SYNZILLA.com LLC is a large nationwide
Dealer of AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants and is now expanding
into your area and surrounding states. If you have a business
or are an individual with several vehicles, AMSOIL has several
options available that may allow you to purchase AMSOIL
products at wholesale prices. We can show you how to save
money and extend equipment life with AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oils, Lubricants, Filters and Fuel Additives.
Which AMSOIL Products Are Recommended For
NOACK Volatility Test
is a Critical Measurement of Motor Oil Quality
was the first motor oil company in North America to
use the NOACK volatility test to measure motor oil
quality and performance. Although competing motor
oil companies initially paid no attention to NOACK
results, the test has since become a critical measurement
tool throughout the industry.
engine designs generate more heat than ever, accentuating
the importance of the NOACK volatility test for determining
an oil's ability to provide an adequate level of protection
and performance. More horsepower, turbo chargers and
aerodynamic styling have created extremely hot environments
that receive less cooling from outside air, and high
heat leads to oil oxidation, deposits and thickening
in conventional oils.
for the current API SM motor oils specification, gasoline
motor oils cannot experience a weight loss of more
than 15 percent in the NOACK test. AMSOIL Synthetic
Motor Oils were exceeding modern requirements over
20 years ago, while many current motor oils still
have a hard time meeting this minimal requirement,
increasing wear, fuel consumption and emissions.
in the graph, AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil easily passes
the NOACK Test and falls well below the the maximum
15 percent volatilization (burn off) rate dictated
by the API SM motor oil specification, while the Royal
Purple volatilization (burn off) rate is over 11 percent
and the Lucas Oil FAILS
the test with a volatilization (burn off) rate of
over 40 percent. (read
A Simple Way to Protect Your
Vehicle's Turbocharged Engine
Once reserved for
sports cars, turbochargers are becoming commonplace in family
sedans as automakers try to squeeze greater efficiency out
of smaller engines in order to meet tough fuel-economy standards.
The popular Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu are just two examples
of daily drivers available with turbocharged engines. A turbocharged
four-cylinder engine can generate as much power as a naturally
aspirated six-cylinder engine while using less fuel, offering
drivers the best of both worlds.
The added performance
and efficiency comes at a price, however. Turbochargers use
exhaust gases to spin an air compressor that compresses clean,
cold air before directing it into the combustion chamber.
The added oxygen means more fuel is added to the fuel/air
mixture, resulting in more power. The increased heat turbocharged
engines produce combined with the rotational speed of the
turbine create brutal operating conditions low-quality oils
simply can't handle. Increased heat hastens the oxidation
process and causes oil to break down sooner, leading to performance-robbing
deposits, while shearing forces inside the turbo can tear
apart the molecular structure of the oil, leading to viscosity
loss. Oil that has lost viscosity can fail to provide an adequate
fluid film to guard against wear, potentially leading to catastrophic
One of the simplest
ways motorists can protect their turbocharged vehicles against
these challenges is to use only high-quality synthetic motor
oil, such as AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, and adhere to the
severe-service drain interval recommendations. AMSOIL synthetic
motor oils naturally resist extreme heat and viscosity loss
in the most demanding conditions. They are formulated using
high-quality, molecularly uniform base oils and premium additives
to deliver consistent performance in the toughest operating
It's one of the
best investments you can make in your turbocharged vehicle's
performance and longevity.
AMSOIL V-Twin Motorcycle
Oil Torture Test
What You Need To Know
About Motorcycle Oils
As with any vehicle equipped with an internal combustion engine,
proper lubrication is essential to insure performance and
longevity. It is important to point out that not all internal
combustion engines are similarly designed or exposed to the
same types of operation. These variations in design and operation
place different demands on engine oils. Specifically, the
demands placed on motorcycle engine oils are more severe than
those placed on automotive engine oils. Therefore, the performance
requirements of motorcycle oils are more demanding as well.
Though the degree may be debatable,
few will disagree that a difference exists between automotive
and motorcycle applications. In which area these differences
are and to what degree they alter lubrication requirements
are not clear to most motorcycle operators. By comparing some
basic equipment information, one can better understand the
differences that exist.
There are six primary differences
between motorcycle and automotive engine applications:
Operational Speed -
Motorcycles tend to operate at engine speeds significantly
higher than automobiles. This places additional stress on
engine components, increasing the need for wear protection.
It also subjects lubricating oils to higher loading and shear
forces. Elevated operating RPMs also promote foaming, which
can reduce an oil's load-carrying ability and accelerated
Compression Ratio -
Motorcycles tend to operate with higher engine compression
ratios than automobiles. Higher compression ratios place additional
stress on engine components and increase engine operating
temperatures. Higher demands are placed on the oil to reduce
wear. Elevated operating temperatures also promote thermal
degradation of the oil, reducing its life expectancy and increasing
the formation of internal engine deposits.
Density - Motorcycle engines produce nearly twice
the horsepower per cubic inch of displacement of automobile
engines. This exposes the lubricating oil to higher temperatures
Variable Engine Cooling
- In general, automotive applications usa a sophisticated
water-cooling system to control engine operating temperatures.
Similar systems can be found in motorcycle applications, but
other designs also exist. Many motorcycles are air-cooled
or use a combination air/oil design. Though effective, they
result in greater fluctuations in operating temperatures,
particularly when motorcycle are operated in stop-and-go traffic.
Elevated operating temperature promotes oxidation and causes
oils to thin, reducing their load carrying ability.
Functionality - In automotive applications, engine
oils are required to lubricate only the engine. Other automotive
assemblies, such as transmissions, have seperate fluid reservoirs
that contain a lubricant designed specifically for that component.
The requirements of that fluid differ significantly from those
of automotive engine oil. Many motorcycles have a common sump
supplying oil to both the engine and transmission. In such
cases, the oil is required to meet the needs of both the engine
and transmission gears. Many motorcycles also incorporate
a frictional clutch within the transmission that uses the
Motorcycles are typically used less frequently than automobiles.
Whereas automobiles are used on a daily basis, motorcycle
use is usually periodic and in many cases seasonal. These
extended periods of inactivity place additional stress on
motorcycle oils. In these circumstances, rust and acid corrosion
protection are of critical concern.
It is apparent that motorcycle
applications place a different set of requirements on lubricating
oils. Motorcycle oils, therefore, must be formulated to address
this unique set of high stress conditions.
AMSOIL Regency Direct Jobber Michael
Mathe At Your Service!
Synzilla.com LLC is a large
nationwide distributor of AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants. An
AMSOIL Dealer since 1997, no one can match my customer support.
When you look around the web and you
will see how many other dealers attempt to imitate SYNZILLA.com.
Ask yourself who would you would rather do business with?
The original or the imitation? Imitation is the sincerest
form of flattery - and we appreciate it!
