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September 10, 2012

CRAPPIE CHAMPION BECOMES AMSOIL DEALER

CRAPPIE CHAMPION BECOMES AMSOIL DEALER

 

AMSOIL Premier Direct Jobber, William Desmond, is pleased to announce a New AMSOIL Dealership in Central Alabama for Dan & Mary Dannenmueller of Wetumpka, Al.  Dan, a retired Military Veteran, is the 2011 – 2012 National Crappie Masters Angler Team Champion along with his partner Bill Braswell of Hazard, Ky.  They currently fish the Crappie Masters Professional Crappie Circuit, which kicks off in January 2013, taking this championship team to 10 states and assorted lakes in those states.

In addition to fishing, Dan has developed and produces, the largest Online Crappie Fishing Magazine, CrappieNow , in America which reaches over 40,000 readers.  You can read and subscribe to the online magazine at: http://www.ddoutdoor.com/home/crappie-now/crappie-now

“AMSOIL is the #1 Synthetic Lubricant in America and using the best to lubricate our team truck, boat, trailer and Yamaha 250 Sho Four-Stroke Motor is only natural to maintain a winning Championship team,” commented  Dan.  “AMSOIL is the leader of Synthetics in America so why not use and sell the best,” continued Dan.

Dan and Mary are T-1 Qualified AMSOIL Dealers and can be reached via email at dan@kms-inc.com or phone, 334-315-3619 for all your AMSOIL questions.  Should you desire to order AMSOIL products call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are calling in reference to ZO 2061366.  For more information go to www.amsoil.com or www.The1stSyntheticoil.com

August 30, 2011

AMSOIL’S NEW Z-ROD OILS ARE THE CAT’S MEOW FOR CLASSIC VEHICLES

ASM 0W-20 Synthetic
AMSOIL Z-ROD 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRT)  Available as 10W-30 and 20W-50 Oils

Modern Technology For Classic Cars

 

AMSOIL Z-ROD™ Synthetic Motor Oil is specially engineered for classic and high-performance vehicles. It features a high-zinc formulation to prevent wear on flat-tappet camshafts and other critical engine components, along with a proprietary blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors for added protection during long-term storage. Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is designed to perform on the street and protect during storage.

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.

Protects Flat-Tappet Cams
The lifters and cam lobes on flat-tappet camshafts common to classic and high performance vehicles slide rapidly against one another, producing high friction and heat. The friction between the two components can eventually wear down the cam and affect valve operation, ultimately resulting in lost engine power and reduced efficiency. In addition, these areas are splash-lubricated rather than pressure lubricated like other areas of the engine, which adds extra strain on anti-wear additives like the zinc and phosphorus in zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP).

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with high levels of ZDDP to protect flat-tappet cams, lifters, rockers and other areas susceptible to wear. Its high-zinc, high-phosphorus formulation provides the extra wear protection these critical splash-lubricated components require.

Provides Long-Term Protection from Rust & Corrosion
AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with a unique blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors to ensure maximum protection during long-term storage. To prove its effectiveness, AMSOIL submitted Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil to the Standard Test Method for Rust Protection in the Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D-1748). This test evaluates the rust-preventative properties of oil under high-humidity conditions, similar to those faced by a covered hot rod in a damp garage. The metal coupon treated with AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil showed no signs of oxidation after 192 hours, while the coupon treated with a leading competitor’s product failed the test after 24 hours.

APPLICATIONS
AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for older or modified engines requiring either 10W-30 or 20W-50 motor oil. Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil meets API SL and earlier specifications, allowing for increased levels of anti-wear additives. ZDDP levels in Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil exceed the limits of API SM and newer specifications.

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

SERVICE LIFE
Because engines in classic cars, hot rods and other performance vehicles are generally modified, a universal oil drain interval recommendation for these applications cannot be given. Responsibility for determining the drain interval duration rests with the owner. As a general service guideline, the maximum drain interval for Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil should not exceed 5,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. In heavily modified engines (e.g. forced induction, nitrous) the maximum drain interval should not exceed 3,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

HEALTH & SAFETY
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). An MSDS is available via the Internet at http://www.amsoil.com or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

For warranty information, visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.

