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The Function of a Dual-Clutch Transmission How does it work? It doesn’t. 🙂   (Just kidding) Market Technology before it’s ready! John Baker|Jan 02, 2020 11:43 AM A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is synonymous with high performance. Compared to a traditional automatic transmission, it delivers… Faster, smoother shifts Increased fuel economy Improved performance Surprise breakdowns (well they’ll […]

soaking chain ready for chainsaw use

5 Expert Chainsaw Maintenance Tips John Baker|Feb 13, 2020 4:24 PM Chainsaws are great tools – when they’re working properly. Here are five chainsaw-maintenance tips to keep your chainsaw cutting strong. Keep the chain sharp Anyone who has tried forcing a dull chain through wood knows the importance of a sharp chain. Properly sharpening a […]

Cylinder Liner Cavitation - correct with proper coolant

A SIMPLE WAY TO FIGHT CYLINDER-LINER CAVITATION In extreme cases, cylinder-liner cavitation in diesels can allow oil and coolant to mix. Then it’s just a matter of time until engine failure. Here’s what you can do to help ensure that doesn’t happen. Most diesel engines are designed with replaceable cast-iron cylinder liners that are pressed […]

premier high zinc oils

The Debate Over Reduced ZDDP and Wear Protection   Do modern motor oils formulated with reduced zinc and phosphorus anti-wear additives provide adequate engine protection? It’s a question some industry insiders, auto enthusiasts and motorists have been asking for years. And as engine builders and classic-car owners continue to experience engine failures they attribute to […]

Farm use of lubricants makes a difference

No Day is a Bad one on the Farm – Too busy to Think About it really Lindsay Premo|Apr 15, 2020 8:00 AM Peter Davie is into milk. Stay with me on this one. In the early ’50s, Peter Davie’s grandfather came across a piece of property in Delta, British Columbia, where the family runs […]

Scraptona

A car built from scrap – See The “Scraptona” Lindsay Premo|May 11, 2020 9:18 AM “Every good build should start with a story; it should tell a tale.” That’s the goal of Tred Wear’s Michael Hunt with every vehicle he builds. Cue the Scraptona, one of his most notable builds ever. Take a gander below […]

dirty motor oil may not be really dirty

What Your Motor Oil Color Means Color in general shouldn’t indicate any immediate action without an oil analysis test to validate anything out of the ordinary. While color could indicate an issue, keep in mind oil that appears ‘bad’ has often been tested as still within it’s usefulness.  Let’s go over the considerations which need […]

Rust Protection and diesel oils compared.

Confused About Diesel Oil? We’ll help you Joel Youngman|Jan 31, 2020 8:03 AM Your diesel truck is a serious investment – don’t skimp on protection. AMSOIL manufactures the best diesel oils on the market, providing the ultimate protection for your hard-working diesel engine, preserving the horsepower you crave and keeping you on the road. We […]

Mazda race engine

Championship Engine Builder Trusts Only AMSOIL John Baker|Dec 18, 2019 8:11 AM More than 1,080 miles covering six states separate Jesse Prather Motorsports, in Topeka, Kansas, from Virginia International Raceway. And yet Jesse Prather’s influence at the track in October for the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) annual “Runoffs” was unmistakable as an estimated […]

Preventing Diesel Fuel Gelling Note: These off season products your will save more money buying now. But these exclusive prices are by telephone only. Check the online price for a case of the cold flow or all in one then call us at 800-579-0580. Mark Nyholm|Oct 29, 2019 10:12 AM We diesel burners get a […]

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How to Store your Snowblower properly. Prevent damage during summer season. John Baker|Apr 06, 2020 2:12 PM Storing a snowblower properly is vital to ensuring it fires up when the snow eventually returns. When the first storm of the season dumps eight inches of snow on your driveway, you don’t want to be messing around […]

top dead center valve timing

Why Does My Engine Knock? 3 Possible Explanations. John Baker|Aug 06, 2019 10:56 AM There are a few different reasons your engine might make a knocking, ticking or pinging sound. Let’s break each down and talk about what might be happening. Is it an engine knocking sound, tick or ping? One driver’s knock is another driver’s tick. Or ping. […]