Category Archives: Technical Articles

The Cutting Edge of Mishimoto – WARDJet Water Jet Cutter

A Sharper Knife

When early man wanted to cut something, he beat two rocks together until one of them was vaguely pointy and sharp. I imagine there were probably a lot of smashed thumbs and whatever the equivalent of cursing was to a caveman.  Over thousands of years, humans developed new ways of cutting materials (and themselves). The … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto is Dyno-mite – Our Dynojet and Dynapack Dynos

There’s nothing quite like hearing the roar of an engine mixed with the whir of rollers spinning under your wheels, all while you watch the line on the graph climb.  Running a powerful car on a dynamometer (dyno) is the epitome of instant gratification for gear-heads.  Here at Mishimoto, we use our dynos on a daily basis.  From … Continue Reading ››

Blow-by 101: What is Blow-by and How to Keep it from Ruining Your Engine

Introducing Blow-by and the PCV System

Internal combustion engines are essentially controlled bombs; air and fuel combust to drive pistons and crankshafts.  One byproduct of this violence is power, but there are darker horses to contend with.  During combustion, high pressure on the top side of the piston pushes combustion gasses, as well as droplets … Continue Reading ››

Watch an Intercooler Change Colors!

We are always trying out new testing methods and conducting really different kinds of R&D here at Mishimoto. A few weeks back, we performed quite a cool test to evaluate heat transfer on one of our upcoming intercoolers.

What we did!

We have been seeking ways to evaluate the transfer of heat through intercooler cores that we design. Although we have a … Continue Reading ››