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What Is Rev Matching?
 
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What is Rev Matching? Manual transmission driving. Why is it necessary to rev match? What are the benefits of rev matching? What happens if you don't rev match? Driving a 2016 Nissan 370Z which features automatic downshift rev-matching. Related Videos: Manual vs Automatic - https://youtu.be/2Ld6xhJuGBk Clutches - https://youtu.be/pJj8NvDUSFs 370Z Nismo vs Mustang - https://youtu.be/gMaXik0tEJA 370Z Nismo Review - https://youtu.be/yI9x8nUj0Tg And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Drilled, Slotted & Vented Brake Rotors - What's Best?
 
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When replacing your brake rotors, you may opt to upgrade to drilled, slotted, or vented rotors. Which brake rotor is best? What brake rotors will perform better? What are the best options for performance brakes? Ultimately, vented disc are great for heat rejection. Slotted rotors can aid in moving debris away from the rotor, and potentially adding a biting surface for the pad to contact. Drilled rotors aren't used in professional racing due to the stress failures they tend to have. Related Links: Car Part Kings - http://www.carpartkings.com/ CPK Brake Rotors - http://www.carpartkings.com/brake.html Related Videos: Disc Brakes - https://youtu.be/OjrY7G8o99U Drum Brakes - https://youtu.be/LX4mqzoe3BY ABS - https://youtu.be/kc9eavLa_cI Braking Distance - https://youtu.be/Vx4Gigi8uL8 Brake Caliper Location - https://youtu.be/HEIk0hJ7eGk F1 Brakes - https://youtu.be/YNlGwXdGpAI Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website - http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Should You Warm Up Your Car Before Driving?
 
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Should You Warm Up Your Engine Before Driving Your Car? Is Synthetic Engine Oil Better? - https://youtu.be/tYkg0oDUXs8 Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Cars with electronic fuel injection do not need to be warmed up before lightly driving off. This is because fuel injected engines can compensate for temperature changes. Cold engines run rich to compensate for poor fuel atomization. This means extra fuel is injected into the combustion chamber. Now fuel is a solvent, so when extra fuel gets on the cylinder walls, it washes away the oil from the cylinders and pistons. Less oil on the cylinder walls means less protection, and because the oil is cold it makes it harder for it to be replaced. This means the longer you spend with your engine cold, the more wear you’ll have. Idling the engine doesn’t put much heat into it, so the car remains cold for a long duration. If it’s cold outside, you can wait 15-30 seconds to ensure that oil is flowing, but you don’t need to wait for the engine to be warm. It will heat up faster by driving the car lightly. By heating it up faster, the oil gets to operating temperature more quickly, and this is what you want to prevent wear. If it’s really cold outside, the time it takes to scrape off the windows so you can see will be plenty of time for oil to start circulating, so you can get in and go once you can see out the windshield. And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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5 Reasons Pushrod Engines Still Exist
 
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Why Chevy And Dodge Are Still Making Pushrod V8 Engines. EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Pushrod engines typically use two valves per cylinder, and as a result this engine style is often mocked when used in modern vehicles. Fewer, larger valves results in more reciprocating mass which can lead to valve float, and less airflow at high RPM from the reduced area of the valve openings versus four valves. So why are companies like Dodge still making Hemi engines, and Chevy still making LS engines, both of which are two-valve pushrod setups? Well, simply put, pushrod (OHV) engines have quite a few advantages over their DOHC counterparts. Whether it's the size and compactness of the engine, the simplicity, or the cost, there are real performance benefits to using a two-valve, single cam V engine. As the saying goes, if it ain't broke... Check out the video for five detailed reasons why these engines are still made. 3D Printed LS3 V8 Engine By Eric Harrell: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1911808 Related Videos: Why Pushrod Engines Don't Rev - https://youtu.be/S9E2nCXNHU8 Why Ford's Flathead V8 Died - https://youtu.be/ixhYVcWwJiY Boxer-4 vs Inline-4 Engine - https://youtu.be/mgpDTVBeHOw How V8 Engines Work - https://youtu.be/KZLygdpg3LU How Do Engines Hit 9,000 RPM? - https://youtu.be/u3EKXGigeTQ Why Engines Lose Power Over Time - https://youtu.be/uj8hjAjI7p4 Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Steering Axis Inclination - Explained
 
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What is steering axis inclination? The second of four short videos on wheel alignment. This video provides information on steering axis inclination, and the role it plays on automobiles. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Opposed Piston Diesel Engines Are Crazy Efficient
 
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Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Diesel Engine By Achates Power EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 The Achates Power opposed-piston engine is packed full of unique technology. The supercharged, turbocharged, diesel 3 cylinder makes use of six pistons, two of which operate in each cylinder. It’s a two-stroke design, meaning every time the pistons come together a power stroke occurs, forcing both pistons away from one another and rotating their respective crankshafts. The two crankshafts are geared together to a common output shaft, which powers the vehicle. Research has shown two-stroke opposed piston engines to be wildly efficient. 3 cylinder designs are the most efficient, and it’s possible to achieve brake thermal efficiencies as high as 55%, a massive improvement for road car engines. The engine in this video is a 2.7L 3-cylinder producing 270 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. Related Videos: Mazda SPCCI SkyActiv-X - https://youtu.be/yNSxow3W7ek HCCI Engines - https://youtu.be/OVWZFdb_AGc RCCI Engines - https://youtu.be/pCr6bjQMrgU VC-Turbo Engine - https://youtu.be/A6H66xfEZC4 Dynamic Force Engine - https://youtu.be/wwLxxZm_LRQ Mercedes 50% Efficient Engine - https://youtu.be/kOhmgpkiIfg Mazda Dynamic Pressure Turbo - https://youtu.be/UCEarzwakgc Gas vs Diesel Engines - https://youtu.be/rXVJG9n6BAs Related Content: Achates Power Engine - https://bit.ly/2KNZA08 SAE Opposed Piston Study - https://bit.ly/2u6qANX Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How To Make Your Car Last A Long Time - Simple Checks
 
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Simple Maintenance Checks For Your Car Every Six Months How To Inspect Your Car - Sponsored by Progressive Check out EE on Life Lanes - https://pgrs.in/2NvUczc Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 The best way to keep your car in great shape is to regularly check the vehicle and keep up with preventative maintenance. This video will outline simple checks you can make on your car. The more frequent you check things like tire pressure and engine oil the better, but it's good to check all of the items in the video at the very least twice a year. We'll look at three main sections in this video. First we'll discuss tires, brakes, and suspension. Next we'll look under the hood and look at fluids and filters. Finally we'll look at exterior checks such as lights and wipers. Catching any issues early can help you make sure your vehicle lasts as long as possible. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Horsepower vs Torque - A Simple Explanation
 
