Diesel Oil for Smaller Vehicles

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil delivers exceptional performance, fuel economy, and protection for SUVS, cars, vans and smaller American diesel pickups. The market for diesel keeps gaining popularity and growing, and though some professionals depend on turbodiesel engines in their vehicles, smaller diesel vehicles are enough for some people. Some people still want the fuel economy, torque, and power of a diesel, and they are prepared for the additional cost.

What's The Deal with Diesel?

More Demand

The market has noticed a larger demand for diesel engines in half-ton pickups and other vehicles, like the GMC* Sierra 1500*, GMC Canyon*, Chevrolet* Silverado 1500*, Chevrolet Colorado*, and Ford* F-150*. Some smaller passenger vehicles like the GMC Terrain*, Chevrolet Equinox* and Chevrolet Cruze* are also popular when it comes to utilizing diesel engines. Nearly 200,000 smaller diesel vehicles are expected to be operating in the United States, which is a nearly 60% increase over 2019—and they’re not slowing anytime soon. 

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So Which Oil Should I Use for My Diesel?

Both AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oils deliver superior protection for large turbodiesel engines that require an API CK-4 (or previous) specification, but smaller diesels have different specifications. Though we’ve recommended AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil for a lot of these—and it does offer exceptional protection—it’s not formulated specifically for American diesel engines. So what should you use?

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil

New AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil is offered in both 0W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities and is engineered specially for smaller American diesel vehicles. It’s formulated with AMSOIL’s industry-leading performance and protection in mind. It actually offers up to 6x more protection from wear than the industry standard recommends1. More benefits of AMSOIL’s 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil include:

  • Protection from high temperatures while under heavy use
  • Long-lasting engine life and lower and more infrequent maintenance costs
  • Helps maintain power and fuel efficiency, leading to better engine performance
  • Great emissions-system and turbocharger protection
  • Cleaner engine
  • Decreased oil consumption
  • Either meets or surpasses specifications for small diesel vehicles

1Based on third-party testing in the OM646LA cam wear test using 0W-20 as worst-case representation.

What Can I Use AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil In?

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil can be used in diesel vans, cars, pickups, and SUVS that require these specifications:

0W-20 (DP020): GM dexosD

5W-30 (DP530): GM dexosD, dexos2; Chrysler MS-11106; Ford WSS-M2C214-B1; ACEA C3

Not to be used in applications that require an API CK-4 (or prior) specification.

What is the Service Life?

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil is the recommended oil for drain intervals as stated by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Your owner’s manual will have more information on the specific interval for your oil change. After oil analysis, the intervals may extend beyond the recommended OEM interval.