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9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing Ed Newman|Jun 11, 2019 11:10 AM Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car. The trailer had disconnected from the tow vehicle and darted across the […]

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 […]

Seriously? Filled-for-Life Transmission? John Baker|Jan 04, 2019 9:10 AM Casual motorists generally take no interest in crawling under their vehicles on a Saturday afternoon. And, when was the last time you heard someone express excitement over dropping their car off at the dealership for maintenance? The automakers know this, which explains the proliferation of sealed, […]

What is a CVT Transmission? John Baker|Mar 27, 2019 11:18 AM “CVT” stands for continuously variable transmission. A CVT transmission uses a pair of variable-diameter pulleys and a belt or chain to provide unlimited gear ratios. How does a CVT work? To illustrate, think of a traditional automatic or manual transmission. They’re built with a defined […]

Global Media Award at SEMA Show for Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid Jamie Jarvi|Nov 04, 2016 1:27 PM The 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas has come to an end, and attendees are making their way back home armed with a wealth of new information on the specialty equipment manufacturing industry. It’s been an exciting week […]

9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing Ed Newman|Mar 27, 2018 9:18 AM   Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – Wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car. The trailer had disconnected from the tow vehicle and darted across […]

Transmission Pan Drop vs. Flush: Which is Better? John Baker|May 08, 2018 10:56 AM It depends on what you want to accomplish. But, first of all, check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer recommends one instead of the other. If you want to ensure removal of nearly all the old transmission fluid, […]

Lovell: The Every Man Champions Editor note – Lubricant quality means everything. Our products are built for the pros.. Well overbuilt is what they are saying now but in real world every day scenarios aside from the protection AMSOIL hydraulic or fluid power products provide, there is the Performance factor! A power steering pump that […]

AMSOIL Heads to SEMA New Product Showcase with 13 New Products Jamie Jarvi|Oct 27, 2017 9:46 AM The mighty SEMA show is just around the corner, and our AMSOIL trade show team is busy preparing for another successful presentation to the key players in the automotive industry. SEMA is where companies learn of the latest […]

Transmission maintenance requires a shift in thinking Like motor oil, transmission fluid must now do more. Matt Erickson | TECHNICAL MANAGER – PCLT PRODUCTS AND MECHANICAL R&D What’s more important to your vehicle, the engine or transmission? It’s a trick question; they’re equally important. You’re not going anywhere without either one. But which do people […]

How to Protect a Motorcycle Wet Clutch (and How it Works)  John Baker|Jul 19, 2017 10:14 AM A 10-mile trudge down gravel roads more trafficked by mosquitoes than people. That’s the situation I faced after dumping my Honda 350 motorcycle on a patch of loose gravel. Back then (the mid 1990s), cell phones were a […]

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 […]

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates John Baker|Dec 19, 2016 9:06 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: […]

How to Check Transmission Fluid (and What Type Do I Need)? John Baker|Aug 01, 2016 8:50 AM It’s a good idea to check your vehicle’s transmission fluid about once a month to monitor fluid level and condition. Check the fluid immediately if the transmission jerks, hesitates or shifts hard. 1. Obtaining a correct reading on […]

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