Yes and no. Let’s explore how you can get the best possible deal on AMSOIL products and the instances where free shipping is available.

Over the past few months, you may have seen online ads from AMSOIL Inc. that state the following.

Free Shipping on orders over $100. Become a PC and save. Devoted to Protection. Go to

Does AMSOIL automatically ship free on orders over $100? What is a “PC”?

AMSOIL does not ship free on all orders over $100.

Orders over $100 placed at full suggested retail prices within the United States only will receive free shipping. Quite honestly, this isn’t necessarily a great deal. If someone is spending over $100, it is worth their while to explore becoming a wholesale customer and saving 25% off of the retail prices.

A “PC” is a Preferred Customer. This is a wholesale program for individuals who buy AMSOIL products for their own use. The PC program is far and away AMSOIL’s most popular wholesale program.

Can AMSOIL Wholesale Customers Get Free Shipping ?

On certain occasions. For one week out of every month, AMSOIL offers a promotion for Preferred Customers. The promo offer changes every month and there is no advanced notice of when it will occur. In the past, these offers have been perks like free shipping, a shipping discount or a product discount. These promos generally offset shipping costs (or close to it). Wholesale prices and an additional sweetener makes for very happy Preferred Customers. These promotions are available to Canadian and US Preferred Customers.

If you have considered becoming an AMSOIL Preferred Customer, a membership has never been more valuable. Contact us for a price list using the form on this page for more details. As a factory-direct dealer, we can set you up with an AMSOIL wholesale account. Even if you are simply an individual who does their own oil changes, you can have access to these world-class products at the best possible prices in North America.

Free shipping is also available to retailer accounts on orders over $300 within the United States and orders over $400 within in Canada. Retailer accounts would be businesses such as oil change shops or parts stores who sell the products to the general public.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.



Many mower manufacturers will allow the use of 20W-50 motor oil in their transmissions. While motor oil will work in many hydrostatic transmissions, there is a better option.

There’s no question that motor oil will capably work in mower hydrostatic transmissions. The mower will steer and it will be propelled forward and backward. But there are vital differences in the way that motor oil is formulated compared to dedicated hydrostatic transmission fluid. These differences can play a role in long term performance and component life.

The main factor to consider is that motor oil is designed for a completely different operating environment than hydrostatic transmission oil. Engine oils are formulated to deal with combustion and combustion by-products. There are very specific detergents and additives in motor oil that won’t affect performance or protection over the short term. But over time, these motor oil ingredients will limit the oil change interval and this can have an effect on long term component life.

The detergent ingredients in motor oil hold combustion by-products in suspension and prevent deposit formation. These ingredients are vital in an internal combustion engine. But not only are these ingredients not needed in a hydrostatic mower transmission, they can degrade and shear down over time. These degraded detergents can contribute to oil foaming, which can lead to compromised wear control.

AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Zero-Turn Hydrostatic Transmission FluidAnother advantage that a dedicated hydrostatic transmission oil has over motor oil is the ability to fight oxidation and corrosion. The hallmark of a good hydraulic fluid is oxidative stability and strong anti-corrosion chemistry. These attributes lead to longer service life and improved protection during storage.

Hydrostatic transmissions also have gears. The meshing of gears can shear down and thin out engines oils. Hydrostatic transmission oil is designed to withstand gear lubrication to a much greater extent than motor oil. This means that dedicated transmission oil has a superior ability to maintain its original viscosity and provide more reliable wear protection over the long term.


There’s no question that motor oil will work in mower hydrostatic transmissions that allow its use. But a dedicated hydrostatic transmission oil contains specific anti-foaming, anti-rust, anti-oxidation and anti-wear ingredients. This chemistry will allow for much longer service life, consistent performance and maximized transmission life. We recommend the new AMSOIL 20W-50 Zero-Turn Synthetic Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid.

Albert “A.J.” Amatuzio, founder and former CEO of AMSOIL passed away late on March 31st at the age of 92. Mr. Amatuzio was born on May 24th, 1924. He founded AMSOIL in 1972 and served as president and CEO of the company until 2015.

While we never had the honor of meeting Mr. Amatuzio, we held him in very high regard. His life story is one of tenacity, ingenuity and immense accomplishment.

Born into humble means, Mr. Amatuzio became a distinguished US Air Force pilot and flight trainer. During his Air Force service, he noted how well synthetic oil performed in jet aircraft engines. He surmised that if synthetic engine oil handled the extreme operating conditions of jet aircraft engines, it should excel in automotive applications. This simple notion became the brainchild for AMSOIL. In 1972, the company bearing his name (“AMSoil”) released the first API-approved synthetic motor oil for automotive service.

