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January 10, 2019


Most new engines feature gasoline direct-injection (GDI) often coupled with a turbocharger. These technologies heighten the possibility of a form of engine knock called Low-Speed-Pre-ignition (LSPI), which can destroy pistons and connecting rods. Properyl formulated oil is critical for protecting engines from LSPI.

AMSOIL OE, XL and Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oila acheived 100% protection against LSPI in the engine test required by GM’s Dexos 1 Gen 2 specification-zero occurances were recorded throughout five consecutive tests.

AMSOIL’s OE Synthetic Engine Oil Acheived:
100% protection against LSPI
Controls Wear
Fights Sludge and Deposits
API Licensed to meet the requirements commonly
found in the owners manual.lspi piston

For more information about LSPI you can go to or Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.


August 10, 2018


Turbochargers run on exhaust gases that often exceed 1,000ºF, which can quickly break down conventional oils and lead to deposit formation on the bearing. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils resist extreme heat and deposit formation for excellent turbo protection. Make sure your customers that own turbocharged engines understand the importance of using a high-quality synthetic oil to get the most out of their vehicles.

This is so important because auto manufacturers will be making vehicles smaller with turbo’s to help improve fuel economy. AMSOIL is the ONLY Catagory V Lubricant that will restand the high temps caused by a turbo engine. So don’t delay, “ONLY BUY THE BEST AND FORGET THE REST”

For more information how AMSOIL Products REDUCE heat go to or  Should you want to order products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

April 17, 2018


Written by Jim Smart on November 27, 2017

Do you every wonder how much life you have left in your engine and driveline?

Your ride doesn’t have to be a lost cause at 150,000 miles. We’re going to show you how to get 250,000-300,000 miles by doing nothing more than using the right lubricants and changing them out on a regular basis. One thing street rods do a lot is sit. Sitting for extended periods of time takes a toll on moving parts, seals, and gaskets. You want a lubricant that will stay in place during those times when your street rod or classic muscle car is going to sit. You also want staying power for the next time you start it up.

What Lubrication Does

We’re going to focus on the two most important aspects of engine oil. It keeps moving parts from touching each other and it carries heat and corrosive contaminants away from moving parts. Engine oil has the most intimate contact with an engine’s moving parts, including the hottest parts like exhaust valvestems and piston rings. It has to have qualities that allow it to stand up to the toughest conditions imaginable.

When lubricating oil breaks down under high heat conditions it stops protecting moving parts, which is what leads to engine failure. Not only does engine oil keep moving parts from touching, it also coats these parts, preventing destructive corrosion. Additives in the oil help fight corrosion and resulting deterioration of the oil. Detergents and dispersants contribute even further to prevent sludge and carbon buildup.

Engines are lubricated via pressure, splash, and fog. Oil contacts moving parts under pressure at the crankshaft and camshaft journals and bearings. It is also supplied under pressure at the lifters and rocker arm shafts. The layer of oil between moving parts is known as an oil film. The oil film under pressure acts as a liquid bearing on which moving parts ride without touching each other. Moving parts contact each other whenever the oil film is compromised. The oil film is compromised when the engine is shut down and it has time to sit. Oil drains off moving parts, which will have the opportunity to contact. When you hit the starter, moving parts have direct contact briefly until oil under pressure reaches critical parts.

Splash and fog lubrication takes time to get slung around before it coats cylinder walls, pistons, and pins. And forget lubrication at piston rings. Piston rings have direction contact with cylinder walls, which have some lubrication, but not enough. Because both cylinder wall and rings are typically made of iron, wear tends to be uniform in both. And as rings and walls wear, they shed microscopic amounts of metal into the oil.

Why Change Oil?

Clean oil greatly enhances engine life by protecting moving parts. We have seen proof of this again and again in more than four decades of tinkering with automobiles. Changing oil, regardless of the type of oil you use, rids your engine of contaminants that can cause harm to an engine if left unattended. When engines sit, rust develops on castings and moving parts inside. This is why you want a lubricant that stays on all parts. Always change the oil filter any time you change oil.

Contaminants can have a corrosive effect on moving parts. Microscopic metal particles from normal wear and tear can take a toll on moving parts when they sit in the oil wedge and contact moving parts. Iron particles will score soft bearing surfaces. In fact, did you know aluminum bearing surfaces are made that way to absorb metal particles and other contaminants? Hard iron particles sink into the soft bearing surfaces, which protects the crank and cam journals from scoring.

