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Throughout the country today, extreme temperatures and chilly disorders made one point quite clear: winter months takes no prisoners. This period’s arctic blasts have actually been doing more than providing individuals the coldness. Stories of frozen pipelines in houses and college closings are multitude. While most people remained bundled up securely indoors, their automobiles bore the brunt of these cold waves. We heard numerous stories of folks who arised from their cozy homes to autos that wouldn’t start.

As an up-north business birthed in the land of gorgeous summer seasons and harsh winters, AMSOIL recognizes the necessity for choices to stop or fix these troubles. That’s why we provide product remedies to either get you from a bind, or avoid it from ever taking place to begin with.
Of the many benefits of AMSOIL synthetic motor oil for automobile, easier cold starts is just one of the reasons that North Country drivers will see. Because of their extremely low pour points, there is much less strain put on batteries which additionally have a reduced cranking energy as a result of the chilly temperature levels.
Diesel owners have actually constantly recognized that frozen weather is troublesome for their motor vehicles. AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils, like our gas counterparts, likewise assist make cold beginnings easier. This won’t address the various other issue associated with severe cold. Diesel fuel is vulnerable to gelling in the fuel lines. This issue can be especially major for truckers out on the open road.
Therefore we suggest AMSOIL Diesel Cold Flow, a fuel additive developed with an advanced deicer to boost energy circulation and assistance protection against gas filters plugging in cold temperatures. If it’s already far too late, and your energy lines and filters are plugged, you will want to ensure you have a container of our Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment handy. You’ll be ready if that situation should develop.


Despite the fact that snow and cold seem like fun for a bunch of individuals, there are still oil associated issues to be familiar with when temperature extremes occur. Today’s snowmobile engines direct less oil to important components, via narrower passages, for longer ranges. Therefore, it is crucial for snowmobile oil to move openly in chilly temperature levels to make certain the oil reaches all location of the engine rapidly to guarantee optimal defense.
AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR continues to be fluid down to -72° F to make certain oil gets to important parts in the coldest weather, keeping your engine protected.

The projection for this coming weekend break is looking a little bit brighter, however we all recognize from past encounters that Jack Frost will certainly be back.

If you had some difficulties during this previous blast, we’re ready to help you prepare for the following one.

What is ZDDP?


Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP) is the most commonly used anti-wear additive in motor oils.


It contains both zinc and phosphorus components that work together to provide anti-wear protection and minimize lubricant breakdown.  ZDDP also exhibits mild extreme-pressure protection.

Some motorists think that increased zinc content equals increased wear protection.  Although somewhat true, the statement can be misleading.  First, the mere presence of zinc doesn’t mean it is in the form of ZDDP.  In other forms, zinc offers additional oxidation protection but little wear protection.  Second, other factors influence the oil’s ability to control wear, such as its viscometrics and base stocks.

While zinc is important in protecting against wear, the greatest concern should be in using a well-balanced oil that is designed for its intended application.

How ZDDP Works:

As temperatures rise and surfaces come closer together, ZDDP decomposes, and the resulting chemistry protects critical metal surfaces.

When parts move during operation, any sliding or rolling motion takes place on top of or within the  ZDDP anti-wear film, which reduces the metal-to-metal contact.  This is especially important in modified engines with flat-tappet camshafts because the engine is creating more horsepower than it was designed for, which puts more stress on the engine.

High-tension valve springs, often used in racing applications, also increase the potential for cam wear and require additional ZDDP.  Without the protective film barrier provided by ZDDP, the cams and lifters wear from the force of operation, negatively affecting cam and valve operation.  Because most V-8 engines of the muscle car era came standard with flat-tappet cams, the problem is especially prevalent to classic-car and hot-rod owners.

Amsoil-Break-In-OilIn these applications, modern oils, such as AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, are capable of providing adequate wear protection after the engine has been broken in.  But due to variables like severity of service and level of modification, AMSOIL primarily recommends high-ZDDP oils in these applications, such as Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF, ZRT) or DOMINATOR Synthectic Racing Oil (RD20, RD30, RD50, RD60).

When breaking in a rebuilt or high-performance engine, AMSOIL recommends AMSOIL Break-in Oil (BRK), which contains high levels of ZDDP for added wear protection.

As the debate over ZDDP levels and engine wear continues, many enthusiasts and engine builders will continue to seek out high-ZDDP specialty oils. 






Reduced ZDDP and Wear Protection


Article credits AMSOIL Dealer Edition June 2014


Fuel Today Needs Help


Most vehicle owners are unaware of how dirty the insides of their engines actually are.

Today’s fuel has very low levels of additives, which allows deposits to build up quickly, impeding engine operation.

Deposits on valves absorb fuel when the engine is still cold, altering the air-to-fuel ratio.

 They can also disrupt air flow into the cylinders and cause the valves to stick.

Deposits that accumulate on fuel injectors cause an irregular spray pattern, making the air/fuel mix less efficient for burning.

Deposits that build up in the combustion chamber can cause excessive temperatures, which can lead to pre-ignition or knocking.

Combustion-chamber deposits can also “flake off” and become stuck between the exhaust valve and seat, causing it to stick slightly open.

