Low-Speed Pre-Ignition Archives - Counterman Magazine
Counter Spark Knock with High-Octane Fuel

When fuel is ignited seemingly at random and without the aid of a spark plug firing, it’s called spark knock – which is another term for detonation.

Direct Injection Engine (GDI) vs. Port Fuel Injection

GDI isn’t perfect, but it’s become the technology of choice on many newer models.

Conventional Oils vs. Synthetics: It’s All About that Base

The base oil is what determines if the oil is considered a synthetic or conventional oil.

New Motor Oils and OEM Requirements

As the OEMs began adopting electronic fuel injection on most of their mass-produced vehicles, the role of engine oils also began to change.