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OXIDATION AND DEPOSITS
Oxidation is the most important form of chemical
breakdown of a motor oil and its additives.
The chemicals in a motor oil are continuously reacting with
oxygen inside an engine. The effects of oxidation due to this reaction
as well as the by-products of combustion produce very acidic compounds
inside an engine. These
acidic compounds cause corrosion of internal engine components,
deposits, changes in oil viscosity, varnish, sludge and other
insoluble oxidation products that can cause a performance and
durability degradation of your engine over a period of time.
The products of oxidation are less stable than the original
base hydrocarbon molecular structure and as they continue to be
attacked by these acidic compounds can produce varnish and sludge.
As an engine goes through multiple heating and
cooling cycles this sludge can harden and cause other problems such as
restricted passageways and decreased component tolerances. Varnish can
cause such things as piston ring and valve sticking.
The deposits can also affect heat transfer from pistons to
cylinder and in extreme cases can cause seizure of the piston in the
cylinder. Pistons also
have oil return slots machined into them that can become plugged and
result in increased oil consumption and additional deposits created on
top of the deposits that are already there.
Deposits also form on the tops of pistons which over a period
of time can cause pre-ignition, increased fuel octane requirements,
detonation/pinging and increased exhaust hydrocarbon emissions and an
overall destructive effect on the engines internal parts. Deposits
also form inside valve covers, timing gear covers, oil pump pickup
screens, oil filters and oil passageways.
Part of the job of refining petroleum oil is to
remove as many naturally occurring chemicals that can reduce the
oxidation resistance of an oil. Oxidation
resistance can then be improved by the addition of additives
engineered into the oil, such as anti-oxidants.
Anti-oxidants include several different chemicals with the most
common one being ZDDP (Zinc Diethyl Dithiophosphate). Anti-oxidants
also become depleted with use and when that happens the oil starts to
Refining an oil to reduce these naturally
occurring chemicals that can lead to oxidation also tends to inhibit
the capability of an oil to provide good boundary lubrication.
Some of these chemicals that are refined out include aromatics,
unsaturates and napthenes. Therefore, a petroleum motor oil that has
been highly refined using modern techniques will have good oxidation
resistance but poor boundary lubrication.
Boundary lubrication can be improved by the use of engineered
additives blended in by the oil manufacturer. This illustrates the
case that refining a petroleum oil is a compromise. The chemicals that
come out of the ground cannot be controlled and have to be refined
out. The extent of
refining is usually selected to give the proper balance to meet the
specifications for a particular grade of lubricant, whether it be for
high performance, severe duty, average use or anywhere in between.
When a motor oil is heated beyond a certain
temperature it will start to degrade, even if there is no oxygen
present. This is called
thermal degradation and causes the oil to change viscosity. The
thermal stability of a motor oil cannot be improved by use of
additives but it can be improved by refining out the same compounds
that decrease the oxidation resistance. As temperatures increase, thermal degradation increases.
In order for an oil to provide proper service and protection at
high operating temperatures highly refined oils with plenty of
anti-oxidants should be used. For average service less highly refined
oils can be used. There is also a direct correlation between price of
a particular oil and it performance under temperature extremes.
Less costly oils are generally refined less and have a lower
capability to prevent/reduce thermal degradation.
Petroleum oils have a much lower operating temperature range
while premium quality synthetic motor oils have a very high operating
temperature range and are much more resistant to thermal degradation.
A petroleum oil that is new or kept clean by
proper filtration is generally non-corrosive and will provide good
protection against corrosion caused by the atmosphere.
However, inside an engine oil oxidation by-products will attack
internal engine steel and bearing materials that are typically
manufactured aluminum, copper, lead and tin (a lead-tin flashing is
used for break-in purposes on the few engines that use aluminum rod
and main bearings). Most gasoline and diesel engines use copper-lead
main and connecting rod bearings.
Water present due to condensation caused by
temperature and humidity changes or short stop and go driving where
the engine never reaches the proper operating temperature, although
still hotter than the ambient temperature, can also cause corrosion.
