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Cover for post Nissan VR38DETT vs Alfa Romeo 690T (Quadrifoglio): Iconic Designs Compared
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Nissan VR38DETT vs Alfa Romeo 690T (Quadrifoglio): Iconic Designs Compared
25 May 2024 · Today, I compare the design of the Nissan VR38DETT found in the R35 GT-R and the Alfa Romeo 690T found in Quadrifoglio models along six aspects: engine block, bank angle & crankshaft, oil pump, displacement & stroke ratio, fuelling, and valve timing.
Cover for post S58 vs 2JZ: Iconic Engine Designs Compared
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S58 vs 2JZ: Iconic Engine Designs Compared
21 May 2024 · Today, I compare the designs of the BMW S58B30 and of the Toyota 2JZ-GTE in eight aspects from the bottom up, including block, bearing, oil pump, stroke ratio, piston and conrod, fuelling, air flow, and valve timing.
Cover for post Five Modern High Gear-Count RWD Automatic Transmissions: Similarities and Differences
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Five Modern High Gear-Count RWD Automatic Transmissions: Similarities and Differences
19 May 2024 · Today, I compare five modern high gear-count RWD automatic transmissions in terms of their similarities and differences in design. They are Aisin’s 8-speed, Ford-GM 10-speed, Hyundai 8-speed, Mercedes 9G-Tronic, and ZF 8HP.
Cover for post Ranking Six V8 Diesel Engines in Passenger Cars Made This Century
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Ranking Six V8 Diesel Engines in Passenger Cars Made This Century
17 May 2024 · Today, I rank six V8 diesel engines made this century for passenger cars. This means no truck engines.
Cover for post Nine Most Stunning Post-War American Sedans
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Nine Most Stunning Post-War American Sedans
15 May 2024 · Today, I talk about nine of the most stunning post-war American sedans judged by me ordered by the cars' production years.
Cover for post The Most Stunning Post-War European Sedans
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The Most Stunning Post-War European Sedans
08 May 2024 · Today, I briefly talk about each of the twelve most stunning post-war European sedans judged by me.
Cover for post Ranking Twelve-Cylinder Engines in Series Production This Century
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Ranking Twelve-Cylinder Engines in Series Production This Century
06 May 2024 · Today, I rank ten 12-cylinder engines from six manufacturers that have been in series production this century.
Cover for post Ranking All Six V10 Engines Ever in Production for Road Cars
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Ranking All Six V10 Engines Ever in Production for Road Cars
30 Apr 2024 · Today, I rank all six (or eight) V10 engines ever in production for use in road cars.
Cover for post Four-Cylinder Petrol Engines: Characteristics & the Ranking of Ten Popular Examples
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Four-Cylinder Petrol Engines: Characteristics & the Ranking of Ten Popular Examples
26 Apr 2024 · Today, I talk about four-cylinder petrol engines and rank some of the more representative models from popular manufacturers.
Cover for post Ranking 11 V8 Petrol Engines in Production in 2024
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Ranking 11 V8 Petrol Engines in Production in 2024
23 Apr 2024 · Today, I rank 11 V8 petrol engines from 8 manufacturers in production in 2024.
Cover for post Ranking 18 Six-Cylinder Petrol Engines in Production in 2024
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Ranking 18 Six-Cylinder Petrol Engines in Production in 2024
20 Apr 2024 · Today, I rank 18 six-cylinder petrol engines in production from 15 manufacturers in production in 2024.
Cover for post Dirty MAF Sensor with Rich Additive Fuel Trim – Diagnosis and Cleaning
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Dirty MAF Sensor with Rich Additive Fuel Trim – Diagnosis and Cleaning
18 Mar 2024 · Commonly, a dirty or bad Mass Air Flow sensor is believed to lead to a lean condition. However, my experience is that it’s more likely to lead to a rich condition at idle. Here, I compare STFT and LTFT before and after cleaning the MAF sensor.