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August 23, 2016

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

   Andy Arendt|Aug 15, 2016 

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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.

July 31, 2016

AMSOIL 12+ Store Policy Clarification

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The 12+ Store Policy was revised to allow exceptions to be considered on an individual basis. In response, many Dealers contacted us seeking clarification of the amendment. The revised policy appears below with the change highlighted in red.

Businesses that own more than 12 retail outlets may only register individual outlets as separate retail accounts. Each outlet/account must have the authority to establish an account and place individual orders for its own store. Invoices, co-op advertising credit and other documents will be sent to the individual account.

Individual outlets/accounts may not use centralized distribution, group shipments, transfer inventory between outlets or combine co-op advertising credits. An AMSOIL Dealer may register and/or sell to a maximum of 24 individual retail outlets that are owned by the same business. Exceptions to this will be considered for certain retail segments that are not in direct conflict with the best interests of the Dealer opportunity. Dealers must work in conjunction with the Dealer Sales Department in order for businesses to be considered for an exception. AMSOIL reserves the right to accept or reject account applications and to terminate accounts that do not meet account qualifications or are considered not in the best interest of AMSOIL INC. and the Dealer opportunity.

Businesses considered for an exception include retail and commercial installers, hardware stores, convenience stores and industrial suppliers whose business models are flexible enough to allow them to work with a Dealer and AMSOIL to achieve a mutually beneficial arrangement. Auto parts stores (including those with service bays, e.g., O’Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone, Pep Boys), mass merchandisers (e.g., Walmart, Sears, Target) and discount stores (e.g., Sam’s Club, Costco, Home Depot) will not be considered for an exception.

The following characterizations will help you identify businesses that are potential exceptions:

  • Retail and commercial installers allocate more than 70 percent of their building to installation and repairs. They may sell a few packaged goods, but the majority of their business and floor space is for installation services. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
    • Midas, Firestone, Brakes Plus, Pomp’s Tire, Lube Stop, All Tune and Lube, Tilden Car Care, Boss Shops, Blaine Brothers, Speedco, Love’s Travel Stop
  • Hardware stores offer a high degree of service, convenience and wide variety of traditional hardware, as well as many other household and garage-related items. They typically rely on higher profit margins, but do run promotions. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
    • ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, Hardware Hank, Do It Best Hardware
  • Convenience stores charge for having a variety of convenience items available in one location, often close to your home or work. They rely on higher prices to stay in business and don’t discount automotive products. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
    • Kwik Trip, Gas-N-Go, Easy Mart,  Kroger, Sunoco, Holiday, 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Store
  • Industrial Suppliers provide single-source contracts to commercial businesses for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) items. They carry a variety of items and don’t discount or advertise like traditional retail, though some have small public “stores” inside their offices. They are a convenience business and rely on higher prices to cover the expense of warehousing small quantities of many different products and the cost of shipping to their customers. Examples of businesses in this retail segment include:
    • Graybar, Airgas, Motion Industries, Kaman Technologies, Applied Industrial Technologies

Remember, retail accounts that allocate the majority of their floor space to selling retail products and those that buy in large quantities to receive discounts and sell at discounted prices will not be considered an exception.

 
For more information on being a Retail On The Shelf Account, contact http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com to view the AMSOIL product line.  Also you can go to http://www.amsoil.com and peruse the home page. Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call: 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you have been working with Account ZO 9792.

 

 

 

 

July 30, 2016

AMSOIL Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Color Change

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In our ongoing process to improve product quality, we’ve adjusted the formulation of Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil, which has resulted in a change in color from green to blue. The oil continues to provide outstanding performance at 100:1 mix ratios in outboard motors. Pricing remains unchanged at $4.45 for an eight oz bottle.. The new formulation will become available over the next 30 days as current inventory is depleted.

For further information about the #1 Two-Stroke Oil on the market go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSynteticoil.com.  I have used the 100:1 mix ratio for over 20 years and have never had a break down or an engine seize in a weed eater, chain saw, pole chain saw, edger or anything else Two-Cycle.  Regardless of that manufacturers tell people, you DO NOT need 32:1 or 50:1 mix ratio.  Eight ounces of AMSOIL’s Saber Oil to Six Gallons of fuel equals a 100:1 ratio. Or 1.3 ounces to one gallon of fuel equals 100:1 ratio.  With AMSOIL’s Saber Oil you will see NO Smoke, NO Plug fouling and NO Carbon Buildup on the piston or exhaust port.

Call 1-800-777-7094 should you desire to purchase this product.  Give the operator ZO 9792 as the person you have corresponded with.