In 2009 I earned the prestigious
title of AMSOIL Regency Direct Jobber. The Regency levels
are the highest levels of recognition awarded to Dealers
for exceptional business development and growth by AMSOIL
A list of my AMSOIL business
accomplishments since 1997:
2002 - Awarded Direct Dealer Status
2002 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2002 - Awarded Direct Jobber Status
2003 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2003 - Career Excellence Award for Business Growth
2003 - Awarded Executive Direct Jobber Status
2004 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2005 - Top 20 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2005 - Awarded Master Direct Jobber Status
2006 - Top 20 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounrs (nationwide)
2007 - Top 20 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2008 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2009 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2009 - Awarded Regency Direct Jobber Status
2010 - Top 20 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2011 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2012 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
2012 - Awarded Regency Silver Direct Jobber Status
2013 - Top 10 Dealer - Most New Dealers and Accounts (nationwide)
Lifetime HOG Member with over 100,000 miles of riding experience.
I specialize in Harley synthetic lubricant applications.
If you have a questions about your ride, I am the AMSOIL
Dealer to call.
AMSOIL Dealer Michael Mathe
Riding my AMSOIL protected 2012 BMW R1200RT on "The
Snake", Tennessee Hwy US421.
489 Curves in 12 Miles!
Monthly Technical Article
Fuel System Maintenance Is Essential
For Modern Engines
regular cleaning, today's engines will not deliver the power
and fuel economy they are designed to deliver.
Matt Erickson Technical Product Manager,
It used to be common
practice for vehicle owners to spend a Saturday afternoon
in the garage, giving their vehicles a tune-up. There was
a sense of pride and accomplishment in working under the hood,
getting their hands dirty and knowing the efforts would help
keep the car or truck running strong. Back then, vehicles
were much easier to work on - the engine layouts were open,
components were accessible and the average Joe didn't need
advanced training or complicated tools to perform maintenance.
are a different breed. The push for better fuel economy has
led to smaller engines littered with computerized monitoring
systems and complex technologies all tightly packaged together.
As a result, most of us are taking our vehicles to repair
shops for even the most routine maintenance. Yet all vehicle
owners can still perform a quick engine "tune-up"
with no tools or automotive background required. Instead of
turning wrenches, it comes in the form of a fuel additive.
As you know, motor
oils are tasked with several functions beyond just lubricating,
including keeping engine components clean. This is made possible
by the use of detergent and dispersant additives. Their role
is to prevent contaminants from sticking to engine components,
especially hot components such as pistons and rings. However,
motor oil is not able to prevent deposit build-up on certain
components, including fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion
chambers. That's where boosting the cleaning power of gasoline
comes into play.
are traditionally located in the air intake ports, and they
spray fuel in a fine mist that mixes with air as it passes
by the backs of the intake valves. Fuel injectors of this
style are appropriately called port fuel injectors. Port fuel
injectors become clogged with deposits over time, which causes
that fine mist of fuel to turn into an unpredictable stream
of fuel. As a result, the fuel doesn't mix as well with the
air, and the combustion of the mixture is less effective.
Now consider a
gasoline direct-inject engine such as the Ford EcoBoost or
GM Ecotec, which have fuel injectors positioned with the tip
located inside the combustion chamber. Because of this location
advantage, they can better control the spray of finely atomized
fuel into the cylinders, leading to increased power, reduced
emissions and most importantly these days, improved fuel economy.
During normal engine operation these injectors are exposed
to much higher temperatures and pressures, which leads to
more rapid deposit build-up than the build-up on traditional
port fuel injectors. The outcome of plugged injectors is the
same - poor spray patterns causing lost power and efficiency.
In a port fuel-injected
engine, the next components that can be reached through the
fuel system are the intake valves. Their job is to allow air
into the combustion chamber at the precise time that it is
needed, then close tightly to seal the chamber during combustion.
The valves tend to accumulate deposits over time that can
prevent them from sealing properly, allowing pressure loss
and poor engine performance. Since the port fuel injectors
are positioned to spray at the valves, any deposits that form
on them can be easily addressed through fuel additives. However,
in direct-inject engines the intake valves never get fuel
sprayed on them, so fuel additives have a minimal effect on
cleaning those deposits.
The final components
that see a significant benefit from fuel additives are the
components that form the combustion chamber itself: the piston,
cylinder walls and head. The extreme temperatures and pressures
they are routinely exposed to make them prone to deposit formation.
These deposits can lead to hot spots that cause the air-fuel
mixture to ignite before it should, resulting in uncontrolled
combustion known as engine knock. Today's engines have sensors
to detect that condition, and they constantly make adjustments
to compensate. The good news is that those adjustments prevent
the knock from causing significant engine damage. The bad
news is that the engine is no longer operating at its most
efficient settings, leading to lost power and fuel economy.
This is where quality
fuel additives make a difference. Their role is to clean the
deposits that the motor oil cannot reach. AMSOIL P.i. Performance
Improver (API) is a highly concentrated formulation specifically
designed to clean all of the deposits previously mentioned.
The result is restoring and maintaining engine performance.
The proof-of-performance study titled "AMSOIL
P.i.: A Study in Performance" (G2543) is a great
tool for demonstrating P.i.'s effectiveness. It is located
in the Performance
Tests Section and details the results of validation testing
of P.i., including the 5.7 percent gain in fuel economy after
running just one tank of P.i.-treated gas. No wrench-turning
Is Your Synthetic Motor Oil
At one time,
synthetic oil was made exclusively from polyalphaolefin
and ester base oils (Group IV base oils). Then the landscape
became a bit murky in 1999 when Mobil challenged Castrol
when Castrol introduced an oil made from Group lll base
oil and called it synthetic. The dispute played out before
the National Advertising Division of the Better Business
Bureau and Castrol prevailed. No big problem there. Group
lll base oils offer good performance, and now GTL (gas-to-liquid)
base oils have joined the Group lll segment.
The problem is
that there is no official regulation. An oil with less than
50 percent synthetic base oil can be labeled synthetic.
In fact, there is absolutely nothing to prevent motor oil
marketers from labeling oils made from conventional Group
l or Group ll base oils as synthetic. There is currently
no testing to verify the base oil content. And even if it
was proven that the product contained no synthetic oil,
there are no legal ramifications since no official definitions
exist for the category.
The bottom line,
of course, is that in many cases consumers are paying too
much for oil that doesn't measure up to the high standards
of synthetic as AMSOIL defines the term. And on the flip
side, consumers purchasing synthetic oil for $3.43 a quart
are, in all likelihood, not getting what they think.
Tom Glenn, the
author of an article in Lubes 'N' Greases Magazine (an oil
industry trade magazine), offers this as a call to action:
Now is the
time to take a closer look at the term synthetic and officially
define what constitutes synthetic motor oil, based on measurable
and meaningful attributes and clear-cut rules. In doing
so, we can protect consumers from cheaters and level the
playing field for those that play by the rules. If we don't
do it now, it may be too late to do it when synthetics dominate
the passenger car motor oil segment.
I certainly hope
that gets done. In the meantime, AMSOIL can set consumers
Not all synthetics
are created equal, and it may be that not all synthetics
are actually synthetic at all.
the synthetic motor oil market, and we continue to set the
standard for performance. Our definition of synthetic doesn't
waver. Consumers can be assured that what they see on the
label is what they'll see in the bottle. With AMSOIL, people
get what they pay for.