Synthetic vs. Conventional

We spoke with Dan Peterson, senior vice president, dealer sales and marketing at AMSOIL INC. about oil choice. “It depends on application and what you want from your motor oil. There are a lot of areas where it makes sense to use synthetic. And there are applications where you’re better off with conventional,” Dan comments. “For anyone interested in greater performance, protection, and longevity, synthetics are going to do a better job.”

Dan goes on to say, “Breaking that down further, when engines or vehicles encounter temperature extremes—extreme heat or intense cold—AMSOIL INC. synthetics are going to provide much better performance in these extreme environments. From the high-temperature side of it, the synthetic base oils and advanced additives work together to provide better protection against wear, oxidation, and deposits.

“From the low temperature side of it,” Dan adds, “you just don’t get the flow of lubricant when you need it. The really bad wear comes when you start your engine and lubricants don’t get there quickly enough to prevent contact. Synthetic lubricants flow better at low temperatures and they tend to stay, which means you have lubrication on moving parts upon startup.” Another option to consider is AMSOIL INC. synthetic lubricants in your driveline, be it an automatic transmission or manual shift. Ditto for your differential, which can live happily on AMSOIL INC. synthetics.

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I hope this excellent article in Hot Rod Magazine gives you more insight into properly maintaining your vehicles and realizing long life using the BEST Lubricants money can buy, AMSOIL. For more information about AMSOIL products go to or Should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.





February 25, 2018


There have been many discussions about “SYNTHETIC OILS”!  First of all the word Synthetic simply means Man Made!  AMSOIL came to the market place in 1972 and it was not until 1976 that Mobil I came to the market. Why you ask? It was because the Late Albert J. Amatuzio’s AMSOIL Company in Superior, Wisconsin was kicking butt and changing the Lubrication Industry. Then in 1976 a Popular Science study on Synthetic Lubrication got people excited about this NEW phenomenon that was out that was getting people excited about better performance and saving money with their vehicles and equipment. However, there remains ONLY one True Synthetic Lubrication Manufacturer that develops, studies, tests and markets a Group V Lubricant for all types of applications.  All these other so-called Synthetics that are being sold are Mineral based oils and fall into the Group III Category. Hopefully this information will enlighten you on the five lubrication categories.

The simple answerNo. In fact, there are wide performance differences between base oil categories. Generally speaking, Group IV base oils offer the best performance, Group III second best, and so on in reverse order. But be forewarned – there are exceptions. And, you can’t judge motor oil performance solely on base oil type. You must take into account its entire formulation, including the additives.The detailed answerEver find yourself in an awkward conversation from which you want to escape? Start talking about base oils and the relative merits of each category. Your adversary will immediately excuse himself.

To ease your study of the topic, it’s broken down into the following common questions:What are the different base oil categories?The American Petroleum Institute (API) developed a classification system for base oils that focuses on the paraffin and sulfur content and degree of saturation of the oil. The saturate level indicates the level of molecules completely saturated with hydrogen bonds, leaving them inherently un-reactive.Translation: they’re more resilient to chemical degradation, meaning they last longer and perform better.There are five groups in the classification system, ranging from Group I – Group V:• Group I Characteristics Group I base oils are the least refined of all the groups. They are usually a mix of different hydrocarbon chains with little uniformity. While some automotive oils use these oils, they are generally used in less-demanding applications.• Group II Characteristics Group II base oils are common in mineral-based motor oils. They have fair-to-good performance in the areas of volatility, oxidation stability, wear prevention and flash/fire point. They have only fair performance in areas such as pour point and cold-crank viscosity.• Group III Characteristics Group III base oils consist of reconstructed molecules that offer improved performance in a wide range of areas, as well as good molecular uniformity and stability. These synthesized materials can be used in the production of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants.• Group IV Characteristics Group IV base oils are made from polyalphaolefins (PAO), which are chemically engineered synthesized base oils. PAOs offer excellent stability, molecular uniformity and improved performance.•

Group V Characteristics Group V base oils are also chemically engineered oils that do not fall into any of the categories previously mentioned. Typical examples of Group V oils are esters, polyglycols and silicone. As with Group IV oils, Group V oils tend to offer performance advantages over Groups I – III. An example of a mineral-based Group V exception is a white oil, a very pure lubricant used in industries ranging from cosmetics to food processing.Are the API group classifications progressively better?In other words, is a motor oil made from Group III base oils better than one made from Group II base oils, and so on?In general, yes. Unlike your food, which generally gets less healthy the more it’s processed, base oils offer improved performance as the level of refinement/processing increases.But there are side cases that smash that rule of thumb.

