Many of you probably do not remember when Castrol went against the all-powerful U.S. oil cartel made up of the major oil companies. The oil companies are competitors and thus are at odds some of the time. Thus, they use the API or American Petroleum Institute as their spokesman and watch-dog for regulating ... Read More
Fri, 7th Aug 2009
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a Federal Law that protects the buyer of any product, which costs more than $25 and comes with an express written warranty. This law applies to any product that you buy as a consumer. The warranty coverage can be denied only if the aftermarket part caused the malfunction or damage for ... Read More
Wed, 22nd Jul 2009
As a lubricant formulator and an ex-professional shooting instructor for shotguns with the old Winchester Repeating Arms Company, I find that gun lubrication is critical for performance. Many gun enthusiasts use poor lubricants or do not lubricate properly. Today’s special gun lubricants are a waste of money and are sold at ridiculous prices. Gun cleaners for cleaning ... Read More
Fri, 10th Jul 2009
Some members of Big Auto and Big Oil are at loggerheads over the quality of gasoline pumped into automobiles in this country.
A consortium of major automakers, citing persistent repair problems and troubling product tests, recently concluded that the quality of U.S. gasoline varies widely and often doesn't burn clean enough to keep engines running smoothly. ... Read More
Thr, 07 Jun 2007
The EPA has announced new rules in labeling products regarding the new ultra-low sulfur diesel. All aftermarket additives that are for use in diesel fuel in the US are affected by these regulations. The regulation states that stocks shipped on or after June 1, 2006, which are sold in containers for use by the ultimate consumer of diesel fuel, must display on the additive container, in a legible and conspicuous manner the following: "This diesel fuel additive complies with the federal low sulfur content requirements for use in diesel motor vehicles and non-road engines" SFR meets this requirement and is adding the stickers to its products.
Other competitive companies that cannot meet the regulation for less than 15 ppm of sulfur must state the following on their containers. "This diesel fuel additive does not comply with federal ultra-low sulfur content requirements for use in model year 2007 and newer diesel motor vehicles or model year 2011 and newer diesel non-road equipment engines." D-SOL Lubricity/Cetane Formula and D-SOL Multi-Functional All Season Formula meet the new ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel regulation.
Tue, 18 Jul 2006