AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel OilAMSOIL has added a new 10W-30 diesel oil to their elite Signature Series Max-Duty line. The full-synthetic Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30 meets the latest API CK-4 specifications along with a multitude of industry standards.

Why Did AMSOIL Add 10W-30 Diesel Oil To Their Product Line?

There is a trend toward lighter viscosity motor oils in class 8 semi-unit engines. Engines such as Paccar MX13, Volvo D11, D13, D16 and Cummins X15 and X12 are compatible with 10W-30 motor oil. This is an effort to optimize fuel-economy. The use of lighter viscosity oils means that the industry has to be more diligent about wear control. Signature Series Max-Duty offers a world-class formula that demolishes industry wear tests such as the Detroit Diesel D13 Scuffing Test.

Ideal Applications For AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30

Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30 is ideal for newer or older diesel engines requiring a 10W-30 engine oil. Semi-truck owner/operators who are trying to maximize engine life might find this product particularly appealing. Reduced friction, extended oil change life and maximum engine life are attributes that they will appreciate.

This new 10W-30 meets the latest industry standards including API CK-4.

This product is certainly not the cheapest 10W-30 diesel oil out there. But we believe that it is the best. For those looking to protect their investment and make their engine last as long as possible, this synthetic diesel oil could be the best value on the road. Check out the product page at the link above for all of the features as well as the suitable applications and specifications.

Where To Buy AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil

We can ship Signature Series Max-Duty 10W-30 from 13 warehouse across the US and Canada. We also offer free shipping on qualified orders. There are commercial wholesale accounts for owner/operators and personal-use wholesale options as well.

Contact us for a price list using the form on this page.

AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel OilAMSOIL now offers a premium-quality synthetic motor oil for 3.0L V-6 turbo-diesel Power Stroke engines. This engine is an option for some 2018, 2019 and newer Ford F-150 pick-up truck models. The “DHD” AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic 5W-30 Diesel Oil now meets the Ford WSS-M2C214-B1 specification for the 3.0L Power Stroke engine. This motor oil is widely available for delivery in Canada and the United States.

About AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic 5W-30 Diesel Oil

This product is part of AMSOIL’s elite Signature Series Max-Duty synthetic diesel engine oil series. The Signature Series line is designed to provide the very latest in wear protection and friction reduction technology. AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 5W-30 will maximize fuel economy while delivering industry-leading wear control. One of the main features of Signature Series motor oils is that they are over-built. Therefore, this product is capable of long, difficult service intervals.

We believe that AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 5W-30 will be the best motor oil money can buy for the Ford F-150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine.

Oil Depot can sell this synthetic 5W-30 for 3.0L turbo-diesel Power Stroke engines at the best prices with our wholesale options. We ship from 13 warehouses in Canada and the United States. Contact us for a price list using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

About the Ford F-150 3.0L Turbo-Diesel Power Stroke Engine

Ford first released the turbo-charged V-6 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine for the 2018 model-year. It was initially available only in the high-end Lariat and King Ranch F-150 trim levels.

The 3.0L Power Stroke engine has a listed output of 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a ten-speed automatic transmission for optimized fuel economy. As a result, the two-wheel drive, crew-cab version reportedly gets 30 miles per US-gallon (12.75 km/L).

Oil Filter For The Ford F-150 3.0L Diesel Power Stroke?

For the time being, we do not offer an oil filter for this engine. However, we hope to get the WIX WL7490 oil filter in soon. This WIX oil filter is a high-quality replacement for the Motorcraft FL-2081 oil filter from your Ford dealer.

New AMSOIL Easy-Pack Additions May 2019AMSOIL’s innovative Easy-Pack format has now made its way to five more products.

Effective May 1st, 2019, the convenient Easy-Pack container is now an option for Signature Series ATF’s and yet more gear oil and transmission fluid options. Here are the new additions.