AMSOIL - Warranty Secure
Answer To Misleading OEM Practices
Original equipment manufacturers
(OEMS) often suggest in owner's manuals, advertisements
or through dealership personnel that motorists and enthusiasts
must use the OEM-branded oil to comply with the new vehicle
or equipment warranty. Some OEMS include warnings of catastrophic
engine failure should a non-OEM oil be used. These tactics
are especially pervasive in the powersports market and are
calculated to create uncertainty and fear in the consuming
public to the point that many consumers feel they are at
risk when using anything but OEM-branded lubricants. Generally,
the public is unaware that it is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer
to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturer's
Federal law seeks to ensure competition
within the marketplace, and that specifically includes
guaranteeing continuing warranty coverage outside the
use of OEM-branded lubricants. In short, you have the
right to use the oil of your choice.
If the lubricant did not cause
the problem, the OEM warranty cannot be voided, period.
The Warranty Secure Symbol is designed
to reassure consumers that simply using AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants in place of OEM-branded lubricants, or practicing
extended drain intervals when using AMSOIL lubricants, does
not void new vehicle or equipment manufacturer warranties.
It is against Federal law for an
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to deny warranty coverage
based solely on the brand of lubricant used. The
Warranty Secure symbol informs consumers of this fact. Using
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants in place of OEM-branded lubricants,
or practicing extended drain intervals when using AMSOIL
lubricants, does not void new vehicle or equipment manufacturer
According to the Federal Trade
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it
illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage
under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket
or recycled part.... The manufacturer or dealer
must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the
need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.
AMSOIL stands behind its products and the
people who use them. If the OEM claims use of AMSOIL products
violates the warranty, contact AMSOIL Technical Services
(715-399-TECH). For complete information on AMSOIL warranties,
contact AMSOIL Technical Services or visit: www.amsoil.com/warranty.
409,000 miles without an oil change, the AMSOIL-protected
Mack E7-400 engine in this truck was as wear-free as an engine
in comparable service treated to TWENTY TIMES the oil changes.
HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA - "I didn't see any surprises
in there at all. Based on my experience with AMSOIL Motor
Oil, it came out the way we expected," said owner/
operator Haywood Gray (left) of his 1990 Mack E7-400 engine.
It came out in good shape, exactly what you'd expect for
a well-maintained engine with 630,000 miles. Yet the engine's
oil had not been changed for 409,000 miles!
Gray began using
Synthetic Heavy-Duty Diesel and Marine 15W-40 Motor Oil (AME)
in the E9-400 V-8 engine of his first truck, a 1984 Mack,
after the engine accumulated 45,000 miles. For 280,000 miles,
Gray changed his oil at 40,000-to 60,000-mile intervals though
his oil analysis reports showed, without exception, that the
oil was good for continued use. At 325,000 miles, Gray increased
his oil drain interval to 100,000 miles. The engine was torn
down at 600,000 miles when Gray decided to sell the truck.
Dodge Dually Surpasses 633,000
Miles With AMSOIL Lubes
of Sunbury, Ohio speaks from experience when he talks about
the qualities and benefits of AMSOIL lubes and filters.
rely solely on AMSOIL products to protect my investment
in a wide range of outside temperatures on various and challenging
terrain," Walthour said. He uses AMSOIL Cold Flow Improver
during the cold months. "The fuel has never gelled,"
he said. "The engine and transmission have never been
dismantled, rebuilt or replaced." He averages 26 mpg
an 55 miles per hour when he's not towing anything and 11.5
to 14 mpg when towing. He calculates his oil change savings
with AMSOIL products to be $300 a year, which doesn't include
the added protection against wear and extreme temperatures.
Truck Driver Takes Big Savings
to the Bank Using AMSOIL Products
Jr. of Chesapeake, Virginia saves money, time and fuel using
In fact, he saved
$5,679 the first year he switched to AMSOIL lubes, filters
I was concerned about the upfront cost of about $400, but
soon found out it was money well spent," he said.
Used oil analysis
at 10,000 and 25,000 miles deemed the oil suitable for continued
use, and he continued to run on the same oil.
my full flow filter after the second sample was sent in,"
Anderson said. "The money I saved on oil alone in the
first 25,000 miles paid for the by-pass filter system."
At one year, and more than 50,000 miles on the same oil,
a third oil analysis reported the oil good for continued
use. "The savings in the oil changes alone is enough
to justify using AMSOIL and the by-pass filter system,"
Anderson said. "More surprising was the increased fuel
efficiency I saw on a daily basis."
changes the oil in the Peterbilt four or five times a year
at $159 each change. "That is $759 a year." He
said. "I didn't have to get my hands dirty changing
the oil at all for a year thanks to AMSOIL and the by-pass
realized increased fuel efficiency. "After changing
my Peterbilt over to AMSOIL lubricants and filters, I saw
an increase in my fuel efficiency of one mile per gallon,"
he said. His fuel efficiency increased again when he used
AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate and Cetane Boost. "MPG is
huge in my world," Anderson said. "The more miles
I can go on one gallon, the more money I put in the bank."
With diesel fuel
prices being so high, AMSOIL lubricants, filters and additives
have saves Anderson's company about $30 a day in improved
Savings he realized
in the first 15 days with AMSOIL products paid for his initial
investment, Anderson said. "The remainder of the year
that $30 a day went straight to the bank along with the
savings from the extended drain intervals." (see
Trucker Saves Thousands with
is one happy trucker.
Using AMSOIL products
in his diesel engines saved him $5,000 in fuel costs in one
In 2006, Thompson
was a diesel mechanic in Fortville, Indiana when he fist became
familiar with AMSOIL products. Thompson had a dream of owning
his own trucking company.
In November 2007,
Thompson bought his first diesel tractor - a 1999 International
with an M11 Cummins engine, an Eaton 4-9 transmission, five
low-range gears, four high-range gears and a twin screw
(two differentials) rear-end. "It was in beautiful
shape with 580,000 original miles," Thompson said.
Thompson is now
a local hauler with two trailers. He uses one for hauling
wood products - sawdust and wood chips, and the other for
agricultural products, including corn and soy beans. The
truck and tractor have a maximum gross weight of 80,000
Thompson said he
is more than happy he switched to AMSOIL products. He reports
that while towing his hopper trailer his fuel mileage increased
from 5.5 to 6.0 miles per gallon. While towing his walking
floor trailer the fuel mileage increased from 6.0 to 6.5 miles
at 10,000 and 20,000 miles showed the oil was "good
for continued use." Typical oil drain intervals for
the big diesel engine is 20,000 miles.
spending $75,000 a year on fuel. After investing $500 in
AMSOIL products, he is spending $69,500 a year on fuel.
That's a savings of $5,000 per year!
Thompson is considering
using oil analysis to extend his oil drain intervals even
further, but Thompson said he is so happy about the fuel savings
that he is satisfied changing the oil at his current drain
Synthetic 5th Wheel Grease (GFW) "because it goes
on easy and stays where you put it." He can also see
the difference in the spring shackles and king pins with
Synthetic Heavy Duty Grease (GHD). Thompson says he
used to have to pump several pumps, with brand X grease,
before the grease started squeezing out. Now when he starts
to pump the grease gun, the grease immediately starts to
squeeze out of the joints. "That shows that the AMSOIL
Heavy Duty Grease stays where you put it."