 

 

July 4, 2016

AMSOIL ANNOUNCED NEW MOTORCYCLE OIL KIT

New V-Twin Oil Change Kit Coming Aug. 8

Posted: July 1, 2016 – Announcement

Launching Aug. 8 at Sturgis, the new AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit combines everything needed to perform an AMSOIL oil change on most 1999-2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in one convenient package, including:

  • (4) quarts of AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MCV)
  • (1) chrome AMSOIL Ea® Motorcycle Oil Filter (EaOM134C)
  • (1) O-ring

The kit allows Dealers to offer everything bikers need to perform an oil change in one package, simplifying ordering. Check the Dealer Zone Aug. 8 and the August AMSOIL Magazine for full details.

For more information go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. You can also purchase AMSOIL Motorcycle oil and other AMSOIL Products from Durbin Auto Store in Prattville, Al. PH: 334-365-5210.

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June 29, 2016

AMSOIL INTRODUCES NEW DCT TRANSMISSION FLUID

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Dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are automatic transmissions based on the architecture of manual transmissions. The complex system essentially consists of two manual transmissions in the same housing. As one clutch is engaged, the other readies the next appropriate gear, minimizing the interruption of power and improving performance and efficiency. A specially formulated fluid is required to maintain the high-performance output of these advanced transmissions. AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid is designed to protect high-tech dual-clutch transmissions during the most intense, high-heat operating conditions. It provides the fast, smooth shifts drivers expect.

Excellent Friction Durability
Dual-clutch transmissions are capable of seamless, split-second shifts but can suffer from shudder or lurching at slow speeds. AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid is engineered to prevent shudder in sophisticated dual-clutch transmissions. Its frictional properties provide superior protection and consistently produce fast, smooth shifts. Synthetic DCT Fluid’s exceptional durability ensures stability in stop-and-go traffic. It promotes stable synchronizer engagements, extending the life of the transmission.

Outstanding Wear Protection
AMSOIL Synthetic DCT Fluid resists the extreme heat in today’s high-temperature DCTs to provide complete protection for gears, bearings and other vital parts. Its high film strength and anti-wear/extreme-pressure additives are specifically designed to protect the metal surfaces of DCTs.

Resists Heat and Oxidation
Maintaining proper viscosity at extreme temperatures is crucial to protect the components of a dual-clutch transmission. AMSOIL Synthetic DCT Fluid provides complete protection during the intense conditions native to high-performance sports sedans and supercars.

Superior Shear Stability
Transmission fluid can shear at the molecular level as it passes between gear teeth. This leads to reduced viscosity and decreased wear protection. AMSOIL Synthetic DCT Fluid resists shear and provides consistent viscosity, even in the extreme stress of high-horsepower, high-torque applications.

  • Outstanding wear protection
  • Excellent performance in extreme heat and cold
  • Designed to prevent shudder

APPLICATIONS
Use in dual-clutch transmissions that require any of the following specifications:

BMW* 83 22 2 148 578, 83 22 2 148 579, 83 22 0 440 214, 83 22 2 147 477, DCTF-1, MTF-LT-5 • Chrysler* 68044345 • Citroen/Peugeot* 9734.S2 • Ferrari/Shell* TF DCTF-3 • Fiat* BOT 341 • Ford* WSS-M2C-936-A • Mercedes Benz* 236.21, 236.25 • Mitsubishi* Dia-Queen SSTF-I • Nissan* GT-R* Transmission Oil R35 Special • Pentosin* FFL-2, FFL-3, FFL-4 • Porsche* 999.917.080.00, 043 207 29, 043 207 30, 000 430 20 • Renault* BOT 450 • Volvo* 1161838, 1161839 • VW/Audi* G 052 182, G 052 529, TL 521 82

SERVICE LIFE
AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid should be changed according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

WARRANTY
AMSOIL products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty. For complete information visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.

HEALTH & SAFETY
This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended applications and according to the recommendations in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). An SDS is available via the Internet at http://www.amsoil.com or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Recycle used oil and bottle.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are AMSOIL-engineered for use in the applications shown.

For detailed typical technical properties, download the product data bulletin.

For more information about AMSOIL go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products, call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMSOIL ANNOUNCES PRICE INCREASE

After holding the line on pricing in the U.S. for the past five years, we are forced to implement a minimal price adjustment effective Aug. 1. The costs of base oils and other raw materials have increased significantly in the past few months, while the costs of every aspect of manufacturing and distribution have increased over the past five years. The accumulation of those increased costs requires an average price increase of 6 percent on many AMSOIL products. Commissions will be increased accordingly. The renewed strength of the Canadian dollar and relative stability of the exchange rate has allowed us to leave Canadian pricing as it stands.

