Tag Archives: viscosity

When you see a Low-viscosity Number – Don’t be Alarmed Michael Meuli | VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT As motor oil viscosity continues to decrease, base oil and additive quality become more important. Despite uncertainty surrounding future CAFÉ standards, fuel economy remains the biggest driver of innovation in the auto industry. One strategy for increasing fuel […]

Ask AMSOIL: Should I Use Racing Oil in my Daily Driver? Motorists who are passionate about engine protection and performance can easily succumb to the following line of reasoning: 1) Racing engines are more severe than my engine. 2) Racing engines use racing oil. 3) Therefore, I should use racing oil in my vehicle for […]

OE 0W-16: Light and Strong A 0W-16 viscosity motor oil may seem exotic to North American drivers, but as fuel efficiency requirements increase, it may become a common recommendation of manufacturers worldwide. Japanese engineers have long experimented with ultra-thin motor oils, and 0W-16 has been in regular use in Japan since the 90s. The Benefits […]

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 […]

Ask AMSOIL: What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil? Ask AMSOIL: What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil? Using a motor oil whose viscosity is too low or too high for your engine can invite a few problems, such as reduced fuel economy, increased chemical breakdown and […]

What Happens if I Use the Wrong Weight (Viscosity) of Oil? John Baker|Jan 31, 2018 11:19 AM It depends on how your engine is built and how it reacts to the specific viscosity of oil you use. That’s pretty nebulous, so here are some examples. Josh buys a new car that requires 0W-20 motor oil. […]

How Does Synthetic Motor Oil Increase Fuel Economy? John Baker|May 16, 2016 2:04 PM Although gas is hovering around only $2.00 per gallon these days, increasing fuel economy is still a top priority for most automakers, due in large part to more strict corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements on the horizon. One strategy automakers […]

A Closer Look at the New AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oil Lineup An Interview with Alan Amatuzio New Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil represent a leap forward for diesel engine protection and performance. We sat down with AMSOIL Co-President & COO Alan Amatuzio to learn what this means for customers. […]