The hotter the oil is when water is present the more severe the
chemical reaction is and corrosion related damage could definitely
occur. In addition, water
present in an oil for an extended period of time can emulsify the oil
and form a mixture which is much more corrosive than the two
components alone and can then form sludge which may block oil filters
or small passages. It is critical to operate en engine at normal
operating temperature to prevent, as well as burn off any water that
is present by an evaporation process. The most severe type of driving
an oil can be subjected to (as well as an engines internal components)
is short drives and intermittent operation in which the engine and oil
never has time to reach normal operating temperatures for an extended
period of time.
A quality motor oil will have a corrosion
inhibitor added. Corrosion inhibitors also vary in terms of
effectiveness, quality and quantity. Again, less costly oils may not
protect against corrosion as well as more expensive motor oils that
have a better corrosion additive package.
Some common corrosion inhibitors include ZDDP (Zinc Diethyl
Dithiophosphate), Calcium and Barium Sulphonates.
You probably have heard of the word oil
breakdown. Many people use this term to represent what they think
is a motor oil that has broken down and is in need of changing,
when in reality the actual process of break down is not
properly understood. The correct word for this is oil breakdown due
to shear forces. An internal combustion engine imparts high shear
forces on a motor oil, which is sandwiched between two rotating or
sliding forces under load and heat.
The molecular structure is essentially torn apart by these
mechanical shear forces. The component of the oil that is affected
most by these shear forces is the viscosity improvers. These viscosity
improvers allow the manufacturer of the oil to create multi-grade oils
suitable for a wider temperature range of operation and are covered in
detail in another section of this book.
The end result of these shear forces is a decrease in the
viscosity of the oil as well as a decrease in the viscosity index.
Once a motor oil has sheared beyond a specific point it will
not revert back to it base structure when it cools down and the
shear forces have ceased. Keep
in mind also that I am referring to petroleum oils only. Synthetic
motor oils are extremely resistant to the detrimental effects of shear
Another way to explain this phenomenon is as
follows: If you look at the molecular structure of a motor oil under a
microscope you will see chains of molecules grouped together and
linked together. The smaller molecular particles are attached to the
larger ones. As an oil shears these smaller molecules break away and
align in the chain. As engine heat and shear forces continue and
increase these molecules break away from the base structure and in the
process provide less and less resistance to wear. If this shearing and
excessive continues over an extended period of time engine damage can
occur. If shearing is only mild, then when the oil cools down the
structure will revert back to its original structure and still be
capable of providing proper engine protection. Multi-viscosity
petroleum motor oils are more susceptible to shearing than straight
weight petroleum motor oils. As previously mentioned synthetic oils
are extremely shear resistant.
WHAT ABOUT ENGINES THAT REQUIRE A STRAIGHT WEIGHT OIL?
While we are on the subject of oil shearing I
though it appropriate to discuss this topic. I get many calls asking
why manufacturers of small engines such as used in lawn mowers,
generators and even some larger diesel engines require either a
SAE 30 or SAE 40 oil. The reason is that first and foremost, they
are referring to petroleum motor oil. These types of engines
operate under extreme RPM, load and heat and in the case of small
engines are mainly air-cooled. Multi-viscosity
petroleum oils are full of viscosity improvers (VI). It is these
viscosity improvers that are the weak link. As these agents are
subjected to heat, load and high RPM the oil cannot reach its intended
high temperature viscosity, which results in shearing. As this
shearing continues the results can be loss of oil film strength,
increased wear rates and temperatures and oil consumption issues. That
is the reason straight weight petroleum oils are recommended
for these types of applications. When a quality multi-viscosity
synthetic oil, such as a 10W-30, 10W-40 or 15W-40 is used these
concerns are non-existent. Synthetic oil is extremely shear resistant.
The bottom line is that the manufacturers specifications are based on
petroleum oils, yet your owner manual is not going to explain
that, so you in turn go out looking for the required straight
weight petroleum oil. You
would be much better off using synthetic oil in these types of
applications. Synthetic oils will be covered in detail in later
sections of this book.
Motor oil contamination also causes deterioration
of the oil. Some of the more common contaminant sources include dirt,
sand and dust from the air, soot, unburned fuel in the oil, water from
condensation of the combustion process, wear metal particulates that
the oil filter cannot trap and hold, corrosion by-products and
additive elements that have degraded.
In addition dirt, sand and dust can continue to enter the
engine and, in addition to creating more wear debris, combine with
other contaminants and cause more damage than they would separately.
One of the many by-products of combustion and/or
blowby is soot. Soot can be highly abrasive as well as cause filters
to become filled and/or plugged in extreme cases.
