The cylinders can be honed 0.005 in. oversize. This keeps the walls thick enough to support boost. A 4.000-in. stroke crankshaft will also increase displacement. The chart below lists the specs for a common bore and stroke combination.
The L8B also uses stop/start technology that will shut down the engine at traffic lights and during slow, stop-and-go traffic. The engine uses a BAS3 (Belt Alternator Starter) in place of an alternator. The BAS3 recharges the battery AND is used to restart the gas engine after it shuts down. Other than the alternator, both engines use the same major components.
Fuel injectors and the rails that hold them are just as susceptible to heat issues as the carburetors they replaced. Located on top of the engine, fuel rails see a lot of heat exposure. On late model vehicles this issue is further compounded by how compact and tight modern engine compartments tend to be, along with the factory engine covers that are all the rage these days, trapping even more heat that can be transferred to the fuel as it flows through the rails on its way to the injectors.
Unless your pet is a kangaroo, they might struggle to get into a vehicle with a high deck height, like many trucks and SUVs. That’s where pet ramps come in handy. They’re available in a wide range of sizes and most fold compactly and can be stowed away, so you can bring the ramp with you.