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March 2, 2013

The Oil in an Engine is “busy”

The Functions of a Lubricant Modern motor oil is a highly specialized product carefully developed by engineers and chemists to perform many essential functions. A motor oil must: Permit easy starting Lubricate engine parts and prevent wear Reduce friction Protect against corrosion Keep engine parts clean Minimize combustion chamber deposits Cool engine parts (heat transfer properties) Seal combustion pressures Resist foaming (air bubbles do not lubricate and cause wear) Aid fuel economy Motor oil quality has changed dramatically in the past 30 years, and new demands on lubricants in modern engine designs call for oils that meet stringent requirements. Think […]
February 22, 2013

40 Reasons for Motor Oil Consumption

Reasons for Motor Oil Consumption AMSOIL Inc. issued Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) MO-2004-04-03 several years ago outlining reasons for motor oil consumption. Forty reasons are listed, two of which are oil-related, and the balance of issues are mechanical in nature. (The two oil-related reasons are “dirty oil” and overfilling the crankcase). It should be noted that a degree of consumption should be anticipated in all engines. What is considered normal oracceptable, however, will vary from one engine or application to the next. Some OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers) will not entertain oil consumption complaints from customers unless consumption is greater than one quart […]
February 16, 2013

AMSOIL Recognized for its Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

AMSOIL products were promoting environmental sustainability long before it became fashionable. Today, AMSOIL’s environmental management system extends well beyond the products and has been registered to the ISO 14001:2004 standard.   In 1972, AMSOIL produced the first synthetic motor oil recommended for 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals. It struck a blow against the wasteful practice of changing oil every 3,000 miles/three months. Today, many lubricant manufacturers have followed the AMSOIL lead and introduced extended-drain motor oils of their own, while original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) now recommend drain intervals of up to 15,000 miles, and longer if using electronic oil life monitoring systems. […]
February 1, 2013

PQIA Warns Consumers of Harmful Lubricants

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) has recently issued a number of consumer warnings regarding low-cost lubricants on the market that could damage engines and transmissions. PQIA issued an alert in January for Super XXX and Liberty Gold Plus SMO motor oils; an alert in December for Super Star, Royal Star, City Star and Royal lubricants; and an alert in November for City Star and Everclear automatic transmission fluids. Among the problems cited with the lubricants are very low viscosities, lack of additives and high silicon levels. AMSOIL has earned a reputation in the industry for manufacturing to more […]
December 11, 2012

New AMSOIL Website Officially Launches December 12, 2012

After many months of development and testing, the new AMSOIL website will be officially released on Wednesday, December 12. The fully redesigned website will offer improved navigation and ease of use for online shoppers. The site leverages the latest e-commerce strategies to help online shoppers quickly find what they need and make a purchase. Product focused – AMSOIL products are featured front-and-center with plenty of opportunities to “Buy Now” and “Learn More.” Multiple ways to shop – Consumers are offered the opportunity to browse by product category (motor oil, grease, etc.) or by equipment type (ATV, auto/light truck, etc.) and […]
November 15, 2012

AMSOIL Study of INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil for Ski-Doo Rotax E-TEC Engines

AMSOIL Study of INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil for Ski-Doo Rotax E-TEC Engines Click here to check out the latest technical study and comparison of AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil and XPS-2 Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil and their ability to protect against engine wear and deposits. Direct fuel injection (DFI), sophisticated computer programming, targeted electronic oil injection and other developments have enabled a new era in two-stroke powersports engine design. Modern engines offer an unprecedented combination of increased power, improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The increased level of performance comes at a price: Modern engines encounter increased heat, friction and stress […]
November 15, 2012

AMSOIL Study of INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil for Ski-Doo Rotax E-TEC Engines

Click here to check out the latest technical study and comparison of AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil and XPS-2 Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil and their ability to protect against engine wear and deposits. Direct fuel injection (DFI), sophisticated computer programming, targeted electronic oil injection and other developments have enabled a new era in two-stroke powersports engine design. Modern engines offer an unprecedented combination of increased power, improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The increased level of performance comes at a price: Modern engines encounter increased heat, friction and stress while often using less oil to lubricate and protect vital engine parts. […]
May 27, 2012

AMSOIL Introduces New Synthetic HV Series Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Oils

Most mobile and stationary hydraulic applications do not require the extreme temperature performance properties provided by AMSOIL Synthetic AW Series Hydraulic Oils, and the new HV Series Synthetic Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Oils now provide a more cost-effective, high performance alternative to conventional hydraulic oils. AMSOIL Synthetic HV Series Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Oils are engineered to outperform any oil found in the general hydraulics market. They have very high viscosity indices that far exceed conventional oils. They provide all-season capability and are designed to significantly reduce varnish formation for longer trouble-free operation. AMSOIL Synthetic HV Series Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Oils provide three major benefits: All Season […]
May 18, 2012

AMSOIL Introduces New HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil

AMSOIL HP Injector Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil is now AMSOIL HP Marine™ Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. AMSOIL HP Marine™ Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is the high-performance marine 2-stroke oil. AMSOIL HP Marine™ is formulated with MAXDOSE™, a system of advanced additives for “super-clean” operation. It helps prevent deposits that lead to poor performance. In field testing, HP Marine™ inhibited ring deposits that can cause ring sticking and ring jacking (carbon build-up behind the ring, forcing it outward), a phenomenon that occurs in modern DFI outboard motors. It also virtually eliminated exhaust port deposits for reliable, efficient operation. HP Marine™ is recommended for use […]
April 3, 2012

AMSOIL Introduces Ea Heavy-Duty Extended-Life Oil Filters for Heavy-Duty On- and Off-Road Gasoline and Diesel Applications

Now – AMSOIL Ea® Heavy-Duty Extended-Life Oil Filters! AMSOIL has expanded the Ea® Oil Filter product line to provide extended service intervals that coincide with the maximum drain intervals of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils for on- and off-road heavy equipment. AMSOIL EaHD Oil Filters are engineered to provide excellent efficiency and capacity throughout extended-service intervals. They are rated at 20 microns absolute, which ranks them among the most efficient oil filters available for heavy-duty applications. AMSOIL EaHD Oil Filters should be changed at time of oil change, not to exceed one year. AMSOIL EaHD Oil Filters have lower restriction than […]