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AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are engineered to out perform conventional and other synthetic motor oils. It combines industry-premier synthetic technology with Amsoil premium additives that exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines. The culmination of over 40 years of expertise and raises the bar for motor oil performance.
AMSOIL Innovates and Inspires
Everyone has their own version of the American Dream. For AMSOIL founder Al Amatuzio, that dream was to develop world-class synthetic lubricants. More than 40 years later, not only have Amatuzio’s dreams been realized, but the company he founded continues to push the industry forward with innovative products that deliver tangible, real-world benefits.
In a time when most people think America’s best days of innovation and manufacturing are behind her, AMSOIL innovation is alive and well. Watch this video to learn more about Al Amatuzio’s persistence in building an American company based on American values. Visit https://www.amsoil.com/about for more information. We are sorry about the passing of our founder.
For all the grin-inducing benefits of owning a European car – finely tuned performance, sophisticated styling, prestige – they can be a pain. According to this list, four of the top five most expensive vehicles to maintain hail from across the pond.
Not only that, but they require specialized oil that differs in many ways from the good ‘ol American motor oil you use in your Ford or Chevy. Here are four reasons why.
The European Union maintains more strict standards for carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions than we do. (Our standards for nitrogen oxides [NOx] and particulate matter [PM] are more strict, however.) Because modern diesels emit lower CO2 than gasoline engines, the European market pivoted toward increased use of diesel-powered vehicles in the 1990s. Diesels also provide the advantage of better fuel economy.
One drawback, however, is the higher levels of NOx and PM diesels produce. To counteract this, diesel-powered European vehicles are equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and catalysts designed to reduce pollutants from the exhaust before it exits the tailpipe.
Here’s where motor oil comes into play.
An oil’s formulation can have a negative effect on sensitive emissions-control devices. Certain components in the motor oil formulation, such as sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (known collectively by the pleasant term SAPS), can reduce the effectiveness and life of DPFs and other emissions devices.
For that reason, motor oils formulated for European vehicles often contain lower SAPS levels to protect emissions-control systems.
#2 Longer oil change intervals
Europeans have long since accepted what’s only recently caught on in North America – longer oil change intervals. Many motorists in the states are just a few years removed from blindly practicing 3,000-mile oil changes. Except, of course, AMSOIL customers who have been practicing extended drain intervals since 1972. But that’s a digression for another day.
Europeans are accustomed to changing oil far less often, with drain intervals of 16,000 km (10,000 miles) or so quite common. One reason is the higher cost of oil in Europe. Another is the differences between manufacturer recommendations. For example, oil changes for 1999-2013 BMWs are required only every 15,000 miles. In the U.S., most people change oil around every 5,000 miles. The figure increases by a few hundred miles if their vehicle is equipped with an electronic oil-life monitoring system.
Longer drain intervals common with European cars require an oil capable of protecting against wear, deposits and sludge for the duration, which requires a more robust oil.
Check the owner’s manual of most European vehicles for which viscosity of oil to use, and you’ll likely find a chart that suggests different viscosities for different operating temperature ranges. In cold weather, the OEM may recommend 5W-30. In warm weather, 5W-40. Traditionally, drivers settle on an 0W-40 or 5W-40 to offer the best of both worlds – good cold-flow at startup to protect against wear and good resistance to heat once operating temperatures are reached.
Staying in your owner’s manual, the OEM also recommends you use an oil that meets a specific performance standard. In the U.S., it’s typically an industry-wide motor oil specification, such as API SN PLUS.
European OEMs are different, however. They typically maintain their own motor oil performance specifications. Drivers of VWs, for example, need to use an oil that meets the requirements of VW’s own performance specs. The same holds for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and other European cars.
Complicating matters, each OEM motor oil specification is slightly different. One OEM may require oils that offer better performance against oxidation, while another requires better resistance to viscosity loss.
OEM specifications tend to be more strict and require increased motor oil performance than industry specs. This, of course, requires more advanced (and typically expensive) motor oil technology delivered almost exclusively by synthetics.
