Category: Engines


  Over the last 60 years, there have been hundreds of engines to debut onto the car market. However, some engines have proved to be more beloved that others. Check out five of the most successful car engines ever built. Honda V-Tec Engine When the Honda V-Tec engine first hit the streets, car ... Read More
June 30, 2015Anthony Luna


As we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday, we all had a chance to think on the things that are possible in this country because of the military.  We have opportunities and freedoms that were, before the founding of this country, pretty much unheard of.  But beyond liberties and safeties, the existence ... Read More
May 26, 2015Anthony Luna


If you think you have problems with getting heated and blowing up at people, imagine what a 2-ton car would do if it lost its cool.  If your engine overheats, it could quite literally blow its ... Read More
May 19, 2015Anthony Luna


  In a country where anything bigger has long been presumed superior, such value statements are being tried yet again.  The USA is finding that downsizing engines is not so horrible as was once presumed; in fact, for the most part, Americans are gladly taking ... Read More
April 21, 2015Anthony Luna


A turbine functions as a high speed device driven by the exhaust gases of an engine. Two parts exist the turbine and the compressor. The gases become directed to a compressor through an ambient air inlet, pass through a wheel and funnel out into the turbine section. The exhaust gases ... Read More
November 13, 2013Anthony Luna


  If you hopped in your car and turned the key but nothing happened, or if you suddenly started seeing smoke pouring out of your hood, or if your engine has ever sputtered and died, you might have a bit of a problem.  You see, engines aren't really supposed to do ... Read More
April 3, 2013Anthony Luna


  You step into the car and turn the key.  Nothing happens.  Which is when you realize that your headlights were on all night and your battery is drained.  Now your car will never start!  But wait... why do you need the battery to start the car anyway?   The Key to the ... Read More
March 30, 2013Anthony Luna


  If you're like most people, you're used to jumping in your car and turning it on, without a thought to how the engine makes everything work.  If you want to find out how this actually works, well, that's what we're discussing now.  In our last post, we talked about how... Read More
March 27, 2013Anthony Luna


  A short while ago, we posted about the powerful, smaller, turbo-charged engines that are becoming so popular with car companies.  Ford, for example, has its 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine in most of its cars.  Or a look at the specs on the most popular cars of ... Read More
February 8, 2013Anthony Luna



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  Continuing the best-selling list, here are the 5th and 6th most popular cars of 2012.   6.  Nissan Altima   The Altima is a well-built, smooth sedan, MSRP starting $21,760.  The Altima features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and gets 27/38 mpg.  It boasts a few tech innovations like moving-object detection ... Read More
January 9, 2013Anthony Luna