AMSOIL’s New Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid

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.

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How An Oiling System Works – 1937 “Video”

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. ( ) Link is in the title of the block below

Want To Have Some Fun With Auto Quizzes?

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.”

Worlds Largest Inline Gasoline Engine

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.