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Regular Maintenance Is Still
Necessary When Extending Oil Drain Intervals
Because You're Not Changing Oil Every Three Months Doesn't
Mean You Can Ignore Your Car.
The number of people
taking advantage of the cost savings and convenience
Of AMSOIL extended-drain-interval products grows every year,
but the 3,000-mile myth is still deeply ingrained in many
drivers. The thought of running for 25,000 miles or a whole
year without changing oil is scary for people who have not
safely extended drain intervals before. To help get over this
hurdle, vehicle owners need to understand their maintenance
responsibilities and how and why oil drain intervals can be
extended. Understanding your responsibilities as a vehicle
owner and following through on them helps ensure the vehicle
will continue to operate efficiently and last longer.
maintenance is important for any vehicle owner to catch mechanical
problems that can negatively impact the engine oil and
its ability to lubricate effectively. Whether extending
drain intervals or not, it is important that your engine is
mechanically sound and free of any significant mechanical
Some of the more
common mechanical issues that can affect oil life include
excessive antifreeze leakage into the oil sump, chronic engine
overheating, excessive fuel dilution in the oil sump and excessive
leak into the oil sump due to gasket breakdown, water pump
issues or from other sources. Large amounts of antifreeze
can degrade the oil and reduce its ability to flow easily
and protect engine components. The source of antifreeze leaking
into the oil sump must be addressed regardless of the type
of oil in use or length of drain interval practiced.
dilution is less common in gasoline-powered applications but
can cause big issues if left uncorrected. Both gasoline and
diesel fuel are much thinner than engine oil and dilute the
oil to the point that the oil film is too thin to lubricate
critical engine parts.
Heat is the enemy
of any lubricant. In faCt, performance in excessively hot
environments has been the subject of many AMSOIL studies
which have helped AMSOIL develop synthetic motor oils with
great resistance to thermal breakdown. If a vehicle develops
a significant mechanical issue that causes the engine to run
much hotter than it was designed to, the problem must be fixed
prior to extending oil drain intervals. Excessively hot environments,
whether due to extreme ambient temperatures or a mechanical defect, have
been proven to quickly degrade conventional lubricants, resulting
in excessive sludge development within the OEM drain
While oil consumption
often worries drivers, almost all cars consume some oil, which
is normal and does not cause any issues with extended drain
intervals. Excessive oil consumption, however, is indicative
of a mechanical condition that should be identified and corrected
before extending oil drain intervals. The best way to determine
normal oil consumption is to monitor oil levels before there's
an issue or consult your owner's manual for information on
normal oil consumption. This helps establish average oil use
- a sudden increase in oil consumption indicates a problem
that needs correcting.
Engines that have
significant modifications also place added strain on engine
oil. These modifications include performance computer chips,
non-OEM exhaust, fuel or air induction systems and the use
of fuels other than those recommended for normal operation
by the manufacturer.
The drain interval
recommendations for AMSOIL motor oils are determined according
to the vehicle's typical operating conditions and the
type of oil being used. For example, drain interval recommendations
for AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil differ depending
on service type: The recommendation is 25,000 miles in normal
service, 15,000 miles in severe service. Drivers need
to keep an accurate count of miles or hours on the oil, depending
on the type of oil used, and oils should never be used beyond
one year of service unless recommended by a routine oil analysis
program. Engines that are not mechanically sound or are
heavily modified are not eligible to take advantage of AMSOIL
extended draIn Interval recommendations. In fact, engines
suffering from any of the issues listed in this column should
be fixed as soon as possible regardless of drain interval
Finally, one of
the most important preventative maintenance procedures is
to simply check your oil level periodically between oil changes
and top it off to maintain proper fluid levels whether using
conventional oil or AMSOIL extended-drain lubricants. AMSOIL
synthetic lubricants are designed to keep vehicles running
for many years, but they can only do their job if you keep
your oil sump full. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 11/11.
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).
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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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