AMSOIL OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor OilA small motor oil revolution started in 2018 of which few people are aware. The introduction of the brand new 0W-16 motor oil viscosity.

Cars That Take 0W-16

Currently, the 2018 Honda Fit (with the 1.5L engine) and the 2018 Toyota Camry (with the 2.5L engine option) are the only two cars that use 0W-16.

In the case of the Fit, Honda is suggesting either 0W-20 or 0W-16. The 0W-20 viscosity is relatively common, so this was a consumer-friendly choice.

0W-16 is the only recommended viscosity for the latest Camry 2.5L engine. There are two versions of the Toyota 2.5 litre “Dynamic Force Engine”. The A25AFKS conventional engine and the A25AFXS hybrid engine. Toyota is claiming that these two engines are among the most thermally efficient motors on the market. The addition of friction-reducing 0W-16 would certainly optimize this efficiency.

Why Was 0W-16 Introduced?

Quite simply to maximize fuel economy. Car makers have been moving toward thinner engines oils and transmission fluids for the last couple of decades. Thinner oils reduce friction and deliver a relatively small fuel mileage boost. Auto makers have to meet corporate average fuel economy (also known as CAFE) targets set by the US government. If they miss these targets, the penalties can run into the tens of millions of dollars. Going with thinner motor oils may deliver just a small fuel economy improvement per car. But every little bit counts as auto makers strive for mileage gains.

Will Using 0W-16 Engine Oil Cause Premature Wear?

Obviously, it’s too early to tell. But we strongly doubt that this will be a problem. Today’s engines are made with very precise tolerances along with high-tech materials and manufacturing processes. Motor oil technology has also kept pace with cutting-edge synthetic base oils and ever-advancing additive chemistry. As soon as wear protection test data becomes available, we will post it. We would not be at all concerned with using this new viscosity where it is recommended.

For now, 0W-16 is suggested for smaller displacement 4-cylinder engines. It will be interesting to see if 0W-16 is soon suggested for turbo-charged, V-6 or even V-8 applications.

Back in the early 2000’s, 5W-20 motor oil was introduced. Honda and Ford were early adopters of this grade with Ford even making 5W-20 the factory fill in their V-8 and V-10 pick-up engines. There were concerns that 5W-20 was too thin to protect engines and that it was simply a fuel economy improvement scheme. Early on, many believed that auto makers were willing to sacrifice engine life in order to meet their government-mandated fuel economy targets. But that concern never became a reality.

Today, 0W-20 is routinely used in 400 horsepower V-8 pickup truck engines with stellar wear protection.

Going forward, we fully expect that 0W-16 motor oil will be viewed as an integral part of overall automotive efficiency improvements with no discernible engine wear consequences.

arctic-cat-snowmobile-2019

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Below is a list of all 2019 Arctic snowmobile 2-stroke and 4-stroke models along with the recommended AMSOIL synthetic oil.

We offer AMSOIL synthetic oil for Arctic Cat snowmobiles at factory-direct prices in Canada and the US. We ship from 13 warehouses across North America. Free shipping on qualified orders. Contact us for pricing using the form on this page.

Oil Suggestions For Arctic Cat Snowmobiles From Previous Years

AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Options for Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic 0W-40 Motor Oil

AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil
The sensible replacement for Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil and Arctic Cat APV Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. When buying by the case, Interceptor is a better value. This 100% synthetic injector oil is designed to keep APV valves clean in C-TEC2 and Suzuki-made 2-stroke engines. Provides outstanding wear-control and maximum performance.

AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil
A full-synthetic upgrade over the conventional Arctic Cat Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil (at a surprisingly low price). Perfect for recreational and work sleds. Offers excellent wear control and clean, low-smoke performance.

AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil
The perfect substitute for Arctic Cat C-TEC4 Synthetic 4-Stroke Engine Oil. Ideal for any 4-stroke Arctic Cat motor made by Yamaha, Suzuki or Kymco. Pours to -60°F for outstanding cold weather protection. Withstands extreme heat and heavy loads. Suitable for turbo and non-turbo engines.