Power Under Pressure
- AMSOIL customer Sam Vallas trusts AMSOIL Synthetic
Motorcycle Oil to deliver the power he needs.
by my signature below that I am an employee of Chevron Global
Lubricants. I am a training specialist and field engineer
for our North American lubricants division. I originally
worked for Amoco at the R&D facility before moving into
marketing, and while in that role, Chevron bought our lubricants
business right after I moved to Florida.
All in all, I
have more than 34 years of experience in fuels and lubricants
testing, development and tech service support.
I own three motorcycles
that I either drive on the street or race. What I wanted
to share with you today is my experience with my drag bike.
It is a Yamaha
Roadstar Warrior. Originally built as a power cruiser, but
now it is stretched, slammed and built to run on E-85 fuel
and nitrous oxide. I have taken this bike from a fun street
cruiser to a beast that wants to jump out from under me
every time I snap the throttle.
The engine is
putting out more than three times the horsepower it was
originally built with, and with the highly oxygenated fuel,
nitrous, and severe use, I have been battling cylinder and
piston ring distress for a couple of years. Essentially,
whenever I did a teardown, there was evidence of streaking
of the Nikasil-lined aluminum cylinder, essentially a scuffing
situation that is aggravated by the high cylinder pressures
and fuel dilution.
does not make motorcycle oils, I have had to try many of
the "other" different motor oils, all synthetic.
To make a long story short, I should have read your white
paper on motorcycle oil testing. It would have saved me
at least three premature teardowns.
line - the AMSOIL
Synthetic Motorcycle 20W-50 has completely solved my
problems. I have been running it for over a year
now, and compression and leakdown have stayed at the exact
level as when the engine was freshly rebuilt. This weekend,
I tore down the top end to try a new piston ring combination,
and the cylinders had absolutely NO sign
of streaking or other wear-related distress.
Also, all other
clearances, including valve lash and valve guide and bearing
have stayed the same. This is truly remarkable.
In my training
endeavors, I run into a lot of end users who are high performance
junkies just like me. I have no problem sharing my experience
with the AMSOIL products.
Thank you so
much for the great product.
Chevron Global Lubricants
AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil for
A situation my daughter, Lyn, told me
about recently got me to thinking about how good it is
to be able to blend our own oils and have complete control
of our own product quality.
Lyn loves to ride motorcycles. She recently
purchased a Harley-Davidson bike and took it to the local
Harley shop to have our new AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil installed.
The mechanic took issue with her not using the oil Harley-Davidson
sells, saying, "I'll use AMSOIL motor oil when AMSOIL
starts making motorcycles!"
How would you answer a challenge like
that? I was pleased to hear Lyn's response. She said,
"I'll start using Harley-Davidson motor oil when
Harley starts making oil!"
Perfect! The fact is that Harley-Davidson,
like so many other "brands" of oil, contract
with one or more oil companies to make their lubricants.
Often, the decision as to who actually makes a private
labeled product is based on low bid, and like almost everything
manufactured by a low bidder, short cuts are taken in
order to meet the low price.
I understand that Harley-Davidson has
contracted with one company for a number of years to make
their oil. That's good, but it doesn't change the fact
that they make motorcycles, not oil. Now consider all
the other private label oils out there. Every manufacturer
that makes equipment with an engine has its own name on
an oil bottle. That includes all the major auto manufacturers,
the makers of motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, lawnmowers,
farm equipment, you name it, they all have oils. But none
of these equipment manufacturers actually make an oil.
They sell oil to make more money, and they often price
these oils well above the going rate for competitive lubricants
because, like Harley-Davidson, they can specify or create
the impression that only their oil be used in their equipment.
Now there's nothing wrong in having a
goal to make money, but let's get real here. Why would
anyone want to use a product manufactured down to a price
rather than a product manufactured up to high quality
standards? We have tested a number of these private label
motor oils and two-cycle oils and we found many are mediocre
quality products. None of them even comes close to performing
as well as AMSOIL lubricants, and that's a fact!
I'm not taking shots at Harley-Davidson.
They make good motorcycles (although I liked my Goldwing
better). And I understand their concern that normal automotive
oils not meeting API C specs shouldn't be used in their
bikes. But when they imply that AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil
is not as good as their brand or I hear that one of their
dealers recommended not using AMSOIL, I get a little hostile.
Thise kinds of statements are the very reason we introduced
our motorcycle oils in the first place. And when we say
use our 20W-50 motorcycle oil in V-Twin motorcycle engines,
that definately includes Harley-Davidson motorcycles!
Products Brochure, G-391, includes wear comparisons
of AMSOIL Motorcycle Oils vs other oils, including H-D
"Genuine." Both our oils demonstrate superior
wear protection over all other tested brands. Interestingly
enough, the highest wear scar in this test turned out
to be Harley-Davidson's own "Genuine" oil!"
There is a good reason why AMSOIL
Motorcycle Oils protect so well against wear. They
are formulated with significantly higher levels of zinc
and phosphorus, which when included in proper formulation
with other high quality additives, provide superior wear
protection at the high operating temperatures typical
of motorcycles. In addition, synthetic oils inherently
reduce sump temperatures so the engines actually run cooler.
The fact is, Harley would do well to
have AMSOIL make their oils for them. Then they could
be assured that their oil was indeed a superior product.
As it is, there may be absolutely nothing wrong with their
oil for use in average service, but I guarantee you that
as the oil temperature gets hotter, like it does when
sitting in traffic on asphalt on a hot summer day, the
Harley-Davidson with AMSOIL in the crankcase is going
to be far better protected and run far cooler than the
bike with H-D "Genuine" oil in it. There's just
no two ways about it!
So, my daughter Lyn will be going back
to this mechanic armed with the facts about AMSOIL
Motorcycle Oils and a few facts about H-D oil. Nobody's
going to tell her that her dad's oils are not the very
best. She knows better, and she's on a mission to prove
her point. Who knows? Knowing Lyn, she might sign up another
AMSOIL Dealer in the process!
A. J. "Al" Amatuzio
President and CEO, AMSOIL INC.
AMSOIL - The Official Oil
of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
AMSOIL INC. of
Superior, Wis. has become the Official Oil of the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally. AMSOIL has been a leader in synthetic
lubrication since 1972. The company's motorcycle oils and
premium filter products are distinguished by their excellence.
The AMSOIL booth will be on Main Street, just west of Junction
Avenue. Bikers wishing to have AMSOIL products installed
visit the company's oil change facility in the Pamida parking
lot on Lazelle Street.
Wet Clutch Performance
Excellent Corrosion Protection
Outstanding Heat Resistance
Robust Additive Levels
Excellent Value for Cost
The Sturgis Motorcycle
Rally attracts bikers, bike builders and vendors from around
the globe to the legendary Mecca of Motorcycling in the
Black Hills of South Dakota. With a year round population
of 6700, the City of Sturgis swells to more than a half
million during the annual rally week of events.
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the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972.
