Beginner’s Guide to Oil Filter Terms and Defintions

Whether it’s personal relationships or business, communication is important. The longer you live the more you discover how many things can interfere with good communication.

6 Overlooked Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment Owners

My dad owned a construction company when I was a kid, which meant summer break wasn’t really a break. One summer I was tasked with cleaning up an old asphalt paver. It took a couple days to get it as clean as possible. I greased it and told my dad it was all cleaned up.

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Synthetic Oil Beats Conventional in AAA Test

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My mother took the Culligan Man to task not long ago. Not the flesh-and-blood Culligan Man, but the actor on TV. It happened when I was visiting my folks during lunch. I have lunch at my parent’s house here in Superior, Wis., every Wednesday.

Stiction… What Is It?

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By now you’ve inevitably seen this term in turbo diesel enthusiast magazines.  And if you own a Ford Powerstroke 6.0L diesel engine, then you likely have experienced it. Stiction… it’s a combination of two words. Static and Friction. What it really means is that there are two components touching each other and a specific force

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2017 Diesel Power Challenge Just Around the Corner

Diesel Power Challenge

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 I Learned at The Ultimate Callout Challenge

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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!

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McDonalds or KFC: Should I Run Vegetable Oil in my Diesel?

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Ever drive down the road in the middle of nowhere and run across the scent of French fries? Maybe it made you think some punk threw his garbage from his car into the ditch and the wind was just right to catch a whiff as you drove by.

Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel

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If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however.

How to Test Engine Compression

Compression Gauge

Engine compression = engine power. A simple equation even we non-engineers can understand. Compression refers to the pressure your engine generates inside the cylinders while it’s running. How much pressure the engine produces and how well it converts that pressure into usable work influence your engine’s efficiency and power. How it all works and how

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How to Increase Torque in a Diesel Engine

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Torque – the end game for every diesel enthusiast I bet if I asked six different people how much torque is enough, maybe, just maybe, two of them would agree that stock is enough. I would be in the group of four devising ways to build more torque. But, then again, I’m the guy who can’t leave

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