Tag Archives: AMSOIL

Is it Safe to Add Two-Stroke Oil to my Diesel Fuel? John Baker|Aug 21, 2017 11:27 AM Robert Gordon wants to know, via our Facebook page, if it’s worthwhile to add AMSOIL SABER Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil to your diesel fuel. First, thanks for the question, Robert. Second, you’re not that Robby Gordon, are you? For the uninitiated, Robert’s question alludes […]

How Oil Consumption Affects Your Turbo Diesel’s Exhaust System Mark Nyholm|Aug 13, 2018 9:41 AM Ever wonder why engines have that long wiry thing with the small plastic handle? A.K.A. the dipstick? “Come on, Mark, it’s for measuring proper engine oil volume,” you say. Sure, but here’s the million-dollar question: How often should you pull the […]

How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil? John Baker|Mar 14, 2018 9:16 AM To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and […]

What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid? John Baker|Feb 27, 2018 10:12 AM The primary difference between Dot 3 and Dot 4 is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies brake fluid into four main categories: DOT […]

PC: ‘Why Would You Use Anything Else?’   J. David Schmelzer of Waynesboro, Penn. is a die-hard AMSOIL fan. “I have been an AMSOIL Preferred Customer for about 20 years, and I am convinced that AMSOIL is the best provider of lubrication products at any price for any purpose,” Schmelzer said. “I have used AMSOIL […]

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WON’T COME Creating a social media page and inviting your friends and family to “Like” or follow it isn’t enough. You have to make the content count to attract more viewers, followers and, ultimately, more customers. We know from our marketing research that auto enthusiasts are the people who are […]

Reasons to Join us as an AMSOIL Dealer Below is an older addition from our AMSOIL Dealer Magazine. I wanted to show one of the greatest aspects of the AMSOIL business which they outline below. Since this article was written my own business has seen a boost because AMSOIL has invested more money into ads […]

EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE ENGINE IDLING Excessive idling leads to more than just poor fuel economy. Engine idling is often unavoidable during day-to-day vehicle operation. Whether it’s sitting in traffic or waiting in the school parking lot, excessive idling creates engine wear without advancing the odometer. The detrimental effects of high idle times are numerous: Decreased […]

What’s the Difference Between Motorcycle, Dirt Bike and ATV Oil? John Baker|Jun 13, 2018 4:12 PM Most people who ask have an underlying question they really mean to ask: Can I use the same motor oil in my motorcycle, dirt bike and ATV/UTV? Sure, you can use a single oil formulation for all your toys (assuming you use […]

How To Choose the Right Battery for Your Car Ed Newman|Aug 09, 2017 8:00 AM Most of us have a car battery story we could resurrect if asked. I have a few, but the most memorable was in 1986 when my son was born. On our seventh anniversary, my wife and I had dined at […]

Why Does Motor Oil Turn Black? John Baker|Oct 11, 2018 2:00 PM What causes black motor oil? And when your oil darkens does it mean it’s time to change it? Well, there are a couple of factors that can cause the former. Let’s dig in. Factors causing black motor oil Heat cycles naturally darken motor […]

How to Test Engine Compression  John Baker|Mar 13, 2017 2:16 PM Engine compression = engine power. A simple equation even we non-engineers can understand. Compression refers to the pressure your engine generates inside the cylinders while it’s running. How much pressure the engine produces and how well it converts that pressure into usable work influence […]

How Much “Synthetic” Is In My Oil? Andy Arendt|Aug 16, 2017 11:07 AM Unlike food and drug companies, which must disclose the ingredients in their products, lubricant manufactures aren’t held to the same mandate, which can cause confusion if you’re shopping for synthetic motor oil. (Well, they are in Europe in Australia but not in […]

What’s the Best Hearing Protection for the Gun Range? Mark Nyholm|Jun 28, 2018 11:28 AM Summer weather is finally here, at least for us in the northern half of the U.S. and Canada. The longest day of the year, June 21 – the summer solstice – has come and gone. As someone pointed out to me, […]

AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oil Greatly Outperforms Minimum Standards Shell* recently announced that a sample of “Mobil Delvac 1300* Super 15W-40 did not meet the passing limits for either API CK-4 performance standards, nor the more stringent requirements for Volvo*, MACK* and Cummins*.” The 360-hour Volvo T-13 test measures both oxidation and Kinematic Viscosity, indicating an […]