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Where Oil Goes and What it Does A typical engine contains hundreds of parts, none of which could function properly without oil. Far from a simple commodity, oil is a dynamic enabler of performance. It must lubricate, cool, protect, seal, actuate components and more. And it must do it all while exposed to tremendous heat […]

Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad? John Baker|Nov 26, 2018 11:00 AM To flush or not to flush. It’s a question whose answer is obvious in the bathroom, but vigorously debated in the garage. Let’s get right to the point. Is an engine flush good or bad? Side note from Oilordering Team: There are two […]

How Engine Wear & Deposits Kill Horsepower John Baker|Oct 25 Most people equate engine wear and deposits with a sudden, catastrophic engine failure that leaves you stranded alongside the road. In reality, wear and deposits are more likely to erode engine power and efficiency over time. Here’s how it works and what you can do […]

Ask AMSOIL: Should I Use Racing Oil in my Daily Driver? Motorists who are passionate about engine protection and performance can easily succumb to the following line of reasoning: 1) Racing engines are more severe than my engine. 2) Racing engines use racing oil. 3) Therefore, I should use racing oil in my vehicle for […]

How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil? John Baker|Mar 14, 2018 9:16 AM To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and […]

What Causes Engine Oil Oxidation? John Baker|Oct 17, 2018 10:59 AM As you might expect, oxygen causes engine oil oxidation. Oxygen comprises about 20 percent of our atmosphere. It’s the third most common element in the universe. Without it we’d all be doomed. And yet too much of it can cause problems inside your engine. […]

AMSOIL Dirt Bike Products Maximize Performance of Bike and Rider Whether you ride to take the checkered flag or conquer the trails near home, AMSOIL has you covered. Most dirt bike riders have one goal in mind when they hit the track or trail: ride faster and more effectively. Clutch performance goes a long toward […]

Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines? John Baker|May 22, 2017 8:08 AM The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in the […]

What Causes Motor Oil Consumption? Ed Newman|Oct 14, 2016 9:37 AM Everyone who owns a vehicle knows you need to regularly check the oil level. (Note: If you do not know this, you’d better go check your oil.) A certain amount of oil loss is normal due to motor oil volatility – that is, boil-off […]