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February 4, 2014

PQIA ISSUES ADVISORY FOR VALVOLINE NEXTGEN 5W-20 MOTOR OIL

Be advised that ALL Motor Oils are NOT THE SAME and people should be cautious when purchasing oils for their vehicle use or you might end up with huge repair bills.
 
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) recently issued an advisory for Valvoline NextGen 5W-20 Motor Oil. After twice testing a sample of the oil acquired at a retail store in New Jersey, PQIA determined it did not meet volatility requirements set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC). While the sample passed viscosity and elemental requirements for the API SN and ILSAC GF-5 specifications, its weight losses of 18.4 and 18.3 percent in the NOACK Volatility Test (ASTM D5800) are about 22 percent higher than the 15 percent maximum required for the specifications.
 
One company publishes all the necessary facts and information about their products and that is the #1Synthetic Lubrication Company in America, AMSOIL, who can proudly say; MADE IN THE USA! For more information about their products you can check out www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.amsoil.com.   Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792. 
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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.

 

March 31, 2011

AMSOIL EXPANDS SIGNATURE SERIES LINE OF OILS

AMSOIL 0W-20 (ASM), 5W-30 (ASL) and 10W-30 (ATM) Synthetic Motor Oils join AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 to round out the new Signature Series line. Signature Series 0W-30 is now identified by product code AZO. Product code SSO is discontinued and still available while supplies last.

In addition to being reformulated to meet the latest API SN Resource Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications, the new Signature Series line features all-new packaging and represents the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer, allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended drain intervals. In the interest of consistency and clarity within the Signature Series line, all four motor oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000 miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one year in severe service conditions).

With the recent introduction of OE Synthetic Motor Oil and the recent reformulation of XL Synthetic Motor Oil, Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil provides customers a choice between three distinct lines of high-quality synthetic motor oil. OE is an outstanding choice for installers and as an entry-level product for customers who want the benefits of a synthetic, but won’t pay a significantly higher price or aren’t yet ready to extend their drain intervals; XL is ideal for installers and customers interested in extra engine protection and the convenience of 10,000-mile/six-month drain intervals and Signature Series is targeted toward customers who want the absolute best protection and performance, while taking advantage of 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals.

The new Signature Series line is replacing the previous formulations of the AMSOIL top-tier oils as inventories dictate; orders will be filled with the older formulations and packaging until inventory is depleted, which may occur at varying times for each viscosity. The new Signature Series 0W-30 (AZO) sells at a lower price than the previous Signature Series 0W-30 formulation (SSO). The former Signature Series 0W-30 formulation (SSO) is available while supplies last.

For further information go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants. Should you call AMSOIL at 1-800-777-7094 to order products tell the operator you are calling in reference to ZO 9792.

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.

December 27, 2010

AMSOIL OE Oil SURPASSES ANYTHING ELSE ON THE MARKET FOR NEW VEHICLES

AMSOIL, the #1Synthetic Lubrication Company in America, continues to surpass other companies in the manufacture of long drain interval synthetic lubricants with their OE grade oil.  This new product is manufactured in three different grade oils; SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30.  The product surpasses normal 3,000 oil change interval recommended by many automobile manufacturers.  One thing stands out with this latest product and that is it can be installed a New Vehicles as soon as they are purchased thus allowing rings to seat in a new vehicle.  Coupled with the BEST Oil Filter and Air Filter on the market vehicle owners will have a fine tuned vehicle that should perform like none other.  

These new products continue to have the low pour point and high flash point just as there full synthetic counterparts.  These new oils, SAE 5W-20 and SAE 5W-30, will pour at -45 degrees and show a flash point of 439 degrees.   The SAE 10W-30 product has a pour point of -40 degrees and a flash point of 450 degrees.  NO Petroleum lubricant can measure up to these standards.

 AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils help provide better wear control, high- and low-temperature protection and increased fuel economy compared to conventional oils. The oil drain interval recommendations for many of today’s vehicles extend well beyond the traditional 3,000-mile interval, some up to 12,000 miles with electronic oil monitoring systems. AMSOIL OE Oils provide excellent protection and performance for the entire length of the original equipment manufacturer’s recommended drain interval.

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.

Improve Fuel Economy
Formulated with friction modifiers, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are fuel-efficient oils that reduce friction-related energy loss. They provide better fuel economy compared to conventional, non-fuel-efficient motor oils.

Maintain Low Emissions
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are friendly toward modern emissions control systems, promoting proper operation of catalytic converters for optimum service life and low exhaust emissions.

Protect in All Temperatures
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are multi-viscosity formulations. They resist the effects of thermal breakdown, including evaporation and viscosity loss, while remaining fluid in cold temperatures for easier cold starts and fast start-up circulation.

Keep Engines Clean
Fortified with high levels of detergent and dispersant additives, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are engineered to resist sludge and carbon deposits better than conventional oils. They promote clean operation for longer-lasting, better-running engines.

Bid Appropriate
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils fulfill the requirements of most public and private purchasing bids. They are cost-effective, making them ideal where synthetic motor oil is specified.

APPLICATIONS
AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are excellent for use in all types of gasoline-fueled vehicles. They are recommended for all domestic and foreign vehicles requiring any of the listed performance specifications:

10W-30 (OET)

API SN, SM…
ILSAC GF-5, GF-4…
GM 6094M, 4718M
Chrysler MS-6395N

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

SERVICE LIFE
In gasoline-fueled vehicles, AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils are recommended for the intervals stated by the vehicle manufacturer or indicated by the oil life monitoring system. Change oil filter at every oil change.

