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April 17, 2018

AMSOIL INC. OFFERS A FAST/QUICK WAY TO GET REAL DURABILITY FROM YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN.

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 http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1sSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase products you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

 

 

 

 

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February 25, 2018

ARE ALL SYNTHETIC OIL GROUPS THE SAME? Group III vs IV vs V

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 http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com 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’s NEW REFORMULATED XL FULL SYNTHETIC OIL PROVIDES MORE PROTECTION

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 http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. 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 26, 2017

AMSOIL CONTINUES AS LEADER OF SYNTHETIC LUBS WITH REFORMULATED OILS

 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 http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  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: http://www.amsoil.com/lander/lspi-update/

July 31, 2017

AMSOIL CONTINUES TO EXCEL AND WILL SMASH INDUSTRY STANDARDS WITH NEW FORMULATIONS

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 http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  You can also peruse http://www.SELubricants.myamsoil.com.  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

THREE STUDIES ON IMPORTANCE OF SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS vs CONVENTIONAL LUBRICANTS

                                                                             

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.

(1) http://www.hotrod.com/a…/truth-synthetics-way-just-extra-hp/

(2) file:///C:/Users/William%20Desmond/Downloads/Research-Report-Synthetic-vs-Conventional.pdf

(3) http://blog.amsoil.com/synthetic-oil-beats-conventional-in…/

Once you have read these studies please provide me some feedback as to your thoughts. For more information go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com.  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.

April 15, 2017

AMSOIL INTRODUCES BRAKE CLEANER

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AMSOIL, the #1Synthetic Lubrication company in America, continues with new products for the consumer.  To read more about this product and other AMSOIL products go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase this product or others you can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792. Order your products and they will be shipped to your address.

 

 

January 6, 2017

The Truth About Synthetics: Way More Than Just Extra HP!

Johnny Hunkins – Author; Hotrod.com

 

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Oil is sorted in one of the five API base oil groups. Groups I, II, and III base oils are mineral oils that have been distilled and refined from a barrel of crude. Even after the refining, the hydrocarbon’s molecular structural arrangement and sizing remain inconsistent, and the base oils contain organic compounds most notably, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, and certain metals. The varying shapes and sizes of molecules result in irregular lubrication surfaces, and these irregularities generate friction within the base oil, increasing engine power consumption and reducing performance. The remaining compounds in the base oil can lead to oxidation, acid development, and the creation of sludge, especially in high-temperature usages. Mineral oils have a viscosity index (VI) ranging from 80-120 depending upon its base oil group. The VI is an indicator of an oil’s tendency to reduce flow with a rising temperature; higher numbers, associated with smaller changes in viscosity with temperatures, are desirable.

Groups IV and V base oils are synthetic oils developed via a process known as synthesizing. These synthetic oils have uniform-sized hydrocarbon molecules, and the base oils are free from contaminates and impurities resulting in a base oil that is consistent and durable. Synthetics have a VI in excess of 150. Group IV base oils are Poly-Alpha-Olefins (PAOs), and they have a wider temperature range compared to mineral based oils. PAOs work great in extreme cold conditions and high-heat usages. Group V base oils are classified as all other oils (esters), which includes silicone, polyaklylene glycol (PAG), polyol esters, etc. A common use of Group V base oils is to add the esters to another base oil. The addition of the esters improves the properties of the existing PAO base oil.

PAOs formulated with esters tend to be the most popular for automotive applications. PAOs have an extremely high VI, high thermal oxidative stability (resistance to oxidation), low volatility (less oil loss at high temperature), excellent low-temperature viscosities, consistent base oil stock, excellent pour points, and have excellent hydrolytic stability (resist water) when compared to mineral oil. PAOs have some disadvantages, which include a limited ability to dissolve oil additives (solvency), a small chance to shrink seals, and higher consumer costs. To offset the disadvantages, adding diesters to PAOs increases the oil’s solubility. Specific esters, called seal swell agents (SSAs) blended into the oil remove any chances of shrinking seals. SSAs are seal conditioners that clean the seal, and the PAOs lubricate the cleaned seal. Lastly, the higher costs of PAOs is offset by the extended service intervals of synthetic oils.

