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18Jun 2017
automatic transmission issues

Common Fixes for a Transmission that Jerks or Hesitates John Baker|Dec 19, 2016 9:06 AM   Here are a few common reasons why your transmission may shift erratically, jerk or hesitate. • Low fluid level • Depleted fluid frictional properties • Poor cold-temperature fluidity Start with the easiest fix There’s an old adage when troubleshooting: […]

17Jun 2017
additives in oil

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil Additives Ed Newman|Jan 18, 2017 8:28 AM   It’s been a long, long time since motor oil was “just oil.” In the 1930s, someone decided to begin putting wax modifiers in the oil to address the problem of wax residue after the refining process. Thus […]

17Jun 2017

Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines? John Baker|May 22, 2017 8:08 AM The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in the […]

10Jun 2017
New Rust Prevention Spray

HEAVY-DUTY CORROSION PROTECTION You gotta try this stuff!!!  AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector (AMH) has been reformulated to provide improved performance as a corrosion inhibitor. Call 800579-0580 to get your can on order! MPHD is an easy-to-use, spray-on product that effectively protects metal surfaces that are exposed to the damaging effects of salt, moisture or chemical […]

10Jun 2017
2-cycle engines remain clean

AMSOIL SABER® Professional Cuts Costs While Helping Your Equipment Run Anyone who’s owned or operated a two-stroke string trimmer, chainsaw, blower or other piece of equipment has been there before. You repeatedly pull the starter cord and adjust the choke, but it’s still hard to start. And, when it finally fires up, it runs rough […]

10Jun 2017
amsoil jet fighter founder

Al Amatuzio: A Heart of Gold Kerry Johnson|Apr 11, 2017 2:08 PM To say AMSOIL founder Al Amatuzio leaves behind a legacy is an understatement. He created the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute (API) service requirements, fathered a beautiful family, built an AMSOIL family of dedicated employees and […]

10Jun 2017
Indian Scout in AMSOIL's test lab

Why are We Tearing Apart this Indian Scout? (Plus, Check Out this New Product) John Baker| 2017 1:28 PM Motorcycles occupy a prominent place in our national lore. The V-twin engine, one can argue, belongs in our menagerie of quintessentially “American” items, right next to the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell and Abe Lincoln’s stovepipe hat. […]

01Jun 2017
Solving Stiction on Ford 6.0

Stiction… What Is It? Mark Nyholm|May 24, 2017 8:30 AM By now you’ve inevitably seen this term in turbo diesel enthusiast magazines.  And if you own a Ford Powerstroke 6.0L diesel engine, then you likely have experienced it. Stiction… it’s a combination of two words. Static and Friction. What it really means is that there […]

29May 2017

INDEPENDENCE, TIME TOGETHER AND SHARED GOALS MOTIVATE THESE DIRECT JOBBERS Direct Jobbers Mike and Tammi Lick of Muscatine, Iowa started their business in March 2015. As is often the case with AMSOIL Dealerships, the opportunity arose at just the right time. Mike was looking for a superior oil for his motorcycle. In the course of […]

19May 2017

15 Reasons to Switch to AMSOIL Ed Newman| 2017 When I received the assignment to share five reasons to switch to AMSOIL, I did something different: I was curious to hear what others at AMSOIL would say, so I decided to crowdsource it, sending an email to several people on our staff to pick their brains […]

19May 2017
Engine Flush

Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad? John Baker|Jan 30, 2017 8:54 AM   To flush or not to flush. It’s a question whose answer is obvious in the bathroom, but vigorously debated in the garage. Let’s get right to the point. Is it safe to use an engine flush in an engine with high […]

05Apr 2017

Mourning the Loss of AMSOIL founder Al Amatuzio Daisy Quaker|Apr 03, 2017 5:28 PM As many of you have heard, we lost AMSOIL founder, Al Amatuzio, at nearly 93 years of age. His life was a classic David vs. Goliath illustration of the American Dream. We honor the life of a visionary leader, innovator, and […]

05Apr 2017
changing diesel oil

Choosing the Right Diesel Oil Choosing the Right Diesel Oil The introduction of AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil brings even greater protection and performance, as well as additional viscosity options. How can you decide which oil is right for you? Signature Series 5W-30 (DHD) Newer Over-the-Road Trucks Mixed […]

24Mar 2017
high octane

OCTANE EXPLAINED: DOES PREMIUM, HIGH-OCTANE GAS BOOST PERFORMANCE? A recent AAA report found that American motorists wasted $2.1 billion in the last year buying premium gasoline for engines designed to run on regular gas The reasons why are likely due to the following misconceptions about premium gas: Contains higher energy content (increasing power and fuel […]