A lot of people think that there is magic that comes with starting a Porsche car or any vehicle for that matter. As you turn the key on the ignition, the engine will then start. This signals you that you can proceed to drive where you are headed to. Apart from the turned key and the ignition, there are a lot of other parts that work to make the car operate. This is where the roles of Porsche starters enter the scenario.
How Engines Operate
Engines have two main jobs. One is to suck in air and another is to combust fuel using that said air. You have to remember that an engine won't be able to combust fuel unless it has to turn over. When the engine does not turn over after you have switched the key, then there will be no air. When there is no air, fuel cannot be combusted. When the fuel is not combusted, your car engine will not work. In order to help with this vital operation of the engine, starter motors have been invented.
How Starter Motors Work
When the starter is in place and is functioning, you can be sure that it will initiate the work with which engines have been made. Primarily responsible for turning over the engine, the starter will then dictate that other mechanics must follow suit. Without a starter motor then you cannot expect your car to operate as expected.
Learning the Process
Vehicle mechanics go through a five-step process before igniting your engine. The first step in the process takes place when you turn the key in the ignition. This signals the battery to operate the triggering switch. From there, transfer of energy will be facilitated by the battery going to the starter solenoid. The second step of the process happens when the starter solenoid receives the electrical current from the battery. The heavy contacts within the solenoid will then close and then relay a larger electrical current to flow into the starter motor. Inside the starter motor, the third part of the process takes place. This is where the electromagnet inside the motor will switch on and create a magnetic field with which the pinion gear will operate.
The pinion gear, upon sensing the magnetic field, will then be forced out of the starter motor. Once forced out, it will then fit snuggly onto the flywheel. In the flywheel, the last step of the process will take place. The flywheel is attached to the crankshaft. After the pinion gear sends a signal for the flywheel to operate, the gear will then send signal to the pistons so the latter can operate as well. The pistons will then drag air into the engine. The engine computer unit will then sense the moving of air from the piston as it flows to the combustion chamber. This will feed the needed fuel for the engine to operate. Combustion process takes place thus starting the engine.
The method by which starters operate is really a complicated process. This is the reason behind why faulty starter motors should be replaced once they malfunction.