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What's The Difference Between Horsepower & Torque? Why Is Peak Acceleration At Peak Power? https://youtu.be/cb6rIZfCuHI Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Awesome Car Products: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained Which is better, horsepower or torque? Two words that are often stated in the car community, but often misunderstood. This video seeks to clarify the difference between the two, without silly analogies like "horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take it with you" (which, by the way, is highly inaccurate). Torque is a force acting at a radius, while horsepower simply incorporates time into the equation. This video will discuss the differences, how each applies to internal combustion engines, how they relate, what peak torque and peak horsepower actually mean, and how to analyze torque and horsepower curves. Finally, what's more important for acceleration, a car with lots of power, or lots of torque? Let's get technical. With the context of an engine: Power = Torque x Angular Velocity. In imperial units, this translates to Horsepower = Torque x RPM / 5252. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How V8 Engines Work - A Simple Explanation
 
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What Is A V8 Engine? Working 3D Printed Chevy LS V8 Engine EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 3D Printed LS3 Camaro V8 Engine Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1911808 V8 engines operates under the same basic principles as any other gasoline four-stroke engine. First the piston pulls in air and fuel as it moves downward, then it compresses that air and fuel as the piston moves upward. A spark plug fires, igniting the air/fuel mixture and forcing the piston downward. Finally the piston pushes out the exhaust gases on its way back up, before for the cycle repeats itself. In a V8 engine, this cycle is happening in 8 different cylinders, at different times. Instead of multiple cylinders firing at the same time, you want them to be spread out so that power delivery is smooth. For this Chevy V8, the firing or is 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3. With 8 cylinders, there is a cylinder firing for every 90 degrees of the crankshaft rotating, which means at any point in time, there are two cylinders on the power stroke. With regards to the valvetrain, the intake air comes from the top of the engine, and into the sides of the cylinder head. The exhaust flows to the sides of the engine, exiting the exhaust valves from the cylinder head. In this LS3 model, there is a single intake valve and a single exhaust valve, though it’s also common to see engines with two intake valves and two exhaust valves. The larger valve is the intake valve, and the smaller valve is the exhaust valve. The pushrod valvetrain gets its name from the metal pushrods which activate the rocker arms which open up the valves. The camshaft, located in the center of the V, has lobes on it which push the push rods up, opening the appropriate valves. For a full explanation of V8 engines, check out the video! Related Videos: Inline-4 vs Boxer 4 Engines - https://youtu.be/mgpDTVBeHOw Horsepower vs Torque - https://youtu.be/u-MH4sf5xkY VR6 Engines - https://youtu.be/6UZRmNXzveQ V5 Engines - https://youtu.be/TsaKRaAIyVE Wankel Engines - https://youtu.be/sd6pJtR4PaY Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How VTEC Works - A Simple Explanation
 
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VTEC. What is VTEC, and how does it work? Variable valve timing and lift electronic control. How does VTEC make more horsepower? Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo VTEC stands for "variable valve timing and lift electronic control." I guess Honda knew it was more difficult to say VVTALEC and it probably wouldn't look quite as cool as a sticker on the side of a car. VTEC allows for differing cam profiles, meaning different valve lift and duration, depending on the engine RPM. This video will dissect a Honda Civic Type R engine to show the ins and outs of how VTEC works. The Type R, unlike many previous performance Honda engines, only has VTEC on the exhaust side, with just a single cam profile for the intake. Why? All will be discussed in the video! Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Purpose of a Turbocharger - Explained
 
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What is the purpose of a turbocharger? This video explains what a turbocharger attempts to do. It explains the engineering behind it, not the components of the system. The principles a turbocharger uses to create extra power are explained. The same principles also apply to a supercharger. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How Turbocharger Wastegates Work - Internal Vs External
 
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How do turbochargers wastegates work? What is the difference between internal and external wastegates? Is an external wastegate better than internal? What are the advantages of internal vs external wastegates? Why are wastegates needed in turbocharger applications? Wastegates are essentially bypass valves for exhaust gases to reroute around the exhaust turbine in the event that a peak desired boost is reached to limit the amount of boost an engine creates. The wastegate can be internal to the turbocharger housing, or it can be external. Internal turbos are great for OEM applications, but external wastegates allow for more flexibility with the overall design, and can result in a more productive turbocharger as they can route the exhaust gases further away from the turbo housing. Related Videos: Twin Scroll Turbo - https://youtu.be/T7JTRRlSEYI Variable Geometry Turbo - http://youtu.be/hdjsNPeCLQs Variable Twin Scroll Turbo - https://youtu.be/J06nj5-B_AE Turbochargers - http://youtu.be/zenMEj0cAC4 Purpose of Turbo - http://youtu.be/vaL6LFQHD-k Twin Turbos - http://youtu.be/3wFuR1x-Hes Twin Turbo Diesel - http://youtu.be/DRcmgibm-aA Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How To Completely Lift A Car On All Four Jack Stands
 
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How To Completely Lift Your Car Off The Ground (All Four Wheels) 2-Ton Jack (Low Profile) - http://amzn.to/2fv0zOK Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Tools Used: 2-Ton Jack (Low Profile) - http://amzn.to/2fv0zOK Jack Stands (2 Ton) - http://amzn.to/2fS7qmi Wheel Chocks - http://amzn.to/2g7GEFQ Related Videos: Honda S2000 Playlist - https://goo.gl/FflSr1 1. To start, make sure the car is on level ground. 2. Apply the parking brake, and place wheel chocks to ensure the car doesn’t roll. Block the rear wheels when lifting the front, and block the front wheels when lifting the rear. 3. Next you’ll need to locate the jacking points; some cars will have one at the front and one in the back. If they don’t, nearly all cars will have jacking points behind each of the front wheels, and in front of each of the rear wheels. You can refer to your owners manual to locate the jacking points. 4. First we’re going to lift the front of the car onto jack stands. If you have a front jacking point, use this, if not you can use the rear jacking points, and slide a jack stand under each side of the front of the car once it’s high enough. This will require jacking both sides of the car, to get both front jack stands underneath. Place jack stands underneath each of the jacking points on the sides up front, and lower the car down onto the jack stands. Remember, you may not want to jack the car to the full desired height; I will be starting at the lowest jack setting because I still need to be able to access the rear jacking point, and I also don’t want to have the jack stands tip over. 5. Now bring the floor jack to the rear of the car, and lift it via the rear jacking point. In this case we’re lifting by the rear differential; often times you can find a tow hook, which can also serve as a jacking point. It’s a good idea to throw a shop rag on top of the jack to ensure that you don’t scratch up the differential casing. 6. Lift up the rear of the car, place the jack stands underneath, and lower the car down onto them. Ideally you want all of the jack stands at the same height, so that the car is level. 7. If you need to raise the vehicle further, do so by incrementally lifting the front and rear to your desired lift height. You simply want to be careful to ensure that the car doesn’t cause the jack stands to tip over. 8. Once you’ve got the car level and all the jack stands adjusted appropriately, give the car a bit of a shake to make sure it’s safe to get underneath. Since I’m paranoid and also enjoy living, I like to place wood blocks underneath each of the wheels as an extra precaution. 9. Now this obviously isn’t necessary if you plan on removing the wheels, and in that case you typically will want to slightly loosen the lug nuts before lifting the vehicle, unless you have an impact wrench available to use. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Why McLaren's Top Mount Exhaust Is Genius
 
