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Your Polaris, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat Dealer Can’t Void Your Warranty for Using Aftermarket Parts or Lubricants

Your Polaris, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat Dealer Can’t Void Your Warranty for Using Aftermarket Parts or Lubricants

As in the automotive market, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have introduced new snowmobiles, UTVs and other powersports equipment with advanced materials and new technologies. Prices have risen considerably the past 10 years, with snowmobiles selling for $14,000 and UTVs for more than $20,000. Spending that kind of money on a piece of equipment you mayRead more about Your Polaris, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat Dealer Can’t Void Your Warranty for Using Aftermarket Parts or Lubricants[…]

Synthetic Oil Filters vs Regular Oil Filters

Synthetic Oil Filters vs Regular Oil Filters

Early automobile engines didn’t use oil filters, or air filters for that matter. For this reason frequent oil changes were a must. Motor oil quality wasn’t really that important in those days, anyway. It was the discarded by-product of processes designed to create other products from crude oil, like fuel, benzene and other petrochemicals. TheRead more about Synthetic Oil Filters vs Regular Oil Filters[…]

Making Sense of New Oil Specifications: GM dexos and API SN Plus

Making Sense of New Oil Specifications: GM dexos and API SN Plus

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil. New engine hardware such as turbochargers, direct injection and variable valve timing (VVT) place increased stress on your engine oil. This, in turn, has led to the introduction of more strict more oil specifications. Here’s what we’re going to cover:Read more about Making Sense of New Oil Specifications: GM dexos and API SN Plus[…]

What is LSPI

What is LSPI

WHAT IS LSPI? Piston Damage LSPI is another version of engine knock, which has been around since engines were invented. In this case, it occurs under low-speed, high-torque conditions in turbocharged gasoline direct-injected engines and is more destructive than typical engine knock. Under normal operation, spark-triggered ignition is timed to work in tandem with downwardRead more about What is LSPI[…]