  • “ATF” Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF
  • “ATL” Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF
  • “SVT” Severe Gear 75W-110 Synthetic Gear Oil
  • “AGL” Severe Gear 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil (NEW Product!)
  • “MTG” Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle GL-4 Gear Oil

Easy-Pack was already an option with these AMSOIL products.

  • “SVG” Severe Gear 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil
  • “SVO” Severe Gear 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Oil
  • “AGM” Universal Synthetic 75W-90 Marine Gear Oil
  • “AUDT” Synthetic ATV/UTV Transmission & Differential Fluid

Easy-Pack has now made its way to the most popular gear and transmission oils in the AMSOIL line-up.

Why Did AMSOIL Introduce “Easy-Pack”?

AMSOIL invented Easy-Pack to ease the installation of gear and transmission oils into tight areas. The flexible packaging and nozzle end allows for much easier oil filling in those “hard-to-reach” components with minimal fuss and spillage.

Request a US or Canadian AMSOIL wholesale price list for using the form on this page.

AMSOIL Arctic Synthetic GreaseA reader asks: Do you carry an equivalent of Mobil Epic EP 102 Grease? This will be used in medium-duty worm drives in both extreme winter cold and summer.

Our answer: We believe that we have an upgrade over the semi-synthetic Mobil Epic EP 102 product.

A unique aspect of Mobil Epic EP 102 is that it has a relatively rare NLGI grade of “1.5”.

NLGI # 1 grease would traditionally be considered a winter grease, while NLGI # 2 grease is considered a summer grease. The vast majority of grease sold is NLGI #2. For most of the northern half of North America, an NLGI # 1 grease can be used year-round in all but the heaviest applications.

While we don’t offer a semi-synthetic NLGI #1.5 grease, we think that a full-synthetic NLGI # 1 product would actually cover a wider temperature range.

Our replacement for the semi-synthetic Mobil Epic EP 102 Grease would be the 100% synthetic AMSOIL Arctic Synthetic Grease. Don’t let the “Arctic” title fool you. This full-synthetic, extreme pressure (EP) grease is very capable for summer use. Its synthetic formula allows for complete four-season use.

A Full Synthetic Substitute For Mobil Epic EP 102 Grease

AMSOIL Arctic Grease has an operating range of -59°C to 157°C (-75°F to 315°F). The Mobil Epic EP 102 product has an operating range of -50°C to 150°C (-58°F to 302°F). The AMSOIL Arctic Grease has a slightly wider operating range.

When it comes to extreme pressure performance, the AMSOIL Arctic Grease outperforms the Mobil Epic EP 102 product. The “4-Ball Weld Test” measures the load carrying ability of a given grease. In this test, a steel ball is rotated under pressure against three other steel balls. The amount of weight required to seize this steel ball against the other three gives us the 4-Ball Weld Test number.

AMSOIL Arctic Synthetic Grease withstands the 4-Ball Weld Test until 400 kg of pressure is applied. Mobil Epic EP 102 Grease stops out at just 250 kg.

In conclusion, AMSOIL Arctic Grease is much more than just a “winter grease”. It has a wider operating temperature range and a much greater ability to withstand extreme pressure over Mobil Epic EP 102 Grease.

We can offer AMSOIL Synthetic Arctic Grease at wholesale in Canada and the US. Contact us for a price list using the form on the page

AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector OilAMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil now meets and exceeds the requirements for the JASO FD industry specification. Why does this matter? Ski-Doo recently started recommending the use of JASO FD-compliant 2-stroke oils for their E-TEC snowmobile engines.

AMSOIL Interceptor has been extensively tested for use in Ski-Doo E-TEC engines. The addition of this spec further cements Interceptor’s credentials as the ideal 2-stroke oil for E-TEC engines. We have received nothing but rave reviews about Interceptor from our E-TEC customers. Best of all, the 100% synthetic Interceptor is priced lower than Ski-Doo/BRP 2T E-TEC Synthetic Oil or BRP Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil.

What Is The “JASO FD” 2-Stroke Oil Specification?

