AMSOIL, the #1Synthetic Lubrication company in America, continues with new products for the consumer. To read more about this product and other AMSOIL products go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase this product or others you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. Order your products and they will be shipped to your address.
Synthetic oil is nothing new, nor is the controversy about whether synthetic oil is better than mineral oil. The development of synthetic oils, derived from silicones and polyolefins, occurred in the United States in the early 1930s. Germany evolved the synthetic oil technology during WWII due to their lack of natural resources and a need for oil. The Germans developed synthetic hydrocarbons, polyglycols, and alklylbenzenes to support their war machine. The US furthered synthetic oil development in the 1950s and 1960s with research into fluorinated lubricants. In 1972, AMSOIL developed and marketed the first synthetic motor oil to meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) service requirements.
Oil is sorted in one of the five API base oil groups. Groups I, II, and III base oils are mineral oils that have been distilled and refined from a barrel of crude. Even after the refining, the hydrocarbon’s molecular structural arrangement and sizing remain inconsistent, and the base oils contain organic compounds most notably, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, and certain metals. The varying shapes and sizes of molecules result in irregular lubrication surfaces, and these irregularities generate friction within the base oil, increasing engine power consumption and reducing performance. The remaining compounds in the base oil can lead to oxidation, acid development, and the creation of sludge, especially in high-temperature usages. Mineral oils have a viscosity index (VI) ranging from 80-120 depending upon its base oil group. The VI is an indicator of an oil’s tendency to reduce flow with a rising temperature; higher numbers, associated with smaller changes in viscosity with temperatures, are desirable.
Groups IV and V base oils are synthetic oils developed via a process known as synthesizing. These synthetic oils have uniform-sized hydrocarbon molecules, and the base oils are free from contaminates and impurities resulting in a base oil that is consistent and durable. Synthetics have a VI in excess of 150. Group IV base oils are Poly-Alpha-Olefins (PAOs), and they have a wider temperature range compared to mineral based oils. PAOs work great in extreme cold conditions and high-heat usages. Group V base oils are classified as all other oils (esters), which includes silicone, polyaklylene glycol (PAG), polyol esters, etc. A common use of Group V base oils is to add the esters to another base oil. The addition of the esters improves the properties of the existing PAO base oil.
PAOs formulated with esters tend to be the most popular for automotive applications. PAOs have an extremely high VI, high thermal oxidative stability (resistance to oxidation), low volatility (less oil loss at high temperature), excellent low-temperature viscosities, consistent base oil stock, excellent pour points, and have excellent hydrolytic stability (resist water) when compared to mineral oil. PAOs have some disadvantages, which include a limited ability to dissolve oil additives (solvency), a small chance to shrink seals, and higher consumer costs. To offset the disadvantages, adding diesters to PAOs increases the oil’s solubility. Specific esters, called seal swell agents (SSAs) blended into the oil remove any chances of shrinking seals. SSAs are seal conditioners that clean the seal, and the PAOs lubricate the cleaned seal. Lastly, the higher costs of PAOs is offset by the extended service intervals of synthetic oils.
To improve the VI of an oil, enhancers called VI Improvers are added. The VI Improvers are long-chain molecules that can be fragmented by mechanical shearing, which in time results in a lower oil viscosity. Shearing occurs in high-stress areas such as the oil pump, crankshaft area, camshaft area, piston rings, etc. The oil (hydrodynamic film) can be briefly squeezed from between the two metal surfaces splitting the long-chain molecules into shorter, lower weight molecules. The shorter molecules offer less resistance to flow. Shearing can also contribute to deposits, causing sticking rings, increased consumption of oil, and increased engine wear. Synthetic oils often have the best VI Improvers and use less VI Improvers than mineral oils. Less VI Improvers help the oil maintain the higher-grade number (5W-20) for a longer interval. These VI Improvers maintain an oil film strength 5 to 10 times greater than mineral oils.
