Interesting or educational articles, videos etc.
"How stuff works"
(does not fit into 'News' topic)
I was never able to quite visualize how a differential works until seeing this recent film:
Idle fuel consumption. (8 minute video)
Idling 4 different cars for 2 hrs, and measuring how much fuel they burn
2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback
2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost
2019 Subaru Outback XT
2008 Ford F150 XL Triton
I showed this video to my girlfriend when I was describing ignition timing and how engines work. She's not really into engines, but she likes old cars. She remembers the roles Posi-Trac and ignition timing play in the movie My Cousin Vinny. Haha. This is a pretty well made, in-depth video. She asked if ignition timing is similar to sewing machine timing. She likes sewing, and this was something she could associate it with. I would say yes, it is.
How fuel pump nozzles and the automatic shut-off work.
Why humans are no match for ABS -
Interesting video if you want to nerd out on tires. The technology that goes into the tread patterns etc.
I've always liked the '08 and up Challengers, however I would never buy one due to their general lack of quality.
I found this explanation for the Hemi camshaft failures interesting:
The 1st automobiles, octane rating and gasoline additives.
Interesting video about the development and future of battery technology. (touches cars too)
Various engine parts made transparent, so you can see how they work inside live on camera.
Why Chrysler muscle cars suffered from spun bearings on hard acceleration and Chevy came out on top:
Be careful buying classic cars! (Modern ones too!) Dealer/flipper disaster...
Not strictly auto related, though many concepts do transfer. Engineering geeks will love this.
It's an hour long breakdown of how the Apollo mission heavy lifters work, by one of the engineers.
I love hearing about the precise craftsmanship that went into this thing, and how they overcame the technical obstacles that came up.
This thing needs separate jet engines just to inject the tons of fuel that the rocket needs! So cool
Gasket maker tested.
Debunking Hydrogen combustion
If only we had some kind of fuel that was energy dense, stable at room temperature, quick to refuel, and cheap to produce and use. Something that already conveniently captured millions of years of the sun's energy, it's made from plants (biofuel), and stored it away neatly in the ground, ready to take out and use ...
The latest rage in automotive cosmetic products.
Does it live up to the hype?
No. Unsurprisingly, it's a big fat scam.
Fuel Injectors in slow motion
What is gasoline? Did you know that it was once considered waste?
nice torque converter explanation video the car care nut just put out, including why some Toyotas get shudder.
The Car Care Nut - 10 car myths
0:29 Can you switch oil types
2:14 Should you turn off AC when shutting car off
4:35 Is it harmful to overfill the fuel tank
6:33 Should you put Nitrogen in your tires
9:41 Should you use high octane fuel
0:21 Should you warm up your car
2:29 Do auto start/stop system damage your vehicle
5:15 Lifetime fluids
7:07 Should you break in your new car
9:37 Should you use stop-leak products
This is a kind documentary on why GDI engines are bad over the long term, besides carbon building up on valves. It's actually pretty interesting. Engineering Explained teaches it.
This clever fella built a replica V8 engine out of plexiglass so you can see inside and see how everything moves together. Nice little educational demo.
The carbon fibre AWD Cutlass is cool too.
This came up as a suggested watch, regarding piston rings. Seemingly simple devices are in reality quite complex. Owners of more recent Kias and Hyundais that burn oil may consider is to be helpful. It all comes down to the piston rings.
(1) The Story Of Fuel Injection - YouTube Here's a video about fuel injection. I read today that the later models of the B-29, specifically the B-29s which dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had crude forms of fuel injection.