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July through September 2007

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December 15, 2007
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Saturn Develops Fuel Efficient HCCI Prototype

Saturn has manufactured the world's first driveable vehicle prototype equipped with a homogeneous-charge compression- ignition (HCCI) gasoline engine. Power to the Aura model is provided by a production 2.2L Ecotec 4-cylinder powerplant modified for a combination of both HCCI and conventional sparkignition operating modes. HCCI is a lean-mixture combustion process that combines the low emissions and low-cost aftertreatment equipment benefits associated with gasoline with the low fuel consumption benefit of diesel, offering a 15 to 20 percent increase in fuel economy when applied to a gasoline engine. GM plans to road-test similar multimode engines configured to use conventional spark-ignition mode from start-up to 1000 rpm, HCCI mode between 1000 and 3000 rpm and spark-ignition mode again at 3000 rpm and up.

Bar Magnets Capture More Particles

Spencer R. Anderson, PDM Tech, TLNA, advises using bar magnets to capture particles in large plant equipment with accessible openings inside the gear box or reservoir. "Although magnetic plugs are good, they will not always capture all metal particles," says Anderson. "We have found that between sampling, filter changes and filtering that bar magnets capture a large amount of wear debris that may accumulate from large equipment with pinions and bull gears. When a large amount of wear metal is found, we know that we may have a problem and can correct it before it causes more damage."

Reliable Cold Weather ATV Operation

Cold temperature preventive maintenance ensures ATVs run at peak performance throughout the winter riding season.

While motorcycle, scooter, boat and jet ski owners in northern climates have packed away their equipment until spring, ATVs provide owners with year-round recreational and work opportunities. However, ATVs operated in cold winter climates require special attention to ensure reliable operation throughout the season.

When conventional lubricants get cold, they tend to thicken and sacrifice wear protection, while synthetic motor oils maintain their viscosities in cold temperatures.

Owners traveling long distances at high speeds may wish to contact their ATV dealers regarding jetting requirements. Because cold air is denser than warm air and has higher oxygen content, a richer fuel mixture is required to prevent piston damage. In addition, check into whether gasoline antifreeze is recommended for the ATV and ensure the air filter is clean. If the ATV is equipped with a heated carburetor, have a dealer inspect its operation.

When conventional lubricants get cold, they tend to thicken and sacrifice wear protection, while synthetic motor oils maintain their viscosities in cold temperatures. "Synthetic oils do not need to be confined to the engine and transmission," says Randy Hall of MX Performance. "Differentials will also benefit from the characteristics of synthetic gear oils especially in the cold weather."

Grease the steering and suspension linkage to remove dirt and water contaminants, and inspect driveline and CV boots to avoid problems with freezing water. Drum brake seals should also be inspected to be sure they are in place, ensuring drums don't fill with water and freeze. Brake fluid can also become contaminated with water and freeze in cold weather. If the brake fluid has not been changed in the last five years, it may be time to change it.

Because a cold engine requires more electrical energy to turn over, and because a battery's chemical action slows in cold weather, winter is an especially trying time for an ATV's electrical system. Using the winch as a lift for a plow system taxes the electrical system even further.

If an ATV's battery is between 3-5 years old, have it checked or replaced. It is also a good idea to check the charging system. Ensure the battery terminals are clean and tight, and make sure the battery's electrolyte level is at the proper height.

AMSOIL Synthetic Formula 4-Stroke Information

In liquid-cooled machines, it is important to ensure the concentration of antifreeze is at the correct level. Temperature protection should be lower than the lowest temperature the operator expects to ride in during the season. Check the condition of the hoses and radiator as well.

Finally, before hitting the trails, always make sure the ATV has had a chance to warm up. If riding on roads where salt is used, protect the undercarriage and metal components with a rust inhibitor.

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector Information
Formula 4-Stroke® Power Sports Synthetic Motor Oil

The broad 0W-40 viscosity rating of AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke® Power Sports Synthetic Motor Oil (AFF) provides the ultimate extreme temperature protection for ATV engines and transmissions, ensuring easy cranking, excellent cold weather starting and quick post-startup protection in the coldest winter climates.

AMSOIL Antifreeze and Coolant Information
Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant

AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT) provides maximum antifreeze and cooling protection in the most extreme temperatures and operating conditions.

