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Do I Really Need Premium Gas?

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Do I Really Need Premium Gas?
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Cost is often the first thing that comes to mind when motorists think of gasoline. Many will drive halfway across town to save a couple cents per gallon. Additionally, purchasing regular-grade fuel to save money can be an exercise in false economy, especially if your vehicle is designed for premium gas. Continue Reading...

8 Great V8 Swaps – The Short List

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A V8 swap isn’t for the faint of heart. Continue Reading...

Ford Building New Big-Block V8 for Heavy Trucks: Here’s a Deep Dive for Engine Nerds

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We have the scoop on all the engineering details on this new engine. Continue Reading...

Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?

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Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?
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In the race to improve efficiency and cut emissions, more and more automakers are turning to forced induction as a way of increasing fuel economy without sacrificing drivability. Continue Reading...

Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines?

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Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines?
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Direct injection offers numerous benefits over port fuel delivery but could it be a bigger headache than it’s worth? Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines

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Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines
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It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Best Engines of 2014

Top 10 Best Engines of 2014
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Since 1999, Engine Technology International Magazine has awarded the International Engine of the Year Award and this year’s winners have been announced. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift
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Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches
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In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal
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Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...
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