To improve the VI of an oil, enhancers called VI Improvers are added. The VI Improvers are long-chain molecules that can be fragmented by mechanical shearing, which in time results in a lower oil viscosity. Shearing occurs in high-stress areas such as the oil pump, crankshaft area, camshaft area, piston rings, etc. The oil (hydrodynamic film) can be briefly squeezed from between the two metal surfaces splitting the long-chain molecules into shorter, lower weight molecules. The shorter molecules offer less resistance to flow. Shearing can also contribute to deposits, causing sticking rings, increased consumption of oil, and increased engine wear. Synthetic oils often have the best VI Improvers and use less VI Improvers than mineral oils. Less VI Improvers help the oil maintain the higher-grade number (5W-20) for a longer interval. These VI Improvers maintain an oil film strength 5 to 10 times greater than mineral oils.

As mentioned earlier, one main advantage of synthetics is its robust boundary layer, which allows it to cling heartily to engine components when the engine is off. With vintage and high-performance automobiles, this can often be for lengthy periods of time. This protective boundary layer reduces the metal-to-metal contact during the critical seconds after engine startup. The excellent oiliness (a lower coefficient of friction of one oil compared to another fluid of the same viscosity) of synthetic oils reduces engine wear during the initial, critical engine startup. Mineral oils lack such a robust boundary layer, as the oil drains quickly to the oil pan when the engine is off. Nevertheless, the synthetic oil boundary layer affords an enthusiast the necessary piece of mind when their vehicle is started after an extended dormancy. By some estimates, initial start-up and running in the first seconds accounts for as much as 90 percent of all engine wear.

 

Let’s look at this in detail. The largest contributor to the superior shear load protection of synthetics is the uniformity of the molecules. In traditional mineral oils, the lube stock is refined from crude oil, such that all the molecules in the base stock have similar weights—they were sorted (i.e. “refined”) by virtue of their boiling point. Structurally, however, these molecules can be quite different in shape and in length. The degree to which molecules are chemically similar is more a function of luck, and the geology of where the base stock originated.

By way of explanation, all base mineral oil stocks have a distillation curve that represents the average distribution of molecular weight, with the fat part of the curve—the oil’s rated weight—being at the center of a Gaussian distribution (bell curve). Chemically, the compounds in such a diverse base stock will have different properties and shear strengths. In use, the smaller molecules at the bottom of the distillation curve will have a higher volatility and evaporate quickly, causing the oil stock to thicken over time. Longer chain molecules at the top of the distillation curve are mechanically weak and will break under severe pressure, reducing the effectiveness of the boundary lubrication layer. Since synthetic molecules are practically identical in length, structure, and shape, the Gaussian distribution of their weight is tight, so there is no practical variation in the strength or chemical property of constituent molecules. As such, this optimized oil stock shall protect far better, and for far longer than mineral-based oil stocks.

We contacted AMSOIL for a full array of synthetic oils for the engine, transmission, and rear end to test in our late-model Dodge. Our test vehicle would be a ’06 5.7L Charger that had been using a 5W-20 oil, Mopar ATF+4, and Mopar 75W-140 (all mineral based oils). AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-20 motor oil and matching EA synthetic media oil filter provide up to a 25,000-mile, 700-hour, or one-year service interval. The ATF chosen was AMSOIL’s Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic, and the gear oil selected was AMSOIL’s Severe Gear 75W-140 and a 4-ounce tube of AMSOIL Slip Lock additive.