JASO FD is a two-stroke oil industry specification set by the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization.

As with previous JASO two-stroke oil specs, JASO FD has a number of performance and smoke guidelines. This newest “FD” specification places a much greater emphasis on detergency and engine cleanliness.

How Is AMSOIL Interceptor Suitable For Ski-Doo E-TEC Engines?

The direct injection Ski-Doo E-TEC engine sets new standards in terms of fuel efficiency, low emissions and horsepower per cubic centimeter.

One of the main features of E-TEC engines is that they consume very little 2-stroke oil. A relatively small amount of oil is the difference between peak performance or an expensive engine failure. For this reason, E-TEC engines require a very advanced synthetic 2-stroke oil. AMSOIL Interceptor offers highly sophisticated synthetic anti-wear chemistry. Extensive testing in Ski-Doo E-TEC engines has proven that Interceptor provides outstanding wear control.

Another important oil requirement for E-TEC’s is cleanliness. The precise E-TEC engines require very clean internals. This is the main reason why BRP is requiring the use of 2-stroke oils that meet the JASO FD spec. Interceptor has world-class cleaning ingredients that keep E-TEC engines operating at their peak. It also keeps RAVE variable exhaust power valves clean which optimizes performance. AMSOIL Interceptor’s clean-burning performance exceeds the JASO FD requirements.

One of the special features of the E-TEC engine is a (mostly) one-pull start in extreme cold. AMSOIL Interceptor pours down to -56°C (-69°F) for instant cold-start oil flow.

Interceptor ticks all of the boxes for E-TEC use. It provides elite wear protection, high film strength, minimal friction, robust detergent ingredients and low-smoke.

In conclusion, Interceptor offers all of these features at a lower price than BRP 2T E-TEC Synthetic Oil.

Request wholesale pricing for AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil using the contact form on this page.

AMSOIL Easy Pack For Marine Gear Oil and ATV/UTV Transmission/Diff OilAMSOIL now offers their ingenious “Easy Pack” format for two more products. Easy Pack options are now available for AMSOIL Marine Synthetic 75W-90 Gear Oil and AMSOIL ATV/UTV Synthetic Transmission and Differential Fluid. Each will be available in single US quart (946 ml) Easy Packs or cases of 12 units.

This clever packaging allows for easy, no-mess service of marine lower units and ATV/UTV transmissions and diffs that are in tight areas.

About AMSOIL Easy Pack

The highly flexible packaging and no-spill nozzle permits much easier servicing of components in tight areas. Areas that were previously impossible to fill with a quart bottle (without a pump) are now easy to fill. The groundbreaking Easy Pack concept was introduced by AMSOIL for their Severe Gear Series in the summer of 2018.

We expect that Easy Pack will make its way to more AMSOIL products in the future.

A reader asks: I have a 2006 Honda S2000 that is driven just 1000 miles per year. The few miles that it does see are very easy miles. I last changed the rear differential gear oil about 4 years and 5000 miles ago. The car is stored in a warm garage and the diff has never been exposed to moisture. The gear oil used was AMSOIL Severe Gear 75W-90. How often should I change this gear oil when the car sees so few miles?

Our answer: Many car enthusiasts own have vehicles that they affectionately refer to as a “garage queen”. While these cars may see very few miles, maintenance still has to be a consideration.

When it comes to gear oil service intervals in sparsely driven cars, there isn’t much consensus. As differential oil that isn’t exposed to moisture, extreme heat or heavy loads has a very easy life.

That being said, everything oxidizes over time and eventually the additive package of the gear oil will undergo “fallout”. A very conservative service interval would be every 5 to 7 years. We are confident that a robust product like Severe Gear would last much longer. But this is likely a good window to freshen up the gear oil. This will keep corrosion at bay, wear control at its best and seals supple.

Other Stored Car Maintenance Notes

Regular maintenance is still required for cars that are rarely driven. Here are some notes on the subject.

