A dirty air filter can slow you down and maybe even damage your engine. Here’s a look at how this lesser-known component is critical to engine health.
Forced induction adds a boost to engine power, but in the battle of turbocharger vs. supercharger, which is the way to go?
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?
When it comes to engine air filters vs. cabin filters, can you tell the difference?
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.
By clearing out carbon buildup, intake cleaning can boost your car’s performance and fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and stop engine knock.
The carburetor float needle, moved by the carburetor float, maintains the fuel level in the float chamber and controls fuel flow to the engine.
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…
The air around us is a veritable cocktail of several gasses. Oxygen gets the most attention, but nitrogen actually outstrips it in volume, and there are several others rounding out the atmosphere. As engines rely on the intake of atmospheric air for the combustion process, this chemical makeup and its characteristics must be…
What is a MAP sensor and what does it do? While this is something we don’t think of often, it’s the first thing to cross our minds when there’s a problem.