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AMSOIL Leads The Way In Two-Cycle Oil
AMSOIL’s “Fabulous Four” 2-Cycle Oils Provide Second-to-None Protection and Performance
in Modern Two-Cycle Equipment
2-cycle engines remain the workhorses in recreational equipment, including outboard motors, motorcycles, snowmobiles and the marine engines of personal watercraft, as well as in lawn and garden equipment like lawn mowers and weed eaters. With that in mind, it’s crucial to keep them in reliable working order, strive for maximum engine performance, and help reduce the risk of engine failures. Design changes over recent years have included direct fuel injection engines, in which fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, and exhaust power valves, which improve engine combustion efficiency at varying RPM. These design changes have allowed two-cycle engine manufacturers to effectively reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency and decrease synthetic oil consumption. Today’s 2-stroke motors of all types require specialized synthetic oil technology to deliver superior protection for internal engine components, dependable operation and long engine life.
As the leader in two-cycle synthetic oil technology, AMSOIL has performed extensive research in developing a new line of revolutionary, specialized oils called the “Fabulous Four.” AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil (AIT) was the first new oil to be introduced. It is primarily recommended as an injector oil or at a 50:1 mix ratio in carbureted, electronic fuel injected (EFI) and direct fuel injected (DFI) snowmobiles, personal watercraft, motorcycles and ATV’s. Formulated with wax-free premium quality synthetic esters and a specialized additive package, INTERCEPTOR is designed to improve engine cleanliness and address the exhaust valve sticking problems associated with certain snowmobile models.
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AMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil (HPM), DOMINATOR Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil (TDR) and Saber Professional (ATP) and Outboard (ATO) Synthetic 100:1 Pre-Mix 2-Cycle Oils complete the Fabulous Four lineup. The application chart below ranks each 2-stroke lubricant’s performance in common two-cycle engine oil applications:
AMSOIL 2-Cycle Oil Recommendations
|AMSOIL 2-Cycle Oil
|Snowmobile, Motorcycle & ATV
|Personal Watercraft & Jet Boat
|Chain Saw, Chop Saw & Pump
|Weed Eater, Blower & Lawn Mower
|Moped, Scooter & Go-Cart
|hp Injector (MPI) TC-W3, API TC (Injection or 50:1 Pre-Mix)
|Excellent (4) (5)
|INTERCEPTOR (AIT) API TC, JASO FC (Injection or 50:1 Pre-Mix)
|Excellent (3) (4)
|DOMINATOR (TDR) API TC, JASO FC (Injection or 50:1 Pre-Mix)
|Racing (2) (3)
|Saber Professional 100:1 Pre-Mix (ATP) ISO-L-EGD, JASO FD API TC
|Very Good Pre-Mix Only
|Very Good Pre-Mix Only (3)
|Saber Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix (ATO) TC-W3, API TC
|Excellent Pre-Mix Only
|Very Good Pre-Mix Only
|Very Good Pre-Mix Only
|Equipment manufactures and motor builders have redesigned two-cycle motors to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. These changes have increased operating temperatures,reduced oil consumption and incorporated direct fuel injection and exhaust power valves. AMSOIL 2-Cycle Oils are designed to maximize performance in all types of engine design and are optimized for select applications.Even though AMSOIL 2-Cycle oils have been optimized ofr specific applications, they are multi-functional and recommended for use in many areas. The chart rates each oil’s performance abilities per application as follows:Excellent: The primary recommendation for the oil. The oil is specifically designed for the operating conditions of the motors in markets. There is only one “Excellent” recommendation per category.
Very Good: A main recommendation for the oil. Identified an oil that is very good for the operating conditions of these motors.
Good: A secondary recommendation for the oil. The oil was not specifically designed for these applications. However, the chemistry in the oil is suited to the operating conditions of these motors.
|Not Recommended: Identifies applications where the product was not intended for use.Notes:
(1) Not recommended for long-term use in outboard motors as a TC-W3-type oil, although excellent as a racing oil for short-term use where motors are periodically inspected.
(2) Excellent for racing or modified motors. Very good for recreational use.
(3) For applications calling for a TC-W3 product use for recommendations listed under Outboards.
(4) Recommended for all direct fuel injected (DFI), semi-direct injected (SDI), electronic fuel injected (EFI) and carbureted motors.
