Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil

Amsoil signature Series 0W-40

Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered to outperform conventional and synthetic motor oils. It combines industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives in a unique formulation that exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines.

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Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil

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AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, the First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

 

This is the best choice out there for the Nissan GT-R Twin Turbo Engine. Designed for vehicles under warranty including the 3.8 L VR38DETT twin-turbo V6. Unlike the OEM recommendation, this is a REAL synthetic that will not coke up the turbo charger lines.

Also specifically designed to meet Chrysler’s Supercharged 6.2 Hellcat

Protects Against Engine Wear

Amsoil 0W-40 for Chrysler and NissanAMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil develops a strong fluid film that keeps metal surfaces separated while its robust anti-wear additives further reduce wear in metal-to-metal contact regions for maximum engine life. The Sequence IVA Engine Test, which must be passed to meet the industry-standard API SN specification, simulates extended periods of stop-and-go driving. For 100 hours, the test engine cycles between 50 minutes of idling and 10 minutes of elevated rpm – conditions that encourage engine wear. The camshaft is then measured for wear in 84 locations and an average score is determined. We used Signature Series 0W-20, the lightest viscosity in the line, to further increase the severity of the test. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil provided 75 percent more engine protection against horsepower loss and wear1 than required by the industry standard, extending the life of vital components like pistons and cams.

cam wear prevented with Amsoil Signature Series

After rigorous third-party testing, the cam lobes show little-to-no wear.

SEQUENCE IVA ENGINE TEST

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, the First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

Protects Pistons from Low-Speed Pre-Ignition

We armed Signature Series with an advanced detergent system that protects against harmful deposits and low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). Most new engines feature gasoline direct injection (GDI), often combined with a turbocharger to boost power and improve fuel economy. These new technologies, when combined with a poorly formulated motor oil, promote LSPI and threaten engine operation. LSPI is the spontaneous ignition of the fuel/air mixture prior to spark-triggered ignition. It occurs in today’s advanced engines and is much more destructive than typical pre-ignition.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like GM* have addressed the issue by designing tests to determine a motor oil’s ability to prevent LSPI. The GM test allows up to five LSPI events to receive a passing score. Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil provided 100 percent protection against LSPI1 – zero occurrences were recorded.

Pistons are protected in new engines. Here is an LSPI event caused by competitors oil

Protects Turbochargers

AMSOIL 0W-30’s unique synthetic formulation is inherently stable to resist oxidation and neutralize acids. Signature Series Motor Oil provides outstanding protection against deposits common to high-temperature engine environments. The tremendous heat and stress turbos create can cause some oils to break down and form harmful bearing deposits through a process known as turbo coking. Over time, turbos can suffer reduced performance or fail altogether.

We challenged Signature Series to the GM Turbo Coking Test, which consists of 2000 cycles of extreme heat soaks. An oil must limit the temperature change within the turbocharger to 13 percent or less to pass the test. Signature Series limited the temperature increase to only 3.6 percent, protecting theturbocharger 72 percent better than required2 by the GM dexos1® Gen 2 specification.

totally clean turbocharger parts

Max protection available in a motor oil

 

Extends Drains: Protection Guaranteed

AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil provides reserve protection, allowing you to go longer between oil changes if you choose – up to 25,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first*. Our unique synthetic formulation and long-drain additive system are inherently stable to resist oxidation and neutralize acids over longer periods. Signature Series is designed to deliver outstanding engine protection, cleanliness and performance over extended drain intervals – guaranteed. It provides peace of mind so you can fit oil changes into your schedule.

1 Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5w-30 motor oil, in the LSPI engine test as required for the GM dexos 1® Gen 2 specification.
2 Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 in the GM turbo coking test.
3 vs. AMSOIL OE Motor Oil
4 Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 in the ASTM D6593 engine test for oil screen plugging as required by the API SN specification.
* All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

Preserves Horsepower

The extreme durability of Signature Series Motor Oil ensures your engine runs stronger, for longer. We installed Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil in a Ford* F-150 with a new 3.5L Ecoboost engine to test its ability to protect turbocharged direct-injection (TDGI) engines from torque and horsepower loss during extended drain intervals up to 25,000 miles. Power sweeps were done at the beginning and end of the test to evaluate horsepower and torque retention. As the graph shows, Signature Series helped maintain engine performance throughout the 100,000 mile test.

