How Turbochargers and Direct Injection are Changing the Industry

Turbocharged, gasoline-direct-injection (T-GDI) engines have been the topic of many AMSOIL blog posts and other publications the last few months, and for good reason. In recent years these technologies have taken the automotive industry by storm.

What are CAFÉ Standards?

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Back in March, news hit that the Trump administration was considering reevaluating the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards that mandate fleet-wide fuel economy of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

New Motor Oil Specs are Coming

Time for an Oil Change

As engine operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil. New engine hardware such as turbochargers, direct injection and variable valve timing (VVT) place increased stress on your engine oil.

Let’s Make Some Noise Out There

Lunar Rover

One memory I have from my baseball days in high school was how the coach would shout, “Let’s make some noise out there,” and we’d all begin shouting insults at the batter in order to distract him.

American Truckers Deserve Your Appreciation

Trucks & truckers dedicated to a cause

Somewhere between Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo., I gained a lifelong respect for truck drivers.

Making Sense Of New Diesel Engine Oil Specifications: CK-4 and FA-4

Hard Working American Trucker

Contractors and members of the skilled trades, including professional truck drivers, play a significant role in the U.S. economy. For example, truckers deliver 70 percent of all freight tonnage in the U.S., yet many of these hardworking professionals go unnoticed and underappreciated. With semis priced more than $100,000 and diesel pickups north of $50,000, saying

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Recent Diesel Oil Trends: Addressing Oil Consumption

Recent Diesel Oil Trends Consumption - Truck on freeway

Using a good diesel oil is essential to keeping engine components clean and protected. But changing tides may be dampening the level of wear protection offered by some oils. To meet emissions standards, oil additives that protect the engine were reduced with the introduction of the API CJ-4 performance specification, in 2006. Reduced additive content may cause unforeseen

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Is Norway Really Going to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicles?

Norway Ban

An eye-opening news report surfaced the other day: Norway plans to ban sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2025. Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car-maker Tesla, tweeted his approval to the plan.

Journalist Robin Washington Talks About the Future of Transportation and Driverless Cars

Robin Washington

Like many of you, I may live in the present, but I do a lot of thinking about the future, especially the future of cars. Recently I’ve been reading quite a bit about Artificial Intelligence, sensors and the continued melding of technology into everyday things. Robin Washington, former editor of the Duluth News Tribune, has also

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Pickup Trucks: Big is the New Small

I was helping my parents move the other day, and it struck me – “Wow, today’s pickups are massive.” Trundling up Highway 53 in northern Wisconsin behind the wheel of my dad’s Ford F-150 felt like navigating a battleship. And many of the trucks on the road dwarf his pickup.