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  • How does a carburetor in a gasoline engine work?
  • How does a magneto work?
  • What is the difference between an "inline" and a "V" engine?
  • What is a dry sump oil system in a race car?
  • What gives Harley-Davidson Motorcycles their unique sound?
  • How does nitrous oxide help an engine perform better?
  • How does the oxygen sensor in a car work?
  • What does the VTEC system in a Honda engine do?
  • Do race cars use gasoline like normal cars do, or do they use something else?
  • How does a miller-cycle engine work?
  • How do exhaust headers work to improve engine performance?
  • What does the "weight" of motor oil (e.g., 10W-40) mean?
  • How does a "Jake Brake" work on a big rig?
  • Could you create a pollution-free car that runs off of compressed air?
  • What is the difference between a supercharger and a turbocharger?
  • What does the computer in a car do? Will cars start on January 1, 2000?
  • What is the difference between gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, etc.?
  • What does the octane rating of gasoline mean? Why is it called octane?
  • Why is it so hard to start a car in the winter?
  • What is a catalytic converter and how does it work?

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