7 Fixes for Common Small Engine Failures

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Mike Hudec is our problem solver. Here at AMSOIL, we lovingly refer to him as simply “Hudec.” As Senior IT Project Manager, Hudec solves problems. He makes sure our IT Department is working on the right projects at the right time with the right resources.



Which of These 5 Approaches to Vehicle Maintenance Do You Use?

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Maintenance is one of those things you either do or don’t do. There isn’t a good way to fall “in between” on the maintenance spectrum, nor do your vehicles, equipment or toys like to be in a state of disrepair. Life is short, so why waste time due to improper maintenance?



How to Fight Ethanol Problems in Small Engines

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Small-engine manufacturers warn that ethanol can dissolve plastic and create harmful deposits, leading to costly repairs. Here’s what you can do about it.



Synthetic Oil Beats Conventional in AAA Test

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My mother took the Culligan Man to task not long ago. Not the flesh-and-blood Culligan Man, but the actor on TV.



Just the Facts: The ECHO String Trimmer Technical Study

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As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary to maintain it, from chainsaws to lawnmowers and snowblowers to string trimmers.



How to Winterize Your Boat and Motor

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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.



5 Expert Chainsaw Maintenance Tips

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Chainsaws are great tools – when they’re working properly. Here are five helpful tips to keep your chainsaw cutting strong.



Best Practices for Your Zero-Turn Mower

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Here at AMSOIL, we’re always investigating ways we can help you get the most out of your vehicles and equipment. One example includes the zero-turn mowers used by landscape professionals. I haven’t used one personally, but I chatted with AMSOIL Product Specialist Josh Kimmes about his firsthand experiences operating zero-turn mowers while working for a

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What’s the Right Fuel for Landscape Power Equipment?

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If you buy a new mower, trimmer, snowblower or other piece of equipment, you may find a warning in the owner’s manual to not use certain grades of ethanol-blended gasoline. But what is ethanol and what harm can it do? Ethanol is an alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, such as corn or sugar. It’s

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