But that doesn’t mean that the path was easy from there. Imagine going up against the big oil companies in the early 70’s with this unheard-of “synthetic” oil which was priced at ten times the cost of most motor oils of the day. Against these seemingly insurmountable odds, Mr. Amatuzio built a company that went from a one-man show to one that employs hundreds and markets its products in over 50 countries. Today, the AMSOIL brand is synonymous with exceptional quality and excellence.

Mr. Amatuzio’s legacy goes well beyond AMSOIL’s Superior, Wisconsin headquarters. His hard work  and determination enabled thousands of AMSOIL dealers located throughout the United States and Canada to enhance their lives. For that we are eternally grateful.


AMSOIL has performed a major overhaul on their synthetic diesel engine oil line up with the introduction of seven brand new products. The motivation for this big change is the arrival of a major new diesel engine oil specification. This being the API (American Petroleum Institute) CK-4 specification.

AMSOIL API-CK-4 Diesel Engine Oils

AMSOIL’s 2017 API CK-4 Diesel Engine Oil Line-up

We can offer these new synthetic diesel engine oils at wholesale prices in Canada or the United States. We’ve got the brand new February 2017 price list on hand. Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

The new diesel engine oils are split into to two distinct series.

Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil Series

The Signature Series Max-Duty will be the premium, high-end offering. These oils are fully compatible with old or new engines. Signature Series Max-Duty will be capable of 2 times the suggested drain interval of turbo-diesel pick-up trucks (except for 2007-10 models). In heavy-duty/off-road diesel engines, they are capable of 3 times the OEM-suggested service interval.

The Signature Series Max-Duty line also boasts some pretty impressive wear control capabilities. In the Detroit Diesel DD13 Engine Scuffing Test, the Max-Duty products delivered 6 times the wear protection over the minimum standard.

The Signature Series Max-Duty products are available in 5W-30, 5W-40, 0W-40 and 15W-40.

Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil Series

This series offers economically-priced synthetic diesel oil for commercial and fleet applications, as well as the budget-minded truck owner. The Heavy-Duty series is available in 5W-40, 10W-30 and 15W-40.

While the Heavy-Duty series may have an attractive price tag, that doesn’t mean that AMSOIL scrimped on wear control. The Heavy Duty series’ result in the Detroit Diesel DD13 Engine Scuffing Test was 4 times the minimum standard.

Change AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil at the mileage or hour interval suggested by the engine manufacturer.

Suitable For Ford Power Stroke Engines

Ford Motor Company is concerned that some API CK-4 diesel engine oils may not provide sufficient wear control for their Power Stroke diesel engines. They contend that some CK-4 oils may not contain enough phosphorus to provide adequate wear protection. Ford has released their own diesel motor oil spec so that Power Stroke owners can be sure that they are choosing a motor oil that provides adequate wear protection. This specification is called Ford WSS-M2C171-F1.

Note the AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty 5W-30 will not carry the Ford spec. The rest of the Signature Series Max-Duty and Heavy-Duty products will carry the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 spec on the bottle. They are 100% safe for use in Power Stroke engines.

Here is a complete list of industry specifications covered by the new AMSOIL Diesel Oils.

Bypass oil filtration has come a long way since the days of toilet paper being used as a filter element. As with any bypass oil filter system, a small portion of the engine oil is slowly run through a very fine filter element. Except in that case, ordinary single-ply toilet paper was used. We aren’t kidding. There are still systems on the market today that use toilet paper to filter engine oil.

AMSOIL’s bypass oil filter systems have never been suitable for bathroom duty. They use a very sophisticated filter media which leads the market with exceptional filtration efficiency, dirt-holding capacity and durability. Now AMSOIL has released two new systems that make for easy installation on Chevy/GMC Duramax diesel engines and Ford PowerStroke (6.0L and 6.4L) diesels. These oil filters systems remove soot and dirt down to less than 2 microns for extended oil life and reduced engine wear.

Oil Bypass Filter System For Ford 6.4L/6.0L PowerStroke Diesel Engines

AMSOIL BMK-31 Oil By-Pass SystemThe new BMK-31 for modern Ford PowerStroke diesel engines is a single remote bypass filter. This means that a single bypass filter is employed, while the factory full-flow oil filter stays in place. The BMK-31 kit comes with all of the parts, filter base and spin-on bypass filter, hoses and fittings needed for easy installation. An ingenious billet aluminum full-flow oil filter cup replaces the stock unit (note the right-hand item in photo). A fitting on the end of this location draws a small portion of engine oil out of the full-flow oil filter housing and runs it through the bypass oil filter. The ultra-clean oil is then returned to the engine through a custom billet oil filler cap. The fit, finish and construction of all of the components of this kit are truly top shelf.

