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The High 25 OnAllCylinders Tech Tales of the Previous 10 Years


As we shut the e book on the OnAllCylinders 10 yr anniversary celebration, we’re taking a last look again at a decade’s value of gearhead information, featured autos, and tech posts and choosing our hottest or noteworthy tales. We’ll countdown every listing, and you’ll scan a fast abstract then click on every submit’s title to learn the entire thing.

At this time, we’ll have a look at tech articles.

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Studying your consumption manifold vacuum with good vacuum gauge can inform you a large number concerning the well being of your engine (and be a useful troubleshooting technique too). We made a useful infographic that can assist you get began.

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Automotive wiring can scare off a number of gearheads, stopping them from doing a probably straightforward restore or cool improve. We got down to de-mystify the subject with a fundamental automotive 101-style article on some key electrical fundamentals.

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Ever needed to chase down {an electrical} gremlin in your venture? Then you definately already understand how important good grounding is to a automobile’s electrical system. Right here’s an excellent article that can assist you spot and repair potential floor issues.

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We sought the assistance of professional race automotive builder Jerry Bickel to place collectively an article on tips on how to arrange a four-link suspension—the precise method. It’s an excellent learn for those who’re operating a four-link in your race automotive.

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You don’t wish to waste a number of time once you’re rolling round on gravel or concrete attempting to determine which rear finish you’re taking a look at. We’ve received a useful infographic that’ll offer you a straightforward, visible information to a optimistic axle ID.

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After beginning this weblog method again in 2012, we shortly discovered that you simply people actually like your engine spec guides. Seems, we actually like making them too. Right here’s the primary one to crack our high 25, the 6.0L LS/Vortec LQ9.

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Who would’ve thought steering can be so vital? Whether or not you’ve received a piece truck or sizzling rod, we run down among the typical steering issues it’s possible you’ll come throughout and, extra importantly, how one can repair them.

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Cooling programs are sometimes essentially the most misunderstood side of an engine construct—efficiency or in any other case. This text walks although some misconceptions about engine cooling and provides you some cooling effectivity ideas too.

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Somebody in Dearborn should’ve favored the quantity 351, as a result of it turned a well-liked displacement throughout three distinct engine households. So how are you aware which is which? This submit is filled with key particulars that’ll present you.

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Ford’s stuffing EcoBoost engines into the whole lot in need of golf carts nowadays, which implies that there are many people trying to get essentially the most efficiency from these powerplants. This text is an efficient place to find out how.

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Portray is equal elements chemistry, approach, and artwork—so don’t really feel unhealthy for those who’ve made a mistake or two in your final venture. The excellent news is, many errors are preventable and/or fixable. Learn this and we’ll present you.

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It’s truthful to say that the LS has formally usurped the once-ubiquitous small block Chevy because the go-to swap engine. So we put collectively a handful of guides to point out scavengers and swappers tips on how to discover them. That is the primary.

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From rod knock to valve chatter, your engine is a mechanical symphony. A few of it’s regular, a few of it…may be very a lot not regular. We show you how to kind the great from the “oh-no!” on this intuitive information.

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Given how common the LS engine household is, there’s good likelihood it’s possible you’ll end up gazing one beneath the hood of your new venture automotive or on a pallet in your store. Right here’s tips on how to inform which particular LS engine it’s.

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What occurs when your starter, you realize, doesn’t begin? Or worse but, it sounds such as you simply threw a bunch of marbles right into a desk fan? Right here’s a 101 troubleshooting information for starter motors to reply these questions.

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The primary quarter-hour of a newly-built engine’s life are essentially the most essential. With out the right prep, we’ve seen bearings spin, cam lobes distort, and valvetrain elements seize. These 10 ideas can guarantee nearly as good preliminary startup.

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Excessive-output alternators can remedy a number of electrical issues—however there’s nonetheless loads to know earlier than hanging one off the entrance of your engine. Study issues like electrical load and amp draw on this fast submit.

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Used spark plugs can provide you a window into your engine’s operation. By studying tips on how to look at the electrodes, you possibly can verify your gasoline combine, ignition timing, and valvetrain well being. This text’s received loads of footage to assist.

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After the LQ9 appeared at quantity 20, now we’re going to essentially begin hitting our varied LS engine guides. First one up within the high 10 right here is the LQ4, one other 6.0L LS/Vortec engine generally present in GMC/Chevy vehicles.

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Distinct from our common engine spec guides, we created improve guides for every motor too, laying out a power-building recipe you could comply with from gentle to yee-haw. Take a look at this one for the LM7 LS.

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Talking of LM7, right here’s its complementing engine spec information, chock stuffed with juicy particulars on its cylinder heads, camshaft, rotating meeting, valvetrain, and an entire lot extra. Bought an LM7? Bookmark this web page.

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Right here’s one other of our fan-favorite LS engine improve guides, this time for the venerable 6.0L iron block LS/Vortec truck engine that’s common with the big-power hotrodding and racing crowd.

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We’ve all heard that dreadful click on!-click! from the starter motor brought on by a lifeless battery. On the flipside, ever had your lights get too vibrant whereas revving your engine? All potential charging system woes. Learn extra about it right here.

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AFM is a great method for fuel-conscious drivers to stretch their MPG numbers. However it may well trigger some complications for the efficiency and racing people, so it’s no shock {that a} story on tips on how to disable AFM is quantity two on our listing.

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Whirrs, whines, clunks, and groans…your automotive or truck could make a ton of bizarre noises. And if you realize what to hear for, it might prevent from a probably severe restore. Prepare your ear with this useful information.

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There you might have it, or high tech tales of the primary 10 years of OnAllCylinders. Thanks on your readership over time—and we hope you stick round, as a result of we’re simply getting fired up.

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