Solving the Challenges of Flat-Tappet Cams in Classic Car Engines

custom 1961 chev impala coupe

One of the big concerns among classic car owners in recent years has been the abundance of flat-tappet camshaft failures many attribute to the reduction of zinc and phosphorus in today’s oil formulations.



What to Know When Choosing Shock Oil

  A shock oil’s number-one task is to deliver consistency. Consistent dampening despite temperature changes. Consistent rebound despite different terrain. Consistent performance so you can ride or drive confidently.



Making Sense of New Oil Specifications: GM dexos and API SN Plus

Time for an Oil Change

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil.



9 Tips for Safe Trailer Towing

Chevrolet silverado 1500 Towing Camper

Friends of mine in Minneapolis were driving on Highway 35, talking about this and that, minding their own business, when – Wham! A trailer carrying a boat slammed into their car.



What Is Cetane and Why Does It Matter?

Diesel Gas Pump

In the same way that octane ratings indicate the ignition stability of gasoline, cetane values are assigned to diesel fuel to rate its combustion quality.



How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil?

conventional and synthetic oil

To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and on blogs still cling to old beliefs that synthetic motor oils cause roller followers to

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Do Motor Oil Additives Work?

conventional and synthetic oil

What do motor oil additives do? The shelves at your local auto parts store are full of aftermarket motor oil additives and oil treatments that promise a cornucopia of benefits, such as… Increased fuel economy Reduced friction Maximum horsepower Improved engine cleanliness To provide this added performance, aftermarket motor oil additives use different chemical components

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9 Awesome Things to do at Daytona Bike Week

Daytona Bike Week - Daytona Beach

Hi, rally fans! March is here, and you know what that means – it’s time for Daytona Bike Week. And, with the 77th-annual rally set to kick off this Friday, the “World’s Biggest Motorcycle Festival” is set to draw hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 10-day event.



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 the two 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: