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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 2.0-liter and with power outputs ranging from about 170 to a bit over 300 horsepower. It also has a unique exhaust manifold... read more

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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


 
Engineering Explained is testing their newly installed Honda S2000 rear differential

Can a gearing change make your car quicker?

If you change your car's gearing, can you make it quicker? The simple answer is yes. More aggressive gearing creates a quicker car but not a faster car. A gearing change will... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
S2000 Rear Differential Install

How to install a rear differential in a Honda S2000

Engineering Explained is back with a new video, this time on how to replace the rear differential in a Honda S2000. In this case, the swap stems from our host, Jason Fenske... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
Holley carburetor rebuild

Watch a Holley carburetor rebuild in 3 minutes

Time-lapse magic returns from Hagerty—the number one insurer of classic cars—this time involving the teardown of a Holley carburetor. Before the days of fuel... read more April 16, 2017 by


 
Ford Thunderbird Transmission Rebuild

Watch a Ford Thunderbird transmission rebuild in 5 minutes

The magic of technology can make nearly anything look as simple as tying your shoes. We assure you, rebuilding a transmission is not easy, and it certainly cannot be done in... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
How hot does an exhaust system get?

This is how hot your exhaust system can get

When your car is running, your exhaust system takes the hot waste gas from the engine and expels it out the series of tubes bolted to the underside of your vehicle. From your... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the reasons why you should buy good tires

Here’s why you shouldn’t skimp on tires

When you buy a new car, the odds are good that it's going to come with solid tires. If that new car you're buying is a sports car or performance-oriented model, then the odds... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Engine with oil video

What happens when an engine runs without oil?

It’s one of those crazy thoughts which has really no way for the average person to go about solving: what happens if an engine runs without any oil flowing through it... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Engineering Explained returns to correctly answer why the Koenigsegg Regera doesn’t have a transmission. Bad math. It happens to the best of us, even our friend Jason... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
 

 
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