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AMSOIL the Official Oil of
Both the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally & Daytona Bike Week
INC. of Superior, Wis. has signed agreements to be the Official
Oil of both the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Bike Week in
Daytona Beach. AMSOIL has been a leader in synthetic lubrication
since 1972 with motorcycle oils and premium filter products
that are distinguished by their excellence.
motorcycle oils are the world's most advanced oils for Harley
and V-Twin engines as well as the whole range of metric
bikes on the market. The state-of-the-art oil, formulated
with high performance additive technology, provides exceptional
multi-functional benefits for the special requirements of
motorcycle applications including unsurpassed protection,
improved mileage and reduced operating temperature. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motorcycle Oil helps bikes achieve optimal performance
for hot-running engines, transmissions and primary chaincases.
The two events
attract more than a million bikers, bike builders and vendors
from around the globe to their respective vicinities, the
Black Hills of South Dakota and Daytona Beach, Florida.
the Company: AMSOIL has been the recognized leader
in synthetic lubrication since 1972. For more information
about AMSOIL synthetic motor oils order a FREE
AMSOIL - The Official Oil
of Laconia Motorcycle Week
third largest motorcycle rally, Laconia is the oldest of
its kind. The very first unofficial event was held in 1916
with 300-400 motorcyclists gathering annually at Weirs Beach.
The event has steadily grown ever since. The 75th Anniversary
brought upwards of 330,000 people during the ten-day event,
with attendees steadily going up to over 400,000 in 2004.
This trend seems to be going strong, with more people becoming
aware of Laconia Bike Week and its steadfast reputation.
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the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972.
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Victory Motorcycle Claims
Mileage First With AMSOIL Synthetic Oil
Tim Werder, Shawangunk,
New York, has the world's highest mileage Victory V92C cruiser
and has riden more than 100,000 miles on his Polaris made
1999 Victory V92C motorcycle with the help of AMSOIL Synthetic
Motorcycle Oil. (read
Harley Rider: AMSOIL Motorcycle
Oil Fulfills Its Claims
Sr., of Marrero, Louisiana, tested the quality claims of
AMSOIL lubricants on a trip of nearly 2,000 miles on his
1997 Harley Davison Electra Glide.
In six days he
rode from New Orleans through five states and traveled all
over Maggie Valley, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.
"We even went to Deals Gap and rode the Tail of the
Dragon" Wright said. (read
Motorcycle Company routinely tells its customers they must
use "Harley-specific" motor oils and lubes, some
riders are realizing AMSOIL motorcycle oil keeps the popular
bikes running cooler and smoother.
Jim Murphy and
Jim White, partners at a Lehman Trike Conversion business
in Martinsburg, W. Va., spread the word that AMSOIL makes
the best products - even for Harleys. (read
Harley Becomes Smooth Ride
With AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil
of Lincoln, California, a long time Honda rider, bought
his 2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Superglide new. "The
biggest thing I noticed was the big twin engines run hot,"
Campbell said. He initially ran Harley Syn3 in the crankcase,
Redline Heavy Shock in his transmission and Redline 75W-140
in his primary. "Wee, the Redline didn't work any better
than the Syn3, in fact, my transmission shifted worse. The
Harley Syn3 ran too hot, and the Redline was sticky."
He now runs AMSOIL
in the engine, transmission and primary. "So, I've
been running AMSOIL in all three cavaties," Campbell
said. "It has made quite a difference. My engine is
running at least 30 degrees cooler, my transmission shifts
much smoother and my primary chain is quieter."
Harley Gets New Life With
Naples, Florida, took advantage of the advanced technology
of AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and lubricants to breathe
new life into a beat-up old Harley. Goyette
got started on the project in May 2006 when a good friend
asked him to restore the old Harley. "I was told that
it was an old 165 Harley that had been stored for many years."
Wood, Livermore Falls, Maine, knows Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
He's been riding and racing "Hogs" for over 42
years; building, repairing and modifying them for more than
He owns Doc Wood's
V-Twin Motorcycle Works, LLC, and is an expert when it comes
He owns five
Harleys, including a Harley drag racing bike. They're all
run exclusively on AMSOIL motor oils and lubes.
is just the best oil you can run in your bike," he
"In my opinion,
God created AMSOIL for the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle,"
said Doc. (read
AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil Drops
Engine Temp for Harley V-Rod
Bon Hills, Tampa
Bay, Florida, is completely satisfied with AMSOIL products.
"Without a doubt, you have the greatest lubricants
going," said Hills.
has been riding motorcycles since he was a youngster on
the family farm. Hills uses AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle
Oil in his 2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod engine and transmission.
"I had an
immediate nine degree drop in engine temperature at running
temperature. Absolutely no valve chatter at any RPM, clutch
reaction smoothed out considerably and the engine idle is
now much less 'bumpy,'" said Hills.
Hills also uses
AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil Filters and many other AMSOIL products
in his personal vehicles and his boat.
I wanted to let you know how
happy I am with your AMSOIL
20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. I own a 2006 Harley-Davidson
Sportster with 5,000 miles on it. Since the bike was new
I've only used Harley-Davidson oil in the engine and Sportster
gear lube in the transmission and primary chaincase.
After reading your "Study
of Motorcycle Oils" I decided to switch
to AMSOIL. That was the best thing I've ever done for my
From day one I have had problems
down-shifting, especially when the bike was cold. It would
hang up between gears and I couldn't get it free before
the light at the signal turned green. Very dangerous.
Harley-Davidson told me it
was not broken in yet and to stop "granny shifting."
After 5,000 miles it was still
doing it. Now, after I started using AMSOIL in my engine
and transmission, the problem has ceased completely from
the minute I put it in. No matter how easy I down-shift
I can't make it hang up between gears.
Thank you so much for your
incredible oil. I'll never use any other brand again.
New AMSOIL User
Maxim Honda Gains Edge on
Competitors With AMSOIL Products
a premier motorsports facility, we are always looking for
premier products that give us an edge over the competition,"
said Chris Gunter, Parts and Accessories Manager. "AMSOIL
has certainly been that type of product. We have confidence
that the products do what the company says they will do.
We have had very good success and top-notch service from
our AMSOIL Dealer...thanks AMSOIL for a great product line."
Honda Gold Wing Has 191,000
AMSOIL Miles on Engine
Motorcycle Safety Chief Instructor Michael R. Douglas, of
Anaheim CA, wrote, "I currently own a 1989 Honda GL1500
Gold Wing motorcycle. My Gold Wing has 267,025 miles on
it. For the past 191,000 miles I have been using AMSOIL
Synthetic 10W-40 Motor Oil. I have been changing the oil
and filter at intervals of approximately 10,000 miles."
I decided to pull the motorcycle apart and have it painted
and chromed. After pulling the valve covers off, I was extremely
surprised to see how clean the valve train was. The green
paint sprayed on by Honda over 10 years ago is still visible.
In the rear of the engine by the clutch, is a small piece
of plastic 90-degree tube, which allows oil to return to
the front half of the engine. With this many miles, this
tube is usually either partially or completely plugged with
clutch debris and other deposits. If this happens, the front
end is starved for oil. The tube in my engine was spotless!"
use AMSOIL synthetic gear lube in the final drive assembly.
