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What Is a Motor Oil?
Motor oil is the primary determinant engineers and chemists to perform SAE Viscosity Grade and
in the durability of an engine. It con- many essential functions. A motor Outdoor Temperature
tains two basic components: base oil must:
stocks and additives. • Permit easy starting
• Lubricate engine parts and 20W-50
Base Stocks
prevent wear
The base stock is the bulk of the oil. • Reduce friction
The base stock lubricates internal
moving parts, removes heat and
• Protect against rust and 15W-40
corrosion
seals piston rings.
Motor oil base stocks can be • Keep engine parts clean
• Minimize combustion 10W-30
made from: 1) petroleum, 2) chem-
ically synthesized materials, 3) a chamber deposits
combination of synthetics and petro- • Cool engine parts
5W-30
leum (called para-synthetic, semi- • Seal combustion pressures
synthetic or synthetic blend.) • Be non-foaming
A petroleum base stock consists • Aid fuel economy 0W-30
of many different oil fractions that
form the final product. Generally, Improvements in Oil -30° -20° -10° 0° 10° 20° 30° 40° 50° 60° 70° 80° 90° 100°
molecules of a petroleum base stock The quality of motor oil has changed °Fahrenheit
are long carbon chains that can be dramatically in the past 30 years,
sensitive to the stress of heat and and new demands on lubricants in not indicate the actual viscosity in
“boil off” at relatively low tempera- modern engine design call for oils high and low temperature extremes
tures. Engine temperatures break that meet stringent requirements.
of the oil. It represents the rate of vis-
down these molecular chains, Variations in an oil’s ability to meet
the requirements determine which cosity change with temperature
changing the physical properties
(such as viscosity) of the motor oil. service classification rating and change.
The difference with synthetic base viscosity grade it receives. Viscosity improvers are viscous
stocks is that molecules are uni- Service classifications are deter- chemical compounds called poly-
formly shaped, which makes them mined by the American Petroleum mers or polymeric compounds that
more resistant to the stress of heat. Institute. Viscosity grades of oils are decrease the rate at which oils
Because AMSOIL synthetic motor determined by the Society of Auto- change viscosity with temperature.
oils possess these uniformly-shaped motive Engineers. These two organ- These viscosity modifiers extend a
molecules, they have a low “boil off” izations have set industry standards
motor oil’s operating temperature
rate. Thus, their physical properties for motor oils for more than 75 years.
range and make multi-grade or all-
(such as viscosity) resist change.
Viscosity season oils possible. However, low-
Additives Viscosity, the most important property quality viscosity improvers lend
The various chemicals that comprise of an oil, refers to the oil’s resistance themselves to shearing.
the additive system in motor oils to flow. The viscosity of oil varies with The VI is measured by comparing
function to provide anti-wear, anti- changes in temperature – thinner the viscosity of the oil at 40°C
foam, corrosion protection, acid neu- when hot, thicker when cold. An oil
(104°F) with its viscosity at 100°C
tralization, maintenance of viscosity, must be able to flow at cold temper-
atures to lubricate internal moving (212°F). VI can provide insight into
detergency and dispersancy prop-
parts upon starting the engine. It an oil’s ability to perform at high and
erties. These are the chemicals that
help modern motor oils meet the must also remain viscous or “thick” low temperatures.
increasing demands of today’s high- enough to protect an engine at high Petroleum-based motor oils require
tech engines. Their quality varies operating temperatures. When an oil the use of viscosity improvers to
widely throughout the lubrication is used at a variety of temperatures, meet the low-temperature require-
industry, ranging from a bare mini- as it is in most engines, the change of ments of SAE 0W, 5W or 10W and
mum in some oils (to comply with viscosity with temperature variation the high-temperature requirements
certain requirements) to exception- should be as small as possible.
of SAE 30 or heavier oil.
ally high quality, as in all AMSOIL The measure of an oil’s viscosity
change is called the Viscosity Index Synthetic-based motor oils have
motor oils.
number (VI); the higher the number, a naturally-high viscosity index and
What a Motor Oil Must Do the smaller the viscosity change require less viscosity improver addi-
Modern motor oil is a highly special- which means the better the oil pro- tive than petroleum oils.
ized product carefully developed by tects the engine. The number does

