Air flow cleaner and meter – how they work


Basic information of engine parts (Air cleaner and air flow meter)

Simply equipping good car parts will not always work well on your JDM car. A car is made from a number of parts and each automotive part influences each other. You should find out the best combinations of aftermarket high performance parts to improve performance.
Tuning of engine parts is popular among JDM drivers, and many aftermarket parts manufacturers provide engine parts. If you want to do tuning your engine parts, at first you have to think what your top priority is. You would like to get greater power for racing track use or increase torque for better control in fast road? Then you have to consider what kind of high performance engine parts to choose. If you don’t know how and what to choose appropriate engine parts, don’t worry we explain the mechanism of JDM car engine and tuning tips.

Generally, engine parts consist of following parts.

  • Air cleaner (Air filter)
  • Air flow meter
  • Turbo charger
  • Intercooler
  • Throttle body
  • Surge tank
  • Cam shaft
  • Bulb
  • Spark plug
  • Cylinder
  • Piston
  • Connecting rod (Con’rod)
  • Crankshaft
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Catalyst
  • Muffler

We introduce you the mechanism of neach part and tuning tips in this and future posts.
Hope those information help your tuing life of your JDM vehicle.

Air cleaner (Air filter) – how it works

Air cleaner is an equipment that removes dusts in the air which an engine inhales. OEM air cleaner generally has an air cleaner box and an air filter is equipped in it.

Tuning tips for Air filters

There are two types of air cleaners. One is an OEM direct replacement type which is the same shape with OEM air filter. The other is higher performance type which is different shape (bigger size) from OEM type to increase the filtering performance. Replacing a suction pipe also improve the efficiency of inhaling.

How does an Air flow meter work?

Air flow meter is a sensor that adjusts the amount of the air inhaled. Based on the information that sensor catches, a computer decides the amount of fuel to inject. There are several methods of measurement like L-Jetronic and Hot-wire types.

Air flow meter tuning tips

Replacing OEM air flow meter with a large amount type meter improve the power of your JDM car. If you want to have more power, we recommend you equip D-Jetronic type (air flow less type) but you need a high-performance computer.

We will introduce you other engine parts in the future posts.
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