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Camshaft Adjustment

The camshaft’s task is to operate the valves at the right time and in the right order to control the charge cycle. Camshaft adjustment varies the opening times of the valves to suit all operating conditions.
This ensures ideal charge cycles within a wide range of engine speeds and loads. Fuel consumption and pollutant emissions are reduced, torque and smoothness increased. In engines with a double overhead camshaft the size and positioning of the valve opening overlap can be influenced, enhancing characteristics in full-load and part-load operation.

In continuous camshaft adjustment, the adjustment is infinitely variable within specific parameters.