Thursday, December 1, 2016

New AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oils: Get Ready for Change

Diesel oil is undergoing a major change. The new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications are here, and an overhauled AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup is on the way, bringing even better protection and performance with it.

Launching in February, new AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will replace AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO, DME) and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil (OEC, OED).

AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil

Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will represent the top tier of AMSOIL protection and performance for diesel engines. Signature Series will be available in 5W-30, 0W-40, 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities.

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will provide outstanding protection and performance for customers seeking an upgrade over conventional and other synthetic diesel oils. AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will be available in 10W-30, 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities.

AMSOIL CI-4+ Synthetic Diesel Oils
The AMSOIL CI-4+ synthetic diesel oil lineup will remain available as additional options for pre-2007 diesel applications not equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF).


See the December AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Outstanding Protection for Ford* Power Stroke* Engines

Ford Motor Company recently released its position on the upcoming new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications, claiming it will only recommend diesel oils that meet the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification or oils formulated specifically for the previous API CJ-4 specification.

Questions have arisen regarding why Ford would condemn use of CK-4 and FA-4 products in its Power Stroke engines. According to Ford Service Lubricant Technical Expert Ron Romano, “6.7L engines tested on CK-4 and FA-4 formulations had experienced valve train wear not encountered with CJ-4 formulations.” The CJ-4 formulations contained more than 1,000 parts per million phosphorus, an effective antiwear ingredient, while some CK-4 and FA-4 formulations were below that threshold. As a result, Ford declared that it has wear concerns about the use of CK-4 and FA-4 formulations with less than 1,000 ppm phosphorus in new and older Ford engines.

With the exception of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil, all the new AMSOIL diesel oils provide boosted levels of phosphorus, are recommended for the Ford 6.7L engine and will carry the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification. We have no concerns whatsoever that new Signature Series 5W-30 Diesel Oil will meet the wear protection requirements for the Ford 6.7L engine; however, we are choosing not to include the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification and the 6.7L engine application on this product. Ford has identified a minimum phosphorus level, and Signature Series 5W-30 is below that minimum. Once the 6.7L engine test becomes available (today, it is not yet ready), we will demonstrate the superior wear protection of Signature Series 5W-30 in the Ford 6.7L engine. AMSOIL Dealers and customers can be well-assured that all Ford Power Stroke engines, no matter the model year, are well-protected when using AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

Diesel Oil Labeling

As we prepare to transition our diesel-oil packaging from AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil to new Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil in February, we may run out of printed boxes for certain package sizes of the older diesel oils. Currently, we anticipate running out of printed one-gallon boxes of Premium 5W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO) and OE 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (OED) before the new diesel oils are introduced. In order to help control costs, there will be a short period of time starting in mid-December when these products will be packaged in plain white boxes with simple labeling.

New Bypass System for Dodge*/RAM* Heavy-Duty Pickups


A new Single-Remote Bypass Filter system is now available for Cummins* 5.9L/6.7L applications. The system includes all components necessary for installation (including parts, hose, Ea® Bypass Oil Filter [EaBP90] and installation instructions), providing increased convenience and value for customers and increased commissions for Dealers.

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*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

New Heavy-Duty Metal Protector Formulation Launches January 2017

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector will be reformulated to provide improved performance as a corrosion inhibitor. Although it will still provide lubricating properties, its primary focus will be corrosion protection. AMSOIL Chain Lube is recommended for chain lubrication needs. Look for more information in upcoming issues of AMSOIL Magazine.

Request for Updated Tax I.D.s

In preparation for tax season, we will be requesting updated tax I.D.s from all AMSOIL Dealers whose commissions exceed $500.

Donaldson P552849 Replaces Donaldson P555522

The Donaldson P552849 oil filter has replaced the Donaldson P555522.

Holiday Shipping

Keep in mind that shipping companies are extra busy during the holiday season, possibly resulting in shipping delays. Dealers are urged to plan accordingly and place orders earlier than normal to ensure they arrive on time.

Follow the AMSOIL Blog

Visit the AMSOIL Blog at blog.amsoil.com and sign up for our weekly blog updates. AMSOIL Blog content is always fresh and informative, covering a wide range of topics related to engines and lubrication, AMSOIL markets, AMSOIL products and AMSOIL happenings. The AMSOIL Blog is another easy way to stay in the loop, and it's easily shared on social media, providing another resource you can use to promote your business.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

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Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Diesel Specs: We’re Ready

The launch of the new API diesel oil specifications in December will prompt a significant change in the AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup. Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil will be discontinued, replaced with new API CK-4 synthetic diesel oils in February.

AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil
Like Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil for gasoline engines, Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will represent the top tier of AMSOIL protection and performance for diesel engines. Signature Series will be available in 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities, as well as new 0W-40 and 5W-30 viscosities.

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil
AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will provide outstanding protection and performance for customers seeking an upgrade over conventional and synthetic-blend diesel oils, while being price-competitive with other synthetic brands in the marketplace. AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will be available in 15W-40 and 10W-30 viscosities, as well as a new 5W-40 viscosity.

See the November AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

Firearm Cleaner Back in Stock

New AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant is back in stock and available for purchase.

New Heavy-Duty Metal Protector Formulation Launches January 2017

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Metal Protector will be reformulated to provide improved performance as a corrosion inhibitor. Although it will still provide lubricating properties, its primary focus will be corrosion protection. AMSOIL Chain Lube is recommended for chain lubrication needs. Look for more information in upcoming issues of AMSOIL Magazine.

Cold-Temperature Storage Recommendations

Cold-temperature storage can be detrimental to the performance of some AMSOIL products. Follow these recommendations to avoid potential problems:

Lubricants: Store at temperatures at least 10°F above the lubricant’s pour point.

Greases: Store in a dry environment at temperatures above freezing (32°F).

Gasoline Additives, Engine and Transmission Flush: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Diesel Injector Clean, Diesel Cetane Boost, Diesel Recovery: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Diesel Cold Flow, Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow: Store at temperatures above 0°F.

Brake Fluids: Do not store at temperatures below -40°F for longer than two weeks.

Heavy Duty Metal Protector, Metal Protector, Chain Lube, Power Foam, Fogging Oil, Silicone Spray, Spray Grease, Heavy-Duty Degreaser: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage as long as products are allowed to warm to room temperature before use.

Firearm Lubricant, Firearm Cleaner: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage. Warm to above -40°F before use.

Miracle Wash®: Store at temperatures above freezing (32°F).

Antifreeze and Engine Coolant: Will not freeze. No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage.

Coolant Boost: Store above 32°F.

Slip Lock®: No adverse issues with cold-temperature storage. If product separates, heat to room temperature and shake well before use.

Follow the AMSOIL Blog

Visit the AMSOIL Blog at blog.amsoil.com and sign up for our weekly blog updates. AMSOIL Blog content is always fresh and informative, covering a wide range of topics related to engines and lubrication, as well as general stories related to the various markets of which we’re a part. The AMSOIL Blog also has stories about new products and happenings at AMSOIL, and it is another easy way to stay in the loop. It's also easily shared on social media, providing another resource you can use to promote your business.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

MICHAEL HOLIEN
Aug. 19, 2016
Dealer
Arlington, Va.

DANNY SUDOL
Sept. 19, 2016
Dealer
Rutherford, N.J.

LEON SIGEL
Sept. 19, 2016
Dealer
Baltimore, Md.

JIM STANDIFER
Oct. 19, 2016
Dealer
Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Monday, October 3, 2016

Preserve Two-Stroke Equipment Power

To help you reach as many prospects as possible, we compared AMSOIL SABER® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil to ECHO* Power Blend* XTended Life* Universal 2-Stroke Oil in ECHO string trimmers. SABER Professional offered excellent protection against piston ring sticking, scuffing and deposits. SABER Professional proved superior at fighting harmful carbon buildup, greatly reducing exhaust port blocking and spark arrestor screen plugging. ECHO Power Blend XTended Life Oil, in contrast, led to significant carbon buildup, which caused the engine to lose power as the study progressed. In fact, SABER Professional protected against rpm loss – which is closely related to power – 21 percent better than the ECHO product by the end of the test.

See the October AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

New Heavy-Duty Product Guide

The AMSOIL Corporate Website now features a new Heavy-Duty Product Guide that provides product recommendations, including motor oil, filters, transmission fluid, differential fluid, grease and coolant, for a wide range of heavy-duty vehicles. It has recommendations for vehicles from 1999 to present and will receive regular updates. For older vehicles, contact Technical Services at 715-399-8324 or [email protected].

