. This process generates a lot of unwanted vibration and movement as a by-product.