How Cars Work, Engineering Explained
Jason Fenske is a mechanical engineer with a degree from NC State. A car enthusiast, after a number of times explaining how cars worked to his girlfriend, with the encouragement of friends he set up the EngineeringExplained website to explain to the general public how cars, and other mechanical devices like turbine engines and jet-skis, work.
I first found out about Fenske with his YouTube video on how automotive mufflers work, and if you click on the Lessons link at his website you will find an extensive selection of educational videos ranging from the differences between two and four stroke internal combustion engines to explaining the traction circle, a mathematical representation of how much grip your tires have. Fenske is a natural teacher, presenting technically accurate information in a simple and easy to understand manner that both car enthusiasts and complete mechanical novices will find worthwhile. The videos are not glitzy or high tech, just Fenske, a whiteboard and some car parts, but he does as good of a job explaining how cars work as I’ve come across.
I wonder if Mr. Fenske has any insights in his videos about why Cadillacs are so horrible. Mitsubishis and Suzukis are better engineered.
Does he happen to have a video that would help teach the basics of driving a manual shift?
Normally I would already be en guarde with anyone intro'ing themselves as having a degree from X location, but i've already watched his and they are excellent and always informative. thank you.
He's made one explaining why comparing engines using HP per liter is bunk. Many here should watch.