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The McLaren 600LT Spider Has A Brilliant Top Mount Exhaust Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 The McLaren 600LT features a top mount exhaust, but it's not just for looks, or to sound good, it's quite a functional change to the design of the 570S in upgrading to the long tail. This video will focus on five main questions, clarifying the advantages of a top mount exhaust: 1. How does a top mount exhaust affect weight? 2. How does a top mount exhaust affect powertrain cooling? 3. How does a top mount exhaust affect aerodynamics? 4. Will the exhaust interfere with the rear wing’s ability to provide downforce? 5. Will your exhaust fill up with water if it sits outside in the rain? Weight is actually a real advantage of a top mount exhaust. In the 570S, the exhaust comes out each of the sides of the V8 engine, travels back, up and over the transmission housing, and then back down, where it’s split between the two sides before exiting the rear of the vehicle. On the 600LT, this path is significantly shorter, and cuts off when the exhaust routes over the transmission, straight out the top. Not only does this reduce back pressure within the exhaust, helping the 600LT’s additional 30 horsepower over the 570S flow more freely, but in exhaust piping alone it saves 8 kg. A further 4.6 kg is saved as a result of better cooling characteristics. In total, 12.6 or about 28 pounds are saved through a revised exhaust. How was McLaren able to pull weight and improve powertrain cooling? Well in the 570S the bumper has fans at each corner to help blow out the hot air generated by the exhaust. This hot air pools within the bumper and soaks the area in heat. The electric fans, weighing 4.6 kg, are no longer needed with the top mount exhaust, and rear of the car remains cooler. Looking at the overall airflow path, fresh air enters the sides of the vehicle, where it then filters through an airbox, is passed through the compressor side of the turbocharger, is routed up through an air-to-water intercooler, then routed down through the intake manifold where it splits between the cylinders, eventually flowing out the exhaust through the turbine, then routed towards the back of the car where it passes through a catalytic converter before finally exiting the top mounted pipes. Check out the video for full details of how this exhaust system works! Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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The Differences Between Inline Four & Boxer Four Engines
 
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Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Related Videos Engine Balance - http://youtu.be/aonbwOxooGA Primary Balance - http://youtu.be/9Bdc9CuBOzc Secondary Balance - http://youtu.be/gdHQ8aTfiQQ 3D Printed I4 - https://youtu.be/LglOUj7AsQA 3D Printed Boxer 4 - https://youtu.be/y5oRsvRH_Ig 3D Printed Models - Big Thanks To Eric Harrell: Straight-4 Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:644933 Boxer-4 Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1643878 In this video we are going to be comparing inline four cylinder engines with boxer four cylinder engines, and talking about the individual advantages and disadvantages of each engine layout. We have a 3D printed EJ20 Subaru boxer engine, as well as a 22RE Toyota inline-four engine. We’ll start fairly basic and work our way through several different topics for each layout, including the four strokes, the firing interval and order, the vibrations of each layout, the packaging differences, the cylinder head differences, and finally a bit about the sound. Looking at either layout, they’re both based on the same four strokes. Intake, compression, power, and exhaust. Both engines fire one cylinder for every 180 degrees of crankshaft rotation, but they have slightly different firing orders. On each engine, we can see cylinders one, two, three, and four. For the boxer engine, the firing interval is one, three, two, four, while on the straight four it’s one, three, four, two, so the order of the last two cylinders firing is switched. On the boxer engine, you’ll notice the pairs of pistons move in and out together. This means that the primary forces when the piston reaches the top of the cylinder, as well as when they reach the bottom of the cylinder, are canceled out. On the inline four cylinder engine, it’s the same story, the primary forces cancel out as the pairs of pistons reach the top and bottom at the same time. When we get into secondary forces, however, the engines begin to differ. Secondary forces are created due to the piston traveling faster at the top half of the piston than at the bottom half, something I’ll include a link to in the description for a video that breaks it down in great detail. What you need to know though, is that when the piston reaches the very top of the cylinder, or the very bottom, the secondary force points up or out from the piston. Now with the boxer engine, since the pistons point opposite each other, these forces are balanced out, resulting in a very smooth running engine. For the inline four, all of the forces point in the same direction, and thus do not cancel each other out, causing the engine to vibrate unless balancing shafts are used. The boxer engine isn’t perfect, however, because the pistons do not perfectly align with each other, it creates a rocking moment which makes the engine want to rotate back and forth along the vertical axis. What’s fascinating, however, is that if you add two cylinders to either of these designs, whether it’s a boxer six or an inline six, you can perfectly eliminate all first and second order forces and moments. You might think the boxer six would have a rocking motion from the cylinder banks of three, but each bank of three cylinders cancels out the rocking motion of the other, unlike in a V6 configuration. The other biggest advantage of the boxer engine is the low profile, which keeps the center of gravity low and thus reduces the amount of load transfer you have in the car during braking, cornering, or accelerating, which improves grip. With a lower center of gravity, you can also reduce body roll and choose to use softer springs. Additionally, in the event of a collision, it’s easier to position the engine so that it goes underneath the passenger compartment, rather than into the passenger compartment, for improved safety. That’s not to say the inline four doesn’t have it’s own size advantages. Generally it’s a bit more compact, with only one cylinder head, and it’s not quite as wide as the boxer engine. This leaves more room for suspension geometry, and can also allow for a better steering angle, since the tires won’t have as much of an interference at full lock. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Summer vs Winter vs All Season - What Tires Should You Buy?
 