Heavy Duty Metal Protector

AMSOIL Heavy Duty Metal Protector (AMH) is excellent as an undercoating, protecting metal surfaces exposed to the damaging effects of salt, moisture or chemical corrosion.

The Increased Popularity of Flex Fuel Vehicles

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About six million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) are currently on U.S. roads. Capable of running on either gasoline or E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, FFVs have been receiving considerable attention in recent years. The benefits of E85 include its renewability, its ability to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The drawbacks are reduced fuel efficiency compared to gasoline and lack of E85 pumps across the nation. Less than 1 percent of the nation's gas stations offer E85.

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 90 to 95 percent of all ethanol produced in the U.S. is made from corn. However, the future holds the possibility of using the cellulose from agricultural wastes, known as cellulosic ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 70 percent, while also delivering four to 10 times the energy provided by ethanol produced from corn.

Nearly 70 vehicle models from 1999 to 2007 have the capability of running on E85, including models from DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Isuzu, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury and Nissan. Flex Fuel Vehicles are usually labeled as such on the fuel cap area.

AMSOIL synthetic motor oils provide unsurpassed protection, performance and fuel efficiency in flex fuel vehicles and conventional vehicles.

December 01, 2007
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Team AMSOIL Starts Snocross Season Strong

Team AMSOIL racers Ross Martin and D.J. Eckstrom finish first and second in Pro Super Stock class, and Martin earns a third place podium finish in Pro Open class.

The 2007-2008 WPSA snocross season got off to an exciting start at the AMSOIL Duluth National in Duluth, Minn. on Thanksgiving weekend. Team AMSOIL racer D.J. Eckstrom kicked off the weekend by winning all three of his Winter X Games qualifying heats on Friday, while teammate Shaun Crapo picked up a second, a third and a win in his qualifying heats. Eckstrom and Crapo each earned wins in the finals to qualify for the 2008 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Racers Ross Martin and Matt Judnick of Judnick Motorsports, which signed a one-year sponsorship contract with AMSOIL in the off-season, will also be competing for medals at the 2008 Winter X Games.

Team AMSOIL racers continued to dominate in the Pro Super Stock final on Saturday, with Martin grabbing the early lead and Eckstrom working his way up from eighth place to catch him. They battled for 22 of 24 laps before Eckstrom was held up by lapped traffic, allowing Martin to take the win and Eckstrom to earn a hard fought second place podium finish. Martin's teammate Judnick finished 10th, while Eckstrom's teammate Crapo finished 11th.

Team AMSOIL had another solid day of racing on Sunday in the Pro Open final. Martin again grabbed an early lead, with Eckstrom right behind him in second. By race's end, Martin earned a third place podium finish with Eckstrom finishing right behind him in fourth. Judnick finished seventh and Crapo finished eighth.

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HDT USA Land Speed Records Become Official

Prior to Bonneville Speed Week 2007 last September, Hayes Diversified Technologies (HDT USA) President and CEO Fred Hayes had driven his company's diesel-powered motorcycles to an impressive eight world and four national motorcycle land speed records. Coming into Speed Week, the AMSOIL-sponsored HDT USA team was looking to add to its collection of official land speed records. They did just that, setting two new national and international records. Those records are now official and certified by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Byron Schmidt set a new record in the 750 MPS D class of 103.321 miles per hour, breaking the old record of 101.617 mph, while Hayes set a new record of 110.432 mph in the 750 MPS DB class, shattering the old record of 105.147 mph.

November 15, 2007
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Hybrid Customers Want Fuel Efficiency

Hybrid vehicle systems can serve to either improve fuel economy or increase horsepower. Judging by units sold, customers prefer models that offer improved fuel economy. Fuel efficient hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius have enjoyed increasing sales, while models that use hybrid systems to increase horsepower, including the Honda Accord, Lexus RX 400h and Toyota Highlander, have seen decreasing sales since their introductions.

Oil Storage Tips

Noria Corporation offers the following safety tips for oil storage areas:

• Place fire extinguishers throughout the oil room and ensure they are inspected and tested regularly.
• Promptly clean up spills.
• Place used rags and absorbents in approved containers immediately after use, and empty the containers at the end of each shift.
• Ensure oil houses are well ventilated.
• Rest solvents in a grounded surface to prevent static electricity sparks.

