What to do About Frozen Diesel Fuel

frozen diesel - thermometer in winter

Are you in the holiday spirit? The season is bustling, and everyone is burning the candle at both ends. There’s no time to waste, especially stuck on the side of the road from frozen diesel fuel in your car or truck. Are you prepared?



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.



Why Does Motor Oil Turn Black?

How to change your oil

What causes black motor oil? And when your oil darkens does it mean it’s time to change it? Well, there are a couple of factors that can cause the former. Let’s dig in. Factors causing black motor oil Heat cycles naturally darken motor oil During your drive to work in the morning, your engine reaches

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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.



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.



How a Differential Works (and the Type of Gear Lube to Use)

Think of all the devices we take for granted that improve our lives. The refrigerator. The microprocessor. The air conditioner. The spork.



What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid?

Glowing red brake rotor from heat

The primary difference between Dot 3 and Dot 4 is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies brake fluid into four main categories:



How to Fix Diesel Fuel Gelling with Cold Flow Improvers

I don’t know about where you live, but winter in Minnesota hit pretty hard starting in November, and it seems Old Man Winter is fired up and settled in for a long, cold season. For those who love ice fishing, the cold temps make the ice safer, giving us additional opportunity.



Oil Life Monitors – Everything You Need To Know

change engine oil soon

For the past couple months, every time I start my truck I hear an annoying “ding” followed by an equaling annoying message saying “Change Engine Oil Soon.” I know what you’re thinking – you’d better change your oil! My oil life monitor agrees.