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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.

May 1, 2015

WHAT DOES TOTAL BASE NUMBER MEAN IN LUBRICATING OILS

AMSOIL, the number 1 Synthetic Oil Company in America is always putting the facts on t he line for all to see to keep people informed with important information about Oils and what makes AMSOIL the best product for any application.  AMSOIL TBN number are far and above other products on the market which means better peformance and longterm maintenance savings for the user.

 Generally speaking, the higher an oil’s total base number (TBN), the better its ability to neutralize contaminants such as combustion by-products and acidic materials. TBN is a measure of (alkaline) additives in the oil. Higher TBN oils are able to neutralize a greater amount of acidic materials, which results in improved protection against corrosive reactions and longer oil life.

TBN levels are targeted for the intended application. For example, gasoline motor oils typically display lower TBN numbers, while diesel oils must manage the high contaminant-loading from soot and sulfur and typically have a higher TBN.

TBN levels decrease as the oil remains in service. When the level reaches a point where it can no longer protect against corrosion, the oil must be changed.

Oils that are formulated specifically for extended drain intervals typically display elevated TBN to ensure proper corrosion protection for the duration of the extended interval.

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AMSOIL Advantage – High TBN

Because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants demonstrate consistently high TBNs, they neutralize acidic contaminants and keep them in suspension to prevent corrosion, maximizing engine protection. AMSOIL lubricants use detergent and dispersant additives to significantly reduce sludge and carbon deposit formation. In the Total Base Number Test (ASTM D2896), AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil demonstrated the highest TBN of the oils featured in the test, helping it deliver reliable protection for extended drain intervals.

Note: These test results describe and represent properties of oils that were acquired November-December 2012. Results do not apply to any subsequent reformulations of such oils or to new oils introduced after completion of testing. All oils were available to consumers at the time of purchase. Testing was completed February 2013 by an independent, third-party lab. Formulations were coded to eliminate bias, and samples were tested in random order. An appropriate number of trials of each oil were run to produce results at the 95 percent confidence level when compared to AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil.

For more information about AMSOIL and AMSOIL products go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or http://www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants.  Should you desire to order products, call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 as your reference contact.

July 5, 2013

AMSOIL DIESEL OILS ARE UNMATCHED IN PERFORMANCE

AMSOIL, the leader in Synthetic Lubrication, doesn’t just talk about their products but they have the Statistics to prove their claim how AMSOIL products provide better protection, performance and save the customer money. Over-the-road Diesel Truck tests show using AMSOIL Diesel Oils give a 6.54% improvement in fuel mileage thus saving the owner/operators much on diesel fuel costs. Truck owners who have moved from using Chevron Delo 400, Shell Rotella-T, Cummings Premium Blue to AMSOIL Diesel Oils realize that their hard working Diesel Tractors have much lower operating temperatures, less break down of the oil, less sludge, varnish and gum deposits and their drain intervals are extended at least three times longer than using the others products. Also with over-the-road trucking, a truck could be in Florida today with high heat temperatures and in cold country the next day. They have found they DO NOT have to leave engines running all night to keep the engine lubricated. They can shut down for the night and the next morning have instant oil pressure because of the Low Pour Point of AMSOIL products. In tests done with a Cummings 400-D Big Cam, temperatures went from 290 in the transmission down to 210 using AMSOIL products. Less friction, less drag, less heat, less wear equates to more torque thus more horsepower. Engines DO NOT HAVE TO WORK as hard using AMSOIL Products.  And with Oil Analysis, drain intervals could be extended greater than the three-time interval or petroleum.

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For more information about AMSOIL Diesel Products or other AMSOIL Products you can visit www.amsoil.com or www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase any of these products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 when you place an order.

AMSOIL UPDATES DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES WITH NEW PACKAGING

The AMSOIL diesel fuel additive line boasts several improvements, with AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean (ADF) and AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow (DFC) featuring new formulations designed to clean both the tough-to-remove deposits surfacing in modern high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) diesel engines and traditional injector deposits. The formulations of AMSOIL Diesel Cetane Boost (ACB) and AMSOIL Diesel Cold Flow (ACF) remain unchanged. All four products feature bold new packaging.

AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Additives

The importance of good maintenance with Diesel Engines, whether in street trucks or cars, over-the-road trucks or heavy equipment can’t be over emphasized.  Good maintenance means better performance and better mileage.   Increasing mileage in over-the-road trucks by just 1% can equate to a huge money bonus for an Owner/Operator.  All over-the-road trucks must stop at State Weigh Stations for inspection.  Particularly in California, fine are levied by the amount of Soot and Smoke emitting from Stacks on a Truck.  That alone could produce a heavy fine.  Save yourself money with good maintenance.

For further information about these Additives and other AMSOIL Diesel Products and ALL AMSOIL products go to www.amsoil.com or www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to order products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792.

October 24, 2011

AMSOIL New Assembly Lube for Engine Builders

AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube (EAL) is formulated to cling to engine parts and provide exceptional wear protection, while inhibiting rust and corrosion in newly built or rebuilt four-stroke engines. It is designed to dissolve in oil, helping eliminate oil port clogging and deposit formation.

Package sizes include: Sign up as a Preferred Customer and buy Wholesale!

4-Fl. OZ. Tube
4-Fl. OZ. Tubes (Case of 12)

Clings Tenaciously to Parts
Because building an engine can take from a few days to many months, using an engine assembly lube that clings well to parts for extended periods is critical. AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube is formulated with a high-viscosity base oil and a unique tackifier for long-lasting, tenacious cling.

Exceptional Wear Protection
During initial startup, engines operate momentarily with little-to-no oil pressure, placing camshaft lobes, lifters, rocker arms, bearings and other critical parts at high risk of wear and failure. In addition to inhibiting wear by clinging to parts, AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube contains high levels of antiwear additives for further protection.

Inhibits Rust and Corrosion
An engine can sit in a garage partially assembled for long periods, allowing moisture and oxygen to form rust on exposed metal surfaces. AMSOIL Assembly Lube contains rust and corrosion inhibitors that protect engine components during inactivity.

Dissolves in Oil
Grease-based assembly lubes can increase the risk of oil port clogging if the grease is not fully consumed at initial startup, potentially causing engine failure. AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube is designed to dissolve in oil, helping oil ports remain clean, and helping to eliminate deposit formation under the valve covers and in the oil pan.

Easy and Precise Application
AMSOIL Assembly Lube is packaged in convenient 4-oz. tubes, allowing for cleaner, more precise application compared to other products.

APPLICATIONS
AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube is recommended for any new or rebuilt four-stroke engine, including racing and performance engines, and should be applied to all areas of the engine susceptible to initial startup wear.

  1. •Tenaciously Clings to Parts
  2. •High in Anti-Wear Additives
  3. •Dissolves in Oil
  4. •Provides Rust & Corrosion Protection
  5. •Recommended for all Four-Stroke Engines, Including High-Performance and Racing Engines

For more information about AMSOIL products go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/SoutheasterLubricants and click on an appropriate heading.  Should you desire to purchase products, call 1-800-777-7094 and use ZO 9792.  Questions send email to allprocars@knology.net

 
 

October 6, 2011

AMSOIL By-Pass Oil Filter Systems Extend Oil Changes

By-pass Oil Filter Mounting Kits
Engineered for Outstanding Oil Filtration Efficiency

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Ea By-Pass Oil Filter (EaBP) provides the best possible filtration protection against wear and oil degradation. Working in conjunction with the engine’s full-flow oil filter, the AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filter operates by filtering oil on a “partial-flow” basis. It draws approximately 10 percent of the oil pump’s capacity at any one time and traps the extremely small, wear-causing contaminants that full-flow filters can’t remove. The AMSOIL Ea Bypass Filter typically filters all the oil in the system several times an hour, so the engine continuously receives analytically clean oil.   Using the AMSOIL By-Pass System is like having an oil change every 10 minutes.  AMSOIL Filters have a 98.7% Absolute Efficiency at 15 microns. 

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  Should you desire to purchase this product you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are calling because of ZO 9792.  You can also check out this product and other AMSOIL products at www.The1stSyntheticoil.com   Questions email allprocars@knology.net

September 1, 2011

AMSOIL Holds Line On Price Increases

 AMSOIL, the leader in Synthetic Lubrication, is always looking at ways to give the customer and dealer network the BEST prices available depending on their suppliers.   With the extended drain intervals of AMSOIL’s 25,000 or one year service life and their oil filters of 25,000 miles or one year service life OR 15,000 miles or one year service life the cost effectiveness of the #1 Synthetic Lubrication manufacturer in America does safe people time and money.
 
While the price of crude oil has dropped recently, the costs of lubricant base stocks, additives and other raw materials continue to rise. Most lubricant manufacturers are set to implement their fourth or fifth price increase since early February, with these increases expected to slowly work their way into the retail marketplace over the next several months. While AMSOIL has also been affected with increasing costs of raw materials, the company is holding the line on implementing another price increase. AMSOIL has limited its price increases to just three since February, while also limiting the percentage increases to approximately half of the percentage increases implemented by competing manufacturers.
 
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and increased fuel efficiency. Customers save even more by registering as Preferred Customers, while the OE Synthetic Motor Oil line provides customers with the enhanced protection and performance properties of a synthetic at a competitive, lower initial price.
 
For further information go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.amsoil.com and look at the particular products of interest.  Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator Reference # 9792.
 

AMSOIL RELEASES NEW TRANSMISSION OIL

New Transmission Oil Expands Opportunities in Over-the-Road & Commercial Markets

 
 

New AMSOIL SAE 50 Long-Life Synthetic Transmission Oil (FTF) is specially formulated to meet the demanding requirements of manual transmissions found in high-torque, heavy-duty line-haul trucks and other commercial applications. Its synthetic base stock and premium additives help reduce gear and bearing wear, improve shifting and extend transmission life throughout drain intervals of up to 500,000 miles/five years.

 
For further information, check out this transmission fluid at www.amsoil.com or www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.   Should you desire to order this product or anyother AMSOIL products call 1-800-777-7094 and use ZO 9792.

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.

 

June 11, 2011

AMSOIL Disperses Heat Like No Other Lubricant

For those who don’t seem to understand what AMSOIL is all about and how it will save time and money, you should check out this Video which shows what happened to the Torque Converter on Scott Douglas’ OffRoad Truck.   Click on this addy and it will take you to AMSOIL’s Information Video’s.  http://www.amsoil.com/video/AMSOIL_Information_Series_Videos.aspx

Should you desire more information about AMSOIL products then check them out at: www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL Transmission Fluid or other products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell them ZO 9792 referred you to AMSOIL.

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