Keep up the great work! Outstanding products!"
Gold Wing Owner Enjoys Increased
a police officer in Rutsburg, Virginia, said he put AMSOIL
10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil in his 2002 GL 1800 Honda
Gold Wing when it had 4,550 miles on the engine.
had been getting 30 miles per gallon," Sites said.
"I was supposed to be getting 40 to 45 miles per gallon."
His first oil
change to AMSOIL improved his gas mileage to 38 miles to
the gallon, he said. At 6,500 miles on the engine, he was
getting 40 miles per gallon. He replaced the final drive
oil with AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube.
to AMSOIL for the long-term gain. The improved gas mileage
was just a bonus. AMSOIL is cheaper than Honda's synthetic
and I don't have to change it as often. It's a win-win situation."
He bought the
bike new in January 2002, and after putting 12,000 miles
on it he estimated he'd saved more than $100 in a matter
of a few months because of the increased mileage he got
after switching to AMSOIL.
AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil Makes
Honda Goldwing Purr
trusts the quality and performance of AMSOIL motor oils,
lubes and filters, but he has been newly impressed with
AMSOIL products in his 1999 Honda Goldwing GL1500SE. He
purchased it with 15,000 miles on the engine. He put 5,000
miles on the oil and fluids installed by the dealer he bought
the bike from and then installed AMSOIL
10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. "Upon riding the
bike after the change I was blown away," Burkhalter
said. "Words alone cannot describe the remarkable performance
He reports the
engine starts easier and quieter and idles significantly
to adjust the idle speed back down," he said. "It
runs like everything is made from silk. The engine is so
quiet you can barely hear it at 70 mph, and the smooth sound
it makes is so stunning, I have been driving with my radio
off just to enjoy the engine purr."
Besides the purring
of the engine, Burkhalter experienced an immediate improvement
in shifting ease on the Goldwing. "I thought it might
be my over-fertile imagination, but looking at the shop
manual closer I find that the transmission runs in the engine
oil (not seperate) so the extreme smoothness. ease of shifting
and lack of gear gnashing can only be attributable to the
use of the AMSOIL
motorcycle oil. (read
AMSOIL Keeps Honda CR85 on
Chris Price of Yadkinville, North Carolina, competes on
a 2005 Honda CR85 at a couple of local tracks. One day at
the track. Mike Price (chris's dad) installed a new clutch
on his bike before racing began.
to check the clutch for play because the plates will swell
when they are new," said Mike. He said he could hear
the engine screaming as soon as the 11-year-old racer left
the gates. The motor nearly quit altogether and Price fell
to last place, but he didn't stop riding.
the whole seven laps and took second place, the clutches
held together but were slipping the whole time" said
the bike back to the trailer the Prices changed the oil
and checked the clutches.
looked great. My dad said if it wasn't for AMSOIL 10W-40
Motorcycle Oil in the transmission, the clutches would have
burned out after two laps," said Price.
Price uses AMSOIL
Dominator in the engine and an AMSOIL Power Sports Air Filter
along with the AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil in the transmission.
never broke down in the severe heat that built up in the
clutches, and AMSOIL Dominator is the best that has ever
been made," said Mike "Customer for life."
Hayes Diesel Powered Motorcycles
Depend on AMSOIL
Technologies USA is working on development of commercially
available motorcycles, tentatively scheduled for release
by early 2008. The company is so impressed with AMSOIL that
these motorcycles will come factory-filled with AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants. This quote from HDT's website sums up their
experience with AMSOIL: "With over a year of testing,
we have found that AMSOIL products continually outperform
all other lubricants. AMSOIL provides improved performance,
increased fuel economy, lower oil consumption and significantly
reduced engine wear in all operating conditions." (read
Lubricants figured prominently in the Vetter Fuel Economy
Challenge held May 13 in northern California, where a diesel-powered
motorcycle using AMSOIL products won by achieving 128.24
mpg. Many of the other bikes also relied on AMSOIL products
to help achieve results nearly as impressive.
Fred Hayes of Hayes Diversified Technologies (Hayes-DT)
completed the challenge riding the company's MD670 F2 diesel-powered
motorcycle (pictured below). Hayes bested the next closest
competitor by over 18 mpg using biodiesel fuel, a lightweight
motorcycle design (370 pounds dry) and AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants throughout. (read
AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle
on the following links to get important AMSOIL information
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations
is the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized
quality standard throughout the world for quality management
systems. ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies
worldwide setting rigorous standards for businesses, government
9001:2000 is applicable to any manufacturing and service
organization providing a framework for system development
that focuses on the customer, quality system performance
and ongoing improvement. AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration
under the scope: synthetic lubricants blending, packaging,
and other fulfillment directly associated with lubricant
ISO certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most
efficient companies in the world. It is further assurance
that the products and services AMSOIL provides will continue
to maintain the high level of quality the company always
to Excellence As a jet fighter squadron commander Lieutenant
Colonel Albert J. Amatuzio had ample opportunity to witness
synthetic lubricants in action. These oils are used exclusively
in jet engines because of three extraordinary performance
characteristics: an ability to reduce friction and wear
on engine components, an ability to function dependably
at severe temperature extremes and an ability to withstand
rigorous and lengthy engine operation without chemical breakdown.
these same benefits would prove invaluable in combustion engines,
Amatuzio began conducting serious research in 1963. By 1966
he had formulated a synthetic motor oil and put it to use
in vehicles in northern Minnesota. Throughout the late '60s
Amatuzio continued his research and development and sold commercially
available synthetic oils under a variety of names. In 1970
he incorporated his own name into a commercially sold product
called AMMOIL. In 1971 this product name was changed to AMZOIL
and it continued to be sold commercially. The true milestone
came in 1972 when AMZOIL became the first synthetic motor
oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute criteria.
The new lubricant performed like no other before it. When
the first can appeared on the market in 1972, it signaled
the birth of an entire industry. AMSOIL synthetic lubricants
have expanded the boundaries of lubrication science and redefined
the performance possibilities of modern machinery and engines.
AMSOIL Fuel Efficient Transmission
Fluid Provides High Performance Protection
AMSOIL Synthetic Fuel Efficient
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATL) is engineered to exceed
the requirements of GM, Ford and Toyota where low viscosity
oil is required. The highly specialized properties of this
fuel efficient fluid provide outstanding performance without
compromising protection, even in severe operating conditions.
Most drivers are unaware that
transmissions commonly operate under severe service and
require shorter fluid drain intervals. AMSOIL Synthetic
Fuel Efficient ATF is a long life fluid capable of extended
service intervals. It provides an extra margin of protection,
especially when fluid change intervals are missed or during
heavy use; even during abuse. Drivers can count on AMSOIL
Synthetic Fuel Efficient ATF to provide protection beyond
conventional fluids. (read
Improve Fuel Efficiency With
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants
and ever-increasing demand have pushed crude oil barrel proces
to record highs over the summer, and motorists have been directly
affected. Gasoline is one of the primary products produced
from crude oil, and pump prices are directly affected by the
prices refiners pay for crude oil. In fact, the average price
per gallon of gasoline reached levels over 50 cents higher
than last summer, causing motorists to alter their driving
habits and look for every and any way to get the most for
their fuel dollar.
