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Old 04-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #23981
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Notice I say engine and not motor . Motors are electric and engines are fuel
I had to hit that dead horse just one more time LMAO
If thats the case why is Detroit the "Motor city"? Why do all the car companys have "motors" in their name? Why do boats have outboard motors that are powered by engines? What about rocket motors?? How about a motorcycle? Why do you buy motor oil to put in your engine?
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If thats the case why is Detroit the "Motor city"? Why do boats have outboard motors that are powered by engines? What about rocket motors??

thank you Trez! i needed a headache this early in the morning!
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thank you Trez! i needed a headache this early in the morning!
Lol I was thinking the same thing. Almost all my friends say motor when referring to engine it really gets under my skin..
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Lol I was thinking the same thing. Almost all my friends say motor when referring to engine it really gets under my skin..
My teachers get mad when someone says motor. Drives them crazy, drives me crazy.

Trez, just because it is used improperly doesn't make it right.
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Say, what is it that they call those funny brackets that hold the engine in place in the car?


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My teachers get mad when someone says motor. Drives them crazy, drives me crazy.

Trez, just because it is used improperly doesn't make it right.
But its not incorrect.....


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A motor is a machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion.

An engine is a motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.


So an engine is a specific type of motor. That's why it's not incorrect to speak of a motorboat, or a motorcar, or a motor speedway, even if the boat or car is clearly powered by combustion.

Note that if there's no combustion, there's no engine. Purely electric cars don't have engines.
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Trez is right. It's basically like calling a rifle a gun. It's a specific kind of gun, but it's still a gun.

I usually say engine when refering to cars though.
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