Engine Braking Is Objectively Good

2020-06-17 4 min read Cars Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

When I say engine braking, I mean real engine braking, not a Jacobs brake, I’ll get to the difference in a second. No, I mean using the forces at work inside an unpowered gasoline engine to decelerate said gasoline engine without any external assistance. Why do I say it’s better? Because you’re not grinding down your brake pads to help you stop.

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Hyundai, Are You Actually Kidding Me Right Now?

2020-06-09 3 min read Cars Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

For my little nerd moment on the car itself, see here .

Okay, so, imagine this. You just got the message that your friend wants to be picked up from work (A.K.A. boss’s house), and given that you’re practically the family chauffeur (and they pay), no problem. Get there, he hops in, and says he’s hungry, wants to stop by Five Guys. (now I’m hungry, and it’s 3 AM. Nice going.) Five Guys is maybe 5 minutes away from your home, 10 away from his, no big deal, go in, eat, come out. Sit back down, buckle in, turn the key… and get hit with the most horrendous grinding sound you’ve ever heard.

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