AMSOIL has introduced a new value-priced synthetic hydraulic oil series for industrial applications. HV Synthetic Hydraulic Oil will be available in ISO 22, 32, 46 or 68. The HV series will be replacing the AW series of hydraulic fluids.

So why the change? AMSOIL examined today’s industrial market dynamics and determined that a cost-effective product was needed that addressed the fundamental requirements of modern hydraulic systems. HV is considerably less expensive than the AW line, while maintaining the high quality, performance and advanced technology that is expected of AMSOIL products. The HV series is designed to deliver the following:

  • All-season performance across the temperature spectrum
  • Robust anti-wear protection
  • Outstanding varnish and deposit control
  • Strong resistance to foaming, with fast air-release for consistent performance
  • Long fluid life and strong viscosity breakdown resistance.
  • Energy efficient formula reduces energy costs
  • Value-priced

Contact us for wholesale commercial pricing.



When one thinks of the word “stealth”, most automatically think of stealth aircraft that is designed to avoid radar detection. In the case of our Ride of the Week for May 25, 2012, stealth refers to a vehicle that is surreptitiously designed to avoid gas pumps.

If you walked by Christopher V.’s 2005 Chevy Malibu, you probably wouldn’t notice that this is anything other than a very clean and well-maintained stock vehicle.

Christopher's Chevrolet Malibu

In reality, this Malibu is anything but stock and the real-world efficiency of this car is anything but typical.  The published mileage claims of a stock Malibu in this trim (3.5L V-6/4-speed automatic transmission) is 34.8 miles per imperial gallon on the highway. Christopher’s best highway mileage of 51 mpg (imperial)  and an overall average of 48.7 mpg on the highway certainly shows that this is not your average Malibu.

Let’s have a look at some of the modifications and notable items that Christopher has added to improve the performance and efficiency of his car.

  • Custom-fabricated aluminum under-body belly pan
  • Modified headlight assemblies for improved air flow
  • Removal of mudflaps to improve air flow
  • Upper grille block
  • RActive high-flow air intake
  • OBX exhaust headers (designed for a Pontiac G6)
  • Magnaflow catback exhaust (designed for a Pontiac G6)
  • Removal of catalytic converters
  • Indexed spark plugs
  • Added 1/4″ compressor air filter to PVC line to prevent contaminants from entering the throttle body
  • Brembo carbon fiber brake rotors, with Akebono ceramic pads
  • Monroe Maxair shocks
  • Centerline wheels (lightweight, rotary forged)
  • Optima Red Top battery
  • AMSOIL Synthetic Fuel Efficient Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • AMSOIL HDD 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Premium fuel only (avoids ethanol for optimum fuel economy)
Christopher's Malibu Under-Body Belly Pan

Custom Under-Body Belly Pan to Improve Air Flow.







Engine Bay of Christopher's Malibu

Engine Bay of Christopher's 3.5L Malibu







Christopher's OBX Exhaust Headers

OBX Exhaust Headers (designed for a Pontiac G6)







If you would like to have a closer look at Christopher’s Malibu project, he has published a very detailed webpage here. His page also includes detailed documentation of all of his fuel economy data.

Would you would like to submit an offering as our Ride of the Week? Just send us a photo and short blurb on any type of vehicle that you enjoy and that others may find interesting. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, etc. are applicable. Your full name and location will be omitted. Feel free contact us at “”.

If you were planning a transcontinental motorcycle trip and wanted the ultimate touring machine, you would be hard-pressed to find a better candidate than our Ride of the Week for May 18, 2012. This week we feature Todd S.’s 2005 BMW K1200LT. Read more

A commonly asked question by those with vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differentials is, “Do I need to add a limited slip additive (or friction modifier) when changing to AMSOIL Synthetic Gear Oil?”. Read more

The “Ride of the Week” for May 11, 2012 is Steve’s 1600 horsepower, tire smoking, asphalt melting, record setting Mustang drag racer. Just how quickly can 1600 horsepower propel you down the strip? How does a quarter mile in 7.6 seconds at 187 miles per hour grab you? Read more

AMSOIL has tweaked their marketing approach with respect to their two-cycle oil line by re-naming and re-labeling hp Injector Synthetic Two-Cycle Oil. It is now called HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. Read more

As AMSOIL-sponsored motorcycle racer Marcel Irnie prepares for the this summer’s Canadian Superbike Championship Series, he is honing his skills by racing in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. The West Coast offers an early start to the season and exceptionally fierce competition. By the time the Canadian series opens in late June, Irnie should be fit and battle-hardened.

Marcel Irnie and his BMW S1000RR in Portland










The video below is from Portland International Raceway on April 21-22, 2012. He is getting acquainted with his new BMW S1000RR and as you’ll see, Irnie reaches 292 km/h on the front straight. He even picked up a couple of wins in the process.

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our “Ride of the Week” (ROTW) feature. Each week we will showcase a customer or reader’s favorite machine and we hope that this will be a long-running segment. If you wish to offer a submission, just check out the guidelines at the bottom of this article. Read more