lubrication Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Easy Cam Bearing Lubrication

If you’ve ever had to lubricate the cam bearings on a Cummins or Duramax engine, it can be quite the chore to reach those center cam bearings. Jeff McCord of LinCo Diesel Performance has an easy and nifty solution.

Motorcycle Engine Lubrication

Despite common misconceptions, not all oil is created equal when it comes to lubricating motorcycle engines. As with other consumer vehicles, owners want high performance and protection for their investment, which is why using the proper lubricants is so critical to making sure they function properly.

Motorcycle Lubrication
Assembly and Fastening Lubes: Don’t underestimate the importance of proper lubrication

This month let’s cover two different lube topics. I think we can help everyone better appreciate what goes into both of these lubes and how important they are to the success of your engine building operations.

High Performance Engine Oils

Boy, has life ever gotten complicated! Back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when Jim Kirby, Mike Kausch, and I were racing fueler Chevy funny cars, there were only about six American racing oils on the market. Three were produced by major oil companies (Pennzoil, Quaker State and Valvoline), and three were produced by

Avoid Overfilling GM Dry Sump Equipped Engines

Many Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Z06 and GS models built between 2006 and 2013 are equipped with a dry sump engine lubrication system. This high-performance system operates differently than a standard engine lubrication system and requires a special procedure when checking the engine oil level. When adding engine oil to these vehicles, care must be taken

Building Blocks: The Foundation of Any Engine Build

Every engine project starts with the block because the block is the foundation for everything else that follows. The block determines bore and stroke, camshaft and lifter location, oil pump location and oil galley configuration, what kind of main bearing caps can be used to support the crankshaft, and what kind of cylinder heads, oil

Ultra-High Viscosity Oil Explained

Oil needs an ultra-high viscosity index to account for extreme temperatures. The oil must be able to flow when temperatures are cool, and protect in extreme heat. Higher viscosity oils maintain their thickness to better keep metal components separated in the engine under high load at high temperatures. Watch as Lake Speed, Jr., Certified Lubrication