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  • TTY Bolts Demystified: A Professional's How-To

    Feb 16th 2024

    TTY Bolts Demystified: A Professional's How-To

    What are TTY (torque to yield) bolts? In your car’s engine, bolts are more than just fasteners. They can be critical to the performance and integrity of an engine. Among the types of bolts used, Tor…

    Published by Regal Patnaud, Northern Auto Parts

  • Stroker Engines: Power, Efficiency, and Customization

    Feb 7th 2024

    Stroker Engines: Power, Efficiency, and Customization

    What are the benefits of a "Stroker Engine"? A stroker engine is a modified version of a standard engine designed to increase displacement and power. This modification typically involves changing th…

    Published by Regal Patnaud, Northern Auto Parts

  • Torque Converters & Engine Performance Guide

    Jan 29th 2024

    Torque Converters & Engine Performance Guide

    How important is the proper torque converter in a performance engine?Every component in your car’s engine plays a role in ensuring that it runs efficiently and with enough power. Among these is the to…

    Published by Regal Patnaud, Northern Auto Parts

  • What is displacement on demand?

    Jan 7th 2024

    What is displacement on demand?

    When it comes to automotive engineering, efficiency and innovation go hand in hand. Displacement on Demand (DoD) is a technology designed to enhance engine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. This…

    Published by Steve Koch, Northern Auto Parts

  • What is Active Fuel Management?

    Dec 20th 2023

    What is Active Fuel Management?

    Active Fuel Management (AFM) is a system designed by automakers to automatically deactivate some of the engine's cylinders under specific driving conditions, such as cruising or light load situations.…

    Published by Regal Patnaud, Northern Auto Parts

  • Why Do Performance Rod Bearings Have Chamfers on the Edges?

    Dec 8th 2023

    Why Do Performance Rod Bearings Have Chamfers on the Edges?

    Rod bearings are essential components in any engine, particularly in performance engines where precision and durability are crucial. These bearings act as support points between the crankshaft and con…

    Published by Steve Koch, Northern Auto Parts

  • Why Use Moly Rings Rather Than Cast Rings?

    Nov 19th 2023

    Why Use Moly Rings Rather Than Cast Rings?

    Piston rings are small components responsible for sealing the combustion chamber, regulating oil consumption, and transferring heat from the piston to the cylinder wall. Among the various types of pis…

    Published by Steve Koch, Northern Auto Parts

  • What is a Thumpr Camshaft?

    Nov 14th 2023

    What is a Thumpr Camshaft?

    A Thumpr camshaft is known for its distinctive, aggressive lope at idle and its ability to offer significant low-end torque. It's a term often used to describe camshafts designed to give a car's engin…

    Published by Steve Koch, Northern Auto Parts

  • When do I need to upgrade my valve springs?

    Oct 6th 2023

    When do I need to upgrade my valve springs?

    Valve springs are integral to your vehicle's engine, directly influencing its performance and efficiency. As with many engine parts, they have a lifespan, and knowing when to upgrade them can make a s…

    Published by Steve Koch, Northern Auto Parts