Less horsepower loss measured with AMSOIL products

Limits Oil Consumption

Signature Series 0W-30 has a uniform molecular structure that limits evaporation and keeps it where it’s needed most – protecting your engine. Volatility (burn-off) occurs when oil gets hot, causing lighter molecules to burn off or evaporate. This leads to oil thickening, additive imbalance, higher emissions and oil consumption. The NOACK Volatility test is the industry standard for evaluating motor oil high temperature evaporation. It measures the percentage of burn-off after a motor oil is placed under constant airflow at 482ºF for 1 hour. A lower number indicates a better resistance to evaporation. Signature Series falls far below the API limit for volatility, reducing the need for frequent oil top-offs and limiting vehicle emissions.

Oil consumption is limited

Easier Cold-Starts

The AMSOIL 0W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil does not contain paraffins (wax) and stays fluid in temperatures of -58ºF and lower. Extreme cold causes other motor oils to thicken, starving vital moving parts of lubrication, accelerating wear and even preventing vehicles from starting. Signature Series provides 66 percent better cold-temperature performance for easier starting, better fuel economy, improved oil flow (as seen below) and reduced wear.

could pour point of amsoil

Maintains Protective Viscosity

We formulated Signature Series 0W-30 with superior thermal durability that resists breakdown better than conventional and synthetic motor oils. The Sequence IIIH Test uses the Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar engine to evaluate a motor oil’s ability to resist the damaging effects of heat. The test is conducted with oil temperatures of 304ºF, 100ºF hotter than normal operation, to accelerate oil thickening and deposits. Despite the extreme conditions, Signature Series kept pistons clean and held thickening to only 6 percent, a minimal amount compared to the proposed specification limit of 150 percent.1 This stay-in-grade performance helps maintain maximum power and fuel economy while also ensuring advanced technologies like variable valve timing (VVT) operate as designed throughout the entire drain interval.

 

viscosity increase and retention

1 Based on proposed ILSAC GF-5 Plus specification.
* All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

Maximum Cleaning Power to Battle Sludge

no sludge after rigorous testingAMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil has 50 percent more detergents³ to help keep oil passages clean and promote oil circulation. Engine failures due to sludge are often caused by a plugged oil pick-up tube screen – the motor is effectively starved of oil. The Sequence VG Engine Test measures an oil’s ability to prevent sludge. During the test, a Ford 4.6L engine is subjected to sludge-inducing conditions for 216 hours. The industry standard allows for 10 percent blockage before the motor oil fails the test. Signature Series produced a screen virtually free from sludge (see image). Its detergent and dispersant additives are so effective, Signature Series provides 90 percent better protection against sludge.

 

Applications

5W-20 (ALM): API SN (Resource Conserving), SM…; GM dexos1Gen 2 (supersedes
6094M); ACEA A1/B1; Ford WSS-M2C945-A, WSS-M2C930-A; Chrysler MS-6395; ILSAC
GF-5, GF-4… Fortified with detergents that exceed the dexos1 Gen 2 sulfated ash
specification.

 

SERVICE LIFE

Normal Service – Up to 25,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first, in personal vehicles not operating under severe service.

Severe Service – Up to 15,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first. Severe service conditions include commercial or fleet vehicles; excessive idling; or frequent towing, hauling, plowing or driving in dusty conditions.

  • Modified engines (non-stock), racing vehicles and vehicles
    using alternative fuels (E85, CNG, propane, etc.) are excluded
    from extended drain interval recommendations.
  •  Change at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended drain
    interval outside U.S. and Canada.
  • AMSOIL Ea® Full-Flow Oil Filters are designed for extended drain
    intervals. Do not exceed 12,000 miles or one year with other
    brand filters unless longer intervals are recommended by the
    vehicle manufacturer. Always change filter when changing oil.
  • Check oil regularly to maintain proper fill levels

AMSOIL Ea Full-Flow Oil Filters stop smaller particles, flow more oil and last longer than regular filters. For best performance, use AMSOIL Ea Full-Flow Oil Filters.


