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May 3, 2017

New AMSOIL V-Twin SAE 15W-60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Provides Upgraded Protection for Indian Scout, Victory Motorcycles

Available May 1, new AMSOIL 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MSV) expands the V-Twin family. It is recommended for the popular Indian* Scout* and all Victory* motorcycles, providing opportunities for sales where none existed before. Like the rest of the V-Twin line, 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is designed to resist extreme heat and deliver excellent wear protection. Summer riding can cause engine temperatures to skyrocket, especially in slow-moving rally or parade traffic, which places added stress on the oil and invites chemical breakdown and wear. AMSOIL 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil’s outstanding heat resistance helps bikers ride with confidence in […]
April 12, 2017

AMSOIL Beats Mobil1® and Royal Purple® In Industry-Standard Testing

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

Informed drivers dream of running their engines on real synthetic oil since they know it provides more benefits than conventional oil. If they can’t, they may choose to strike a bargain and opt for semi-synthetic oils which are usually better than conventional oils, but at a lower price point than a full synthetic oil. What makes synthetic oil so efficient but with a higher price point? High Precision Purification and Composition A quality synthetic oil is formulated down to its basic molecules to eliminate impurities. After this, the oil is reformulated with additive packages to fit the dynamic demands of […]
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, 2017

New AMSOIL V-Twin SAE 15W-60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Provides Upgraded Protection for Indian Scout, Victory Motorcycles

Available May 1, new AMSOIL 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MSV) expands the V-Twin family. It is recommended for the popular Indian* Scout* and all Victory* motorcycles, providing opportunities for sales where none existed before. Like the rest of the V-Twin line, 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is designed to resist extreme heat and deliver excellent wear protection. Summer riding can cause engine temperatures to skyrocket, especially in slow-moving rally or parade traffic, which places added stress on the oil and invites chemical breakdown and wear. AMSOIL 15W-60 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil’s outstanding heat resistance helps bikers ride with confidence in […]
April 12, 2017

AMSOIL Beats Mobil1® and Royal Purple® In Industry-Standard Testing

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

Informed drivers dream of running their engines on real synthetic oil since they know it provides more benefits than conventional oil. If they can’t, they may choose to strike a bargain and opt for semi-synthetic oils which are usually better than conventional oils, but at a lower price point than a full synthetic oil. What makes synthetic oil so efficient but with a higher price point? High Precision Purification and Composition A quality synthetic oil is formulated down to its basic molecules to eliminate impurities. After this, the oil is reformulated with additive packages to fit the dynamic demands of […]
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 […]