  • Fuel degradation is a massive concern and should be considered at all times. Make sure to add gasoline stabilizer when filling the tank. Degraded fuel can foul carburetors or injectors and fuel lines. Bad gasoline can also cause depositing and significant engine performance issues.
  • Still on fuel issues, it’s a good idea to add carburetor or injector cleaner to the gas tank at least once per year.
  • Change the engine oil at least once per year. This is the case regardless of how few miles the car travels over a year. Combustion by-products allow for acid formation in the oil over time. Older vehicles also have a higher tendency toward fuel dilution in the oil. Changing the motor oil just before long-term storage is the best course of action.
  • Brake fluid tends to draw moisture out of the air, even though it is a sealed system. Brake fluid should be changed slightly more often than rear differential gear oil (every 4-5 years or so). Fresh brake fluid prevents the creation of rust and corrosion in the braking system.

AMSOIL OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor OilA reader asks: Will AMSOIL be coming out with a Signature Series 0W-16 oil anytime soon?

Our answer: It will almost certainly happen, but we wouldn’t expect it in the immediate future. For now, just the Honda Fit and certain Toyota Camry models take 0W-16 motor oil. So it goes without saying that the market for 0W-16 motor is currently very tiny. As of now, AMSOIL offers the value-packed OE 0W-16 Synthetic Motor Oil.

We expect that many more automakers will start to suggest 0W-16 for some models in the next few years. This would likely prompt AMSOIL to expand the 0W-16 offerings to the higher-end Signature Series and XL Series.

If auto manufacturers make a significant move to 0W-16 motor oil in 2021-22 (and that is plausible), it would expand the 0W-16 market overnight. But again, until more engines are designed for 0W-16 motor oil, we would expect that AMSOIL will offer only the OE Series version.

AMSOIL Signature Series 15W-40 Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel OilA reader asks: I’ve got a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 5.9L Cummins engine. Should I use the older generation of CI-4+ diesel oils? Are the newer API CK-4 diesel oils good for this engine? My understanding is that these engines have flat tappet cams and I hear that the newer diesel oils do not have enough zinc to protect them.

Our answer: The short answer is that (for your older engine), virtually any of our diesel motor oils will be highly effective. The long answer may surprise you.

There is a common misconception that the newest diesel motor oils meeting the latest API CK-4 specification are somehow weaker or less robust than previous generations of diesel oils. This is patently false.

In fact, API CK-4 diesel oils are considerably more sophisticated and capable than diesel oils meeting previous specifications such API CI-4+. Older diesel oil formulas meeting API CI-4+ are weaker in terms of protective capabilities.

The introduction of the CK-4 spec was a tremendous challenge for motor oil makers. Diesel engines and their emissions components have become very sophisticated in recent years. The CK-4 requirements required oil makers to ramp up their game to meet much higher standards. Here are some of the upgrades of the API CK-4 spec over the previous CJ-4 spec.

  • Increase in high temperature capabilities
  • Improvement of piston and bore wear protection
  • Better deposit control
  • Resistance to degradation of hot and cold weather properties
  • Improved shear stability
  • Enhanced aeration resistance
  • Resistance to catalyst and particulate filter fouling
  • Improved oxidation resistance

What About AMSOIL Heavy Duty Series Vs. Older Diesel Oils?

AMSOIL Heavy Duty Diesel Series is a less expensive API CK-4 option to the flagship Signature Series Max-Duty Diesel Series. Heavy Duty Series was created as a budget-friendly option for fleets, the oil change installer market and those looking for a less expensive synthetic product.

We asked AMSOIL Technical Services how the API CK-4 AMSOIL Heavy Duty 15W-40 might compare to an older generation product like the API CI-4+ “AME” AMSOIL Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine 15W-40. Their answer was “It’s not even close”. While the Heavy-Duty Diesel And Marine 15W-40 is a very robust and competent product, development stopped when the API CI-4+ specification was replaced in 2007. The ball has been moved way down the field since then. So even the less expensive API CK-4 diesel oils are a step up over the previous generation.