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What's the difference between summer, winter, and all-season tires? What Tires Should You Buy? - Sponsored by Progressive Check out EE on Life Lanes - https://pgrs.in/2MdjcLH Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 There are a lot of options available when buying new tires, and one of the decisions you need to make is the type of tire you plan to buy: summer, all-season, or winter. What's the difference between these tires? You may be surprised to find out that all-seasons don't tend to be the best tires for many situations, rather that they're a compromise between summer and winter tires. You might also be surprised to learn that summer tires tend to perform the best in the rain. Which tires are best for you? Check out the video and learn, depending on where you live, what the best option may be for your individual driving climate and performance preferences. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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A Day In The Life - Professional YouTuber
 
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As a professional YouTuber, I treat my precious work hours with the utmost devotion. Making cash on the internet isn't for everyone, because apparently it alters your physical appearance as quickly as being president does. Regardless, lets have a look through a typical Monday morning as the brains behind Engineering Explained. Most of my work is obviously just contracted out. For the record, all of the comments I read are real, but the rest of the video is merely my imagination at work and does not accurately represent how cumbersome delivering multiple videos a week, responding to questions, filming, editing, researching, and uploading really can be. Happy April Fools! Related Videos: Benefits Of Having Your Car Stolen - https://youtu.be/CN_LaOmV1hM Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Wet Sump Vs Dry Sump - Engine Oil Systems
 
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What's the difference between wet sump and dry sump oil systems? How Oil Systems Work - https://youtu.be/W80ne2i6uxQ - Sponsored By Pennzoil Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 What's the difference between wet and dry sump oil systems? Wet sump systems tend to have significantly larger pans, with a single oil pump. Dry sump systems have shallower oil pans, with a separate reservoir and two (or more) oil pumps. By relocating the oil reservoir, there are several distinct advantages to a dry sump system: lower CG by using a shallower oil pan, flexible oil capacity - which can lead to improved cooling, and the ability to sustain high g corners without the lubrication system losing oil or pressure. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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What Is Powder Coating? New Wheels For The S2000!
 
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How To Powder Coat Your Car Wheels Honda S2000 Playlist - https://goo.gl/mvZqpi Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Link's To Aaron Gallinger's Work: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/expressphoenix/ Website - http://www.phoenixrimrepair.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wheelrepairphoenix The powder is a blend of polymers, pigments, and other ingredients which are mixed in a hopper. The hopper has a fluidizing plate at the bottom which flows air up through the powder, keeping it in a liquid like state for application. Aaron is using his own self-made fluidizing hopper.  Now looking at powder coating gun, on the front of it is a corona ring, which is attached to ground and this captures any overcharged powder particles so that they don’t cause any disruptions on the wheel. Not every powder coating gun has a corona ring. On the front of the gun you can see the x-pattern tip for spraying powder. Once removed, you can see the electrode which charges the powder, and then a white plastic sleeve around it which protects the powder gun from getting any cured powder inside of it. This electrode tip operates up to 80,000 volts. This high voltage ionizes the air surrounding it, meaning the surrounding air particles don’t have a matching number of protons and electrons; in other words it creates a cloud or field around it with a charge. There are different guns available, some with the ability to provide negatively charged particles, and some provide positively charged particles. With Aaron’s powder gun, the powder is then forced through the ionized field using air pressure, and the powder picks up a charge as it passes though. The wheel, in this scenario, is grounded. As the charged powder particles move through the air, they head to the nearest ground, which in this case is the wheel, which the powder then sticks to. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Race Car Aerodynamics - Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
 
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Aerodynamics play a critical role in racing. On this Nissan GT-R, we'll check out all of the aero bits that help this car go around the track as fast as possible. From the splitter, dive planes, and hood vents, to the side vents, diffuser, and rear wing, I'll cover it all! This vehicle can produce up to 1,000 kg of downforce at 200 km/h! Related Videos: Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Overview - http://youtu.be/ToGENlCvE8k Diffusers - http://youtu.be/3DIJMLrGz8Q For more information on the Nismo GT3 car, check out Nismo's channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/nismotv2013/featured - - - - Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Can A Tire Have High Grip And Low Rolling Resistance?
 
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Can a tire have high grip and a low rolling resistance? I talk with Michelin at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas to find out! When it comes to designing for efficiency, there are five major forces which a vehicle needs to overcome: aerodynamics, internal friction, gravity, inertia, and finally, rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is the energy consumed by a tire as it travels over a specific distance. Energy is lost as heat when the tire deforms on the road, creating the contact patch, and then returns to its original state as the tire continues to rotate. How much energy is lost is a result of the tire’s hysteresis. The goal is to reduce rolling resistance while still maintaining grip. Silica compounds, first invented by Michelin, have low energy losses in the low frequency range, meaning low rolling resistance, but high energy losses in the high frequency range, meaning they have high grip. As a result, it truly is possible to have tires which exhibit low rolling resistance and yet all the while high levels of grip. Michelin is one of many partners that plays an important role in the Shell Eco-marathon, dedicating a manufacturing plant for two days per year just for making the ultra-low rolling resistance tires used by the teams. The Shell Eco-Marathon is a competition where students around the globe compete to design, build, and test vehicles with the goal of creating a vehicle that goes the furthest distance using as little energy as possible. Big thanks to Shell for having me out to the event and sponsoring this video! Check out the Shell media outlets below: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/Shell Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Shell?sk=wall Twitter - https://twitter.com/shell_ecomar Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shell/ Website - http://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/shell-ecomarathon.html And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Open vs Locked Differential - Explained
 
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What is the difference between an open differential and a locked differential? For information on how differentials work, I recommend the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv0jYDWp0ZA A look into open differential, and locked differentials. The difference between each and what they mean. It should be noted that some open differentials have locking mechanisms, so that they can act as locked differentials when needed. Open vs. Locked - The Physics Explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HOa0aRZYpw&list=SP2ir4svMoaYim-RSNWEh-aIfdcM6plSly If you don't believe me about the 50:50 torque split with an open diff, read the first sentence of this link: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential3.htm Still don't believe it? Read this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locking_differential Here's a quote from the above article: "An open (or unlocked) differential always provides the same torque (rotational force) to each of the two wheels, on that axle. So although the wheels can rotate at different speeds, they apply the same rotational force, even if one is entirely stationary, and the other spinning. (Equal torque, unequal rotational speed)." I know it's not entirely intuitive, but these are the facts. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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AWD vs 4WD - What's The Difference?
 
