All posts by Steven Bryson

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 4: Testing

Variables and constants – the two most important aspects of any scientific venture. For any test result to be accurate, a set of constants must be tested against one variable. The key in that equation being that there is only one variable. This concept becomes increasingly elusive as you begin adding more and more systems to the equation. Controlling our … Continue Reading ››

Protecting Your V8 Killer – Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Production

This 2011-2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Catch Can Kit is now on Pre-Sale! Click here to check it out! Gasoline direct injection (GDI) has existed for over 100 years. Since its introduction into the automotive industry in the early 1950’s, GDI has had an off-and-on relationship with cars and trucks. Today, it looks like GDI is here to stay. With … Continue Reading ››

Universally Guarded – Universal High-Flow Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Universal No More

This 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Direct-Fit Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit is now on pre-sale! Check it out here! Even if you’re good at it, science often takes a long time. It seems like every year we hear about a new scientific discovery that’s going to change our lives forever. Within a few months’ time, the wonder has faded, and the … Continue Reading ››

Going the Distance – Aluminum Degas Tank, Part 1: Stock Review

Few activities in the automotive world are less fun than trying to gauge the fluid level inside an aging coolant tank. Like cleaning a bathroom drain, it’s a not-so-subtle reminder that no matter how clean you keep the outside, there’s something nasty happening inside. In the case of the 6.4L Powerstroke engine, the cast iron block and porous plastic tank … Continue Reading ››

Cooling to the Duramax – Transmission Cooler, Part 3: Adapt and Overcome

With so many model years to cover, our biggest challenge would be making one cooler fit them all. But we had a plan. Our 2001-2014 Chevy / GMC Duramax transmission cooler blog so far has focused on the two stock coolers. We looked at the early, comically small, transmission cooler. We looked at the later, and larger but poorly placed, transmission … Continue Reading ››