How Much Oil Does My Car Need?

The answer seems simple: probably about five quarts. But, if you drive a small car with a four-cylinder engine, it’s likely closer to four quarts. However, the V-8 engine in your truck could require about seven quarts. My in-laws’ RAM diesel pickup takes 12 quarts of motor oil.



What is Fuel Dilution (and Why is it Bad)?

check your oil for vehicle longevity

Fuel dilution occurs when gasoline or diesel fuel infiltrate your engine’s crankcase and dilute, or “water down,” the motor oil.



What to do About Frozen Diesel Fuel

frozen diesel - thermometer in winter

What if I told you AMSOIL has a product that provides as much as 32ºF better protection against cold-temperature diesel fuel gelling than Howes Lubricator Diesel Treat*? You know – Howes, one of the largest diesel fuel additive companies in the U.S.



The Diesel Upgrade that Should Top Your List

Diesel Power Challenge 2016

Enthusiasts who build serious diesel power are a special breed. They can invest the value of two new Toyota Tacoma trucks into a single truck capable of 1,200 hp and 2,100 lb-ft torque.



What Causes Engine Oil Oxidation?

How to change your oil

As you might expect, oxygen causes engine oil oxidation. Oxygen comprises about 20 percent of our atmosphere. It’s the third most common element in the universe. Without it we’d all be doomed. And yet too much of it can cause problems inside your engine.



Should I Switch to a Lighter Viscosity Oil in Winter?

frozen diesel - thermometer in winter

Motorists sometimes ask if they should use a lighter viscosity of motor oil once winter arrives. Yes – provided your vehicle manufacturer allows it. 



How Oil Consumption Affects Your Turbo Diesel’s Exhaust System

Diesel Truck - differences between gas and diesel engines

Ever wonder why engines have that long wiry thing with the small plastic handle? A.K.A. the dipstick? “Come on, Mark, it’s for measuring proper engine oil volume,” you say.



Which of These Competitors Will Win the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge?

Diesel Power Challenge 2016

Once again, the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge is upon us with 10 competitors and 1 alternate gearing up for another battle of the diesel-fittest.



A Beginner’s Guide to Motor Oil: What You Need to Know

Expedition Colorado - working on willys jeep

If you awoke this morning asking yourself, “Gee, I wonder what there is to know about motor oil,” you’re in luck. Here, we present a primer on motor oil fundamentals.



Should You Use Diesel Competition Oil?

dodge ram 5.9 cummins dyno pull

April is here, and for those who love to spend time at the drag strip challenging their reaction time, on a dirt strip hooked to a sled, or tied down on a roller dyno grunting for power, the diesel competition season is upon us.