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How a Cold Air Intake Bypass Valve Works to Prevent Engine Hydrolock

A cold air intake kit (CAI) is the gateway mod for many first-time gearheads. And it’s easy to see why—they’re relatively cheap, easy to install, and offer some serious bang-for-buck […]

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Ultra Engine: Hardcore Horsepower’s 781 Horsepower Big Block Chevy 540

In the past, you’ve had to rev an engine pretty high to make serious power. But the latest cylinder heads and cam designs have allowed us to bring the RPM […]

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Make Boating Crate Again: Tunnel Ram GM CT525 Circle Track Motor Test

What does every boat on the lake have in common with every car on the road? The obvious answer is that they all need (say it with me) MORE POWER! […]

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2005-10 Mopar Gen. III 6.1L Hemi Engine Guide: Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

When Chrysler announced it was bringing back the legendary Hemi in the early 2000s, it was a big deal. This new series of Hemi engines is often referred to as […]

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What is Dielectric Grease & Why (& Where) Should You Use It?

Pop open any old tune-up manual and you’re bound to find mention of something called dielectric grease. In fact, a lot of experienced mechanics simply call dielectric grease “tune up […]

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Don’t Forget to Check & Fill Your Hydraulic Clutch Fluid: Here’s How

With all the emphasis placed on checking and changing your brake fluid, it’s easy to overlook the fact that your hydraulic fluid needs to be serviced regularly too. That’s because […]

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What’s the Difference Between Single- & Dual-Circuit Brake Systems? (And Why You Need to Know the Distinction!)

It’s a big “duh” to say that brakes are vitally important to your driving safety. Yet, while hydraulic brake systems have been around for over a century now, if you’re […]

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Oil Down: A Look Inside Several Popular Oil Filter Models

There are all sorts of engine oil filters out there. In fact, a trip to our favorite auto parts website will reveal thousands of oil filters available for any number […]

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Buyer’s Guide: Why You Need to Know the Difference Between Engine & Oil Pump Primer Designs

Despite sharing a name, not all oil pump primers are designed for the same job—certain oil pump primers are made to only prime the oil pump, while others can prime […]

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Tire-Turning Torque: Low-Buck LS Blower Test!

What’s the biggest complaint about the little 4.8L LR4 LS Engine? Well, it’s the same complaint lodged about any small V8—namely the lack of torque production. Don’t get us wrong, […]