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How Long Have AMSOIL lubricants
been on the market?
AMSOIL introduced the first synthetic
motor oil with an API (American Petroleum Institute)
Service Classification in 1972. Since that time,
AMSOIL has varied and expanded its product line.
What are AMSOIL Synthetic
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants are fuel
efficient, extended life lubricants manufactured from
select synthetic base stocks and special purpose
additives. These lubricants provide significant
improved overall performance benefits than
conventional petroleum oils.
Can AMSOIL Motor Oils be used in
Certainly, AMSOIL Motor Oils may be
used in any mechanically sound gasoline or diesel
fueled engine. Basically, that means they are
excellent for use in any vehicles engine.
Will AMSOIL Motor Oils void the
warranty of a new vehicle?
Absolutely not! Manufacturers'
warranties are based on the use of oils meeting
specific API Service Classifications. AMSOIL synthetic lubricants meet the current API Service
requirements and, thus, are perfectly suited for use
in any new vehicle without affecting the validity of
the new vehicle warranty.
click here for detailed Warranty Law information that
all consumers need to know.
Why don't the auto manufacturers
install synthetic oil in all vehicles at the factory?
In general, synthetic oil is typically
used in production vehicles in order to address a
heat or wear related concern. Certain high
performance vehicles do come factory fill with
synthetic oil but it is a small percentage of the
total vehicles produce. Please read our complete article
Auto Industry's Best Kept Secret
Are AMSOIL Motor Oils All-Season
Synthetic oils are made to protect and
perform better than petroleum oils at both high and
low temperature extremes. That's why every jet engine
in the world is lubricated with synthetic oil. AMSOIL
Motor Oils have extremely low pour points and flow
readily at extremely low temperatures for easier
winter starting and reduced engine wear. At high
temperatures, no conventional motor oil can compare to
the overall protection AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils
provide. That's extremely important for today's
turbocharged and small, non-turbocharged engines!.
Will AMSOIL Motor Oils increase gas
Tighter government regulations and
increases in engine manufacturers' demands are calling
for more fuel efficient lubricants. AMSOIL Motor Oils
reduce friction and drag better than petroleum oils
and other synthetic oils, resulting in significant
fuel economy increases. In a recent 1.2 million
mile demonstration, AMSOIL Lubricants showed a 4.5%
increase in gas mileage. Other tests have shown
increases as much as 15% under certain weather and
driving conditions. Yet, because every vehicle is
different, as are driving habits and conditions, it is
difficult to accurately project an actual increase.
Are AMSOIL Motor Oils compatible
with other motor oils?
Yes, AMSOIL Motor Oils are compatible
with all other synthetic or petroleum motor oils.
Why are AMSOIL Motor Oils capable
of extended drain intervals?
AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils are highly
resistant to the destructive effects of heat, and do
not break down like petroleum oils. This means that
AMSOIL Motor Oils can provide much longer drain
intervals than conventional lubricants.
Will AMSOIL Motor Oils decrease oil
Yes. When used in mechanically sound
engines, AMSOIL Motor Oils can reduce oil consumption.
Under test conditions, a reduction of as much as 42%
was demonstrated for prolonged periods. However, this
should not be taken to mean that AMSOIL Motor Oils are
"cure-alls" for engines that consume oil
because of mechanical problems.
Converting From Petroleum
Motor Oil To Synthetic Motor Oil
Q. I am considering
replacing the petroleum oil with AMSOIL
in an engine that has 50,000 miles on it. I
have heard that synthetics
might clean the engine and cause plugging of
the oil filter and
passageways. Is this true?
A. Absolutely not. Switching from petroleum
to AMSOIL in routinely maintained vehicles
will not cause clogged oil
filters or passageways, regardless of
mileage. Sludge, which is caused by
poor quality oil and neglected maintenance
practices, would have to be
present in significant amounts to plug oil
filters and passageways. If this
excessive amount of sludge is present in an
engine, it is just a matter of
time before oil filters and passageways
clog, regardless of the
installation of AMSOIL.
Is there a recommended procedure
for changing to AMSOIL Motor Oils?
There are no special requirements,
however in older vehicles or those with high mileage,
it may be advisable to use AMSOIL Engine Flush first.
