Subaru Oil System Upgrades – Tricks Of The Trade

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Subaru Oil System Upgrades – Tricks Of The Trade
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The Subaru EJ engine is notorious for oiling problems. From spun rod/crank bearings to occasional faulty oil pickup units, this engine has been begging for an aftermarket fix to prevent such mishaps from occurring.

Lateral and longitudinal forces from turns, acceleration, and braking, especially in drifting and road race vehicles, could push oil around the floor and up the side of the pan, starving the pickup under high-rpm/high-lateral g conditions. This is a common problem for high-performance engines. The Subaru EJ engine is notorious for oiling problems. From spun rod/crank bearings to occasional faulty oil pickup units, this engine has been begging for an aftermarket fix to prevent such mishaps from occurring. Killer B Motorsport out of Waynesboro, VA, specializes in aftermarket Subaru components. KBM offers a number of upgraded oiling parts, including a more robust oil pickup, oil pan baffle, and larger-capacity oil pan.

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Rotary Engine Upgrades and More – Question It

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Rotary Engine Upgrades and More – Question It
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Got a burning question or simply need some advice with problems youâ??ve encountered while wrenching on your current/future projects?

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

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HKS EVC 6 Boost Controller – A New Era In Boost Controllers

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HKS EVC 6 Boost Controller – A New Era In Boost Controllers
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HKS celebrates the 24th anniversary of the original Electronic Valve Controller (EVC) with an all-new EVC Boost Controller model.

HKS celebrates the 24th anniversary of the original Electronic Valve Controller (EVC) with an all-new EVC Boost Controller model. The HKS EVC 6 Boost Controller is the latest version of the popular EVC lineup and is considered by many as one of the best boost controllers currently on the market. The original EVC released in â??87 was the first commercially available electronic boost controller that helped revolutionize turbocharged vehicles.

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Stillen VQ37 Supercharger System

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Stillen VQ37 Supercharger System
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After more than a year of development and testing, Stillen announces its CARB approval of their Nissan 370Z (Z34) G37 Supercharger system.

After more than a year of development and testing, Stillen announces its CARB approval of their Nissan 370Z (Z34) G37 Supercharger system. The 50-state legal kit goes without notice as the company that has brought many â??firstsâ? in our industry including the first CARB-legal forced-induction solution for the Z33 350Z is among one of many groundbreaking accomplishments Stillen has achieved within its 25 years of business. The Nissan/Infiniti VQ37 supercharger system helps add some serious gusto to your ride by increasing horsepower from 282 to over 416 whp (depending on vehicle and modifications) on 91-octane pump gas. Unlike Stillenâ??s supercharger kit for the old VQ35 engine that required a custom cowl-type hood for clearance, the new supercharger kit is compact enough that all the hardware squeezes within the confines of the engine bay and is designed to fit with a stock 370Z or G37 hood to give the car a factory appearance. Each kit comes with a quiet, self-lubricated Vortech V-3 centrifugal supercharger, custom cast-aluminum intake manifold, complete air-to-water intercooler system, as well as an ECU reflash, datalogger, and diagnostic scanner. The supercharger system is designed to work with both automatic and six-speed vehicles, including convertible and all-wheel-drive models. This kit is designed for specific owners who want big horsepower gains and are not worried about legality or warranties.

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Mazda 2 B-Spec Race Car – 411

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Mazda 2 B-Spec Race Car – 411
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Mazda Motorsports has just released their B-Spec kits for the Mazda 2. We might not have the N1 race like in Japan, but the B-Spec class might be the ticket for small compact car racers.

Mazda Motorsports has just released their B-Spec kits for the Mazda 2. This means that you can buy an affordable car from the factory and compete in a more affordable race class within SCCA. Limited modification of the cars will allow for drivers to really test their skills against others. Honda Performance Development has also released their Fit B-Spec to compete in the race as well. The Mazda 2 B-Spec kit will come with Bilstein shocks, stiffer springs, rear sway bar, exhaust, Hawk DTC-60 brake pads, high-performance air filter, oil cooler, and A/C delete. The kit from Mazda is $2,600. Safety equipment like race bucket seats, rollcage, and harness will be an additional cost. Other B-Spec segment cars would be the Toyota Yaris and the Nissan Versa. We might not have the N1 race like in Japan, but the B-Spec class might be the ticket for small compact car racers.
www.mazdamotorsports.com

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Salt flat Monster – Question It

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Salt flat Monster – Question It
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Eric answers questions about a Geo Metro Salt Flat Monster, hose clamps, and more in this month’s Question It.

Eric would like to wish everyone belated happy holidays with his friendly smile and cheerful demeanor. Technically, this issue hits newsstands in February, but in the magazine world . . . weâ??re still stuck in Decemberâ??the month to be joyous and festive. Eric forewarns those in the gift-giving mood to resist buying knock-off parts for friends and family. â??If youâ??re going to buy cheap Chinese knock-off crap, buy an egg timer or chopsticks. Not engine components. Happy holidays!â?

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Pride Comes Before A Fall

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Pride Comes Before A Fall
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Why is it that people who are self-proclaimed â??car enthusiastsâ? do this sort of thing to their so-called pride and joy?

Car enthusiasts aplenty, it seems as though many women feel the need to proclaim they work on their cars themselves to prove that they are one among men. Much of this stems from the way guys argue that working on their ride is a key part of being a car enthusiast. This is a popular topic on many online forums, e.g. discussions on the latest mods being done and responses including: â??Did you do this yourself?â?

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