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Cold-Temperature Protection TBN ability to lubricate or aid in the cooling
Motor oil must begin to circulate as An oil’s ability to neutralize acids is of the engine. These compounds
soon as the engine is started. If oil expressed by its Total Base Number weaken the air bubbles, causing them
gets cold enough and begins to (TBN). The greater the number, the to collapse almost immediately upon
solidify, it fails to flow through the oil greater the amount of acidic by-prod- forming, allowing the oil to continue to
screen to the pump at engine start ucts the oil can neutralize. A high protect the engine.
and causes bearings and other crit- TBN is particularly important in Seal Swell
ical parts to fail almost immediately. extended drain interval oils, such as
Pour point is an indicator of the All motor oils must be compatible
AMSOIL motor oils, because they with the various seal materials used
ability of an oil to flow at cold operat- neutralize acids, and more of them,
ing temperatures. It is the lowest tem- in engines. Oil must not cause seals
for a longer period of time. to shrink, crack, degrade or dis-
perature at which the fluid will flow. Most oils for diesel engines in
Modern refining techniques remove solve. Ideally, oils should cause
North America have a TBN between
most of the wax from petroleum oil, seals to expand or “swell” slightly to
8 and 12. AMSOIL manufactures
but some wax-like molecules remain. ensure continued proper sealing.
several diesel oils with a TBN of 12.
These wax-like molecules are soluble Heat Dispersal
at ambient temperatures above freez- Detergents
ing, but crystallize into a honeycomb- In the same way that some chemical Another function of motor oil is to
like structure at lower temperatures compounds are used to prevent cool the engine. The radiator/anti-
and cause oil circulation problems. engine rust and corrosion, other chem- freeze system is responsible for
Pour point depressants keep icals are added to motor oil to help about 60 percent of the engine cool-
wax crystals in the oil microscopi- prevent combustion by-products from ing that takes place. This cools only
cally small and prevent them from forming harmful sludge or varnish the upper portion of the engine,
joining together to form the honey- deposits. Detergents are added to including the cylinder heads, cylin-
comb-like structure. They lower the motor oil because combustion causes der walls and valves.
temperature at which oil will pour or carbon build-up and deposit forma- The other 40 percent is cooled
flow and are found in most motor tion on the pistons, rings, valves and by the oil. The oil is directed onto
oils designed for cold-weather use. cylinder walls. Carbon and deposits hot surfaces, such as the crankshaft,
affect engine temperature, oil circula- main and connecting rod bearings,
Wear Protection
tion, engine performance and fuel effi- the camshaft and its bearings, the
Since one of an oil’s main functions is ciency. Detergent additives clean these
to prevent friction and wear, anti-wear timing gears, the pistons and many
by-products from the oil. Some com-
additives are part of the chemical other components in the lower por-
bustion by-products slip past the piston
composition of an oil. These additives tion of the engine that directly
rings and end up in the motor oil, which
protect engines by bonding to metal can clog the engine’s oil channels. depend on the motor oil for cooling.
surfaces and forming a protective film Engine heat is created from fric-
layer between moving parts that are Dispersants tion of moving parts and the igni-
vulnerable to friction and wear when While detergents help minimize the tion of fuel inside the cylinder. Oil
an engine is first started and before the amount of combustion by-products, carries heat away from these hot
oil begins to circulate completely. While dispersant additives keep those by- surfaces as it flows downward and
this protective film doesn’t entirely products suspended in a form so dissipates heat to the surrounding air
eliminate metal-to-metal contact of fine they minimize deposits. They
when it reaches the crankcase.
moving parts at start-up, it minimizes keep the oil in the engine clean while
they prevent the build-up of carbon Lubricating an engine actually
the effects of contact. requires a very small amount of
or deposits from burned and
Oxidation unburned fuel and even from the oil motor oil compared to the amount
Because excessive engine heat itself. Eventually, these suspended needed to ensure proper cooling of
causes chemical breakdown of oil, particles are removed by the oil filter. these internal parts.
which in turn results in permanent The oil pump constantly circulates
thickening of the oil, oxidation
Anti-Foam
the oil to all vital areas of the engine.
inhibitors work to limit the impact The addition of silicone or other com-
pounds in very small amounts makes Classification Systems
of oxidation. Oil oxidation produces
acidic gases and sludge in the most oils adequately foam-resistant. Oil is classified by two systems. One
crankcase. These gases combine with It’s important to minimize foaming in system determines the oil’s viscosity
water in the crankcase to corrode motor oil because tiny air bubbles are (the SAE grade), and one determines
and rust the engine. Corrosion whipped into motor oil by the action of its performance level, which oil to
prevention is especially critical in many rapidly moving parts, resulting use in what type of engine (the
diesel engines. in a mass of oily froth that has very little API class).

