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TGDI Engines Projected To Dominate
New Vehicle Sales By 2020
Create Severe Conditions Best Suited For Synthetic Motor Oil.
Technical Product Manager,
The industry trend
toward smaller engines that deliver increased power and fuel
efficiency has been well-documented. You've heard us talk
at length about the key technologies that enable today's advanced
engines - turbochargers, gasoline direct injection (GDI) and
variable valve timing (VVT). The June 2015 edition of AMSOIL
Magazine includes a nice explanation of each technology
and, most importantly to us, how they affect motor oil.
In short, they're
brutal on oil. It's one of the reasons more automakers are
installing synthetics at the factory.
But first, a quick
refresher course. GDI technology locates the fuel injectors
directly in the cylinder (hence the name), as opposed to the
manifold. This arrangement allows for greater control over
the injection event, allowing engineers to fine-tune engines
for greater efficiency and power. One Side effect is fuel
contaminating the oil. As fuel is sprayed into the combustion
chamber, it can wash past the rings and down the cylinder
walls, into the oil sump. Ford* has seen the issue frequently
enough to release a technical service bulletin (14-0040) titled
"Fuel Odor From Engine Oil and/or Engine Oil Level Overfull"
to address F-150 trucks equipped with the 3.5L Ecoboost* engine.
Fuel dilution varies by engine type and driving conditions,
with some vehicles showing no issues.
There are two main
side effects of fuel in the oil. First, fuel thins the oil,
sometimes reducing the viscosity below the specified grade.
If not accounted for in the design of the engine, this can
impact wear rates and have an effect on systems that use the
oil to function, like VVT. Second, significant fuel contamination
increases the rate of oil degradation. For these reasons,
oil analysis labs typically condemn oil samples when the fuel
content is greater than five percent.
Many GDI engines
are turbocharged (TGDI). Turbos push more air into the combustion
chamber, and tuning for efficiency can improve fuel economy,
especially when combined with other technologies, such as
direct injection. Operating at up to 150,000 rpm on exhaust
gases that can exceed 1,000 degrees F, turbos create extreme
conditions that can cause low-quality oils to quickly break
down, creating deposits and shortening the life of the oil.
By 2020, industry experts predict nearly every new vehicle
sold will come equipped with GDI technology, and the vast
majority will be turbocharged.
- and even more in the future - probably see only the tremendous
benefits of improvoved power and fuel economy from their TGDI
vehicles. Most don't realize the toll modern engines take
on motor oil.
Like most vehicle
manufacturers, AMSOIL has long recommended different service
intervals based on "normal" or "severe"
driving conditions. Turbocharged vehicles are automatically
included in the severe service category due to the extreme
heat. To ensure customers have the information they need to
properly maintain their vehicles, we're soon adding a notice
to the AMSOIL
Product Guides at www.amsoil.com
that reminds owners of turbocharged vehicles to follow the
severe-service recommendation. That means customers using
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil in TGDI engines
can extend drain intervals up to 15,000 miles/700 hours/12
months, Whichever comes first, and should only extend oil
changes beyond that with the guidance of oil analysis.
As proven in numerous
tests, AMSOIL synthetic motor oils remain the best oil for
these challenging engines. For example, the TEOST Test determines
an oil's tendency to form deposits at high temperatures and
is a good indicator of turbocharger protection. In the test,
Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil minimized deposits
and easily surpassed API SN requirements. In the extreme heat
of the Sequence IIIG Test, AMSOIL Signature Series scored
86 percent better for piston deposits than required by API
SN, even after doubling the length of the test.
It may seem like
a small issue, and in many ways all we're doing is encouraging
motorists to follow the guidelines we've had in place for
years. Published. AMSOIL Magazine 10/15.
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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