Engineering Explained

 
Mazda HCCI engine

Here's how Mazda's HCCI engine works

Mazda took the industry by storm when earlier this month it announced plans to introduce gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines in 2019. HCCI engines are typically referred to as the holy grail of internal-combustion engine technology since they're extremely... read more

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How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
5 things you know if you want to turbocharge your car

5 ways to prepare your car for turbocharging

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is once again joined by his friend Charles from Humble Mechanic in this latest informative video which looks at forced induction... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown... read more July 23, 2017 by


 
Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive technology

Here's how Subaru's 4 all-wheel-drive systems work

Subaru has carved a niche in the vast automotive industry by doing one thing: equip every single car it sells with an all-wheel-drive system. That's minus the BRZ, of course... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained looks at Subaru boxer engine

Learn how Subaru's Boxer engine works via this 3-D printed working model

The term is thrown around often, but what actually constitutes Subaru's "boxer" engine? With the insightful mind of Jason Fenske and a 3-D printed model of a 4-cylinder boxer... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained examines performance brake rotors

Do performance brake rotors have better cooling?

The upgrades continue for the Engineering Explained Honda S2000. The YouTube channel's host, Jason Fenske, is using his yellow sports car for more than just whipping around... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Why does Volkswagen have a water-cooled exhaust?

Why does Volkswagen have a water-cooled exhaust?

The Volkswagen Group loves its EA888 engine, found in popular models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3. This is the turbocharged inline-4 available as a 1.8-liter or a... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
How 4WD works

How 4WD works: 4Hi vs 4Lo vs 2Hi

A modern vehicle can do a number of things for its driver. It can regulate traction, keep your braking pressure from locking your stoppers up, and make sure your engine... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
VW VR6 Engineering Explained

Why the Volkswagen VR6 engine is likely dying

The Volkswagen VR6 has been an incredible addition to the vast timeline of automotive engines. It saves space like an inline 4-cylinder, yet allows for increased power and... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Do wider tires equal more grip?

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
Nissan Titan Engineering Explained

How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and... read more May 29, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained Lamborghini active aero

How the active aerodynamic system works on the Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante is the king of the Nürburgring. It currently holds the track's quickest lap time of 6:52.01, and it ousted the Porsche 918... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Are winter tires good in summer Engineering Explained

What happens when you run winter tires in the summer?

By this point, as we enter the middle of May, most drivers who use soft-compound winter tires have likely switched them out for a set of all-season rubber, or even some... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
How to fix a speedometer engineering explained

How to fix a misreading speedometer

It's a problem many may not know they're experiencing until flashing lights in the rearview mirror tell them otherwise. How do you know if your vehicle is reading an accurate... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
How do disconnecting sway bars work?

How disconnecting sway bars work

You off-roaders out there know all about disconnecting your own sway bars. You crave articulation, and you'll disconnect parts of your vehicle to get it. For those who don't... read more April 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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