 

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL Z-ROD 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRT)
Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)
11.8
Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)
72.5
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270)
157
Flash Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D-92)
234 (453)
Fire Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D-92)
248 (478)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97)
-45 (-49)
NOACK Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800)
5.2%
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C, 1.0 X 106 s.-1), cP (ASTM D5481)
3.6
Four-Ball Wear @ 40 kgf, 75ºC,
1200 rpm, 1 hr, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D-4172)
0.36
Total Base Number (ASTM D-2896)
9.0

 

For further information, go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to order these products call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 as your contact.

June 22, 2011

AMSOIL SYNTHETIC GEAR LUBE OUTPERFORMS VALVOLINE GEAR LUBE

Overview

AMSOIL submitted its 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (FGR) 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 AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube using the L-37 High Torque Axle Test and the L-42 High Speed Axle Test.

L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability Test

-Test Conditions

The L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability Test measures a lubricant’s rate of deterioration under severe oxidation conditions. A measured sample of test lubricant is placed in a special gear case with two spur gears and a copper catalyst strip. The gears are driven at 1,725 rpm at 163°C for a 50-hour duration, while air is bubbled through the sample.

Viscosity increase, deposits not soluble in pentane or toluene, carbon varnish and sludge deposits are measured upon test completion. Test specifications are listed below.

L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability Test Specifications

  API GL-5 API MT-1/SAE J-2360/MIL-PRF-2105E/Mack GO-J Mack GO-J+
Test Conditions 50 hours @ 163°C 50 hours @ 163°C 100 hours @ 163°C
% Viscosity Rise 100 Max 100 Max 100 Max
% Pentane Insolubles 3 Max 3 Max 3 Max
% Toluene Insolubles 2 Max 2 Max 2 Max
Carbon Varnish Rating Not Required 7.5 Min 7.5 Min
Sludge Rating Not Required 9.4 Min 9.4 Min

L-60-1 Thermal Oxidation Stability Test Results

  AMSOIL Synthetic 75W-90 Valvoline 75W-90 Valvoline 75W-90
Test Conditions 100 hours @ 163°C 50 hours @ 163°C 100 hours @ 163°C
% Viscosity Rise 25.17 17.50 38.50
% Pentane Insolubles 0.20 0.87 1.17
% Toluene Insolubles 0.13 1.11 0.99
Carbon Varnish Rating 8.0 7.2 5.9
Sludge Rating 9.5 9.4 9.4

-Test Results

Because AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube is a premium lubricant designed for extended drain service, the test was allowed to continue for 100 straight hours, double the standard test length. The Valvoline 75W-90 was run at both the standard 50-hour test length and the double 100-hour test length. Test results indicate AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube outperformed Valvoline at both test lengths.

Even at double the standard test length, AMSOIL 75W-90 scored almost four times better than industry test specifications in the area of viscosity increase, while also greatly exceeding specifications in all areas of the test.

KRL Shear Stability Test

-Test Conditions

It is essential that high-quality gear lubes resist shear to ensure adequate oil film thickness and protection against friction and wear. The KRL Shear Stability Test is used to determine the mechanical shear stability of lubricants containing polymer. Mandatory under the SAE J-306 gear oil standard, the KRL Shear Stability Test makes use of a taper roller bearing in order to shear the test fluid and determine the permanent drop in viscosity caused by the mechanical stress under practical conditions. Under the specifications of SAE J- 306, the measured viscosity at 100°C (212°F) of an SAE 90 gear oil must exceed 13.5 cSt after 20 hours of testing.

-Test Results

AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube easily exceeded SAE J-306 specifications following the 20-hour test length and was allowed to continue for a total of 192 straight hours, almost 10 times longer than the standard test length. Even after this extended test, AMSOIL 75W-90 lost only 0.40 percent of its original viscosity, making it 99.6 percent shear stable.

Valvoline 75W-90 Gear Lube, on the other hand, failed the test during the initial 20-hour testing period, losing 14 percent of its original viscosity.

