On May 1, 2020 ILSAC GF6 / API SP motor oils should be available. This new standard is a significant step up from GF5 which is why it has taken much longer than initially anticipated. Eight new tests were added that an oil must pass to qualify for GF6 certification. To read more about the process and tests, check out this motor.com site. (It’s nice to know that AMSOIL already meets or exceeds the requirements as currently released.)
While a temperature and humidity controlled storage area would be great for storing your lubricants and other products, if you’re like most people, you store your AMSOIL Products on a shelf in your unheated garage or storage shed. Depending on where in the country you live, that could mean a minimum temperature anywhere from 40ºF to -40ºF or lower.Continue reading
New research shows that water flowing over thin layers of rust can generate power.
An interesting short article in Smithsonianmag.com Read More
Upper Cylinder Lubricant Gasoline Additive Preserves Horsepower and PerformanceContinue reading
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are under pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. As a result, most new engines today use some combination of turbochargers, direct-fuel injection and variable valve timing to deliver better fuel economy and increase horsepower.Continue reading
I never really thought much about grease compatibility years ago when I first started working on my vehicles. I was uninformed figuring “Grease is Grease.” (Kind of like the “Oil is Oil” people.)Continue reading
If your old enough to remember the “News Reel” footage shown in theaters before the “Feature Films” were shown, you should recognize the look of this 10 minute black and white video right away. While the first minute or so shows people engaged in winter sports, it makes a point of the “Lubrication” needed to enjoy these sports. (And if you asked most people today what “Lubricant” was used in these sports, you would probably get a blank stare or possibly “Wax.”
There is an old saying that “The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same.” While much has changed both in the sports and in lubrication since this video was made, most of the change has been in the technology, the basics are still the same.
This article is from the August 30, 2019 issue of the Engine Labs newsletter. ( https://www.enginelabs.com/ ) Link is in the title of the block below
By John Baker From A October 24, 2016 AMSOIL Blog Post
While the Blog Post is 3 years old, the information is just as important today as it was then. That’s why I’ve added it to the “Interesting Reading” section of this web site. Read More
If you own an ATV or UTV, especially if you tend to abuse it or work it to the limit, check out this short video of a test of AMSOIL ATV/UTV Fluids.
ATV/UTV Torture Test Video (One Minute Thirty Seconds – Opens In New Tab)