Signature Series Max-Duty is considerably more advanced. It offers the most advanced synthetic base oil and additive technology available. As a result, Signature Series Max-Duty is an upgrade over Heavy-Duty Series in terms of wear control and service life.

What About Flat Tappet Cams?

Flat tappet cams are relatively common to many diesel engine types. The biggest concern with flat tappet cams is wear protection. Specifically, does the motor oil contain enough ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate) and phosphorus?

Flat tappets in diesel engines are less of a concern than having flat tappet cams in something like a gasoline-powered street rod motor. Street rods and drag racers run at much higher RPM and tend to have much heavier valve springs compared to stock diesel engines. Also, modern passenger car/gasoline motor oils have much lower zinc and phosphorous limits. These levels are insufficient for flat tappet wear protection. So owners of gasoline engines with flat tappet camshafts have to be very mindful of their motor oil choice.

This is not a concern with diesel engine oil. Diesel motor oils are designed for all diesel engine types. Contrary to popular belief, the newest API CK-4 spec has not limited zinc and phosphorous to dangerously low levels with 40-weight viscosities. This would include 0W-40, 5W-40 and 15W-40, etc.

The API CK-4 AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 5W-40 and 15W-40 has zinc levels over 1300 and phosphorus levels above 1200 ppm. Similarly, the AMSOIL Heavy- Duty 5W-40 and 15W-40 has zinc over 1100 ppm and phosphorus over 1000 ppm.

To contrast, the older AMSOIL Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine 15W-40 (API CI-4+) has 1377 PPM ZDDP and 1267 ppm phosphorus. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it will protect flat tappet engines better than the API CK-4 oils. The zinc and phosphorus level comparisons are a moot point. The newer API CK-4 chemistry is miles ahead of the older API CI-4+ formula. The newer CK-4 options will provide considerably better wear protection.

Conclusion

To sum up, do not be concerned about using the latest API CK-4 diesel motor oils in older engines. They are very much backward compatible with older engine designs and are a giant step forward in terms of wear control.

AMSOIL HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke OilA readers asks: I’ve got a 2009 Yamaha 20MLHH 2-stroke, 20 horsepower outboard engine. Yamaha recommends a 100:1 mix ratio. I see that AMSOIL HP Marine has a recommended premix ratio of 50:1. I feel that this ratio is too rich for this engine. Is there any way I can get the 100:1 AMSOIL Saber Outboard Oil in Canada? 

Our answer: Your Yamaha outboard engine can easily use AMSOIL HP Marine at 100:1. It can replace the OEM Yamalube 2M TC-W3 2-stroke oil (with less exhaust smoke). It is true that Saber Outboard Premix Oil is no longer offered in Canada. However, HP Marine is certainly not a downgrade for your engine.

While HP Marine has a suggested mix ratio of 50:1 on the label, it is no stranger to ultra-lean mix ratios. HP Marine has been heavily tested in Evinrude E-TEC engines at the “lean-mix” setting. This is the equivalent of an approximate 100:1 ratio. AMSOIL’s extensive testing under extreme loads at this lean-mix setting proves that it delivers outstanding wear protection.

Yamalube 2M TC-W3 2-stroke oil is only a partial-synthetic product. HP Marine is a 100% synthetic formula that offers the very latest two-stroke marine oil technology. Therefore, we would rate it as a considerable step up over the Yamalube product.

Features Of AMSOIL HP Marine

  • Low-smoke and odor
  • Robust synthetic wear protection
  • Resists carbon build-up
  • Provides excellent throttle response
  • Low aquatic toxicity
  • Protects against internal anti-rust and corrosion
  • For premix or oil-injected marine two-cycle engines

For US customers that have access to Saber Outboard, it is also an excellent choice for Yamaha outboards requiring a 100:1 premix ratio.

If you have questions or would like to request prices, contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.