Installation Instructions For AMSOIL BMK-31 For Ford 6.0L/6.4L PowerStroke Diesel (.pdf)

New Oil Bypass Filter System For GMC/Chevy 6.6L Duramax Diesel Engines

AMSOIL BMK-32 By-Pass Filter For GMC/Chevy DuraMaxLike the Ford system, the BMK-32 system for GM Duramax diesel engines is an easily installed single by-pass filter system. In order to draw oil from the engine, AMSOIL uses a clever billet aluminum “sandwich adapter” that fits between the engine’s spin-on full-flow oil filter and the filter base (note the right-hand item in photo). Oil is drawn through a fitting on this sandwich adapter, passed through the oil bypass filter and then returned into the engine through a billet aluminum oil filler cap (that has a return fitting on top). The filter base, bypass filter element, hoses, fitting and parts are all included in this kit.

Installation Instructions For AMSOIL BMK-32 For GMC/Chevrolet Duramax Diesel (.pdf)

We can sell oil bypass filters systems at wholesale prices 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.

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor OilA reader asks: I’ve got a 2015 Volkswagen GTI with the 2.0L turbocharged engine. I see that AMSOIL suggests 3 different motor oil options for this engine, being the European Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil, European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil or European Formula 0W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil. Which is the best option? Also, do you offer the Mann HU6002Z oil filter for this car?

Our answer: Your engine requires a motor oil with the VW 502.00 spec for gasoline engines and all three of the AMSOIL European Formula Motor Oil products you mentioned are turbo-ready and formulated to meet that specification. But we lean toward one of these three candidates and it also happens to be the least expensive choice. That choice would be the “EFM” AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor. Let us explain.

European motor oils are often categorized by their “SAPS” content. SAPS refers to an engine oil’s Sulfated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulfur content. These are vital additives that handle tasks such as wear prevention, engine cleanliness and oxidation prevention (to name a few). Some Euro motor oil specifications dictate lower SAPS levels because high levels aren’t always compatible with some emissions components such as diesel particulate filters. The VW 502.00 specification allows for high SAPS levels.

The AMSOIL Classic ESP 5W-40 and 0W-40 contain full SAPS levels. The “AFL” European Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil has lower SAPS levels, but still offers exceptional wear control and performance with a sophisticated base oil and additive formula. AMSOIL is able to go “all-out” with the SAPS levels of the Classic ESP 5W-40 and 0W-40 and because the formulation is actually less complex, input costs are lower and this is reflected in a cheaper price tag.

So based on the “Full-SAPS” formula and much lower price tag, we suggest that AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor (product code: EFM) is the best all-round choice for your turbo-charged VW GTI. We chose the 5W-40 Classic ESP Motor Oil over the 0W-40 Classic ESP Motor Oil due to lower cost. If you live in climates with extreme cold, the EFM Classic ESP 5W-40 has a pour point of -39°C, while the “EFO” Classic ESP 0W-40 has a pour point of -51°C. If your car is started in extreme winter cold, the 0W-40 is a great option.

As for the Mann HU6002Z oil filter, unfortunately we do not have access to that unit at this time. As our Mann product list is constantly evolving, we hope to have this unit for sale in the future.

AMSOIL makes significant upgrades to popular wholesale buying program.

AMSOIL’s Preferred Customer program has always been a popular concept. The program allows individuals who simply buy oil for their own cars, trucks and toys to buy at wholesale. The program is truly a wholesale buying opportunity for the general public and one that we eagerly promote here at Oildepot.

As much as the PC program is a great deal, AMSOIL has enhanced it to make it even better. Here are the highlights.

Occasional Shipping Discount And Product Promotions

Every so often, AMSOIL will email Preferred Customers to alert them of reduced shipping rates for a limited time or promotions on specific products. In the first impromptu shipping promo, Preferred Customers could enjoy free shipping on orders over $100.

Daily Contests For Free AMSOIL Clothing

On a daily basis, AMSOIL will draw the names of a few random Preferred Customers who made orders that day and send them free AMSOIL hats or clothing items.