Gearbox Tip

According to Clint Del Valle, reliability leader at Honeywell, gearboxes in inaccessible or unsafe locations make finding leaks very difficult. "If available, use an infrared camera to look for leaking seals, breathers or plugs," he says. "These thermal images will show hot oil or grease oozing from the source."

The Growing Diesel Performance Market

The increased popularity of diesel engines has increased demand for performance parts and accessories.

Surveys reveal that public perception of diesel engines has improved in recent years. A recent TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence survey showed 51 percent of respondents believe modern diesel engines are not the under-performing vehicles they once were, and 50 percent agree diesel engines are more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. In addition, respondents revealed they are willing to pay up to $1,700 extra for better fuel efficiency in a vehicle. This is significant because diesel engine options for light-duty passenger cars typically cost between $1,000 and $1,500 more than standard gasoline engines.

A growing number of publications are providing positive press for diesel engines, while an increasing number of companies in the diesel performance market are advertising in these magazines.

Gale Banks of Gale Banks Engineering predicts the diesel market share for cars and 1/2- ton pickups will grow to 16 to 18 percent over the next 15 years. The media has played a role in helping the public become receptive to diesel engines as performance-capable alternatives to gasoline engines. A growing number of publications are providing positive press for diesel engines, while an increasing number of companies in the diesel performance market are advertising in these magazines. In fact, the total number of advertising pages purchased by performance diesel companies in Diesel Power magazine soared 330 percent between 2005 (134 pages) and 2006 (577 pages).

As diesel engines have become cleaner, quieter and more powerful over the past several years, a surge is becoming evident in the heavy-duty diesel pickup and light-duty diesel vehicle performance markets. According to a SEMA Automotive Lifestyles survey of diesel enthusiasts, the top three specialty equipment performance part purchases in 2006 were exhaust kits, air intake performance air filter replacements and cold air intake conversions. Reported purchases of performance air filters increased from 38.5 percent in 2005 to 50.1 percent in 2006, while purchases of cold air intake conversions more than doubled from 20.5 percent in 2005 to 45.6 percent in 2006.

The survey also reveals a growing number of these consumers are turning to the internet to purchase parts and accessories. These internet purchases have come largely at the expense of custom shop/installers, with 17 percent of respondents reporting purchasing from a custom shop/installer, down from 36 percent in 2005.

Top 20 Diesel Specialty Equipment Purchases Product
Exhaust Kit - Pipes/Muffler/etc.
Air Intake - Performance Air Filter Replacement
Air Intake - Cold Air Intake Conversion
Engine Performance Chip/Computer
Window Tinting/Lamination
Floor Mats - Custom
Tires - Plus-sized
Alarm System
Gauges - Custom
Satellite Radio
Wheels - Custom
Springs/Shocks/Suspension/Sway Bars
Stereo - CD Changer
Exterior Lighting
Grille - Custom
Suspension - Lift Kits
Tires - Performance
Fog Lights - Custom
Stereo - Amplifier
Where Diesel Enthusiasts Purchase Specialty Equipment
Retail Channel
Internet Retail Store Website
Custom Shop/Installer
Independent Parts Store/Installer
Do Not Know
Specific Brand/Manufacturer's Website
Catalogue Mail Order
Auction Website
Chain Auto Parts Store
Magazine Mail Order
Vehicle Dealership
Car/Truck Show
Retail Department Store
Not Applicable
Newspaper Classifieds

AMSOIL offers premium quality Ea Air Filters and Ea Universal Air Induction filters ideal for the gasoline and diesel performance markets.

AMSOIL Ea Air Filter information click hereAMSOIL Ea Induction Performance Air Filter information click here

Ea Air Filters
AMSOIL Ea Air Filters incorporate nanofiber technology which has been used exclusively in severe and heavy duty applications. AMSOIL Ea Air Filters are more efficient and have greater capacity than cellulose and wet gauze filters, effectively extending engine and filter life and reducing engine wear. Cleaning of Ea Filters with a shop vacuum or low pressure shop air is recommended every 25,000 miles or one year, and they have a total service life of 100,000 miles or four years.