Another contaminant is acidic by-products of combustion, which
can produce a highly corrosive mixture and cause corrosion and pitting
of internal engine components and additional generation of wear
debris. These same acidic solutions can also mix with water inside the
engine and form an emulsion that can cause problems with oil filters
Yet another source of contamination is fuel.
A charge of fuel is rarely 100% burned during the combustion
process. This unburned fuel can mix with the oil present in the
cylinders. Fuel contamination can also be caused by worn sealing
components such as excessive piston ring to cylinder clearances
allowing unburned fuel to blowby the rings. When a motor oil is
diluted with fuel the effect is that the viscosity is lowered. If this
reaches extremes of contamination excessive wear and engine damage can
take place. Operating an
engine not sufficiently warmed up can also increase combustion blowby.
It is much better to let your engine sufficiently warm up before
driving away which can have a significant effect on preventing fuel
blow by as well as producing a much more efficient combustion cycle.
The control of these sources of contamination
both through proper air and oil filtration as well as oil additives
are covered in additional links on the left of this page.
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Customer Sold on AMSOIL Quality
That's what today's savvy consumers want.
According to marketing analysts, the average
consumer no longer accepts general sales pitches
full of empty promises. The Internet gives consumers
instant access to nearly every possible product or
service. They look for quality information, conduct
price comparisons and then make buying decisions.
The bottom line: more bang for their buck. And when
that consumer is raising seven children, top quality
products and savings are an even greater priority.
Scott Boring, Oakfield, N.Y., has seven children
with his wife Teri. He's looking for quality and
savings to keep his 1997 GMC Yukon, with a 5.7 litre
V-8 engine that "isn't noted for gas mileage,"
running down the road carrying his large family as
efficiently as possible.
A friend told Boring about AMSOIL products. He
promised better gas mileage - an important selling
point with today's high gasoline prices - more
efficient performance and longer life.
The vehicle had 40,000 miles on it when Boring
installed AMSOIL products bumper to bumper.
"I did it all at one time, just to see the
difference," Boring said. He installed
AMSOIL Severe Gear 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Oil, used AMSOIL Engine
Flush and then installed AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic
High Performance Motor Oil and AMSOIL Universal
Automatic Transmission Fluid.
"I especially like the ATF," Boring said. "The truck
shifts smoother and the transmission is quiet. All
you hear is the tires on the ground. I've tried
other synthetics, lots of them. I just never saw any
difference. But, with AMSOIL, I saw a difference
The first tankful of gasoline increased his mileage
from 15 mpg to 20.5 mpg. "I swear I didn't believe
it," he said. "I'm averaging between 19 and 21 mpg
all the time.
"This stuff is awesome and I'm letting all my
friends know about it."
AMSOIL Customers Appreciate Greater MPG
Although results vary because of a variety of factors, a common
denominator among AMSOIL motor oil users is an improvement in fuel
Independent testing reveals that AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 motor oil
passes the API Energy Conservation Sequence VI test with a rating 38
percent higher than the API minimum specifications.
"The test results show that AMSOIL has the potential to save energy by
conserving fuel," said Technical Services Manager Ed Kellerman. "In most
cases it can increase mileage, but at the very least you're getting
superior engine protection."
Ralph Sites, a police officer in Rustburg, VA, said he put AMSOIL 10W-40
Synthetic Motorcycle Oil in his 2002 GL 1800 Honda Gold Wing when it had
4,550 miles on the engine.
"I had been getting 30 miles per gallon," Sites said. "I was supposed to
be getting 40 to 45 miles per gallon."
His first oil change to AMSOIL improved his mileage to 38 miles per
gallon. At 6,500 miles on the engine, after replacing the final drive
oil with AMSOIL Severe Gear 75W-90 Gear Lube, he improved to 40 miles
"I switched to AMSOIL for the long-term gain. The improved gas mileage
was just a bonus. AMSOIL is less expensive than Honda's synthetic and I
don't have to change it as often. It's a win-win situation."
He bought the bike new in January 2002 and had put 12,000 miles on it in
August. He said the improved mileage he's gotten since switching to
AMSOIL has saved him $102 just in gasoline.