Preferred Customers Now Earn Discount Points On Orders

Preferred Customers now earn a point for every dollar they spend. These points can be redeemed on future orders or membership renewals. Every fifty points are good for one dollar.

Preferred Customers can also earn bonus points for referring friends to become AMSOIL Preferred Customers or Dealers. Any referral that becomes a customer and places an order will put 500 points in the referring customer’s account.

Membership Renewal Discounts

This feature isn’t brand new, but it was introduced in the last year. Preferred Customers that enroll in the AMSOIL auto-renew program get a discount on their renewal fee. The regular renewal term is for one year at $30 in Canada and $20 in the US. Canadian members that enroll in the auto-renew program pay just $25 per year in Canada and $16 for US residents.


AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine OilAMSOIL has released a brand new 25W-40 4-stroke marine engine oil for Mercury engines and we have it available for immediate delivery. The new AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil (product code: WCM) will be suitable for any Mercury Marine outboard, stern drive or inboard engine that requires a 25W-40 motor oil. This new 25W-40 meets the NMMA “FC-W Catalyst Compatible” specification, but is also suitable for engines that are not equipped with a catalyst.

Why Did AMSOIL Make A 25W-40?

In the past, AMSOIL had suggested their Synthetic 10W-40 Marine Motor Oil for Mercury and Mercruiser engines that required 25W-40 oil. As we explained in this article, AMSOIL’s 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Oil is a highly capable and safe option that can easily replace Mercury 25W-40. The problem is that many consumers simply will not consider a 10W-40 product when they are looking for a 25W-40. This is especially true if they have warranty concerns. A 25W-40 would be the quick and safe choice for busy consumers, so it only makes sense for AMSOIL to have a Mercury-specific 25W-40 ready to go.

Why A Semi-Synthetic 25W-40?

With AMSOIL being almost exclusively a synthetic oil company, why would this product be a synthetic-blend? Mercury Marine owner’s manuals specifically suggest the use of only semi-synthetic 25W-40 motor oil for many of their engines. To alleviate any warranty concerns, AMSOIL opted to make this product a semi-synthetic.

Mercury does not specify why a full synthetic oil is not suitable for their engines and frankly we don’t believe that there is a legitimate reason. We don’t know of any application where a full synthetic oil would be anything but a benefit. Our suspicion is that Mercury felt that a synthetic-blend oil would be an adequate product that met a reasonable price point. We don’t think there is a justifiable mechanical reason behind this logic.

AMSOIL’s Technical Department has always suggested a full synthetic oil for Mercury Marine engines. But in the case of this new 25W-40, rather than reinvent the wheel for consumers, they felt that a high-quality semi-synthetic 25W-40 oil would provide great service and be a viable choice for the average Mercury engine oil shopper.

Features and Benefits Of AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil

  • Robust anti-wear protection
  • Powerful anti-rust and corrosion protection
  • Suitable for catalyst and non-catalyst equipped engines
  • Outstanding shear resistance
  • Does not contain viscosity index improvers
  • Protects during heavy loads and high operating temps

How Is AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil Priced?

AMSOIL has priced this new 25W-40 priced similarly to the OEM Mercury Synthetic-Blend SAE 25W-40 Marine Engine Oil. We will submit that AMSOIL made a point of making a superior oil too. Check out our wholesale buying options for individuals or businesses. Request a wholesale price list with the form on this page and see how our high quality products are a great value.

Where to Buy How to Buy AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil? can ship this new 25W-40 for Mercury Marine engines from Mississauga in Eastern Canada and Edmonton in Western Canada. We also ship from 11 warehouses in the United States. We can have a case of this new oil on your doorstep in just a day or two.

Can This New 25W-40 Be Used In Flat Tappet Cam Engines?

We would not suggest this new 25W-40 for older Mercruiser engines with flat tappet cam shafts. Some older Mercruiser engines such as the 5.7L (350 c.i.) produced by General Motors had flat tappet camshafts. Flat tappet cams require an engine oil with very high zinc levels. As this new 25W-40 oil is suitable for engines with catalytic converters, it will not have the zinc levels needed. High zinc levels are not compatible with catalytic converters. We offer a motor oil suggestion for flat tappet cam Mercruiser engines in this article.

The same logic applies to automotive motor oils. The latest passenger car motor oils do not contain enough zinc to protect older engines with flat tappet cams.

Other Oils Replaced By AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil

AMSOIL Synthetic-Blend 25W-40 Marine Oil is a high-quality substitute for the following marine engine oils.