 

 

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Archived photo from prior formulation. New challenges from new engine designs require newer lubricant technologies which only the very best synthetics can address. Consider that when basing your product selection on decades old ideas.

 

APPLICATIONS
AMSOIL 0W-40 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is excellent for use in all types of gasoline-fueled vehicles. It is recommended for all domestic and foreign vehicles requiring any of the listed performance specifications:

0W-40 (AZF): API SN, SM…; Chrysler MS-12633, MS-10725, MS-10850; Nissan GT-R®

COMPATIBILITY
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with other conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil’s life expectancy and reduce its performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils.

SERVICE LIFE

  • Normal Service – Up to 25,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first, in personal vehicles not operating under Severe Service.
  • Severe Service – Up to 15,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first.

Severe Service: Primarily short trips (less than 10 miles [16 km]); turbo/supercharged engines; commercial or fleet vehicles; excessive idling; first-time use of AMSOIL motor oil in a vehicle with more than 100,000 miles; frequent towing, hauling, plowing or driving in dusty conditions.

  • Modified engines (non-stock) and those using E85 fuel are excluded from extended drain recommendations.
  • Change at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended drain interval outside U.S. and Canada.
  • AMSOIL Ea® Full-Flow Oil Filters are designed for extended change intervals. With other brands, do not exceed six months or 10,000 miles unless longer intervals are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Check oil regularly to maintain proper fill levels.

AMSOIL Ea® Full-Flow Oil Filters are designed for extended change intervals. They stop smaller particles, flow more oil and last longer than regular filters. For best performance, use AMSOIL Ea Full-Flow Oil Filters.

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AMSOIL PRODUCT WARRANTY
AMSOIL products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty. For complete information visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.

HEALTH & SAFETY
0W-40 synthetic is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). An SDS is available via the Internet at www.amsoil.com or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic 0W-40 Motor Oil (AZF)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 14.8
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 85.7
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 181
CCS Viscosity, cP @ (°C) (ASTM D52935836 (-35)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92) 224 (435)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92) 248 (478)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97)-51(-60)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D5800) 8.1
Four-Ball Wear Test @ 40 kgf, 75ºC,
1200 rpm, 1 hr, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D4172)
0.35
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C, 1.0 X 106 s.-1), cP (ASTM D5481)
3.9
Total Base Number (ASTM D2896)12.6

 

A note on the engines this oil was built for:

Designated the VR38DETT by Nissan, the engine is currently used in the 2007–present Nissan GT-R and the limited production Nissan Juke-R.

The VR38DETT sports 24 valves controlled by dual overhead camshafts (a total of 4 cams for both overheads) with variable valve timing (intake only). The block is cast aluminum with 0.15 mm (0.006 in) plasma-sprayed cylinder liner bores. This coating provides a hard protective layer for the piston rings to slide on as the piston moves up and down during their cycles. The turbine housings for the two IHI turbochargers are integrated into the exhaust manifolds to decrease weight and bolster vehicle balance. The engine also sports a pressurized lubrication system controlled thermostatically. The VR38DETT is equipped with a feedback control system that changes air fuel ratio depending on the engine load which has a significant effect on reducing the fuel consumption

For 2015, Chrysler introduced an all-new high performance supercharged variant of the Hemi engine, called the Hellcat (named after the Grumman F6F Hellcat). It features the same 103.9 mm (4.090 in) bore as the 6.4 L Hemi and the same 90.9 mm (3.578 in) stroke as the 5.7 L, giving it a total displacement of 6,166 cc (376.3 cu in). The supercharger is a 2,380 cc (145 cu in) twin-screw IHI unit with integrated charge coolers, capable of producing 11.6 psi (80 kPa) of boost. This engine is rated at 707 hp (527 kW) and 650 lb·ft (880 N·m) and has a 9.5:1 compression ratio. This engine marks the most powerful engine produced by Chrysler as well as the most powerful engine ever in a muscle car. This engine is not equipped with Chrysler’s Multi-Displacement System system.

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