(5) Includes Mercury® Optimax®, Johnson® & Evinrude® FICHT® & E-TEC™, Yamaha® HPDI, Nissan® & Tohatsu® TLDI®[/one_second]
Synthetic 2-Cycle Pre-Mix and Injector Oils
AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil
AMSOIL Dominator™ Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil, an AMSOIL exclusive formulation, lubricates and protects high performance two-cycle motors, both on and off the track. High performance motors, particularly those that are modified, operate hotter and at higher RPMs than recreational motors: they need an optimized oil for peak performance. AMSOIL Dominator™ Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil is engineered for racing. It contains a robust formulation specially engineered for unsurpassed protection and has the right film strength and clean burning properties for “on the edge” operation. AMSOIL Dominator™ Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil reduces friction and protects pistons and bearings subjected to the rigors of racing, and contains the right additives for clean motor operation. JASO FC, API TC.
AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic High Performance 2-Cycle Oil
AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR™ Synthetic High Performance 2-Cycle Oil is a specialized oil for today’s specialized engines formulated with a proprietary blend of the finest synthetic base oils and additives available today. This unique AMSOIL chemistry represents a breakthrough development in the field of two-cycle engine lubrication. The backbone of AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR™ Synthetic High Performance 2-Cycle Oil is a specially developed molecularly saturated synthetic base oil. This, combined with a “double treat” additive package, ensures exceptional lubricity, cleanliness and optimum clean-burning characteristics, and contains high levels of detergent additives to prevent valve sticking. Replaces manufacturer-branded oils. Injector use or 50:1 premix. Excellent in snowmobiles, motorcycles, PWC, ATVs and jet boats.
AMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic High Performance 2-Cycle Engine Oil
AMSOIL HP Marine is excellent for Evinrude® E-TEC™ factory-lean setting (replaces Evinrude XD100™ 2-Cycle Oil). Helps prevent deposits, protects against wear, has low smoke, protects against rust and has low aquatic toxicity. Superior performance as an injection oil or at 50:1 pre-mix. HP Marine inhibits 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 vitually eliminates exhaust port deposits for reliable, efficient operation. Use HP Marine™ in two-stroke marine applications that specify TC-W3, including those made by: Johnson/Evinrude*, FICHT*, E-TEC*, Mercury* EFI & Optimax*, Yamaha*, Nissan*, Tohatsu* TLDI*, Suzuki*, Mariner*, Force*. Use as injection oil or 50:1 premix (2.6 oz. per U.S. gallon of gas).
AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil
AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil reduces wear and maximizes engine life. Its high lubricity and reliable film strength help protect against piston scuffing and bearing wear. Strenuous conditions define the normal operating environments of snowmobiles and boats. Without the right lubrication, two-stroke snowmobile engines and outboard motors run hotter, accumulate deposits and suffer a reduction in performance. AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil offers the convenience of one formula for the tough conditions of all two-stroke recreational equipment requiring NMMA TC-W3 and API TC two-stroke oil. It’s tested and proven to minimize wear and deposits that can damage internal components. AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil provides quality and affordability for cost-conscious enthusiasts who want the benefits of synthetic two-stroke oil.