Updated pricing information will be available in the Product Pricing Interface in the Dealer Zone as soon as possible. We will notify retail and commercial accounts by mail and online, but you should follow up with your accounts to ensure they are aware of the pending price adjustment. The AMSOIL U.S. Wholesale Price List (G3500) and Dealer Profit List (G3501) will be revised to reflect new pricing and commissions; watch the Dealer Zone for an announcement of availability. The AMSOIL Retail Catalog (G100) will also be revised and made available as soon as possible. Since the price adjustment occurs close to the regularly scheduled October catalog revision, you will receive a copy in your September issue of AMSOIL Magazine rather than the October issue.

For more information about the #1 Synthetic Lubrication company in America, go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase products prior to the price increase give the operator ZO 9792.

February 2, 2016

New Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid Expands Market

New AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid (DBTF) is designed for riders who prefer a dedicated transmission fluid instead of a multi-purpose motor oil.

Last year, in response to market demand, we introduced AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil (DB40, DB50, DB60). It is fine-tuned for confident clutch feel and outstanding wear protection – benefits riders demand.

While Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil delivers excellent performance, some riders, particularly owners of dirt bikes that use a separate sump for the transmission fluid, prefer a dedicated transmission fluid instead of a multi-purpose motor oil. New AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid (DBTF) fulfills this need, helping you reach more customers and grow sales.

Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid

AMSOIL is the #1 Synthetic Lubricant in America today and you can either sell or purchase these products.  Call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 should you desire to purchase or go to http://www.SELubricants.myamsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or http://www.amsoil.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

December 24, 2015

Outstanding Motorcycle Chain Protection

AMSOIL Chain Lube

In order to ensure optimum performance and life, motorcycle chains require premium lubrication. New AMSOIL Chain Lube (ACLSC) helps riders avoid the hassles of frequent reapplication and the stresses of worrying about chain durability, enabling them to focus on riding and providing the confidence to keep up with their buddies on the trail or street.

AMSOIL Chain Lube is a dedicated aerosol chain lubricant that provides outstanding wear and corrosion protection for all types of chains and sprockets. It penetrates deep into the pins and bushings of chains and leaves a protective coating that will not fling off or attract dirt, dust, sand or grit.

Outstanding protection against wear and corrosion

  • Helps extend chain life
  • Does not attract dirt
  • Does not fling off
  • Easy application
  • Fast-drying
  • Sprays from any position

Applications
AMSOIL Chain Lube is suitable for all types of chains, including O, X and Z roller chains found in street, off-road and racing motorcycles. It is also excellent for bicycle, agricultural and industrial applications.

For more information about AMSOIL Motorcycle Oils and Lubs go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or http://www.SELubricants.myamsoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL Products at cost or become an AMSOIL Dealer call, 1-800.777.7094 and tell the operator you have been working with ZO 9792. To have your own business or purchase products you can also contact me at desmon@charter.net.

 

August 20, 2015

AMSOIL 100:1 TWO-CYCLE OIL MAKES BELIEVERS OUT OF DOUBTING THOMAS’ USERS

Crank & Rings From Echo WeedeaterDSCN00015-1Piston, Rod and Crank From Echo WeedeaterLots of folks have been non-believers in using AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants so wanted to share these pics after doing a tear down of the Echo Weedeater I used for 17 years. Reason for the tear down was curiousity and desire to substantiate my believe in using AMSOIL’s  Two-Cycle Oil at 100:1 mix ratio. These pics were taken yesterday, August 19, with John Johnson, one of our AMSOIL Dealers who is Chief Lineman with Alabama Power. The parts were not wiped down but placed on the Shop Rag and pic taken with my IPHone 6 Plus. Maybe these will convince some and help others save on their equipment and save the consumer money over costly petroleum products.

Should you desire more information about AMSOIL and all products go to http://www.amsoil.com; http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or http://www.SELubricants.myamsoil.com.  Should you desire to purchase the BEST Two-Cycle Oil on the market where you will NOT SEE SMOKE, NOT SEE ANY CARBON BUILD-UP OR SEE PLUG FOWLING100:1.  If you desire to purchase, call 1-800-777-7094 and give the Operator ZO 9792 as the person who introduced u to AMSOIL.

August 11, 2015

NEW AMSOIL DEALER WEBSITE ADDRESS

AMSOIL is making changes in their IT Division, thus changes to Dealer Websites. I previously had as my Company website, www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants. That is now defunct and my NEW Website Addy is: www.SELubricants.myamsoil.com.
Check it out and be sure to view the HOT vs COLD section.  See how AMSOIL compares to a Petroleum oil at 40 degrees below zero.

Should you desire to purchase products then fill out the CONTACT US box and we will be happy to respond.  However, we do not market AMSOIL products outside the United States or Canada. Sorry!!!  You can call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 should you desire to purchase product.  Remember as a Dealer or Preferred Customer you save 25% and will receive the AMSOIL (highly professional publication, AMSOIL Magazine, once a month.

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