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SAE Grade cold and the 30 criteria once hot. C-series classifications pertain
The Society of Automotive Engineers SAE 10W-30 and SAE 5W-30 are to diesel engines. They are: CA,
(SAE) Viscosity Grade is a system widely used because under all but CB, CC, CD, CD-II, CE, CF, CF-2,
based on viscosity measures taken extremely hot or cold conditions, CF-4, CG-4, CH-4, CI-4, CI-4 PLUS
from a variety of tests. It developed they are light enough for easy engine and CJ-4. All are obsolete except
11 distinct motor oil viscosity clas- cranking at low temperatures and CH-4, CI-4, CI-4 PLUS and CJ-4
sifications or grades: SAE 0W, SAE heavy enough to protect at high tem- performance rated oils.
5W, SAE 10W, SAE 15W, SAE 20W, peratures. Not all C-series classifications
SAE 25W, SAE 20, SAE 30, SAE 40, supersede one another.
API Class
SAE 50 and SAE 60. These are CH-4 for Four-Stroke Diesel
The American Petroleum Institute
single-grade or single-viscosity oils. Engine Service. CH-4 is required for
(API) developed a classification
These grades designate the spe- high-speed, four-stroke engines
system to identify oils formulated to
cific ranges that the particular oil designed to meet 1998 exhaust emis-
meet the operating requirements of
falls into. The “W” indicates the sion standards. CH-4 oils are specifi-
various engines. The API system
grade is suitable for use in cold tem- cally compounded for use with diesel
has two general categories: S-series
peratures. (Think of the “W” as fuels ranging in sulfur content up to
and C-series.
meaning “Winter”.) The classifica- 0.5% weight. Can be used in place of
The S-series service classifica-
tions increase numerically, readily CD, CE, CF-4 and CG-4 oils.
tion emphasizes oil properties crit-
indicating the difference between
ical to gasoline- or propane-fueled
them and what the difference CI-4 PLUS for Severe-Duty
engines. If an oil passes a series of
means. Simply put, the lower the Diesel Engine Service. CI-4 PLUS
tests in specific engines (API
number, the lower the temperature at typically is required in high-speed
Sequence tests), the oil can be sold
which the oil can be used for safe four-stroke diesel engines used in
bearing the applicable API service
and effective protection. The higher heavy-duty on- and off-highway
classification. The classifications
numbers reflect better protection for applications. CI-4 PLUS oils are
progress alphabetically as the level
high-heat and high-load situations. especially effective in engines
of lubricant performance increases.
designed to meet 2002 exhaust
Each classification replaces those
emission standards. CI-4 PLUS oils
Think of the “W” in before it. SM oil may be used in any
may be used in place of CD, CE, CF,
engine, unless the engine manu-
a motor oil’s classification facturer specifies a “non-detergent”
CF-4, CG-4, CH-4 and CI-4 oils.
as meaning “Winter.” oil. CJ-4 for 2007 and newer diesel
SA and SB are non-detergent oils Engines. CJ-4 was developed to
and are not recommended for use address special concerns about
Single-grade oils have a limited
unless specified. emission control engines and their
range of protection and, therefore, a
Cars from model-years 1980 to operation on ultra-low-sulfur diesel
limited number of uses.
1989 originally required SF oils, while fuel (ULSD) (less than 0.05% sulfur).
With today’s well-refined, high vis- cars from model-years 1990 to 1993 CJ-4 oils exceed CI-4 PLUS, CI-4,
cosity index oils, however, an SAE 20 required SG oils. CH-4, CG-4 and CF-4 oils.
oil usually will meet the viscosity New cars beginning with the 1994 These classification systems aim
requirements of SAE 20W and vice model year required oils with an API to help motorists choose the right oil
versa. Those that do are classified SH performance rating. Beginning for their needs. The choice depends
SAE 20W-20. with model-year 1997, new cars on the engine, the outdoor tempera-
This multi-grade or multi-viscosity required an API SJ oil. The year 2001 ture and the type of driving the engine
ability increases an oil’s usefulness, brought the introduction of SL oils. must withstand.
because it meets the requirements SN category is the most recent clas-
of two or more classifications. sification. It was introduced Oct. 1,
Examples of multi-viscosity oils 2010. SN oils are designed to pro-
are SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30, SAE vide improved oxidation resistance,
10W-30, SAE 15W-40 and SAE 20W- improved deposit protection, better
50. The number with the “W” desig- fuel economy and better emission
nates the oil’s properties at low system performance over the life of
temperatures. The other number the oil.
characterizes properties at high tem- SL, SM and SN are the current
peratures. For instance, a multi-vis- API classes. SL, SM and SN oils
cosity or multi-grade oil such as are widely available and ensure the
10W-30 meets the 10W criteria when best engine protection available.