This will ensure that the engine is clean and free of
any accumulated contaminants which might have an
effect on the service life of AMSOIL Motor Oils. In
all cases, it is good judgment to install a new
AMSOIL Super Duty Full-Flow Oil Filter (SDF) every time
you change oil.
Converting From Petroleum
Motor Oil To Synthetic Motor Oil
Q. Is it true that
installing AMSOIL or other synthetic oils
will cause my engine to leak oil?
A. In modern vehicles,
there is no risk of AMSOIL motor oil
leaking. In fact, AMSOIL motor oil is fully
compatible with modern seal materials. It is
properly formulated to condition seals,
keeping them pliable to prevent leakage.
Should Oil Additives or After
Market Products be added to AMSOIL Motor Oils?
No, they are not necessary and can
potentially be detrimental to the proper chemistry
of AMSOIL. AMSOIL Motor Oils are properly
formulated under the strictest Quality Control
procedure to provide superior lubrication performance.
Will using AMSOIL Engine Flush in
motorcycle engines damage the wet clutch?
Engine Flush may not be compatible
with some wet clutch systems and the generally small
oil capacities of motorcycles can easily allow over
dilution of the oil. Therefore we do NOT recommend
the use of engine flush for motorcycle applications.
EP (Extreme Pressure) Additives
An individual has posted a
message on an Internet message board that said
AMSOIL motor oils "lack sufficient EP additives" and
the "quality of the product has dropped" in the last
few years. Due to lack of EP additives and the the
drop in product quality he "wiped out bearings,
pistons, rocker bushings, etc."
No truth whatsoever. AMSOIL INC. has
continually improved the performance of its products
over the years. The best performing oil we've ever
made are the oils we make today. In addition, new
technology has allowed us to improve performance as
the introduction of our Series 2000 oils
demonstrated. Our standard products outperform the
competition and the Series 2000 products blow them
First of all, extreme pressure (EP)
additives are not typically used in motor oil. EP
additives are used in gear lubes and some greases.
This is because they contain sulfur or chlorine
compounds that become active under engine operating
conditions. In this activated state they react with
the water found in by-products of combustion, and
form acids which are corrosive to engine components
such as bearings.
Engine oils typically use antiwear
(AW) additives to prevent metal-to-metal contact
within an engine. These are commonly zinc and
phosphorus compounds (zinc dithiophosphate or ZDP).
These additives are different from EP additives
because they activate or bond with metal surfaces at
lower temperatures and pressures and do not form
corrosive acids. EP additives are intended to
withstand higher pressures and temperatures than
found in engines. AW additives offer more than
enough protection for all engine conditions without
any of the harmful side effects of EP additives.
AMSOIL INC. has always used higher
quality and a higher level of additives including
zinc and phosphorus than most motor oils on the
market. The attached tables compare the content of
zinc and phosphorus of several popular motor oils
for passenger car and racing applications. These
additive contents were determined using
spectrographic analysis. Results could be verified
for accuracy by submitting unused oil for analysis
to any independent oil analysis laboratory.
SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS: Passenger Car
AMSOIL Series 2000
Mobil 1 Tri-Synthetic
Phillips 66 Trop Artic
Quaker State 10W-30 4X4
Castrol Syntec 5W-50
SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS: Racing Oils
AMSOIL Series 2000
Synthetic 20W-50 Racing Oil
Mobil 1 Tri-Synthetic
Quaker State High Perf.
Synthetic Blend 15W-50
Havoline Formula 3 20W-50
Castrol Syntec 5W-50
Quantity of AW additives alone,
however, will not make one lubricant perform better
than a competitive lubricant. It's the combination
of blended synthetic basestocks with a perfectly
balanced package of the highest quality additives
that allows AMSOIL to consistently outperform the
competition in all aspects, including wear
protection.(NOTE: Perfectly balanced means that
using an aftermarket oil additive will not improve
and may actually harm the performance of AMSOIL
The following results from Four Ball
Wear Tests will demonstrate how effective AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oils are at wear protection compared
to other popular oils. The Four Ball Wear Test is a
lubricant industry standard (ASTM D 4172) test that
compares relative wear prevention characteristics of
new lubricants at specified conditions.