Some motor oils made from Group III oils can outperform some Group IV motor oils. That’s because the final formulation is a function of the base oils and additives working in tandem. Like base oils, additives come in a range of qualities. So you could have a Group III oil with top-shelf anti-wear, anti-oxidant and other additives that outperforms a Group IV motor oil, even though Group IV base oils provide more pronounced benefits than Group III base oils. The point is, a motor oil can’t be judged solely by its base oils – you need to take the entire formulation into account.

Then we have the Group V category, which is a sort of catch-all for anything that doesn’t fit into the other four groups. In fact, some Group V oils are completely unsuitable for automotive use.

Are Group III base oils “synthetic?”

Yes, in most countries anyway.

A true definition for the term “synthetic oil” has been difficult to reach, although it has generally been accepted that the term represents those lubricants that have been specifically manufactured for a high level of performance. Group III base oils with very high viscosity indices can be called synthetic oils in most countries.

Historically, it was widely accepted that only Group IV base oils made from PAOs were true “synthetics.”

A famous lawsuit between Mobil and Castrol changed that. Mobil charged that Castrol was falsely marketing its Syntec motor oil as a synthetic oil although it wasn’t made from PAO base oils. Mobil’s claim was based on results of independent lab testing that showed samples of Syntec it obtained as early as December 1997 contained 100 percent mineral oil.

The two sides battled it out, but in a landmark 1999 ruling, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus ruled that Castrol Syntec, as then formulated, was a “synthetic” motor oil.

Debate raged then, and still rages today. You can find all kinds of purists populating Internet forums who refuse to recognize Group III oils as “synthetics.” For them, it’s PAO or nothing.

Try not to get caught up in the “my-base-oil-versus-your-base-oil” cage match. The base oils that go into the oil aren’t as important to your engine as the performance that comes out of the oil. Look for motor oils that offer performance claims backed by industry-standard testing or real-world results. That’s what’s really important.

If you really need to know which base oils a formulation uses, you’ll have to do some investigative work since oil companies protect that information as proprietary.

For details, check out this post: How Much “Synthetic” Is In My Oil?

Are synthetic base oils magic?

Ok, that’s not what people really ask. But many falsely think synthetic base oils are not refined from crude oil and that switching to only synthetic lubricants could drastically reduce our dependence on foreign oil and non-renewable sources. If synthetic base oils aren’t made from crude oil, from what raw material are they made? Unicorn horns and rainbow dust?

Synthetic base oils are made from crude. But they’re much more highly refined than conventional base oils. The chemical reaction process used to make synthetic base oils removes the impurities inherent to conventional base oils, such as sulfur and waxes. This results in a higher-performing product that’s much better for your engine.

Science, not magic.

Should you be interested in using AMSOIL Products you can go to or to read more about various AMSOIL products.  Then should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

November 2, 2017


AMSOIL, The #1 Synthetic Lubrication Company in America continues to lead the Industry by enhancing their already #1 lubrication products even more. The NEW Formulated XL oils now provide 64% more wear protection than previous and provide 100% protection against a new phenomenon call LOW SPEED PRE IGNTION. LSPI is the cause of many engine problems which owners have never been concerned about in the past. All this had to do with Combustion and Pre-Ignition which can damage pistons and other engine parts. Fuel/Oil Droplets escaping piston Rings and Combustion Chamber deposits flaking off are two factors in LSPI.  There is no single action that can overcome LSPI but combined actions of Hardware designs and oil formulation are important.  Again, making HEAT in an engine important concerns for automobile owners.  And with automobile manufacturers going to smaller engines, using Turbo’s, keeping heat lower will be very important to engine longevity.  Thus Synthetic Oil will be key because the Fire Point and Flash Points of Group V Synthetics are unmatched.


For more information about AMSOIL Technical product information go to or Should you desire to purchase these products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.