New AMSOIL Videos Available

INTERCEPTOR® Field Study Video
The INTERCEPTOR field study video details a field trial featuring AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR in rental snowmobiles. INTERCEPTOR was installed in sleds at three different rental services and put through the paces in Eagle River, Wis. Watch the rental-fleet owners talk about how INTERCEPTOR performed.

Borich Testimonial Video
The Chris Borich video testimonial features AMSOIL-sponsored GNCC racer Chris Borich, who is a regular contender for the top spot on the podium in the popular endurance off-road series. Watch Borich discuss his experience with AMSOIL ATV-UTV Oil.

Share these and other videos from the AMSOIL YouTube page online to help you in your marketing efforts.

Firearm Cleaner and Protectant Temporarily Unavailable

New AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant has sold out due to overwhelming demand. We are not accepting backorders, and expect to have the product back in stock by mid-October. Check the Dealer Zone for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please extend our apologies to your customers and accounts who are affected by this.

Ea® Air Filter Specs

For Dealers with remaining AMSOIL Ea Air Filter inventory, the Ea Air Filter specs document provides application, WIX cross-reference and size information for Ea Air Filters.

Ensure Your Customers Are Prepared for Winter Storage

Engine Fogging Oil provides stored equipment long-term protection against corrosion and dry starts, extending engine life and reducing operating expenses.

Gasoline Stabilizer is formulated to keep fuel from deteriorating during storage. It reduces the oxidation process to prevent varnish and gum buildup in gasoline, which can clog injectors, stick floats and cause poor engine performance.

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

MACK MORROW JR.
Sept. 12, 2016
Dealer
Wetumpka, Ala.

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Protection and Dependability for Generations

The moving parts on firearms (actions, bolts, hinges) must be cleaned and lubricated to ensure top performance and long life. Hunters and shooters need their guns to perform when called upon, sometimes after an extended period of storage, after sitting for hours in a wet duck blind or while on a remote hunting trip with few opportunities to clean their gun daily.

New AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant (FLPBA) effectively lubricates and protects firearms, helping extend life and prevent blockage, jams and wear. New AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant (FCPSC) is an aerosol cleaner and protectant that penetrates deep into hard-to-reach components, effectively cleaning residue from all surfaces and safely protecting guns for storage.

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Proves Itself Again in Top Three Snowmobile Brands

After a full season of abuse in rental sleds, INTERCEPTOR completely prevented ring sticking, piston scuffing and exhaust-power-valve sticking in Arctic Cat*, Ski-Doo* and Polaris* snowmobiles. At the end of the riding season, we disassembled the sleds and examined parts for deposits, wear and other distress. In all three makes, INTERCEPTOR completely prevented piston ring sticking, piston scuffing and exhaust-power-valve sticking.

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

AMSOIL Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Management

If you or any of your accounts are tax-exempt, knowing how sales tax exemption certificates work and how AMSOIL manages them will help you and your customers run your businesses more effectively and efficiently.

Dealers and accounts with a state sales tax exemption are required to file a valid sales tax exemption certificate with AMSOIL. Valid exemption certificates must be legible, complete and have a valid state sales tax exemption claimed for the products being purchased. States will not accept incomplete exemption certificates. Some state sales tax exemption certificates expire automatically, while others do not have a specified expiration date. As good practice, AMSOIL automatically invalidates sales tax certificates with no specified expiration after three years. Some states require certificates to be filed annually.

Dealers and accounts receive email notifications at 45, 30, and 15 days prior to certificate expiration. It is important to keep an up-to-date, valid email address on file for tax-exempt accounts. If updated information is not received, the certificate in question will be allowed to expire. Once updated information is received, Dealers and accounts are eligible for a refund of sales tax charged during the lapse. To request a refund, please complete and submit a Sales Tax Adjustment Form (G20) to AMSOIL Account Services within 90 days of product order date.

If you are already registered for sales tax exemption in your state(s) or province(s), but need to file a valid tax exemption certificate with AMSOIL, please complete the Uniform Sales Tax Certificate (G495G495C Can.) or the appropriate state exemption form and submit it to AMSOIL Account Services.

