VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Off-Road G.O.A.T. Rob MacCachren & How VP Engine Oil Saved His Engine

Rob MacCachren. Those four syllables have been striking fear in the hearts of off-road racers for decades, and the veteran shows no signs of slowing down. As the saying goes, heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Ask someone who is the G.O.A.T. of the NBA, and most people will immediately…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Dave Connolly’s Success With Q15 Fuel

Dave Connolly is keenly aware of the idiom, “The devil is in the details.” The iconic NHRA racer and crew chief uses an online spreadsheet to keep meticulous notes on every adjustment ever made to his cars. He tracks the weather like a meteorologist…We had the chance to chat with Dave to discuss his thoughts and insights since switching to VP Q15 high octane fuel.

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Dave Connolly Shares Results After Switching From Mobil 1 to VP Pro Grade Engine Oil

Dave Connolly is not a household name for those who don’t follow racing, but the KB Racing crew chief has a well-cemented reputation in his industry…At the start of 2022, he decided to give VP Pro Grade Racing Oil a spin in his dragster and wagon. We caught up with the KB Racing crew chief to discuss his personal experience with Pro Grade.

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Does Fuel Injector Cleaner Work?

Does fuel injector cleaner work? What are the benefits? Is it worth adding to your gas tank? In short, when used regularly, fuel cleaners work. They can help remove harmful deposits, prevent new deposits from forming, and enhance vehicle performance…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: What Is Oil Viscosity? Oil Viscosity Explained

Oil viscosity measures the resistance of the oil to flow, or how easily oil pours at different temperatures. It’s a range of the thickness or thinness of oil at a certain temperature range. It’s actually the most important physical property of motor oil. Find out why.

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Synthetic vs. Conventional Engine Oil – What’s the Difference?

Are there advantages to using synthetic vs conventional oil in your vehicle? We all know that it’s critical to change your motor oil regularly. Doing so helps your engine perform better and last longer. In terms of synthetic vs conventional oil, they both have four primary functions: lubricate; protect; cool; and clean…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Break-In Oil: What Is It & When To Use It

Break-in oil is a critical component of an engine rebuild. It allows controlled friction in low-load areas like piston rings. Additionally, it provides exceptional protection to areas with high loads, such as the camshaft and lifters. An engine rebuild is a complex procedure that can take weeks or months to complete. The engine break-in process is the final step in the journey…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: What is Brake Fluid? How Do You Choose the Right One?

What is brake fluid and what does brake fluid do? Brake fluid is one of a braking system’s most overlooked performance parts. Whether you’re driving to work or enjoying a day on the track, the most important mechanical system in your car or powersport vehicle is arguably your brakes.

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: The Truth About Diesel Injector Cleaners & How They Work

Diesel has many more properties that need protection compared to gas-powered engines, such as cetane rating, cold weather performance, and lubricity, among other things. A high-quality injector cleaner for diesel tackles multiple issues.

Protecting your vehicle’s diesel fuel system is critical for reliability, power, and fuel mileage…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: How High-Performance Engine Oil Unlocks Horsepower

Did you know that the technologies inside engine oil can actually modify friction in a way to create measurable torque and horsepower gains? VP has analyzed various approaches to developing the best high-performance racing engine oils. It’s resulted in three design paths aimed at maximizing lubricant performance…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: How to Extract More Power From Your Engine Control Unit (ECU)

Two primary performance drivers of the ECU in cars (Engine Control Unit) are fuel quality and heat. Both affect whether the vehicle ECU advances or reduces timing and possibly enters limp mode to protect the engine. However, VP has developed some simple ways to extract more power from your ECU. Let’s take a closer look…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Why Pump Gas Hurts 2 & 4-Cycle Engines in Outdoor Power Equipment & How To Fix It

Have you ever dealt with a hard-starting lawn mower or other outdoor power equipment? This is particularly common after your equipment has sat in storage during the off season. Before you pull your hair out and waste time taking it to the repair shop, read about an easy and inexpensive way to get it running again…

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: Why You Need a Marine Fuel Stabilizer

Should you use marine fuel additives? The truth is, a good marine fuel stabilizer will keep your personal watercraft running at high efficiency and help ensure reliable starts throughout the year. If you own a boat or personal watercraft, you may have experienced problems due to pump gasoline. This is true for both diesel and gas engines.

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VP CarInsider Tech Talk: How to Choose The Best Gear Oil for Your Classic Car

Knowing what gear oil is the best gear oil for your classic car is critical. Doing so ensures your drivetrain and investment are fully protected. Classic cars are a source of enjoyment for millions of consumers. Maintaining them requires paying close attention to the required engine and drivetrain lubricants.

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