Saber® Pro and Outboard Pre-Mix Oils
AMSOIL Saber Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil
Designed for pre-mix applications as lean as 100:1 ratios or richer. Improves throttle response and lowers or eliminates smoke. Minimizes deposit formation and lowers emissions. While two-stroke engines are widely used in handheld power equipment due to their high power-to-weight ratio, equipment owners and operators are faced with exhaust smoke, the task of properly mixing oil and gas for different equipment manufacturers, and premature wear and engine failure. AMSOIL SABER® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil effectively addresses these issues and more. Specially formulated AMSOIL SABER Covers All Mix Ratios for pre-mix, air-cooled applications, it withstands high heat and stress to protect engines against wear and harmful deposits. SABER Professional offers outstanding protection and performance at lean mix ratios referred to as the SABER Ratio™. Using the SABER Ratio eliminates the need for mixing different ratios for different equipment, while smoke is virtually undetectable. With AMSOIL SABER Professional, there is no compromise. It saves time and money while delivering the ultimate convenience and engine protection. AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil has been providing improved performance and protection in two-stroke engines since 1973. Saber Professional is specifically designed for small engines including, but not limited to, chain saws, lawn equipment, blowers, chop saws, pumps, scooters and go-carts. Perfect for lawncare and landscaping companies who can now use one mix for all 2-cycle equipment. ISO-L-EGD, JASO FD, API TC
AMSOIL Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil
AMSOIL Saber™ Outboard Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil is specifically designed for lean mix ratios in pre-mix applications. Optimized for water-cooled outboard motors, Saber™ Outboard contains lower temperature dispersants. Extensive testing shows superior lubricity and cleanliness properties at lean mix ratios with this premium synthetic formulation. AMSOIL Saber™ Outboard Synthetic Pre-Mix 2-Cycle Oil is formulated with exclusive AMSOIL synthetic base oils and premium additives, and has excellent lubricity and cleanliness properties to control friction and prevent wear, plug fouling, ring sticking and exhaust port blocking. AMSOIL Synthetic 100:1 2-Cycle Oils have been protecting and providing improved performance in two-cycle motors since 1973. TC-W3, API TC
Semi-Synthetic Bar and Chain Oil
AMSOIL Semi-Synthetic Bar and Chain Oil
AMSOIL Semi-Synthetic Bar and Chain Oil is ideal for chainsaws and bicycle chains. Its semi-synthetic basestocks reduce drag effectively, which optimizes efficiency and extends chain life. Tacky formula clings to metal surfaces better than other oils, delivering unparalleled lubrication and protection.AMSOIL Semi-Synthetic Bar and Chain Oil clings to metal surfaces better than other oils, thus minimizing bar wear on chainsaws.
High Performance Specialty Products and Fuel Additives
The premium fuel additive to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems. Degraded fuel presents a major maintenance issue in small engines and powersports equipment. AMSOIL Quickshot’s revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing small engines and powersports equipment: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas. They can form varnish, gum and insoluble debris that clog carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. Carbon buildup can form on the tops of pistons that leads to pre-ignition, rough idling and poor throttle response. Fuel-related problems are only expected to intensify in the coming years as the ethanol content in pump gasoline continues to increase. AMSOIL Quickshot also stabilizes fuel between uses and during short-term storage periods.
AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer
Fights fuel deterioration! Gasoline is not formulated for long-term storage and can start to degrade in as little as 60 days, leading to varnish and sludge deposits that clog injectors, fuel lines and carburetors, stick floats and cause poor engine performance, starting problems, increased maintenance expenses and decreased equipment life. AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer is suitable for gasoline or diesel fuel, and keeps fuel from deteriorating during storage allowing easier start-ups. It resists the formation of varnish and gum in fuel systems and storage tanks. Ideal for all two- and four-cycle engines, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, ATVs, edgers, tillers, mowers, cars, trucks, snow blowers, chain saws, generators, farm and construction equipment. Mixes 1 oz. to 2.5 gallons of fuel.
AMSOIL Engine Fogging Oil
Two- and four-stroke recreational vehicles, hand held power equipment, small engines, construction and farm equipment are commonly operated seasonally or infrequently, then stored for long periods of time. During these periods of inactivity, and as a result of fluctuations in ambient temperatures, water vapor can form condensate within the engine. Long periods of storage can also dry out cylinders, often resulting in permanent damage when the equipment is taken out of storage and dry started. AMSOIL Engine Fogging Oil offers superior film retention, providing long-term protection against corrosion and dry starts, extending engine life and reducing operating expenses. Its aerosol spray formulation offers easy and clean applications, while reaching more components and offering better distribution than straight motor oil. AMSOIL Fogging Oil protects all equipment during the off-season so it runs when you need it!
AMSOIL Power Foam
A very effective Carburetor and Induction System Cleaner for Two – and Four-Stroke Gasoline Engines. AMSOIL Power Foam® improves engine performance by removing gum, varnish and carbon deposits that affect power, operation, idle and fuel economy. Power Foam cleans intake valves, intake manifolds and throttle plates to keep the combustion intake system running at peak efficiency. AMSOIL Power Foam helps reduce engine ping and keeps carburetors and injector systems operating like new. Power Foam is safe for fuel injectors, catalytic converters and emission control devices. It will not damage seals, gaskets, rubber or plastic materials commonly used in gasoline engines.