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How combustion engines work

So how do you make a car go faster? Aside from pushing the accelerator pedal harder there are some basic things that can be done. The internal combustion engine works on the principle suck, bang, blow. Air is drawn in to the engine (this is the suck stage) then it is mixed with Fuel and compressed – then along comes a bright spark and the Bang is achieved – releasing all that compressed energy which forces the air out of the engine along the exhaust this is the Blow stage.


It is possible to blow huge amounts of money on a car ruining it and ending up with a fuel drinking stodgy bone shaker that looks like a Christmas tree from last year. This guide is intended to assist you in deciding which mods to do and gives a realistic opinion of what the car will end up like and gives a common sense guide on the pitfalls to avoid and common mistakes.
Track cars are rebuilt each time they are raced and they are set up for optimum conditions on the flat surface of the track - we have to tune our cars to work for a year without a service, run over potholes and speed humps and cope with a variety of weather conditions and loads. We need to establish the sensible mods that will cope with everyday driving but help you to get the maximum enjoyment from it.

Feel free to use our BHP increase calculator to guide you further

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Alfa romeo Tuning
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Classic Ford Tuning
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Jaguar Tuning
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Nissan Tuning
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Peugeot 206 Tuning

Peugeot Tuning
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Use of this site: Please treat the information on this site as purely speculative – the articles are contributed and we are unable to verify the accuracy of them. We accept no responsibility for damage caused due to following a recommendation made on this site. It is your responsibility to check and verify any article with a qualified mechanic before undertaking work or following instructions. Something suitable for one model of car may be completely unsuitable for another – so we can only give generic theory hoping to appeal to our wide audience. We particularly advise caution following comments made in the forum – the 12 year experienced mechanic offering advice could turn out to be a 13 year old lad with a car magazine as his knowledge. Please drive sensibly we do not endorse speeding on the public highway or driving recklessly or in a manner than could endanger life or property. Save racing for the track and keep the roads safe.



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