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AMSOIL provides top-quality filters
for every application.
How Motor Oil Acids
Becomes The combustion process pro-
Contaminated duces acidic gases which, like
Motor oil becomes unfit for water vapor, condense on
service after a period of use. cylinder walls at cold engine
Two main reasons for this are temperatures and also find
the accumulation of contami- their way into the crankcase
nants in the oil and chemical oil. These combine with water
changes (additive depletion to cause rust and corrosion.
and oxidation) in the oil itself. EaO filter family
Soot and Carbon
These factors cause deteri- Incomplete combustion pro-
oration of the oil and prevent it duces soot, carbon and other
from doing the job of lubricat- deposit-forming materials. An
ing and cooling engine parts. engine running too “rich,” or
Abrasives with too much fuel, increases
the amount of contaminants. In
Road Dust and Dirt gasoline engines, light-load
Design limitations of air clean- and low-speed operations
ers, some oil fill caps, and increase these combustion by-
crankcase ventilation systems products more than high-load,
allow some dust and dirt to Donaldson filter family high-speed operations. Diesel
enter the engine. Leaks in the engines produce more of these
intake system also permit unfil- by-products with low-speed,
tered air to enter the engine. high-load operations.
However, proper maintenance
of the engine and its acces- Dilution
sories can minimize the amount When an engine is started or
of contaminants entering the running abnormally, some
lubrication system and extend unburned fuel in liquid form is
engine life. deposited on cylinder walls.
That means raw fuel leaks past
Metal Particles WIX filter family the rings into the crankcase,
Normal wear of parts in an where it reduces the viscosity
engine produces very small of the oil. Dilution lowers the
metal particles that are picked film strength of the oil and
up and circulated by the oil. increases oil consumption.
Particles of road dust and Usually this is a minor prob-
dirt increase the rate of wear lem when engine operation is
and generate larger metal at high-speed or high-temper-
particles, that in turn are quite atures, but it can be a problem
abrasive. These, too, are cir- in vehicles consistently used
culated through the engine by for short-trip driving.
the oil. MANN filter family
While all of the processes
While oil filters help keep these by which a motor oil is contami-
particles at a minimum, they can’t the exhaust. However, when engine nated are not fully defined, the use
remove them entirely. temperatures are low, such as at of high-quality motor oils such as
start-up, warm-up and short-trip AMSOIL synthetic motor oils allows
Combustion By-Products operation in low ambient tempera- motorists continued protection of
Water tures, the water vapor condenses their engines along with extended
Combustion produces water vapor, (turns into a liquid) on cylinder walls drain intervals, all while limiting the
or steam. When engine temperatures and is picked up in the crankcase oil. contaminants in the oil and pro-
are high, most of the water remains Here it leads to the formation of longing engine life.
in vapor form and goes out through sludge, rust and corrosion.

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Engine Filtration and Maintenance
Engine Wear Media Efficiency Comparison Most filters on the market com-
Automotive experts agree dirt is the 120 promise the filtration of finer particles
number-one cause of engine wear. by using a thin layer of porous filter
100 paper. These filters have almost no
Analysis by Federal-Mogul Corporation
reports that 43.4 percent of all engine extended cleaning ability since they

