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Old 02-27-2019, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
Funny you can take a repurposed automotive engine and make an outboard motor with it
And you can do the same thing with a repurposed automobile motor and make an outboard motor with it.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by keith ohanesian View Post
I'll remember that when I change my first starter engine.
Or, just put a starter motor on the outboard motor. Or on the Ford Motor vehicle. Or on the Toyota Motor vehicle.

Is a turbine starter motor not really a starter motor if it does not use electrical energy to rotate it?
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by keith ohanesian View Post
How many people here know the difference? Doesn't seem like many really do.
Based on some of the answers here, or based on the thousands of answers to this same question here on THT over the years, you are correct. Many don't have a clue.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:03 PM
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Condenser versus capacitor? Same question. How many know the difference?

Let's see if the resident pedant will ring in. 5, 4, 3, 2,
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I was taught a motor converts one form of energy to motion and a engine uses a fuel to make motion. Now I think its believed to be either but man I would get yelled at in school for using the wrong term. I still call a motor electric and fuel consuming engines.
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I'm guna get me one of dem pointy end mounted trolling engines for my bote.

Motor vs engine are interchangeable ..... right?

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Old 02-27-2019, 02:10 PM
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An engine reciprocates. A motor rotates.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:13 PM
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Is this an incognito advertisement for TWIX ?

like "im a ghost & shes an spirit"

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Old 02-27-2019, 02:16 PM
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An outboard motor consists of an engine, midsection and lower unit. Semantics between the two terms that no longer matters. The real question should be does a Millenial know what either are?
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Originally Posted by keith ohanesian View Post
How many people here know the difference? Doesn't seem like many really do.
who cares?

post this crap in the off-topic forum
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:24 PM
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All of you go outside and get some air.
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I don't know the answer... I don't know that I care... but is it possible that seeing the "Steam Engine" came first, we needed a new name for the internal combustion engine?

Also, we go "motoring" down the highway... Lock N Load may have a point, is "motor" more than the "engine" alone and refers to the entire mechanical unit?

Millenials call it Uber.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Condenser versus capacitor? Same question. How many know the difference?

Let's see if the resident pedant will ring in. 5, 4, 3, 2,
Only time I hear condenser is with a recprocating thingie distributor.
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A condenser turns vapor into liquid. A capacitor blocks DC and passes AC.

Condenser is a early term for capacitor and the terms are generally interchangeable. Let's talk about filters now.

Engines can be motors, motors can't be engines.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:59 PM
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Gas motor, diesel engine. Done, the diesel guys understand.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post


I've sent a note to Motor Trend magazine demanding a name change or only report on electric cars.
Motoring is a different term. English is so confusing.

While some will mix the terms, there is only one correct difference in the two terms.

You have a starter motor on your outboard engine as you go motoring about the bay.
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It must be cold up North and y'all don't have much to do. Personally it was 83 today and I don't have time to worry about stupid crap like this.
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Originally Posted by ReelDreams1 View Post
It must be cold up North and y'all don't have much to do. Personally it was 83 today and I don't have time to worry about stupid crap like this.
yet strangely you had the "time" to respond!
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Engines were here first
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Funny how you can have a search engine in a web browser, never heard of a search motor though.
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