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Chevrolet car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Chevrolet from small engined family cars to large engined sports cars, v block engines, hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

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The particulate filter is a stand alone unit. It is located upstream of the cat in the exhaust system and its purpose is to remove soot particles from the gas stream. The cat the proceeds to do its usual job of converting CO to CO2 and is in no way dependent or relied upon by the particulate filter.

In diesels the cats are two way devices and run in unregulated mode (ie. no O2 sensor like a petrol car). Read More...

Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains. Read More...

Remote turbo charger kits

"Remote turbo – local power"

There is a growing trend in the car tuning community of adding a remote turbo to a car.

We take a look at this modification and look at the pros and cons of remote turbos.

A conventional turbo is fitted pretty much on the engine in line with the exhaust header manifold.

A remote turbo is fitted much further down the exhaust than a convention turbo which is typically located in the engine bay.… Read More...

Fitting a remote turbo charger kits Read More...

Flywheel lightening and its impact on engine performance.

"No Fly(wheels) on us."

 

Lightening the flywheel – the flywheel works in a similar way to the wheel in the toy cars you used to rev up and release and let it zoom off. The heavy wheel located between the engine and the gearbox builds up rotational force with speed and momentum.

Effectively storing the energy and helping the car resist changes in engine speed – good for cruising at a steady speed but bad when you need a fast engine response. … Read More...

Flywheel lightening & performance gains from lighter flywheels Read More...

You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.

Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.) Read More...

Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems Read More...

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