Ea Universal Air Induction Filters
AMSOIL Ea Air Induction Filters are constructed of advanced nanofiber technology and fit most popular air intake systems on the market, providing improved cold air intake and excellent efficiency for superior engine protection and performance. Ea Air Induction Filters are cleanable and remain serviceable for long filter life, saving money on filter costs. Cleaning of Ea Air Induction Filters with a shop vacuum or low pressure shop air is recommended when designated by the restriction gauge or according to operating conditions.

Rinker Wins ChampBoat Season Finale

Team AMSOIL powerboat racer and two-time defending ChampBoat Series champion Terry Rinker provided a thrilling end to the 2007 ChampBoat Series season on November 3-4 in Savannah, Ga. After earning his first pole position of the season, Rinker knew he needed a win in the feature race to have a shot at his third straight championship.

Rinker got off to a quick start for the early lead, and despite being pushed hard by Shaun Torrente and Chris Fairchild, he held his ground to take his 17th career win. Teammate Randy Rinker also had a successful day, finishing fourth. Although Tim Seebold's third place finish was enough to secure him the championship, Rinker finished the season a strong third while the victory moves him into third on the all-time ChampBoat wins list.

Savannah Final Results
1) Terry Rinker
2) Chris Fairchild
3) Tim Seebold
4) Randy Rinker
5) Michael Schubert
6) Lynn Simburger
7) Jeff Shepherd
8) Brian Venton
9) Ned Mihajlovic
10) Chuck Unkle
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ChampBoat television schedule.
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Aftermarket Continues Growing

According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the value of the light vehicle aftermarket is expected to surpass $200 billion within the next few years. After reaching $185.2 billion in 2006, the market is expected to approach $193 billion by the end of 2007. As in years past, vehicles over 10 years old made up the largest percentage of dollars spent, equating to $80.8 billion in 2006. The segment of vehicles six years old and older is expected to continue growing at a steady pace, while vehicles five years old and newer are projected to peak this year before declining to below $45 billion in 2010.

Oil Leak Tip

According to Craig Palculict, Georgia Pacific lube/hydraulic oil analyst, oil leaks on large machines can be difficult to locate. "When the oil level in the reservoir drops but no puddles appear, look for a leak that is running directly into a u-drain or other sewer openings. If you use oil coolers and the oil pressure is higher than the water pressure, disconnect the water side of the cooler, turn on the oil pumps and see if oil drains from the water lines, indicating a blown cooler."

Determine Wear Rates

According to Noria Corporation, wear rates can be estimated by inspecting magnetic plugs and chip collectors in system tanks and return lines at regular intervals. "One of the advantages of using magnetic chip collectors is the fact that the particles are usually presented in the original shape and size. Otherwise, these particles tend to get reworked by the moving elements, crushing them into smaller unidentifiable sizes."

LaRocco Returns For One More Win

Team AMSOIL supercross legend Mike LaRocco wins 2007 U.S. Open race of champions, while Team AMSOIL teammates Jake Weimer and Dan Reardon shine in the main event.

Retired Team AMSOIL supercross star and 2002 U.S. Open of Supercross champion Mike LaRocco was invited to compete in a special race of champions at the 2007 U.S. Open of Supercross. LaRocco was up for the challenge and pitted his Honda CR 250 against fellow U.S. Open champions Jeff Emig and Damon Huffman on the weekend of October 12-13 in Las Vegas.

LaRocco did not disappoint the capacity crowd at the MGM Grand Arena, showing off the speed and riding skills that made him a top contender and crowd favorite for 19 years of professional motocross and supercross racing. To the delight of the crowd, LaRocco won both races and stood atop the podium for one more time in his brilliant career.

In the main event, Team AMSOIL racer Jake Weimer was joined by new teammate Dan Reardon for a shot at the top prize of the weekend. After Reardon and Weimer finished seventh and tenth respectively on Friday night, Weimer stole the show on Saturday by grabbing the holeshot and taking the win, with teammate Reardon finishing fourth. Overall, Weimer and Reardon finished fourth and seventh respectively.