Dealer ID Cards Discontinued

Dealer ID cards were once necessary to help Dealers remember their account numbers and show as proof of current Dealer status. Today, the vast majority of customers and businesses store this type of information electronically, while AMSOIL provides tools in the Dealer Zone that allow Dealers to easily access account numbers and membership statuses of all Dealers and Preferred Customers. Because Dealer ID cards are no longer necessary, we are no longer issuing them to new Dealers. Some Canadian provinces may require Dealers to carry an ID card. For those Dealers, and any Dealers who prefer to carry an ID card, one may be downloaded and printed from the Dealer Zone (Business Tools>Literature>Customizable Literature>Printable Dealer Card).

P.C. Promotion Information

Going forward, Dealer notifications announcing the latest Preferred Customer email promotions will be posted in the Message Center and Dealer Zone only; they will not be sent through email. We strongly encourage Dealers to log into the Dealer Zone daily in order to be aware of the latest P.C. promotions and other important information.

Get Customer Banners, Business Cards and More at the Print Center

The AMSOIL Print Center has everything you need to get connected to new customers and stay in touch with existing clients. It features an extensive, updated selection of professionally produced AMSOIL business cards, ads, banners, handouts, fridge magnets and more that can be customized to fit your needs and coordinate with AMSOIL advertising and marketing efforts. To see what’s new, simply log in to the Dealer Zone and click the Print Center icon.

2016 Direct Jobber Convention

The 2016 AMSOIL Direct Jobber Convention will be held Oct. 6-8, 2016 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in beautiful Tampa Bay, Fla. The Marriott Waterside is a 5-star hotel with a marina right out the back door. Come sit on the back patio and watch the boats go by as you sip your favorite beverage and visit with other AMSOIL Direct Jobbers and AMSOIL corporate staff. Attend the corporate presentations to learn where AMSOIL is going over the next few years. Take a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk, also conveniently located just out the back door of the hotel. Be part of the fun as AMSOIL Direct Jobbers (maybe you!) are recognized for reaching higher levels of achievement and simply enjoy the warmth of the Florida sun.

AMSOIL has secured a block of rooms for Direct Jobbers at a competitive rate of $168 per night. Because the hotel is located in downtown Tampa Bay, parking is at a premium. If you fly into Tampa Bay International Airport, taking a taxi to the hotel is advised. The hotel is only nine miles from the airport and estimated one-way taxi fare is $25. Due to limited parking in the area, we recommend staying at the host hotel. If you decide to do some sight-seeing on your own, the street car can pick you up right outside the front door of the hotel and take you to places such as the Tampa Bay History Center, Channelside Bay Plaza (shopping and dining), the Florida Aquarium or Ybor City (described as the French Quarter of Tampa Bay).

If you decide to stay elsewhere and drive to the hotel, parking rates are $24 per day, but for AMSOIL Direct Jobbers staying at the hotel, parking is $12 per day.

If you wish to access the Internet from your room, we have negotiated the price from $12 per day to only $1 per day. For the price, convenience and camaraderie with other AMSOIL Direct Jobbers and AMSOIL corporate staff, you just can’t beat staying at the host hotel in downtown Tampa Bay.



Keep watching for exciting news regarding the Convention’s social events and travel incentives. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa Bay Oct. 6-8 for the 2016 Direct Jobber Convention.

Hotel Address:
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

AMSOIL Wings of Passage

In Memoriam

DONALD BRICKLEY
August 18, 2016
Dealer
Medford, Ore.

Information may be submitted for the AMSOIL Wings of Passage by clicking here or mail to:

Wings of Passage
AMSOIL Building
925 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Monday, August 1, 2016

New AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit Offers Maximum Convenience


Launching Aug. 8 at Sturgis, the AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit (HDCK) combines everything needed to perform an AMSOIL oil change on most 1999-2016 Harley-Davidson* motorcycles in one convenient package:

• (1) O-ring

Check the Dealer Zone Aug. 8 and the August AMSOIL Magazine for full details.

*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use.

New Grease Gun Kit


The new AMSOIL Deluxe Grease Gun Kit (GLCGN) provides improved performance and added functionality, making the job of greasing equipment even easier.

• Develops up to 3,500 psi, ensuring grease is adequately applied to the application

• Improved pumping performance

• Two convenient grease-distribution options (flexible hose and rigid pipe). The pistol-grip design and rigid hose allow one-handed grease application, while the flexible hose eases access to hard-to-reach locations.

• Two head ports for increased flexibility and comfort

• Plastic tip cover protects against debris

• Easy-to-use plunger simplifies loading

The previous AMSOIL Grease Gun Kit (GLCKT) is discontinued.