General Motors, for its part, has taken a page out of the playbook of its European counterparts by maintaining its own GM dexos performance specification.
These differences mean you’d better make sure you’re using the correct oil in your European car. Fortunately, we make it easy for you by formulating a full line of synthetic motor oil for European cars. If you don’t know which your car requires, check out our handy Product Guide on this web site.
OE Synthetic Motor Oil: Peace-of-Mind Protection:
Available in November, the new OE Synthetic Motor Oil formulation provides increased wear protection for today’s advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and direct injection. It’s specifically formulated for the longer drain intervals recommended by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). OE is favored by mechanics and drivers seeking peace-of-mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil.
OE Synthetic Motor Oil
(OEZ 0/20, OEM 5/20, OEF 5/30, OET 10/30)
Advanced Wear Protection
OE Synthetic Motor Oil provides excellent wear control and protects vital engine parts like pistons and cams. This added protection is particularly important
given the extreme environments produced by many of today’s smaller displacement engines that typically run lower-viscosity motor oil. Camshaft wear can alter valve timing, greatly reducing engine efficiency. The Peugeot* TU3M Wear Test, which must be passed to meet the GM* dexos1® Gen 2 specification, determines a motor oil’s ability to limit wear. For 100 hours the four-cylinder test engine is subjected to extreme, wear-inducing conditions. AMSOIL OE Motor Oil provided 47 percent more wear protection than required by the GM dexos1 Gen 2 specification.2
Protects Pistons from Low-Speed Pre-Ignition
Like Signature Series and XL, OE features an advanced detergent system for advanced protection. Most new engines feature gasoline direct injection (GDI), often combined with a turbocharger to boost power and improve fuel economy. These new technologies pose significant challenges to motor oil, one of which is low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). LSPI is the spontaneous ignition of the fuel/air mixture prior to spark-triggered ignition. It occurs in today’s advanced engines and is much more destructive than typical pre-ignition. OEMs like GM have addressed the issue by designing tests to determine a motor oil’s ability to prevent LSPI. OE Synthetic Motor Oil provided 100 percent protection against LSPI1– zero occurrences were recorded in five consecutive tests.
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Lube Specialist Praises AMSOIL Motorcycle Oil
You’ll notice by my signature below that I am an employee of Chevron Global Lubricants. I am a training specialist and field engineer for our North American lubricants division. I originally worked for Amoco at the R&D facility before moving into marketing, and while in that role, Chevron bought our lubricants business right after I moved to Florida.
All in all, I have more than 34 years of experience in fuels and lubricants testing, development and tech service support.
I own three motorcycles that I either drive on the street or race. What I wanted to share with you today is my experience with my drag bike.
It is a Yamaha Roadstar Warrior. Originally built as a power cruiser, but now it is stretched, slammed and built to run on E-85 fuel and nitrous oxide. I have taken this bike from a fun street cruiser to a beast that wants to jump out from under me every time I snap the throttle.
The engine is putting out more than three times the horsepower it was originally built with, and with the highly oxygenated fuel, nitrous, and severe use, I have been battling cylinder and piston ring distress for a couple of years. Essentially, whenever I did a teardown, there was evidence of streaking of the Nikasil-lined aluminum cylinder, essentially a scuffing situation that is aggravated by the high cylinder pressures and fuel dilution.
Since Chevron does not make motorcycle oils, I have had to try many of the “other” different motor oils, all synthetic. To make a long story short, I should have read your white paper on motorcycle oil testing. It would have saved me at least three premature teardowns.
Bottom line — the AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle 20W-50 has completely solved my problems. I have been running it for over a year now, and compression and leakdown have stayed at the exact level as when the engine was freshly rebuilt. This weekend, I tore down the top end to try a new piston ring combination, and the cylinders had absolutely NO sign of streaking or other wear-related distress.
Also, all other clearances, including valve lash and valve guide and bearing have stayed the same. This is truly remarkable.
In my training endeavors, I run into a lot of end users who are high performance junkies just like me. I have no problem sharing my experience with the AMSOIL products.