As mentioned earlier, one main advantage of synthetics is its robust boundary layer, which allows it to cling heartily to engine components when the engine is off. With vintage and high-performance automobiles, this can often be for lengthy periods of time. This protective boundary layer reduces the metal-to-metal contact during the critical seconds after engine startup. The excellent oiliness (a lower coefficient of friction of one oil compared to another fluid of the same viscosity) of synthetic oils reduces engine wear during the initial, critical engine startup. Mineral oils lack such a robust boundary layer, as the oil drains quickly to the oil pan when the engine is off. Nevertheless, the synthetic oil boundary layer affords an enthusiast the necessary piece of mind when their vehicle is started after an extended dormancy. By some estimates, initial start-up and running in the first seconds accounts for as much as 90 percent of all engine wear.
Let’s look at this in detail. The largest contributor to the superior shear load protection of synthetics is the uniformity of the molecules. In traditional mineral oils, the lube stock is refined from crude oil, such that all the molecules in the base stock have similar weights—they were sorted (i.e. “refined”) by virtue of their boiling point. Structurally, however, these molecules can be quite different in shape and in length. The degree to which molecules are chemically similar is more a function of luck, and the geology of where the base stock originated.
By way of explanation, all base mineral oil stocks have a distillation curve that represents the average distribution of molecular weight, with the fat part of the curve—the oil’s rated weight—being at the center of a Gaussian distribution (bell curve). Chemically, the compounds in such a diverse base stock will have different properties and shear strengths. In use, the smaller molecules at the bottom of the distillation curve will have a higher volatility and evaporate quickly, causing the oil stock to thicken over time. Longer chain molecules at the top of the distillation curve are mechanically weak and will break under severe pressure, reducing the effectiveness of the boundary lubrication layer. Since synthetic molecules are practically identical in length, structure, and shape, the Gaussian distribution of their weight is tight, so there is no practical variation in the strength or chemical property of constituent molecules. As such, this optimized oil stock shall protect far better, and for far longer than mineral-based oil stocks.
We contacted AMSOIL for a full array of synthetic oils for the engine, transmission, and rear end to test in our late-model Dodge. Our test vehicle would be a ’06 5.7L Charger that had been using a 5W-20 oil, Mopar ATF+4, and Mopar 75W-140 (all mineral based oils). AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-20 motor oil and matching EA synthetic media oil filter provide up to a 25,000-mile, 700-hour, or one-year service interval. The ATF chosen was AMSOIL’s Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic, and the gear oil selected was AMSOIL’s Severe Gear 75W-140 and a 4-ounce tube of AMSOIL Slip Lock additive.
With the AMSOIL products installed, the Charger burned five tanks of fuel to establish an estimate of fuel mileage. Our fuel mileage with the AMSOIL product increased by 0.9 mpg. The Charger was strapped to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Mustang dyno, and the performance numbers were up as well. Peak torque was up 2.6 lb-ft and peak horsepower was up 4.4 hp. While we could not test component wear, AMSOIL and independent studies have shown the use of synthetics reduce wear and provide cleaner components leading to greater longevity of bearings, pistons, rings, clutches, bands, gears, etc.
So why not try synthetic oils in your Mopar? The initial cost is offset by extended service intervals and increased longevity of the engine components due to the uniform molecule structure, low-temperature pour points, superior stability of viscosity, better shear properties, and superior boundary layer protection. Protracted service intervals mean less disposal of waste oil, benefitting the environment. Finally, putting synthetics in your Mopar will benefit your wallet with better fuel economy, and you will have a few extra ponies under your right foot as a byproduct.
In spite of the immediate short-term benefit, the biggest advantage is in synthetic’s ability to significantly prolong the life expectancy of critical wear components where metal-on-metal contact is greatest. If you plan on keeping your machine on the road for years well beyond the warranty period, a synthetic like AMSOIL will keep bearings, rings, bores, lifters, cam lobes, valve guides, bands, clutches, and pumps running like new well past normal rebuild intervals, and that means money in your pocket.
