Take a look at just a few of the dozens of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) specifications on the market: ATF+4 Mercon V Mercon LV Dexron VI ATF DW-1 ATF T-IV SP-IV Toyota ATF-WS Honda DW (ZF Diamond SP-IV You’ve likely heard the term analysis paralysis.
Swamp mix. That’s what you call a concoction of two-stroke oil and gas that’s been slopped together with no measuring tools and no regard for engine protection. Your chainsaw or string trimmer could be running on a 50:1 mix. Could be 72:1. Could be 147:1. There’s no telling.
Due to a slow recovery from back surgery, my father’s garage was in serious need of organization. He had worked as a mechanic in his father’s shop, was a welder by trade and has become a solid handyman over the years, meaning my father has accumulated a lot of tools.
I have a confession, race fans. I kind of love off-road racing (but shh, don’t tell the others). Someone here at AMSOIL once said the way to my heart is through wine and flowers. Au contraire. My response was, “actually, it’s off-road trucks.”
Over the course of Team Hybrid’s 22+ years in existence, President James Lin and his team have built an empire that shows no signs of stopping. Based on a foundation of passion, loyalty and a serious knack for building first-class vehicles, Team Hybrid is still turning heads and sweeping awards everywhere they go.
There are a few different reasons your engine might make a knocking, ticking or pinging noise. Let’s break each down and talk about what might be happening.
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.
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
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).
Have you ever seen a turbodiesel pickup roll onto a dyno and put down 3,311 ft-lbs of torque? Yeah, right. Impossible. Au contraire, my friend. Shawn Baca did just that at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, which took place last month outside Indianapolis. How about an 8.63-second ¼-mile rip down the drag strip? No way!