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Gauging Fuel Economy Improvements With Synthetic
One of the most common
questions I get asked is how much fuel economy improvement
people can expect to see when they make the change to
synthetic oil. I am reluctant to provide any exact numbers
because there is no exact percentage increase that will be
realized under any given set of operating conditions with
different vehicles and vehicle conditions. I can provide a
general range of 2 to 8%, for example, or I can state some
specific mileage increases that other people have realized or
state the results of actual field and fleet tests. However
that does not in any way mean that you will see the same
There is documented lab
and fleet test data that shows improvements of 4-5% on average
better fuel economy with a synthetic 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 and
15W-50 petroleum oils (u) as well as improvements of 8.2% more
miles per gallon when synthetics were used in both the engine
and drivetrains in a diesel truck test (ii), for example.
In order to see exactly what was included in this
testing one must review every specific detail involved in the
testing. Unless every parameter is replicated it would be next
to impossible for you to realize the exact same values that I
provided to you, and if you didnt notice those values then
you would believe I gave you inaccurate information, however
that is not the case when you look all the different
parameters that affect fuel economy of any vehicle at any
In my engineering position
at a major automotive manufacturer we regularly run fuel
economy testing in order to establish the fuel economy numbers
that you see on the window stickers new vehicles.
These numbers take many hundreds or even thousands of
hours of testing using hundreds of vehicles and millions of
dollars of equipment and facilities in order to provide an
accurate representation of what the customer can expect to
see. The U.S. Federal Government also randomly purchases new
vehicles all across the country and subjects them to a similar
battery of fuel economy certification tests to ensure the
numbers are accurately represented by the vehicle
manufacturer. Here is an overview of some of the more common
parameters are measured, monitored and controlled during
testing at the vehicle manufacturer in order to establish fuel
fuel quality and specific type of fuel, tested and
ambient wind velocity and direction
exhaust gas temperature
engine compartment temperature
inlet air temp and velocity
air velocity and differential vacuum upstream and
downstream of the air filter
cylinder head temperature
water (coolant) temperature
tire type, compound and pressure
tire evolutions per mile (varies considerably with
different brand and type tires of the same dimensions)
suspension settings, spring rates and options
fuel flow rate
wind velocity while driving using special
instrumentation mounted at several different locations on the
vehicle body and underbody
type and viscosity of lubricants used in the engine,
transmission, transaxle and differentials
test weight of the vehicle, both single passenger,
simulated second passenger and/or maximum GVW
brake caliper drag
brake rotor lateral runout ( LRO)
brake rotor differential thickness variation (DTV; can
generate LRO and brake caliper drag over a period of time)
brake rotor and lining temperatures
brake line pressure in each corner of the vehicle
brake pedal force used to decelerate and stop the
parking brake cable loads (possible drag on system) and
cage clearances of parking brake linings for drum in hat and
drum brake type systems
axle lube type, viscosity and temperatures
transmission fluid type and temperatures
rate of acceleration and loads on pedal
emissions system performance
chassis dynamometer testing
parasitic losses from engine accessories
external exhaust system and muffler temperatures
plus many, many more parameters
I could easily continue on
and fill up additional pages with the various parameters that
all have an effect on fuel economy, however that is not my
intent. My intent is only to show you how many different
critical parameters all have an effect on overall fuel economy
and that any single variable or multiple variable changing can
have a significant effect on the overall fuel economy.
Now, lets say that you
determine that your vehicle is getting a specific MPG using
petroleum oil, and that you believe the value is fairly
accurate because you have monitored it over a period of time.
Then you change to a synthetic engine oil and on the next tank
of fuel determine your fuel mileage has not changed, went down
or went up a specific amount. Then you call me and tell me
that you changed to a synthetic oil and
want to know why, for example, you see your fuel
economy has not changed, decreased or not increased as much as
you expected. You immediately assume that it was the synthetic
oil that caused the change or lack of change. However, can you
accurately say that all the other parameters, such as in my
list above, have remained exactly the same? The answer is no
you cannot. You have no way of knowing unless you also have
the parameters of the critical items in my list identified and
measured both before and after.
