ET Tips

Your Porsche and Lubricates.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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With winter upon us, many Porsche owners put their cars away for the long, cold winter months. Before we discuss what you should do before you put your car into storage, let's cover some basics.

Adding After Market Turbo to a Car

Monday, October 28, 2013

turbo charger automotiveAt ET Tuning, we are frequently asked about adding turbo to a non-turbo car.  Turbo charging involves forcing more air into the car's engine by adding an after market turbo booster.  A typical car intakes about 60% of air volume into the cylinder before the intake valve closes it.  Even a finely tuned naturally aspirated car will struggle to get to 85%.   Adding a turbo charger on an engine with 10:1 compression ratio dramatically forces air volumetric efficiency anywhere from 110%-150%.  At ET Tuning we have extensive experience with Turbo Chargers and have literally helped hundreds of customers see dramatic improvement of performance with this simple process.   Read More . . .

How to Use a Car Jack

Saturday, October 19, 2013

car repair accident involving car jacksEvery day, somewhere in the world, a car is put up on jacks, the car falls off the jacks, and what-ever is underneath the car gets crushed.  In this case, the crushee was an Australian shade tree mechanic (read about it here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-30/car-jack-death/4988930?section=nt )  We probably couldn't have saved this guy because he is outside of our service area but if you are thinking about fixing your own car, a better idea is to bring your car to ET Tuning, or have it sent to us if it won't run.  If you absolutely want to do it yourself, or are in a situation where you absolutely must self-service your vehicle, follow these guidelines when using a car jack.     Read More . . .

10 Winterizing Tips For Your Car

Monday, October 14, 2013

winter car troubleWhen winter approaches, there are a couple of simple things that automobile owners can do to make driving easier and safer until spring arrives.  The people at "How Stuff Work" have put together a 10 point check list to help you.  You can read the full article at http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/car-winterizing-tips.htm or you can read our summary below:   Read More . . .

Turbo Chargers on the Rise

Thursday, October 10, 2013

honeywell-turbo-chargersI was recently reading an email from one of my after market vendors regarding turbo chargers.  According to industry leader, Honeywell, today about 17% of vehicles sold in North America are turbo charged.  Within only four years, that number is expected to jump to 31%.  In ten years, the percentage of turbo charged vehicles sold, will be a whopping 90%    Read More . . .