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Chemical Reactions Occur In
Motor Oil, Even When Not In Use
Lubricant Is Engineered To Withstand The Effects Of These
Reactions Longer, But There Are Limits.
Many people already
know that severity of service puts additional stress on engine
oil, but we don't talk much about the effects Father Time
has on oil. Chemical and physical changes are occurring in
your engine oil from the day it is installed in your vehicle,
even when the vehicle is not in use. Just like inside your
body, there are a number of different reactions occurring
inside your engine that impact its overall health. Like eating
too many Big Macs and drinking too much Coca-Cola can accelerate
reactions that can harm your health, contaminants introduced
into your motor oil can accelerate reactions that can harm
Series Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for 25,000 miles
in normal service. I've driven only 18,000 miles since
last spring when I changed my oil, so why do I need to change
it after a year in service? The oil level is full, so why
not just keep driving and get the full 25,000 miles out of
the oil? It may be possible through oil analysis, but without
verifying a clean bill of health, the oil must be changed
to ensure the vehicle is protected.
Motor oil is continually
subjected to a variety of forces and contaminants that degrade
the oil's quality until, ultimately, fresh oil is required.
Forces such as oil-pump shear and contaminants such as combustion
by-products, fuel, water and coolant all affect the expected
life of motor oil.
pass by the rings, seep into the oil sump and reduce motor
oil life. Higher concentrations of by-products in the oil
affect the rate at which chemical reactions occur, but the
amount of time combustion by-products are in contact with
motor oil also has an effect. The acids and free-radicals
created when burning gasoline or diesel fuel accelerate chemical
reactions that degrade motor oil. When you install brand new
oil and start the vehicle, these reactions begin and continue,
to an extent, even when the vehicle is not operating. These
chemical reactions result in increased viscosity, oxidation
and nitration levels in the motor oil.
Fuel dilution is
another major cause of motor oil degradation. Vehicles driven
for short trips that do not reach normal operating temperatures
don't get hot enough to evaporate fuel from the sump. Gasoline trapped in
the oil sump thins the oil and promotes chemical reactions
that degrade the oil. This phenomenon is more pronounced in
diesel applications because diesel is less volatile and does not readily evaporate, reducing
engine oil viscosity as fuel builds up in the oil sump.
Water and glycol
contamination tend to occur together, but water without glycol
is also common. Glycol, a common component of antifreeze,
is a particularly damaging contaminant and is estimated to
account for 60 percent of all engine failures. Antifreeze
can enter the engine through a leaky head gasket, faulty oil
cooler or other area. It doesn't take much glycol to degrade
motor oil, reduce lubricity and react to thicken the oil to
the point where the oil pump cannot supply enough oil to the
engine for proper lubrication. Once that happens, the engine
comes to a screeching stop.
Water is usually
the primary source of trouble for oil in a vehicle that is
only driven occasionally, such as an RV or a classic car.
In those cases, water from condensation can build up in the
crankcase and remain there for long periods if the engine
is not brought up to operating temperatures on a regular basis.
Once an engine is warmed up, the water evaporates and is removed
from the engine by the crankcase ventilation system. If not,
the water will degrade the oil and potentially promote corrosion
within the engine.
Other forms of
contamination that affect oil life include questionable oil
additive products, excessive soot from a poorly running diesel
and residue left by pressurized injector cleaning. These contaminants
all affect engine oil life over time. As vehicles age, the
chance of encountering some or all of these contaminants increases.
Since these reactions start with the turn of a key and continue
even when the engine is not running, there has to be a time
limit placed on lubricant life for good vehicle protection.
Without a qualified used oil analysis program in place, a
conservative limit is used to ensure the oil is changed prior
to becoming critical; hence the one-year limit on AMSOIL Signature
Series Motor Oil. Keeping your vehicle working optimally through
good preventative maintenance also helps to keep contamination
to a minimum, but it does not eliminate it altogether.
The bottom line
is that after being used for one year, there are just too
many possible chemical reactions to guarantee protection without
used oil analysis for verification. If you are using an AMSOIL
product, you have proven that you care about your equipment.
Making wise choices and following proven techniques is the
next step in becoming a lubrication expert. If it is true
that information is power, then everyone should be able to
explain how contamination affects engine oil life over time
- on a quest to reach AMSOIL superhero status! Published,
AMSOIL Magazine 05/12.
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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