Auto Systems and Repair: Engine Cylinder

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Engine misfire
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine overheating

Related Repair Advice

  • Engine replacement is often recommend when problems are encountered with a cylinder
  • A "short block" replacement may also be recommended—this replacement only includes the lower parts of the engine and leaves out the cylinder head and intake manifold
  • The cylinders may be machined inserts (sleeves) that are fit into the engine block or cast and machined as an integral part of the engine block