What Is a Crankshaft?
In the world of the internal combustion engine, the crankshaft and camshaft are the king and queen of the empire. They are intrinsically linked and must operate together in complete harmony for the power produced during combustion to be transferred to the transmission system. Both components are very heavily engineered and must be able to operate within fine tolerances in a hostile environment. The crankshaft needs to endure tremendous rotational forces caused by the explosion of fuel and air in the cylinder head above.