Jeff Bailey in Fulton, Mo., said his 1996 Lexus GS300 with 81,000
miles on it also gained fuel efficiency when he switched to AMSOIL
"The car wants premium gasoline," he said. "I drive about 18,000 miles a
year. I ordered your synthetic product and absolutely astounded.
"I was used to getting about 20 mpg overall and having a little low-rev
Since switching to AMSOIL motor oil, Bailey gets 24 mpg and uses regular
"The engine feels even more flexible," he said. "I've used AMSOIL now
for my wife's anemic Camry 2.2 litre and have calculated that I have
saved about $120," he said. "Thanks AMSOIL for an awesome product. You
have a customer for life."
Likewise, Lance Okeson of St. Paul, Minn., gained miles per gallon after
switching to AMSOIL motor oil in his 1995 Cutlass Supreme.
Okeson made the switch after learning about AMSOIL from a customer of
his at a quick lube where he works. His customer was so enthusiastic
about AMSOIL, Okeson did some research on the AMSOIL Website and decided
to try the products. A trip from the Twin Cities to Fargo, N.D., in a
steady 17 mile-per-hour wind, and back showed him an increase from 24
mpg to 30.5 mpg.
"I have never gotten 30 plus mpg with that car," Okeson said. "I have
two other vehicles that I switched over to AMSOIL motor oil. One is a
4x4 and the other is an old muscle car. I switched the transmissions and
the differentials in those vehicles as well."
ASE Master Technician Sold on
Mark Deschner, Friendswood, Texas,
is an ASE Master Technician and Manager of the West
Pear Land Tire & Auto Store.
He recently was able to demonstrate the superior
quality of AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants when he had
to change out a leaking intake manifold on his 1991
Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup truck, with more than
183,000 miles on the original engine.
"When my lead technician took the intake manifold
off, for the first time ever, he couldn't believe
how clean the lifter valley and the top of the
cylinder heads were on my truck," Deschner said.
The technician thought Deschner may have changed it
before. But Deschner assured him he had never had
the intake off before.
"He always made fun of me for only changing the oil
once a year and the filter twice a year," Deschner
said. "I think that seeing how clean the intake and
cylinder heads are in my truck has changed his mind
about AMSOIL products. I've always believed in them
and my truck runs AMSOIL for all lubricant needs."
He uses AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil,
Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter, TS31 2-Stage Air Filter,
GF111 Fuel Filter, 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube,
Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid, Synthetic
Multi-purpose Grease, P.I. Performance Gas Additive,
Rain Clear Windshield Protectant and Bosch
windshield wiper blades.
"As you can see, I have pretty much converted the
entire truck over to AMSOIL products," Deschner
Customer Sold on AMSOIL Quality
Peter Virgona of Merrick, N.Y. is a self-proclaimed
“I do a great deal of reading and research, always
looking for the best
oil,” Virgona said. “The more I read the more I
realized AMSOIL was the
best ‘true’ synthetic I could buy. After using Mobil
1 since 1986, I made
the switch to AMSOIL.”
Virgona is a warehouse worker, but he has many years
of experience working
He drives a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria that has nearly
98,000 miles on the
engine. He switched from Mobil 1 to
Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL).
“The difference was immediate and significant,”
Virgona said. “The idle
became much smoother. There are times I can’t tell
if the car is running.
It also became much more responsive to the gas
pedal, so much more
responsive my wife asked me what I did to the car.”
Virgona has owned the car for almost nine years.
“Not surprisingly, the gas
mileage improved significantly,” he said. “This car
always averaged 15
miles per gallon going back and forth from work. It
now averages 16.5 mpg.
That’s a 10 percent increase. I truly didn’t expect
such a big change.”
He waited to report his findings until after he had
driven the car at least
5,000 miles “to confirm that the numbers are average
and not just a fluke.”
Virgona also has installed Ea Air and
Oil Filters in
He told his sister-in-law about AMSOIL and then
changed her oil over to
AMSOIL 5W-30. She drives a 1996 Dodge Caravan with a
3.0 litre V6 engine.
According to Virgona, she had always used
conventional motor oil with
regular oil changes every 3,000 miles.
“Nonetheless, she had a significant amount of sludge
that was obvious under
the oil fill cap,” he said. “She also experienced a
very loud lifter noise
that would come and go. Presumably, the sludge was
affecting the oil
circulation to the lifters.”
Oil consumption in the van was also increasing,
using about one quart every
1,500 to 2,000 miles.
