AMSOIL’s new OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor Oil is now available for sale. This brand-new viscosity is offered in the value-priced OE Series to start. We suspect that as the 0W-16 grade becomes more prevalent, it will eventually be offered in AMSOIL’s premium XL and Signature Series lines.
Where Can I Buy 0W-16 Engine Oil?
Oildepot can ship this AMSOIL Synthetic 0W-16 to your door from warehouses in Canada and the United States. We have wholesale programs for personal-use as well as for dealers and shops. Contact us for a wholesale price list using the form on this page.
Why Did AMSOIL Come Out With A 0W-16?
The 2018-19 Honda Fit and the 2018-19 Toyota Camry (2.5L conventional and hybrid engines) recommend the use of 0W-16 motor oil. Automakers are scrounging for every conceivable way to improve fuel economy. Make no mistake, that is why this new ultra-thin motor oil viscosity is on the market. Expect automakers to spec 0W-16 for more models in the very near future.
Will 0W-16 Be Too Thin?
We discuss this question in our post “Is 0W-16 Motor Oil Too Thin?“. We believe that engine design and motor oil chemistry have reached the point where 0W-16 is very viable. Extensive testing goes into industry motor oil specifications and engine technology. We are confident that the homework on 0W-16 is complete. You can bet your last dollar that AMSOIL OE 0W-16 was rigorously tested. It will provide the heavy-duty synthetic wear protection that AMSOIL is famous for.
Remember that many motorists had grave concerns when the 5W-20 motor oil grade was introduced almost two decades ago. Now, the majority of modern passenger cars and light-trucks use 5W-20 or 0W-20. After hundreds of millions of miles of use, 20-weight motor oil has been proven to offer excellent wear protection.
We predict that the 0W-16 motor oil grade will eventually deliver the same successful track record.
Do you have questions about 0W-16 motor oil? Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.