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U.S. Open Race of Champions FinalResults
1) Mike LaRocco
2) Jeff Emig
3) Damon Huffman

U.S. Open Final Results
1) Grant Langston
2) Chad Reed
3) Josh Demuth
4) Jake Weimer
5) Mike Alessi
6) Andrew Short
7) Dan Reardon
8) Justin Brayton
9) Tim Ferry
10) Michael Byrne

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October 15, 2007
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Consumers Spending More Online

According to a recent report from Decision Direct Research, consumers are spending more money online due in part to a desire to save gas. The survey of 55,000 customers indicated that 19 percent have significantly increased online spending over the past year, while another 39 percent have slightly increased online spending over the past year. When asked for reasons why they increased their online spending, "saves gas" showed an increase of 13 points over 2006 and "saves time" showed an increase of six points. Other survey findings indicate a decrease in the use of search engines, bookmarks and consumers entering web addresses directly. However, the number of survey respondents indicating they visited a website as the result of receiving an e-mail promotion increased from 45 percent in 2005 to 62 percent in 2007.

Catch Problems Early

Caterpillar reports that catching a problem before it causes a failure can save a significant amount of money. "Catching a problem before failure results in repair costs of 5 - 25 percent of the engine value. Catching after failure causes repairs of more than 65 percent of the engine value."

Hose Tip

According to Noria Corporation, disconnected hoses should always be capped during maintenance. "It is surprising how much debris can enter an open pipe. This will find its way into the system in short order, causing accelerated wear."

European Oil for European Vehicles

AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Car Formula surpasses the requirements of the most stringent European motor oil specifications.

Motor oil and motor oil specifications are quite different between the United States and Europe. Due to government corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, U.S. motor oil specifications place more importance on fuel economy. European specifications place more emphasis on engine protection due to the longer recommended oil drain intervals in Europe. Differences between American and European vehicle designs also affect the requirements placed on motor oils. European vehicles tend to be equipped with smaller engines with higher power densities, while American vehicles are larger and have larger displacement engines.

Offering motor oils that fulfill European OEM specifications gives retail outlets and quick lubes a distinct advantage over their competition, allowing them to reach a new segment of customers and increase sales.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has one current motor oil specification for gasoline engines and another for diesel engines, while the European ACEA system has multiple light duty oil specifications for gasoline and diesel engines. Individual automotive manufacturers select one of the specifications and usually add their own stringent requirements. When an oil is approved by a specific manufacturer, it is simply added to the manufacturer's approved list.

Due to the high motor oil quality standards, both motor oil prices and recommended drain intervals are substantially higher in Europe than in the U.S. Typical oil drain intervals are between 10,000 and 18,000+ miles and an oil change can cost hundreds of dollars. Since each manufacturer has its own specific motor oil requirements, most consumers bring their vehicles to the dealer for oil changes.

Using conventional American motor oils in European vehicles will usually not fulfill that vehicle's requirements. Therefore, offering motor oils that fulfill European OEM specifications gives retail outlets and quick lubes a distinct advantage over their competition, allowing them to reach a new segment of customers and increase sales.

AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Car Formula
AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Car Formula (AFL) is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of most modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated with advanced synthetic base stocks, premium additives and a 5W-40 viscosity rating, Synthetic European Car Formula is the preferred oil for nearly all European automobiles. It is one of the only oils in North America to be recommended for the latest specifications of all three major European automakers – Volkswagen (Audi), BMW and Mercedes-Benz, as well as the latest North American API specification.

AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-40 European Car Formula is formulated to surpass the most demanding European specifications. It is recommended for European and North American gasoline or diesel vehicles requiring any of the following worldwide specifications:

• ACEA C3-04
• ACEA A3/B3-04
• ACEA A3/B4-04
• BMW LL-04
• Mercedes Benz 229.31, 229.51
• Porsche
• Saab
• Volvo
• Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00, 505.01
• DaimlerChrysler MS-10725

5W-40 Synthetic European Motor Oil Information
October 01, 2007
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Hybrid Scooters on the Way

Piaggio SpA recently announced plans to launch a gas-electric hybrid scooter model in congested cities. "The hybrid can represent a very important reply to the problems of traffic, safety and pollution," said Piaggio SpA Chairman Roberto Colaninno. "The hybrid generates synergies from the two motors, using electronic systems." Equipped with a 125cc gas engine, the planned model is based on the Piaggio three-wheeled MP3 scooter and is expected to receive 169 mpg. A lithium battery is used to power the electric motor, and it can be recharged either at the owner's home or through the gas engine when it is running. According to officials, lithium batteries are lighter than conventional lead batteries and can be recharged several thousand times.