2019 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Models With AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Option

  • M 6000 (all models) 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • M 8000 (all models) 794cc l/c– Interceptor
  • M 9000 King Cat 998cc l/c turbo– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • Lynx LT ES 2000 565cc f/c– Synthetic Injector Oil or Interceptor
  • Pantera 3000 700cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • Pantera 6000 ES 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • Pantera 7000 Limited/XT Limited 1049cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • XF 6000 (all models) 599 l/c– Interceptor
  • XF 8000 (all models) 794cc l/c– Interceptor
  • XF 9000 (all models) 998cc l/c turbo– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • ZR 3000 700cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • ZR 6000 (all models) 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • ZR 7000 (all models) 1049cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • ZR 8000 (all models) 794cc l/c– Interceptor
  • ZR 9000 (all models) 998cc l/c turbo– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • ZR 120 123cc f/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • ZR 200 192cc f/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • Bearcat XT 540cc f/c– Synthetic Injector Oil or Interceptor
  • Bearcat 7000 XT 1049cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • Norseman 3000 ES 700cc l/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40
  • Norseman 6000 X/ES 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • Norseman 8000 X 794cc l/c– Interceptor

Questions? Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

2019 Polaris RMK Pro Snowmobile

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Here is a list of all 2019 Polaris snowmobile models along with the recommended AMSOIL synthetic oil product for each engine type.

We offer AMSOIL synthetic oil for Polaris snowmobiles at wholesale prices in Canada and the US. We ship from 13 warehouses across North America. Free shipping on qualified orders. Contact us for pricing using the form on this page.

Here are oil recommendations for Polaris snowmobiles for the 2008 to 2018 model years.

AMSOIL Products For Polaris Snowmobiles

AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic 0W-40 Motor Oil

AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil
Replaces Polaris VES Full-Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil and Polaris VES Extreme Full-Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. AMSOIL Interceptor flows down to -69°F, while Polaris VES Extreme flows to -60°F.
Interceptor is designed to keep variable exhaust power valves clean over long service intervals. Ideal for Polaris’s 3-stage electronic VES exhaust valves.
Interceptor is a proven world-class favorite available at price that may surprise you.

AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil
A 100% synthetic substitute for Polaris Blue Synthetic-Blend 2-Stroke Oil. We can offer AMSOIL Synthetic Injector Oil at a lower price than the partial synthetic Polaris Blue.
This Synthetic Injector Oil flows down to -53°C for outstanding cold-start performance. This product is perfect for the 550 fan-cooled engine as well as recreational and work snowmobiles.

AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40 Synthetic Oil
An elite option for any 4-stroke snowmobile engine. Suitable for turbo and non-turbo engines. With a cold pour point of -51°C (-60°F), this 100% synthetic 0W-40 delivers fast start-up protection. The robust synthetic formula resists shearing when exposed to extreme heat and heavy loads. An excellent choice for the Polaris Indy 120 and all full-sized Polaris 4-stroke engines from previous model years.

2019 Polaris Snowmobile Models With AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Suggestion

  • 600 Pro-RMK/RMK (all models) 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 800 Pro-RMK/RMK Assault (all models) 795cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 850 Pro-RMK (all models) 840cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 800 SKS (all models) 795cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 850 SKS (all models) 840cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 600 Switchback (all models) 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 800 Switchback (all models) 795cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 850 Switchback (all models) 840cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 800 Titan SP/XC/Adventure 795cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 550 Indy (all models) 544cc f/c– Synthetic Injector Oil or Interceptor
  • 600 Indy SP/XC 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 600 Rush Pro-S/XCR 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 800 Rush Pro-S 795cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 850 Rush Pro-S/XCR 840cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 550 Voyageur 544cc f/c– Synthetic Injector Oil or Interceptor
  • 600 Voyageur 599cc l/c– Interceptor
  • 550 Widetrak LX 544cc f/c– Synthetic Injector Oil or Interceptor
  • 120 Indy 120cc a/c– Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports 0W-40

Questions? Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.