According to the
U.S.Energy Information Administration (EIA). the price of
crude oil represented an average of 42.6 percent of retail
gasoline prices between 2000 and 2003, with refinery processing
cost, marketing and distribution costs and gasoline station
costs and taxes comprising the balance. It is the volatile
of crude oil prices that is most responsible for fluctuating
gasoline prices. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oils have been shown to yield significant
increases in fuel economy over conventional motor oils. Petroleum
based lubricants are composed of irregular molecules of various
sizes that create excess friction, in addition to the friction
generated by moving parts. The vehicle's engine must burn
extra fuel to overcome this friction, decreasing fuel economy.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, on the other hand, contain only
smooth, uniform molecules that effectively reduce friction
and improve fuel efficiency.
are also very suseptible to volatility. When the oil's lighter
molecules volatize during hot operating conditions, viscosity
increases and the oil becomes more difficult to pump, consuming
more energy and reducing fuel economy. Because AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants contain uniformly sized molecules, they resist
volatization, maintain their viscosity and allow more fuel
to be used for vehicle propulsion, improvong fuel economy.
The use of AMSOIL
synthetic motor oils, gear lubes and drivetrain fluids
can have a profound impact on fuel economy. Industry tests
demonstrate that an average passenger car can conservatively
decrease its fuel consumption by two to five percent by switching
to synthetic lubricants, while independent testing shows that
trucks can decrease fuel consumption by 8.2 percent. Many
AMSOIL customers report even larger gains in fuel economy.
According to the
U.S. Federal Highway Administration, total U.S. fuel consumption
was 162.3 billion gallons in the year 2000. Consider the savings
if every American vehicle converted to AMSOIL synthetic lubricants
and gained a five percent increase in fuel economy. It would
equate to a savings of 8.115 billion gallons of fuel each
year, at a pice savings of $24.35 billion (at $2 a gallon).
According to the
U.S. Department of Transportation, the average passenger vehicle
burned 587 gallons of gasoline in 2002. At a price of $3 a
gallon, the average vehicle owner spends $1,761 on gaoline
each year. With a five precent fuel economy improvement afforded
with AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, the motorist saves $88.05
a year in fuel expenses. That's enough to cover the price
of a year's supply of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil and Ea Oil
Filters, with money left over.
In addition to
fuel savings, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants also allow motorists
to reduce oil usage through extended drain intervals, while
significantly reducing friction and wear, improving engine
performance and extending equipment life.
Castrol and Mobil brought the debate over what is "synthetic"
into view, as Mobil challenged Castrol's replacement of polyalphaolephins
(PAOs) with hydroisomerized waxes (hydrocracked petroleum
basestocks) in their synthetic formulations. Exactly one year
after the National Advertising Division of the Council of
Better Business Bureaus' ruling upholding Castrol's position
that wax isomerates could be called synthetic, Petro-Canada
(a large provider of basestocks to oil marketers) advertised
it would be referring to its very high viscosity index (VHVI)
basestocks as a synthetic in the North American market. These
products fall into the same API group (Group III) as wax isomerates,
but could vary significantly in quality from wax isomerates.
This market roar by Petro-Canada has carried a quiet undertone
of moves from PAO to VHVI technology by several engine oil
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the lone voice for extended drain intervals in America for
over 30 years, recommending 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals.
While extended oil drain intervals have been common in Europe
for years, other American motor oil companies have mostly
avoided recommending them, preferring instead to stick with
3,000-mile recommended intervals despite the contrasting recommendations
of vehicle manufacturers and European motor oil companies.
In fact, Marc Graham,
president of Pennzoil-Quaker State-owned Jiffy Lube International,
was quoted in a 2001 Lubricants World interview as
saying, "At [Pennzoil-Quaker State] we use a number internally
that if we [shorten the drain interval] by 100 miles [for
each car serviced], it would mean an additional $20 million
in revenue for the company." He also explained that "if
we could move our customers to get one more oil change per
year, it's worth $294 million for the oil change alone and
$441 million in revenue, when you include the ancillary products
and services customers typically buy along with the oil change."
Today, with vehicle
manufacturers recommending longer and longer drain intervals
and the increasing use of oil monitoring systems, the practice
of extending drain intervals has become more mainstream and
forced more motor oil companies to take notice.
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AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel
Oil Field Study - Nordic Waste Refuse Hauler
owner switches from Shell Rotella T 15W-40 Diesel Oil to AMSOIL
Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel Oil after seeing increased performance,
protection and cost savings
In order to test
the performance capabilities of AMSOIL
Synthetic 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME),
AMSOIL sought a partner with a fleet that operated in truly
severe conditions. The perfect match was found in Duluth,
Minnesota based Nordic Waste. Nordic Waste operates a fleet
of 10 International refuse haulers, providing trash and recycling
pickup to residential and commercial customers in the greater
Duluth/Superior, Wisconsin region. Nordic's trucks operate
in the bitter cold of sub-zero winters as well as on humid
summer days that can top out at over 90 degrees F. In addition,
Lake Superior's influence on the areas weather patterns can
create extreme temperature swings just miles from the lake,
something Nordic's trucks encounter regularly. The company's
fleet runs 12 hours a day with frequent stops and redlined
starts, all while hauling up to 22,000 lbs. of refuse and
navigating the seriously steep hills of Duluth. Nordic Waste
was initially installing Shell Rotella T 15W-40 before switching
to AMSOIL. (read
AMSOIL Field Study Proves Quality
of AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel and Marine Oil
to test the performance capabilities of AMSOIL
Synthetic 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME),
AMSOIL sought a partner with a fleet that operated in truly
severe conditions. The perfect match was found in Duluth,
Minnesota based Nordic Waste. Nordic Waste operated a fleet
of 10 International refuse haulers, providing trash and recycling
pickup to residential and commercial customers in the greater
Duluth/Superior Wisconsin region. Nordic's trucks operate
in the bitter cold of sub-zero winters, as well as on humid
summer days that can top out at over 90 degrees F. The fleet
runs 12 hours a day with frequent stops and redlined starts,
all while hauling up to 22,000 pounds of refuse and navigating
the seriously steep hills of Duluth. (read
AMSOIL Products Improve Efficiency
and Reduce Operating Costs for Gerlach Trucking
AMSOIL INC., in
conjunction with Gerlach Trucking of Erskine, Minnesota, conducted
a field demonstration of its Series 3000 Synthetic 5W-30 Heavy
Duty Diesel Oil, Super Duty Oil Filters and Dual-Gard filtration
system equipped with BE-110 by-pass filtration elements.
The test vehicle
was a 1995 Freightliner FLD-120 powered by a Detroit 60 Series
diesel engine and utilized mainly in long-haul transports.
The testing covered a two-year period and the vehicle accumulated
212,326 total miles.
