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IC Engine Emissions

IC Engine Emissions

Vehicle engine emissions are one of the main sources air pollution. Legislation has been in place to limit the amounts of these emissions since 1968 (in the state of California).  From Euro I (1992) to the Euro VI (2014) regulations have become more and more stringent [Read More]

BMW ActiveE (electric powertrain)

BMW ActiveE (electric powertrain)

Selection of several videos which explain the BMW ActiveE project. The videos are in german. Introduction: History: Safety: Bodyshell: Batteries:   [Read More]

ZF dual mass flywheel

ZF dual mass flywheel

Watch the following video to learn more about how dual mass flywheels work. Video property of ZF. [Read More]

Automatic Clutch Wear Compensation

Automatic Clutch Wear Compensation

Automatic Clutch Wear Compensation When clutches wear the pressure required to activate the clutch increases significantly. Also, more space is required for installation. But, ZF developed a system which automatically compensates the wear. This mechanical maintenance free [Read More]

Torque Converters. ZF’s new generation of TCs.

Torque Converters.  ZF’s new generation of TCs.

What is a Torque Converter? In brief, a torque converter does the function of a clutch in an automatic transmission.  Engine and gearbox are not mechanically connected. When the engine spins it pumps a fluid which then moves the transmission. At very  low engine speeds [Read More]

The interior of an engine

The interior of an engine

The interior of an engine Today’s post is the result of a thing is was long time wondering to do. Make several cuts to an engine so that it is possible to see how things work inside. The engine used has 1 cylinder, 230cc and 4 strokes. I took it from an old lawnmower I [Read More]

Driving Efficiently

Driving Efficiently

Driving Efficiently On the whole, automotive brands achieve lower consumptions and CO2 emissions in their cars by: Reducing the weight. Minimizing the air and road drag. Designing more efficient engines. Not using all time components that are not needed sometimes, such as [Read More]

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