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August 24, 2016

AMSOIL MOTORCYCLE OIL IS SIMPLY UNMATCHED IN EVERY CATEGORY!

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.

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Cruiser

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.

Sport Bikes

AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle lubricants provide the ultimate performance for sport bikes, decreasing performance-robbing friction for maximum horsepower and wear protection.

Touring

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil keeps your bike running smooth and strong on the open road, providing maximum protection, performance and fuel economy.

Dirt

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is formulated for exceptional protection and performance in hard-driven dirt bikes, keeping you out of the garage and on the trail.

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Dyno Tested

Dyno Tested

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.

Infrared Camera
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.
Heat Test Results

Your bike should never get this hot. If it does, AMSOIL has you covered.

Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil you can go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com to read about all products and motorcycle oils.  You can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

 

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August 23, 2016

Recent Diesel Oil Trends: Addressing Oil Consumption

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.

Recent Diesel Oil Trends Consumption - Truck on freeway

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’ve experienced this issue, we recommend using AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush and switching to AMSOIL Premium 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil. It offers excellent protection against wear and oil consumption while protecting modern emissions-control devices.

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.

DIESEL vs GAS ENGINES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

Diesel Truck - differences between gas and diesel enginesThis is the story about the differences between diesel and gasoline engines: Diesel engines burn diesel fuel and gasoline engines burn gasoline.

The end.

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.

• Increased power
• Reduced emissions
• Better fuel economy
• Easy-to-control injection timing

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.

Happy reading.

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.

AMSOIL VS Royal Purple and Mobil 1 Extended Performance: Deposit Protection

   Andy Arendt|Aug 15, 2016 

AMSOIL VS ROYAL PURPLE and Mobil 1 280 Z

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:

  • Volkswagen GTI
  • Buick Regal
  • Subaru WRX
  • Ford Fiesta
  • 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

Turbo Glows Red Hot
Turbo glowing red-hot.

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®.

Turbo Protection AMSOIL Vs Royal Purple & Mobil 1

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.

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 working with ZO 9792.

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