Got a vintage Mopar with flat-tappet lifters? The needs of older engines are significantly different than late-model engines with rollerized lifters. To take a look at specific synthetic lubes compatible with flat tappets, click here:
I hope you find this article interesting as it tells all about Oils and their classifications and Synthetics vs Petroleum. There is lots of skepticism about Synthetic Lubricants but they have been around since 1972 for use in America. For more information about AMSOIL Products go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you have been talking with ZO 9792.
AMSOIL the #1Synthetic Lubricants Manufacturer in the World just added two new products to their line with a Firearm Cleaner and a Firearm Lubricant.These two products join a long list of superior lubrication products designed to save the consumer money and save on their equipment.
For more information on these products go to http://www.amsoil.com and click on Cleaners or go to http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com and also click on cleaners. Should you desire to purchase products call: 1-800-777-7094 and tell the Operator you are working with ZO 9792.
Motorcycles – Be sure and scroll to the bottom and watch the Dyno Video.
Why AMSOIL? | The introduction of the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements in 1972 set all-new standards for motor oil quality. AMSOIL synthetic motor oil outperformed conventional petroleum motor oils on all counts. It was clear from the start that this innovative product would play a major role in engine performance and engine life.
That tradition of innovation and technological advancement carries on with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. It is engineered to withstand the devastating effects of extreme heat. It features exceptional high-temperature film strength for maximum wear protection and delivers excellent wet-clutch performance and transmission protection. AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil helps keep your bike operating at peak efficiency for the long-haul.
AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil provides premium protection for the unique demands of big cruiser bikes, ensuring cool operation and reliable protection and performance, both on the open road and in stop-and-go traffic.
Protection against extreme heat is of the utmost importance in motorcycle applications. The air-cooled V-twin engines used in Harley-Davidson motorcycles can get extremely hot, particularly when idling or traveling at low speeds. If a motorcycle oil cannot withstand hot operating temperatures, its ability to provide adequate engine protection is compromised. AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is formulated to withstand extreme heat conditions beyond the hottest temperatures motorcycles typically experience, providing peace of mind that motorcycles receive outstanding protection and performance no matter how extreme the operating conditions.
As temperatures climbed to more than 500°F in the cylinders, an infrared camera revealed the red-hot conditions that assaulted the engine components and oil.
Your bike should never get this hot. If it does, AMSOIL has you covered.
Using a good diesel oil is essential to keeping engine components clean and protected. But changing tides may be dampening the level of wear protection offered by some oils. To meet emissions standards, oil additives that protect the engine were reduced with the introduction of the API CJ-4 performance specification, in 2006. Reduced additive content may cause unforeseen consequences, such as increased engine deposits, which can lead to oil consumption. Without the cleaning power of these additives to reduce harmful deposits, some diesel oils on the market may be at the tipping point of achieving emissions goals at the expense of engine protection.
Cummins, for example, released a Technical Service Bulletin that addresses oil consumption outside of their warranty. The TSB recommends using a custom-formulated oil (which costs $66 per gallon) every 120,000 to 160,000 miles to prevent engine deposits. Considering that many over-the-road truckers can accumulate this mileage each year, most would face more than $600 in extra operating costs per year.
If you prefer an oil with a lower initial price, we recommend AMSOIL OE 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil. In fact, it’s a great option if high oil consumption hasn’t yet been a concern, but you want get out front of potential issues by switching from conventional diesel oil to synthetic. AMSOIL OE Synthetic Diesel Oil meets the requirements for low-emission quality diesel oil and protects under the most severe conditions found in modern diesel engines.
Fortified Cleaning Power – AMSOIL OE Synthetic Diesel Oil is formulated with high-quality synthetic base stocks and detergent/dispersant additives that help prevent harmful engine deposits that can lead to premature wear, increased heat and increased oil consumption.
