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August 11, 2018

AMSOIL Adds Three Powerful New Aerosols

AMSOIL Mudslinger, Engine Degreaser and Glass Cleaner deliver performance you can see immediately. Mudslinger AMSOIL Mudslinger (AMS) provides a protective, non-stick layer of armor against the accumulation of mud, dirt and snow on ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. It makes removing mud and dirt with low-pressure water easy while protecting against UV rays and keeping equipment looking pristine. Provides a protective layer of armor against mud, dirt and snow Eases clean-up after riding Restores, cleans and shines plastic, fiberglass and painted surfaces Provides a protective layer to counteract the damaging effects of UV rays Pleasant cherry scent   Engine Degreaser Clean engines not only […]
August 1, 2018

Another AMSOIL Industry First! AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Gear Lube in Brand New Easy-Packs!

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Gear Lube In Two Popular Viscosities in Brand New Easy-Packs! Less Mess – Less Waste – Easy to Use Now you can get to those hard-to-reach differentials and gearboxes and upgrade your gear lube. With AMSOIL’s Industry-First Easy-Packs, you don’t need a pump or hose or any other hardware. Simply insert the nozzle into the component, squeeze the Easy-Pack, and you have just installed AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Gear Lube. And the price of the new one quart Easy-Packs is the same as the quart bottle! The new Easy-Packs have been created for enthusiasts and shop technicians who want a quick and easy way to […]
May 22, 2018

The Confidence to Compete, The Protection to Win: AMSOIL DOMINATOR Synthetic 20W-50 Competition Diesel Oil

Compete in Sled Pulls, Drag Races and Dyno Challenges with Confidence and Security AMSOIL DOMINATOR™ 20W-50 Competition Diesel Oil is designed for professionals and enthusiasts who want a step up in diesel protection.  It is specifically designed for high-horsepower diesel engines and delivers the benefits most important to diesel competitors, including robust durability, outstanding bearing protection and the ability to withstand the extreme pressures and temperatures common to diesel competition. Click here to check out the Product Detail Page. AMSOIL has been the Official Oil of the Diesel Power Challenge and Ultimate Callout Challenge since their inception, and has been heavily involved in the turbodiesel pickup world, […]
May 12, 2018

New AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-50 Metric Motorcycle Oil Takes Next Level Protection to Adventure-Bike Riders

A High-Performance—and Better—Replacement for More Expensive OEM oils Adventure bikes are prized for their versatility to cover just about any kind of terrain, opening riders up to new experiences. AMSOIL Synthetic SAE 15W-50 Metric Motorcycle Oil provides those benefits that help maximize the lives and performance of adventure-bike investments. AMSOIL 10W-30 and 10W-40 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oils have been available for the unique needs of high-revving, hot-running metric motorcycle engines, particularly sport bikes like the Kawasaki* Ninja*, Yamaha* YZF and Honda* CBR; and touring bikes like the Honda Goldwing.* Now, AMSOIL 15W-50 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil, product code MFF, is […]
April 20, 2018

3 Key Advantages of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oils have revolutionized the world of lubrication in recent years, with synthetic lubricants from AMSOIL leading the way. Synthetic oils offer numerous benefits for passenger vehicles, racing cars, fleet trucks, boats, and heavy construction equipment. Yet many people still haven’t caught up with the exciting benefits of synthetic oils. The sooner you make the switch, the more quickly you’ll realize how much better a synthetic oil can protect your engine. If you would like to learn more about some of the most important benefits presented by synthetic oils, read on. This article will outline three key advantages posed by […]
December 4, 2017

Can I Use the Same Oil Filter Twice?

