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MG car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of MG from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars plus the classic MG’s. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the usual tuning mistakes and issues and actually achieve the car setup you desire. MG have always had a good racing heritage and all the cars bearing the MG badge make good potential tuning project cars. 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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Tuning turbo engines.

"A lot of hot air."

What is a turbo. If you go back to your childhood you probably remember those windmills sold at the seaside. Imagine a windmill with 2 propellers back to back.

As the wind blows the first propeller a shaft turns the second one and it will blow air in your direction.

A turbo contains 2 impellers which are located in the exhaust flow and along the intake path. The exhaust side rotates as the exhaust gases flow and this turns the impeller on the intake effectively sucking in fresh air.… Read More...

Turbo tuning and power gains on turbo engines Read More...

Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine.

"One of my Pet(rol) hates!"

Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurise valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a turbo or supercharger.

If the mixture is too rich a catalyst would be destroyed as unburned fuel enters the catalyst and burns inside it melting the catalytic structure so there is a delicate balance to maintain. … Read More...

Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves. Read More...

As induction kits are probably one of the most popular modifications for car tuning projects we thought we should add a introductory article to explain what they are, what they do and the theory behind them.

An induction kit is quite simply an air filter. Most cars have air filters mounted in an air box. These filters are generally constructed of paper which filters out the particles from the air and prevents these from getting into the engine. The airboxes are designed to reduce the noise of the engine and have various vanes and angles cut to maximise this noise reduction. Read More...

What is an induction kit and what does it do. Read More...

General engine tuning tips

"Tuning Modz"

Engine Tuning an overview.

Engine tuning depends largely on the base engine size and to a large degree depends on the amount of tuning done at the factory. The larger the engine the larger the gains will be.

Each type of engine have different characteristics for example the Honda VTEC is very high revving.

However a large v8 lump provides power in a very lazy manner at low revs.

Adding turbos or superchargers further alter the characteristics of the engine and some modifications will actually cause a loss of power if applied to the wrong engine type.… Read More...

Engine tuning mods for various engine types Read More...

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