Performance claims may not be accurate, even apply

A recent quality survey looking into performance claims made by lubricant manufacturers found some products were incompatible with oil categories established by the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA). Driven Racing Oil’s Lake Speed Jr. says while the survey results originated in Europe, the truth is there are lubricants across the globe whose performance claims may […]

Buyer Beware: Diesel oil has changed

If you use diesel engine oils in your car for their higher levels of anti-wear additives than found in off-the-shelf standard engine oils, it’s time to consider a change. The American Petroleum Institute has adopted two new heavy-duty engine oil categories that increase the importance of seeking out an engine oil containing the correct formulation […]

Oil Consumption Bulletin

A recent Consumer Reports article highlighted the increasing trend of new vehicles that “use” as much as one quart oil for every 1,200 miles. This problem is particularly apparent in lightweight “OW-” oils often found in performance engines. Driven examines this growing situation and explains the causes.

Coolant System Corrosion Bulletin

Attn: Coolant Additive And Anti-Freeze Users Re: Corrosion Issues Inside Engine Cooling Systems May Be Caused By Hard Water Usage It is not uncommon for cooling system corrosion issues to develop for racers and performance enthusiasts alike. This can occur whether they are using a coolant additive or anti-freeze. It sounds like it could be […]

GM LS Hydraulic Roller Cam Bulletin

Attn: GM LS Engine Owners Re: Hydraulic Roller Cam & Lifter Failures Due To Improper Lubrication As the marketplace stretches the power levels of the popular GM LS platform (especially in power adder applications), a marked increase is being seen in hydraulic roller cam lobe deterioration, along with lifter wheel and needle bearing failures. The root issue of […]

High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) Bulletin

Attn: Classic, Muscle & Race Car Owners Re: The Latest Government Oil Standards Are A Major Concern For Classic, Muscle & Race Car Owners, Especially Those Currently Using Diesel Oils In Their Gasoline Engines New government regulations requiring auto manufacturers to meet ever-increasing fuel mileage minimums are forcing changes in areas that can affect the mechanical health […]