Tag Archives: Maintenance

8 Ways to Prepare Your Snowmobile for Riding Season Jamie Jarvi|Nov 18, 2016 10:15 AM Old man winter is making his official entrance this weekend with the season’s first snow storm lumbering across the Midwest. Winter enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the chance to take their first snowmobile rides of the season, and the time has […]

Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel Mark Nyholm|Mar 20, 2017 2:52 PM   If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however. I literally spend hours […]

Why Do I Need To Change My Oil? Not a dumb question actually. Of course you need to change it at some time but I know what you mean – what are the deciding factors of the “why”? Because you always learn something. Let’s see what Dan has to say about this age old question. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

8 Ways to Prep Your Snowmobile Ok, I’m late posting this one but February is our busiest month for snowmobile oil as our customers venture out west betwixt now and the end of March. Some great snow to play in at the moment! Jamie Gibson|Oct 08, 2019 8:18 AM Avid riders are already getting their […]

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 […]

SIGNATURE SERIES PROTECTS ENGINES FROM LOW-SPEED PRE-IGNITION Actually all three lines of AMSOIL’s synthetic motor oil products protect engines from LSPI. OE, XL and Signature offer increasing margins of protection going beyond normal operating conditions or the degree of protection needed by modern engines. The Oil Has To Do More LSPI can destroy pistons and […]

8 Hot AMSOIL Products for Your Hot Rod Jamie Gibson|Apr 20, 2018 10:52 AM If you’re anything like us, the highly anticipated sights and sounds of hot rods, muscle cars and restomods returning to the open road makes you a bit giddy. It’s a sure sign of road trips, car shows and all things summer. […]

Ultra-low-sulfur diesel lacks Needed Lubricity Mark Nyholm | TECHNICAL MANAGER, HEAVY DUTY AND MECHANICAL R&D Fortunately, we have a simple solution. It feels like forever ago, but it’s only been 13 years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated reduced sulfur content in diesel fuel, in 2006. Boy, were people angry. They knew sulfur […]

I Have No Idea How Many Quarts My Car Needs. Help! John Baker|October 8 9:10 AM The answer seems simple: probably about five quarts. But, if you drive a small car with a four-cylinder engine, it’s likely closer to four quarts. However, the V-8 engine in your truck could require about seven quarts. My in-laws’ […]