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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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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For one reason or another you’ve decided to undertake a repair job on your car; it could be the soccer-mom minivan, the weekday station car, or the classic weekend road demon, but it needs parts and it needs them now.  The question is where to purchase them. The three options we’ll discuss in this article are:

  1. The Online Only/E-Commerce Giants like Amazon & Rock Auto,
  2. The Regional/Local Chain Auto Parts Store (AutoZone, O’Reilly, NAPA), and
  3. The Local Mom & Pop Auto Parts Store.
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