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December 30, 2010


AMSOIL Dominator® Coolant Boost is designed to reduce corrosion and significantly enhance heat transfer in cooling systems. One of the overlooked benefits of better heat transfer is much quicker engine warm-up in winter conditions, which is noticed when the vehicle’s defroster works much sooner.
To understand how Dominator Coolant Boost reduces engine warm-up times in cold weather, it is imperative to understand the fundamentals of an engine’s cooling system and how Coolant Boost’s proprietary tiered surfactant technology works. The same tiered surfactant technology that aids in reducing engine operating temperatures also decreases engine warm-up times.
Check it out at the following addy:  For further information go to and click on additives.   Should you desire to purchase use ZO 9792 when talking to an operator at AMSOIL.

December 28, 2010


Lubes and Additives: It’s All in the Mix

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

When I order a fancy cake from the bakery, I usually don’t think too much about what the cake is made of. My only real concern is that the person I’m getting that cake for appreciates it. The function of the cake is usually to be tasty, though on some occasions it’s only real functions are to be edible and look nice.

So it is with motor oil. Not the edible part or looking nice. What I mean is that most people really don’t give a second’s thought to what the ingredients are in motor oil. They just want it to be doing what it’s supposed to do, and few motorists really know for sure what even that is. But since we’re in the oil industry, it’s probably worth knowing something about, just in case you do have customers who want to know.

As most of us are aware, engines and their lubricants have become increasingly sophisticated since the days of your grandfather’s Oldsmobile.  In the early days of automotive lubrication, motor oil was just plain base oil. When wax modifier was added to the base oil in the 1930s to address the problems created by wax residue, the motor oil additive market was born. Today, motor oils contain a wide variety of additives designed to improve their protection and performance capabilities.  Motor oil additives serve three essential functions: protecting metal surfaces, expanding the lubricant’s application range and extending the lubricant’s life.
Surface Protection Additives
Surface protection additives effectively address issues related to metal surfaces:

  • Anti-wear agents protect against friction, wear, scoring and seizure.
  • Corrosion and rust inhibitors protect internal metal parts against corrosion and rust.
  • Detergents keep surfaces free of deposits.
  • Dispersants prevent insoluble contaminants from agglomerating by keeping them dispersed in the lubricant.  (I really like that word agglomerating. Even as you say it you can picture globs of material agglomerating.)
  • Friction modifiers alter the oil’s coefficient of friction.

Performance Additives
A second group of additives works to improve how the lubricant performs.

  • Pour point depressants (used in petroleum lubricants) modify wax crystal formation and enable oils to flow at lower temperatures.
  • Seal swell agents help swell elastomeric seals by causing a chemical reaction in the elastomer.
  • Viscosity modifiers help reduce the rate of viscosity change when temperatures rise or drop.

Protective Additives
A third group of additives work to extend the service life of the lubricant:

  • Anti-foamants reduce surface tension and speed the collapse of foam.
  • Anti-oxidants reduce the oxidation rate by decomposing peroxides and terminating free-radical reactions.
  • Metal deactivators reduce the catalytic effect of metals on the oxidation rate, further slowing oxidation.

Formulating a modern lubricant is more than just throwing ingredients together though. My son has been working in some fancy restaurants the past half dozen years and it has been interesting watching him put together a fancy meal while staying with us briefly this fall. It’s not only a matter of having the right ingredients, but combining them at the right times and temperatures. There are reasons why master chefs favor certain ingredients over others, and why some people with a wonderful recipe end up with leftovers fit only for Rover.

It’s helpful to understand that additive chemistries can themselves have disadvantages as well as advantages. The usage of various additives involves tradeoffs. Here are just some examples of negative side effects additive may possess.

  • Detergents and anti-wear additives can promote deposit formation in high temperature areas.
  • Detergents and dispersants can promote foaming and minimize the effectiveness of anti-foaming additives.
  • Certain additives can cause corrosion when exposed to high temperature.
  • Too much anti-foaming additive will in itself result in foaming.

Bottom Line
Motor oil has a lot of stuff in it these days. It’s not just a haphazard concoction of chemicals all thrown together. Some of the compounds in motor oil are designed to interact with what’s going on inside an engine. But many compounds are selected so that they will not interfere with their designated functions. That is to say, formulators are chemists who must carefully consider the ways these various chemistries interact with each other, not just the context they individually work in.

In short, there are reasons some lubricants perform better than others. It’s all in the mix.  For further information check out Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products tell the operator to use ZO 9792.

December 27, 2010


AMSOIL, the #1Synthetic Lubrication Company in America, continues to surpass other companies in the manufacture of long drain interval synthetic lubricants with their OE grade oil.  This new product is manufactured in three different grade oils; SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30.  The product surpasses normal 3,000 oil change interval recommended by many automobile manufacturers.  One thing stands out with this latest product and that is it can be installed a New Vehicles as soon as they are purchased thus allowing rings to seat in a new vehicle.  Coupled with the BEST Oil Filter and Air Filter on the market vehicle owners will have a fine tuned vehicle that should perform like none other.  

These new products continue to have the low pour point and high flash point just as there full synthetic counterparts.  These new oils, SAE 5W-20 and SAE 5W-30, will pour at -45 degrees and show a flash point of 439 degrees.   The SAE 10W-30 product has a pour point of -40 degrees and a flash point of 450 degrees.  NO Petroleum lubricant can measure up to these standards.

 AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils help provide better wear control, high- and low-temperature protection and increased fuel economy compared to conventional oils. The oil drain interval recommendations for many of today’s vehicles extend well beyond the traditional 3,000-mile interval, some up to 12,000 miles with electronic oil monitoring systems. AMSOIL OE Oils provide excellent protection and performance for the entire length of the original equipment manufacturer’s recommended drain interval.

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, The First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

Improve Fuel Economy
Formulated with friction modifiers, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are fuel-efficient oils that reduce friction-related energy loss. They provide better fuel economy compared to conventional, non-fuel-efficient motor oils.

Maintain Low Emissions
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are friendly toward modern emissions control systems, promoting proper operation of catalytic converters for optimum service life and low exhaust emissions.

Protect in All Temperatures
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are multi-viscosity formulations. They resist the effects of thermal breakdown, including evaporation and viscosity loss, while remaining fluid in cold temperatures for easier cold starts and fast start-up circulation.

Keep Engines Clean
Fortified with high levels of detergent and dispersant additives, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are engineered to resist sludge and carbon deposits better than conventional oils. They promote clean operation for longer-lasting, better-running engines.

Bid Appropriate
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils fulfill the requirements of most public and private purchasing bids. They are cost-effective, making them ideal where synthetic motor oil is specified.

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are excellent for use in all types of gasoline-fueled vehicles. They are recommended for all domestic and foreign vehicles requiring any of the listed performance specifications:

10W-30 (OET)

GM 6094M, 4718M
Chrysler MS-6395N

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are compatible with conventional and other synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils.

In gasoline-fueled vehicles, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are recommended for the intervals stated by the vehicle manufacturer or indicated by the oil life monitoring system. Change oil filter at every oil change.

This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). MSDS’s are available upon request at 715-392- 7101 or on the AMSOIL Website. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

For AMSOIL warranty information, click here.

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 10.8
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 69.9
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 145
CCS Viscosity, cP @ (°C) (ASTM D-5293) 5942 (-25)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 232 (450)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 250 (482)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97) -40 (-40)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800) 5.8
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C and 1.0 X 106 s-1, cP (ASTM D-5481) 3.3
Four Ball Wear Test @ 40 kgf, 75°C,
1200 rpm, 1 hour, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D-4172) 0.45
Total Base Number (ASTM D-2896) 7.9

For more information go to or   Should you go to the AMSOIL website and place an order for products, use ZO 9792 when purchasing.


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Quick Shot SE
Quickshot SERestores Peak Performance in Small Engines and Powersports Equipment 

Package sizes include:

8-oz. Bottle
8-oz. Bottles (case of 6)

Quickshot SE Wins SEMA Award
Quickshot SE Wins Best New Powersports Product, Read More Here

Degraded fuel presents a major maintenance issue in small engines and powersports equipment. It can form varnish, gum and insoluble debris that clog carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. Carbon buildup can form on the tops of pistons that leads to pre-ignition, rough idling and poor throttle response. Fuel-related problems are only expected to intensify in the coming years as the ethanol content in pump gasoline continues to increase.AMSOIL Quickshot SE (AQS) is a premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems. It also stabilizes fuel between uses and during short-term storage periods. Its revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing small engines and powersports equipment: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas.

Ethanol in fuel has a tendency to absorb water and separate from the gasoline, sinking to the bottom of the gas tank, where it quickly degrades and creates gum, varnish and other insoluble debris that can plug fuel flow passages and negatively affect engine performance. When this ethanol/water mixture is pulled
into the engine, it creates a lean burn situation that increases combustion chamber temperatures and can lead to engine damage. AMSOIL Quickshot SE is designed to keep water dispersed throughout the tank, moving it out as a normal part of operation and decreasing the chance of ethanol separating from the gasoline.

Quickshot SE was tested in fuel containing 10 percent ethanol. Controlled plugging of injectors showed a 70 percent flow improvement, while oxidation stability improved 44 percent over untreated fuel.

Water finds its way into gas tanks through condensation in tanks open to the atmosphere, gas pumps and other environmental conditions, and if left untreated, will cause a myriad of starting, performance and corrosion problems. By keeping water dispersed in tiny molecules and safely moving it out of the tank through the combustion chamber, Quickshot SE helps maintain engine performance and protects against damaging corrosion.

Dirty Gasoline
Dirty gasoline causes fuel system gumming and varnish, as well as piston and combustion chamber deposits. Although all gasoline sold in the U.S. is formulated with a lowest additive concentration (LAC) level of detergent additives, these detergent levels are not enough to prevent deposits from building up on critical fuel system components. Quickshot SE contains unique chemistry that quickly detaches and carries away deposits and buildups in fuel systems, injectors and carburetors, while also cleaning hard-to-remove deposits on piston tops, spark plugs and other combustion chamber parts.

Quickshot SE is recommended for use in all two- and four-stroke gasoline-powered engines, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, edgers, tillers, mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws, generators and farm and construction equipment. However, AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver is the superior choice for passenger vehicle applications.

Quickshot SE is designed for an initial clean-up dose of 8 oz. per 6 gallons of gasoline, followed by 8 oz. per 12 gallons thereafter.  For more information go to or  Use ZO 9792 if you order this product from  I use every product posted on this site and use them BEFORE I comment about the product on my blogsite. 

December 6, 2010


Information pertaining to the new redesigned AMSOIL oil filter can be found on the AMSOIL WebSite at the following address:  Group includes reintroduction of Ea Oil Filters for several popular Toyota applications. See story here (340k PDF).  Click on (See Story here) to read about and see the new oil filter.  For more information you can go to or

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