Useful Information About Oil Filters In theory, your oil filter has a simple job: capture wear-causing contaminants and hold them in the filter media so they don’t run amok throughout your engine. But lots of factors can throw a wrench into this plan, which can raise questions about oil filters and filtration. Here are some of the most common. Can I use the same oil filter twice? The oil filter is designed to capture contaminants and hold them within the filter media. Over time, the media fills with dirt particles, agglomerated soot, metal particles and other junk. If the filter […]
November 29, 2017

New AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil: Peace-of-Mind Protection and Exceptional Value

Favored by Mechanics and Drivers Seeking Peace-of-Mind Protection at an Exceptional Value AMSOIL’s just introduced the new OE Synthetic Motor Oil formulation that provides increased wear protection for today’s advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and direct injection. It’s specifically formulated for the longer drain intervals recommended by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). OE is favored by mechanics and drivers seeking peace-of-mind protection and an exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil is available in four viscosities: SAE 0W-20 (OEZ) SAE 5W-20 (OEM) SAE 5W-30 (OEF) SAE 10W-30 (OEM) AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil: Protects against wear Achieved 100 percent […]
November 11, 2017

Tech Blog 101: What is the Most Important Physical Property of a Lubricant?

Viscosity is the Most Important Physical Property of a Lubricant There are other physical properties, too, such as temperature performance, shear stability, water resistance and volatility, all of which can be managed for optimal lubricant performance using appropriate base-stock formulations and additive packages. Viscosity is the most important physical property of a lubricant. How the viscosity of a fluid reacts to changes in temperature, pressure or speed determines how well a fluid can perform the basic functions of a lubricant. Viscosity is the property that causes honey and water to flow differently when poured: they have different viscosities from each […]
September 7, 2017

AMSOIL Smashes the Industry Standard – Again

A New Level of Protection & Performance on the Horizon A potentially catastrophic problem is surfacing in today’s engines. Here’s how AMSOIL has solved it.   Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been aggressively downsizing engines to meet strict fuel-economy and emissions standards while improving power and torque. Most new engines today use some combination of turbochargers, direct-fuel injection and variable valve timing to make more power than their larger counterparts while delivering improved fuel economy. This scenario seems like all up-side for drivers. But today’s smaller, hotter-running engines pose significant challenges to lubricants. The latest is a phenomenon called low-speed pre-ignition […]
August 31, 2017

All About Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil

In the world of 2-stroke oil, there are two basic offerings on the market: petroleum-based oils and fully synthetic oils. Additionally, a number of manufacturers offer various blends of petroleum and synthetic oil. Synthetic oil has proven to be best for 2-stroke engines. What makes synthetic two-stroke oil different? Petroleum-based 2-stroke oil is “natural” in that it is made from fossil fuels – many 2-stroke enthusiasts refer to it as dino oil. While it provides adequate lubrication to the engine while it’s running, and aids in appropriate combustion, petroleum-based oil also leaves behind significantly more deposits than synthetic oils. Deposits […]
June 12, 2015

Proven 8.2% Increase in Fuel Economy in Class 8 Trucks with AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants

8.2% More MPG with AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Replacing popular conventional engine and driveline lubricants with AMSOIL synthetic lubricants in Class 8 diesel-fueled vehicles increases fuel mileage up to 8.2% according to the findings of an independent test facility Fuel accounts for roughly 37 percent of Class 8 truck operating expenses, and reducing fuel expenses is a top priority for truck operators. AMSOIL is the leader in the race to develop fuel efficient low-viscosity lubricants for trucking and other heavy-duty diesel applications. Independent laboratory testing shows AMSOIL Series 3000 Synthetic SAE 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil in the engine and AMSOIL synthetics […]
June 12, 2015

New Product Interview with AMSOIL Executive Vice President Alan Amatuzio

New Product Update With AMSOIL Executive Vice President Alan Amatuzio Action News: As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the great majority of Dealers are familiar with you, but for those new Dealers and Preferred Customers who aren’t, please summarize your areas of responsibility. Amatuzio: I’m involved in all aspects of the company, but my primary areas of responsibility include product development, laboratory research, manufacturing and all areas of technical services. Action News: This issue of the Action News features the introduction of the new two-cycle oils. What was the rationale behind further specialization of the two-cycle oils? Amatuzio: […]
June 12, 2015

