All posts by Steven Bryson

Clean Camaro – Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Test Results

UPDATE: This catch can is now on pre-sale! Check out the installed & kit photos below and be sure to check out the website to purchase this kit: Mishimoto Direct-Fit 2010-15 Camaro SS Catch Can Pre-Sale

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An engine is a lot like a human body. It’s full of moving parts and fluid. It breathes in and out, just like you or I. Except instead of lungs and a heart, it has cylinders and a crankshaft. Its blood may have an octane rating, but like your body, an engine needs fresh air to survive. Blow-by finds its way into … Continue Reading ››

Cool Air for the EcoBoost – Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 3: Performance Testing

These intercooler pipes are now available! Click here to buy them from our website!
As the old cliché goes, some things just go together like peas in a pod. Peanut butter and jelly. Cold beer and tailgates. Intercoolers and intercooler pipes; you just can’t have one without the other. If you followed along with our 2011-14 F-150 EcoBoost intercooler thread, you’ve probably been waiting for an update on our intercooler pipes for a while now. Well, the wait is over.
Fabrication
Pipe-Fab-22 In the last post, fabrication ended for our prototype cold-side pipe. … Continue Reading ››

Clean Camaro – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Prototype Design

Success in engineering is rarely the result of one attempt. Our products go through revision after revision before they ever see the light of day (or darkness of your engine bay). This goes for complex products, like oil cooler systems and intercoolers, to seemingly simple catch can brackets. Our engineers must consider every situation that could occur in a vehicle, then design our products to handle them. The development process for our 5th Gen Camaro SS direct-fit oil catch can is no exception to that rule. Success is also rarely the product of one person’s efforts. Teamwork plays a major role … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Lifestyle: Automotive Photography with Your Phone

When I was asked to write an article on “how to take photos of your car with your phone,” I cringed, a lot.  I’ve spent the better part of my life taking photographs with cameras that were just that, cameras.  They serve one purpose, to create images, and they are good at it.  Through college my fellow photography students scoffed at the idea that a camera within a phone could come anywhere close to the professional-grade cameras we used to create “art.”  Those days weren’t that long ago, but it’s time to face the facts: cell phone cameras … Continue Reading ››

Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 2: The Master Plan

The mood for the past few days here at the Mishimoto office has been a little giddy.  Scrawled on our calendar in one of our project manager’s less than impeccable handwriting are the words “Focus RS track testing”.  There’s a lot of hard work being done, but underneath it all lies a childlike wonder for what’s going to happen in the next week. Top10_06_resized We’ve spent countless hours street testing over the past several weeks, trying to learn more about the relationship between the PTU, ECU, and RDU.  We’ve learned a lot from this … Continue Reading ››