Excellent Soot-Handling – AMSOIL OE Synthetic Diesel Oil allows for optimal soot-related viscosity control to maintain stay-in-grade performance. It helps keep soot particles from agglomerating, helping to reduce engine wear.
As times change, we’ll watch trends and look toward affordable engine-protection solutions.
AMSOIL Diesel Oils have the highest TBN numbers of any Diesel Products on the market. The TBN (Total Base Number) is important because it fights off Acid Formation in oils which in return causes wear to an engine. The BEST AMSOIL Diesel Oil for engines 2007 and earlier is the Marine/Diesel 15-40 Oil. After 2007 a CJ-4 Oil is required and this fall there will be NEW Diesel Oil Designation because of changes in the industry to prevent greater air pollution. For more information on AMSOIL products go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. You will see Retail Prices listed however you can purchase at cost and save 25%. Call 1-900-777-7094 and tell the operator you have been working with ZO 9792.
This is the story about the differences between diesel and gasoline engines: Diesel engines burn diesel fuel and gasoline engines burn gasoline.
Short and sweet, eh?
Actually, there’s quite a bit more to the story.
Different ways of igniting the fuel
Outside of differences in the fuel used, the most notable difference between diesel and gas engines is the way each ignites the fuel.
Diesel engines compress air in the combustion chamber until the temperature of the air increases enough to ignite the fuel (sprayed into the combustion chamber by the injector). Gasoline engines, on the other hand, use spark plugs that ignite a mixture of fuel and air at just the right time. In the engineering world, we describe the methods of ignition as compression ignition and spark ignition.
So, is that enough, or are you interested in more? If so, keep reading.
Diesels = more durable construction
Diesels are low-rpm, high-torque engines built to last much longer, in general, than gasoline engines. Engineers typically use bigger, heavier and stronger components since diesels are largely designed to work – and work hard.
It’s not uncommon to get 300,000 miles out of the diesel engine in a turbo diesel pickup and 1 million miles out of a diesel engine in an over-the-road truck. Impressive, but even more so when you consider those trucks are pulling or hauling heavy loads.
Modern diesel engines in turbo diesel pickups are typically rated at 400-plus hp and 900 ft. lb. of torque. An over-the-road truck engine can make more than 600 hp and 2,000-plus ft. lb. of torque. Those are huge numbers when compared to the typical big-block gasoline engine’s 400 hp and 500 ft. lb. of torque. True, horsepower is similar, but diesel engines excel at producing torque. And if we know anything about pulling and hauling, torque rules.
Turbos and direct injection
So we’ve established that the diesel engine is a big, bad, powerful long-lasting engine. But here are a couple more technologies that set diesels apart from gasoline engines.
All diesel engines are equipped with a turbocharger and direct fuel injection.
Yeah, I know; you’re saying, “But wait…there are turbocharged, direct-injected gasoline engines out there, too.”
You are correct, but they’ve only entered the scene over the past couple years. The turbocharger jamming more air into the cylinder and the injectors spraying fuel directly into the combustion chamber help accomplish a lot of things.
Now you see why the gasoline-engine world is copying the diesel-engine world.
Right about now you’re asking, “Gee whiz, if diesel engines are so great, why aren’t we all driving diesel-powered vehicles?”
The answer is history and economy of scale.
Gasoline engines in general are much quieter, and most Americans enjoy listening to the radio in their vehicle without having to turn it up to blaring levels to drown out engine noise. Diesel engines have come a long way with recent technology to make them quieter. But it’s not likely they will ever be as quiet as gasoline engines.
Many people also still associate diesels with the sooty, smelly engines of years past. Thanks to modern exhaust treatment devices and the introduction of low-sulfur diesel fuel, today’s production diesels are much cleaner.
Additionally, we are moving to smaller vehicles for improved fuel economy. It’s hard to take a large diesel engine and shrink it to fit today’s small vehicles. Yes, some auto manufacturers are playing in this realm, but small diesel vehicles are few and far between compared to their gasoline counterparts. Can you image trying to put a diesel engine into a Mercedes Smart Car? The engine would consume the car and you’d have to ride on the roof. A convertible of sorts, I guess.
