Unichip X for new 150kw Toyota Models

The Integrated Solution   Dastek, the company responsible for the Unichip range of aftermarket engine management supercomputers, has introduced a trio of electronic upgrades, such as the X-Connect harness, to enhance the latest generation of Toyota’s 2.8-litre...

Free Flow Exhaust System

Do Free Flow Exhaust Systems Really Work? In years gone by, engine tuners used to throw three words at you for extracting more performance from your engine. These were head, cam, and exhaust. Because an engine is basically an air pump, the idea is to get more air into...

Altitude Can Determine Your Car’s Attitude

Altitude influence Does altitude influence engine performance at all? Let us think about this for a moment. An internal combustion engine’s power output depends on the amount of air that it can suck into its combustion chambers. The more air it can get, the more fuel...

The Rise Of The Turbo Diesel

Turbo diesel – Its dawn. Turbo diesel cars (and bakkies) tend to have not as good a reputation as their petrol peers. Until the 2000s, diesel engines were still sooty and noisy, so consumers saw them as having an agricultural reputation. In the South Africa automotive...

The Quest For More Power

The Quest for More Power. You are frustrated because you require sufficient power from your car. When you put your foot down flat on the accelerator, your car doesn’t respond with the vigour you desire. Power seems like the elusive Yeti. You service your car, keep it...

Engine Wear

Engine Wear. One thing is for sure, and that is engine wear. Can we extend engine life and reduce engine wear? Another certainty. You don’t just pop open a modern car’s bonnet and restore it to its working order when something goes crooked. Yes, some faults are...