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Oil Pan Baffles

Oil Pan Baffles

This week, we're breaking down a favorite of road racers and owners of older BMW's that are prone to oil starvation: oil pan baffles. From the basics of what they...

Oil Pan Baffles

This week, we're breaking down a favorite of road racers and owners of older BMW's that are prone to oil starvation: oil pan baffles. From the basics of what they...

Determining Piston Ring End Gaps: A General Overview

Determining Piston Ring End Gaps: A General Ove...

Because different power adders such as nitrous or turbos, cooling methods like air or water-cooled systems, and various applications cause varying expansion rates, providing universally accurate ring end gap recommendations...

Determining Piston Ring End Gaps: A General Ove...

Because different power adders such as nitrous or turbos, cooling methods like air or water-cooled systems, and various applications cause varying expansion rates, providing universally accurate ring end gap recommendations...

How Stroking an Engine Works

How Stroker Kits Increase Horsepower

Installing a stroker kit in your high performance BMW engine will increase power output. You’ve heard others saying it time and time again and watch as stroker engines break world...

How Stroker Kits Increase Horsepower

Installing a stroker kit in your high performance BMW engine will increase power output. You’ve heard others saying it time and time again and watch as stroker engines break world...

The Importance of Re-Torquing Head Studs

The Importance of Re-Torquing Head Studs

Why is it important to re-torque cylinder head studs after the first heat cycle in a new engine, and why is it only necessary once? In this article, we break...

The Importance of Re-Torquing Head Studs

Why is it important to re-torque cylinder head studs after the first heat cycle in a new engine, and why is it only necessary once? In this article, we break...

How to Read Schrick Part Numbers

How to Read Schrick Part Numbers

Identifying a Schrick camshaft is easy thanks to their part numbering method, which has been consistent throughout the history of the company.  The first three digits show the project number and...

How to Read Schrick Part Numbers

Identifying a Schrick camshaft is easy thanks to their part numbering method, which has been consistent throughout the history of the company.  The first three digits show the project number and...

Offset Wrist Pin Design

Piston Slap & Offset Wrist Pin Design

Overview Engine Builders typically utilize increased piston-to-wall clearance when assembling a high performance, boosted engine to account for increased power levels, combustion temperatures, and varying thermal expansion properties between the...

Piston Slap & Offset Wrist Pin Design

Overview Engine Builders typically utilize increased piston-to-wall clearance when assembling a high performance, boosted engine to account for increased power levels, combustion temperatures, and varying thermal expansion properties between the...