  • Mercury Synthetic-Blend SAE 25W-40 Marine Engine Oil
  • Quicksilver 25W-40 4-Stroke Synthetic Blend Marine Engine Oil
  • Quicksilver 25W-40 4-Stroke Mineral Marine Engine Oil
  • Bel-Ray Marine 4-Stroke 25W-40 Engine Oil
  • Cabela’s Signature Semi-Synthetic 25W-40 4-Cycle Oil
  • Lucas Stern Drive 25W-40 Inboard Engine Oil
  • Sierra 25W-40 Premium Blend 4-Stroke Marine Oil
  • Sierra 25W-40 Synthetic Blend 4-Stroke Marine Oil
  • Sierra 25W-40 Premium Blend Catalyst Compatible 4-Stroke Marine Oil
  • Starbrite Premium Synthetic Blend 25W-40 4-Stroke Engine Oil
  • West Marine Premium 4-Stroke Synthetic Blend 25W-40 Outboard Oil

Update # 1 August 2016: Ram 1500 and Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Now Require 5W-40

Update # 2 August 2016: We now offer an aftermarket oil filter for the EcoDiesel engine

This new formula meets the requirements for Dodge EcoDiesel, GM dexos2 and many of today’s most popular European motor oil standards. Also, is this the cheapest EcoDiesel motor oil? 

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor OilBack in early December, we announced the release of a new synthetic 5W-30 engine oil for the Dodge EcoDiesel engine. At the time, the reformulated AMSOIL European Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil was only available in the new US gallon jug format. This formula is now also available in the US quart (946ml) bottle format as well.

This oil was formulated to cover the Chrysler MS-11106 and ACEA C-3 specifications. This covers the Dodge Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee models equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine. Another new specification covered by this engine oil is the GM dexos2 diesel spec. The dexos2 motor oil specification is for the 2016 GM Canyon and Chevy Colorado equipped with the 2.8L Turbo Diesel Duramax engine as well as the Chevrolet Cruze with the 2.0L Turbo Diesel “LUZ” engine.

This Low-SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulphur) engine oil also covers the following worldwide specifications.

  • VW 504.00/507.00
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.51
  • BMW LL-04
  • Porsche C30

EcoDiesel Engine Oil- Cheaper is Better?

We’ve had a few EcoDiesel owners tell that they’re pleased that AMSOIL has created a new engine oil suitable for their new Ram 1500. But then they express disappointment when they learn that this AMSOIL 5W-30 is not the cheapest oil available. Frankly we’re confused by this logic. How is it that some Ram 1500 owners spring big dollars for the EcoDiesel engine option. But then shop for the cheapest engine oil possible? As we’ve stated before, AMSOIL engine oils are not designed to be the cheapest on the market and never will be. AMSOIL endeavors to make the best engine oils in the world. Our customer feedback consistently tells us that they hit this target. The prices that AMSOIL sets for their motor oils are a relative bargain in our opinion. Yes products like Pennzoil Ultra Euro L 5W-30 are going to be cheaper, but we don’t view Pennzoil in the same league as AMSOIL.

EcoDiesel Oil Filter?

Speaking of the Dodge Ram EcoDiesel, as we covered in an article late last year, oil changes for these engines are insanely expensive. One of the biggest contributing factors to this issue is the lack of aftermarket engine oil filters in the marketplace. We’ve heard reports of Dodge dealers charging between $60 and $70 for a plain paper Dodge/Mopar cartridge oil filter. We hope to have a reasonably priced aftermarket oil filter available for the Ram EcoDiesel engine sometime in the next few months.

ait-vs-apv-syn-2-strokeFor the 2016 snowmobile season, Arctic Cat offers three distinct 2-stroke oils at their dealerships. Let’s explore the Canadian and US pricing for each product and also discuss the engine types and riding styles for which each is intended. Then we’ll analyze the pricing of each Arctic Cat 2-Stroke Oil versus AMSOIL.

About AMSOIL 2-Stroke Oil Prices

We are prohibited from publishing AMSOIL’s wholesale prices. The AMSOIL price comparisons used below are computed using our wholesale program prices when purchasing a case of four gallons and include average shipping costs. Remote destinations may have extra freight charges attached. You certainly can request an AMSOIL wholesale price list using the contact form on this page.

About Arctic Cat Oil Prices

The prices listed below for Arctic Cat 2-stroke oil products are based on averages from randomly selected Canadian and US Arctic Cat dealers. Prices may vary at other locations.

