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Interview With Mark Nyholm on Diesel Injector Cleaner Ed Newman|Apr 15, 2016 1:17 PM (Reposting July 2020) Skipping Diesel Fuel Additives are a Mistake Mechanical engineer Mark Nyholm is a diesel enthusiast who is truly happy to have found a career working with something he loves. Mark is Technical Product Manager – Heavy Duty here at AMSOIL, a position […]

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OE Synthetic Motor Oil: Priced to Compete Available in Now, the OE Synthetic Motor Oil formulation provides increased wear protection for today’s advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and direct injection. It’s specifically formulated for the longer drain intervals recommended by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). OE is favored by mechanics and drivers seeking peace-of-mind protection and […]

Tips & Tricks for Landing a Racing Sponsorship Lindsay Premo|Sep 14, 2018 3:14 PM When I first started reviewing sponsorship proposals at AMSOIL, I received a call from someone seeking sponsorship. He rattled off his accomplishments and told me about his vehicle he planned to drive during the upcoming season. “So, whaddya think?” he said. “You […]

new 5w-30 synthetic for snowblowers and generators

A 5W-30 Specifically Designed for Small Engines Available Oct. 1, new Commercial Grade 5W-30 Synthetic Small-Engine Oil (AES) rounds out the synthetic small-engine oil family. It’s recommended primarily for snowblowers and generators, bringing the excellent benefits of AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-30 Small Engine Oil to applications that call for a 5W-30 viscosity oil. Outstanding cold-flow Cold […]

Upper Cylinder Wear

AMSOIL UPPER CYLINDER LUBRICANT:  Preserves Horsepower; Performance New as of October 2019: AMSOIL Upper Cylinder Lubricant (UCL) is the latest addition to the gasoline additive lineup. It delivers more lubricity than the competition and battles ethanol-related corrosion. Upper cylinders are one of the toughest areas of an engine to lubricate due to the intense heat […]

Friction Is A Hot Topic Ed Newman|Apr 29, 2016 1:48 PM   What is friction? We all know what it is even if we don’t understand the mathematical equation that engineers use to express it. I remember a science lesson at some point during my school years when we were instructed to rub our hands […]

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Be the Next AMSOIL “Fan of the Month” Kerry Johnson|Jan 13, 2017 4:21 PM Here at AMSOIL, we truly are a company of enthusiasts. We may be engineers, chemists and manufacturers. But we’re also racers, gearheads and thrill-seekers. Like you, we’re at our best when we are working on our vehicles, fine-tuning their performance or […]

Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel Mark Nyholm|Mar 20, 2017 2:52 PM   If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however. I literally spend hours […]

NEW TECHNOLOGIES PROMPT NEW INDUSTRY STANDARDS ILSAC GF-6 and API SP specifications coming May 1. AMSOIL is already ahead of the game. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are under pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. As a result, most new engines today use some combination of turbochargers, direct-fuel injection and variable valve timing to […]

WEAVER CUSTOMS: DEDICATED BUILDERS Award-winning car builders Randy and Sydney Weaver put in the long hours required to take projects from ordinary to extraordinary. Their hard work has paid off. Founders of Weaver Customs in West Jordan, Utah, Randy and Sydney Weaver are pushing the envelope of the custom industry and reaping the rewards. One recent […]

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The History of Synthetic Oil (and AMSOIL) John Baker|Dec 26, 2019 8:00 AM Research into alternatives to petroleum oils began long before Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939. But not until WWII choked off Germany’s crude-oil supplies and dramatically revealed petroleum oil’s failings on the front lines did a clear incentive to develop synthetic oil […]

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Why Do I Need To Change My Oil? Not a dumb question actually. Of course you need to change it at some time but I know what you mean – what are the deciding factors of the “why”? Because you always learn something. Let’s see what Dan has to say about this age old question. […]

Prevent The Wear Which Results In Power Loss. John Baker|Jan 14, 2020 4:45 PM Most of us know excessive engine wear eventually leads to costly breakdowns and engine failure. But even if your engine doesn’t fail, wear robs your vehicle of power, performance and that “like-new” feeling you crave when driving. Modern engine parts are […]

Why is there Sludge/Slime in my Radiator? John Baker|Mar 02 4:18 PM   Nearly 40 percent of engine failures can be attributed to cooling-system issues. Clearly, it pays to take care of your vehicle’s cooling system. Sludge/slime are just one of the common symptoms of larger problems. Left unchecked, it’ll plug the radiator, heater core […]