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Performance claims may not be accurate, even applyA 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 changedIf 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 BulletinA 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.
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Used Oil Analysis Cuts Through Myths and MysteryThere is an old adage that says, “You can’t change what you can measure.” Accurate measurements are basically facts, and you can use these facts to make measurable changes. When it comes to engine wear protection, everyone has opinions about motor oils. But, you CAN make decisions based on facts instead of speculation. Used Oil […]
5 Things You Should Know About Motor OilLet me begin by saying that I have personally made every mistake on this list, so don’t feel judged. Heck, I grew up the son of a NASCAR driver who was sponsored by an oil company, so if I didn’t know any better, don’t feel bad if most of this is news to you. Among […]
Don’t Fall For Shady Oil TestingMuch confusion and debate exists in regards to motor oils and lubricants in general. One of the primary reasons for this is that lubricants are chemicals in a bottle. Unlike hardware or sheets of plywood that are easily measured, touched and observed, lubricants are these slippery products that we typically don’t like getting on our […]