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McDonalds or KFC: Should I Run Vegetable Oil in my Diesel? Mark Nyholm|Apr 14, 2017 3:45 PM Ever drive down the road in the middle of nowhere and run across the scent of French fries? Maybe it made you think some punk threw his garbage from his car into the ditch and the wind was […]

Use High-Quality Antifreeze to Guard Against Cooling-System Problems Antifreeze/coolant is critical to proper engine operation, but it’s often overlooked when performing preventative maintenance. One reason is many motorists simply don’t understand the importance of a properly functioning cooling system to maximum engine performance. Another reason is the confusion surrounding the different “colors” of coolants on […]

Shift to AMSOIL Protection  If Everyone used AMSOIL’s ATF Over Other Brands the Nation Would Reduce Transmission Failures By At Least 10% – Think of the Money Saved AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid has been proven in the field to deliver reserve protection against heat and wear. The demands on today’s automatic transmissions […]

Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Keeps 1974 Evinrude Outboard Running Strong So many variables determine the life expectancy of an outboard motor that it’s hard to predict with any accuracy how long an outboard motor will run. But almost anyone would agree that a 1974 Evinrude that is still performing well in 2017 is unusual. If you’re […]

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates John Baker|Jun 05, 2017 8:52 AM Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity Start with the easiest fix There’s an old adage when troubleshooting: start […]

A Premium Choice for European Vehicles   AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered to meet the specifications required by European manufacturers. Many installers lack a European line that provides the depth of coverage provided by European Car Formula. Make sure your accounts are aware of the broad coverage you provide. EUROPEAN CAR […]

Just the Facts: The ECHO String Trimmer Technical Study Ed Newman|Dec 07, 2016 3:03 PM As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary […]

AMSOIL BUSINESS IS ‘PERFECT’ FIT                                                                                  Direct Jobber Vic Sorlie of Colleyville, Texas enjoyed his career as an airline pilot. He’s enjoying his career as an AMSOIL Dealer, too. It’s his second favorite part-time job, he said. “In 1998 I was a pilot for American Airlines and was near 49 years old,” Sorlie said. “At […]

5 People Who Need to Become AMSOIL Preferred Customers Daisy Quaker|2017 Feature So you love to rave about how AMSOIL synthetic lubricants boost your mpg, or how many miles you’ve gone with your 1992 Taurus, but if you’re not an AMSOIL Preferred Customer (P.C.) and you regularly buy AMSOIL products, you ain’t doing it right. […]

Lubricant Viscosity Explained Ed Newman|May 24, 2017 8:30 AM A lubricant’s viscosity and how it changes under different temperatures and operating conditions is one of the most important properties that determines lubricant performance and protection. Viscosity can be viewed in two ways: • Kinematic viscosity • Dynamic (or absolute) viscosity Kinematic viscosity is defined by […]

What are CAFÉ Standards? John Baker|May 08, 2017 1:22 PM Back in March, news hit that the Trump administration was considering reevaluating the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards that mandate fleet-wide fuel economy of 54.5 mpg by 2025. Some claim the standards are too strict, will cost jobs and will take money from people’s […]

New Motor Oil Specs are Coming Josh Kimmes|May 02, 2017 9:11 AM As engine operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil. New engine hardware such as turbochargers, direct injection and variable valve timing (VVT) place increased stress on your engine oil. You may find yourself asking, why do […]

2017 Diesel Power Challenge Just Around the Corner Jamie Jarvi|May 24, 2017 8:30 AM   We here at AMSOIL are all about increased power and performance in any vehicle, and diesels offer one of the best proving grounds to meet this goal. Enthusiasts in this realm stop at nothing to generate maximum horsepower and torque, […]