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  1. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    ..between an engine and a motor?
    cuz for some reason it bugs the fuck out of me whenever people refer to there b18 or h22 as a "motor".. cuz its not.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    same thing to me:)
     
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    ummm engines are motors, in a way... can you explain why cars are described as motor vehicles?

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    According to this definition, motor falls under the category of "engines"
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    engine-1.a machine for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy or power to produce force and motion.

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

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    yeah the same thing.
     
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    personally, i use the two interchangeably. maybe its because i grew up around boats and the engine is usually referred to as "the motor".

    i dont think it really matters which one you call it, people will understand...
     
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    when i think motor, i think electrical.
     
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    +1 that is what we teach electric motor vs Gas internal combustion engine.
     
  9. MthaFuknGreen

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    for one, cars do have motors in them, but its not the b18 or h22..
    for two, they advertise oil as motor oil, but you dont use oil in motors.

    a motor is either electric, hydraulic or.. fuck, i forgot the other one.
     
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    you guys better not come to the south cuz everyone calls them motors here :D
     
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    a lot of people call them motors EVERYWHERE.
     
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    "Motor" is interchangeable. "Engine", not so much.. Thats the way it works in my head anyway. Electrical engine just doesn't seem to make any sense.
     
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    :werd:

    I've always looked at it as:
    Motor=device for propulsion or motion
    Engine=device that converts thermal energy to motion
     
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    internal combustion motor doesnt seem to make sense either.
     
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    "Internal combustion engine" is a motor. I've heard it called motor though; may not sound right but it's correct. Ever heard of "rocker motor"?
     
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    I've heard of motorboat. But I don't think that fits into this equation...
     
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    nope.
     
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    So every engine is a motor, but not every motor is an engine...?
     
  20. MthaFuknGreen

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    no.
    an engine is an engine.
    a motor is a motor.
     
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