Tag Archives: diesel

Should You Use Diesel Competition Oil? Mark Nyholm|Apr 10, 2018 11:44 AM April is here, and for those who love to spend time at the drag strip challenging their reaction time, on a dirt strip hooked to a sled, or tied down on a roller dyno grunting for power, the diesel competition season is upon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diesel Recovery Relaunches Temporarily unavailable over the summer as we explored new package options, AMSOIL Diesel Recovery relaunches in 30-oz. (887-ml) bottles (DRCQT) in the U.S. in late October. The new containers will be available in Canada (DRCQTC) when supplies of the existing container (DRCCNC) are exhausted. The 1-gallon (3.78-litre) bottles (DRC1G) and 55-gallon (208-litre) […]

Should I Switch to a Lighter Viscosity Oil in Winter? John Baker|Oct 08, 2018 11:51 AM Motorists sometimes ask if they should use a lighter viscosity of motor oil once winter arrives. Yes – provided your vehicle manufacturer allows it.  Run out to your vehicle and fish the owner’s manual from the glove box. Or […]

New DOMINATOR® Competition Diesel Oil Everyone is talking about this one – well OK, but I’m sure a few are..  These engines pose problems which causes much more to be desired with the oil so AMSOIL once again calls it spot on!! Resists the breakdown from high levels of soot!! The newest addition to the […]

How to Fix Diesel Fuel Gelling with Cold Flow Improvers Mark Nyholm|Jan 23, 2018 4:51 PM I don’t know about where you live, but winter in Minnesota hit pretty hard starting in November, and it seems Old Man Winter is fired up and settled in for a long, cold season. For those who love ice […]

Is Norway Really Going to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicles? John Baker|Jun 13, 2016 1:37 PM   An eye-opening news report surfaced the other day: Norway plans to ban sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2025. Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car-maker Tesla, tweeted his approval to the plan. It turns out the […]

Next-Generation Diesel Protection New Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil Provide Best-in-Class Engine Protection. New Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil (DHD, DZF, DEO, DME) replaces Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO, DME). New Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil (ADN, ADO, ADP) replaces OE Synthetic Diesel Oil (OED, OEC). AMSOIL Signature Series […]

How to Increase Torque in a Diesel Engine   Mark Nyholm|Feb 20, 2017 10:01 AM Torque – the end game for every diesel enthusiast I bet if I asked six different people how much torque is enough, maybe, just maybe, two of them would agree that stock is enough. I would be in the group of four […]

6 Overlooked Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment Owners  Josh Kimmes|Jul 10, 2017 8:15 AM   My dad owned a construction company when I was a kid, which meant summer break wasn’t really a break. One summer I was tasked with cleaning up an old asphalt paver. It took a couple days to get it as […]

TURBODIESEL ENTHUSIAST PROFILE Increase sales to turbodiesel enthusiasts with the superior protection and performance benefits of AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils. This is a post from AMSOIL’s Magazine aimed toward our dealers. I post these with our normal blog as a big chunk of our business is through our dealers and AMSOIL is an opportunity for […]

McDonalds or KFC: Should I Run Vegetable Oil in my Diesel? Mark Nyholm|Apr 14, 2017 3:45 PM Ever drive down the road in the middle of nowhere and run across the scent of French fries? Maybe it made you think some punk threw his garbage from his car into the ditch and the wind was […]

2017 Diesel Power Challenge Just Around the Corner Jamie Jarvi|May 24, 2017 8:30 AM   We here at AMSOIL are all about increased power and performance in any vehicle, and diesels offer one of the best proving grounds to meet this goal. Enthusiasts in this realm stop at nothing to generate maximum horsepower and torque, […]

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 […]

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