K16 Synthetics will be manning the Amsoil tent at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday June 9th! Stop by, say hi and help is cheer on Chad Boespflug and the #98 team! We will be joined by Ted Crow from T&G Synthetics. There will be a drawing for a free case of oil and an oil filter, so stop by and get your name in for the drawing. The winner will receive a certificate good for one case of oil (which ever oil your vehicle needs) plus an oil filter. We will have tons of information for you about Amsoil. Want to be a dealer, preferred customer or just have a question about Amsoil? Come visit us!! We look forward to seeing you at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway!!
When the temps drop like they have this week, diesel fuel gelling is a reality. Do you have an emergency bottle of fuel treatment?
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery (DRC) is an emergency diesel fuel treatment that dissolves the wax crystals that form when diesel fuel has surpassed its cloud point. Diesel Recovery liquefies gelled diesel fuel and thaws frozen fuel filters, avoiding costly towing charges and getting diesels back on the road.
AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, The First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.
Fast Fuel Recovery
Diesel applications operating in extremely cold environments face some unique challenges. As the temperature drops, wax naturally found in diesel fuel begins to form crystals. The point at which wax crystals form is known as the cloud point. These wax crystals can eventually clog the fuel filter and starve the engine of fuel, preventing it from starting or even stalling out a running engine.
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery quickly dissolves gelled fuel to allow the operator to continue driving with minimal downtime. Diesel Recovery separates the molecular bonds of wax crystals that have agglomerated in diesel fuel. It thaws frozen fuel filters and reduces the need for a new filter, saving money and preventing an inconvenient trip to an auto parts store.
The marketplace offers many different diesel fuels, all with varying quality. AMSOIL Diesel Recovery performs well in most diesel fuels, including ULSD, off-road and biodiesel.
Non-Corrosive, Alcohol-Free Formulation
Over extended use, alcohol has a tendency to degrade components of some fuel delivery systems. AMSOIL Diesel Recovery contains no alcohol, making it safe for repeated treatments. In addition, Diesel Recovery is non-corrosive and contains no chemicals that interact with fuel system components. Corrosion can damage fuel system components and lead to prematurely-clogged fuel filters.
Safety in a Bottle
Diesel fuel quality varies from one filling station to the next, and low-quality fuel can have a cloud point as high as 40°F. A bottle of Diesel Recovery in the glove box is cheap insurance against being towed to a service station or getting stranded somewhere in subzero temperatures.
One 30oz. bottle of Diesel Recovery treats 30 gallons of fuel. When encountering a gelled fuel system, AMSOIL recommends taking the following steps for maximum effectiveness:
To prevent issues from starting, we recommend using Amsoil All-In-One Diesel Fuel Treatment.
Diesel All-In-One is specially engineered to provide exceptional all-season protection for a serious performance boost. One dose delivers outstanding detergency, improved lubricity, better cold flow and higher cetane.
Restores Horsepower & Improves Fuel Economy
Fuel injector deposits interrupt spray patterns, causing poor fuel atomization, incomplete combustion, excessive emissions and smoke. High-pressure common-rail fuel systems are becoming commonplace as vehicle manufacturers attempt to produce more power while still meeting tightening emissions standards. In high-pressure common-rail systems, injection pressures can be 30,000 psi and higher to atomize the fuel into a fine mist for more efficient combustion, yielding increased power and fuel economy while reducing emissions. To maintain these high pressures, injector assemblies are highly engineered, with clearances as tight as 1-3 microns (a human hair is typically 70-100 microns thick). Even minimal internal diesel injector deposits on the injector pintal or other components can lead to sticking and even seizure, reducing power, fuel economy and operability. Traditional additive chemistry is not designed to address these tough-to-remove deposits.
Diesel All-In-One features advanced chemistry that delivers concentrated strength to target internal diesel injector deposits and traditional carbonaceous deposits, helping to restore horsepower and operability to like-new condition. Acceleration is improved and, with regular use, Diesel All-In-One continues to enhance performance by keeping injectors clean. The net savings on fuel can result in no additional cost of ownership.
Lubricates Fuel Pump & Injectors to Reduce Wear
Ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) provides significantly reduced lubricity – a critical property in controlling wear in fuel pumps and injectors. Diesel All-In-One adds back the lubricity the fuel pump and injectors need, reducing wear, improving service life and saving time and money on maintenance costs.
