John Baker

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What Motor Oil is Best for Winter? (And Other Cold-Weather Questions)

Car driving in snow during winter

Synthetics are a better choice when looking for a winter motor oil. They remain fluid in cold weather to ease cold starts and improve wear protection.



Do Older Engines Need Oil With ZDDP Additives?

Using a high-zinc oil with a high dose of ZDDP additives helps protect classic car and hot rod engines. AMSOIL Z-ROD® Synthetic Oil contains 1,400 ppm zinc.



How to Clean Snowmobile Power Valves

How to clean snowmobile power valves

Deposits can cause exhaust power valves to stick, reducing power and performance. Here’s how to clean snowmobile power valves.



How Engine Sludge Forms. And How To Prevent It.

Engine sludge is a black gelatinous substance that wreaks havoc in engines. Fighting sludge in oil means using a good synthetic motor oil.



Banks Power Unveils Supercharged-Duramax-Powered “LokJaw” at 2021 SEMA Show

Banks Power LokJaw

Banks Powers’ latest crate engine, a supercharged Duramax that makes 650 horsepower, was unveiled in the AMSOIL booth at the 2021 SEMA show.



Turbocharger vs Supercharger: What’s the Difference?

Turbocharger vs supercharger

Adding more air into the cylinders increases engine power, but what are the differences between turbochargers and superchargers?