Arctic Cat APV Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Prices

  • $57.99 in Canada (per US gallon)
  • $45.00 in US (per US gallon)

APV Synthetic Oil is Arctic Cat’s all-round 2-stroke oil that is suitable for every model except for those equipped with the C-TEC2 600cc engine (more on that below). As the name implies, CAT APV Oil is designed to be compatible with Cat’s variable exhaust power valve system called APV (Arctic Power Valves). This system has been used for years on various Suzuki-made 2-stroke Arctic Cat engines. Their current “8000” series 800cc engine would be a prime candidate. APV Synthetic Oil is designed to resist clogging these power valves while offering acceptable performance and protection.

An ideal substitute for Arctic Cat APV Synthetic would be AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil. Interceptor has been a widely-renowned industry standard for high performance 2-stroke snowmobiles for years. It delivers exceptionally clean APV valves, huge anti-wear protection, low-smoke and incredible cold flow characteristics. Interceptor delivers all of the benefits of an elite synthetic injector oil at a very reasonable price.

Price Of Arctic Cat APV Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Versus AMSOIL Interceptor

On average, Arctic Cat APV Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is 37% more expensive than AMSOIL Interceptor shipped right to your door. This applies to prices from either Canadian or US Arctic Cat dealers.

Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Prices

  • $24.99 in Canada, (48 US Ounce Pouch, equivalent to $66.64 per US gallon)
  • $19.99 in US (48 US Ounce Pouch, equivalent to $53.25 per US gallon)

Cat C-TEC2 oil is commonly stocked in 48 fluid ounce (1420 ml) pouches. The Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil was designed specifically for Cat’s C-TEC2 600cc 2-stroke engine. The C-TEC2 engine is a new generation 2-stroke that employs direct injection and precise electronically-metered fuel and oil delivery. The result is an engine that utilizes every drop of fuel and much less oil than traditional 2-stroke engines, while producing exceptional horsepower relative to its displacement. The huge challenge for Arctic Cat engineers was preventing premature wear when so little 2-stroke oil is consumed. Arctic Cat decided to offer an upscale 2-stroke oil that could withstand the relatively “dry” operating conditions of the C-TEC2.

We offer a direct replacement synthetic oil that is formulated to deliver dependable wear control in today’s direct injection 2-stroke engines. AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is proven performer in today’s technologically advanced two-stroke engines like the Arctic Cat C-TEC2 engine and the miserly Ski-Doo E-TEC engines. Interceptor provides the best engine protection money can buy for Cat C-TEC2 600cc engines that make the most of every drop of 2-stroke oil.

Price Of Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil Versus AMSOIL Interceptor

The retail price of Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil at your Cat dealer is anywhere from 58% to 68% more expensive than AMSOIL Interceptor. Having a case of Interceptor shipped to your door using our wholesale programs can save you a lot of money with all of the benefits of a premium synthetic 2-stroke engine oil.

Arctic Cat Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil Prices

  • $41.99 in Canada (per US gallon)
  • $32.00 in US (per US gallon)

Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil is offered only for engines that are not equipped with APV variable exhaust power valves. The reason being is that non-synthetic 2-cycle oils do not burn cleanly and have a tendency to clog power valves with carbon deposits. Blocked power valves can lead to power loss and even engine failure. Non-APV engines would include Arctic Cat’s latest 4000 series engines (500cc) and their 2000 series engines (565cc), as well as older 2-stroke engines that do not have power valves.

In a perfect world, wouldn’t it be great to have a full-synthetic substitute for Arctic Cat Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil that sells for a lower price? We can do that! Despite being much less expensive than Cat’s other 2-stroke oils, in our opinion, Formula 50 is way overpriced and not a great value for your dollar. We suggest using AMSOIL “AIO” Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil instead. It offers all of the benefits you would expect of a full-synthetic 2-cycle oil including low-smoke, reduced engine deposits, exceptional cold weather performance and reduced friction. AIO can even be used in engines with variable exhaust power valves.

Price Of Arctic Cat Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil Versus AMSOIL AIO Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil

The retail price of the conventional Arctic Cat Formula 50 Mineral 2-Stroke Oil Synthetic Oil is between 26% and 29% more expensive than our wholesale price for AMSOIL “AIO” Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil (when purchased by the case). This includes shipping costs right to your door. AMSOIL AIO Synthetic Injector Oil is a better deal all day long. In fact, Formula 50 is priced very closely to the ultra-premium AMSOIL Interceptor.


Oildepot can put a full-synthetic 2-stroke oil in your Arctic Cat engine that will improve every operational aspect at a better price than the oil found at your Arctic Cat dealer. Call us at 1-800-748-5781.