An air to air intercooler used in a turbocharged or supercharged application is used to extract heat from the compressed air that travels through its network of tubes and fins. There are two types of intercoolers, air to... More »

Superchargers work by compressing air to above atmospheric pressures and pushing it into the engine. Compressing the air means there is higher rate of oxygen flowing into the engine, allowing for more fuel to be added an... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

An aftercooler removes heat from the compressed air coming from a supercharger before it enters an engine's induction system. This increases efficiency and power by increasing the density of the air, making for more air ... More »

The process of installing a Honda Civic turbo kit involves attaching the turbo and manifold, preparing the vacuum lines and oil feed, installing heat protection for brake and electrical lines, mounting the turbo and inst... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

A heat pump works by moving heat from the outside air via a compressor, which circulates refrigerant that absorbs heat and releases heat while traveling between indoor and outdoor units. Peter von Rittinger developed and... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To clean a throttle body, disconnect the battery, remove the throttle's air tubes, scrub the throttle body with cleaning solution, reattach the air tubes and reconnect the battery. This 45-minute procedure requires glove... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

A cast-iron radiator works by pushing hot water or steam through the pipes or fins, heating the surrounding air. Because warmer air is less dense, it rises away from the radiator. The colder air in the room then moves in... More »