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  • Guide to Exhausts

    Guide to Exhausts

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th January 2012

    All you need to know about exhausts, manifolds, down pipes, back boxes. catalytic converters and de-cat pipes.



    Glenn Rowswell on 5th January 2012

    As you already know, an engine’s ECU controls everything from immobilising the engine to optimising fuel economy. Fair play, like, but this is Fast Car magazine: we don’t do MPG, we do BHP and torques!

  • Guide to Superchargers

    Guide to Superchargers

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th January 2012

    SUPERCHARGERS – HISTORY Almost unbelievably, peeps were supercharging things like blast furnaces in the 18th century, and Gottlieb Daimler received a German patent for supercharging an internal combustion engine as far back as 1885. Mercedes were one of the first…

  • Guide to Throttle Bodies

    Guide to Throttle Bodies

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th January 2012

    What are throttle bodies? And what do they do? All is answered here...

  • Guide to Turbos

    Guide to Turbos

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th January 2012

    TURBOS – HISTORY All hail the great man Alfred Büchi who invented the turbocharger and received a patent for his efforts in 1905. The technology was introduced into aircraft development way before it hit the automotive market. The first to…