Category: Engine


Why Does My Car Smell like Gas?

Question: Why Does My Car Smell Like Gas? The last time I drove my car, I got a strong whiff of gas. The car seemed to be driving okay, but I’m nervous about driving...


What is a Vacuum Hose?

Vacuum hoses route manifold vacuum to components like brake boosters and PCV valves.

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What is a Fuel Injector?

Fuel injectors are the components that are responsible for spraying a fine mist of fuel into the intake or directly into a combustion chamber of an engine.

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What is Fuel Injection?

Fuel injection is a method of fuel delivery that uses high pressure injectors to atomize fuel into a fine mist.

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What is Manifold Vacuum?

Manifold vacuum is the partial vacuum inside an intake manifold that can be harnessed as a diagnostic tool or an auxiliary power source.

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What is an Intake Manifold?

An intake manifold is a component that delivers air or an air/fuel mixture from the carburetor or throttle body to the intake ports on the engine.

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What is a Throttle Body?

The throttle body is the intake system component that allows you to control the flow of air by pressing on your accelerator pedal.