Bookfield Viscosity Test

-Test Conditions

The Brookfield Viscosity Test (ASTM 0-2983) is used to determine the internal fluid-friction of a lubricant during cold temperature operation. The lubricant sample is chilled in a -40°C (-40° F) air bath for 16 hours, and a Brookfield viscometer determines the torque required to shear the lubricant. The lower the cold temperature viscosity (measured in centipoise), the better the cold temperature protection. ASTM specifications dictate that 75W-90 gear oils measure less than 150,000 cP at test completion.

-Test Results

AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube easily passed the Brookfield Viscosity Test, measuring 88,000 cP at test completion, 42 percent less than test limits. The superior cold temperature properties of AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube ensure quicker oil flow, enhanced component protection and improved fuel efficiency.

Many conventional lubricants fail to pass the Brookfield Viscosity Test due to the paraffinic (wax) content in their base oils. Valvoline Gear Lube passed the test at 130,000 cP, only 13 percent lower than test limits.

1-37 High Torque Axle Test

-Test Conditions

The L-37 High Torque Axle Test is used to evaluate a gear lubricant’s load-carrying, wear and extreme pressure characteristics in hypoid gears operating under both high-speed/low-torque and low-speed/high-torque conditions. A Dana Model 60 hypoid gear axle is used with either coated or uncoated drive gear and pinion to drive two dynamometers from an eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter gasoline engine. With the axle filled with the test lubricant, the high-speed/low-torque test is performed for 100 minutes, with the gears visually assessed afterwards. Next, the low-speed/high-torque test is run for 24 hours, followed by a thorough inspection of the gears. Performance relative to API GL-5 and MIL-PRF-2105E specifications is assessed based on tooth surface rippling, ridging, pitting and wear, deposits and discoloration.

-Test Results

Testing on AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil was conducted using uncoated gear and pinion. The AMSOIL lubricant passed on all counts and showed little to no rippling, ridging, pitting or deposits, indicating that AMSOIL 75W-90 provides superior protection and performance under extreme pressure conditions.

L-42 High Speed Axle Test

-Test Conditions

The L-42 High Speed Axle Test evaluates the antiscoring characteristics of a gear lubricant operating under high-speed and shock-loading conditions. A Spicer Model 44-1 hypoid gear axle is driven by a 5.7 liter, V8 gasoline engine with a four-speed truck transmission and two high-inertia dynamometers and hard accelerated to 100 mph. The axle is periodically shock-loaded through a dynamometer to simulate high shock-loading conditions. The axle is accelerated through the gears to 1,050 r/min and decelerated to 530 r/min. This cycle is repeated five times, followed by 10 shock loadings. In order to meet API GL-5 and MIL-PRF-2105E gear oil specifications, scoring must be equal to or better than gears tested with a reference oil.

-Test Results

AMSOIL 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil easily passed the L-42 High Speed Axle Test, receiving a significantly better rating than the reference oil and leaving little to no scoring on the ring and pinion.

For further information about AMSOIL Products go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase at cost or become an AMSOIL Dealer contact an AMSOIL Operator at 1-800-777-7094 and give them ZO 9792 as the reference when ordering products.

 

NOACK VOLATILITY TESTS ARE CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS OF MOTOR OIL QUALITY

Product Tested: 10W-30 Motor Oil (ATM)

Overview

AMSOIL 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.

Originally developed and used in Europe, the NOACK volatility test determines how much weight an oil loses through volatilization. The more a motor oil vaporizes, the thicker and heavier it becomes, contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. During the test, the subject oil is heated to 150°C for a specified period, causing the lighter oil molecules to boil off. The results are reported in the percentage, by weight, of the oil that evaporates. The lower the number, the better the oil resists volatilization.

Testing

Because they are made from impure, irregular molecules, conventional motor oils are more susceptible to the effects of heat.  The small, light molecules in conventional oil tend to evaporate (volatilize) as the oil is heated, leaving large, heavy molecules behind and leading to oil consumption and an increase in the oil’s viscosity.  If those large, heavy molecules are chemically unstable, they may also break down and form deposits on component surfaces, further inhibiting the release of heat into the oil stream.

Because their formulations minimize the quantity of impure, irregular molecules, synthetic motor oils are generally more resistant to volatilization, allowing them to perform better than conventional oils in the NOACK volatility test. However, due to varying qualities of base stocks and additives, not all synthetic motor oils perform the same in the NOACK test.

