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Ford Diesel CK-4 And FA-4 Statement

On Dec. 1, 2016 the American Petroleum Institute (API) began licensing two new diesel motor categories: CK-4 and FA-4. API CK-4 was released to replace CJ-4. FA-4 is a low-viscosity diesel oil released for diesel engines designed for such oils.

Oil And Direct Fuel Injection

The oil in the crankcase of a direct fuel injected engine can make a huge difference in the health of the engine. The right oil can reduce carbon deposits on the intake valves and keep the engine healthy.

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Oil And Filter Service Guidelines

By some, oil filters are regarded as low-tech items that are all virtually the same. It may come as a surprise that nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s oil filter, whether it is a spin-on or cartridge type, possesses components which are specifically designed and engineered for individual applications. Today’s filter also offers significantly improved overall performance when compared to products made just a few years ago.

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VIDEO: Slow Or Lazy Oxygen Sensor Maintenance

Andrew Markel explains how coolant leaks and oil consumption can lead to a slow, lazy or dead oxygen sensor. Sponsored by Robert Bosch.

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JEGS Engine Break-In Oil Available In 10W30 And 20W50

JEGS Break-In Oil is fully formulated and does not require the use of any other chemical additives. Available in one quart containers.

New API-Licensed CK-4 And FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils Are Now Available

The American Petroleum Institute has licensed approximately 400 CK-4 and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by large, medium and small oil marketers.

Recognizing And Preventing Engine Sludge

Engine repairs are one of the most expensive costs associated with car ownership. If the engine, transmission or body is shot, those repairs can easily overwhelm your customers’ budgets. Engine sludge is a key contributor to engine failure; here’s how to recognize and prevent the problem before it becomes an issue.

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Ultimate Underhood: Dry Sump Engine Oil Systems

On GM’s newer LT V8s, there is an option for a dry sump lubrication system. Dry sump oiling systems improve lubrication system performance during aggressive driving maneuvers and high cornering loads.

VIDEO: Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Carbon Deposits And The Synthetic Oil Connection

Conventional oil that has high volatility will cause more vapors and make carbon deposits worse. Synthetic oil with low volatility can reduce vapors and prevent carbon from forming on the valves. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

PurolatorONE Now Available At Retailers Across The U.S. And Canada

Available in spin-on and cartridge configurations, this new advanced oil filter line covers 95 percent of vehicles on the road today.

10 Things To Learn From Oil Analysis

For most consumers, a preventive maintenance program for their automobile consists of nothing more than an oil change. While a regular oil change is very important, the most critical part of changing the oil is to know when to change the oil.

A/C Compressor Oils: Types, Uses And Differences

A/C compressor oil types can vary due to the compressor manufacturer, refridgerant and OEM requirements. See which oils to use for modern A/C systems.