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How Tos

Race Consumables: A Checklist of Fluids for You Next Trip to the Race Track

Presuming you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy excruciating muscle cramps, you probably make a point to hydrate before going on a long run, a bike ride, or engaging […]

API engine oil ratings
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Video: What API Oil Ratings Mean

API oil ratings are the various classifications of engine oil set by the American Petroleum Institute, an organization that has been classifying oil since the 1930s. Because of radical additive […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can I Mix Zinc Additive with Off-the-Shelf Motor Oil to Save Money?

Why can’t I just add a bottle of zinc additive to my oil and then just use regular off-the-shelf oil? Won’t that work just as well as those more expensive […]

Royal Purple XPR 5W-40 racing engine oil
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Royal Purple Launches New 5W-40 and 5W-50 XPR Racing Oils

LAS VEGAS, NV — Outdoor temperatures swing, and when they do, oil viscosity changes with them. Precision-built race engines don’t like when their oil—their very lifeblood—is imprecise, and these engines […]

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Video: 5 Things You Need to Know About Motor Oil

Opinions vary on many facets of motor oil. On what is good, bad, true, or false. Lost in all those opinions, are scientific data-backed facts, says tribologist and Driven Racing Oil’s […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

Purple Haze: Clearing up the Differences in Royal Purple’s Line of Motor Oil

What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to brand recognition. For example, you’ve probably heard of Royal Purple. The company has been making high performance lubricants for decades. […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Oil Additives: What’s In Your Oil and Why is It There?

We take motor oil for granted. Sometimes, we don’t change it as often as we should. And when we do pour in a fresh batch of oil, we don’t always do […]

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4 Common Motor Oil Myths and Why They’re False

The guys on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters have exposed some pretty incredible myths. But when it comes to debunking some of the most common motor oil myths, you’d be hard pressed […]

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Video: Motor Oil Viscosity Explained

What’s the most-important property of a lubricant? Viscosity. Learn the difference between viscosity grade and viscosity index. Learn what all of those viscosity numbers and letters mean by listening to […]

How Tos / Tech

Quick Tech: How to Reduce Oil Consumption in GM LS Engines

It’s a fact: GM LS engines consume excessive amounts of oil. Supercharged or turbocharged engines, as well as engines regularly run to the rpm limit, use even more. One reason for […]