John Baker

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What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

AMSOIL synthetic motor oil

Rather than offer a technical explanation few people will understand, let’s talk about what torque and horsepower feel like.

Better Diesel Protection with New Line of AMSOIL Diesel Oils

If you care at all about diesel vehicles, and chances are you do considering you’re reading this, you know the industry has undergone a recent change.

A DIY Car Repair, or a Job for an Expert? Five Questions to Ask Before Doing It Yourself

Guest post by retired ASE master technician Mark Gittelman. It happens to the best of us: We take on a car repair only to find out the hard way that it’s more involved, more time-consuming and more expensive than we thought.

Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad?

To flush or not to flush. It’s a question whose answer is obvious in the bathroom, but vigorously debated in the garage. Let’s get right to the point. Is it safe to use an engine flush in an engine with high miles?

Watch How These Snowmobile Oils Handle -40º

Arctic Cat Snowmobile

Like the engine in your car or truck, the engines that power your two-stroke snowmobile are growing more sophisticated with each passing year.

Turbocharger vs Supercharger: What’s the Difference?

An engine is nothing more than an air pump. The more air it ingests, the more fuel it can burn. And more fuel equals more power.

Which Snowmobile Oil Should I Use: AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® or DOMINATOR®?

Snow has finally arrived. Your snowmobile should be prepped and ready to hit the trail or carve the mountainside. One question we get a lot around here is, “Should I use AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil or DOMINATOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil in my sled?”

Never Overlook This When Maintaining Your Snowblower

Snowblower won't start? Try this.

Thanksgiving day. While my family was gathered in my dining room, imbibing spirits and making merry, I was in the shed disassembling the carburetor on my snowblower, reeking of petroleum as rivers of gasoline flowed under my jacket cuffs and saturated me to the elbows. Here’s what happened, and here’s how to avoid it.

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates

automatic transmission - do transmission fluid additives work?

Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity

7 Expert Ice Fishing Tips with Pro Angler Pete Maina

Ice fishing tips with Pete Maina

Before you embark on your first ice fishing trip of winter, check out these tips from professional angler Pete Maina, one of Outdoor Life magazine’s “20 Best Anglers on the Planet.” Based in Hayward, Wis., one of North America’s best fisheries, Maina boasts decades of experience landing musky, walleye, bass and just about every other

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