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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Horsepower Meaning

What Does Horsepower Mean? John Baker|Nov 07, 2016 2:32 PM   You’ve likely heard of eighteenth-century Scottish engineer James Watt. He’s credited with coining the term “horsepower.” In a stroke of marketing genius, he used the term to help sell London industrialists on the ability of his new steam engines to more efficiently produce one […]

New AMSOIL Diesel Oils for 2017

Better Diesel Protection with New Line of AMSOIL Diesel Oils John Baker|Feb 06, 2017 8:05 AM If you care at all about diesel vehicles, and chances are you do considering you’re reading this, you know the industry has undergone a recent change. The new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications have taken effect, replacing […]