Steps to Follow to Improve Engine Performance – Part One

Steps to Follow to Improve Engine Performance - Part One by Westech Performance Group

Sometimes getting a boost in engine performance requires less work than expected. You don’t need to be a mechanic to unlock hidden horsepower. Neither must you be an avid racer to appreciate the benefits of improving your vehicle’s performance. More power and improved version will enhance your ride no matter where you take it—from the city streets to the racetrack. Having more firepower available to you means more enjoyment.

If you want more power, you need to know how your engine operates to improve efficiency. To generate power, the engine in your vehicle combines air and fuel for combustion. The more efficiently your engine takes in cool air and fuel and expels hot exhaust, the more power and torque it will produce. Some seemingly little adjustments to the engine are crucial to propelling your vehicle. Products are now on the market that make it simpler to increase your sedan or sports car’s engine’s torque and horsepower.

Apply Chemically Manufactured Oils and Additives

Three main types of motor oil are available: traditional, synthetic, and mixed. Pick synthetic if you need something that will last a long time and can be used in any weather. Synthetic lubricants improve your engine’s lubrication because of their unique chemical composition. Conventional lubricants can break down prematurely when the motor gets too hot, while synthetic oils won’t. Synthetic oils are preferable for high-mileage and high-performance automobiles because they provide superior surface lubrication throughout a wide range of temperatures and driving situations.

Check Your Ignition

If the cylinders lack the spark required to ignite the gasoline and air, the engine will not function properly. You need an ignition system that precisely times the spark plugs to get the most out of your machine. Mistimed spark plugs can result in a host of issues, so it’s worth checking in with a technician if you’re having trouble.

Minor difficulties that might sap your engine’s power can develop without you knowing. Most ignition systems will not communicate an error code to the vehicle’s computer unless a problem emerges. Higher voltage is required to ignite each spark plug when using a leaner air/fuel combination with a more significant percentage of air. You should add an amplifier to your ignition system to get the required power. Whether you have a distributor coil that connects to the spark plugs through wires or a coil-on-plug system with the connections on the pins will determine which type you need. The distributor system can be improved by installing new coils and single-channel amplifiers. A multichannel ignition amplifier may be required for coil-on-plug setups.

Install Larger Throttle Body and Injectors

The injectors deliver precisely measured gasoline to each cylinder while the throttle controls the air intake. A stalled engine due to a jammed throttle or blocked fuel injectors is a bad day. Check your vehicle’s air and fuel systems if you want to know how to improve torque.

It is crucial to maintain clean fuel injectors. If you always get the cheapest gas, deposits may form on your fuel injectors, reducing your engine’s performance over time. Carbon deposits in the fuel tank, lines, and injectors may be removed using a fuel injector cleaner compatible with ULSD diesel, E85 gasoline, and all unleaded gasoline engines. This technique is one of the most straightforward ways to speed up a motor. Also, make sure the gasoline lines aren’t leaking. Increasing the amount of gasoline burned in the engine usually necessitates expanding the size of the fuel lines.

The air intake is the other component of the air/fuel combination. The throttle opens and closes to regulate airflow, adjusting the air available for combustion. To the extent that it is appropriately sized, a more extensive throttle body can add up to 25 more horsepower. The power of your motor might be diminished if the throttle body is too big. The secret is maintaining a steady equilibrium. For engine modifications, like a larger throttle body, you may require fuel injectors to handle more fuel. Before putting any new parts on your car, make sure you read the instructions. Internet forums dedicated to your model of the automobile are also a great resource if you wish to pursue a project like this.

Check for Proper Compression

When you drive a car for a long time, its engine ages in the form of worn parts, and the loss of compression pressure due to wear can diminish both power and performance. While driving, you may experience signs of inadequate compression. You may fix the worn parts without pulling the engine apart and bringing back the reduction. Fixing compression leaks and regaining your engine’s former power is possible with the aid of aftermarket items.

If your vehicle exhibits any of the following indicators of pressure loss, it may be time to use Compression Repair:

  • If you haven’t made any changes to your driving style and have noticed a decrease in gas mileage, it may be time to get your engine serviced.
  • Reducing the oil level: Your car’s oil level should be consistent whenever you check it; always check the oil while the engine is cold. Indicative of a leak in the system is a falling oil level.
  • Compression loss causes incomplete fuel combustion and the resulting blue exhaust smoke. When leaks are repaired, compression is restored.
  • Though an engine seldom operates in complete silence, abnormal noises should raise suspicions. Sounds and other compression symptoms need serious consideration of Compression Repair fluid.

High octane gasoline can withstand more compression than lower octane fuels without causing engine damage, which may be necessary if you take your automobile to a repair to adjust the compression. In addition to utilizing high octane fuel, adding gasoline treatment can increase your engine’s performance by the same amount.

Mount a Cold Air Intake (CAI)

Fuel efficiency is improved by using denser air for combustion. The notion of air density increasing with cooling is the basis for cold air intake devices. Incorporating a cold air intake system into your vehicle will need the installation of a brand-new air filter. The replacement filter may be as much as three times the size of the factory air filter, so it could stand out as an oddity.

When an engine uses a cold air intake system, the air’s path to get there is streamlined. As air travels around bends, it slows down and spins in a whirl. By smoothing out the twists and turns in the piping, the system expedites the flow of air to the engine.