Maintenance

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How Engine Sludge Develops. You Can Easily Prevent It. Ed Newman|Mar 08, 2017 2:10 PM Sludge. It’s a disgusting phenomenon. Even the word sounds gross, like the thing it’s describing. The word for this is onomatopoeia, a strange word that many of us learned in high school English class. Splash. Grunt. Whoosh. Swish. Hiss. Frumpy. […]

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Top Five Car Maintenance Myths Ed Newman|Mar 29, 2017 8:47 AM Today’s blog theme is car maintenance myths. When we talk about myths, we’re not making reference to the characters who populate ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, like Apollo, Hercules and Medusa. In this context the word myth has evolved to simply mean “beliefs that […]

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How to Perform Oil Analysis We keep these kits right here in the Omaha store. Ask for the one with postage or with out for a slight savings. When doing several vehicles use the one w/o postage to send all together. John Baker|Sep 12, 2019 11:57 AM Used oil analysis is one of the most […]

Multi-purpose grease with added water resistant. Great for everything automotive and marine

A Closer Look at Grease AMSOIL Offers Full Line of Premium Synthetic Greases for a Wide Range of Applications.   Grease Components Grease is comprised of two structural components: a base fluid and a thickening agent. Different types and combinations of base fluids and thickeners, along with supplemental structure modifiers and performance additives, combine to […]

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Don’t Regret Not Preparing Equipment for Tough Winter Temperatures   The fall months are the time to place boats, motorcycles and lawncare equipment into storage and prepare snowmobiles, snowblowers and other vehicles for the coming winter. AMSOIL products are formulated to provide maximum protection for engines and fuel systems during storage, while AMSOIL synthetic motor […]

Is Spring and Fall the Best Time to Change Oil? For many drivers, budding trees in spring and changing leaves in fall signal the time for an oil change. If you ask them why, they’ll likely just shrug and says it’s what they’ve always done. The reasons are more nuanced than you think. One involves […]

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Winter Cleanup Package AMSOIL aerosols deliver cleaning power and performance you can see immediately. Mudslinger® Provides a protective layer of armor against the accumulation of mud, dirt and snow on ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes, easing clean-up. (Also – cars and truck tires and running boards per new customers) Engine Degreaser Effectively cleans engine surfaces […]

How to Clean a Gun for Hunting Season Mark Nyholm|Sep 06, 2019 10:49 AM Fall is fast approaching, which means if you’re an avid hunter, you’ve already been out kicking the bush testing your skills. Because I work during the week, I suppose I can be considered a weekend warrior – not too uncommon among […]

Preventing Causes of Engine Oil SLUDGE Brands matter, quality matters and frequent oil changes will not alter this. It’s all based on the additive quality and it does effect the price. Engine sludge occurs when oxidized oil and contaminants build up on engine surfaces. It can restrict the flow of oil to the point of […]

Heavy-Duty Corrosion Protection Just a Reminder to a recently updated Formulation AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector (AMH) has been reformulated to provide improved performance as a corrosion inhibitor. MPHD is an easy-to-use, spray on product that effectively protects metal surfaces that are exposed to the damaging effects of salt, moisture or chemical corrosion. It is ideal […]

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Hydraulic Power: Common Problems and Solutions Andy Arendt|Oct 26, 2016 2:04 PM In the simplest terms a hydraulic power system consists of a sump, motor, pump, valves, actuators and hydraulic fluid. This combination can be configured into millions of applications to transfer power and reduce mechanical complexity. If properly maintained, hydraulic power systems offer exceptional […]

Problems when you change your oil

Routine Maintenance: Follow your manual Ed Newman|Jul 25, 2016 10:55 AM “Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” ~ Barton Sutter   In September 2007 an article by oil industry journalist George Gill of Lubes ‘N’ Greases caught my eye. The […]

Motorcycle shock cutaway demonstrating the use of fluid.

Fork Oil – Which do I use? John Baker|Aug 22, 2019 10:33 AM A fork oil’s number-one task is to deliver consistency. Consistent dampening despite temperature changes. Consistent rebounds despite different terrain. Consistent performance so you can ride or drive confidently. Consistency. What fluid would provide the best shock consistency? Water. Yes, water. But you […]

AMSOIL’s My Garage for your Records John Baker|May 12, 2016 1:00 PM   The garage. Protector of vehicles, incubator of great ideas. Many innovative companies owe their beginnings to the humble garage. Apple, Harley-Davidson and Google, to name a few. It makes sense. The house is where we make sensible decisions, do our taxes and […]