In case you’re wondering, here’s how V8 engines work.
In this clip by YouTube tech channel Engineering Explained, how V8 engines work is covered in-depth using a 3D-printed Chevy LS V8 engine.
We promise this will be one of the most informative powertrain tutorials you will ever see.
It beautifully describes how V8 cylinder pistons pull in air and fuel before compressing it, igniting an air-fuel mixture before releasing exhaust gases. This process is smooth, with a sequential firing order of cylinders such that two cylinders are activated at all times with each power stroke.
The latter part of the video also discusses mid valves and exhaust valves and how camshafts operate.