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). MSDS’s are available upon request at 715-392- 7101 or on the AMSOIL Website. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

For AMSOIL warranty information, click here.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL OE 10W-30 SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL 10W-30
(OET)
 
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 10.8
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 69.9
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 145
CCS Viscosity, cP @ (°C) (ASTM D-5293) 5942 (-25)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 232 (450)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 250 (482)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97) -40 (-40)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800) 5.8
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C and 1.0 X 106 s-1, cP (ASTM D-5481) 3.3
Four Ball Wear Test @ 40 kgf, 75°C,
1200 rpm, 1 hour, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D-4172) 0.45
Total Base Number (ASTM D-2896) 7.9
 

For more information go to www.amsoil.com or http://www.the1stsyntheticoil.com/   Should you go to the AMSOIL website and place an order for products, use ZO 9792 when purchasing.

December 6, 2010

AMSOIL INTRODUCES NEW REDESIGNED OIL FILTER

Information pertaining to the new redesigned AMSOIL oil filter can be found on the AMSOIL WebSite at the following address:  Group includes reintroduction of Ea Oil Filters for several popular Toyota applications. See story here (340k PDF).  Click on (See Story here) to read about and see the new oil filter.  For more information you can go to www.The1stSyntheticoil.com or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants

November 23, 2010

AMSOIL Introduces European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Ok all you sporty car buffs, NOW you have the BEST and FINEST Synthetic Motor Oil ANYWHERE for your automobile.  AMSOIL has just released their 5W-30 European Car Formula oil for purchase.   So you pay high dollar for YOUR cars now put the BEST Oil in the Engine and get even better performance.  And along with the oil don’t forget Oil and Air Filters, gear lubes, greases, power steering fluid and synthetic brake fluid. 

This NEW AMSOIL 5w-30 European Motor Oil will be going in my daughters’s Audi this week.   Don’t delay, get your oil today by going to www.the1stsyntheticoil.com/ or www.lubedealer.com/southeasternlubricants   Use ZO 9792 when going to the http://www.amsoil.com/ and purchase at cost by becoming a Preferred Customer.

 New AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. AMSOIL European Car Formula provides outstanding performance and protection for high-performance vehicles made by Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and more. It is formulated to stay in grade throughout the extended drain intervals recommended by European automakers, and is designed for the unique demands of turbocharged vehicles.

Engineered with a select additive package and shear stable synthetic base oils, AMSOIL European Car Formula meets strict ACEA and VW HT/HS requirements. Its low sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) formulation promotes optimum emissions system performance and life, resulting in reduced maintenance costs. Friction modifiers and the lighter 5W-30 viscosity reduce friction for increased energy through-put to maximize fuel economy.  It provides excellent deposit control and outstanding wear protection for gasoline- and diesel-fueled engines.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 is thermally stable to keep oil passages clean and promote fluid circulation so turbo bearings stay cool and lubricated. It provides enhanced turbocharger protection in all temperature extremes, while its thermal stability withstands high-temperature/high-RPM breakdown. Its low pour point protects turbochargers against oil starvation and ensures rapid oil pressure in sub-zero conditions. Recommended for European gasoline or diesel vehicles requiring any of the following performance specifications:

VW 504.00/507.00
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
Mercedes-Benz 229.51
BMW LL-04
Porsche C30

Suitable motor oil for some of these specifications is not always easy to find.

About the Company: AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972.  For more information about AMSOIL synthetic motor oils contact your nearest AMSOIL distributor, or call AMSOIL at (715) 392-7101 or 1-800-777-8491.  AMSOIL INC., 925 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880, or go to www.amsoil.com.  Use ZO 9792 when going to the AMSOIL site. 

April 26, 2010

AMSOIL and OEM EQUIPMENT WARRANTIES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!   People are still reluctant to use Synthetic Lubricants with extended drain intervals,  mainly because they are uneducated about synthetics and because they have been using one product or another all their life.   Hopefully some of the articles posted on my blog will help to give a better understanding of AMSOIL and their products.   Ever since AMSOIL first came on the market back in 1972 they have touted a 25,000 mile or one year service life performance on engine oils.  While engine manufacturers have recommended changing oil and filter at 3,000 miles, AMSOIL has continually saved consumers money and time by the extended change intervals.  Remember garages and quick changes shops want your service and want your money.   One question many have had is what happens to the warranty on my vehicle should I have problems?   This has never been a concern with AMSOIL because if it was an oil related problems, AMSOIL would stand behind their products.  HOWEVER, because mechanics and vehicle Service Managers are uneducated about synthetics and not wanting to take time to work with their consumers who might have a problem, they brush the customer off by saying their problem is because they didn’t follow the recommeneded oil change interval.   This is irresponsible on the part of mechanics and Service Managers.  NOW AMSOIL has come out with a Video presentation on warranties to help AMSOIL dealers and customers have a better understanding of situations that might arise pertaining to warranty claims.   So don’t be hood winked by uneducated and unscrupulous people. Remember it is your money you are spending and saving by using the best lubricants in the market place, AMSOIL.  Email me at allprocars@knology.net if you have questions or want to discuss this subject further.

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