API SN Donut for Oil Labels
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posted by: Ray Guarino

API (American Petroleum Institute) SN PLUS is a new motor oil specification developed for turbocharged engines that is being developed in response to automakers request for motor oils that protect against Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). LSPI is an engine condition known to occur in Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (TGDI) engines that can be mitigated by changing the motor oil formulation.

Maintaining your vehicle’s performance means protecting turbocharged engines from Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). Automakers are the driving force behind API SN PLUS, a new supplemental motor oil specification that protects turbocharged engines.

How do I know if my car needs an API SN PLUS motor oil?

To find out if your vehicle has a turbocharged engine and requires an API SN PLUS motor oil, check your vehicles owner’s manual. While not all engines need additional protection against LSPI, all products meeting API SN Plus should also meet or exceed all API SN standards.

Here is Which Oil Is Right For You document from API.

How do I know what motor oil to buy?

Here is How To Identify Quality Motor Oil from motoroilmatters.org

Additional Information

Here is the 2018 Lubricant Spec Update from Motor Magazine.


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posted by: Ray Guarino

Now is a good time to clean out the air intake at the bottom of your cars windshield. Before you open the hood, if you can see leaves, pine needles, stems, & twigs poking up from this part of the car you know you've got some work to do. Once the hood is up and the existence of flora is revealed to you, what's the best way to clear the area, and why are you doing this in the first place?

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Official Car Advertisement Conversion Chart
How To Interpret Antique Car Ads



Rare model

Nobody liked them when new, either

Older restoration

Can't tell it's been restored

Needs engine work

It’s been siezed for 30 years

Uses no oil

Just leaks it out

No rust

Body and fenders missing


It's too bad to lie about

One owner

Never been able to sell

No time to complete

Can't find parts anywhere

Needs interior

Seats are gone

Rebuilt engine

Has new spark plugs

May run

But never has

Low mileage

Third time around

29 coats of hand-rubbed paint

Needed that much to cover the rust


It sat in the rain yesterday

Always driven slowly

About what I expect to get

Prize winner

Hard Luck Trophy 3 times in a row

Stored 25 years

Under a tree

Real show stopper

Orange with purple fenders

Easy restoration

Parts will come off in your hands

Ready to show

Just washed it

Top is good

Only leaks when it rains

Good investment

Can't depreciate any more

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