That covers the basics. If you’re interested in more information, search “diesel vs gasoline” online.
For more information about AMSOIL Diesel Products and other products from the #1 Synthetic Oil Company in American go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Prices you see will be Retail prices but you can purchase and save 25% off Retail. Call 1-800-777-7094 should you desire to purchase and tell the operator you have been working with ZO 9792.
In 1985 I worked with my father to replace the heads and make other repairs needed to put a 1972 Fiat Sport Spider back on the road. The experience taught me why, in many circles, FIAT stands for, “Fix It Again Tony.” At 17, when I eventually got to drive the car, I experienced firsthand the pride and excitement enthusiasts have in their personalized statements of horsepower and style. I also found out why enthusiasts pay so much attention to every detail about their vehicle, including the level of protection motor oil delivers.
Turbocharger demands on motor oil
Advancements in automotive technology have since driven advancements in motor oil chemistry and have complicated the process of evaluating oil. Due in large part to the ability to offer power and fuel economy, turbochargers have become one of – if not the most – widely used advancements in performance technology. The following are just a sample of turbocharged 2016 makes and models:
BMW 3 Series
Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Ford F-150 EcoBoost
When exposed to increased heat, motor oils can form deposits, reducing efficiency and contributing to poor overall performance. Given the
number of vehicles on the road now equipped with turbochargers and other performance-enhancing technologies that increase heat, such as direct injection and variable valve timing , deposit control has taken on increased importance.
AMSOIL goes head-to-head with Royal Purple and Mobil 1
Among auto enthusiasts, three brands often dominate the conversation about motor oil protection: AMSOIL, Royal Purple and Mobil 1. Each has a history of providing solid protection. Yet, wherever enthusiasts gather, be it in online forums or car shows, when the topic of serious motor oil protection is discussed the debate often turns to which brand offers more protection. Recently, AMSOIL enlisted an independent, third-party lab to compare the three brands in an industry-standard test that focuses on protecting turbochargers.
Independent test measures turbo deposits
The TEOST 33C test is an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) bench test that simulates turbocharger operating conditions and, according to the ASTM, the test method “is designed to predict the high temperature deposit forming tendencies of an engine oil.” To meet the API SN Resource Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 motor oil specifications that are often recommended by vehicle manufacturers, a 5W-30 motor oil must limit total deposit formation to 30 mg or less.
The following graph shows the test results from the independent, third-party lab. This industry-standard test shows AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil prevents deposits 4X better than Mobil1® Extended Performance and 3.6X better than Royal Purple®.
The results show AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 held deposits to well under the 30 mg limit recommended by vehicle manufacturers. Test results represent the formulations as they were available to consumers in April 2016. Formulations were coded to eliminate bias during testing, and samples were tested in random order. An appropriate number of trials of each oil were run to produce results at or above the 95 percent confidence level when compared to AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil.
Hopefully this information adds a few more data points to the discussion when enthusiasts and people that care about what they drive compare notes on three of the leading brands that offer serious protection for the cars and trucks they take pride and passion in.
The 12+ Store Policy was revised to allow exceptions to be considered on an individual basis. In response, many Dealers contacted us seeking clarification of the amendment. The revised policy appears below with the change highlighted in red.
Businesses that own more than 12 retail outlets may only register individual outlets as separate retail accounts. Each outlet/account must have the authority to establish an account and place individual orders for its own store. Invoices, co-op advertising credit and other documents will be sent to the individual account.
Individual outlets/accounts may not use centralized distribution, group shipments, transfer inventory between outlets or combine co-op advertising credits. An AMSOIL Dealer may register and/or sell to a maximum of 24 individual retail outlets that are owned by the same business. Exceptions to this will be considered for certain retail segments that are not in direct conflict with the best interests of the Dealer opportunity. Dealers must work in conjunction with the Dealer Sales Department in order for businesses to be considered for an exception. AMSOIL reserves the right to accept or reject account applications and to terminate accounts that do not meet account qualifications or are considered not in the best interest of AMSOIL INC. and the Dealer opportunity.