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What Are The Differences Between AWD & 4WD? Which Is Better? Best AWD Systems - https://youtu.be/jm-_Ncjunuc Best 4WD Systems - https://youtu.be/TotrUUuYOM4 Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo What's the difference between AWD and 4WD? I was handed the keys to the brand new BMW M5, which can actually switch between 4WD and 2WD! Nothing all that impressive for any truck drivers out there, but fairly rare in the car world. Generally speaking, 4WD is selectable, and AWD is always active. The video brakes down the unique differences, how they're similar, as well as the advantages of each setup. What do you prefer? AWD or 4WD? Related Videos: Best AWD System - https://youtu.be/jm-_Ncjunuc Best 4WD System - https://youtu.be/TotrUUuYOM4 AWD - https://youtu.be/UL9LmT3fzbQ 4WD - https://youtu.be/ZN6xHc7Nz-E Mitsubishi EVO AWD - https://youtu.be/h2Ojw8lCZX4 Every Subaru AWD System - https://youtu.be/WBQlK89PyxQ Nissan GT-R AWD - https://youtu.be/vveNnKAxEb0 Transfer Case - https://youtu.be/K1qj8dHTmP4 Torsen LSD - http://youtu.be/wiq1Rk5wqds Viscous LSD - http://youtu.be/w2bRb17jJ1U Clutch Type LSD - http://youtu.be/ujsxq9WBllU Torque Vectoring Differential - https://youtu.be/qwwFZAbYGW0 Differentials: http://youtu.be/Hv0jYDWp0ZA Open vs. Locked Diff: http://youtu.be/gwJEU7p9U2Q Open vs. Locked Diff Part 2: http://youtu.be/_HOa0aRZYpw Multi-plate Clutch: http://youtu.be/SQvFg4WbdZ4 Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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5 Signs You Shouldn't Buy A Used Car
 
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5 Signs That You Should NOT Buy A Used Car - Simple Checks Don't Buy A Bad Used Car - Sponsored by Progressive Check out EE on Life Lanes - https://pgrs.in/2Rra6cA Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Related & Recommended Videos: The Science Of Snow Driving - https://youtu.be/7t_sYFBYCKs Simple Car Checks - https://youtu.be/Y3jcQCdeJAs Summer vs Winter vs A/S Tires - https://youtu.be/wUxo2KmO4OI Buying a used car can be intimidating, because it's difficult to know the history of a vehicle before you buy it, as well as the health of the engine and other vital components. There are, however, several key checks that can help you determine certain vehicles to avoid. This video will discuss the various signs, from the exhaust to the engine bay, that may notify you it's best to avoid a vehicle if you're not looking to take on additional work and repairs. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Watching A Heavy Duty Off Road Suspension In Action
 
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Watch An Off Road Truck Suspension While Moving! 5 Things You Shouldn't Do In A 4X4 - https://youtu.be/4-Wy5ENm_lM Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 This video provides a visual understanding of what's happening under your car while you drive. What we’re looking at, starting with the right we have the tire, wheel, and brake caliper. Moving left you can see the spring and damper. Towards the bottom is what Ram calls the “Articulink, an additional linkage in the lower control arm which allows for greater articulation of the front axle. Above the axle you can see the track bar or Panhard rod. You want to allow up and down motion of the suspension, but prevent lateral and longitudinal motion. The track bar is used to restrict side to side movement. Above the track bar you can see the drag link. This is part of the steering linkage and is used to rotate the right wheel, which is then linked by a cross-car-tie-rod to rotate the left wheel. Finally, we have the jounce bumper or ‘bump stop’, which is used to prevent contact between the axle and the frame when suspension travel is excessive due to shock impacts. 2015 RAM Power Wagon Review - https://youtu.be/Y3pAdIN6VhY Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA Music Credit: Exit the Premises by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500029 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Throttle Position Sensor - Explained
 
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How does a throttle position sensor work? What is a throttle position sensor? What systems utilize a throttle position sensor? This video explains a throttle position sensor. Related Videos Traction Control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5-JosTPQ-c Anti-lock Brake System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc9eavLa_cI Fuel Injection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbCe68ck6qg Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How Turbochargers Work
 
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What is a turbocharger? What does a turbocharger do? The four main components of a turbocharger are explained. The basic concepts of a turbocharger and how the components involved work. The four main components are the turbocharger, the wastegate, the intercooler, and the blow off valve. NOTE: The exhaust pipe should come out perpendicularly from the exhaust turbine portion of the turbocharger, not vertically down as I have drawn. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Why Do Electric Cars Only Have 1 Gear?
 
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Why don't electric cars have multiple-gear transmissions? How Formula E Works - https://youtu.be/CwKsqBxzVL0 Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Big Thanks To Formula E For Sponsoring This Video! Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DuRqsBQOEk_5o1q4Ze-Fg Why do electric cars only have 1 gear? This is the first of a five part series sponsored by Formula E, who I’ve partnered with to talk about the engineering behind electric cars. I had the opportunity to get behind the scenes at the New York City E-Prix, and was able to chat with team principals, hang out in the engineering rooms during qualifying, and even learn from this year’s champion, Lucas di Grassi. So why do electric cars use just a single gear, rather than using traditional transmissions like you’d find paired with internal combustion engines? Electric motors can get away without numerous gears because they are high revving, remain fairly efficient across a very broad rev range, and produce a great amount of torque at low RPM. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Clutches - Explained
 
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What is a clutch and how does it work? This video explains how a clutch works, and how it enables your engine to connect to the transmission and rotate the tires. This video was made as a request from a viewer who was looking for an alternate explanation. I hope this clarifies any issues. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Performance Clutch - Explained
 
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What is a performance clutch? Clutch kit? How does a performance clutch work? A performance clutch basically involves three changes over traditional organic clutches. This video features a Yonaka performance clutch kit. A performance clutch has a higher clamping force on the pressure plate (via the diaphragm spring). Performance clutches use different materials which can absorb less heat and that don't lose performance at higher temperatures. Finally, performance clutches use a "puck" design, 3 puck, 4 puck, 6 puck, which increase the pressure on the friction material, to prevent slip. Product Links: Performance Clutch Kit: http://www.yonaka.com/Yonaka_Honda_B16_B18_6_Puck_Performance_Clutch_Set_p/ympck001.htm Yonaka: http://www.yonaka.com/ Related Videos: Clutches - http://youtu.be/pJj8NvDUSFs Multi-Plate Clutches - http://youtu.be/SQvFg4WbdZ4 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Toyota's New Dynamic Force Engine Is Super Efficient
 
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Toyota's Dynamic Force Engine Has Reached 40% Thermal Efficiency EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Toyota's "Dynamic Force Engine" is designed with torque, power, and efficiency in mind. The whole idea of the engine centers on improving the speed of combustion. If combustion is faster, the engine makes more torque, and it does so more efficiently. So how did they do this? Well there are numerous features of the engine which encourage quick combustion. It starts with a compression ratio of 13:1 for conventional engines, or 14:1 for their engine paired with hybrid vehicles. They've increased the stroke/bore ratio, increased the angle between the intake and exhaust valves, straightened the intake path, and incorporated laser clad valve seats. All this results in combustion that you can watch side-by-side occurring significantly faster versus the previous engine. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Steel Vs Rubber Brake Lines - Are Stainless Steel Lines Silly?
 
