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Posts Tagged ‘lubrication’

  • Top Blogs for Car Owners

    July 28, 2015 • Enthusiasts • Views: 2232

    There are two types of people in this world – those who care about their cars and those who don’t. When the engine light turns on you either check it out immediately or ignore it and hope it goes away …

  • Say NO to Friction!

    July 21, 2015 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 1731

    Say No to Friction! Did you know that up to ⅓ of your fuel consumption is due to friction in your engine? That’s like losing ⅓ of your meal due to problems with your plate, fork and knife! You wouldn’t …

  • Car Filter Maintenance

    3 Car Maintenance Procedures You Don’t Need

    March 23, 2015 • Enthusiasts • Views: 5873

    Believe it or not, there are some car maintenance procedures that aren’t really necessary. Common sense should tell you what your car really needs, but there are some car maintenance items that only seem necessary. Let’s look at a few …

  • Understanding and Diagnosing Rear Differential Noise

    January 22, 2014 • Enthusiasts • Views: 217833

    What is the Purpose of a Rear Differential? The differential is the final end mechanism that enables the creation of torque in the crankshaft before it is distributed through the transmission, to the drive shaft, and then to the wheels. …

  • Diesel Fuel Additive Review Part 1

    January 5, 2014 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 12572

    Diesel Fuel Additive and Lubricity Lubricity has always been a term often mistaken for viscosity or the thickness of fuel. However, the lubrication properties of a certain fuel is not directly connected to its thickness but rather to its components …

  • All About Penetrating Oils

    All About Penetrating Oils

    December 28, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 5967

    What are Penetrating Oils? Penetrating oils have low viscosity which means that they flow easily when applied. Penetrating oil got its name from its ability to penetrate in the narrow spaces between the threads of two parts. It works by …

  • What is EP2 grease and why is it a favorite among motorists?

    What is EP2 Grease? – Part 1

    December 18, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 23493

    In vehicle applications, EP2 greases are applied on parts that cannot be frequently lubricated. It is also used on parts where lubricating oil usually doesn’t stay in position. In addition to this, EP2 grease can also act as a sealant …

  • What is EP2 Grease? Part 2

    December 18, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 12883

    What is Lithium Complex in EP2 grease? Lithium complex greases were first developed in the 1940’s with the patent granted to Lester W. McClennan. It was only until the 1980s, however, when this grease type was finally released to the …

  • Heat and friction destroys bearings in manual transmissions and other important components

    How Heat and Friction Destroys Bearings

    November 23, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Racers • Views: 3429

    A Closer Look at How Heat and Friction Destroys Bearings in Manual Transmissions There are five common types of bearings found in manual transmissions: plain, ball, roller, tapered roller, and needle. Plain bearings are those used on an engine’s lower

  • heat and friction cause a great negative impact on transmissions by affecting its internal parts.

    Heat and Friction and its Impact on Transmissions

    November 23, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 2544

    Curious of the ways that can help you spare your gearbox or transmission from these factors? Read on for a crash course about them. Manual Transmissions: The Basics Standard transmissions, also known as manual gearbox or manual transmission is a …