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Does my oil need a TBN Boost
April 29, 2022

The Total Base Number, or TBN of an oil represents the amount of active detergents and dispersants that are present in the oil. Many people only consider the purpose of oil to be for lubricating the engine. Although this may be its primary function, an oil is also intended to clean and maintain the cleanliness

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Why Your European Car Needs “Special” Oil
March 13, 2022

Have you ever wondered why your Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, or Volvo needs a special kind of engine oil? It goes beyond just their good looks and elegant style; the reason is valid. Unlike why your European Trophy Wife needs that Gucci Purse. Many European cars had some of the most legendary engines, like

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Are all Synthetic oil groups the same?
January 14, 2022

When you look across the shelf at all of the different types of motor oils, it can be a little overwhelming trying to understand the differences from one to another. And believe it or not, there are actually many differences between them. However, all motor oils start out as one of five different types of

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Diesel vs. Gas Engine Oils
December 22, 2021

With a wide variety of engine oils to choose from, you may be wondering what type is the best fit for your vehicle. We’ll break down the basics of diesel oil versus gas oil, discuss the science behind these distinctive engine designs and answer some frequently asked engine oil questions. What Is Engine Oil? Engine

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Make your engine last longer with an Oil Additive
December 10, 2021

A rule of thumb that applies to any tangible asset; if you take care of something, it will last longer. This applies to everything from tools, guns and toys, to our own bodies. It’s no secret that this same principle applies to an engine as well. The good news is that it is actually quite

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You Have WHAT in your Turbo?
December 8, 2021

Turbos are great additions to the modern combustion engine. Simply put: they take wasted air and turn it into power, efficiency, and cool sounds. For Diesel owners we love that whistling sound the turbo provides and of course the extra ompf. However, today’s efficiency standards are pushing manufacturers to put turbos in just about every

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The Science of Motor Oil Viscosity
November 11, 2021

Choosing the right oil for your motor can be an overwhelming task when you consider just how many options there are. And to actually understand what you are buying when you grab that 15W-40 bottle off the shelf is an entirely different battle. The Rating System Motor oils use a rating system developed by the

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October 16, 2021

You learn a lot of great things from your father and grandfather. Maybe it’s how to track a deer, change a tire, fix a leaky pipe, and perhaps how to change your oil. While we all learned a thing or two from our grandfathers, they has probably passed on a few myths regarding motor oil

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The Science Behind Our Stiction Eliminator
October 8, 2021

Is your vehicle dealing with stiction? Although stiction is mostly seen in Ford 6.0L and 7.3L engines, stiction can be an issue on any vehicle. This sticky friction is caused by caked-on oil varnish build-up residue that occurs on HEUI-type diesel injectors, bearings, turbos, and engine components. Stiction build-up often results in hard starts, rough

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