Articles about Engine Performance

The pros and cons of each system
The continuous progress and expansion of modern society in a finite world have put a strain on what limited resources we have, and have brought on irreversible environmental consequences. Looking into the future, our demand for more energy to light up our
It depends on your DIY skills
Good day!What should I do with a car that hasn't been used for a very long time? How do I revive a vehicle which has been dormant for two years?Wilfred A. Sell it.Just kidding.Some of us become
Don't go overboard
Hi, Sir Botchi! I currently own a 2017 Hyundai Accent E with a gasoline engine. I'm planning to do some upgrades to add power to it. What would you suggest that I do with it?Thanks!Baxx Baxx,I've never
Avoid those unwanted shivers
Engine vibration can be rather annoying, but there are ways to make your powertrain feel new and running smoothly again regardless of its age. The first step in addressing excessive engine vibration is to determine the cause. Once the cause is determined,
As well as an extended engine warranty
Earlier today, Shell launched its Helix Ultra fully synthetic natural gas-based engine oil with PurePlus technology. The company claims that the new product is longer-lasting and provides improved protection against corrosion and damage--32% less oil degradation, 50% less evaporation,
The owner works abroad
I want to ask about the oil change of turbodiesel engines. We've been using fully synthetic in our 2015 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. After how many months or kilometers should we have it changed? We only use the vehicle when we go
Have this checked sooner rather than later
Hi Top Gear Philippines!My wife has a Suzuki Celerio AT 2011. The engine is vibrating like hell, particularly when idle and shifting gears. Can you help with this?Concerned husbandHi,If I recall correctly, your wife's Suzuki Celerio has a
The hows and whys of this tool
The internal combustion engine (ICE) is a marvelous thing, harnessing the power of liquid hydrocarbons-ergo: gasoline or diesel fuel-to create motive force for motor vehicles. But over the years, after hundreds of thousands of kilometers and millions of engine revolutions,
The fix can be time-consuming
Hi Ferman Lao,My 2011 Toyota Corolla Altis M/T 1.6G is producing a foul smell from its exhaust. It started in 2014. Then, one of the ignition coils died while I was driving. I replaced just the busted unit despite "
Here are a few fixes
Dear Ferman, I live in Pakistan where we are always deprived of technical assistance and technology. Usually we don't get to see cars with newer engines or the latest tech, but recently Honda has launched a popular variant of the new
It's not just your engine oil that needs changing
I change the oil of my car every 5,000km. Overkill? Hardly. Driving in Manila's stop-and-go traffic can be really tough on a car's engine. But there is more to maintaining your ride. Transmission and differential oil needs
Better performance, less fuel
We're sure that many of you are familiar with the BMW M4 GTS and its 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged mill. As we mentioned last year, the car's engine features a revolutionary water-injection system, which raises its performance
2016 International Engine of the Year
It was a little over a year ago when BMW took home the coveted 2015 International Engine of the Year award. Bagging top honors was the ultra-high-tech 1.5-liter three-cylinder hybrid that powered the sporty yet efficient i8
Most powerful unit of revered motor line
Chevrolet has been known for churning out engines known as the "small-block" series. Since its inception in the '50s, this motor has gone through several generations and has powered many Chevrolet vehicles such as the Suburban, the Camaro and the Corvette.
See the complete list of winners
For three straight years, Ford's brilliant 1.0-liter EcoBoost motor reigned as International Engine of the Year. But BMW, no stranger to winning awards for its great engines, eclipsed Ford's mighty mill by a few points this year. In
Our tech guru has the answers to your questions
Hi, Top Gear. I just picked up my Ford EcoSport. I asked my sales agent what kind of gasoline I could fill up with, and she said unleaded fuel. So I loaded P1,000 worth of 91-octane unleaded gas. When I
Because regular oil just won't cut it
Porsche's North American division has come out with its own engine oil designed specifically "for air-cooled flat-four and flat-six Porsche engines."Developed in collaboration with the Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany, the Porsche Classic Motor Oil is
Maximizing fuel to the very last drop
Toyota will introduce 14 new engine variants to its vehicles by 2015, which the Japanese carmaker promises will be at least 10% more fuel-efficient than the ones in its current vehicles.According to Toyota, the new engines "leverage combustion and loss-
Our tech guru has the answers
Dear Mr. Lao:I am a regular reader of Top Gear Philippines, and I always look forward to reading your column.I would like to ask your opinion about my 2006 Hyundai Starex CRDi with automatic transmission. I have two problems:1.
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