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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 […]
March 22, 2016

AMSOIL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF Reformulation

Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic Automatic Transmission Formula (ATL) will soon ship with a new reformulation to cover the GM Dexron HP™ specification. The new formulation will become available as current inventory is depleted. The addition of this specification allows Signature Series ATF to be used in certain high-performance GM vehicles, setting it apart from competing ATFs and solidifies its position as a premier ATF formulation. Applications include, but are not limited to, the GM 8-speed transmissions in these vehicles: Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro Cadillac Escalade Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra There will be a minimal price adjustment of about 50 cents […]
December 30, 2015

Another “Oil Ain’t Oil” Lawsuit

The National Oil and Lube News (NOLN) December 29 reported on an article originally posted on Chron about Dollar General being sued by a man from Houston contending that the DG store-branded motor oils “…are unsuitable for today’s cars.” (http://www.noln.net/article/lawsuit-dollar-general-motor-oil-not-safe-cars-newer-1980s-go-figure) “The complaint alleges that the motor oils are obsolete, fail to protect and can damage ‘modern-day’ automobiles.” From reading the article, there are apparently three viscosities in question: 10W30, 10W40 and 30. The first two are rated “SF” and the 30W is rated as an SA non-detergent oil, according to pictures of the labels. This lawsuit is similar to others […]
December 19, 2015

AMSOIL Releases New Chain Lube

The new AMSOIL Chain Lube is now available! For many years, AMSOIL HD Metal Protector was the benchmark product for chain and sprocket lubrication, but now there is an AMSOIL-branded product specifically formulated for chain and sprocket lubrication. AMSOIL Chain Lube provides outstanding protection for On- and Off-Road Motorcycle Chains. It is a dedicated aerosol chain lubricant that provides outstanding wear and corrosion protection for all types of chains and sprockets. It penetrates deep into the pins and bushings of chains and leaves a protective coating that will not fling off or attract dirt, dust, sand or grit. AMSOIL Chain […]
December 12, 2015

FTC Taking Action Against BMW for Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Violations

AMSOIL has always been warranty secure. As millions of satisfied AMSOIL customers know, using AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants or practicing extended drain intervals does not void new vehicle or equipment warranties. In recent years, some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have attempted to revive old fears about warranty coverage in an attempt to increase sales of their own, typically-more-expensive, OEM-branded oils. AMSOIL’s Warranty Secure symbol informs consumers of this fact. The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against BMW of North America LLC, whose MINI Division allegedly violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void […]
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 […]
March 22, 2016

AMSOIL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF Reformulation

Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic Automatic Transmission Formula (ATL) will soon ship with a new reformulation to cover the GM Dexron HP™ specification. The new formulation will become available as current inventory is depleted. The addition of this specification allows Signature Series ATF to be used in certain high-performance GM vehicles, setting it apart from competing ATFs and solidifies its position as a premier ATF formulation. Applications include, but are not limited to, the GM 8-speed transmissions in these vehicles: Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro Cadillac Escalade Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra There will be a minimal price adjustment of about 50 cents […]
December 30, 2015

Another “Oil Ain’t Oil” Lawsuit

The National Oil and Lube News (NOLN) December 29 reported on an article originally posted on Chron about Dollar General being sued by a man from Houston contending that the DG store-branded motor oils “…are unsuitable for today’s cars.” (http://www.noln.net/article/lawsuit-dollar-general-motor-oil-not-safe-cars-newer-1980s-go-figure) “The complaint alleges that the motor oils are obsolete, fail to protect and can damage ‘modern-day’ automobiles.” From reading the article, there are apparently three viscosities in question: 10W30, 10W40 and 30. The first two are rated “SF” and the 30W is rated as an SA non-detergent oil, according to pictures of the labels. This lawsuit is similar to others […]
December 19, 2015

AMSOIL Releases New Chain Lube

The new AMSOIL Chain Lube is now available! For many years, AMSOIL HD Metal Protector was the benchmark product for chain and sprocket lubrication, but now there is an AMSOIL-branded product specifically formulated for chain and sprocket lubrication. AMSOIL Chain Lube provides outstanding protection for On- and Off-Road Motorcycle Chains. It is a dedicated aerosol chain lubricant that provides outstanding wear and corrosion protection for all types of chains and sprockets. It penetrates deep into the pins and bushings of chains and leaves a protective coating that will not fling off or attract dirt, dust, sand or grit. AMSOIL Chain […]
December 12, 2015

FTC Taking Action Against BMW for Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Violations

AMSOIL has always been warranty secure. As millions of satisfied AMSOIL customers know, using AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants or practicing extended drain intervals does not void new vehicle or equipment warranties. In recent years, some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have attempted to revive old fears about warranty coverage in an attempt to increase sales of their own, typically-more-expensive, OEM-branded oils. AMSOIL’s Warranty Secure symbol informs consumers of this fact. The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against BMW of North America LLC, whose MINI Division allegedly violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void […]