With the AMSOIL products installed, the Charger burned five tanks of fuel to establish an estimate of fuel mileage. Our fuel mileage with the AMSOIL product increased by 0.9 mpg. The Charger was strapped to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Mustang dyno, and the performance numbers were up as well. Peak torque was up 2.6 lb-ft and peak horsepower was up 4.4 hp. While we could not test component wear, AMSOIL and independent studies have shown the use of synthetics reduce wear and provide cleaner components leading to greater longevity of bearings, pistons, rings, clutches, bands, gears, etc.

So why not try synthetic oils in your Mopar? The initial cost is offset by extended service intervals and increased longevity of the engine components due to the uniform molecule structure, low-temperature pour points, superior stability of viscosity, better shear properties, and superior boundary layer protection. Protracted service intervals mean less disposal of waste oil, benefitting the environment. Finally, putting synthetics in your Mopar will benefit your wallet with better fuel economy, and you will have a few extra ponies under your right foot as a byproduct.

In spite of the immediate short-term benefit, the biggest advantage is in synthetic’s ability to significantly prolong the life expectancy of critical wear components where metal-on-metal contact is greatest. If you plan on keeping your machine on the road for years well beyond the warranty period, a synthetic like AMSOIL will keep bearings, rings, bores, lifters, cam lobes, valve guides, bands, clutches, and pumps running like new well past normal rebuild intervals, and that means money in your pocket.

Got a vintage Mopar with flat-tappet lifters? The needs of older engines are significantly different than late-model engines with rollerized lifters. To take a look at specific synthetic lubes compatible with flat tappets, click here:

Story link: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/synthetic-oil-for-hot-rods/

Mineral oils (left) are refined crude oil lubricants that have varying molecular shapes and sizes resulting in irregular lubricant surfaces. These irregularities produce friction inside the oil, which increases power requirements and reduces efficiency. Synthetic oils (right) have molecular shapes and sizes that are identical, reducing the internal friction in the oil. The reduced friction benefits the engine on cold startup, increases fuel economy, and can improve engine torque and horsepower output.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/synthetic-oil-molecules-vs-mineral.jpg” alt=”Mineral oils (left) are refined crude oil lubricants that have varying molecular shapes and sizes resulting in irregular lubricant surfaces. These irregularities produce friction inside the oil, which increases power requirements and reduces efficiency. Synthetic oils (right) have molecular shapes and sizes that are identical, reducing the internal friction in the oil. The reduced friction benefits the engine on cold startup, increases fuel economy, and can improve engine torque and horsepower output.” width=”1375″ height=”419″ class=”size-full wp-image-740265″>
Mineral oils (left) are refined crude oil lubricants that have varying molecular shapes and sizes resulting in irregular lubricant surfaces. These irregularities produce friction inside the oil, which increases power requirements and reduces efficiency. Synthetic oils (right) have molecular shapes and sizes that are identical, reducing the internal friction in the oil. The reduced friction benefits the engine on cold startup, increases fuel economy, and can improve engine torque and horsepower output.

critical seconds after engine startup (right).

Synthetic oils have a wider temperature range of operation than do mineral oils. The pour point of a Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oil is outstanding, and this allows the oil to move to engine parts much quicker than mineral oil at low temperatures. Synthetic oils do have some extreme cold and hot concerns, but the limitations are well beyond the temperatures where mineral oils have already failed.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/viscosity-range-synthetic-vs-mineral.jpg” alt=”Synthetic oils have a wider temperature range of operation than do mineral oils. The pour point of a Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oil is outstanding, and this allows the oil to move to engine parts much quicker than mineral oil at low temperatures. Synthetic oils do have some extreme cold and hot concerns, but the limitations are well beyond the temperatures where mineral oils have already failed.” width=”823″ height=”465″ class=”size-full wp-image-740266″>
Synthetic oils have a wider temperature range of operation than do mineral oils. The pour point of a Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oil is outstanding, and this allows the oil to move to engine parts much quicker than mineral oil at low temperatures. Synthetic oils do have some extreme cold and hot concerns, but the limitations are well beyond the temperatures where mineral oils have already failed.
This chart provides information about how mineral oil and synthetic oils compare. In most cases, synthetic oils outperform mineral oils. If the synthetic oils are not the best in a category, they are tied with the mineral oils, but the blending of certain Esters to PAOs extends the time between service intervals of the synthetic oil, thus outperforming all mineral oils.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/oil-properties-graded.jpg” alt=”This chart provides information about how mineral oil and synthetic oils compare. In most cases, synthetic oils outperform mineral oils. If the synthetic oils are not the best in a category, they are tied with the mineral oils, but the blending of certain Esters to PAOs extends the time between service intervals of the synthetic oil, thus outperforming all mineral oils.” width=”2929″ height=”1464″ class=”size-full wp-image-740275″>
This chart provides information about how mineral oil and synthetic oils compare. In most cases, synthetic oils outperform mineral oils. If the synthetic oils are not the best in a category, they are tied with the mineral oils, but the blending of certain Esters to PAOs extends the time between service intervals of the synthetic oil, thus outperforming all mineral oils.

