A Few Ways to Retrofit Your Car or Motorcycle for Better Fuel Performance

Posted on: 13 February 2017

If you're looking for better fuel performance or fuel economy from your car or motorcycle, or want to enable it to accelerate faster or run more quietly, you might consider how to retrofit it with various parts. Replacing the parts used in manufacturing or enhancing them in some way can mean an engine that uses fuel more efficiently so it can reach higher speeds much quicker, and provides a quieter ride as well. Note a few suggestions for this retrofitting and then discuss your options with a mechanic as needed.

Dual exhaust pipes

Dual exhaust pipes may look very sporty, but they aren't just for show. Another exhaust pipe on your vehicle can mean pulling more exhaust, including fumes and emissions, away from the engine. In turn, the engine is not struggling against this dirty air that is in the chambers when it's trying to create combustion. This can mean faster acceleration, as those built-up emissions are not slowing down the engine, and better fuel economy, as the engine is not using as much petrol to force that needed combustion. Dual exhaust pipes can also help the muffler to work more efficiently, so this can also mean a quieter ride.

Custom catalytic converter

If you don't want dual exhaust pipes, consider a new catalytic converter. The catalytic converter on your vehicle works as a filter, blocking out carbon monoxide and other harmful fumes before they get deposited out the tailpipe. Installing a custom catalytic converter that is larger and with a stronger filter can mean that the tailpipe won't need to work as hard to dispose of those fumes and emissions. This will mean less risk of those emissions backing up into the engine, so it can run more efficiently. This will also mean less pollution in the environment, which is always a bonus for any modifications to your car.

Custom hoses

You may not give much thought as to the hoses under your car's hood that circulate oil, coolant, and other fluids, but the hoses provided by the manufacturer may be very thin and not stand up well to high heat, allowing those fluids to get warm as they circulate. In turn, the engine can often run hotter than it needs to, and this can interfere with healthy combustion, slowing the engine down. Custom oil hoses can also mean more oil is circulating around the engine, keeping it cooler and more lubricated, so it can accelerate more easily and use less fuel overall.