Efficiency (%)
80
bearing distress is caused by dirt. have a low capacity for storing dirt.
Engine dirt particles are so small 60 These “surface-type” paper fil-
– mere dust specks – and an engine ters quickly become restricted as
40 Nanofibers
debris builds up on the paper sur-
is a highly sophisticated piece of Cellulose

machinery, crafted from the most 20 Wet Gauze face. When this happens, the filter
durable metal alloys. How, then, can by-pass valve opens and allows
these minute particles bring down 0
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
unfiltered oil into the engine.
Particle Size (Microns)
such a high-tech giant?
The answer lies in that dirt parti- grit that gets into an engine. In order
cles are extremely abrasive. They to do the job right, the air filter must
consist of razor-like flakes of road effectively filter the dangerous par-
dust and airborne grit drawn into ticles without obstructing the vital
the engine through the intake man- flow of air that sustains the engine.
ifold, as well as manufacturing scarf Conventional air filters quickly
and wear-metal particles generated become obstructed with dirt, reduc-
inside the engine. These particles ing vital engine air intake, leading to
are carried by the oil into the preci- poor engine performance and low
sion clearances between bearings fuel efficiency. They require frequent
and other moving parts. Once they replacement.
work in between these parts, they
grind and gouge surfaces, altering AMSOIL Filters
clearances and generating more Last Longer
abrasive debris. This wear cycle When properly cleaned at 25,000- Normal oil circulation in an internal combus-
continues, making precision com- mile intervals, AMSOIL Ea Air Filters tion engine.
ponents sloppy and fatigued until are guaranteed for 100,000 miles or AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters are made
they fail altogether. four years, whichever comes first. with premium-grade full-synthetic
Filtration is the key to preventing The use of synthetic nanofiber media media. The strictly controlled pro-
costly engine repairs caused by dirt. allows AMSOIL Ea Air Filters to pro- cessing of this media ensures accu-
Filtration removes contaminants by vide unsurpassed filtration protec- rate filter construction, and is what
trapping and holding them outside tion for 25,000 miles or one year allows Ea Oil Filters to deliver higher
the system of oil circulation. In order between cleanings. capacity and efficiency along with
for a filter to be truly effective, it must AMSOIL Ea Air Filters rank among better durability.
be able to capture contaminants of the most efficient filters available to AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters have sig-
all types and sizes. AMSOIL has the auto/light truck market. Ea Air nificantly lower restriction than
developed a complete line of sophis- Filters’ synthetic nanofiber media conventional cellulose media filters.
ticated filtration products designed removes five times more dust than Their small synthetic nanofibers trap
to offer the best protection available traditional cellulose filter media alone smaller particles and hold more con-
against virtually all harmful engine and 50 times more dust than wet taminants, resulting in lower restric-
contaminants. gauze filter media. AMSOIL Ea tion. During the engine warm-up
Air Filters have a much higher period, an Ea Oil Filter allows the
Air Filtration capacity and lower restriction than oil to flow through the filter at a
An engine “breathes” air to mix with competing filters. colder temperature than a typical
fuel for combustion – about 9,000 cellulose filter. The additional filtering
gallons of air for every gallon of gas. Oil Filtration time decreases engine wear.
All that air contains more than 400 Full-flow oil filters install directly into
tons of suspended dirt in one cubic the line of oil circulation. The “full By-Pass Oil Filtration
mile over a typical city, and the con- flow” of oil passes through the filter An average full-flow filter traps par-
centration is much higher in rural as the oil journeys between the oil ticles as small as 20 microns. The
areas where travel frequently is over pump and the engine. filter can’t remove finer particles
unpaved roads. A full-flow filter must be able to because the oil must be filtered
The air filter is the first line of remove and hold contaminants with- quickly while removing most of the
defense against the abrasive airborne out obstructing oil flow to the engine. particles in the oil.

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Engine dirt may seem too
small to be harmful, but even
microscopic particles are like
boulders inside the precision
clearances between bearings
and other moving engine
parts. The result is abrasive
wear that literally
chews these
surfaces
apart.