AMSOIL products clearly offer better
wear protection than competitive synthetics and much
better protection than conventional oils. Engines
can fail due to mechanical problems even when using
AMSOIL. AMSOIL Motor Oils, however, in over
twenty-five years have never caused an engine
failure. If you ever hear someone say AMSOIL caused
their engine, bearings, pistons, etc. to fail, they
Federal Mogul Corporation, a
manufacturer of engine bearings, pistons, connecting
rods and other engine parts, studied over 7,000 case
histories of bearing distress and engine failure and
never found engine oil to be the cause of a failure.
Dirt, the number one cause of engine failure, was
found to be responsible for 43.4% of failures, and
insufficient lubrication, the second most common
cause of failure, was responsible for 16.6% of
failures. Insufficient lubrication is the general
term used when not enough oil gets through to the
engine to lubricate it (lack of oil volume).
Some causes of insufficient
lubrication include oxidation, oil thickening,
sludge, cold temperature related dry starts, etc.
These, however, are also areas where AMSOIL motor
oils out perform the competition. If an engine breaks
down with AMSOIL motor oil in it, it would
have broken down sooner using another oil! That's
FAQ's in More
Detail Direct From Dave Mann, Truck/Automotive
Engineer and Lubrication Specialist
Are synthetic motor oils
compatible with petroleum motor oils and other
Yes, synthetic oils for
passenger car and light truck use are fully
compatible with petroleum oil and other synthetic
lubricants. But, even though they are compatible it
is best not to mix different brands of oil. Each
brand of oil has a specific chemistry and additive
package and two different oils mixed together may
result in optimal performance as they were
engineered to if the chemistries of the oil becomes
offset by mixing with another brand of oil.
I was told that once I change to synthetic I
could never change back to petroleum oil: is this
That statement is 100% false.
You can change back to petroleum oil at any time. If
running a petroleum oil you can change to synthetic
oil at any time as long as the engine is in
mechanically sound condition.
Do synthetic motor oils damage seals?
Absolutely not. Both petroleum
motor oils and synthetic motor oils have additives
blended in the oil to control seal swell, shrinkage
and other engineering parameters.
Can I change to synthetic motor oil at any
Yes, you can install synthetic
motor oil in any engine as long as the engine is in
mechanically sound condition. There is no specific
set cast in stone mileage that you can or cannot
install synthetic motor oil in an engine, or any
other component or system for that matter.
My mechanic tells me that
synthetic oil is too slippery for use in engines
with roller rockers and wet clutches; is there any
truth to this?
that is a false statement. Synthetic oil is no more
lippery than petroleum oil. The tractive
coefficient, which is a measure of the case by which
a lubricant facilitates sliding, is essentially the
same for both mineral oils and synthetics. Synthetic
oil is more uniform in molecular structure, which
reduces frictional resistance but it is not more
lippery than petroleum oil.
What about all the
different viscosity oils my owner manual says I
have to use for different outside temperatures,
seasons and climates; do I need to use different
viscosity synthetic oils as well?
oils have an exceptionally low pour point (typically
around minus 60 deg. F for a premium quality 5W-30,
10W-30 or 0W-30) and an exceptionally high flash
point and high temperature/high shear viscosity
value. Petroleum oil cannot come close to matching
these wide operating temperature ranges, thus
necessitating different viscosities for different
climates. When using a premium quality synthetic
motor oil you do not have to change to a different
viscosity for different climates.
Why do some test results
showing synthetic oils superiority state as tested
by an independent lab? Why dont you state which
lab did the testing?
First, it is
generally against most companies policies to
release that information to consumers, as well as
their vendors. It is partly due to confidentiality
and partly because some labs do not have customer
service departments and cant have retail customers
calling them. Instead, take a look at how long the
particular company has been in business. It would be
terribly hard for a company to stay in business for
a long period of time if their advertising is not
accurate. Also, the Federal Trade Commission takes a
very dim view of false advertising and comes down
hard on companies whose products dont perform as
claimed. Besides that, if the data is not accurate a
competitor is likely to initiate legal action, which
can be very expensive. Finally, if a person wants
to, they are welcome to take a sample of the product
in question to any lab that has ASTM equipment and
have the tests run themselves.
Are synthetic motor oils
capable of extended drain intervals?
