As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary to maintain it, from chainsaws to lawnmowers and snowblowers to string trimmers.
Recent Posts by Ed Newman
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the SEMA Show, and the theme this year says it all: We Built This.
Everyone who owns a vehicle knows you need to regularly check the oil level. (Note: If you do not know this, you’d better go check your oil.) A certain amount of oil loss is normal due to motor oil volatility – that is, boil-off due to the high-heat conditions inside an engine. I once attended
When Lt. Col. Albert J. Amatuzio developed the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil, in 1972, it was a major achievement in the history of automotive lubrication. Two decades later Hart’s Lubricants World acknowledged this milestone by appointing him to the industry’s Hall of Fame. Developing the first synthetic motor oil and bringing it to
This is our seventh year as title sponsor of the AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge (EMC), presented by HOT ROD magazine. The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) is our host again this year.
Guest Blog Post by Monica Pretzl Changing Your Own Oil is Quick and Easy Regular oil changes will prolong the life of your engine, and keep your bike running smoothly all season. Changing your own oil is easy to do, and it saves you time and money. We broke down the process into step-by-step directions
Hollywood has a way of making ordinary things scary. Swimming in the ocean, stopping late at night at a motel…you never know when a Jaws or Psycho will show up. Unfortunately, the scene from “Terminator” with Arnold Schwarzeneggar behind the wheel of a big rig has occasionally caused quickened heartbeats when an 18-wheeler suddenly appears
That’s a good question. The short answer is, “Because the owner’s manual says you’re supposed to.” But why do we have to change it so often? Whether you learned it through your parents’ instructions or by reading the owner’s manual, you know that changing the oil from time to time is one of the responsibilities of
There’s something inexplicably stimulating about powerful engines, whether they be steam locomotives, bulldozers or heavy-duty trucks. I can still hear in my head those ’60s commercials for funny car drag racing in Englishtown, N.J…”Sunday! At Raceway Park!!!!” I find it fascinating how the diesel pickup truck sector has erupted to become one of the most exciting
If you’re like me, you like things to work when you want to use them. That’s why one of the responsibilities of owning mechanical toys or tools is to take care of them. It’s called maintenance. Whether it’s a diesel truck, chainsaw or compressor, everything requires its own kind of TLC if you want it