Lubrication Archives - Import Car
VIDEO: Why Are Ignition Coils Lubricated?

Do you know why Mercedes lubricates their ignition coils at the factory? This video is sponsored by Standard Motor Products.

Nissan, Toyota Coverage Added To Rein Oil Pan Kits

Complete kit comes under a single part number with all the necessary components for the repair.

Fluoramics Introduces Rust-Breaking Penetrant

Solvent free, Bust That Rust lubricates while breaking through existing rust. It will also help prevent new rust from forming.

BCA Bearings Tech Tip: How Does Lubrication Impact Bearing Functionality?

The primary role of lubrication is to reduce friction between bearing components and adjacent components such as the spindle or axle.

Brake Lubricants: Reduce Noise And Optimize Performance

Under extreme braking conditions, some lubricants can’t take the heat and melt off, evaporate, oxidize or burn. That’s why ordinary, general-purpose chassis grease should never be used for lubricating brake components. It simply won’t hold up.

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Internal Engine Oil Consumption Diagnostics

Due to the variables in engine design and ­operating conditions, internal engine oil ­consumption complaints are often the most difficult to solve. In some cases, oil consumption might be more severe under low-speed operation, in other cases, high-speed operation and, in some cases, intermittent. But, in any case, excessive oil consumption can drastically reduce oxygen

Engine oil diagnostics
Hybrid Fluid Service 101

Does the phrase ­”hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers ­considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid ­vehicles is in your future. Some special procedures must be followed when working on a hybrid.

FRAM Filtration Launches FRAM Pro Series Filter Program For Professional Technicians

FRAM has announced the availability of the new FRAM Pro Series product line, a set of specially designed oil filters that align oil filter selection with the specific oil – conventional, premium conventional and full synthetic – used most frequently by technicians during oil changes.

Champion Racing Oil Announces 2014 ‘ELITE RACER’ Program

Champion Racing Oil has unveiled its 2014 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada. The program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, circle track to drag racing, tractor pull to diesel motorsports, etc. with special pricing, sponsor decals, product support and technical advice.

Quaker State Aspires To Save $1 Million Of Fuel For American And Canadian Drivers

Quaker State recently announced the launch of its Fuel Economy Challenge, the mission to save drivers $1 million of gas in the U.S. and Canada in the coming months. To achieve that goal the Quaker State brand will be offering consumers a comprehensive toolkit of resources including helpful tips and a new product offering providing ways to potentially increase a vehicle’s fuel economy.

Not All Motor Oil Is Up To Snuff, Says The American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has evaluated results from its annual motor oil testing program and determined that almost one in five samples of bulk motor oil purchased from the marketplace in each of the past five years have failed to meet API motor oil performance standards.

Shell Lubricants Presented With Advance Auto Parts Availability And Supply Chain Excellence Vendor Of The Year Award

Shell Lubricants was recently named the recipient of Advance Auto Parts’ 2012 Superior Availability and Supply Chain Excellence Vendor of the Year Award, which recognizes suppliers that deliver top line sales performance. The accolade was given at the Advance vendor awards ceremony at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.