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AMSOIL Oil Service Life Can
Be Determined In Various Ways
Signature Series Motor Oil New 700-Hour Limit Provides Clarity
for Those Operating Vehicles That Idle Excessively.
Oftentimes we talk
about how long motor oil can be used - the expected service
life - before it needs to be changed. Service life is most
frequently described in miles and can be greatly affected
by a vehicle's operating conditions, which is why AMSOIL has
provided definitions for normal and severe service.
For our Signature
Series products, AMSOIL defines severe service as 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. Most of those conditions are straightforward.
"Excessive idling," however, can
be difficult to define. To add clarity, AMSOIL is now adding
a 700-hour interval under both normal and severe service conditions.
our Technical Product Manager, Passenger Car, created the
graph below to help illustrate the importance of the hours
interval by highlighting some examples. The graph shows the hours of engine
operation, or idle time, versus the miles driven for a drain interval.
The colored lines represent average speeds of a vehicle in
four different scenarios. The blue line represents an average speed for a New York City taxi,
which according to the EPA is only 7.1 mph. Even though the
taxis there don't move very fast, their engines are
operating nearly continuously, which means that the oil is
being stressed for a large amount of time. If you follow the
blue line in the graph, you can see that after 700 hours they
have only traveled 5,000 miles. And according to the updated
AMSOIL recommendation, these cabs should change their oil
unless oil analysis says they can go longer.
we found that taxis running in Las Vegas average a consistent
14.6 mph. Even though the vehicles are not always moving,
the engines stay on just to keep the air conditioners running.
Following the orange line in the graph shows that these vehicles
can accumulate a little more than 10,000 miles in 700 hours.
That's the same amount of time as the NYC taxi, but
they can go twice as long in terms of miles. This is a clear
example of how the hours interval can significantly impact the amount
of miles achieved in a drain interval.
The EPA city driving
cycle is used to estimate the city fuel economy numbers we
are familiar with seeing advertised on vehicles. It has an
average speed of 21.2 mph, and it is a good representation of short-trip
or stop-and-go driving seen in cities without major congestion.
Vehicles primarily used in this capacity fall into severe
service, so the mileage cutoff would be at 15,000 before the
next oil change, which happens to correspond nicely with the
700-hour mark. Now if speeds are slightly above 21.2 mph,
but the driving conditions fall into severe service (turbocharged,
dusty, towing, plowing, etc.), then the drain interval will
be limited by 15,000 miles before it reaches 700 hours.
Finally, the EPA
highway cycle is shown in green, averaging 48.3 mph. This
is mostly highway driving, and even after 25,000 miles the
engine operating time is only slightly over 500 hours. Therefore,
drain intervals will be set by 25,000 miles, and the hours
don't even come into play.
Series Motor Oil represents the pinnacle of oil formulation,
but all motor oils eventually break down. For many applications,
especially personal-use vehicles, the average speed is high
enough that the hours of engine operation are not a concern.
However, for high idle-time applications, such as those common
to fleets, logging the amount of time the engine operates
is important. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 02/15.
Series Oil 700-Hour Graph
AMSOIL Signature Series Motor
Oil New 700-Hour Limit Provides Clarity for Those Operating
Vehicles That Idle Excessively.
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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