AMSOIL intentionally removed cooling across the air fins on the dyno and disabled the temperature safeguards on this 2019 Harley Street Bob (updated). This was done to torture this V-twin engine beyond normal operations testing the abilities of the AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle (MCV) oil in abnormally high heat situations.
AMSOIL has released a revised line of end cap oil filter wrenches to cover almost all of the Ea Oil Filters for automotive and motorcycles.
All filters use a 3/8″ square socket drive to get into hard to reach locations.
Once the filter is hand tightened, only wrench-tighten 3/4 of a full turn or to the torque specification in your maintenance manual.
Continue reading for more info on the sizes available and which Ea oil filters they fit.
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AMSOIL has upgraded the formula of Saber Professional 2-Cycle Premix Oil for 2014. The biggest perceptible change other than the packaging label update is the addition of a gasoline stabilizer component to the premix oil. We also note from the specification numbers that they have tweaked the formula throughout.
I have been using Saber Pro in my 2-stroke string trimmer for several years and can confidently attest that the previous formula was excellent. The fuel stabilizer addition is a solid move that makes this product a complete package.
The biggest selling feature of Saber Pro is something that is not new. With this synthetic premix comes the ability to use a single fuel/oil ratio for all the two-stroke implements you own. Saber Pro mixed at anywhere from 75:1 to 100:1 will IMPROVE the performance and wear protection of engines requiring mix ratios of 20:1 through 100:1. This has been true since AMSOIL first released a synthetic premix oil in the mid-1970′s making this tried and true technology.
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The AMSOIL diesel fuel additive line boasts several improvements with AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean (ADF) and AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow (DFC) featuring new formulations. They are designed to clean both the tough-to-remove deposits surfacing in modern high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) diesel engines and traditional injector deposits.
All four products feature bold new packaging.
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In May of 2013 AMSOIL released a study of their Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil tested against synthetic offerings from nine popular competitors by an independent, third party laboratory.
The competitors tested in the report are:
- Mobil 1™ Extended Performance
- Royal Purple High Performance Motor Oil
- Lucas Synthetic
- Red Line High Performance Motor Oil
- Castrol Edge® with Titanium Fluid Strength Technology®
- Pennzoil Ultra™
- Petro-Canada SUPREME Synthetic™
- Quaker State Ultimate Durability™
- Valvoline SynPower® Full Synthetic Motor Oil
For those thinking about taking the plunge and trying AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for the first time, you may have questions. You may even have reservations about trying a synthetic oil in your bike. We have put together a collection of commonly asked questions about motorcycle oil.
Some of the questions include:
- What are the benefits of synthetic motorcycle oil?
- Are there any downsides to using synthetics in your bike?
- Is synthetic oil wet-clutch compatible?
- Do I need to use an AMSOIL Oil Filter with your oil?
Read on to see the Frequently Asked Questions about AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils.
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The snow has all melted away and we’re starting to get a bit of cabin fever here in Southern Ontario. Our lawn equipment gets an oil change in the fall so all there is to do is to put some quickshot in the gas can and fill up the tanks.
Here are two products that go hand in hand. One makes the grass grow thick and strong while the other protects your outdoor power equipment for another year.
The AGGRAND Hose-End Sprayer kit (G1102) is an easy way to spray the quart sized bottle onto your lawn and garden. A quart sized bottle should give you 2 to 3 feedings for an averaged sized lawn.
AMSOIL’s ATF products have been elevated to the Signature Series family, now known as Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATL). While formulations and pricing remain unchanged, the robust nature of these products was further proven in intense field testing allowing AMSOIL to introduce new application and service life recommendations. Field testing was conducted in Las Vegas taxi cabs. As you can imagine, Las Vegas cabs endure continuous stop-and-go conditions in extreme desert heat which makes it an excellent location to test these products.
Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF and Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF offer the most benefits in applications where heavy towing, elevated temperatures and challenging terrain are common. As transmission sumps are shrinking these robust fluids offer piece of mind and the ability to extend service life in some applications.
I’m excited to see the addition of the Mitsubishi ATF J2 specification to the Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF (ATL). This will directly apply to my 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander and is great to see an after market fluid for this application.
Continue reading AMSOIL Upgrades ATF Specifications
To demonstrate its extreme-heat protection qualities, AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV) was subjected to a dynamometer test designed to simulate conditions even more extreme than the demanding stop-and-go driving conditions of a motorcycle rally or parade route.
A 2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob motorcycle equipped with AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil was operated for 68.5 minutes at low speeds, with significant idle time broken by engine revving and little to no air moving across the cylinders. Like most Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the Dyna Street Bob features an air-cooled V-twin engine, which relies on cooling fins arrayed along the cylinder walls to conduct heat away. Continue reading Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob MCV 20W-50 Torture Test
A post I made in 2011 talked about how to select an oil to use in your snow blower. Things have changed recently in the minimum API specification of automotive oils that have outdated those suggestions.
The new API SN specifications have lowered the amount of ZDDP anti-wear additives so much that I’ve decided to no longer suggest regular vehicle oil to be used in air cooled lawn and garden equipment. Air cooled equipment is abused and works so much harder in a much more difficult environment than your daily driver liquid cooled vehicle.
The cost of a quality oil – which is just a few dollars more – versus the possible repair bill is something you’ll have to choose. I made my choice based on my recent experience with an over rev’ing situation which needed the extra protection of an oil designed for air cooled outdoor power equipment.
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