Modern 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.

Because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants contain only uniform molecules, they are much more resistant to thermal and oxidative breakdown. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils help keep components free of damaging varnish, deposits and sludge.

To qualify for the current API SM motor oil 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.

As seen in the graph, AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ATM) easily falls below the maximum 15 percent volatilization rate dictated by the API SM motor oil specification.

For further information about AMSOIL Products go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase at cost or become an AMSOIL Dealer contact an AMSOIL Operator at 1-800-777-7094 and give them ZO 9792 as the reference when ordering products.

 

April 5, 2011

AMSOIL & EBR JOIN FORCES IN MOTORCYCLE WORLD

As a company, AMSOIL has been extremely successful in selecting promotional venues and associations that have advanced AMSOIL brand recognition and delivered high levels of return-on-investment. Our approach has always been conservative. We don’t throw money at opportunities simply because they are glamorous or trendy. We analyze the opportunities carefully and select only those options we believe our Dealers can best capitalize on. The motorcycle market is a perfect example. Beginning with our long-time sponsorship of the Geico/AMSOIL/Honda Supercross Team, we have strategically expanded our promotional effort in this market to include extensive motorcycle magazine advertising and a broad range of series and event sponsorships. Most recently, we elevated our involvement with Daytona Bike Week from official oil” to “presenting sponsor.” This ties in with our official oil sponsorships with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Laconia Bike Week and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.  Another of our recent partnerships in the motorcycle market has generated more immediate response than any AMSOIL has ever done.  Beginning with the 2011 models, AMSOIL motorcycle oil will be the factory fill for all EBR motorcycles.  AMSOIL will also sponsor EBR’s racing efforts in the AMA Superbike Series.  EBR, for those who don’t know, is short for Erik Buell Racing.  Erik Buell is a legendary motorcycle designer who has built some of the most innovative road bikes in the world.  His long-time association with Harley-Davidson put him in the forefront of the motorcycle world and gained him legions of loyal followers.  AMSOIL was literally inundated with responses to our new association with Erik Buell.  Here are a few:

 Just wanted to let you know that I am an owner of two Buells, am crazy about Erik Buell Racing, and will be switching from Redline synthetics to AMSOIL. Thanks!

Sincerely,

Jody Leavell

Just a note to let you guys know I will be buying and using AMSOIL in the future for my Buell motorcycle. The reason is directlyrelated to AMSOIL’s decision to sponsor Erik Buell Racing. If your oil meets Buell’s approval, it gets mine … and you guys get my money.

Thanks for the support…and thanks in advance for providing a high quality product.

Harry Loveless

 As a long time Dealer and Buell owner I just wanted to thank you and AMSOIL for sponsoring EBR. I know you will not be disappointed in their results and determination to win. The results EBR was able to accomplish last year on a shoestring budget were amazing. I can only imagine what they will be able to accomplish with AMSOIL’s support. I will redouble my efforts to get all the Buell owners I know to use AMSOIL products in all of their vehicles.

 Sincerely,

Paul Ellis

 I just wanted to say thank you for supporting EBR! I’m a loyal Buell rider as well as a fan of the new race team and company. Just wanted to let you know I will be switching from another brand to AMSOIL at the next oil change.

Thanks again,

Thomas Sartwell

 I am a long time fan of Buell motorcycles and I have owned three of them, two of which I have used your products in. I, as well as many others, was deeply saddened by the Buell shut down in Oct. 2009. However, as you guys know, Erik Buell has worked his way back into the motorcycle business and released the new 1190RS. I just wanted to thank you guys for backing him and becoming the sponsor of his race team, as well as lubricating his new bike. Doing this motivated me to become a Dealer for you guys. In fact, I just submitted my application yesterday and I am very excited to be able to see that #99 EBR/AMSOIL bike racing this coming season.

 Very respectfully,

Donald J. Wyman

 I just wanted to say thanks for supporting Erik Buell Racing. I’ve got a Buell and have used AMSOIL since I’ve owned it. I’m glad that Erik is getting back on his feet and I wish you the best for the upcoming race seasons!

