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03-17-2005, 02:40 AM
A few helpful threads to some commonly asked or searched for questions...

Back pressure explained (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=13199)

Cross-drilled rotors, better or not? The REAL story (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85221)

Honda's VTEC explained (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77265)

and one of the most common topics debated and questions asked about... Racing with an automatic transmission (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=250877)

If you feel a topic or thread should be added, please PM myself or another moderator and we'll determine if it's a searched enough topic to add into here. :smile:

03-26-2005, 12:35 PM
From time to time I'll add a link to a post in this message that I think is of profound value. I can't stress it enough, folks. Look through these FIRST to see if your question has already been answered! Don't make me come in there and slap you :) First of all, many of the questions you have can be answered at www.howstuffworks.com (http://www.howstuffworks.com). Its not expected for you to understand everything there first, but I can almost guarantee that someone there has taken weeks to compile, edit, and publish an answer to your question that here we can only spit out a quick reply. This forum is a great place to refine your understanding of what you learn at the How Stuff Works website. Most of these are ones that struck me as important, but if there is one that you want to see, let me know and I'll give it a look-see

Enjoy the links below or I'll have to beat you. :)

Hybrids from an engineering standpoint

Added 4-11-05
Synthetic vs. Regular oil
Mixing Synthetic and Regular

Added 5-3-05
Pulsating brakes and the warped rotors myth
Reading tire sidewalls
Schools for auto training
How to get started in auto tech
How to learn auto tech

Added 9-19-05
Oil Additives
Difference between HP and Torque *excellent info*
Burning AVgas (100LL) in your car debate
Weight reduction and performance/MPG
More Torque/HP debate *another excellent one*

Added 10-20-05
Spark plug tech

Added 1-3-06
Why are there no diesel performance cars in the US?
An excellent discussion of exhaust "backpressure" vs. flow
Calculating flow potential and some theory on flow vs. velocity

Added 2-15-06
To warm up the car, or not warm up the car
Use of A/C and Overdrive and their effect on MPG

Added 2-25-06
Some catalytic converter tech

Added 3-23-06
Interference vs. non-interference motors

Added 11-26-06
The truth about gasoline

Added 12-28-07
More warped rotor discussion
More on Synthetic vs. Conventional oil
Acetylene as a fuel... some good theory and tech here
More on the Hydrogen power myth
Diesel performance vs. Gasoline

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