Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad?

To flush or not to flush. It’s a question whose answer is obvious in the bathroom, but vigorously debated in the garage. Let’s get right to the point. Is it safe to use an engine flush in an engine with high miles?

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil Additives

It’s been a long, long time since motor oil was “just oil.” In the 1930s, someone decided to begin putting wax modifiers in the oil to address the problem of wax residue after the refining process. Thus was born the motor oil additive market. Today, motor oils, whether petroleum or synthetic, contain a variety of

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Turbocharger vs Supercharger: What’s the Difference?

An engine is nothing more than an air pump. The more air it ingests, the more fuel it can burn. And more fuel equals more power.

Never Overlook This When Maintaining Your Snowblower

Snowblower won't start? Try this.

Thanksgiving day. While my family was gathered in my dining room, imbibing spirits and making merry, I was in the shed disassembling the carburetor on my snowblower, reeking of petroleum as rivers of gasoline flowed under my jacket cuffs and saturated me to the elbows. Here’s what happened, and here’s how to avoid it.

Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires: Worth the Cost?

Snow Tires - Winter Driving

During my last post on preparing your vehicle for winter, one of the comments that came up was the use of snow tires. Of course if you’re living in the desert or tropics, heavy snowfall is likely the least of your worries. But, if you’re a winter road warrior, a set of snow tires can be

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Snowmobile for Riding Season

Old man winter is making his official entrance this weekend with the season’s first snow storm lumbering across the Midwest. Winter enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the chance to take their first snowmobile rides of the season, and the time has nearly come to execute plans and trail routes that have been laid out for weeks.

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Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Cold-weather oil performance

With winter around the corner, now is a good time to get your vehicle prepared for the worst. Being based in northern Wisconsin, we at AMSOIL talk a lot about how synthetic lubricants make life a little easier, as the cold air starts to pierce our engines and lungs. Wherever you may be, nasty road

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How to Winterize Your Boat and Motor

Recently, I’ve become the owner of my first boat, a used pontoon with a two-stroke outboard motor. I’ve been dreaming of fishing with my buddies out on the St. Louis River on a calm, crisp summer morning.

How to Clean and Prepare Your Gun for Hunting Season

Deer hunting tips

It’s nearly November already, which means if you are an avid hunter like myself, you’ve already been out kicking the bush testing your skills.

Hydraulic Power: Common Problems and Solutions

In the simplest terms a hydraulic power system consists of a sump, motor, pump, valves, actuators and hydraulic fluid. This combination can be configured into millions of applications to transfer power and reduce mechanical complexity.