How to Fight Ethanol Problems in Small Engines

Small engine carburetor

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.



What is Fuel Stabilizer?

Lawnmower

Fuel stabilizer is like an antioxidant for gas. It disrupts the chemical reaction that causes gas to break down, helping engines start easily and run well.



Weed Eater Won’t Start? Try This

Weed eater, string trimmer, wee wacker cutting grass.

No matter what you call it – weed eater, weed whacker, string trimmer – chances are at some point it won’t start. Here’s how to get it running again.



Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

SABER Professional

Landscape professionals provide the most demanding proving grounds for two-stoke equipment. Their string trimmers, backpack blowers, chainsaws and other equipment run continuously in hot, dirty and wet conditions. And their brutal schedules leave no time for breakdowns. As the video shows, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have earned the trust of landscape professionals like Duluth Lawn Care.

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Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

Chainsaw maintenance

Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Here’s a simple solution.



Snowblower Won’t Start? Try This

Snowblower won't start? Try this.

A snowblower that won’t start is almost always due to a fuel problem. Often, a quick carburetor cleaning is all it takes to fix the problem. Here’s how.



AMSOIL 2017 Year in Review (Part 1)

Start Line amsoil snowcross Geneva 2017

Here at AMSOIL, 2017 delivered a whirlwind of activity from start to finish. From new and reformulated products that further solidified our status as the leader in synthetic lubricant technology, to the loss of our beloved founder Al Amatuzio, it’s been a year of highs and lows unlike any other in our history.



7 Fixes for Common Small Engine Failures

fist holding wrench photo

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?

old vw beetle maintenance

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?



Synthetic Oil Beats Conventional in AAA Test

Pouring oil

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