outperforming all mineral oils.

After all the lubricants were replaced with AMSOIL fluids, the 5.7L Charger was strapped to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Mustang chassis dyno. The peak rear wheel numbers were up. Torque was up 2.6 lb-ft, and the horsepower was up 4.4 hp. The fuel economy increased by almost one mpg, and best of all, the AMSOIL products will provide greater longevity for the bearings, pistons, gears, clutches, bands, and gears. The AMSOIL products are far superior to mineral oils in nearly every quantifiable category.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/chassis-dyno-results-synthetic-oil-testing.jpg” alt=”After all the lubricants were replaced with AMSOIL fluids, the 5.7L Charger was strapped to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Mustang chassis dyno. The peak rear wheel numbers were up. Torque was up 2.6 lb-ft, and the horsepower was up 4.4 hp. The fuel economy increased by almost one mpg, and best of all, the AMSOIL products will provide greater longevity for the bearings, pistons, gears, clutches, bands, and gears. The AMSOIL products are far superior to mineral oils in nearly every quantifiable category.” width=”881″ height=”570″ class=”size-full wp-image-740273″>
After all the lubricants were replaced with AMSOIL fluids, the 5.7L Charger was strapped to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Mustang chassis dyno. The peak rear wheel numbers were up. Torque was up 2.6 lb-ft, and the horsepower was up 4.4 hp. The fuel economy increased by almost one mpg, and best of all, the AMSOIL products will provide greater longevity for the bearings, pistons, gears, clutches, bands, and gears. The AMSOIL products are far superior to mineral oils in nearly every quantifiable category.
Seven quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-20 motor oil was poured into the Hemi. The AMSOIL extends the service intervals to 25,000 miles, 700 hours, or one calendar year. A matching AMSOIL EA synthetic media oil filter replaced the factory filter.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/ammsoil-synthetic-crankcase-pour.jpg” alt=”Seven quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-20 motor oil was poured into the Hemi. The AMSOIL extends the service intervals to 25,000 miles, 700 hours, or one calendar year. A matching AMSOIL EA synthetic media oil filter replaced the factory filter.” width=”1360″ height=”2038″ class=”size-full wp-image-740270″>
Seven quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-20 motor oil was poured into the Hemi. The AMSOIL extends the service intervals to 25,000 miles, 700 hours, or one calendar year. A matching AMSOIL EA synthetic media oil filter replaced the factory filter.
Prior to filling the transmission, a new factory filter and pan gasket were installed. Five quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series ATF was tipped into the NAG1 transmission. The transmission was warmed up and a small amount of additional fluid was added. To accurately measure the required amount of fluid, a specialty tool and scan tool that provides the transmission temperature information are required.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/amsoil-synthetic-atf-pouring.jpg” alt=”Prior to filling the transmission, a new factory filter and pan gasket were installed. Five quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series ATF was tipped into the NAG1 transmission. The transmission was warmed up and a small amount of additional fluid was added. To accurately measure the required amount of fluid, a specialty tool and scan tool that provides the transmission temperature information are required.” width=”2040″ height=”1360″ class=”size-full wp-image-740272″>
Prior to filling the transmission, a new factory filter and pan gasket were installed. Five quarts of AMSOIL’s Signature Series ATF was tipped into the NAG1 transmission. The transmission was warmed up and a small amount of additional fluid was added. To accurately measure the required amount of fluid, a specialty tool and scan tool that provides the transmission temperature information are required.
