Groundbreaking Engine Wins 2017 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge

The AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge presented by HOT ROD is run by the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH). The field may be smaller, but the competition is no less intense, and the creativity no less compelling. The 2017 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge at UNOH in Lima, Ohio, has already seen some fascinating engine concepts that

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What Motor Oil Should I Use in a Methanol Engine?

Sprint car.

Frank wants to know, via our Facebook page, the pros and cons of using mineral oil versus synthetic oil in a methanol-fueled engine. Thanks for the question, Frank.

Do Older Vehicles Need High Zinc Motor Oil?

Jerry Dixey's Car

Thanks to Hugh Ashburn for asking this question on our Facebook page. I assume when you say “older,” you mean a classic car or hot rod with a flat-tappet camshaft. Compared to their roller-cam counterparts, flat-tappet cams undergo sliding contact rather than rolling contact.

What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

AMSOIL synthetic motor oil 2015 Car Craft Nats Challenger

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

Behind the Scenes at Day One of the AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge

Engine Masters Challenge 2016

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.

2015 AMSOIL Year in Review: Part 2

AMSOIL Booth

Yesterday we recapped the AMSOIL product news and events that took place in the first half of the year. Let’s continue our walk down memory lane with the conclusion of the 2015 AMSOIL Year in Review. From summertime road trips to the grand SEMA Show, AMSOIL was in all corners of the engine-driven industry right

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Go Inside the Dyno Room with Engine Masters, presented by AMSOIL

An all-new show is coming to Motor Trend’s YouTube channel beginning Nov. 23 – Engine Masters, presented by AMSOIL. Each episode features parts testing and engine-to-engine shootouts on the dyno. In the debut episode, find out what single bolt-on part adds 50 hp to a small-block Chevy already capable of producing 500 hp.