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Enhancing Engine Performance: Tips Any Driver Can Benefit From

Your car’s engine is responsible for the way the car runs. The engine can either make or break the kind of drive you experience. This is why it is so important to have your engine well maintained. But apart from just keeping the engine well maintained, some enhancements can be made so that the car engine performs even better.

In this article, we will look at these enhancements that can change how your engine performs. So read on and find out what these are.

Using Additives With Engine Oil

It goes without saying that engine oil is really important. Regularly changing the oil should be on the top of your engine maintenance list. The recommended oil change time is after 5000-7000 miles.

When changing the oil, always use good quality engine oil to keep the engine's parts running smoothly. Old oil becomes thick and oxidized, resulting in lowered engine performance because the engine's internal parts don't move as smoothly.

But engine oil is just the basic need of the engine. You need synthetic-formula additives to get the best out of your engine. These additives enhance the functionality of the engine oil you use. Additives help by reducing engine friction and heat and keeping the parts moving for longer without any damage.

Changing The Throttle Body

The throttle body is an important engine component that allows air to enter the engine. Air enters the engine to aid in fuel combustion, which will produce the power that moves the car.

The throttle body controls the amount of air entering the engine. If you’re looking to enhance your engine's performance, changing the throttle body to a larger one will do that. It is said that a larger throttle body will increase an engine's horsepower by 15-25hp.

Fuel Injectors

Fuel injectors are the part that allows fuel to enter the engine so it can burn through combustion. Above, we talked about the throttle body that should be changed for more air to enter the engine. But the throttle body works in tandem with the fuel injector.

So more air means that there needs to be more fuel in the engine to burn; otherwise, the large throttle body goes to waste. So it would help if you changed the fuel injector to allow more volume of fuel in the engine with a larger throttle body. This will allow for more power generation resulting in better performance from your engine.

Fuel-Air Separation System

This enhancement is mainly for diesel engines. Getting a fuel-air separation system will allow pure diesel to reach the engine, which will make the combustion process more efficient. And as the combustion process becomes more efficient, you have better mileage and more power.

Diesel has water vapor mixed in it that needs to be separated to allow for better combustion. Using a good quality Fuel Air separation system will allow clean, pure diesel to enter the engine. Doing so will enhance the performance of the diesel engine.

Engine Maintenance

Just adding modifications to the engine isn't going to cut it. When talking about increased engine performance, you need to make sure that first, you can maintain the engine properly. This includes regular oil changes.

With regular oil changes, you also need to change the oil filter. The oil filter catches dirt and debris from the engine oil and ensures that pure engine oil is going into the engine. The filter, over time, becomes clogged and needs to be changed.

Similarly, the air filter on top of the engine needs to be changed. The air filter allows the movement of air into the engine for combustion. A dirty filter will hinder the movement of air into the engine causing inefficient combustion of fuel.

Cold Air Intake

A cold air intake system is a great modification to enhance the engine's performance. The cold air intake system works on the idea that cold is denser than warm air. The denser air allows for efficient fuel burning in the engine, thus producing more power.

The cold air intake system has a larger air filter than the stock air filter in cars. The larger air filter allows for an even larger quantity of air to enter the engine.

This system also changes the path the air takes to reach the engine. In a stock system, the air moves through pipes where it slows down and reaches the engine slowly. The path is shortened with the CAI system, so air reaches the engine quickly.

Tips For Drivers To Increase Engine Lifespan

Apart from engine maintenance and engine modifications. Another way to enhance the engine's performance is by driving the car in a more engine-friendly manner. Let’s take a look at what these driving tips are:

Drive at a decent speed: It may be very tempting to drive fast, but this puts a lot of stress on your engine and increases the wear on its internal parts. The ideal speed for cruising should be 50-60 mph. If you increase this cruising speed to 70mph, your engine needs to produce 160% more horsepower. Imagine the level of strain being put on the engine. So drive at a decent speed

If you live in a cold climate, you need to make sure that you give your engine time to warm up: But leaving the car idle isn’t the best way to warm the engine. Since an idle engine isn’t doing anything, it will take a long time to warm up. The best way is to wait about 30 seconds and then drive slowly, warming up the engine faster

If you drive a manual car, shift the gears properly: Don't shift gears late in order to reach higher speeds; this will put stress on the engine

Final Thoughts

So there you go; we hope these engine modification and enhancement tips have helped you. You can implement these to get the most out of your car's engine. Remember that the engine needs a lot of attention because it is a crucial component of the car.

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