My Turbo Tried Eating My Mass Airflow Sensor!

This was once a rectangle.

When your turbo is forcing 25 psi through your engine at 6000 rpm, there is a fair amount of air being drawn through your Mass Airflow Sensor.  If the honeycomb breaks free, it will eventually find itself lodged against the insides of the sensor, causing your vehicle to run quite poorly.  I haven’t checked yet, but I don’t believe any pieces made it past the sensor and into the turbo’s compressor wheel. Fingers crossed….

Slow Motion: AWD Launching Edition

AWD DSM Launches in Slow Motion

When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion.  Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy.  On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.

You can actually see the transfer case putting in work.  First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye.  Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.

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UPDATE: AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy!

Back in August we had and entire week of amazing automotive projects, and many readers asked for updates as they progressed. Since 1A Auto never disappoints, and Don never stops working on this thing, we bring you Round 2 of the AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy (See Round 1 Here if you missed it).  Since the first 1A Auto blog post, I have gotten to know Don a bit, and he is one of the most creative and resourceful builders I have seen.  There are not enough thumbs on my hands to give him the amount of “thumbs up” that he deserves!  Keep up the great work!

As you can see:

- Many many hours of fiberglass work has been done
- Body mounts have been made
- Front bumper installed
- Strut braces have been made
- Radiator and mounted
- New tires and wheels!