Blog

May 20, 2014

GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) Technology

AMSOIL Update on Pennzoil’s “motor oil reimagined” Marketing Campaign Pennzoil’s “motor oil reimagined” marketing campaign is based on gas-to-liquid (GTL) base oil technology. Consumers should be aware that GTL technology is simply a process that converts natural gas, obtained by Pennzoil from Qatar, into Group III base oil. Because motor oils are formulated with GTL does not mean they outperform other synthetic formulated oils. There is no magic base oil that elevates one motor oil over all others. It’s the precise combination of quality base oils and additives that defines motor oil performance, and AMSOIL motor oils are built on […]
May 1, 2014

AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid Now Available!

AMSOIL Introduces new Synthetic CVT Fluid for CVT Transmissions AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid for CVT transmissions is now available in quarts, 2 1/2 gallon bottles, and 55-gallon drums. AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid (CVT) provides outstanding protection and performance for continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) throughout vehicle manufacturer-recommended drain intervals. Its exceptional metal-to-metal frictional properties help prevent belt and chain slipping for smooth, trouble-free operation. AMSOIL CVT Fluid resists oxidation and wear for maximum CVT life. It provides excellent wet-clutch performance for outstanding anti-shudder durability and reduced noise and vibration. AMSOIL CVT Fluid is Warranty Secure and will not void vehicle warranties. […]
March 15, 2014

AMSOIL: Beyond Conventional

AMSOIL: Beyond Conventional AMSOIL has always been unconventional. AMSOIL’s founder held an unconventional belief in synthetic motor oil when no other lubricant company did. It became official when AMSOIL introduced the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet API service requirements. AMSOIL holds a commitment to being, and is, formulated, blended and packaged in the USA. AMSOIL believes in field-testing every product it creates and in walking the walk. Watch this video for a look into the history of AMSOIL and the spirit of AMSOIL’s founder, Albert J. Amatuzio. AMSOIL, beyond conventional. (5min 52sec) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W0n7JxMiPg
November 1, 2013

API Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of Bulk Oils Fail Performance Standards

API Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of Bulk Oils Fail Performance Standards 20% of Bulk Oils not up to Minimum Standards, says API Bulk motor oil testing performed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) indicates many motorists may be receiving substandard motor oil when they drop their vehicles off for an oil change. According to the API, it purchased and tested over 1,000 samples from bulk motor oil tanks throughout North America over the past five years, and nearly 20 percent failed API performance standards.”API is concerned about the high levels of failure we are finding in our audit results,” said […]
October 15, 2013

Stored Equipment Requires Preparation to Ensure It’s Protected

Rust, Corrosion and Degraded Fuel Can Attack Unprepared Equipment in Storage With winter approaching, many of you will be putting equipment such as motorcycles, lawnmowers and personal watercraft into storage. Though it can be tempting to park it out of sight after the final use and hope it starts again next season, such action (or inaction) can have serious consequences. Engines left unprepared for storage can suffer from fuel degradation, condensation and corrosion. The results can lead to poor performance, costly repairs or replacement, so it makes sense (and cents) to prepare equipment for the off-season so it’s protected and […]
July 1, 2013

Chrysler Adjusts Motor Oil Consumption Guidelines

Chrysler Motor Oil Consumption Guidelines Chrysler has adjusted its acceptable motor oil consumption guidelines for 2012-2013 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep gasoline vehicles (Chrysler Bulletin #09-001-12 Engine Oil Consumption Guideline): First 50,000 miles of engine life: one quart per 2,000 miles Engines with over 50,000 miles: one quart per 750 miles Aggressive driving conditions: one quart per 500 miles AMSOIL recommends all customers check their motor oil levels on a regular basis until an oil consumption pattern is discovered, and top-off as necessary. We have customers, who owned GM vehicles, who were told by their GM auto dealership that GM would […]
June 18, 2013

HP Marine: High Performance, Low Aquatic Toxicity

 Get Hours of Trouble-Free Enjoyment out of your Two-Stroke Outboard and Personal Watercraft (PWC) this Season Maintaining today’s two-stroke marine motors can intimidate even experienced enthusiasts. Like passenger cars/light trucks, many two-stroke outboard motors come equipped with computerized controls and sophisticated fuel-injection systems designed to deliver the extra power enthusiasts want while providing the reduced exhaust emissions the government mandates. The leaner gas-to-oil ratios these engines use mean less oil is available to lubricate and protect a hotter, more powerful engine, inviting deposits and wear that threaten engine performance and life. Using AMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is one […]
May 27, 2013

Las Vegas Taxi Cab Field Study

 An Evaluation of AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF and Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil Operated under Severe-Service Conditions for Extended Drain Intervals Few applications place more stress on lubricants than taxi cabs, particularly those operating in the desert heat of Las Vegas, NV. The combination of excessive idling, stop-and-go driving and high ambient temperatures creates the ideal scenario for lubricant failure, resulting in sludge formation and catastrophic component failure. Fleet vehicles, heavy-duty pickups, work trucks and other commercial applications operate under severe service. In addition, drain intervals are getting longer. For engines and transmissions to last as designed and […]
May 21, 2013

A Comparative Study of SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oils

A Comparative Study of SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oils Over many years, AMSOIL Inc. has been known in the industry as the “king of comparison.” One of the reasons for this is what many people know about motor oils is only what they read in an advertisement. As a result, AMSOIL has endeavored to educate consumers to the actual differences between lubricants, synthetic and conventional. Synthetic lubricants can provide benefits conventional oils cannot provide. In addition, all oils are not the same, even synthetics. All oils, synthetic or conventional, are not created equal. We believe that an educated consumer can make an informed decision. […]
March 8, 2013

Warranties and AMSOIL

AMSOIL and Warranties The Magnuson-Moss Act is a U. S. federal law which states that a manufacturer may not require the use of a specific brand of aftermarket product, including lubricants, unless that part is provided by the manufacturer free of charge. (emphasis added). Misleading OEM Practices OEM’s often suggest in owner’s manuals, advertisements or through dealership personnel that motorists and enthusiasts must use the OEM-branded oil to comply with the new vehicle or equipment warranty. Some OEMs include warnings of catastrophic engine failure should a non-OEM oil be used. These tactics are especially pervasive in the powersports market and […]