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Ifandi L.


Does Supercharger Need Blow Off Valves? ( Vs. Wastegates)

Generally, a supercharger does not need blow off valves or wastegates. A supercharged engine is powered by the car's engine and uses forced induction that redirects pressure to the combustion system. It, therefore, does not need a blow off valve to reduce excess pressure.  Although some supercharger like Centrifugal superchargers…
Ifandi L.
February 17, 2022

Will Blow Off Valves & Wastegates Work On Diesels?

Blow off valves, and wastegates have and can be used on diesel engines but they are usually not used because diesels don’t have throttle plates that can be adjusted to regulate boost. My personal observation is that wastegate and blow off valves work pretty well on diesel engines; however, it…
Ifandi L.
February 16, 2022

Engine Brake 101: How To, Clutch Wear, Fuel Usage & Legality

Engine braking helps in slowing the car by releasing the accelerator pedal and not using the regular foot brakes. We all use engine braking on some level, whether we realize it or not; when you’re driving down a hill, and you downshift to get to a controlled stop quickly, you’re…
Ifandi L.
February 13, 2022

Header Wrap 101: Horsepower, Sound, Damages, & Rusting

Header wrap is the material used to wrap the header pipes that helps to retain heat inside the pipes. It also serves as heat resistant and helps to minimize the under-hood temperature of the vehicle. These are mostly useful in race cars but can be used in common vehicles for…
Ifandi L.
February 9, 2022

5 Best Exhaust For Horsepower Compared (+ Cost & Sound)

Seeing multiple aftermarket exhausts in action made me curious about which aftermarket exhaust is best for enhancing a car's horsepower and how different aftermarket exhausts perform in comparison to one another. So, let’s dig in. In no particular order I will specify the various aftermarket exhaust systems that are known…
Ifandi L.
February 6, 2022

Catback Exhausts 101: Horsepower, Sound, Tuning & Legal

The Catback exhaust is a great way to improve your car's horsepower and sound -  while still being legal in many US states (provided that it's within sound limits). Personally, I have tested the cat-back exhaust on a 2004 Toyota Tundra, and I must say I noticed a massive difference…
Ifandi L.
February 5, 2022

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