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GF-6 Oil Specification: What It Means For Your Shop

The Obama Administration finalized fuel economy standards in 2012 designed to increase fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 mpg for passenger cars and light-truck applications by 2025. This push for greater efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and better energy security set in motion the need for an improved motor oil capable of superior lubricant performance. The proposed International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) GF-6 specification would answer the industry’s need for this more robust motor oil.

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Carter Fuel Systems Introduces 13 New Part Numbers

The 13 new part numbers cover a series of model year applications ranging from 2001-’14, extending coverage to reach an additional 2.7 million passenger vehicles.

Carquest By BWD And Intermotor Sensors

Advance Professional offers Carquest by BWD and Intermotor sensors, designed and triple-tested to meet or exceed OE specifications with exceptional performance and extended service life.

High Performance Engine Bearings

The bearings that support the crankshaft play a critical role in handling the power the engine produces as well as engine durability. Because of this, bearing selection, fit and installation can make or break your engine build. If a bearing is not strong enough to handle a high horsepower application, it may fret or fatigue and fail. The last thing you want to see are little flakes of metal in the oil pan and filter. A spun bearing is even worse, especially if it happens at high RPM because it will usually break a rod and destroy the engine.

Phillips 66 Lubricants Announces Consolidation Of Its Brand Portfolio

The company will consolidate its lubricant portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil, beginning July 1. According to the company, transitioning away from a tri-branded strategy will help to elevate the profile of Phillips 66 Lubricants as a national lubricant supplier.

Valvoline Launches Fuel System Service For Direct-Injection Systems

Valvoline engineers have developed a groundbreaking solution for treating and restoring gasoline direct-injection fuel systems with the EasyGDI Fuel System Service featuring Power Dispersal Technology.

Lingenfelter Offers Performance Packages For 2016 Camaro SS

Starting with a supercharger upgrade package delivering 630 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, followed by a very aggressive naturally aspirated package rated at 600 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque, each kit is professionally installed, chassis dyno tuned, with a certificate of authenticity and a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.

The Story Behind The Bundle Of Snakes Exhaust System

When the phrase “bundle of snakes” is uttered about an exhaust system, two cars come to mind: the Ford GT40 and Lotus 38. These were not the first vehicles to use this type of exhaust configuration, but they were the first to be called a “bundle of snakes” and make exhaust systems look more like art than science. These complex exhaust systems were created as a solution to the problem caused by the use of a flat-plane crankshaft.

Coolant Condition: More Than Just A Wallet Flush

Coolant at 100,000 miles may look the same as coolant with zero miles. The real difference between good and bad coolant can’t be seen with the naked eye; it is in the chemistry. If you do determine that coolant is contaminated, the system has been damaged and new coolant will not help.

Detergents For Modern Vehicles

As a technician, it is hard to gauge a consumer’s gas-buying habits: Some owners may use a cell phone app to find the cheapest gas, while others habitually buy gas at one or two stations. No matter the type of customer, some in-tank fuel cleaners can help to alleviate fuel system and carbon buildup issues. Selling these fuel system cleaners in association with other maintenance services, like oil changes, is cheap insurance against cheap gas.

Air Filter Show & Tell: Seeing Is Believing

An air filter is a normal wear item that requires regular checks and replacement. Their role is to trap dirt particles that can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. In fuel-injected vehicles, the air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor. The engine management system can

Selling Batteries With A State-Of-Health Strategy

Batteries can be an easy sell in some ways because all customers understand the basic importance of the battery. Good battery = car starts; bad battery = car doesn’t start. Unfortunately, many customers aren’t in the market for that new battery until the previous one officially, and inconveniently, dies. Therein lies the opportunity to both