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Understanding The Ford 4.6l/5.4l 3v Sohc V8

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I was visiting Ford’s Vehicle Operations (Pilot Plant) in 2002 with a Ford engineering buddy of mine when he decided to show me Ford’s all-new F-150, which was scheduled to debut for 2004. There were several F-150 pilot units on the floor, which had been bucked and built for engineering purposes: proper fitment, function, quality, and shakedown. More...

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By Lawana Perkins On Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Exclusive Insights Into The Development And Testing Of The Glc F-Cell

Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimler’s powertrain strategy. Mercedes-Benz has already gathered experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations. To date, the More...

2017 Mustang GT 5.0L engines
By Heather Platt On Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Ford Performance Introduces The Coyote Power Module

Since STREET RODDER magazine began the growth in the availability of hobby-related products has been phenomenal. Back when the magazine began we were all grateful when disc brake kits and wiring harnesses appeared, More...

2018 Honda Accord Loses V-6
By Lawana Perkins On Monday, June 12th, 2017

2018 Honda Accord Loses V-6 in Favor Of New 2.0-Liter Turbo-Four

Honda announced that it will replace the V-6 at the top of the 2018 Accord’s lineup with a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo-four tuned to deliver torque at very low RPMs. It will be paired with either a manual More...

Safety Paradox
By Lawana Perkins On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Safety Paradox: More Technology Means More Totaled Cars

Cars today are bristling with new safety systems – technology meant to help you avoid a crash or survive it. But expanded use of those systems has created a consequence that might surprise you: If you’re More...

the V8 engine
By Heather Platt On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Are Fuel Efficiency Standards Killing The Traditional American V8?

Chevrolet began production of the original small-block V8 engine for the 1955 model year and effectively kicked off what would become a more-than-60-year love affair among Americans. Since its initial debut, the More...

Honda Innovation Delivers 10 Speeds, No Clutch Pedal
By Heather Platt On Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Honda Innovation Delivers 10 Speeds, No Clutch Pedal

Honda’s new automatic transaxle revives the company’s dormant spirit of invention. During much of this past decade, it seemed as if Honda had taken a break from stretching technological boundaries. The arrival More...

Car Battery Charger
By Heather Platt On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Car Battery Charger vs Jump Starting a Battery Pros & Cons

Failing to reach your desired destination due to a faulty battery is never a pleasant task. You try to ignite the engine, but the vehicle doesn’t have the required power to start. Some people are prepared for More...

By Heather Platt On Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The Diesel is The Enthusiast’s Chevy Cruze

General Motors powertrain boffins are very enthusiastic about the new 1.6-liter Ecotec turbodiesel that is available in the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. And why not? It has an aluminum block that weighs 44 pounds less More...

Mazda's Next-Gen Skyactiv Engine
By Lawana Perkins On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Mazda’s Next-Gen Skyactiv Engines Will Drop Spark Plugs In Favor Of High Compression

Homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI, is the black art of of internal combustion engines that aims to produce diesel-like fuel efficiency for the cost of gasoline. Although some of its competitors have More...

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