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call their Engines motors??

Ford calls them Engines
 

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General Motors calls them Engines ...

 
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Chrysler calls them Engines...

 
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Toyota explains it nicely...
 

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A motor mechanic can fix the entire motor vehicle, not just the Engine.

Motoring is traveling in a powered conveyance such as an automobile.

Ford Motor Company makes motor cars, travelling vehicles.

Until now, Fords were mostly powered by Engines.


Examples of powering devices:

Internal combustion Engine: Fuel

External combustion Engine: steam

Electric motor: battery, long extension cord, & now Hydrogen

Hybrid: Combination of combustion Engine and electric motor.
 

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Bumping up an old thread !!
 

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I have an electric motor and a quart of motor oil here, cant find the oil fill hole no where on this damn thing.
 

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I used to hate people calling engines motors, but the fact is that an engine is a motor.

An engine is a motor, however not all motors can be called engines.

I still hate it though.
 

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People say "all motor" here for naturally aspirated.

Havent really heard "all engine"
 

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The fact remains, there's no logical reason to call an Engine a motor.

The vast majority of vehicles have one Engine and several motors.

I have noticed most who call Engines motors are highly educated.

Sort of like those PHD types who insist there are several genders.

As they have nothing sensible to say, they spew illogical things.

I suppose if one chooses their gender they don't really care!!

Ford Motor Company always calls their Engines, Engines.

 

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Exactly!!

The forums seem quiet lately but I dont do FB so maybe that's where the action is?
 

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The engine parts were always under the 'Engine' heading in the catalogue too.

motor
[ moh-ter ]




See synonyms for: motor / motored / motoring on Thesaurus.com
noun
a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
any self-powered vehicle.


adjective
pertaining to or operated by a motor.
of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles: motor freight.
designed or for automobiles, their drivers, or their passengers: The hotel has a motor lobby in its parking garage for picking up and discharging passengers.

verb (used without object)
to ride or travel in an automobile; drive: They motored up the coast.
 
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As all things do, language evolves. "Motor" used to mean an electric motor. Due to colloquial use, the definition has changed. Some troglodytes cannot adjust to reality.

Motors are also referred to as "pills", "bullets","mills", "Mountain Motors" or any of several colloquial terms that racers have used over the decades.

Lastly, have you stayed in an Entel lately, or a Motel (Motor Hotel), like normal people?

People should be cautious when they use the term "dummy" when they can't approach that level of intellectualism on they're own.
 

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Welcome aboard old pal!!!

Looking forward to your constitutional posts.

You're no dummy when it comes to the constitution.

Happy Motoring in your Engine powered automobile.

You don't yet have a Tesla do you??
 
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