“I switched the van to AMSOIL and put in a new
filter,” Virgona said.
“Within 1,000 miles the lifter noise was all but
gone. By 3,000 miles,
virtually all the sludge was gone. I drained and
refilled the oil a second
time with AMSOIL 5W-30. The oil consumption is now
down to one quart every
3,000 miles, with no more lifter noise.
“I am very happy with AMSOIL and plan to use it from
now on. I recommend it
to anyone who wants a great synthetic oil.”
Virgona buys his products through the AMSOIL
website. “I always get my
product within 48 hours,” he said. In fact, he just
had a case shipped to
his father in-law in Florida because he believes in
AMSOIL products and
wants others to experience their benefits. In fact,
becoming a Dealer.
Virgona respects that he can get detailed technical
AMSOIL just by checking the website. “AMSOIL puts
out performance test
results for everyone to see. I definitely appreciate
“People are usually very, very loyal to AMSOIL. They
know it’s the best.”
Life to a Sweet Old Cadillac. Making a skeptic into a believer again.
I thought you
might appreciate hearing my AMSOIL story. When the opportunity arose
last year to purchase my mother-in-law's 1987 Cadillac DeVille, I jumped
at the chance. A true low mileage survivor, it was in near pristine
condition. I was proudly showing it off to a mechanic friend when he
said, "Uh-oh, you bought an HT-4100? Good luck buddy."
After much research I understood what he meant. The HT-4100 was rumored
to be one of the most troublesome engines Cadillac ever built. The
problems are numerous: an aluminum block with cast iron heads that
expand and contract at different rates causing premature head and intake
gasket failure, coolant loss into the oil, and finally main and rod
bearing failure. They also have a heavily loaded distributor gear, weak
timing gears, and sludging issues.
My first thought was, if ever an engine needed AMSOIL, it's this one. I
first heard about AMSOIL at the old Brohman Dragway in the late 1970s
from a fellow racer who swore by it. For the past 10 years, I've used
various synthetic oils with favorable results, but never AMSOIL. Then I
talked with Dave Mann, the AMSOIL Dealer in my home town, and told him
my story. Having spent 19 years as a lubrication specialist with Ford,
Dave knows his stuff. He made several recommendations, and shared with
me his excellent e-book on motor oils.
I also asked around at the Cadillac owners group I belong to, and almost
every one of them said, "Don't buy AMSOIL! It's too expensive and won't
do you any good. You need this or that oil with this or that additive,"
and so on. So who was I to believe?
Having spent over 25 years in advertising and marketing, I have a strong
skepticism for extravagant claims made by manufacturers. Usually, when
you hear impressive adjectives like "advanced" and "superior," someone
just wants your money or your vote (or both). So I read the science;
from AMSOIL and from several independent studies. I came to the
conclusion that it really is an excellent product. It also intrigued me
that one of the primary sales points made by AMSOIL is to convince you
to buy LESS of their product. That kind of marketing is contrary to
anything I've experienced, and elevates AMSOIL's credibility level
I switched the Cadillac over to AMSOIL 5W-30 (ASL) last fall, then put
in AMSOIL 10W-30 (ATM) this spring (even though it's not a turbo, I like
the extra wear protection offered by this formula). Rather than letting
the oil go a full year, I change it every six months, during which time
it accumulates about 6,000 miles. My dad was an auto mechanic and taught
the 3,000-mile oil change rule like it was the 11th commandment - that
kind of conditioning is hard to overcome. With this frequency, I still
spend less money than if I changed the oil on a three-month/3,000-mile
schedule. I use the money I save to have drain samples tested by an
independent lab each time.
The Deville now has 50,000 miles and runs like a fine Swiss watch. I
have not had a single problem with the 'troublesome' HT-4100 engine. It
runs roughly 10 degrees cooler than with regular oil, and my gas mileage
has increased by 10%. It has become my mission to get 200,000 miles from
this car. With AMSOIL, I might just make it.
As an addendum, I also recently switched my wife's 2003 Oldsmobile
Silhouette minivan to AMSOIL. Since we've owned it, this car has had a
lifter clatter for the first 10 seconds on cold starts. Literally, on
the first start after putting in AMSOIL, the clatter was gone.