back to the sump and by- Oil Analysis


AMSOIL SPIN-ON BY-PASS FILTER passes the engine. This con- By analyzing used engine oil, a qual-
OIL DRAWN AT
OIL PRESSURE tinual process will eventually ified lab can determine the degree of
SENDING UNIT
make all of the oil analytically protection the oil is delivering and
CAMSHAFT clean, reducing long-term make certain the oil has not been
wear and can extend drain contaminated. Oil analysis also can
OIL intervals. detect impending engine failure.
CIRCULATING
SYSTEM AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Fil- OIL ANALYZERS INC. provides
ters use a two-stage pleated state-of-the-art oil analysis testing
and layered cellulose/full-syn- and is a perfect complement to
FULL-FLOW
FILTER
thetic media to provide an effi- AMSOIL synthetic motor oils. The
ciency rating of 98.7 percent at combination of superior lubrication
BEARINGS two microns. and reliable oil analysis provides
CLEAN OIL
RETURN LINE Dual Remote: peace of mind over extended drain
Patented Protection intervals.
OIL PAN
OIL ANALYZERS testing kits
Available only from AMSOIL, (KIT01, KIT02, KIT03) are available
the Dual Remote Oil Filtra- from AMSOIL. Oil analysis helps
Oil circulation system using an AMSOIL Spin-On tion System replaces con-
By-Pass Oil Filter. motorists derive the longest life from
ventional full-flow filters, mounting in AMSOIL synthetic motor oil and from
any convenient location in the their engines.
By-pass oil filtration uses a sec- engine, and gives full-flow and by- For more information on oil analy-
ondary filter with the purpose of elim- pass oil filtration protection. With sis and OIL ANALYZERS INC. go to
inating nearly all contaminants in Dual Remote, filter changes are www.oaitesting.com or call (715)
engine oil. By-pass filters have high quick, clean and easy. It also 392-0222.
capacities and eliminate much increases an engine’s oil capacity,
smaller particles than full-flow filters, helping oil work better, not harder.
including those in the two to 20
micron range, soot and sludge.
By-pass filters operate by filtering
oil on a “partial-flow” basis. They
draw approximately 10 percent of
the oil pump’s capacity at any one
time and trap the extremely small,
wear-causing contaminants that
full-flow filters can’t remove. By-pass
filters have a high pressure differ-
ential, causing the oil to flow through
them very slowly and allowing for
the removal of smaller contaminants.
It is called by-pass filtration because
the oil flows from the by-pass filter

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Synthetic Motor Oils Outperform Conventional Lubricants
1. Superior Wear Protection . . . 6. Reduces Oil Consumption
Engines Last Longer Tests show the superior
In the Four-Ball Four-Ball Wear
(ASTM D-4172)
thermal stability of AMSOIL 15 NOACK Volatility
(ASTM D-5800)
14.75

0.5 Synthetic 10W-30 Motor 14.03


Wear Test (ASTM 40 kg, 75°C, 1200 RPM, 1 hour
0.46 0.46
0.47
0.48 0.48

D 4172) AMSOIL 0.41 0.41


0.44
Oil (ATM) withstands the
Synthetic 10W-30 0.4 higher operating tempera- 12
0.36
Motor Oil (ATM) 0.35 0.35
tures of today’s engines 9.93
10.26
10.56

outperforms the 0.3 better than competing 9 8.62 8.71


9.46

leading synthetic 10W-30 oils. 8.20


Wear Scar Diameter (mm)

% Weight Loss
and petroleum 0.2
With AMSOIL, only 5.70% vapor- 6.89

10W-30 motor oils. izes, compared to much higher 6 5.70

percentages with competing


0.1 motor oils. The result: better fuel
economy and wear protection 3
with AMSOIL 10W-30 Motor Oil.
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2. Improves Fuel Economy
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have been credited with 7. Lower Cost, More Convenience
significant fuel economy improvement. Motorists value savings. With AMSOIL synthetic motor
oils, 25,000-mile/one-year oil changes save time and
3. Easier Cold Starts money. With all the added performance benefits of
AMSOIL synthetic motor oils stay fluid at remarkably low AMSOIL synthetics, fuel economy, reduced oil con-
temperatures. sumption and better wear protection, your savings add
up every mile you are on the road.
8. Jet-Age Technology
Only synthetics can stand up
to the extreme performance
demands of a jet engine.
Every jet engine in the world
uses synthetic engine oil.

60 percent of engine wear occurs during initial start-ups. AMSOIL


motor oils flow freely for fast delivery to critical engine parts. 9. The First in Synthetics
4. Superior High-Temperature Performance In 1972, AMSOIL formulated the world’s first American
Reduced friction means cooler operating temperatures. Petroleum Institute-certified synthetic motor oil. With
Excessive oil temperatures can be significantly reduced almost 40 years’ experience manufacturing and mar-
when using AMSOIL motor oils. keting synthetic motor oils, AMSOIL has been a con-
sistent leader on the forefront of lubricant technology.
5. Reduces Deposits on Critical Engine
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Parts
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better.
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