Update February 6, 2015: We now offer a synthetic 0W-40 that meets the Chrysler MS-10725 specification.

A question from a reader: “I’ve got a 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 with the 6.4L Hemi engine. Dodge recommends 0W-40 motor oil with the Chrysler MS-10725 specification. I see that AMSOIL does not offer a 0W-40 motor oil for automotive use. Do you have anything that is suitable for my car?”

Answer: Our application tool does suggest the AMSOIL “Full SAPS” European Formula Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil for the Dodge 6.4L Hemi engine. This engine oil meets the Mercedes-Benz 229.3 and 229.5 specifications.

So what about the Chrysler MS-10725 spec? As this engine configuration dates back to the previous relationship that Chrysler had with Daimler, Dodge will accept the MB 229.3, MB 229.5 specifications OR the Chrysler MS-10725 spec.

What about the fact that the AMSOIL product is a 5W-40 and Dodge suggests a 0W-40 motor oil? We took that question to AMSOIL Technical Services. They advise us that this full synthetic 5W-40 is perfectly fine unless the car is being started at temperatures below -40°C (-40°F).

AMSOIL European “Full SAPS” Formula 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil

AMSOIL European “Full SAPS” Formula 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for 6.1L and 6.4L Hemi V-8 engines in Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 SRT8 models.

The AMSOIL “Full SAPS” European Formula Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil is also suitable for the following Dodge/Chrysler SRT8 models:

Dodge Charger
6.1L engine 2006-2010
6.4L engine 2012-2014

Dodge Challenger
6.1L engine 2008-2010
6.4L engine 2011-2014

Chrysler 300
6.1L engine 2005-2010
6.4L engine 2012-2014

What is “Full-SAPS”?

The term “SAPS”  refers to the amount of Sulfated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulfur (anti-wear and detergent additives) in the engine oil. European engine oils are commonly classified by their SAPS levels: “Low”, “Mid” or “Full”. This 100% synthetic 5W-40 is the ideal candidate to contend with the heat and mega-horsepower delivered by your Hemi V-8.

We can offer this synthetic engine oil at wholesale prices. Request a price list using the form on your right. We ship from two warehouses in Canada and eleven located throughout the US.

We Don’t Have an Alternative, But Here’s why You Should Stick With The Honda Product

We have been asked on a few occasions if we offer an equivalent for a product called Honda Moly 60 Paste. This is a product that is designed to protect the drive splines of shaft-driven motorcycles. It is formulated with a very high molybdenum disulphide content to withstand the heat and pressure of these components and needs to be reapplied occasionally. Molybdenum disulphide (or “moly” as it is often called) is a solid compound that is added to some grease types to reduce friction and wear.

Some Honda owners mistakenly use a general-purpose grease containing moly thinking that they are using a reasonable equivalent to the Honda Moly 60 Paste. Keep in mind that a product labelled as a “moly grease” can contain anywhere from 2% moly on the low end to 5% moly on the high end. The Honda Moly 60 product contains 60% molybdenum disulphide and is classified more as an assembly coating. It is certainly not in the same category as a multi-purpose grease that contains some moly.

We do not offer an alternative to this product, as this is more of a paste than a grease. We do offer some of the industry’s finest synthetic greases for a myriad of equipment. The Honda product is expensive, but we do recommend that you bite the bullet and stick with it. Excessive wear or failure of drive splines is not worth saving a few bucks on preventative maintenance.

 

AMSOIL Ea Air FiltersAMSOIL has ceased production of their “EAA” air filters for car and light truck applications. If you wish buy any of the remaining units, act now before they’re gone. Contact us with the form on your right or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

The “EAAU” Universal Air induction Filters and “EAAR” Racing Air Filters (for carburetor-equipped vehicles) are unaffected by this development and still in production.

There are a few reasons for this change. The first being the fact that car makers are increasingly equipping each model with unique filter dimensions rather than using the same filter part number across several models. Couple this complication with declining Ea Filter sales and AMSOIL simply opted to pull the pin on the series.

Sadly the Ea synthetic air filter concept is/was a good one. The dry media can be cleaned and reused for long life. It was also one of the more effective filters in the industry at keeping contaminants out of the engine.

Oildepot still offers WIX and Mann air filters to cover most applications. They offer original equipment quality and reliable engine protection.