The gear oil selected was AMSOIL’s Severe Gear 75W-140 and a 4-ounce tube of AMSOIL Slip Lock additive. A 14mm hex socket is required to remove the fill plug (always remove the fill plug first) and then the drain plug. The filling of the differential housing required some finagling to get the quart container and fill hose next to the fill hole. If clearance is not available, the use of a pressurized filler container will push the oil into the housing.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/amsoil-gear-lube-pouring.jpg” alt=”The gear oil selected was AMSOIL’s Severe Gear 75W-140 and a 4-ounce tube of AMSOIL Slip Lock additive. A 14mm hex socket is required to remove the fill plug (always remove the fill plug first) and then the drain plug. The filling of the differential housing required some finagling to get the quart container and fill hose next to the fill hole. If clearance is not available, the use of a pressurized filler container will push the oil into the housing.” width=”2040″ height=”1360″ class=”size-full wp-image-740271″>
The gear oil selected was AMSOIL’s Severe Gear 75W-140 and a 4-ounce tube of AMSOIL Slip Lock additive. A 14mm hex socket is required to remove the fill plug (always remove the fill plug first) and then the drain plug. The filling of the differential housing required some finagling to get the quart container and fill hose next to the fill hole. If clearance is not available, the use of a pressurized filler container will push the oil into the housing.
The 2006 Police Charger has a DiabloSport Diablo tune and Performance Distributors SOS coils with Autolite plugs. The engine has less than 35,000 miles on it, and the transmission has accumulated only 20,000 miles since it was replaced. The 2.82:1 rear gears are the 87,000-mile original gears.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/2006-dodge-charger-chassis-dyno.jpg” alt=”The 2006 Police Charger has a DiabloSport Diablo tune and Performance Distributors SOS coils with Autolite plugs. The engine has less than 35,000 miles on it, and the transmission has accumulated only 20,000 miles since it was replaced. The 2.82:1 rear gears are the 87,000-mile original gears.” width=”2040″ height=”1360″ class=”size-full wp-image-740268″>
The 2006 Police Charger has a DiabloSport Diablo tune and Performance Distributors SOS coils with Autolite plugs. The engine has less than 35,000 miles on it, and the transmission has accumulated only 20,000 miles since it was replaced. The 2.82:1 rear gears are the 87,000-mile original gears.
To properly fill the NAG1 transmission, a Chrysler WiTech scan tool (top left) was connected to the under-dash DLC and attached to a laptop. The WiTech software provides several different data lists of information. With a warmed-up transmission, the transmission fluid temperature must be observed while the transmission selector is in Drive or Reverse. With the temperature noted, Chrysler specialty part number 9336a—a factory dipstick with 10mm increment measurements—must be used to measure the oil level. Based upon the millimeter reading on the dipstick and the temperature of the fluid, the fluid level must be adjusted accordingly. A service manual (or online source) will provide the temperature/fluid level chart for proper filling.<img src=”http://st.hotrod.com/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/dell-laptop-witech-tcm-view.jpg” alt=”To properly fill the NAG1 transmission, a Chrysler WiTech scan tool (top left) was connected to the under-dash DLC and attached to a laptop. The WiTech software provides several different data lists of information. With a warmed-up transmission, the transmission fluid temperature must be observed while the transmission selector is in Drive or Reverse. With the temperature noted, Chrysler specialty part number 9336a—a factory dipstick with 10mm increment measurements—must be used to measure the oil level. Based upon the millimeter reading on the dipstick and the temperature of the fluid, the fluid level must be adjusted accordingly. A service manual (or online source) will provide the temperature/fluid level chart for proper filling.” width=”2039″ height=”1360″ class=”size-full wp-image-740261″>
To properly fill the NAG1 transmission, a Chrysler WiTech scan tool (top left) was connected to the under-dash DLC and attached to a laptop. The WiTech software provides several different data lists of information. With a warmed-up transmission, the transmission fluid temperature must be observed while the transmission selector is in Drive or Reverse. With the temperature noted, Chrysler specialty part number 9336a—a factory dipstick with 10mm increment measurements—must be used to measure the oil level. Based upon the millimeter reading on the dipstick and the temperature of the fluid, the fluid level must be adjusted accordingly. A service manual (or online source) will provide the temperature/fluid level chart for proper filling.

