Available Jan. 7, AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid (AUPT) replaces Synthetic ATV/UTV Front Drive Fluid (AUFD), which is discontinued and available while supplies last. Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid is primarily recommended by AMSOIL for transmission/differentials and front drives in Polaris* ATVs and UTVs, offering the perfect combination of protection and convenience.
If you’re interested in vehicles and the rapidly expanding electronics in the automotive industry, here are a few links to this years consumer electronics show happening now (Jan 7 – 10) in Las Vegas.
A brief history of synthetic lubricants and AMSOIL has been added to the Interesting Reading section of this web site.
New research shows that water flowing over thin layers of rust can generate power.
An interesting short article in Smithsonianmag.com Read More
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are under pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. As a result, most new engines today use some combination of turbochargers, direct-fuel injection and variable valve timing to deliver better fuel economy and increase horsepower.Continue reading
I never really thought much about grease compatibility years ago when I first started working on my vehicles. I was uninformed figuring “Grease is Grease.” (Kind of like the “Oil is Oil” people.)Continue reading
If your old enough to remember the “News Reel” footage shown in theaters before the “Feature Films” were shown, you should recognize the look of this 10 minute black and white video right away. While the first minute or so shows people engaged in winter sports, it makes a point of the “Lubrication” needed to enjoy these sports. (And if you asked most people today what “Lubricant” was used in these sports, you would probably get a blank stare or possibly “Wax.”
There is an old saying that “The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same.” While much has changed both in the sports and in lubrication since this video was made, most of the change has been in the technology, the basics are still the same.
This article is from the August 30, 2019 issue of the Engine Labs newsletter. ( https://www.enginelabs.com/ ) Link is in the title of the block below
By John Baker From A October 24, 2016 AMSOIL Blog Post
While the Blog Post is 3 years old, the information is just as important today as it was then. That’s why I’ve added it to the “Interesting Reading” section of this web site. Read More
How Stuff Works is an interesting site that answers all types of questions.
In my younger days I was admonished numerous times, “Don’t Ask Stupid Questions.” Then I got a boss who loved to say, “There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question, Only Stupid Mistakes.” While I didn’t think much of him as a boss, I took his saying to heart.
The How Stuff Works site will answer questions you didn’t even know to ask. Some you will wonder why they were asked but others you may find really interesting. The following is the link to the quiz section on Cars, Trucks & Engines. Check it out. You may find it interesting.
Afterwards, check out some of the other sections of the site. You never know, it may prevent a “Stupid Question / Mistake.”
Several weeks ago I posted a link to the GMC V-12 Engine, kind of an interesting side note on engine history. Yesterday Engine Labs posted another article on an old, virtually forgotten engine, the Sterling TCG-8 Viking II engine. This was an inline, 8 cylinder, 4-stroke engine with an 8 inch bore and a 9 inch stroke that produced 600 HP at 1,200 RPM’s on gasoline, lots of it. To read the Engine Labs article and see a video of it running, click here.