August 31, 2017



This video shows how AMSOIL Products are blended and manufactured in Superior, Wi. and for 8:00 Mins you will view how AMSOIL Products are manufactured to be the #1 Synthetic Lubrication Company in the World.  Copy and Paste the above address to your address bar to view the Video.

For more information about AMSOIL and its product line and prices go to or Should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. The prices you will see are Retail Pricing but you can save 25% by becoming a Dealer or Preferred Customer. Or should you have a Retail Store you can be set up for FREE to market these products from your store or oil changing facility.



This video shows the AMSOIL Plant in Superior, Wi. and for 8:34 Secs you will view how AMSOIL Products are manufactured to be the #1 Synthetic Lubrication Company in the World.  Copy and paste the above address to your internet bar to view the Video.

For more information about AMSOIL and its product line and prices go to or Should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. The prices you will see are Retail Pricing but you can save 25% by becoming a Dealer or Preferred Customer. Or should you have a Retail Store you can be set up for FREE to market these products from your store or oil changing facility.





August 26, 2017


 New regulations on fuel economy and emissions have pushed the automotive industry to develop smaller, more efficient engines. The Prominence of direct injection (GDI) and turbochargers employed to meet rising corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards in placing new burdens on motor oil. Low Speed pre-ignition (LSPI) and increased engine temperatures are two of the more serious challenges to arise from the use of GDI and turbos.

Two new gasoline engine oil specifications have been developed to address these issues.

  • dexos1* Gen 2 (General Motors (GM)* – expected to be released late August 2017

  • API SP/ILSAC GF-6 expected to be released Fall 2019

After months of vigorous testing, we’ve (AMSOIL) produced new formulations that FAR SURPASS the latest standards and add another level of performance and protection to an already solid foundation.

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  • And the best news of all is there will be NO price increase of AMSOIL’S all ready #1 products.  For more information about these products and other great AMSOIL products go to or  Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and inform the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

  • Here are additional facts about the new formulated products. The OE oils can have a service life from 5,000 to 10,000 miles per year. The XL oils service life has increased to 12,000 miles or one year and  64% more protection again breakdown with the TBN increasing from 9 to 10. All three oils protect what has become known as a NEW engine problem and that is LSPI (Low Speed Pre-Ignition.  You can read more about LSPI at:

July 31, 2017


Get ready folks because AMSOIL is about to kick the industry in the behind with NEW FORMULATIONS which will MEET and EXCEED Industry standards. Stay tuned, GET ON BOARD and STOP Wasting YOUR Money on other “SO CALLED Synthetics”  Notice the NEW Bottle Labeling.  We have always known that the OE and XL Oils were full synthetics but the consumer did not know. NOW they see it on the label. Also the XL Oil has been boosted to a 12,000 mile service life. So all in all new formulations exceed standards are the highest in the industry continuing to make AMSOIL the ONLY True and Pure Synthetic Lubrication in the world.




For more information about AMSOIL and its product line go to or  You can also peruse  Should you desire to purchase products at a 25% savings or become an AMSOIL Dealer, call 1-800-777-7094 and inform the operator you are working with Account ZO 9792.


July 9, 2017



Here we are 45 years since the introduction of Synthetic Lubrication in America by Albert J. Amatuzio and his company, AMSOIL. Still today there are folks who DO NOT BELIEVE. Guess those folks are still driving Model T’s and can work on an engine by stepping inside that engine for mataintence. Forty-Five years ago we did not go to the Moon either but today we have and along with those developments have come many other things. I have been in the AMSOIL business since the early 70’s and look forward to technological developments to make things better. I continue to look for studies that show just how good Synthetics are over Petroleum lubricants and how in fact it will SAVE time and money to the consumer. So here are three very informative studies I have found that hopefully will give insight on why I believe people should use and purchase REAL Synthetic Lubricants which AMSOIL does provide. NOT Everything being touted as “Synthetic” meets the standard of a TRUE Synthetic so judge for yourself as to what you buy that meets your need.

Here are three studies you can peruse to be better informed about Synthetic Lubrication: Copy and Paste each to your browser. Study 2 is an AAA Study and very comprehensive.


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Once you have read these studies please provide me some feedback as to your thoughts. For more information go to or  You can purchase AMSOIL products at cost, saving 25%, if you are so interested.  ASK ME HOW!  Should you desire to purchase on your own call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

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