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April 26, 2010

AMSOIL and OEM EQUIPMENT WARRANTIES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!   People are still reluctant to use Synthetic Lubricants with extended drain intervals,  mainly because they are uneducated about synthetics and because they have been using one product or another all their life.   Hopefully some of the articles posted on my blog will help to give a better understanding of AMSOIL and their products.   Ever since AMSOIL first came on the market back in 1972 they have touted a 25,000 mile or one year service life performance on engine oils.  While engine manufacturers have recommended changing oil and filter at 3,000 miles, AMSOIL has continually saved consumers money and time by the extended change intervals.  Remember garages and quick changes shops want your service and want your money.   One question many have had is what happens to the warranty on my vehicle should I have problems?   This has never been a concern with AMSOIL because if it was an oil related problems, AMSOIL would stand behind their products.  HOWEVER, because mechanics and vehicle Service Managers are uneducated about synthetics and not wanting to take time to work with their consumers who might have a problem, they brush the customer off by saying their problem is because they didn’t follow the recommeneded oil change interval.   This is irresponsible on the part of mechanics and Service Managers.  NOW AMSOIL has come out with a Video presentation on warranties to help AMSOIL dealers and customers have a better understanding of situations that might arise pertaining to warranty claims.   So don’t be hood winked by uneducated and unscrupulous people. Remember it is your money you are spending and saving by using the best lubricants in the market place, AMSOIL.  Email me at allprocars@knology.net if you have questions or want to discuss this subject further.

April 16, 2010

AMSOIL “QUICKSHOT SE”

So much has been written about using Ethanol type gas but it would appear that we are stuck for years to come with using Ethanol.   Are you might be aware, many problems occur with two and four cycle equipment we use everyday in our own applications.  AMSOIL, the #1 Synthetic Lubrication marketer in America has put into words and a Video what happens with our two and four cycle applications by using Ethanol type fuel.   AMSOIL’s new product, Quickshot SE, is now shown in a short video prepared by the AMSOIL Technical Dept and explains what all of us should know as to why we do have problems with poor performance, gumming, varnish etc on our lawnmowers, weedeaters, ATV’s, outboard motors, chain saws.  I pass this on to hopefully better inform you of how you can prevent and maintain your two and four cycle equipment.  Click on “Quickshot SE” and it will open the AMSOIL video for you to view.

AMSOIL “Quickshot” should be used in all two-cycle applications where gasoline and two-cycle oils are used.  For more information go to www.the1stSyntheticoil.com and click on additives.  Should you desire to purchase this product or any other AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator  you are calling in reference to ZO 9792.

April 8, 2010

A Deeper Look At Motor Oil Consumption

by Ed Newman
AMSOIL Director of Advertising
This article appeared in National Oil & Lube News, April 2010

Have you ever met people who have simplistic answers to complex questions and never want to take time to think a little more deeply about the subject? To be honest with you, I think we all fit that description from time to time. Many issues are so complicated that we just don’t have the time to really study them in depth. So we opt out for the simple answer. For example, let’s talk about motor oil consumption.

Ever had a car where you had to top off your oil now and then? Who hasn’t? In my case, I always assumed that this was due to the oil’s volatility. That is, when the engine was hot, the oil’s lighter molecules would vaporize.

I once attended two days of training at a quick lube (part of a major oil company chain) wherein they showed how their conventional oil lost up to 30 percent and their synthetic only 12 percent in a volatility test. It sank home the message I’d already adopted, that synthetics were more resistant to oil loss than conventional oils. While this may be true to a large extent it is not the end of the discussion.

I saw a Technical Service Bulletin called The Reasons for Motor Oil Consumption, and seven pages later I could no longer stand on my simple one sentence answer to the problem. The problem of abnormal oil usage is far more complicated and, in fact, most of the causes are mechanical, not lubricant related at all.

Here are just the first of 40 explanations for oil consumption: External Oil Leaks.
“Some of the many points where external oil leaks may occur include, oil lines, crankcase drain plug, oil pan gasket, valve cover gaskets, oil pump gasket, fuel pump gasket, timing case cover and camshaft bearing seal. No possible source of leakage should be neglected because even a very small leak can cause extremely high oil consumption. For example, it has been estimated that a leak of one drop of oil every 20 feet is approximately equal to a loss of one quart of oil every 100 miles. One way to check for external leaks is to road test the vehicle with a large piece of light-colored cloth tied under the engine. Oil on the cloth will indicate a leak which should be traced to its source.”

But the list goes on. The problem may be front or rear main bearing seals, worn or damaged main bearings, worn or damaged connecting rod bearings, worn or damaged camshaft bearings, worn crankshaft journals, distorted cylinders, honing abrasive, worn ring grooves, cracked or broken ring lands, problems with the wrist pins, clogged oil passages, or even unequal tightening of various bolts.

Item 20 on the list had to do with the radiator, and I initially thought this was just a bit much. Until I read the explanation. A defective cooling system can cause overheating of the engine which may result in the development of localized hot spots in some of the cylinders which can lead to scuffing and scoring of cylinders, pistons and rings resulting in high oil consumption.

