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How to Get the Most Horsepower Out of Your Car
The more horsepower your vehicle has, the faster it can accelerate and pick up speed. Therefore, it is natural to reach a time in a car owner’s life when...
How to Measure the Torque (Twisting Power) of Your Car
Torque is proportional to horsepower and varies depending on the car and its specific features. Wheel size and gear ratio both affect torque.
How to Calculate Horsepower
Horsepower determines how fast an engine can propel a car. Find out how to calculate horsepower for different types of cars and engines.
6 Essential Things to Know About Horsepower
Horsepower is one of those terms that everyone recognizes, but just try asking someone what it means. You’ll more than likely receive a blank stare or a quickly mumbled response that doesn’t really help. The following are six...
5 Essential Things to Know About Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
With all the options available for drive wheels in vehicles, it can become confusing as to which is best for you. Here, you’ll learn five things you need to know about rear-wheel...

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Opinion on cylinder deactivation system on GM trucks
GM has been trying to use cylinder deactivation in Cadillacs for years now. In my opinion they are not very good. GM's are notorious for having horrible electrical problems and now they are making engines with electronic mechanical cylinder deactivation....
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Advice on putting cold air intake
On a race car, yes they do. But you have to realize that if you take your regular intake off and put the cold air intake in, that changes the airflow and changes the temperature of the air coming into...
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Loss of horsepower and gas mileage
Hello. If timing is believed to be the issue, I suggest to not start the vehicle until the timing is properly set. If anything in the timing system itself is loose, it will cause the timing to become off. Off...
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2003 Toyota Matrix and Corolla similarities
Yes, the base ones are. The fancy ones have a lot more horse power in them. But yes, it's pretty much the same as Toyota Corolla. They don't make them anymore. They made them in Cambridge Ontario and my wife...
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Installing cold air intake - 2007 Jaguar XK
K&N is a reputable manufacturer of this component (and there are others). Call or email them for specific part numbers for your vehicle.
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Car sputters, shakes, and check engine light on
Typically, when the Check Engine Light is illuminated and it is flashing, this is an indication that the vehicle's engine is misfiring. This would also explain the symptoms on your 2007 Lincoln MKZ. If the engine has a misfire, then...
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gas mileage difference 383 stroker motor 400 hp or ls3 computeried 400 hp same car
The gas mileage attained in either of these applications will depend heavily on your driving habits as you may already know. Either of these will also depend heavily on the type of intake system you are using to arrive at...
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Rough idling and lacking horse power - 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL
Hello. There could be a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. I would also suspect that there could be a problem with the ignition control unit. The fuel pump could also be contributing to the problem you are experiencing. If...
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I want to know what engines would fit my motor mounts properly
Hello. The biggest engine that this vehicle originally came equipped with was the 5.7L V-8. This is the 350 cubic inch version. I am not sure what modifications to your vehicle that would need to be done to make this...
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Can cold air intake increase horse power?
For most people it is a waste of money because they can actually run worse. Cold air intake does work on race cars, but they are set up by professionals, they are run on dynamometers, and their computers are tuned...
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Recommendation on buying a reliable and fuel-efficient cargo van for driving moderate weight
If you want a cargo van, I would go for a Ford cargo van. If you get one of their eco-boost engines, you can get decent horsepower in them, which will give them decent gas mileage. Realize that they all...
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Opinion and comparison of V6 and 4-cylinder engines
Yes, they do shift slightly better because they knew that people are going to drive the little 4 cylinders hard. They actually do shift better when you give them a lot of throttle because the computers are set up that...
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Wondering about upgrading car
Hi there, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to offer my insight. I would not recommend pushing the stock 335i motor to 16psi under any circumstances. The stock internals may possibly take 16psi for certain spikes in horsepower, but...
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Loud roaring but turbo cannot be heard, no changes in horsepower
If you are not hearing your turbocharger while accelerating but the vehicle still accelerates as normal, I would not consider this an issue to worry about. However, if you don't hear the turbo and you feel that your vehicle is...
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What type of carb to replace with?
Picking out the appropriate size carburetor is a factor of how much air your specific engine build will pump. This is measured in CFM's (cubic feet per minute). You are most likely correct in needing a smaller CFM carburetor. Your...
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How to get more horsepower without the check engine light and still still pass smog
Coming from a realistic point of view, I'd say that unless you were to pull your motor and completely rebuild it, from pan to fuel injection, you might want to consider NOT adding components for horsepower. With over 200,000 miles,...
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How much horsepower does my car have, and what is the correct tire pressure?
Hi there. According to the factory, your 2009 Jeep Wrangler with the 3.8L V-6 engine has 202 horsepower. The recommended tire pressure for your vehicle, assuming it's a Rubicon edition, would be 37 lbs of pressure on all four tires....
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How to increase power without adding turbo?
Hi there. There are many ways to increase power to your vehicle without adding a turbo or supercharger. You could change the exhaust manifold to a exhaust header and gain more power. You could change the intake to have air...
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I want to put a straight pipe with no muffler on my 2005 Chevy Silverado and keep the catalytic converter
Removing the muffler will not decrease the horsepower, but instead it will create less back pressure on the engine, making the engine breathe a little more. Make sure that the exhaust will not be too loud for the zoning laws...

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