Harley-Davidson Shifts Gears on Synthetic Motorcycle Oil

AMSOIL Delivers the Best Synthetic Oil for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (Ed. Note: This original AMSOIL Press Release was issued when Harley-Davidson® first introduced Screamin’ Eagle®, their branded synthetic oil, several years ago. While not a current press release, it discusses some of the historical issues involved with the change in direction by Harley-Davidson®). Harley-Davidson Shifts Gears on Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. The recent introduction of Screamin’ Eagle® Synthetic Lubricant by Harley-Davidson® indicates the Motor Company has finally recognized the benefits of running synthetic motorcycle oil in their air-cooled engines. After years of advising dealers and customers to avoid using synthetic oils in their […]
June 12, 2015

ExxonMobil Joins AMSOIL

AMSOIL Press Release February 2, 2005 ExxonMobil Joins AMSOIL® in the Extended Oil Drain Push According to AMSOIL Vice President Alan Amatuzio, the introduction of ExxonMobil extended drain oil is long overdue. “We’re pleased that another company has finally stepped up to the plate,” said Amatuzio. “ExxonMobil’s move, which supports AMSOIL INC’s extended drain intervals, will be seen as a significant moment in lubricant history and valuable for consumers who are going to benefit from this overall shift in the market.”For the first time since AMSOIL INC. introduced the concept of “extended drain” oil 33 years ago, another major brand […]
June 12, 2015

ExxonMobil Follows AMSOIL in Extended Drain Market

AMSOIL Press Release February 2, 2005 ExxonMobil Follows AMSOIL into Extended Drain Market  Motor oil technology has gradually progressed since the days of the earliest automobiles. In those days, standard motor oil drain intervals were between 500 and 1000 miles, and motorists had to switch viscosity grades with the changing of the seasons. The development of oil filtration and additive technology in the 1930s allowed drain intervals to increase to 2000 and later 3000 miles, while the development of viscosity modifiers in the 1940s allowed the formulation of multi-grade oils that could be used in both hot and cold temperatures. […]
June 12, 2015

Change Gear Lube After Break-In

AMSOIL Technical News Article Change Gear Lube After Break-In Period For Long Differential Life Motorists know when they’re supposed to change their motor oil. They have owners manuals, oil life monitors, oil change centers and commercials all telling them when it’s time for an oil change. Differential oil changes, on the other hand, often get overlooked. Many people don’t even think of the differential when performing routine maintenance on their vehicles and don’t realize four-wheel drive trucks have two differentials and a transfer case that all require service. In fact, according to one quick lube company, only one to two […]
June 12, 2015

AMSOIL Product Chronology – Since 1972

AMSOIL INC. “The First In Synthetics”® PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY 2011 (OEZ) OE 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (August) 2011 (XLZ) Extended Life 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (August) 2011 (ALM) Signature Series 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (August) 2011 (FTF) SAE 50 Long-Life Synthetic Transmission Oil (August) 2011 (EAL) Engine Assembly Lube (July) 2011 (BRK) Break-In Oil (SAE 30) (May) 2011 (OED) OE 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (May) 2011 (ZRT) Z-ROD™ 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (May) 2011 (ZRF) Z-ROD™ 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (May) 2011 (AZO) SAE 0W-30 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (April) 2011 (ASM) SAE 0W-20 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor […]
June 12, 2015

AMSOIL Applauded for Extended Drain Technology

AMSOIL Applauded for Extended Drain Technology AMSOIL founder A.J. Amatuzio coined the phrase “extended drain intervals” back in 1972 with the introduction of AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil, formulated for 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals. Not only was AMSOIL motor oil the first synthetic oil to pass American Petroleum Institute (API) service requirements, AMSOIL INC. was the only motor oil company promoting oil drains beyond 3,000 miles. Today, motorists are still bombarded with propaganda from the major oil companies promoting 3,000-mile oil changes. However, the industry is slowly but surely coming around. Vehicle manufacturers typically suggest 5,000- to 7,500-mile intervals in their […]