Idle Air Control Valve Replacement

Category: Auto Tuning

idle air control valve
Does your car idle rough or the speed cycle up and down. You probably have a bad idle air control valve. The only purpose of the idle air control valve is to keep the engine’s idle smooth. The engine’s computer gives the idle air control valve the feedback it needs to hold a constant rpm. The idle will be around 1000 rpm’s when not in gear and around 800 rpm’s in gear. This iac valve is on a Nissan Maxima and is similar to most idle air control valves.

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Mazda Timing Belt Replacement

Category: Auto Tuning

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  Many cars today use timing belts instead of timing chains that were used in the past. Most import automobiles use them and some new domestic autos are switching to them. There are advantages and disadvantages to using timing belts. Timing belts are more quiet than a timing chain. This is good for high performance applications that use knock sensors to detect detonation. The lesser noise minimizes the background noise caused by a timing chain. The downside is that the timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles. A timing chain will generally never need to be replaced. Many times people will wait past 120,000 miles and their belt will break. If the timing belt breaks the car will stop wherever it happens to be. Depending on what type of car you own the timing belt breaking can be very costly.

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Cam Position Sensor Replacement

Category: Auto Tuning

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 This is an article on how to replace a camshaft position sensor on a sunfire or cavalier 2.2 liter engine. The engine uses this for the timing of the engine and without it, the engine may not run at all. The cam position sensor could also intermittenly cause running or starting issues. If the engine backfires from another problem, it could cause the computer to show an error even if the sensor is working correctly. The arrow in the picture points in the general location of the camshaft sensor which is located on the backside of the engine. First you will need to remove the top air hose which is also located in front the arrow.

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Secrets to Achieving Good Soldering – Tricks of the Trade

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Secrets to Achieving Good Soldering – Tricks of the Trade
Secrets to Achieving Good Soldering - Import Tuner Magazine
The most fundamental skill needed to assemble any electronic project is that of soldering.

The most fundamental skill needed to assemble any electronic project is that of soldering. Basic soldering is a skill that’s easy to learn and not too hard to master but misconceptions on the proper procedures also includes many individuals having no clue on where to start. Soldering is accomplished by quickly heating a metal or metallic alloy to join metallic surfaces together. A good soldering job can be rewarding while a poor job can lead to electrical failures and frustration. These steps will help improve soldering skills along with teaching you the basics and importance on how to perfect your soldering skills. Doing the job right the first time eliminates the need for costly rework.

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Tomei-Powered Poncams

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Tomei-Powered Poncams
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Tomei Powered’s newest Poncam camshafts for the 4A-G (AE111 20-valve VVT) engine are regarded as one of the most economical, reliable, easy-to-install camshafts on the market today.

Tomei Powered’s newest Poncam camshafts for the 4A-G (AE111 20-valve VVT) engine are regarded as one of the most economical, reliable, easy-to-install camshafts on the market today. What is a Poncam, you ask? The Poncam name is used by Tomei to describe camshafts, designed as a true “drop-in” application and engineered for use on the stock cylinder head, valvesprings, and ECU without compromising performance gains and improved response over the OEM camshaft for both street and track use.

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Photo Gallery: Tomei-Powered Poncams – Import Tuner Magazine

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’88 Acura Legend Part 1 – Build Log

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’88 Acura Legend Part 1 – Build Log
'88 Acura Legend Part 1 - Import Tuner Magazine
This is going to be an all ’80s buildup, old-school wheels and old-school audio. We’ve got a tape deck and a car phone, too!

People often ask me what kind of car I drive for having the position that I do. Although I have a few other projects, my daily driver is an ’88 Acura Legend. Can you believe I actually looked at Legends for six months before I bought this one? One owner, 70K miles, no accidents, and manual transmission-such a gem. No this isn’t your typical import. I have always liked the body style of this car and simply wanted a different car. This is going to be an all ’80s buildup, old-school wheels and old-school audio. I’ve got a tape deck and a car phone, too! Now I don’t expect anyone to build a Legend, but hopefully this will encourage people to build some cool cars that aren’t too typical.

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Photo Gallery: ’88 Acura Legend Part 1 – Import Tuner Magazine

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Tested: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Tires

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Tested: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Tires
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BFGoodrich’s first-gen g-Force Sport tire has been a popular upgrade within the sport compact market since its debut a few years back.

BFGoodrich’s first-gen g-Force Sport tire has been a popular upgrade within the sport compact market since its debut a few years back. Delivering exceptional performance both in dry and wet weather conditions, the g-Force single-handedly changed the way car enthusiasts viewed performance street tires. That was, until the most recent introduction of the g-Force Sport Comp-2-a tire that BFG claims has been designed from the ground up and perceived as even better.

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Photo Gallery: Tested: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Tires – Import Tuner Magazine

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Intercooler Efficiency, Fluttering BOV, EVO vs. STI and more! – Question It

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Intercooler Efficiency, Fluttering BOV, EVO vs. STI and more! – Question It
Intercooler Efficiency, Fluttering BOV, EVO vs. STI and more! - Import Tuner Magazine
Ask our automotive guru Eric Hsu anything-literally, he’s going to answer every single question, as long as it’s automotive related.

Got a burning question or simply need some advice with problems you’ve encountered while wrenching on your current/future projects? Ask our automotive guru Eric Hsu anything-literally, he’s going to answer every single question, as long as it’s automotive related.

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EVO IX AMS Turbo Upgrade

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EVO IX AMS Turbo Upgrade
EVO IX AMS Turbo Upgrade - Import Tuner Magazine
Considering purchasing a turbo kit for your car can become a daunting task, let alone installing and tuning afterward.

Considering purchasing a turbo kit for your car can become a daunting task, let alone installing and tuning afterward. It can be done right, with rewarding results, but if you are too ambitious or inexperienced, purchasing that kit can result in a huge headache and most likely one or more blown engines.

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2004 Acura TSX Part 2

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2004 Acura TSX Part 2
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Given this is the second part in our two-part Power Pages series for our TSX, weâ??ve found that there are many different routes you can follow when building your TSX.

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