Intake Manifolds for the Modern Age
Today’s aftermarket intake manifolds offer engine builders many options, but choosing the right one for your build is more than just finding the biggest one.
Adding Power with Superchargers
Superchargers have been in the market for a long time and there is a large variety to choose from to suit every need, car and budget.
Picking a Turbocharger Kit
Turbocharger kits come with many different parts that all require attention when buying. This is why searching through quality kits is important.
Diesel Transmission Upgrades
Diesel owners who add big horsepower, wheels and tires also need some driveline upgrades to keep it all together.
Diesel Injector Update
With today’s diesel injectors on the performance side, with nearly 35,000 psi of injection pressure, you can achieve a lot of quantity using that kind of pressure instead of just big spray orifices.
Marketed as the ICON series, these cylinder heads are a totally new, built from the ground up, clean sheet, USA design that will replace Kill Devil Diesel’s previous aluminum heads for Powerstroke applications.
If you’ve ever seen a compound-turbo setup, you can clearly see it is not a twin-turbo setup. Why do diesels utilize compounds over twin turbochargers? We first need to move back to the basics of engine design and engine airflow consumption rates.
Piston Rings, Oil & Cylinder Wall Finish
A piston ring package is not only a seal for compression, it’s also controlling and distributing the oil on the cylinder walls of the block. The way a ring interacts with oil and the bore finish is critical to engine efficiency.
Induction System Science
The complexity of cylinder head set up and flow bench testing comes in the form of math, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, and the physics it takes to design the correct port and manifold design for a particular engine combination. These processes take years to master.
Motorcycle Valve Seats
As it related to valve seats, it is important to know a bit about the different materials used and when and where it is appropriate to use them.
Hoops for High Horsepower
The hoop offers better sealing against exhaust gases because rather than the pressure trying to escape from a flat-on-flat surface, the hoop creates a lock between the head and the block to better seal the engine.
Dry Sleeving Engines
As aluminum continues to be a preferred material for newer engine blocks, and as existing cast iron blocks continue to be driven for more and more miles and under tougher and tougher operating conditions, sleeves continue to be the saving grace.