Articles about Engine

Seven and a half minutes of time-lapse awesomeness
Got seven minutes spare? Good. Because thanks to the power of time lapse, that's all you need to see a Top Fuel dragster's 11,000hp engine completely stripped down and rebuilt. It's also remarkably satisfying. And quite mesmerizing. Like
Sacrilege? We think not
Good things, we suspect. Welcome, one and all, back to Japan-a land filled with amazing cars and amazing people who tune cars. And this one's Amazing. Cap A.It is, in short, a classic Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (rolling alongside
And we hope they put it in this car
Brilliant news, everyone-Mazda has announced it plans to develop new six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.Well, we say 'announced.' The news actually comes from a presentation delivered to investors and uploaded to Mazda's website (slide 26, if you're
We want some wild ideas, please
Last week, we brought you news that Nismo's Heritage people are now offering up brand-new cylinder blocks and cylinder heads for the RB26DETT. That's the twin-turbo straight-six motor powering three generations of Nissan Skyline: the R32, the
Still some kinks to sort out, we guess
Well, that didn't take long.Do you recall the drift-spec A90 Toyota Supra that had its 3.0-liter turbo swapped with the MkIV's legendary 2JZ engine (and one tuned to churn out 800hp at that)? We reported it
And should I worry?
There are many reasons your car's check-engine light turns on after you fuel up. It could be a loose gas cap, a gasket gone bad on said gas cap, or a damaged vacuum hose, among others.Modern cars (mostly those
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
A reader asks for help
How do I properly open and close the hood of our car?MarkHi, Mark. Cars have gotten very reliable these days that opening and closing the hood (engine cover) is something that many owners might rarely think of. It's entirely possible
And is there such a thing as too much?
Recently, I edited a story that mentioned how notable an achievement the Bugatti Veyron's 1,000+hp was over a decade ago. That was amazing considering that a decade prior, the output of the McLaren F1, the car Bugatti dethroned as
We drive Mazda’s Skyactiv-X and see the brand’s future, too
Mazda is a relatively small company-at least when compared to giants Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Nissan-but its size does have advantages. Over at the Hiroshima-based manufacturer's headquarters, concept cars become a reality relatively quickly, and technical innovations make
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,
Is a modification needed?
Hi Top Gear!I've been following your site for years, even before I bought my first car and I've got to say that you guys are a godsend! Especially for us first timers. So thank you.I'm currently working
Proper tuning may be in order
Hi, Ferman.I read your reply to a query about engine backfire, and I would like to ask for your expert advice on how to fix this for my car. I drive a Hyundai Eon and to answer one of your questions
Is this an electrical or mechanical issue?
I own a Honda Civic 2007 FD MT. Lately the check engine light always turns on. When it starts from cold, there is no issue. But when I turn off the engine after a drive and then turn it on, it will
Is it a myth?
For those of you who have never heard of the 'Italian tune-up,' we don't blame you at all. Chances are you are much younger than the average age in the pool of grizzled Top Gear PH journalists. We can hear
Going turbo might have been a good move after all
Ferrari is once again king under the hood. The results of the 2017 International Engine of the Year awards have finally been released, and the Italian supercar maker nabs top honors for the second year in a row with its 660hp 3.
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
A spectacular mechanical failure
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Top tip: a sure-fire (ha) sign you've overworked your engine is the eruption of smoke and flames as it explodes through your
EU neighbors urged to do the same
If you live in Germany, chances are your internal-combustion-powered car could soon go the way of the dinosaur. In a bid to clean up the ill-effects of fossil-fuel emissions that have damaged the atmosphere and the climate, German
Fuel efficiency without sacrificing power
The Range Rover Sport has been branded as a capable off-roader with a hint of sports car-like performance. But is that all there really is to the legendary Range Rover's more agile sibling? According to Land Rover, the answer
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