The Air Charge / Manifold Temperature sensor is used by the computer to measure air density for fuel mixture control. The computer uses this information to trim the air/fuel ratio … Continue Reading What does an Air Charge / Manifold Temperature Sensor do?
To start any conversation of the carburetor vs fuel injection, one has to start at the very beginning of the internal combustion engine. Since the dawn…
It’s easy to tell when your windshield wipers need to be replaced because the evidence is right in front of you. Similarly, a dirty cabin air filter might release unpleasant odors or block air from flowing through the vents. An engine air filter that needs to be replaced, however, isn’t so obvious…
What is a throttle position sensor? Learn more about what a TPS does, how to notice when it needs repair and the steps to take to install a new one.
When it comes to gasoline injection, do you know what GDI is or how it differs from other types of fuel injection systems? Learn more here.
Up until the late 1980s, most cars had a fairly straightforward throttle control. You stepped on the accelerator pedal which was connected to a cable that actuated a mechanical linkage … Continue Reading What Is An Electronic Throttle Body?
Surprisingly, the concept of active fuel management has been around for over seven decades, first appearing in the 1940s in WWII for use on military vehicles. These initial experiments helped … Continue Reading What Is Active Fuel Management?
An engine air filter is an integral part of the combustion system. Learn the hows and whys of good maintenance.
A bad mass air flow sensor can throw off your fuel economy and engine performance. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy fix.
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?