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What Does an Engine Dynamometer Do?

Marine and automotive technicians are constantly required to fine-tune engines to ensure that they deliver optimal performance. Engines are crucial to the propulsion of any vehicle or marine vessel, and any issues will leave drivers frustrated and looking for a solution from an experienced technician. One of the many ways that these technicians tune engines […]

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Five Engine Design Improvements Important to Auto Technicians

Technology keeps the automotive industry evolving, which in turn changes the way automotive technicians work on vehicles. With the new, innovative, and efficient ways engines are being built, it’s important that aspiring technicians take note of the evolution of engine design to stay on top of the industry. To help, we’ve listed a few ways […]

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Knowing Which Exhaust System is Right for your High-Performance Vehicle

Your exhaust system is the last piece of the engine. The exhaust directs the air and burnt fuel out of the engine and through the tailpipe, but that is not all it does. The exhaust can also dramatically impact the sound, the look, and the performance of your engine. If you ran your engine with no exhaust, […]

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Early HEMI Engines: From Mild To Wild

In 1951, Chrysler engineers were seeking fuel economy and engine durability rather than high output when they designed a new V-8 motor known as the HEMI, because the combustion chamber was machined into the shape of a half dome or hemisphere. This was the first HEMI engine in an American car. The intake and exhaust […]

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Installing a Performance Camshaft

Installing a camshaft is a routine repair that many tuners and mechanics enjoy. It’s less work if you have a hoist, but the lack of a hoist will not prevent you from performing this repair. You can replace the cam with the engine in the car by removing the radiator, grille and brackets to provide […]

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