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Are stainless steel brake lines better? What are the advantages of steel brake lines? What are the disadvantages of rubber brake lines? The reason people buy steel braided brake lines typically comes down to looks, perceived quality, durability in harsh environments, and firmer brake pedal feel. Rubber brakes, on the other hand, can also have a firm brake feel, are cheaper and effective, are not abrasive, and are easier to inspect. Related Links: Car Part Kings - http://www.carpartkings.com/ CPK Brake Rotors - http://www.carpartkings.com/brake.html Related Videos: Performance Rotors - http://youtu.be/78wbht355R8 Performance Calipers - http://youtu.be/tOlBec2APvs Performance Brake Pads - http://youtu.be/sOzd5o8B7eA More Brake Videos: Disc Brakes - https://youtu.be/OjrY7G8o99U Drum Brakes - https://youtu.be/LX4mqzoe3BY ABS - https://youtu.be/kc9eavLa_cI Braking Distance - https://youtu.be/Vx4Gigi8uL8 Brake Caliper Location - https://youtu.be/HEIk0hJ7eGk F1 Brakes - https://youtu.be/YNlGwXdGpAI Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website - http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How Manual Transmissions Work - A Simple Explanation
 
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How do manual transmissions work? We'll learn how clutches work, how gears work, and how shifting works with a detailed explanation using a 5-speed manual transmission as an example. Manual transmissions are without a doubt one of the greatest and most enjoyable automotive inventions. But how do stick shifts work? It all starts at the engine, where the flywheel transmits power to a clutch disc that's sandwiched between the pressure plate. The clutch disc is splined to the transmission input shaft, which rotates the gear assembly. A selector fork allows the driver to choose which gear to select, and power will then be routed to an output shaft and then a differential, ultimately reaching the driven wheels. Manual transmissions are super cool, check out the video for details as to how they work! EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Water Methanol Injection - More Boost!
 
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How water methanol injection works. Water methanol injection is used typically on high powered vehicles to assist with reducing the likelihood of knock, and thus allowing for higher compression ratios, more timing advance, and higher boost. Typically mixes are 50/50, with both water and methanol playing important but different roles to help aid in producing more power. Ultimately, the power comes from tuning as running water/meth essentially raises the octane level of the fuel used. There are production cars which have used this in the past. Related Videos: Knock - https://youtu.be/maZyPJIOknE Octane Ratings - https://youtu.be/cfhTTuxF6Mk Ignition Timing - https://youtu.be/R1tPT7anjwk Turbocharging - https://youtu.be/zenMEj0cAC4 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website - http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How To Change Transmission Fluid - Honda S2000
 
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How To Change The Transmission Oil In Your Car - Manual Honda Manual Transmission Fluid - http://amzn.to/2gtdPI5 Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Tools Used: Transfer Pump - http://amzn.to/2gz2SFL Manual Transmission Fluid - http://amzn.to/2gtdPI5 Digital Torque Wrench - http://amzn.to/2gb7Zbz Socket Set - http://amzn.to/2fIFOlZ 14 MM Crush Washers - http://amzn.to/2fv33Ne 20 MM Crush Washers - http://amzn.to/2g7VlII Related Videos: Lift Car On To Jack Stands - https://youtu.be/X2XdxPJnpNE Change Your Engine Oil - https://youtu.be/uQFYCKekVcE Change Your Diff Oil - https://youtu.be/elazlUJSC8A Honda S2000 Playlist - https://goo.gl/FflSr1 1. The first thing you want to do is make sure the car is on level ground, and raise it up onto jack stands ensuring that it is still level. I had an additional video on how this is done if you are curious. It is important that the car is level so that you add the appropriate amount of oil to the transmission housing. 2. With a drain pan located underneath, you’ll want to locate and remove the oil filler plug. This is the plug on top, not to be confused with the bottom plug, which is the drain plug. Removing the fill plug will allow you to check the cleanliness of the oil, as well as the level. 3. As you can see, with the old oil on the left and the new oil on the right, the old oil is clearly dirty and in need of replacement. Our next step is to remove the drain plug and drain the transmission fluid. 4. With the fluid drained, reinstall the drain plug, making sure to use a new 14 mm washer, and use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 29 lb-ft. Always be careful not to over-tighten, as you could damage the threads. 5. Next, begin refilling the transmission fluid. To do this, I’m using genuine Honda manual transmission fluid, as well as a simple transfer pump. I’ll include a link to this tool in the video description. 6. Pump in the transmission fluid until you have some start to spill out from the filler hole. This ensures that your transmission fluid is at the correct height, and you’ve added the correct amount. 7. Re-install the oil filler plug with a new 20 mm washer, which can be purchased from Honda for about sixty cents. Use a torque wrench to tighten this bolt to 33 lb-ft. 8. With the fluid in place and both bolts torque to spec, simply wipe up any excess oil that remains on the transmission case, and you’re all done! Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Exhaust Systems - Explained
 
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How do car exhaust systems work? Why do cars have exhaust pipes? What are the different components of an exhaust system? An exhaust system includes: headers, O2 sensors, catalytic converters, resonators, a muffler, and a tale pipe. How to increase horsepower with an exhaust system: http://youtu.be/Ivgp1LBsGEQ Coming Videos: Catalytic Converters O2 Sensors Mufflers Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Camshaft - High Lift and Duration - Increase Horsepower
 
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Can you increase horsepower with a better camshaft? How can camshafts be optimized for maximum horsepower? What techniques do engineers use to design a camshaft? What is high lift and duration? This video explains several methods to keep in mind when purchasing or designing an aftermarket camshaft. Be sure to check out: Engines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p91gmhlPNo Dohc vs Sohc vs Ohv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZtShToroc HP vs. TQ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgLNO3ThGD4 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Inline 5 Cylinder Engine - Explained
 
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The five cylinder engine isn't too common in the automotive industry, though it is an interesting engine choice. It offers more cylinders than an inline four, at less length than an inline 6, giving it good packaging abilities for FWD vehicles, and the potential for good power. Although the primary and secondary reciprocating forces are balanced vertically, there is a plane imbalance, requiring the I5 to have a balancing shaft in order to cancel out the vibrations, if desired. Related Videos: Engine Balance - http://youtu.be/aonbwOxooGA Primary Balance - http://youtu.be/9Bdc9CuBOzc Secondary Balance - http://youtu.be/gdHQ8aTfiQQ Straight Four Engine - http://youtu.be/yRWL9czmk_E Straight Six Engine - http://youtu.be/w5NZsc1oQpU Boxer Four - http://youtu.be/VL69r96VfuU Rotary Engine - http://youtu.be/umxGxsN5vQM V6 Engine - http://youtu.be/YMoDcKXiKME V8 Engine - http://youtu.be/1H-GWcwO4vw Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Winter vs Summer Tires - What's The Difference?
 
