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.
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.
The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in the first place?”
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.
AMSOIL INC. is headquartered in the land of 10,000 lakes. Imagine clean, blue water, pine trees for days, and wildlife that roams free. It is a beautiful place and we do our best to not take it for granted.
It’s dirt bike season. Motorcycle season. Boat season. ATV season. Weekend season. The giddy anticipation of Summer. Sunshine. Your favorite malted beverage. Blue skies and puffy clouds.
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.
Today’s blog theme is car maintenance myths. When we talk about myths, we’re not making reference to the characters who populate ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, like Apollo, Hercules and Medusa. In this context the word myth has evolved to simply mean “beliefs that are not true.”