Unless you have your
vehicle completely instrumented to measure these parameters
you have no way of knowing, and there are very few, if any,
average motorists that have access to such equipment and the
knowledge how to use it. The closest approximation you can
do to determine an average value for the specific change you
have made is to continue driving your vehicle as you normally
do over a significant period of time covering many different
ambient temperature and driving conditions and fuelings.
Even if you say you
purchase the same type of fuel from the same station, the
facts are that you do not always get the exact same fuel
quality or type. Fuel refiners and manufacturers change the
blending and percentages of certain key components depending
on the time of year, location of the country the fuel will be
used at and the specific base the fuel is manufactured from.
You have no way of knowing. They fuel may meet a certain
minimum RON or MON (Research Octane Number or Motor Octane
Number) however there can be different percentages of
additives which can easily cause fuel economy to change. This
is only one example. There are many more.
My point is that when
changing to a synthetic oil you should certainly see some fuel
economy increase, and you may see it right away, or you might
not. The fact of the matter is that you need to give it
thousands of miles over many different driving conditions and
seasons and/or weather conditions to accurately gage
the effect the synthetic had on overall fuel economy, and your
vehicle and engine need to be in mechanically good condition.
Research and testing clearly indicates that synthetic oil
provides improved fuel economy. How much fuel economy varies
significantly based on the parameters I have identified.
vehicles PCM (Powertrain Control Modules) are also
programmed based on actual measured data to sample specific
values from the many different engine sensors and make changes
based on the measured parameters from the various engine and
powertrain sensors. Some examples are listed below and are not
exactly the same on all vehicles. (Note that I do not intend
to go into a detailed description of how each sensor interacts
with the PCM and engine operation and how it affects fuel
AC pressure switch
Brake lamp switch (informs the vehicle when to
disengage the torque converter)
Camshaft position sensor (tells engine when to fire)
Clutch pedal position switch
Intake air temperature sensor (provides info to PCM
which uses data to operate the EBP, Exhaust Backpressure
Valve, which changes engine RPM while idling
Transmission control switch
Vehicle speed sensor
(uses the signal to control fuel injection, ignition
shifting and torque converter clutch scheduling)
Accelerator pedal sensor, (calculates fuel quantity)
for vehicles w/o accelerator cables
Idle validation switch
Exhaust backpressure sensor
Injection control pressure sensor
Engine oil temperature sensor
Analog manifold absolute pressure sensor (determines
engine load to calculate fuel quantity required)
Barometric pressure sensor (calculates ignition timing)
Injector driver module- fuel delivery and timing
Injector driver module feedback (confirms proper
timing/duration of the PCM command)
Exhaust back pressure regulator
Injection pressure regulator
Tachometer output provides signal to the PCM and is
representation of the camshaft position sensor
Manifold air temperature
These engine sensors have
a direct effect on fuel economy and there are also many other
variables that go into the PCM calculations. These changes
take a period of time to take effect and see the overall
result. For example, when changing to a higher flow air filter
or a different oil certain sensors have to measure the input
values, send the signal to the PCM. The PCM has to determine
that these values are different than previous signals and make
changes to output signals that control engine operation and
fuel delivery. This is an extremely simplified description of
the process. In reality it is very complex and beyond the
scope of this website.
Scientific data acquired
over many years by automotive manufacturers, oil manufacturers
and other research and testing facilities clearly show that
synthetic oil allows for an increase in fuel economy. In a
simplistic description, less resistance to internal drag
caused by synthetic oil due to its uniform molecular structure
(under extremes of operating temperatures) allows for less
fuel input to achieve the same power output. Think of it this
way: say you were pulling a heavy load from point A to point
B. If you are pulling the load on a rough concrete surface,
your body is going to burn more calories to get the load from
point A to point B than if you were pulling the load on a
surface with a lower coefficient of friction, such as snow or
ice. Same exact theory holds true for synthetic oil. It a
proven fact based on physics and engineering tests and data.
Therefore, in summary,
when you change to a synthetic oil, or make any other engine,
component or vehicle changes you need to allow for the changes
to be accurately gauged over a period of time while being
aware of all other parameters that have been proven to have an
effect on fuel economy.
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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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