Some are and some
are not. The only way to know for sure is to go by
the oil manufacturers specifications. This can also
be verified by oil analysis testing at different
intervals during use. AMSOIL INC. specifies 25,000
mile/1-year drain interval and 35,000
mile/1-year intervals with the 0W-30 Severe Service
synthetic, without by-pass filtration. If by-pass
filtration and oil analysis is used, then drain
intervals can be extended until the lab results
indicate the oil needs to be changed. This can be
many years and several hundred thousand miles
depending on the variables.
Will synthetic oil cause
the wet clutch in my motorcycle to slip?
Whether the oil is
a petroleum oil or synthetic is not the issue here.
As stated previously, synthetic oil is not more
lippery than petroleum oil. Both petroleum oil
and synthetic oil for automotive use has friction
modifiers blended in, which are typically not
compatible with wet clutch applications. There are
motorcycle specific oils blended specifically for
motorcycle applications with wet clutches that
should be used in motorcycles. These lubricants do
not have any friction modifiers blended in.
Will synthetic oil cause
oil pressure to change?
Oil pressure is
also directly related to flow volume. Synthetic oil
is more uniform in molecular structure and provides
less resistance to flow therefore in order to
achieve the same flow volume as a petroleum oil,
which has a higher frictional resistance to flow, it
is possible that under some conditions, such as
idling that a slightly lower oil pressure could be
noticed, but that the oil flow volume delivered to
the engine is adequate for the engine operating RPM
and conditions. Synthetic oil has better flow
characteristics than petroleum oil and may also
cause an engines RPM at idle to increase due to
decreased resistance to flow, less internal drag and
Here another way
to explain pressure and flow volume: if you have an
air tool at requires 90 PSI @12 CFM, you could use a
1 HP air compressor that delivers 90 PSI, however it
would not deliver 90 PSI @12 CFM, and would have to
work very hard to make the tool operate, however the
tool would not operate at maximum capacity due to
the lower flow volume. A 10 HP compressor on the
other hand would easily provide 90PSI @ 12 CFM and
would not have to work very hard to do it. Pressure
and flow volume go hand in hand. You can have
maximum oil pressure, however if you dont have the
proper flow volume it isnt going to do you any
good. With synthetic oil, and all other engine
parameters remaining equal, it takes less oil
pressure to achieve an equivalent flow volume of oil
than it does with a petroleum oil, and the engine
doesnt have to work as hard to deliver the
increased flow volume. Often when changing to a
synthetic motor oil the engine RPM may increase at
idle due to decreased internal frictional resistance
of rotating and sliding components.
At high engine
operating temperatures synthetic motor oil will be
much more shear stable and will not drop nearly as
much as petroleum oil does. I recently had a friend
with a jet boat with a 460 cu. in. racing engine.
After one mile run across the lake with a 20W-50
petroelum oil the oil pressure went from about 45
psi down to about 15-20 psi. After changing to a
premium quality synthetic motor oil and after the
same one mile run across the lake the oil pressure
only dropped to about 30-35 psi. That is the direct
result of the superior high temperature
characteristics of synthetic motor oil and its
ability to resist the effects of intense shear
I am using an extended
drain interval synthetic oil but my change engine
oil light is on. Do I have to change the oil?
Oil sensors and oil
change lights do not
perform spectrographic or laboratory chemical
analysis on an oil
(the proper method to determine an oils suitability
for continued service). They typically monitor
certain engine operating parameters and use an
algorithm to predict when the oil light should come
on. If you are using an extended drain interval
synthetic oil, such as a 25,000 mile/1-year or
35,000 mile/1-year oil, and the oil light comes on
simply reset it and follow the oil manufacturers
is the undisputed leader in synthetics.............
Synthetic Lubricants meet and exceed
manufacturer and API specifications.
With AMSOIL, you are using a superior product to
manufacturer branded, or any other brand of lubricant.
We have documented and certified independent ASTM
and SAE test data to prove it, along with 39
years of world class performance and hundreds of millions of miles of on-the-road testing.
Synthetics have proven to be the BEST.
AMSOIL also engineers and manufactures Ea Oil
Filters with Nanofiber Technology which have a 25,000 mile/1-year service life as well as
specialized filtration systems for commercial and fleet
applications in cars and light, medium and heavy trucks which
can filter particles down to less than one micron (a standard
full flow oil filter can only filter to approximately 20-25 microns, and at
a reduced efficiency) significantly reducing oil changes and eliminating
the majority of engine wear.
These filters have been proven by millions of miles of
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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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