Reservoir Breather Tip

According to Noria Corporation, the presence of steam rising from a reservoir breather typically signifies a problem. The company recommends determining whether it is vapor or steam by placing a mirror over the breather. "Fogging of the mirror generally confirms steam. This could be due to exceptionally high operating temperatures and a sudden ingress of water into the fluid. Another problem to be concerned about is foam coming out of the vent. This is a serious condition, suggesting key properties of the oil have changed sharply. There are many causes of foam formation relating to contamination, defoamant additive, oil degradation, oil level and mixed lubricants."

A Personal Touch to a Premium Product

New Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil offers the ultimate in wear protection and fuel efficiency.

From the time he introduced the first can of AMZOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil in 1972, AMSOIL President and CEO Al Amatuzio has taken great pride in the superior protection and performance provided by AMSOIL products. Now, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the AMSOIL MLM business plan, 35 years of Dealer opportunity and 35 years of technical leadership, AMSOIL is updating its premiere motor oil with a new, personal image. New Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (SSO) replaces Series 2000 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (TSO) and offers even greater performance. Supplemented with a proprietary ashless anti-wear system for improved heat and viscosity control and boasting a 10 percent increase in TBN (see graph), new Signature Series 0W-30 sets the standard for protection and performance. Personally endorsed by AMSOIL founder and President Al Amatuzio, each bottle bears his signature and describes how he developed the first API qualified synthetic motor oil and launched the synthetic motor oil industry.

TBN Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Product Description
AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is the industry benchmark in lubrication technology. Engineered with the world's finest synthetic base oils and high performance additives, AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 is designed for those who demand the absolute best in motor oil performance. The exclusive extended drain formulation delivers superior engine protection and maximum fuel economy. AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 is a premium grade synthetic motor oil that exceeds the requirements of modern, high-performance engines and older engines. It replaces other 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30 motor oils and consistently outperforms competitive conventional and synthetic motor oils.

Extends Drain Intervals
AMSOIL Signature 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil lasts much longer in service than conventional oils. Its unique synthetic formulation and long drain additive system resist oxidation and neutralize the acids that shorten the service life of other oils. AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 delivers the best possible engine protection, cleanliness and performance over extended drain intervals, reducing vehicle maintenance and waste oil disposal costs.

Maximizes Fuel Efficiency
The lightweight molecular structure of AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil reduces energy loss from the "drag" common to high viscosity oils. It is fortified with additives that enhance its friction-reducing properties to help further improve fuel efficiency.

Reduces Wear
AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil contains specialized anti-wear technology. Its durable, high temperature film strength effectively separates metal surfaces to reduce wear even under the most grueling conditions. Tests prove that AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 provides better protection against wear than other motor oils (see graph). AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 helps engines last longer.

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Resists Heat, Reduces Oil Consumption and Emissions
AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is thermally stable with a strong resistance to high temperature volatility (burn-off). It is heavily fortified with detergent and dispersant additives designed to prevent sludge deposits and keep engines clean. Low volatility and clean operation reduce oil consumption and emissions.

Provides Outstanding Cold Flow Properties
Unlike conventional oils, AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 contains no wax. Its exceptional -60°F cold flow properties ease starting and reduce bearing wear.

AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for use in gasoline engines, diesel engines (API CF, ACEA B5) and other applications requiring SAE 0W- 30, 5W-30 or 10W-30 with the following worldwide specifications:

  • API SM/CF, SL, SJ …
  • ILSAC GF-4, 3 …
  • ACEA A5/B5-04
  • GM 4718M, 6094M
  • Ford WSS-M2C929-A
  • Daimler Chrysler MS-6395N
  • VW 503.00

Service Life
AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for extended drain intervals in unmodified, mechanically sound, gasoline-fueled vehicles as follows:

Normal Service -- Up to 35,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

Severe Service -- Up to 17,500 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

• Replace AMSOIL Ea Oil Filter at the time of oil change up to 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first (other brands at standard OEM intervals).

• In all non-gasoline fueled vehicle applications, extend the oil change interval according to oil analysis or follow the OEM drain interval.

AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil will be available October 1. It replaces Series 2000 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, which will remain available while supplies last.

Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil Data Bulletin
The new Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil Data Bulletin, highlighting the features and benefits of Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, is available for purchase.