Thank you so much for the great product.
Chevron Global Lubricants
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Police Department Cuts Costs With AMSOIL
ProductsThe Jourdanton, Texas Police Department saves time and money with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil and Ea Oil Filters. "After researching and seeing the cost benefits of extended service intervals, the department switched its vehicles to AMSOIL motor oil, not only for the financial savings, but for the reduction of time officers had to spend out of service with their vehicles getting oil changes," said Chief of Police Eric Kaiser. "As a public agency this results in savings to our taxpayers."
The Jourdanton police department started using AMSOIL Synthetic Signature Series OW-30 in 2007, along with Ea Filters. The small department set its oil-change intervals the same as the Texas Dept. of Public Safety.
The (state department) did some extensive research and we follow the same schedule they do," Kaiser said. "For seven years, we have been on a 20,000-mile oil change interval using AMSOIL motor oil and AMSOIL filters. During that time we have experienced zero oil-related engine issues. Our experience has been equally successful in Ford Crown Victorias, Dodge Chargers and Chevy Tahoes. Thanks for making great products that police departments like ours can rely on. We look forward to using AMSOIL lubricants for many years to come."
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Reformulated XL Motor Oil: Stronger for Longer
In essence, XL protects better for longer, yet costs the same as before. It’s the perfect choice for enthusiasts who want to do something extra for their vehicle.
All this to show that XL Synthetic Motor Oil is our “better” option. Some motorists might feel that AMSOIL Signature Series (our “best”) is more oil than their car needs. Alternatively, they might think their baby deserves more than merely our “good” motor oil – OE Synthetic Motor Oil. However, the categorization is somewhat misleading since our “good” option is better than some motor oil companies’ “better” options, and just as good as their “best”.
XL Synthetic Motor Oil is perfect for them. And now, it’s even better.
XL now lasts longer than before. You can extend drain intervals to 12,000 miles/one year, or longer if recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual, if you want.
A.J. Amatuzio's Story;
As a jet fighter squadron commander Lieutenant Colonel Albert J. Amatuzio had ample opportunity to witness synthetic lubricants in action. These oils are used exclusively in jet engines because of
three extraordinary performance characteristics: an ability to reduce friction and wear on engine components, an ability to function dependably at severe temperature extremes and an ability to
withstand rigorous and lengthy engine operation without chemical breakdown.
Recognizing that these same benefits would probe invaluable in combustion engines, Al Amatuzio formulated the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet API service requirements for automobile engines. The new lubricant performed like no other before it. When the first can of AMSOIL 10W-40 appeared on the market in 1972, it signaled the birth of an entire industry. AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have expanded the boundries of lubrication science and redifined the performance possibilities of modern machinery and engines.
AMSOIL INC. was founded on Al Amatuzio's desire for technical innovation, his commitment to high quality and his belief that consumers would respond to a superior product. The company has remained true to these ideals; its history is a checklist of revolutionary products that have withstood the tests of time. As the pioneer corporation in the field of synthetic lubrication, AMSOIL sees its Commitment to Excellence as a historical responsibility, and A.J. Amatuzio's energy and vision continue to drive the company forward.
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Diesel Motor oils for any diesel application can be found here for Autos,Trucks, Semi's, boats, Stand-by generators and any other diesel. Is also great for Industry or Farm use.
Gasoline Motor Oils- Amsoil Synthetic motor oils are engineered to outperform conventional and other synthetic motor oils. It combines industry - premier synthetic technology with Amsoil premium additives that exceeds the higher demands of modern engines. The culmination of over 40 years of expertise and raises the bar for motor oil performance.
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MOTORCYCLE OILS- Advanced formula for both domestic and foreign motorcycles. Excellent in air-cooled motorcycle engines due to high heat resistance. Premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles. Formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine RPM and is wet- clutch compatable.
FORMULA 4- STROKE OILS- These oils are formulated for ATV's, marine, small engines and scooters. Also have Briggs and Stratton 4T Racing oil. All formulated with the best synthetic Technology.
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