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Fuel System Maintenance Is Essential
For Modern Engines
regular cleaning, today's engines will not deliver the power
and fuel economy they are designed to deliver.
Technical Product Manager,
It used to be common
practice for vehicle owners to spend a Saturday afternoon
in the garage, giving their vehicles a tune-up. There was
a sense of pride and accomplishment in working under the hood,
getting their hands dirty and knowing the efforts would help
keep the car or truck running strong. Back then, vehicles
were much easier to work on - the engine layouts were open,
components were accessible and the average Joe didn't need
advanced training or complicated tools to perform maintenance.
vehicles are a different breed. The push for better fuel economy
has led to smaller engines littered with computerized monitoring
systems and complex technologies all tightly packaged together.
As a result, most of us are taking our vehicles to repair
shops for even the most routine maintenance. Yet all vehicle
owners can still perform a quick engine "tune-up"
with no tools or automotive background required. Instead of
turning wrenches, it comes in the form of a fuel additive.
As you know, motor
oils are tasked with several functions beyond just lubricating,
including keeping engine components clean. This is made possible
by the use of detergent and dispersant additives. Their role
is to prevent contaminants from sticking to engine components,
especially hot components such as pistons
and rings. However, motor oil is not able to prevent deposit
build-up on certain components, including fuel injectors,
intake valves and combustion chambers. That's where
boosting the cleaning power of gasoline comes into play.
are traditionally located in the air intake ports, and they
spray fuel in a fine mist that mixes with air as it passes
by the backs of the intake valves. Fuel injectors of this
style are appropriately called port fuel injectors. Port fuel
injectors become clogged with deposits over time, which causes
that fine mist of fuel to turn into an unpredictable stream
of fuel. As a result, the fuel doesn't mix as well with the
air, and the combustion of the mixture is less effective.
Now consider a
gasoline direct-inject engine such as the Ford EcoBoost or
GM Ecotec, which have fuel injectors positioned with the tip
located inside the combustion chamber. Because of this location
advantage, they can better control the spray of finely atomized
fuel into the cylinders, leading to increased power, reduced
emissions and most importantly these days, improved fuel economy.
During normal engine operation these injectors are exposed
to much higher temperatures and pressures, which leads to
more rapid deposit build-up than the build-up on traditional
port fuel injectors. The outcome of plugged injectors is the
same - poor spray patterns causing lost power and efficiency.
In a port fuel-injected
engine, the next components that can be reached through the
fuel system are the intake valves. Their job is to allow air
into the combustion chamber at the precise time that it is
needed, then close tightly to seal the chamber during combustion.
The valves tend to accumulate deposits over time that can
prevent them from sealing properly, allowing pressure loss
and poor engine performance. Since the port fuel injectors
are positioned to spray at the valves, any deposits that form
on them can be easily addressed through fuel additives. However,
in direct-inject engines the intake valves never get fuel
sprayed on them, so fuel additives have a minimal effect on
cleaning those deposits.
The final components
that see a significant benefit from fuel additives are the
components that form the combustion chamber itself: the piston,
cylinder walls and head. The extreme temperatures and pressures
they are routinely exposed to make them prone to deposit formation.
These deposits can lead to hot spots that cause the air-fuel
mixture to ignite before it should, resulting in uncontrolled
combustion known as engine knock. Today's engines have sensors
to detect that condition, and they constantly make adjustments
to compensate. The good news is that those adjustments prevent
the knock from causing significant engine damage. The bad
news is that the engine is no longer operating at its most
efficient settings, leading to lost power and fuel economy.
This is where quality
fuel additives make a difference. Their role is to clean the
deposits that the motor oil cannot reach. AMSOIL P.i. Performance
Improver (API) is a highly concentrated formulation specifically
designed to clean all of the deposits previously mentioned.
The result is restoring and maintaining engine performance.
The proof-of-performance study titled "AMSOIL
P.i.: A Study in Performance" (G2543) is a great
tool for demonstrating P.i.'s effectiveness. It is located
in the Performance
Tests Section and details the results of validation testing
of P.i., including the 5.7 percent gain in fuel economy after
running just one tank of P.i.-treated gas. No wrench-turning
required. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 11/14.
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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