Engineers agree that most engine wear occurs during cold starts. While the exact percentage depends on several factors and is difficult to define, the reasons include the following...
What's the difference between motorcycle and dirt bike oils?
Most people who ask have an underlying question they really mean to ask: Can I use the same motor oil in my motorcycle and dirt bike?
Sure, you can use a single oil formulation for all your toys (assuming you use the correct viscosity in each). But you shouldn’t. Kind of like you can dump Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil into your machines, but you shouldn’t.
Why? Because each application presents unique challenges to motor oil that one formulation can’t meet. We’ll break them all down to see why.
Improved fuel consumption remains a top priority for most car manufacturers. one strategy car manufacturers are using is widespread use of fully synthetic oils. How do fully synthetic oils improve fuel consumption compared to conventional oils?
Things would be a lot easier if all those exhaust pipes and manifolds were straight when it came to installing exhaust wrap or other thermal barriers to cut down on the heat radiated by the exhaust system. But all those bends are there for a reason, so you just have to soldier through it and do the best you can.
Knowing what everyone faces when it comes to wrapping their exhaust systems in thermal barrier materials, we’ve put together some helpful videos that demonstrate how to cut and shape your Heatshield Products materials to make installation over bends in exhaust pipes and manifolds easier, along with some tips on how to actually install the product to make things easier as well.
Despite the hassle and cost of unplanned maintenance, too many of us ignore our vehicles until something fails. These eight often overlooked vehicle maintenance services will help avoid expensive car repairs and boost vehicle performance.
Well yes, it is true. Fitting Heatshield really can be hassle free. We’re betting that while you want a thermal barrier that controls heat, you don’t want to puncture the mounting surface or make any modifications in the process. The good news is, Hea
Good news! Heatshield’s TrueGold technology products have finally landed in the OHP warehouse! Finally, you can give your hot car components the ‘bling bling’ it deserves. To kick off the new ‘TrueGold’ range we have brought in three products with the gold shield; Cold Gold Shield, Gold Turbo Shield and Cold Gold Tape.
The Bentley Boys are back and are going to be starting at the 12hours of Bathurst race with new driver Oliver Jarvis but more importantly a new seat. Yes our man Dan has made his way over to the M-Sport factory to fit the number 7 Bentley Continental GT3 car with a BSCI Lightweight Seat Insert.
Drivers Jarvis, Smith and Kane where set on using the same insert to optimise pit-stops. It was certainly a challenge to make all three drivers, which have very different body shapes and size, happy with one insert that provided maximum support, comfort and safety but we got it done.
The lubricants used in a gearbox play a critical role in the operation, life cycle and performance of any transmission. Increasingly manufacturers are prescribing ‘life time fluids’ which often give stiff shifting, excessive wear, and noise if left unchanged. So here is what you need to know to get the best out of your box!
The Red Victor 3 is a 3000bhp drag racing monster. What is even more staggering is that this powerhouse is street legal! The creator Andy Frost has invested blood sweat and tears into this machine in the hope that he can break the record of the World’s Fastest Street Legal Drag Racing Car. Have a read as we look at the Red Victor while it prepares for record breaking attempt in October.
The Black Mamba is just an insane car with an insane amount of horsepower. 1000bhp to be exact. This is a Mitsubishi Evo VIII which is has been prepared to win races at Time Attack Championships all over the world.
Red Line-equipped Indy Car Wins at Belle Isle
Lanan Racing’s George Russell is the 2014 BRDC F4 Champion, after storming to victory in the final race of the year at Snetterton, emerging on top of a four way title fight on the final day, and winning the championship by just three points.
"After a long and eventful 2014 season, I won my 3rd World Championship title in Torun, Poland on October 11th! What an amazing day it was for both my team and I. We all work so hard every year to chase dreams and Gold medals! Now we’ve done it again." (Greg Hancock, 2014)
Old Hall Performance and Red Line Synthetic Oil are now the recommended European lubricant of the Briggs & Stratton racing engines in Europe.
BSCI seat Insert kits have proven incredibly popular since the European launch in January of this year, finding a home in many applications including Caterhams, Single Seaters, sports and saloon cars and last but not least the Rebellion R-One Toyota LMP1-L cars.