Month: December 2019

Can I Use The Same Oil Filter Twice? (And Other Oil Filter Questions Answered)

In theory, your filter has a simple job: capture wear-causing contaminants and hold them in the filter media so they don’t run amok inside your engine. But lots of factors can throw a wrench into this plan, which can raise

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How to Perform Oil Analysis

Used oil analysis is one of the most potent tools in your vehicle-maintenance arsenal. It effectively provides a glimpse inside your engine to gauge lubricant and component condition without so much as removing a bolt or bloodying a knuckle. And

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Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in

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What is a Limited-Slip Differential (and What Type of Gear Lube Should I Use)?

Without the differential beneath your vehicle filled with gears, clutches, bearings and gear lube, your wheels couldn’t rotate at different speeds and traverse different distances when taking a corner, meaning the outside wheel would skip and drag over the pavement.

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How to Boost Fuel Mileage

Summer road trips, weekend getaways and trips home for the holidays promise all kinds of attractions – sampling the local food, checking out the scenery and stopping to see the local oddities, like the world’s largest ball of twine, in

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