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Oil Aditives Can Offset the
Careful Balance of a Well-Formulated Motor Oil
of Anti-Wear Agents, For Example, Can Lead to Reduced Resistance
I don't get up
on my soapbox very often - partly because I have put on a
few extra pounds and don't want to break the box, and partly
because it's just not my personality. Not a lot of things
really get to me, but when I come across something that does,
you don't want to be with me in the car for a long drive.
One of these things is engine oil additives. The last time
I stopped by the local parts store to pick up a tool for a
brake job on my Ford Fusion, I stood in the aisle for a full
10 minutes looking at the huge display of engine oil additives.
I was not in a hurry, so I picked up a dozen or so and read
the marketing claims.
Wow; it seems almost
any internal engine problem in the world can be solved simply
by using an engine oil additive. "Restores engine life,
eliminates dry starts, eliminates engine noise, restores parts'
surfaces AND compensates current wear!" Now I see why
people buy all these oil additives. Too busy or just not interested
in taking care of your vehicle? Just wait until you have a
problem and then buy a solution at the local parts store and
you are back in business. Our instant-gratification culture
pushes us into believing in quick solutions. In reality, there
are very few quick solutions that can correct years of neglect
in any area of life, including your internal combustion engine.
Very few, if any, engine oil additives solve engine issues
overnight or somehow restore engines to their original condition.
So how do you get the longest, trouble-free life out of your
engine? Use a high-quality, trusted brand of synthetic motor
oil regularly and don't add any engine oil additives. Formulating
a motor oil to perform all the critical jobs required by your
engine is a balancing act. You can't just focus on improving
one property without testing and evaluating the impact on
all critical oil properties. Many times, use of additives
improves one property, but causes other properties to take
motor oils is a core strength developed over the past 40 years
at AMSOIL, and it is not an easy task. Motor oils need to
protect engines against abnormal wear, excessive varnish,
sludge, rust and corrosion and damaging foam. Motor oils also
need to remove heat, help meet fuel economy standards, keep
engine seals from leaking and keep catalytic converters working
effectively over their projected lives.
Many negative outcomes
derived from using engine oil additives have been documented
over the years, including accelerated corrosion, excess oil
thickening in cold temperatures and increased deposit formation.
Most of these negative outcomes are relatively complicated
chemical interactions, but just like your family is interconnected,
so is the chemistry in your motor oil. When you add Uncle
Buck to your family for a week, you and the kids all have
a lot more fun staying up late and listening to stories, but
he upsets the family balance. The kids have black circles
under their eyes from staying up too late, you argue with
your spouse about a few choice new words the kids picked up
and you have to clean up cigar butts all over the garage when
he finally leaves. Seems fun at first, but a week-long visit
proves having Uncle Buck live with you for good isn't such
a good idea.
in motor oils are all interconnected and work together like
a family unit to provide all the important properties required
to keep your engine operating well. Most motor oils are designed
with a measured amount of wear protection and deposit control.
The problem comes when you add a whole bunch of extra or new
or deposit control, and it ends up creating corrosion or destroying
cold-temperature properties. Motor oils that perform well
have some Uncle Buck built in, but at an appropriate level
that does not upset critical chemistry in other areas designed
to keep your engine running smoothly over the long run.
If you want a more
detailed explanation by industry experts, a recent Noria announcement
outlined that "Aftermarket oil additives can backfire."
In the book, "Practical Handbook of Machinery Lubrication,"
the following description is listed:
percentage of a certain additive may improve one property
of an oil while at the same time degrade another. When the
specified concentrations of additives become unbalanced, overall
oil quality can be affected. Some additives compete with each
other for the same space on a metal surface. If a high concentration
of an anti-wear agent is added to the oil, the corrosion inhibitor
may become less effective. The result may be an increase in
It's a much fancier
way of saying too much of your Uncle Buck is not good for
your marriage. Next time you talk to someone who is contemplating
using one of those flashy new engine oil additives, tell them
about the importance of maintaining the critical balance in
motor oil and what can happen when it becomes unbalanced.
AMSOIL Magazine 01/13.
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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