There are a number of designs used to accurately measure air intake to an engine. When it comes to MAP vs. MAF sensors, what’s the difference?
An oxygen sensor is an important part of your vehicle’s emission control system. Can you clean an oxygen sensor or should you replace it?
Most modern EFI engines have a Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor located in the air intake of the engine. This is the device that measures how much air is coming … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Clean Your MAF Sensor
Despite what you may have seen in sci-fi action movies, there are no explosions in space. The reason for this is simple: without oxygen, explosions just aren’t possible. Fire feeds … Continue Reading What is a Throttle Body And How Does It Control Your Engine?
If you have an older vehicle, you might have noticed how the cold affects carburetors in distinctly undesirable ways. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
Engines are dirty. Everything about them involves an accumulation of dirt, grit, carbon, and gunk on every component. While that can be tolerated on the outside, it does not work so well on the inside of the engine…
Recognizing a Broken MAP Sensor
A fuel injection system requires the harmony of many different parts and sensors all working together to optimize efficiency and power in your engine.
There are numerous components inside your car that are rarely given a single thought, parts like the brake booster, radiator thermostat, or the fuel pump. These parts are hidden away, … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: Fuel Pump Basics
Engine idling is something to be avoided as it brings no benefits to your car or to the environment.