The goals for
this demonstration included showing that the use of AMSOIL
Series 3000 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil, in conjunction with
the AMSOIL Dual-Gard filtration setup and SDF Oil Filters,
would result in improved efficiency, reduced operating costs
and environmental benefits when compared to conventional petroleum
lubricants and filtration methods. As mentioned, the evaluation
was conducted using a 1995 Freightliner FD-120 equipped with
a Detroit 60 Series diesel engine. The AMSOIL Series 3000
5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil was sampled at the manufacturer's
suggested oil drain intervals and monitored through the use
of oil analysis to ensure its continued serviceability. The
full-flow filtration units were also monitored and replaced
at 12,000- to 15,000-mile intervals, while the By-Pass units
were monitored and replaced at 24,000- to 30,000-mile intervals.
AMSOIL Series 3000 Synthetic
5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil is Correct Choice For Jeff Foster
The latest round
of emission standards went into effect in 2007, requiring
even more stringent NOx and particulate emissions reductions.
While low levels of EGR technology (10-15 percent) were successfully
applied in diesel engines to meet 2002 NOx emissions standards,
most manufacturers incorporated increased EGR rates of 25-35
percent in order to meet 2007 standards. Increased EGR rates
mean 2007 and newer diesel engines run hotter than their predecessors,
requiring diesel oils meeting the latest API CJ-4 specification
to be formulated with improved oxidation resistance properties
to prevent thermal runaway and maintain engine protection.
level of sulfur in diesel fuel has been determined to be the
most cost effective way to decrease particulate emissions.
The introduction of ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel in
June 2006 dropped diesel sulfur levels from 500 ppm to 15
ppm in order to meet 2007 particulate limits, provide compatibility
with NOx after treatment systems and enable high EGR rates.
In addition, in
order to further reduce particulate emissions, diesel particulate
filters (DPF's) were incorporated into all 2007 and newer
American diesel engines, and CJ-4 diesel oils are faced with
the challenge of balancing engine protection with DPF life.
Increased EGR. although effectively decreasing NOx emissions,
results in less efficient combustion and increased levels
of soot, and some of it finds its way into the engine oil.
AMSOIL Boosts CJ-4 Diesel Oil
formulation, new viscosity and longer drain intervals provide
AMSOIL has reformulated
API CJ-4 Synthetic 5W-40 Diesel Oil (DEO). In addition,
AMSOIL now offers a new 15W-40
Premium API CJ-4 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DME). These exceptional
diesel oils provide a level of protection afforded only by
a truly high quality synthetic oil - and do so over drain
intervals of 3X (3 times) OEM recommended drain intervals.
They are the premium choice for API CJ-4 emission-compliant
diesel oil required by model-year 2007 and newer diesel engines.
Formulated for vehicles fitted with exhaust treatment devices,
DEO and DME are also backwards compatible, offering maximum
protection to all diesel applications. (read
Superior Filtration Plays Important
Role in Engine Protection
A great deal of
emphasis is placed on the importance of using the most advanced
high-quality lubricants, but superior filtration is often
taken for granted. The general attitude displayed by many
consumers is to use whatever is cheapest, even when they've
invested is superior lubrication. While AMSOIL synthetic motor
oils provide unbeatable protection, performance and economy,
they require the assistance of filtration. Without filtration,
by-products from the combustion process and abrasive materials
ingested from the air will ultimately destroy an engine. (read
AMSOIL Ea Absolute Efficiency
Air Filters - Nano Fiber Technology
quality gear oils must lubricate, cool and protect geared
systems. They must also carry damaging wear debris away from
contact zones and muffle the sound of gear operation. Commonly
used in differential gears and standard transmission applications
in commercial and passenger vehicles, as well as a variety
of industrial machinery, gear oils must offer extreme temperature
and pressure protection in order to prevent wear, pitting,
spalling, scoring, scuffing and other types of damage that
result in equipment failure and downtime. Protection against
oxidation, thermal degradation, rust, copper corrosion and
foaming is also important.
its 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGR)
and Valvoline 75W-90 Gear Lube to an independent laboratory
for quality comparison tests. The gear lubes were tested according
to ASTM testing procedures in several critical performance
areas, including oxidation resistance, viscosity retention
and cold temperature fluidity. Oxidation resistance was measured
using the L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability Test, viscosity
retention was measured using the KRL Shear Stability Test
and cold temperature fluidity was measured using the Brookfield
Viscosity Test. Additional load carrying, wear, extreme pressure
and scoring protection tests were performed exclusively on
75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube using the L-37 High Torque
Axle Test and the L-42 High Speed Axle Test. (read
Why Motor Oil Deteriorates
It is common knowledge
that, at some point, engine oil must be changed. It's something
that is preached relentlessly to vehicle owners by vehicle
manufacturers, quick lubes and oil companies. But consumers
are widely unaware of what exactly makes oil changes necessary.
Many factors contribute
to a motor oil's demise, but it is essentially the accumulation
of contaminants in the oil and chemical changes in the oil
itself that make a motor unfit for further service. With time,
it is inevitable that the oil will be contaminated by dirt
or sludge, or succumb to the extreme pressures or temperatures
found inside an engine. AMSOIL Motor Oils are formulated with
the industry's most advanced synthetic base stocks and additive
packages to combat the forces that deteriorate conventional
What is the NOACK Volatility
Volatization is a term used to describe
what happens to a fluid as it is heated to the point it begins
to "boil off." Upon reaching a certain temperature,
oil will begin to lose some of its lighter weight molecules
as they "boil off" and leave heavier weight molecules
behind. Not only does this cause higher oil consumption, this
process can also cause increased viscosity making the oil
more difficult to circulate through the lubrication system.
Quality Takes Priority at AMSOIL
The AMSOIL chemical
laboratory plays an important role in the daily operations
at AMSOIL headquarters. The lab fulfills tech service requests,
performs competitor testing and comparisons, and works on
the research and development of products at AMSOIL. One of
the most important jobs at the lab is quality control. AMSOIL
is known for formulating high-quality products and the AMSOIL
chemists ensure that everything coming in and going out meets
AMSOIL standards. How do they do it? (read
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
Innovation and Leadership
AMSOIL has a documented history of
innovation and leadership. In 1972, AMSOIL introduced the
first American Petroleum Institute rated 100% synthetic motor
oil for automotive applications. AMSOIL was the first to introduce
a concept of "extended drain intervals" with a recommended
25,000-mile/12-month drain interval. Currently, the AMSOIL
product line includes the finest quality synthetic motor oils,
synthetic diesel oils, gear lubes, synthetic greases, industrial
lubricants, oil filters, air filters and automotive performance
The Company of Firsts
AMSOIL has a documented
history of innovation and leadership.
to develop an API-rated 100 percent synthetic motor oil.
to introduce the concept of "extended drain intervals"
with a recommended 25,000-mile/1-year drain interval.
U.S. company to utilize the NOACK volatility test as a
standard of performance excellence.
to produce synthetic motor oils for diesel engines, racing
engines, turbos and marine engines.
to introduce synthetic oils that legitimately contribute
to improving fuel efficiency.
to manufacture synthetic gear lube for automotive use.
to manufacture a 100:1 pre-mix synthetic 2-cycle oil.
to manufacture a synthetic automatic transmission fluid
for automotive use.
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