From day one here at OnAllCylinders, our goal was to educate the gearhead community and serve as a valuable tech resource for DIY’ers and professional mechanics alike. And after 10+ years, we’re continuing to build our automotive resource library with vital engine spec guides, project builds, and technical data.

To that end, we combed through our 10 most popular tech stories of 2023—take a look at our list and if you find any that are especially helpful, click the headlines to read the full post, and then make sure to bookmark the page and return often to check for updates.


10 of Our Top Automotive Tech Stories from 2023


January 5, 2023 – How (& Why) To Synchronize Your Motorcycle Carburetors

motorcycle with cab vacuum sync tool installed

Is your carbureted bike suffering from an erratic idle, poor fuel economy, hesitation, sputtering, or backfires? It could be a sign of poor carb synchronization. This article will help you get it cured.


February 1, 2023 – Suspension Setup Tips from a Professional Racer

C5 Corvette on Autocross Course
(Image/Summit Racing)

Professional racer and test driver Randy Pobst gives you valuable tuning insight to help your car handle better—and help you be a better, faster driver. This story is actually part of a series of driving tips from Randy, and they’re all worth the read.


March 31, 2023 – Causes & Solutions for Excessive Tailpipe Smoke from Revived Engine

a small block chevy v8 engine in an old car
(Image/Jeff Smith)

One of his many Ask Away! features, automotive veteran Jeff Smith offers some insight into this vexing problem. Spoiler alert—there are a few different answers to this reader’s question and Jeff dives into several of them.


April 5, 2023 – How to Eliminate the Multiple Displacement System in Your Gen. III Hemi

Summit Racing Gen 3 Hemi Pro MDS Replacement Camshaft
(Image/Summit Racing)

Quite a few Gen. III Hemi engines came equipped with a Multiple Displacement System that is designed to deactivate certain cylinders under light load to conserve fuel. But if you want ALL of your Hemi’s power, ALL of the time, we’ll show you how to get it.


April 20, 2023 – Ultimate Jeep XJ Cherokee Cooling System

jeep Cherokee xj off roading on a desert trail
(Image/Christopher Campbell)

While we’re big, big fans of the XJ Cherokee, 4.0L-equipped XJs are notorious for overheating problems. Thankfully, there’s a solution—and our pal Christopher Campbell will walk you though it in several detailed steps (with plenty of pictures too).


May 12, 2023 – Headlight Buyer’s Guide: Understanding HIDs, LEDs, Sealed Beams, Projectors & More

front grille and bumper shot of wildly customized 1955 chevy bel air black on green
(Image/Summit Racing – Todd Biss Productions)

Believe it or not, we get a TON of questions on the nuances between headlight designs—so we put together a comprehensive guide that explains all the key distinctions you’ll need to know before performing a headlight upgrade.


July 5, 2023 – Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 Engine Family Spec Guides

Engine bay of a 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Coyote V8
(Image/Summit Racing)

Over the course of a few months, Summit Racing technical experts John Jones, Gary Vicich, and Matt Strebler put together a simply amazing collection of spec guides for ALL the engines in the Ford Coyote family tree. Find them all in this article.


August 3, 2023 – How To Check & Set Wheel Alignment At Home

close up of longacre caster camber gauge used in a diy wheel alignment
(Image/Wayne Scraba)

Regular OnAllCylinders contributor Wayne Scraba devoted several articles to de-mystifying the wheel alignment process—and it culminated in this handy how-to article to show you that it can be done at home, without a whole bunch of expensive tools.


August 13, 2023 – 5 Things to Consider When Converting from a Carburetor to EFI

big block chevy engine in a camaro with summit racing max EFI conversion Kit
(Image/Ryan Lavacot)

Mulling a conversion from a carburetor to modern electronic fuel injection? While an EFI swap is easier than ever nowadays, there are still a handful of very, very important factors to consider before beginning the job—and we cover them here.


October 1, 2023 – 10 Questions with Automotive Paint & Body Expert Kevin Tetz

kevin tetz mixing automotive paint
(Image/Kevin Tetz)

We kicked off season three of our OnAllCylinders Podcast with one of our favorite guests—automotive paint and body guru Kevin Tetz. Read some excerpts from the interview and hear the whole episode in this article.


Now look, we’ve posted hundreds of articles this year, so it was certainly a tough job to whittle them down to our ten most popular tech posts here, but did we miss one of your favorites? Let us hear about it in the comments section below.

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