What Does Horsepower Mean?

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One horsepower equals 33,000 ft·lbf/min (about 745 watts). We explain what it all means – and its connection to the London beer-making industry – here.



What’s the Best Oil for Turbo Cars?

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Industry testing shows that AMSOIL delivers excellent protection for turbo cars, limiting deposits on the turbo bearing and shaft. See the results.



How Engine Wear & Deposits Kill Horsepower

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Most people equate engine wear and deposits with a sudden, catastrophic engine failure that leaves you stranded alongside the road. In reality, wear and deposits are more likely to erode engine power and efficiency over time. Here’s how it works and what you can do about it. Engine compression = power For your engine to

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We’re Into Tractor Pulling

The need for power and speed is an age-old desire dating back to the chariot races of ancient Rome. It’s since inspired all manner of racing and events. Competitors today can drive everything from modified lawnmowers to top-fuel dragsters capable of more than 11,000 horsepower. 



Should You Use Diesel Competition Oil?

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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.



AMSOIL Heads to SEMA New Product Showcase with 13 New Products

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The mighty SEMA show is just around the corner, and our AMSOIL trade show team is busy preparing for another successful presentation to the key players in the automotive industry. SEMA is where companies learn of the latest news, products and technology developments that shape the automotive aftermarket.



What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

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Rather than offer a technical explanation few people will understand, let’s talk about what torque and horsepower feel like.



5 Ways to Boost Horsepower for Under $500

Boost horsepower in your car or truck

More power. It’s the rallying cry of gearheads across time and place, whether you secretly wish you were Brian O’Connor when passing cars in your Mitsubishi Eclipse or Cole Trickle when tossing your 1984 Camaro around town.



How to Protect Your Vehicle Against Wear and Horsepower Loss

Most of us know excessive engine wear eventually leads to costly breakdowns and engine failure. But even if your engine doesn’t fail, wear robs your vehicle of power, performance and that “like-new” feeling you crave when driving.