Businesses considered for an exception include retail and commercial installers, hardware stores, convenience stores and industrial suppliers whose business models are flexible enough to allow them to work with a Dealer and AMSOIL to achieve a mutually beneficial arrangement. Auto parts stores (including those with service bays, e.g., O’Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone, Pep Boys), mass merchandisers (e.g., Walmart, Sears, Target) and discount stores (e.g., Sam’s Club, Costco, Home Depot) will not be considered for an exception.
The following characterizations will help you identify businesses that are potential exceptions:
Retail and commercial installers allocate more than 70 percent of their building to installation and repairs. They may sell a few packaged goods, but the majority of their business and floor space is for installation services. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
Midas, Firestone, Brakes Plus, Pomp’s Tire, Lube Stop, All Tune and Lube, Tilden Car Care, Boss Shops, Blaine Brothers, Speedco, Love’s Travel Stop
Hardware stores offer a high degree of service, convenience and wide variety of traditional hardware, as well as many other household and garage-related items. They typically rely on higher profit margins, but do run promotions. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, Hardware Hank, Do It Best Hardware
Convenience stores charge for having a variety of convenience items available in one location, often close to your home or work. They rely on higher prices to stay in business and don’t discount automotive products. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
Kwik Trip, Gas-N-Go, Easy Mart, Kroger, Sunoco, Holiday, 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Store
Industrial Suppliers provide single-source contracts to commercial businesses for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) items. They carry a variety of items and don’t discount or advertise like traditional retail, though some have small public “stores” inside their offices. They are a convenience business and rely on higher prices to cover the expense of warehousing small quantities of many different products and the cost of shipping to their customers. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
Remember, retail accounts that allocate the majority of their floor space to selling retail products and those that buy in large quantities to receive discounts and sell at discounted prices will not be considered an exception.
For more information on being a Retail On The Shelf Account, contact http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com to view the AMSOIL product line. Also you can go to http://www.amsoil.com and peruse the home page. Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call: 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you have been working with Account ZO 9792.
In our ongoing process to improve product quality, we’ve adjusted the formulation of Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil, which has resulted in a change in color from green to blue. The oil continues to provide outstanding performance at 100:1 mix ratios in outboard motors. Pricing remains unchanged at $4.45 for an eight oz bottle.. The new formulation will become available over the next 30 days as current inventory is depleted.
For further information about the #1 Two-Stroke Oil on the market go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSynteticoil.com. I have used the 100:1 mix ratio for over 20 years and have never had a break down or an engine seize in a weed eater, chain saw, pole chain saw, edger or anything else Two-Cycle. Regardless of that manufacturers tell people, you DO NOT need 32:1 or 50:1 mix ratio. Eight ounces of AMSOIL’s Saber Oil to Six Gallons of fuel equals a 100:1 ratio. Or 1.3 ounces to one gallon of fuel equals 100:1 ratio. With AMSOIL’s Saber Oil you will see NO Smoke, NO Plug fouling and NO Carbon Buildup on the piston or exhaust port.
Call 1-800-777-7094 should you desire to purchase this product. Give the operator ZO 9792 as the person you have corresponded with.
Launching Aug. 8 at Sturgis, the new AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit combines everything needed to perform an AMSOIL oil change on most 1999-2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in one convenient package, including:
(4) quarts of AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MCV)
The kit allows Dealers to offer everything bikers need to perform an oil change in one package, simplifying ordering. Check the Dealer Zone Aug. 8 and the August AMSOIL Magazine for full details.
For more information go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. You can also purchase AMSOIL Motorcycle oil and other AMSOIL Products from Durbin Auto Store in Prattville, Al. PH: 334-365-5210.