Tom Shalin

April 12, 2017

AMSOIL Comparison: vs Mobil1® & Royal Purple®

AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil protects against harmful deposits on turbochargers 4X better than Mobil1® Extended Performance and 3.6X better than Royal Purple® in industry-standard testing* AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil was tested against two competing brands to determine its level of protection against deposit formation in high-heat turbocharger applications. THE TEST The TEOST 33C test (ASTM D6335) is an industry standard bench test that simulates turbocharger operating conditions. According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), it is “designed to predict the high temperature deposit forming tendencies of an engine oil.” To meet the […]
April 2, 2017

Announcement of Passing of AMSOIL Founder Al Amatuzio

On April 1, AMSOIL, Inc. announced the passing of AMSOIL founder, Al Amatuzio. He passed peacefully on the night of Friday March 31 in his home, surrounded by loved ones. Al was known throughout his community and the AMSOIL organization for his drive, tenacity and passion. Born on May 6, 1924 in Duluth, MN, Al’s entrepreneurial instincts began when he was young. He sold newspapers and magazines, collected scrap iron and worked hard to help support the family through difficult times. Al went on to serve in the Merchant Marines and the Air Force, and eventually in the Duluth, MN, […]
March 16, 2017

The difference between semi-synthetic and “real” synthetic oil

What is the difference between a semi-synthetic motor oil and a synthetic motor oil? A mineral oil, or conventional motor oil, is an oil that is refined or extracted through other means from crude oil. Crude oil is composed of a great number of differing hydrocarbon structures, each having their own characteristics—some of which are not helpful for lubrication and considered contaminants. For example, mineral oils contain wax that needs to be minimized or removed. Wax works great in candles but not in a motor oil. The objective in refining is to remove these contaminants and separate the hydrocarbon structures […]
March 6, 2017

The Benefits of Synthetic Oil Versus Conventional Oil

Your choice of motor oil will dictate if your vehicle will continue providing top performance for the longest period of time possible. By and large, you get superior performance when synthetic oil is used in all of your vehicles. This includes cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and other specialty vehicles. While some people might not understand the term synthetic oil, they should know that it is regarded as being the superior choice under most circumstances. Components Conventional motor oil is mineral in content and refined from crude oil. Thick conventional oil breaks down faster compared to synthetic oils. This can result in the […]
February 20, 2017

Comparing Synthetic Oils – Finding the Better Brand

Synthetic oil outperforms conventional motor oils in cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, marine outboard motors and even lawn mowers—anything that has an engine. Synthetic oils are engineered from chemical compounds. But not all synthetic oils are created equal. Each manufacturer of synthetic oil, including AMSOIL, has its own formulations. Blended oils Conventional petroleum products can be blended with synthetic oils to improve performance in your vehicle and cut down on sludge and generally improve performance. This is less expensive than 100% synthetic oils but blends are usually not as effective for preventing wear and the build-up of residue, and do not […]
February 8, 2017

AMSOIL Brings the Next Level of Diesel Protection

The Next Level of Diesel Protection is Here The overhauled AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup brings even better protection and performance with it. Diesel oil is undergoing a major change. Federal regulations dictate that medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles must reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by model year 2018, driving changes to diesel technology. The new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications address these changes, and the overhauled AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup brings even better protection and performance with it. New AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil replaces AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil. […]
January 24, 2017

Launch of New Formulation of AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector MPHD

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector (AMH) as been reformulated to provide improved performance as a corrosion inhibitor. AMSOIL MPHD is an easy-to-use spray-on product that effectively protects metal surfaces that are exposed to the damaging effects of salt, moisture or chemical corrosion. It is ideal for steel, iron, aluminum, brass, copper and other metal surfaces exposed to water, dirt of road salt.  Protects metal from the effects of water, salt and humidity Excellent long-term protection against corrosion Displaces water and prolongs equipment life Leaves a dry, long-lasting wax-life film Resists dirt Sprays into hard-to-reach places Quick-Drying Long-Lasting Formula The new Heavy-Duty Metal Protector formula provides a dry […]
November 10, 2016

New Diesel Specs on the Way: AMSOIL is Ready

The launch of the new API diesel oil specifications in December will prompt a significant change in the AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup. Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil will be discontinued, replaced with new API CK-4 synthetic diesel oils in February. Like Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil for gasoline engines, Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will represent the top tier of AMSOIL protection and performance for diesel engines. Signature Series will be available in 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities, as well as new 0W-40 and 5W-30 viscosities. AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will provide outstanding protection […]
June 29, 2016

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Dual-Clutch Transmission Fluid (DCT) is Now Available

• Outstanding wear protection • Excellent performance in extreme heat and cold • Designed to prevent shudder Check DCT out here. 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 […]
May 3, 2016

AMSOIL Introduces NMMA Certified Synthetic Blend 25W-40 Marine Engine Oil

AMSOIL’s philosophy is to provide customers premium protection while still comporting to OEM recommendations in owner’s manuals. AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil is formulated specifically for Mercury* and Mercruiser* motors that encourage the use of synthetic-blend oil. Mercury owner’s manuals actually discourage the use of full-synthetic oil. Since Mercury is the market leader and most Mercury owners won’t consider straying from these guidelines, AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil was developed to give Mercury and Mercruiser owners a high tech upgrade while paralleling Mercury recommendations. Use in gasoline-fueled four-stroke inboards, outboards, inboard/outboards and personal watercraft that require any of the specifications […]