Thanks AMSOIL. By making a superb product that truly does what you say
it will do, you've given new life to a sweet old Cadillac, and made a
believer out of this devout skeptic. (see
photos of car and engine)
Traverse City, Michigan
HDT Sets AMA Land Speed Record
Hayes Diversified Technologies (HDT), located in
Hesperia, California, produces diesel powered tactical military
motorcycles for the U.S. armed services as well as the UK and EU NATO
countries. Founded in 1961, the company originally manufactured
electro-mechanical switches and relays to the military & aerospace
The new HDT motorcycles are diesel machines combining both power and
environmentally friendly performance efficiency. We are talking about a
bike that gets 100 miles to the gallon AND can do 100 mph.
The HDT team was out on the Bonneville Salt Flats
earlier this month, striving to establish new national and world
records. Displaying the AMSOIL colors while going through the paces at
Bonneville, they offered up quite a number of very strong endorsements
with virtually no prompting. We noticed an increase in horsepower right
away when compared to Delvac 1,¯ said Fred Hayes, founder/CEO of HDT.
What was quite surprising was the condition of the engine after a
50-mile run-in and over 120 full-throttle dyno runs. The camshaft
bearings, the small and large end rod bearings, didn't even look like
they had been run. During that series of dyno runs, we registered the
highest horse-power and torque readings ever.¯
Dave Anderson, AMSOIL Technical Product Manager, had flown to Bonneville
to witness and participate in the pursuit of new land speed records.
Hayes said to Anderson, "Our testing proved that AMSOIL Series 3000
5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil provided better cam bearing lubrication,
better transmission operation and less blow-by than our previous oil. We
picked up just over one horse power at the rear well." This is a 3.7%
increase and worth a 1 tooth higher gear ratio. In addition, it appears
that overall coolant temperature was down about five degrees. That is
roughly a 2.5% decrease in operating temperatures.
Very few bikers would be opposed to increased horsepower with lower
operating temps, simply by switching over the lubricants.
With over a year of testing, we have found that AMSOIL products
continually outperform all other lubricants. AMSOIL provides improved
performance, increased fuel economy, lower oil consumption, and
significantly reduced engine wear in all operating conditions.
AMSOIL Boosts Bottom Line for
Burnell Keller of Castroville, Texas hauls a lot of
corn. Saving downtime and maintenance costs boost
his bottom line.
Since the 1960s, Keller Grain, Inc., at Castroville
has bought high quality white and yellow corn from
local farmers and trucked it to processing plants
across the state of Texas. "These trucks put on
about 12,000 miles a month," said Keller, the
He was running Exxon XD3-30 motor oil in his
Freightliner and changing it every 10,000 miles. He
heard AMSOIL products could cut his operating and
maintenance costs in half, provide better fuel
economy, easier starts and extended oil drains at
least three times longer than he was getting.
"We were fixing to extend the drain to 15,000
miles," Keller said. "But a sample of the Exxon
motor oil analyzed at 10,000 miles came back saying
the oil needed to be changed. I said, let's give
AMSOIL a whirl."
After an engine flush, Keller installed
15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil in his
Freightliner, with more than 400,000 miles on the
"We did this procedure three times at a 15,000-mile
analysis and filter change only," Keller said. "Each
time the oil sample report came back saying the oil
was good for continued use."
After the third round of analysis, the oil was
changed. Keller plans to continue with 15,000-mile
analysis and filter changes and to continue to use
the same oil for an interval of 50,000 miles.
"That's about five times longer than before," Keller
said. "It's very good. Keller Grain is now convinced
that AMSOIL is a superior product and that anybody
can save money using AMSOIL products."
New Life for Dodge Ram
Preferred Customer Lyle Reinier from Mesa, Ariz. has
been using AMSOIL products for four years with complete satisfaction. He
said that when he started using them in his 2001 Dodge Ram they “changed
the way it ran.”
Now Reinier drives a 2004 Dodge Ram. He uses AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-30 in
the engine, AMSOIL Synthetic Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid
the transmission and 80W-140 Long Life Gear Lube.
“AMSOIL has given this truck life that it was hiding before,” said
Reinier. Reinier said the Ram now pulls stronger and runs smoother than
it did before. He made the switch to AMSOIL when the truck hit the
3,000-mile mark. “What comes as a surprise to me is that my Dodge dealer
had no problem doing a complete drain and fill with AMSOIL,” said
Reinier said the dealer removed all the Dodge transmission fluid and
refilled the truck with AMSOIL ATF. “Within a mile or two I could feel
the transmission was smoother and showed a difference in how it
performed,” said Reinier.
