There is nothing like a nice clean engine bay. One of the easiest ways to improve your engine bay is to remove and replace as many of the plastic components as possible. Doing this can make a huge difference when opening the hood of your car. Tanks are one of the most common plastic elements in an engine bay. Unlike an engine cover though, they can't just be removed and thrown away. They serve a functional purpose that will need to be addressed. Replacing them with aluminum not only improves the aesthetics but also prevents the common failure of aging plastic tanks. Keep reading to see some of the great engine bays we have seen featuring aluminum tanks.
There are a number different direct and indirect causes for oil pressure problems. Everything from incorrect set up to incorrect installation can create an oil pressure issue. There are even situations that can cause oil pressure drops despite the correct parts selection and flawless execution. In these cases a Dry sump system or even an Oil Accumulator such as the Accusump can prevent catastrophic engine failure.
The main job of an expansion tank has to do with, not surprisingly, expansion. As a basic requirement, expansion tanks should allow enough space for coolant to expand at normal operating temperature and not be pushed out of the pressure relief fitting in the neck.
Cooling systems are one of the most important systems in an engine. Running an engine too hot can cause fluids and parts to break down an can ultimately lead to a catastrophic failure. At the same time an engine that is running too cold can be inefficient and poor performing.
There are two ways that engines have traditionally been cooled, by air and by water. Many old cars and even some newer motorcycles feature air cooled engines. However, most modern cars require liquid cooled systems.
We are occasionally asked, what fuel flow do I need to support my application? Or, will your fuel filter flow enough for my engine? These are important questions when selecting fuel filters, lines, and pumps for a performance engine. You want to be sure that your components can deliverer the fuel needed to supply your thirsty engine.
Fuel makes power. Different types of fuel make different amounts of power. By knowing the amount of power your engine makes or is expected to make and the type of fuel you will be running you can calculate your engine's required fuel consumption and flow.
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Changing your oil is a job that every gear head can do easily. However, adding an Accusump to the car can make this engine maintenance task a bit more complicated. There are a few extra steps required to be sure your Accusump is operating properly and getting its share of fresh oil.
Windage a very commonly misunderstood occurrence in an engine. With a good understanding of what it is you can negate its effects and improve the performance and longevity of your engine...
Over the last 10 years the LS engine has rose to prominence. The engine's performance potential and tight package along with high engine availability has created the perfect storm for the automotive aftermarket. Crazy swaps have pushed the LS into a level of its own. Chevy LS engines have found their way into everything from Classic muscles cars to lightweight sports cars like the Miata. This potential has even caused some series to ban LS swaps...
As with many things there is a balance that needs to be achieved when it comes to your oil level. We have found that there are two common misconceptions when it comes to oil level. The first misconception is that the more oil the better because you don't want to risk starving your engine. The second misconception is that the lower the oil level the better because you don't want windage in the crankcase that will rob you of power. While both of these concepts are correct, carrying them out to the extreme by just raising and lowering the oil level in a stock oil pan is wrong. This thinking can actual cause more problems then it is supposed to solve.