Tag Archives: fuel economy

What is a CVT Transmission? Can we prevent their problems? John Baker|Feb 27, 2017 9:01 AM “CVT” stands for continuously variable transmission. Which means saying “CVT transmission” is redundant, like saying “PIN number” instead of just “PIN”. A CVT uses a pair of variable-diameter pulleys and a belt or chain to provide unlimited gear ratios. […]

Another Win for AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants A HOT ROD magazine dyno test proves that AMSOIL synthetic lubricants increase power, torque and fuel economy.   The advantages of synthetic lubricants are well established. The fact that most motor oil companies today offer a full-synthetic oil is evidence of what AMSOIL has long known: synthetic lubricants deliver […]

Top Five Car Maintenance Myths Ed Newman|Mar 29, 2017 8:47 AM Today’s blog theme is car maintenance myths. When we talk about myths, we’re not making reference to the characters who populate ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, like Apollo, Hercules and Medusa. In this context the word myth has evolved to simply mean “beliefs that […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DIESEL OIL Yes Sir, we announced the introduction of AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil a couple of years back. I thought I would pair up the main diesel oil choices so you can match them together. These choices cover all the main viscosity options. The […]

What is Cetane?   Cetane numbers are used to indicate the combustion speed of diesel fuel. Diesel fuels with higher cetane ratings have shorter ignition delays, providing more complete combustion and allowing engines to operate more effectively. Although diesel engines operate best on fuel with a cetane value of 50 or higher, most diesel fuel […]

Most “electrified” vehicles still use motor oil The auto industry is changing, but not the Dealer opportunity. Matt Erickson | DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Does do term “electrification” make you fear for the future of the internal combustion engine and your Dealership? As we explained in the April 2018 AMSOIL Magazine and again at the […]

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 […]

Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad? John Baker|Nov 26, 2018 11:00 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 an engine flush good or bad? Side note from Oilordering Team: There are two […]

Is Premium Gasoline Worth the Money? John Baker| You probably saw the AAA report announcing that motorists wasted $2.1 billion last year using premium gasoline in vehicles that don’t require it. Maybe a few of those billions came from your wallet. It’s a common misconception that premium gasoline has higher energy content than regular gasoline […]

DEEP CLEAN: P.I. PERFORMANCE IMPROVER GASOLINE ADDITIVE P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive (API) now features a new label, formula and capless- compatible bottle. The popular deepcleaning gasoline additive continues to restore your engine’s power and performance and increase fuel economy. Maximum Fuel Economy AMSOIL P.i. is a potent gasoline performance improver featuring concentrated detergents that […]

Today’s Gas Engines can Produce as much Soot as Yesterday’s Diesels. Matt Erickson | TECHNICAL MANAGER – PCLT PRODUCTS AND MECHANICAL R&D I bet most of you reading this have some level of emotional attachment to traditional vehicles. The muscle-car era of the 1960s and 1970s kindled a lifelong passion for cars for millions of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solving Next Generation Turbo/GDI Problems These increasingly common features of modern engines heighten power and efficiency, but also present serious challenges to motor oil. The push toward smaller, fuel-efficient, yet powerful engines has driven the development of several key technologies. Gasoline direct injection (GDI) and turbochargers are now common features of passenger cars and light […]

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