Gearbox Beatdown – Synchromesh vs. Dog Box

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Gearbox Beatdown – Synchromesh vs. Dog Box
Synchromesh vs. Dog Box - Gearbox Beatdown - Import Tuner Magazine
Before decoding synchromesh and dog gearboxes, it is critical to understand the beast.

Before decoding synchromesh and dog gearboxes, it is critical to understand the beast. Itâ??s all about engagement; how the gearsets are selected within the transmission is the difference between synchromesh and a dog box.

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Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Compressor Surge and more – Question It

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Compressor Surge and more – Question It
Compressor Surge and more - Question It - Import Tuner Magazine
This month’s Question It addresses questions about compressor surge, modifying Scion tCs, and idling issues.

Some facts you might not know about our resident tech guru:

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Photo Gallery: Compressor Surge and more – Question It – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Rust-Free Manifold Restoration

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Rust-Free Manifold Restoration
Rust-free Manifold Restoration - Import Tuner Magazine
What are you going to do with that unsightly rusted exhaust manifold that sticks out like a sore thumb? Calyx Manifold Dressing is perfect for manifold restoration.

You spend all night preparing for a car show, your engine and engine bay are perfectly detailed but you still have one problem: What are you going to do with that unsightly rusted exhaust manifold that sticks out like a sore thumb? We found a solution thatâ??s easy to apply, affordable, and most importantly, works with amazing results.

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Photo Gallery: Rust-free Manifold Restoration – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Honda Prelude radiator overheating

Category: Auto Tuning

This is a 2000 Honda Prelude. Its having a problem overheating. The car won”t overheat immediately but takes some time to get hot. The first thing to be checked is the coolant level. The car has to be cooled off to check the coolant level or you can get burned. Carefully open the cap with a rag after your certain its cooled off. If the coolant level is low then fill it up but make sure it’s very cool first or it can crack the cylinder head or engine block causing severe damage. It is possible to simply be low with no other problems. Another possibility is that the coolant is full, then you will need to look at  the thermostat and water pump as possibilities of the problem. This car is eventually running out of coolant slowly and eventually getting hot. Possibilities can range from just a leak to a head gasket leak which would be the worst case. Generally when a head gasket is leaking, with the engine cool, you can take off the radiator cap and it will be bubbling, this generally tells you that the cylinder pressure is getting past the head gasket and leaking into the radiator. This is not always an indicator though.


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How To Cheat An Emissions Test

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How To Cheat An Emissions Test
How To Cheat An Emissions Test - Import Tuner Magazine
In keeping with last monthâ??s theme of testing multiple products rumored to have the same effect on vehicle performance, weâ??ve got our sights set on emissions this time around.

In keeping with last monthâ??s theme of testing multiple products rumored to have the same effect on vehicle performance, weâ??ve got our sights set on emissions this time around.

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Photo Gallery: How To Cheat An Emissions Test – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Ultra Racing Chassis Bars – Project WRX

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Ultra Racing Chassis Bars – Project WRX
Ultra Racing Chassis Bars - Project WRX - Import Tuner Magazine
We combat chassis flex in our Project WRX with some parts from Ultra Racing including fender braces, a strut tower bar, and more.

Chassis flex is the nemesis of any good handling car. Itâ??s no secret that race cars rely on rollcages and/or stitch welding to stiffen the chassis, but the question remains, how rigid should your carâ??s chassis be?

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Photo Gallery: Ultra Racing Chassis Bars – Project WRX – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back

Will These Strip Paint Off Cars? – Fact or Fiction

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Will These Strip Paint Off Cars? – Fact or Fiction
Will These Strip Paint Off Cars? - Fact or Fiction - Import Tuner Magazine
Will these strip paint off cars? We test out cola, bologna, salami, eggs, brake cleaner, and brake fluid.

As much as we love putting shady products to the test, busting their sky-high claims and putting their often fly-by-night manufacturers in check, addressing automotive urban legends is always more fun. Especially those that involve trying to strip paint off helpless, forgotten-about project roadsters . . . with lunch foods. The worst kinds of lunch foods.

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Photo Gallery: Will These Strip Paint Off Cars? – Fact or Fiction – Import Tuner Magazine

Original post by Alternative Fuel News and software by Elliott Back