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keith ohanesian 02-27-2019 11:49 AM

Engine vs Motor
 
How many people here know the difference? Doesn't seem like many really do.

jcbrown630 02-27-2019 11:51 AM

Miriam webster's dictionary AND wikipedia define both terms as basically interchangable. Don't go there....

Most will say electric motor vs internal combustion engine... I personally don't care... Sometimes I say engine, sometimes I say motor.

SRQMynatt 02-27-2019 11:52 AM

Not sure but I think a know-it-all will be along shortly to educate us.

bluevein 02-27-2019 11:53 AM

Wgafra?

jcbrown630 02-27-2019 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by bluevein (Post 12286113)
Wgafra?


derp?

dev 02-27-2019 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by bluevein (Post 12286113)
Wgafra?

Agreed. Dumb debate.

noelm 02-27-2019 12:07 PM

The terms are interchangeable, though most refer to electric motors, and gas engines, I don't know anyone who has an outboard engine, they all have an outboard motor, when your car needs a new engine, you get a crate motor, or replace the motor.

SeaCat22 02-27-2019 12:07 PM

Sounds like a Tunnels question.
If there's a following statement about Chinese engines/motors being better, for all and everything, compared to Amelican....You're suspect.
Is that you, T?

Sorry if you're not, man. It just sounds like a set-up question/statement, in an all too familiar fashion.

keith ohanesian 02-27-2019 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by dev (Post 12286171)
Agreed. Dumb debate.

Oh I'm sorry.

4thFin 02-27-2019 12:17 PM

Motor is electric. Engine is Internal combustion engine or ICE (diesel , gasoline, hydrogen, propane, natural gas, did I leave any out?).

VTXrider 02-27-2019 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by jcbrown630 (Post 12286108)
Miriam webster's dictionary AND wikipedia define both terms as basically interchangable. Don't go there....

Most will say electric motor vs internal combustion engine... I personally don't care... Sometimes I say engine, sometimes I say motor.

This,

If you ask me the difference its internal combustion vs not internal combustion but really who cares?

coastboater 02-27-2019 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by 4thFin (Post 12286216)
Motor is electric. Engine is Internal combustion engine or ICE (diesel , gasoline, hydrogen, propane, natural gas, did I leave any out?).

I've sent a note to Motor Trend magazine demanding a name change or only report on electric cars.:grin:

Milehog 02-27-2019 12:32 PM

Where does that leave external combustion engines? Oh... wait.

Pippsturr 02-27-2019 12:33 PM

Spam

alloyboy 02-27-2019 12:33 PM

Here we go again. This comes up about once a year. Usually in the dead of winter.

With respect to gasoline piston powered vehicles/devices there is at least:

Ford Motor Company
Toyota Motor Company
Honda Motor Company
Department of motor vehicles (damn near all 50 states)
General Motors
Hyundai Motor Company
Bavarian Motor Works
Suzuki Motor Corporation
Evinrude Outboard Motors
Continental Motors
Etc.

According to some, they have it all wrong.

alloyboy 02-27-2019 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by noelm (Post 12286180)
The terms are interchangeable, though most refer to electric motors, and gas engines, I don't know anyone who has an outboard engine, they all have an outboard motor, when your car needs a new engine, you get a crate motor, or replace the motor.

Who is/are "most"?

Seems that the majority of the piston motor makers refer to themselves as motor.

Ford Engine Company?
Yamaha Engine Corporation?
Bavarian Engine Works?

Sounds funny.

4thFin 02-27-2019 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by coastboater (Post 12286274)


I've sent a note to Motor Trend magazine demanding a name change or only report on electric cars.:grin:

Shop teacher from long ago drilled that difference into our heads. After a few weeks he would put 0s in the grade book if you got it wrong. I kind of remembered (after a few bad memories).

Wicked4659 02-27-2019 12:37 PM

Does it matter?

HTJ 02-27-2019 12:39 PM

Funny you can take a repurposed automotive engine and make an outboard motor with it:Q

keith ohanesian 02-27-2019 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by alloyboy (Post 12286282)
Here we go again. This comes up about once a year. Usually in the dead of winter.

With respect to gasoline piston powered vehicles/devices there is at least:

Ford Motor Company
Toyota Motor Company
Honda Motor Company
Department of motor vehicles (damn near all 50 states)
General Motors
Hyundai Motor Company
Bavarian Motor Works
Suzuki Motor Corporation
Evinrude Outboard Motors
Continental Motors
Etc.

According to some, they have it all wrong.

I'll remember that when I change my first starter engine.


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