I hope you find this article interesting as it tells all about Oils and their classifications and Synthetics vs Petroleum.  There is lots of skepticism about Synthetic Lubricants but they have been around since 1972 for use in America.  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 talking with ZO 9792.

September 1, 2016

AMSOIL ROLLS OUT NEW PRODUCTS FOR FIREARMS

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AMSOIL the #1Synthetic Lubricants Manufacturer in the World just added two new products to their line with a Firearm Cleaner and a Firearm Lubricant.These two products join a long list of superior lubrication products designed to save the consumer money and save on their equipment.

For more information on these products go to http://www.amsoil.com and click on Cleaners or go to http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com and also click on cleaners. Should you desire to purchase products call: 1-800-777-7094 and tell the Operator you are working with ZO 9792.

 

August 24, 2016

AMSOIL MOTORCYCLE OIL IS SIMPLY UNMATCHED IN EVERY CATEGORY!

Motorcycles – Be sure and scroll to the bottom and watch the Dyno Video.

Why AMSOIL? | The introduction of the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements in 1972 set all-new standards for motor oil quality. AMSOIL synthetic motor oil outperformed conventional petroleum motor oils on all counts. It was clear from the start that this innovative product would play a major role in engine performance and engine life.

That tradition of innovation and technological advancement carries on with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. It is engineered to withstand the devastating effects of extreme heat. It features exceptional high-temperature film strength for maximum wear protection and delivers excellent wet-clutch performance and transmission protection. AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil helps keep your bike operating at peak efficiency for the long-haul.

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Cruiser

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil provides premium protection for the unique demands of big cruiser bikes, ensuring cool operation and reliable protection and performance, both on the open road and in stop-and-go traffic.

Sport Bikes

AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle lubricants provide the ultimate performance for sport bikes, decreasing performance-robbing friction for maximum horsepower and wear protection.

Touring

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil keeps your bike running smooth and strong on the open road, providing maximum protection, performance and fuel economy.

Dirt

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is formulated for exceptional protection and performance in hard-driven dirt bikes, keeping you out of the garage and on the trail.

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Dyno Tested

Dyno Tested

Protection against extreme heat is of the utmost importance in motorcycle applications. The air-cooled V-twin engines used in Harley-Davidson motorcycles can get extremely hot, particularly when idling or traveling at low speeds. If a motorcycle oil cannot withstand hot operating temperatures, its ability to provide adequate engine protection is compromised. AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is formulated to withstand extreme heat conditions beyond the hottest temperatures motorcycles typically experience, providing peace of mind that motorcycles receive outstanding protection and performance no matter how extreme the operating conditions.

Infrared Camera
As temperatures climbed to more than 500°F in the cylinders, an infrared camera revealed the red-hot conditions that assaulted the engine components and oil.
Heat Test Results

Your bike should never get this hot. If it does, AMSOIL has you covered.

Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil you can go to http://www.amsoil.com or http://www.The1stSyntheticoil.com to read about all products and motorcycle oils.  You can call 1-800-777-7094 and tell the operator you are working with ZO 9792.

 

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