Tuesday, January 3, 2017

European Car Formula Gains Manufacturer Approvals

AMSOIL European Car Formula recently received four additional specification approvals. European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (AEL) now features the Volkswagen 504.00 and 507.00 specification approvals. European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) has gained the Volkswagen 502.00 and 505.00 specification approvals. The formulations have not changed. Labels of the various package sizes will reflect the update as our inventory is refreshed.

Keep Your Retail Account Profiles Updated

Be sure to provide accurate information and a picture for each of your retail accounts for possible inclusion on the AMSOIL Locator. The Locator shows potential AMSOIL customers where they can purchase AMSOIL products or have AMSOIL products installed in their vehicles. A retail account whose profile has not been updated may not appear on the Locator when it qualifies, or may not appear accurately, potentially hindering both the Dealer’s and retailer’s growth and profits. Likewise, a completed profile that includes a photo increases the comfort factor and the likelihood of customers contacting or visiting the shop. To update your retail account information, log in to the Dealer Zone and click Retail Account Information Administration under the My Business menu.

WIX and Donaldson Price Adjustment

Minimal price adjustments on WIX and Donaldson filters are effective Feb. 1. WIX prices will increase by an average of 5 percent, while Donaldson prices will increase by an average of 3 percent.

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

In Memoriam

PAUL GREENBERG
Nov. 25, 2016
Regency Gold Direct Jobber
Albuquerque, N.M.

RYAN HAASER
Dec. 18, 2016
Dealer
Fostoria, Ohio

GARY PARIZEK
Dec. 19, 2016
Direct Jobber
Kewaunee, Wis.

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, 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.

Click to enlarge

*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.