Auto theft rates, carjackings Public property damage in case of a collision Possibility of armed conflictmurdergamblingor other crimes, especially when street racing is associated with organized crime. Because vehicles used in street racing competitions generally lack professional racing safety equipment such as roll cages and racing fuel cell and drivers seldom wear fire suits and are not usually trained in high-performance driving, injuries and fatalities are common results from accidents. Furthermore, illegal street racers may put ordinary drivers at risk because they race on public roads rather than closed-course, purpose-built facilities, such as Pacific Raceways in the aforementioned city.
But the Honda camp has always been of an onward-and-upward mentality, and the K20A series has been replaced. During the process, we found out some interesting changes in the K series architecture and took the opportunity to interview Luke Wilson of 4 Piston Racing, one of the top players in the Honda performance game, about the new architecture.
They present some interesting tuning challenges and certainly rattle preconceived notions of how things are supposed to work. Even the water jackets are significantly revised. The trick is turning that into horsepower.
With direct injection, you need that tumble in the air to get a good fuel burn and the fuel timing is so critical. The change in port design and prerequisite for air tumble has effects in fueling, ignition, and aftermarket port development.
Techniques that were viable on older K series engines may no longer be functional on the new iteration. The K20C1 left uses a "headifold," which has internal exhaust runners unlike the K20A right which has traditional exhaust ports.
The turbo comes on really early. Porting could kill some of that responsiveness. DI has a slew of benefits, such as precise control over fuel delivery into the chamber, the ability to run a higher static compression ratio, and exceptional fuel economy, but for all-out applications it does present some challenges.
It also has emissions benefits due to surrounding waterjackets providing exhaust cooling. It prevents carbon from building up on the backside of the intake valve, has a cooling effect on the air flowing through the port, and provides a very homogenous charge mixture into the cylinder.
With a minor amount of added complexity, both can work in harmony to extract benefits from each fueling strategy. But there are a few caveats to doing so.
One potential benefit from the move to a smaller plug is more material between the valve seats. This is likely to add more strength to that area of the head but may allow for the installation of even larger valves.
Yes, the Honda crowd are in mourning for the loss. VTEC existed in previous iterations as a means to package a large camshaft without making the car utterly un-drivable at moderate rpm. With the quick-spooling turbocharger installed on the K20C1, torque is in immediate abundance, with lb.
The valve angles have also been changed.
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The valvetrain starts to float at about 7,rpm. Putting some valve spring pressure in it was one of the first things we did to turn more RPM. The aluminum roller rockers [on the K20C1] are really nice and free up some weight on the valvetrain. The car pulls all the way to redline, no problem. Dubbed the "headifold" for its cast-in -place, exhaust-manifold-esque design, the single exhaust port does a few things the OEMs like.
First, it is entirely waterjacketed, which helps control exhaust manifold temperature, as well as exhaust temperature. This helps with emissions. According to Luke Wilson at 4 Piston Racing, the engine exhibits valve float at only 7,rpm—low for a Honda.
I mean, stock airbox, exhaust, everything, we can make lb. The fuel system becomes the limiting factor. With any new engine architecture, there is a learning curve.
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