Sincerely,

Thomas Smith

 I wanted to write to express my appreciation for your 3-year sponsorship of the Erik Buell Racing Superbike Team. I, like many other Buell riders and supporters, will be switching to AMSOIL at my next oil change.

Thanks!

Hugh Odom

 Although EBR is just gearing up, projections are to produce thousands of bikes in 2012. As the factory fill oil, that’s thousands of more users our brand will reach directly and thousands of more supporters spreading the word about AMSOIL. It is all about gaining more market for our Dealers,  and piece by piece we are claiming our share.

 A.J. “Al” Amatuzio

President and CEO, AMSOIL INC.

For more information about AMSOIL Motorcycle Oils and other AMSOIL Products, check out www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants   Should you desire to order Motorcycle Oils/filters you can call 1-800-777-7094.  Tell the operator you are calling in regard to ZO 9792 when you place your order.

March 8, 2011

AMSOIL LAUNCHES NEW RACING WEBSITE

AMSOIL INC., the First in Synthetics, has launched a new website, www.amsoilracing.com, dedicated to its commitment to various forms of motorsports and event marketing.

The new site, www.amsoilracing.com, highlights the company’s partnerships in the top levels of motorsports, including motorcycle, off-road truck and snowmobile racing. Team profiles, event schedules and up-to-the-minute results and news will showcase the company’s commitment to its marketing partners and its customers

Daily columns featuring insight into AMSOIL sponsored race teams, live streaming video and unique content will give race fans a central place to stay informed on their favorite teams, series and events.

“We have been working for some time to create a catch-all for the wide array of sponsorships that AMSOIL is involved with,” said Jeremy Meyer, AMSOIL Race Program Manager. “While the new site features AMSOIL products, it is more of an entertainment and information center for our marketing efforts. Whether you are interested in our efforts as the Official Oil of Daytona Bike Week or are looking for information on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, we now have one centralized location to bring that information forward.”

For more information on Team AMSOIL racing, go to www.amsoilracing.com.  For more information about AMSOIL products that support AMSOIL’s racing programs go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants.  Should you desire to order products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and use ZO 9792.

March 4, 2011

AMSOIL BY-PASS FILTRATION EXTENDS OIL CHANGE TIME

Today many people are concerned about the price of oil and gasoline.  One way you can SAVE on these items is to EXTEND oil change intervals by installing and using AMSOIL’s By-Pass Filtration System.    By-Pass systems have long been used by over-the-road truckers to provide better performance and dollar savings.   I started using an AMSOIL By-Pass system when I drove a 1978 Chevrolet G-20 Vanup and down the road with NASCAR.   With AMSOIL’s service life of 25,000 miles or one year, I extended the service life of the AMSOIL full-flow oil filter to 50,000 miles and the By-Pass Filter to 25,000 miles.    Today that is even better.  When used in conjunction with AMSOIL Motor Oil and an AMSOIL Ea or Donaldson Endurance Full Flow Oil Filter, Ea By-Pass Filters should be changed every other full-flow filter change up to 60,000 miles.  AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filters have an efficiency of 98.7 percent at two microns.  (To give you an idea of how fine this is, the human hair is 80 microns in size)  At normal operating RPM Ea By-Pass Filters will filter all of the oil in a typical five-quart sump in less than 10 minutes.   

What are the benfits of By-Pass Filtration:

(1) Dramatically Extends Oil Drain Intervals

(2) Improved Oil Cooling

(3) Increased Filtration Capacity and Life

(4) Increased Fluid System Capacity

(5) Efficient Removal of Small Particles and Soot

(6) Significantly Extended Engine Life

(7) Equipment consistantly runs on clean oil

(8) Increased Engine Efficiency

(9) Removal of Particles Less Than One Micron In Size

Frequently various people submit to AMSOIL how they have installed a By-Pass System on their vehicles.  Two such examples can be found here; one on a 2005 Ford 250 Superduty Pickup and also on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Truck. 

Information on other AMSOIL By-Pass Filter Installation pictures and information such as Motorcycles, Marine use, Industrial, Heavy Duty, cars, trucks and SUV’s can be found here: http://www.amsoil.com/bypassfilters/index.aspx

For more information on AMSOIL and other products you can go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com, www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants or http://www.allprocars.wordpress.com .  Should you desire to purchase you can call AMSOIL at: 1-800-777-7094 and tell them ZO 9792 informed you about these AMSOIL products.