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Which tire is best, and when? Winter/snow tires vs summer tires. Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 (Winter) - http://amzn.to/2hqRTgD Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (Summer) - http://amzn.to/2gXJX2Q Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Winter Tires: https://youtu.be/8OifbH5siF0 Winter tires are designed with a compound that remains flexible at low temperatures, while summer tires are designed to remain more firm, but will have a stickier compound at higher temperatures. An all-season tire is simply a compromise between the two. The major difference between the compounds comes down to something called the glass transition temperature. This is the temperature at which molecules in the rubber of the tire move less freely. In this low energy state, the molecules become more plastic-like, and this reduces the friction between the rubber and the road. For winter tires, the glass transition temperature is very low, where as for summer tires this transition range can be around 40-45 degrees F. Below this temperature, winter tires will perform better. When the temperature of the tire increases above the glass transition temp, the molecules move more freely, the rubber becomes more pliable, and the tire will have more friction with the road, giving better traction. That said, as temperatures increase, there is a point at which the molecules begin to move too freely, and the rubber starts to become gummy, dramatically increasing wear, and changing the handling characteristics. Winter tires will wear very quickly at higher temperatures, where as summer tires will provide better grip, response, feedback, and handling. This temperature range of the compound remains vitally important regardless of conditions. For example, if it’s raining, and it’s say, 70 degrees F outside, the summer tire will have a grippier compound at this temperature. Assuming you don’t have standing water, and the tire is touching the road, the summer tire will have more grip in the rain at this temperature. So what are some of the other advantages of a summer tire? Well, this RE71R tire specifically was surprisingly inspired by motorcycles, developed from a high grip polymer Bridgestone used in MotoGP. The tread pattern has a wide center rib, which gives you a lot of response in steering and turn in, and it has massive shoulder blocks on the outside, unbroken, with no pass through grooves. The stiff shoulder blocks provide high grip and cornering, and for accelerating while going straight. You’ll also notice two large circumferential grooves with angled grooves and directional tread pattern for removing water. Another interesting change on the RE71 is that it’s a little more rounded than the RE11, kind of like a motorcycle tire, and what Bridgestone has found is that this slightly increases the contact patch of the tire versus the RE11 during steering and turn-in, maximizing grip while cornering. The sidewalls are also stiffer than your average touring tires. The winter tire, on the other hand, has significantly different design characteristics. Immediately you’ll notice a deeper tread. Deep tread allows for collecting snow, as snow on snow traction is actually pretty good. The trade-off, however, since the tread blocks stick out further, is that they’ll be less stiff. The stiff tread blocks of summer tires is what gives them a more responsive, precise feel. You’ll also notice siping, little zig zag grooves in the tread, which you won’t find on summer tires. This provides more bitting edges to grip the snow and ice, and is also another location to collect snow. Zig-zags help minimize the loss in stiffness, however the sipes will still result in more flexible tread blocks. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Compression Ratio - Explained
 
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What is compression ratio? An explanation of compression ratio; what it means and why it is important. Why some cars need premium fuel, and the advantages of a diesel engine. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How To Change & Inspect Spark Plugs
 
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How To Change & Inspect Spark Plugs. How to change spark plugs in an inline four cylinder engine. Changing plugs in a 1999 Acura Integra is a fairly simple job, however there are some tips along the way worth understanding. There’s several things you’ll want to look for while inspecting spark plugs. The electrode may be worn out, you may often see it rounded rather than flat. You want to check the plug gap, using a simple tool. For my car the recommended gap is 1.1 mm, you can check your owners manual for this information. You want to look for oil fouling or carbon deposits around the spark plug tip. It’s also a good idea to inspect the gasket where the plug seals with the head, and make sure the electrode insulator is not cracked. It’s important to replace the plugs with what the manufacturer recommends. NGK recommends not using any anti-seize compounds on the plugs, as the lubricant may cause the installer to over torque the plug. The NGK plugs have a zinc shell plating that is designed to prevent seizure to the cylinder head, as well as prevent corrosion. Often plugs with a shiny appearance have a special coating, thus not requiring the use of anti-seize. Cheaper plugs with a darkened or dull appearance typically will not have a special plating, and in this case it is recommended to use anti-seize. See AutoZone Brand Pages Below: #HoodsUpAmerica https://www.facebook.com/autozone/?fr... https://www.instagram.com/autozone/ https://twitter.com/autozone https://www.youtube.com/user/AutoZone AutoZone Coupon! $5 off a purchase of $25 or more Valid 4/19/16 thru 5/22/16 http://auto.zone/bwfC7 This post was sponsored by AutoZone, but the opinions and content are all my own. And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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5 Reasons Diesel Engines Make More Torque Than Gasoline
 
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Why Do Diesel Engines Make So Much Torque? EE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuo Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJm Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 If you compare gasoline and diesel models of the same vehicle, the diesel engine tends to have far more torque. Why is this? In this video we'll discuss the major differences between diesel and gasoline engines, that result in the diesel engine producing significantly more torque. From the compression ratio, the speed of combustion, the bore vs stroke ratio, the use of turbocharging, and the energy density of diesel, there are many logical reasons why it's chosen for high torque applications. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Turbochargers vs Superchargers - Which Is Better?
 
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What's the difference between a supercharger and a turbocharger? Awesome Car Products: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Related Videos: Turbochargers - http://youtu.be/zenMEj0cAC4 Twin Turbos - http://youtu.be/3wFuR1x-Hes Twin Turbo Diesel - http://youtu.be/DRcmgibm-aA Twin Scroll Turbos - https://youtu.be/T7JTRRlSEYI Variable Geometry Turbochargers - http://youtu.be/hdjsNPeCLQs Twinchargers - http://youtu.be/4birhPB5Twk Superchargers - http://youtu.be/VHXYoY8BvoE Twin-Screw Superchargers - https://youtu.be/8cwE6oF7x4E Centrifugal Superchargers - https://youtu.be/j_m7vqsF2xM What's better, a supercharger or a turbocharger? Well, while they both do a wonderful job of increasing and engine's horsepower, they go about it in quite different ways. The turbocharger relies on exhaust gas pressure to spool up a turbine to deliver more air to the engine. A supercharger on the other hand is driven by an engine belt, which rotates a compressor feeding the engine fresh air. While ultimately both will result in more power, there are advantages to each, such as throttle characteristics, efficiency, torque curve characteristics, engine reliability, and packaging. In this video we'll discuss the pros and cons of running a supercharger or a turbocharger on your car. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Catback Exhaust - Explained
 
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What is a catback? How does a catback increase performance? Catback Product Link - http://amzn.to/1TTRgZe Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Why should you get a catback exhaust kit? This video explains the benefits of a cat back exhausts, using a Yonaka Motorsports sourced cat back exhaust for Acura Integras. Yonaka Motorsports - http://www.yonaka.com/ -- Related Videos -- Performance Exhaust: http://youtu.be/Ivgp1LBsGEQ Exhaust Systems: http://youtu.be/e72Xkf_5VXo Catalytic Converter: http://youtu.be/HADOcrcMikA Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Stop Saying Car Exhausts Need Back Pressure
 
