Our Favorite Car(s) from Cruisin’ Ocean City

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, signaling the unofficial launch of summer and drawing out the masses in search of ways to enjoy it. While camping and traveling are staples, car shows are also near the top of the list as ways of bringing nostalgic fun for all ages no matter the locale.

Lubricant Viscosity Explained

Motor oil

A lubricant’s viscosity and how it changes under different temperatures and operating conditions is one of the most important properties that determines lubricant performance and protection. Originally posted 2015-02-10 10:13:53.

A Simple Solution to Ethanol Problems

Fuel maintenance is a big issue, whether you own a motorcycle, dirt bike, snowmobile, lawn mower or other piece of equipment. Currently, most gasoline sold in the U.S. contains up to 10 percent ethanol (E10), while gasoline containing up to 15 percent (E15) is becoming available at stations around the country. Originally posted 2015-01-15 16:29:43.

Start Your Winter Mornings – and Your Vehicle – with AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants

Long before coming to work at AMSOIL, I owned an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera that refused to start on below-zero mornings. I blamed it first on the battery and then on the car itself. “It must be a lemon,” I reasoned. Originally posted 2015-01-14 10:10:23.

AMSOIL Expands Signature Series Line with 5W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil for Ford Mustangs

What is it about the Ford Mustang that so excites the imagination? Well, for starters, consider the name. Mustang. When I think of mustangs, I think of wild horses. And when older men think of Mustangs, they think of the wild horsepower packed under the hood of that particular breed of Sixties muscle car. Originally posted

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2017 Diesel Power Challenge Just Around the Corner

We here at AMSOIL are all about increased power and performance in any vehicle, and diesels offer one of the best proving grounds to meet this goal. Enthusiasts in this realm stop at nothing to generate maximum horsepower and torque, and the Diesel Power Challenge is one event where they can flex their diesel-fueled muscles

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What is the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Motor oil, whether synthetic or petroleum-based, consists of molecular chains of hydrogen and carbon atoms, referred to as hydrocarbons. Petroleum crude oil is a thick, highly flammable dark-brown or greenish liquid with high energy density. Many contaminating elements exist in this complex mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and metal components such as nickel

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Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

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 first place?”

Gadgets Racing Pros Can’t Live Without

MMI Lorettas 2015

Be prepared to be schooled, race fans. I have a little lesson in technology for you. In today’s age, we all rely heavily on technology in our daily lives. I, for one, would be dead in the water if I didn’t have my phone, iPad and GPS watch (or maybe just lost without the last one).

Chainsaw Artist Relies on AMSOIL to Preserve Equipment and Create Works of Art

When you think of art, do chainsaws come to mind? More than likely the answer is no. But bringing art to life can take on many forms, many of them unconventional.