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Let’s Talk Oil Viscosity

Oil is an important part of keeping an motor vehicle running.  And, basics of oil have evolved over the years.  A key measure is “viscosity” which indicates the thickness of oil at various temperatures. The “thickness” factor refers to how fast the oil will flow at certain temperatures. Viscosity is commonly referred to as “weight”.

For reference, the higher numbers mean thicker/slower flowing oil. In short, a 5W-30 oil flows faster than a 10W-40 oil. Generally, using a faster flowing oil (5W-30) in colder temperatures is desirable because more oil flows to internal engine parts for critical lubrication.  This provides faster starting and reduced wear and tear on your engine.

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Hot Shot’s Secret Introduces Two-Step Fuel Additive Treatment Plan

Developed to Improve Fuel Mileage and Engine Performance for All Diesel Vehicles

Mt. Gilead, OH, (August 9, 2017)…Lubrication Specialties Inc., manufacturer of  Hot Shot’s Secret fuel and oil additives, announces a new two-step fuel additive treatment plan developed to work with all diesel engines, light, medium and heavy-duty, for both import and domestic vehicles.

Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme, is formulated as a top-tier lubricity additive, moisture dispersant and fuel stabilizer that restores power and performance to all diesel engines; especially engines with long-term or extreme use. Diesel Extreme is used first in the two-step treatment plan as prescribed with a treatment ratio of four ounces to every 10 gallons every six months, or 6,000 miles. Diesel Extreme cleans the fuel tank, fuel lines and injectors.

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MYCHANIC LED Blade MultiLight

Have you ever grabbed your trusty flashlight needing just a little more light in the dark shadows of the engine bay?  And, then realized the dim glow from the build means the batteries are failing.  There you stand, needing more light and no fresh batteries.

Well, for that reason, I am always on the lookout for lights; especially lights that are LED and rechargeable. 

The folks at MYCHANIC are offering an intriguing LED light, the Blade MultiLight.  At 250 Lumens, this compact rechargeable LED light does provide plenty of light to brighten the dark recesses of the engine bay.

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The Eight Most Common Threadlocking Mistakes

Threadlockers are one of the all-time great mechanic’s helpers. They hold nuts and bolts in place to help ensure the quality of your repair, and they keep fasteners locked in place through heavy vibration, shock, and temperature cycling to help assure that your repair stays repaired. 

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New Welding Clamps and Magnetic Tools From Hobart

Hobart's new series of welding tools and accessories can help with most any metalworking job in the shop or garage.

Hobart Welding Products introduces a new series of heavy-duty welding clamps and fit-up magnets expanding its inventory of welding accessories.

Appleton, WI (PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -- A new line of welding tools and accessories from Hobart Welding Products allows welders to free up their hands for greater control and faster setup. A series of heavy-duty clamps and fit-up magnets vary in strength and function for most welding situations encountered in the shop or garage.

The new line includes:

Hobart's new series of welding tools and accessories can help with most any metalworking job in the shop or garage.
  • F-Clamps
  • 2-Axis Clamp
  • Locking Pliers /Welding Clamps
  • 360-Degree Swivel Magnet
  • Magnetic Ground Clamp
  • Quick Release On/Off Magnet

Hobart offers its tools & accessories through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Prices and availability may vary by retailer.

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