Reinier also uses AMSOIL in his dirt bikes. He and his wife have been
using AMSOIL 0W-40 Formula 4-Stroke since it was introduced. Within the
last year, Reinier performed a big bore and a valve job on their bikes
in search of more power.
“The insides of the cases, transmission gears and crank shafts were all
like brand-new,” said Reinier.
Reinier said the cylinder walls of each bike still
showed some cross hatching from the original bore. He also said the
bikes run quieter, smoother and cooler than they did before the switch
to AMSOIL. Both bikes have their original clutches and have logged over
4,000 trail miles.
Discovers a Burning Desire For AMSOIL
Dealer Mark Licht of Andover, N.J., was on a follow-up visit at Jimmy's
Service, Inc., of Hackettstown, N.J., when the integrity of AMSOIL ATF
was put to a new, on-the-spot test.
Licht showed shop owner Jimmy Naranjo several pieces of literature on
oil and ATF testing results. After listening to Licht talk about the
benefits of AMSOIL ATF, Naranjo turned to him and said, "You're full of
Licht continued to explain all the features and benefits that
has to offer, but Naranjo interrupted and told him, "There is only one
way to prove this ATF is any good."
Naranjo went to his shelf and opened two brands of transmission fluid he
uses and poured some of each onto his metal workbench. The shop owner
than poured some AMSOIL ATF next to the other two brands. "I had no idea
what this guy was about to do," said Licht.
Naranjo then took out his torch and put the flame directly on the first
brand of transmission fluid he commonly used. After about 30 seconds the
little puddle of transmission fluid started smoking. Naranjo proceeded
to the second brand he stocked in his service shop and repeated the
process. After another 30 seconds, that brand of transmission fluid
began smoking badly.
"Now it's AMSOIL's turn and I must admit I thought my fluid was going to
smoke out just like the others with that direct flame," said Licht.
Naranjo held the flame on the AMSOIL ATF for over two and a half minutes
and there was absolutely no smoke.
"He quickly turned to me and said he'd take a 30-gallon and a 55-gallon
drum of the ATF," said Licht. "We couldn't believe our eyes!"
Now Jimmy's Service stocks the entire XL line of oils, all of the AMSOIL
25,000-mile oils, AMSOIL diesel oils and all of the AMSOIL diesel
additives. The shop also carries AMSOIL filters, 2-cycle oils, Power
Foam Engine Cleaner and Home Heating Fuel Extender.
CROSS COUNTRY TRIP PROVES AMSOIL PERFORMS
Owners of motorhomes, who often travel long distances, are particularly
concerned with finding ways to save on fuel costs.
A Texas man discovered AMSOIL motor oils and lubricants lived up to all
of his expectations in a journey from Texas to Alaska and back in 2004.
"I have a 1998 Dutch Star by Newmar 38-foot motorhome with a 300 horse
power Cat engine," said Shelby Rash, Richardson, Texas. "I also tow a
car behind." Throughout 2003,
Rash averaged 7.1 miles per gallon.
"I use AMSOIL products and believe in them," Rash said.
He took AMSOIL 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil,
an AMSOIL oil
filter, Torque-Drive Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid,
75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube, AMSOIL Universal Automatic Transmission
Fluid, for power steering/hydraulics, and the AMSOIL Synthetic
Multi-Purpose Grease to a shop in Dallas in January 2004.
"They installed AMSOIL in everything, including the grease fittings,"
Rash said. "I installed a new AMSOIL air filter and oiled the front wet
axles myself. I filled up with diesel and added AMSOIL Cetane Boost and
Diesel Fuel Additive to the tank, as well."
Then Rash took his four-month, 11,000-mile trip.
"I used the two additives each time I filled," he said. "I also attended
two RV rallies where I 'dry-camped with a generator' for a total of 10
days during this time." The only thing he did was change the oil filter
during that time.
"I averaged 8.6 mpg since January 2004 for these 11,000 miles," Rash
said. "This sure helped with the high fuel prices. Just by changing to
AMSOIL I averaged 1.5 mpg better.
"Is AMSOIL worth a try? I think so."
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