February 22, 2011

THE NEXT BITE HOST IMPRESSED WITH IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY

Ok so you are still a pessimist and a doubting Thomas.  Guess the proof is in the pudding.  Now I realize ALL people and ALL vehicles do not perform the same but time after time the same testimonials and results keep appearing so there must be something to the fact that Synthetic Lubricants perform better than petroleum lubricants.  And the BEST thing about it all is that AMSOIL, the #1 Synthetic in America OUTPERFORMS all other so called Synthetic products.   But you WILL NEVER BE A BELIEVER until you use AMSOIL and see for yourself.  

The Next Bite host Gary Parsons experienced immediate fuel economy benefits after switching his Ford F250 to AMSOIL products.

National Fresh Water Fishing Hall-of-Famer Gary Parsons, one of the hosts of the popular AMSOIL-sponsored fishing program The Next Bite on the Versus Network, could not hide his excitement about gaining improved fuel economy with AMSOIL products, writing the following:

“I thought I’d drop you a note since I’m pretty excited. I switched all three of my trucks to AMSOIL products over the last few days: engine oil, transmission, front and rear differentials. The news is about my tournament truck. I have a 2011 Ford F250 with the new diesel engine. Before I made the lubricant switch, I filled the truck with diesel and headed to Duluth (Minn.) to get some work done. I was bucking a head wind and got 17.8 miles per gallon, which is pretty normal going against a 30 mph wind. I got the lubricants switched and some other work done on the truck, so it stayed overnight. The next day I came back with my wife’s truck to get her lubricants switched. That day we drove both vehicles back home, and this is where it got interesting. The wind was dead calm and I wanted to see what happened to the gas mileage, so I drove the speed limit and used the speed control on the truck most of the way. I’ve made this trip from Duluth to my house many times where I tried to get the best gas mileage, probably no less than six times when I was watching closely. The best mileage that I ever got on the stretch between Duluth and Ashland (Wis.) was 20.4 mpg, and since the stretch between Ashland and my house is really hilly, the mileage goes down and the best overall performance when I reach my house has been 19.4 mpg. Using the same diesel fill as when I took the truck to Duluth, I got 22.4 mpg from Duluth to Ashland and 21.3 when I got home! That’s almost two miles per gallon better by just switching to the AMSOIL lubricants! I would have never believed that it would have made such a difference, especially since Ford uses synthetics in the new diesels already. All I can say is WOW!”

If you want to experience the same as Gary Parsons than you need to check out ALL AMSOIL products at www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants. And should you desire to order you can call 1-800-777-7094.  When you do use ZO 9792 when ordering.   Price is High BUT Cost is Low!!!

January 13, 2011

MUSCLE MUSTANGS AND FAST FORDS MAGAZINE FEATURES THE NEW AMSOIL MUSTANG

After making its official debut at the 2010 SEMA Show as a feature vehicle in the Source Interlink booth, the 2011 MM&FF/AMSOIL Mustang is now ready for its close-up. Built in just two months time, Source Interlink pulled out all the stops in creating the head-turning end result. Completely modified from the inside out, the Mustang GT brings big horsepower and bigger presence. The attention to detail throughout the build is impeccable, including the hand painted logos, colors and ‘real fire’ effects featured on the vehicle.

Upcoming publicity for the AMSOIL Mustang includes an article featuring the build in the March issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, followed by a cover story in the April 2011 issue. AMSOIL is installed throughout, making this ride capable of handling all the power and performance modifications that have been added to it. Be sure to pick up the March issue first when it hits newsstands January 25th, and get all the details on what went into the making of this striking 2011 Mustang GT.

For further information about AMSOIL products used with this Mustang check out www.The1stSyntheticoil.com and/or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants.   Should you desire to improve the peformance of your vehicles by ordering AMSOIL products, use ZO 9792 when talking to an AMSOIL operator at 1-800-777-7094.

December 28, 2010

SOME LUBES PERFORM BETTER THAN OTHERS: It’s All In The Mix

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 http://www.amsoil.com Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products tell the operator to use ZO 9792.

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