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Fuel consumption is a major issue in today's world. Because oil reserves are running low, we will need to cut our fuel consumption or else the cost of gasoline will only go up. Check out these great fuel consumption articles from HowStuffWorks.

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What does the weight mean on a can of motor oil?

Planning to change your own oil? You're probably wondering what the numbers on the can of motor oil mean. Find out what they mean and what oil is best for your car.


Why do some engines use a dry sump oil system?

 Why do some engines use a dry sump oil system?

A dry sump is used in both race cars and some motorcycles (like Harley-Davidsons). What is the advantage of a dry sump? See more »

 What is the problem with MTBE in gasoline?

Why does gasoline contain MTBE, and what is the problem with it? See more »