These issues ultimately lead to diminished fuel economy, increased emissions, loss of power and rough engine operation.

AMSOIL P.I. (API) is a potent formula with detergents that remove deposits.
It works by cleaning everything the fuel touches, including fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers.

In just one tank of gasoline it removes deposits that have built up over thousands of miles, thereby restoring power, improving engine operation, reducing emissions and increasing fuel economy.

Product testing has shown fuel economy improvements of up to 5.7 percent and a reduction in emissions of up to 26 percent.

For a bottle of AMSOIL P.I. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive Concentrate, Click Here.


Today’s Fuel Has Issues

Performance and Increased Horsepower:

Engine parts move easier with less friction and Amsoil synthetic oil reduces friction more effectively than conventional oils. Engine power can be used to drive the vehicle more efficiently when its parts don’t have to work as hard. This saves fuel and conserves energy. Several new Amsoil synthetic oil users report decreased shift points due to the increased engine power.


Fuel Economy Is Increased:

Less friction is created by Amsoil’s synthetic oils, fuel consumption is reduced and fuel economy is significantly increased. The engine works less when turning the wheels and less fuel is consumed when operating with Amsoil synthetic oil. The engine, transmission, and axles realize maximum savings when using Amsoil synthetic oils.


Immediate start-up protection:

The majority of all engine wear occurs at start-up – up to 60%. The use of high polarity base stocks, special anti-wear agents that form a thin film which clings to engine parts, preventing metal to metal contact, occurs when using Amsoil synthetic oils.

Lower operating temperatures:

Excessive operating temperatures, up to 20 degrees F, can be reduced by Amsoil synthetic oils verses conventional motor oils. Heat is generated by friction and less friction is created with Amsoil synthetic oils. Transferring heat away from the engine is more efficient than conventional oils which further enhances the cooling process.

Easier cold weather starting:

Wax impurities are contained in conventional oils that cause the oil to thicken in low temperatures, decreases engine oil flow at start-up and promotes premature wear. Sometimes the engine will not even turn over when the oil is too thick. Amsoil synthetic oil is pure and contains no wax. At 60 degrees below zero, Amsoil synthetic oil will pour as if it were summer. Amsoil synthetic oil eliminates the need for block heaters. If you are a user of Amsoil synthetic motor oils, then you already know no warm-up is needed and you can turn the key and go.

Increased Oil Change Intervals Equal Reduced Maintenance Costs:

AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil, in gas aspirated engines, is RECOMMENDED to run for 25,000 miles or one year (5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40) in a mechanically sound engine, providing of course, the oil is kept free of contaminants by using an Amsoil

Ea 25,000 mile oil filter. Amsoil coined the phrase “extended drain interval” and it’s been validated by almost 30 years of industry testing and by hundreds of thousands of motorists and millions of over-the-road miles. Based on their results, 25,000 miles is a conservative estimate. Other Amsoil engine oils, 15W40 as an example, carry a recommended change of two to three times the normal manufacturer’s recommended change interval.

AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil performs so well for so long because it doesn’t break down in intense heat as conventional petroleum oils do. It doesn’t form performance robbing deposits, and it doesn’t vaporize, which can adversely affect lubricant performance by altering viscosity and increasing oil consumption.

Finally, AMSOIL’s additive package, a key element in a lubricant’s ability to function, holds up under engine stresses, remaining serviceable for the full 25,000 miles and when the Amsoil BY-PASS Filter is used with a good oil analysis program the oil change may be extended to 100,000 miles and beyond.

Note also that extending drain intervals, like using AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil does not affect new car warranties. In fact, according to a GM representative, “Warranty applicability is contingent upon the cause of failure and generally covers defects in material and workmanship only.” In other words, the only situation in which warranty coverage would change is the case of lubricant-related failure (in which case the AMSOIL Limited Warranty protects the consumer).

Why are AMSOIL synthetic motor oils good for extended drain intervals?

It’s all in the formulation.  Because AMSOIL is made with the finest synthetic base-stocks, it resists thermal and oxidation breakdown, which suits it for extended drain use. AMSOIL pairs top-quality long-life synthetic base-stocks with top-quality long-life additives. The fact is, other oil companies don’t use the quality additives AMSOIL uses because it simply doesn’t pay to pair long-life additives with short-lived conventional basestocks.

Carefully controlled demonstrations conducted jointly between AMSOIL and various car fleets have proven the safety and effectiveness of the 25,000 mile AMSOIL drain interval. In fact, many entities with which AMSOIL has conducted demonstrations have used the oil for significantly longer drain intervals and still been rewarded with lower rates of engine wear than they were with conventional lubricants and conventional oil drain intervals.

Remember — AMSOIL synthetic lubricants may be used for extended drain intervals, but they don’t have to.

These are just the immediate benefits from AMSOIL synthetic oil, long term your engine will last much longer, you’ll have less time in the shop, and your vehicle will run like new longer.

No matter how you look at it, AMSOIL synthetic oil saves you time and money.

Performance Benefits of Amsoil Synthetic Oil

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