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Why Car Engines Don't Need Back Pressure + Exhaust Scavenging Awesome Car Products: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeringexplained Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 Do cars need back pressure? How should you size an exhaust? What exhaust diameter is too large, or too small? What is exhaust scavenging? What is wave scavenging? Why is exhaust velocity important? Cars don't need back pressure. More specifically, internal combustion engines do not benefit from back pressure in the exhaust. Back pressure is a pressure in the opposite direction to the exhaust's flow. The goal of an exhaust is remove spent combustion gases as quickly and efficiently as possible out of the engine cylinders. Back pressure has the opposite effect, impeding exhaust flow. Exhaust velocity, and exhaust scavenging, however, are highly beneficial. This video will discuss wave scavenging, inertial scavenging, and how exhaust pipe length and diameter play a critical role in exhaust velocity and scavenging effectiveness. Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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4 Reasons Why The Rotary Engine Is Dead
 
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4 Reasons Why The Rotary Engine Is Dead. The Wankel engine was last seen in a production car in the Mazda RX-8, and currently there are no rotary engines in production. Mazda may bring it back in the RX Vision, however there are many disadvantages to the rotary engine which has kept it from being successful. Rotary engines have a low thermal efficiency as a result of a long combustion chamber and unburnt fuel making it to the exhaust. They also have problems with rotor sealing as a result of uneven temperatures in the combustion chamber since combustion only occurs in one portion of the engine. Oil consumption is also a problem, as oil is injected to add lubrication and help keep the rotor sealed. Finally, emissions are poor and fuel economy is terrible, and ultimately this is the cause of it’s death. Related Videos: How Rotary Engines Work - https://youtu.be/sd6pJtR4PaY Rotary Engine Whiteboard - https://youtu.be/umxGxsN5vQM 2016 Mazda Miata Review - https://youtu.be/Wh-BldfPuXo Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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How The Atkinson Cycle Works - Car Engines
 
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How does a hybrid car engine work? The modern Atkinson cycle is used by cars such as the Toyota Prius, Ford C-max and Fusion Hybrids, Lexus CT200h, and Mazda SkyActive engines. The basic difference between the Atkinson cycle and the Otto cycle, is that during the compression stroke, the intake valve is left open for a slight duration, effectively decreasing the compression stroke. This in turn means the expansion ratio is greater than the compression ratio, and results in a greater efficiency of the engine. Related Videos: Hybrid Cars - http://youtu.be/3T5ShFUkeFA Electric Motors: http://youtu.be/ErV5lGVso1w Magnets: http://youtu.be/7nhmJPMi4FU Electromagnets: http://youtu.be/1YSjRrijsRg DC Motors: http://youtu.be/kTkqbcesf10 Electric Cars: http://youtu.be/MWcmUgKP1GU Alternating Currents: http://youtu.be/Pv8WxPsJf4A Regenerative Braking: http://youtu.be/BhOEoXfxHMc Regen Braking Fuel Savings: http://youtu.be/kNDWzFaiDZQ AC Motors: http://youtu.be/C-WIn629d_o Induction Motors: http://youtu.be/EWZkFX48vu0 Batteries: http://youtu.be/vSzmbFf4Pyo Lithium Ion: http://youtu.be/12F8IlrKR40 Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Turbo Lag - The Problem With Turbocharged Cars
 
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What is turbo lag and how does it work? What causes turbo lag? This video explains why it takes time for an engine to build boost and therefore increase power in turbocharged engines. Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, enter for Car of the Month, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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I Bought A Honda S2000 And It's Amazing!
 
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2002 Honda S2000 (AP1) Engineering Review! Subscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7 VTEC Just Kicked In! The S200) features a 2 liter, inline four cylinder with dual overhead cams and the ever-popular VTEC. It produces 240 HP at 8,300 RPM, and 153 lb-ft of torque at 7500 RPM. The engine screams all the way to 9,000 RPM, and had the highest specific output of any naturally aspirated production vehicle on the market when it was released, only to be dethroned by the Ferrari 458 about 10 years later, when they too decided 9,000 RPM was a cool idea. The S2000 incorporates carbon fiber into the cylinder bore liner. Essentially the aluminum alloy is poured over cylinder cores which are made up of aluminum and carbon fibers, and these fibers absorb the molten aluminum. Then the cylinders are bored out, removing most of this material, but leaving a composite cylinder wall about half a millimeter thick. This remaining layer is reinforced with carbon and aluminum fibers, however it’s still integral with the rest of the block. Honda claims this gives it additional strength, and allows for using larger bores within the same size external engine block. The same technology is used in the 3.2L Acura NSX. Keeping strength in mind, the S2000’s pistons are made of forged aluminum, a first for Honda. The transmission had to be designed as compact as possible since the engine is pushed so far back. To do this, Honda kept all six close-ratio speeds and reverse on two parallel shafts to keep the design narrow, and both of these shafts are coupled at the output end, which helps to reduce the load on the gear synchronizers, and thus allows for smaller sized gears. All of the power eventually makes its way back to the rear wheels, the torque split among the tires through a Torsen limited-slip differential. The chassis focuses on keeping the center of gravity low. The vehicle has a 50/50 weight distribution, and you can see the engine is tucked behind the front axle, giving it a lower polar moment of inertia by keeping the mass more central in the vehicle. It also features what Honda calls a high x-bone frame which keeps the car rigid, obviously important for convertibles which don’t have a hard top aiding rigidity. The frame comes in at the front on both sides, comes in through the floor tunnel, and then splits back out at the rear. There are of course side members as well. One of the keys to the x-bone design is that the frame rails at the front and rear are at the same height as the center tunnel, and Honda claims this gives it similar torsional rigidity to a closed top, yet better bending rigidity than open or closed top vehicles. Now with the exception of the aluminum hood, the body is all steel. The suspension up is an “in-wheel double wishbone” design, called this because they’ve shaped the components so much of it can fit within the 16 inch wheels. This helps with packaging, and is a major contributing factor to having a low hood and rear deck line. There’s a double wishbone both up-front and in the rear. The front suspension also has a fairly low roll center, which helps keep the wheel perpendicular to the ground while cornering, and it minimizes suspension jacking and track width changes while cornering which helps with steering feel. And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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Primary Engine Balance - Explained
 
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What is primary balance? Primary engine balancing is balancing the forces that occur once every rotation of the crankshaft. These forces come from reciprocating mass, primarily the pistons moving up and down. It is important to have the primary forces balanced in order to have an engine that does not vibrate. Related Videos Engine Balance - http://youtu.be/aonbwOxooGA Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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