And the list goes on. Dirty oil, too much oil in the crankcase, worn or broken piston rings, improper valve timing, incorrect oil pressure, piston slap, internal gasket intake breach, spark knock, aftermarket performance chips and modifications, lugging engines, inappropriate operation of overdrive, leaking turbocharger seals, restricted air intakes and fuel dilution can all contribute in various ways to oil consumption.

In short, few things are as simple as they might initially appear. When all is said and done, however, even though there may be multiple reasons for oil loss, in a mechanically sound engine it boils down to one: the volatility issue. In this, synthetic motor oils make a difference. For this reason, if your customers’ vehicles are mechanically sound they should be using synthetics to reduce their oil consumption. Benefits include reduced oil usage, reduced emissions and improved fuel economy.

Here’s another simple answer that is more complicated than it looks, the cost of synthetics. People who say synthetic motor oils are too expensive have often never gone into depth analyzing the real life cycle costs of a premium synthetic motor oil versus conventional petroleum. The initial cost appears quite a bit higher, but the life cycle cost is the true measure. The annual cost of a premium extended drain synthetic is comparable to or even less than conventional oils these days, and the benefits too numerous for this short summation. When your customer is driving a vehicle with a mechanically sound engine, I always recommend a synthetic solution.

April 6, 2010

ANOTHER NEW AMSOIL PRODUCT NEXT ADDITION

The leader in Synthetic Lubrication, AMSOIL, does not rest on its laurels.  The company is constantly developing new products to make the automotive industry better and to save consumers money.  With the fact, that people are driving cars longer today, the #1 synthetic lubrication company in America is always developing new means by which consumers can keep their vehicles longer.  The newest product out now is called; Engine and Transmission Flush.  AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush (FLSH) helps restore fuel economy, increase operating efficiency and reduce emissions in gasoline and diesel engines, and automatic transmissions. Its potent, detergent-based formula cleans sludge and deposit build-up, promoting lower operating temperatures and reduced oil consumption. AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush is safe on parts and can be easily disposed of with waste oil.

AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush restores Engines like new:

New engines and transmissions run more efficiently, but over time they gather harmful deposits that cause power and performance loss. Stop-and-go driving, prolonged idling, short trips that do not allow the engine to reach full operating temperature, towing, the ingestion of airborne dirt, fuel dilution, water condensation and oxidized oil all can promote sludge build-up in motor oil and transmission fluid. As it settles, sludge clogs narrow oil passages, restricting oil flow to vital parts, especially the upper valve train area.

In transmissions, deposits can form on clutch plates, causing hesitation and erratic shifting. Ultimately clutch glazing can set in, reducing the life of the transmission. Deposits in engines and transmissions can accelerate wear, causing power loss and increased fuel consumption.

• Cleans engines and transmissions for improved efficiency, fuel economy and lower emissions
• Prolongs equipment life
• Detergent-based formula more environmentally friendly
• Compatible with seals and gaskets
• One-treatment results
• Easily disposed of with waste oil

Installing new oil or transmission fluid into a dirty vehicle may not be enough to remove deposits and increase efficiency. The detergents and dispersants in some lubricants may not be able to handle leftover sludge and deposits, and the new lubricant soon becomes unfit for service, accelerating the formation of even more harmful deposits.

AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush Benefits

Unlike many flush products, AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush features a multi-use formulation that dissolves and disperses sludge, varnish and deposits in both engines and automatic transmissions. Due to its detergent-based formulation, used AMSOIL FLSH can be easily disposed of with waste oil, making it more user-friendly. Its advanced formula of light base oil technology, powerful detergents and dispersants provides safe cleaning action. AMSOIL FLSH is compatible with both petroleum and synthetic oils, preparing poorly maintained equipment for installation of new oil. It represents the first step toward restoring neglected equipment to top-notch performance. AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush provides the following benefits in only one treatment:

Gasoline and Diesel Engines

• Helps loosen sticky valves and rings, minimizing blow-by and reducing emissions
• Helps quiet lifter noise
• Promotes lower operating temperatures through sludge removal
• Easy disposal

Automatic Transmissions

• Cleans deposits in oil cooler and ports
• Helps unclog fluid passages
• Cleans deposits and varnish from clutch plates, helping improve efficiency
• Promotes smoother operation and transmission life through reduced shift delay

So don’t wait for your vehicle to need service at a garage. Take action today to become an AMSOIL Dealer or Preferred Customer to help restore your dream car to its original condition with the newest products from the #1 Synthetic Lubrication manufacturer in America.

April 2, 2010

Another NEW Product From AMSOIL

AMSOIL, America’s leader in Synthetic Lubrication, constantly strives to manufacture the BEST lubrication products anywhere in the market place.  The Multi-Level Marketing forte gives AMSOIL dealers the opportunity to expand on their business by offering products that increase performance and safe the consumer money.  And with so much being written about Ethanol gas and the by-product of the corn driven product there is a constant need for providing products that will save the consumer for costly repair bills. Such a NEW product just release is the Quickshot SE which Restores Peak Performance in Small Engines and Powersports Equipment.  This new product is a MUST for all consumers who use all kinds of small engine equipment and powersports equipment.  Contact: www.the1stsyntheticoil.com and drop me an email for further information.

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