Can you relate?
In the land of heavy traffic and scarce parking, getting a motorcycle just seems too tempting. So you did your research, took a Motorcycle Riding Safety Course, made paalam kay misis, and if lucky, finally purchased your own motorcycle. Next thing you
The company will continue to fight to save it from extinction
Way back in 1947, Enzo Ferrari's first road car (the 125 S) used a compact little 1.5-liter V12 that produced a nifty 118hp. In the years that have followed, V12s of ever-increasing displacement and power outputs have been
See if your favorite engine made the cut
The International Engine of the Year Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018, and to celebrate, the people behind the awards created One Award To Rule Them All (or at least, before the next anniversary rolls around). It was called 'Best of
Catch the issue before it’s too late
There's a red warning light on the gauge cluster of many cars that looks somewhat like a teapot with a drop near the spout. Obviously, it's not a teapot-it's an old-fashioned oil can. This particular warning light
It might be time to have it replaced
Most modern engines operate with what's known as fuel injection. This process puts fuel into an internal combustion engine via fuel injectors. Essentially, it atomizes the fuel under high pressure through a small nozzle. The system, which is controlled by the
A problem you should definitely fix
Hear that? That knocking sound from under your hood?Okay, we hope you don't actually hear anything aside from the sound of your engine running smoothly. But alas, as any car owner knows, things can and do break down as your
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
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