2017 Diesel Power Challenge Just Around the Corner

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

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?

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

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 Increase Torque in a Diesel Engine

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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Diesel Fuel Winter Additives

Cold Weather Diesel

Winter temperatures can lead to power loss in diesel engines, which can be frustrating and potentially dangerous. Diesel fuel treatments provide an additional level of security against these problems and can restore performance and ensure filters do not clog.

Diesel vs. Gas Engines: What’s the Difference?

Diesel Truck - differences between gas and diesel engines

This is the story about the differences between diesel and gasoline engines: Diesel engines burn diesel fuel and gasoline engines burn gasoline. The end. Short and sweet, eh? Actually, there’s quite a bit more to the story. Different ways of igniting the fuel Outside of differences in the fuel used, the most notable difference between

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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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Interview with 2016 Diesel Power Challenge Champion Charlie Keeter

The 2016 Diesel Power Challenge has come and gone, and new champion Charlie Keeter is enjoying the rush of out-besting the best diesels in the nation. In his first-ever appearance at the Diesel Power Challenge, Charlie edged out the competition to earn his final position atop the leaderboard. We caught up with the newly-minted 2016

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2016 Diesel Power Challenge: The Final Results

Trucks on Drag track

After an exciting week of high-octane diesel action, the 2016 Diesel Power Challenge is a wrap and a new champion has been crowned. Competitors showed up with their A-game and made this one of the greatest Diesel Power Challenge events yet. In the end, Charlie Keeter and his ’04 Ford F250 6.0 Power Stroke V-8

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