Improves Fuel Quality for Peak Performance
Fuel with a higher cetane number provides for a more complete burn, resulting in improved performance. By increasing cetane, Diesel All-In-One improves the ignition quality of diesel fuel, maximizing available power and improving starting. It also smooths idle and reduces smoke and emissions.
Helps Prevent Gelling
As the temperature drops, the wax naturally found in diesel fuel begins to crystallize. The point at which wax crystals form is known as the cloud point. These wax crystals eventually clog the fuel filter and starve the engine of fuel, preventing it from starting. While low-quality fuels may form wax crystals in temperatures as warm as 40ºF (4ºC), most fuels have a cloud point near 32ºF (0ºC). The point at which the crystals clog the fuel filter is known as the cold filter-plugging point (CFPP). Diesel All-In-One lowers the CFPP by up to 40ºF (22ºC) in ULSD.
Modern diesel engines run hot, raising the temperature of the fuel returned to the tank and causing carbonaceous deposits that collect in the fuel filter (see picture), plugging it and causing premature failure issues. AMSOIL Diesel All-In-One effectively protects against deposits, extending fuel filter life.
Diesel All-In-One is recommended for use with all types of heavy- and light-duty, on- or off-road and marine diesel engines. Use maintenance dose for regular treatment. Add before filling tank. Diesel All-In-One must be added at temperatures above the diesel fuel cloud point (the temperature at which wax begins to cystallize). It will not reverse gel or wax crystals once formed.
During this wonderful time of the year, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas! Much joy is found in being with family and friends, many who you don't get to see nearly as much as you would like. Take the time to see everyone you can. Those are the true gifts you will cherish. Take a moment to reflect on all of the great things in life that we are blessed with. Remember that not all are as fortunate and a small act of kindness can be the brightest light in someones life. Be kind to your fellow man. Peace to all and to all a Merry Christmas.
Matt and Vicki Smith
In March of 2012, something radically new was introduced to the marine power plant world. After 2 years of R&D and prototypes, Seven Marine released the massive 557 horsepower outboard. Using a GM 6.2 Supercharged LSA smallblock V-8 (The same engine powering the Cadillac CTS-V) along with several other firsts in outboard technology (click here for all of the technology) 557 horsepower at the propshaft was created. Since then, they have upped the ante once again. Now, you can have 627 horsepower at the prop shaft! Protecting all of this? Seven Marine has chosen Amsoil as the factory fill and recommends Amsoil for future servicing. Seven Marine has built quite a reputation as being the best there is. That is why choosing to use and recommend Amsoil comes as a natural fit. When choosing which products to use not only to protect their engines, but to protect their reputation, you had better believe that Seven Marine's engineers didn't simply look at spec sheets for different lubricants or read a few blogs to see what the bloggers thought was best. They conducted exhaustive testing both in the lab and in the real world. Many oil analysis' were completed and compared. After all the data was collected, Amsoil was the choice to protect these outboards. Amsoil was the choice to protect Seven Marine's reputation. Will it protect your equipment? You can count on it!
Seven Marine was founded in 2010 by a team of proven innovators with decades of experience in the marine marketplace. Every engineer and technician has been hand-picked for their expertise, ingenuity and accomplishements, and the entire team is focused only on making the most powerful and technologically advanced, highest-performing outboard motors on the planet.
Headquartered in Germantown, WI, Seven Marine’s founders have more than 85 years of combined experience in marine engineering innovation and business management. Company President Rick Davis’ 40 plus years of marine technology and engineering accomplishments include innovations and industry firsts such as Mercury Optimax: Clean 2-cycle engines, Mercury Verado: Four-Stroke engines and Cummins-MerCruiser Diesel Zues: Inboard pod drive.
To merely say that the folks at Seven Marine know what they are talking about is an understatement. These people are without a doubt the most experienced and accomplished group of innovators that the marine world has seen in quite some time.
When looking at who is purchasing these amazing outboards, what they are using them on and how they are being used, it is very clear that extreme performance coupled with uncompromising reliability is the driving factor in choosing Seven Marine outboards. The fact that Seven Marine has chosen Amsoil as the factory fluid fill and recommended service fluid in the engine, transmission and drive speaks to the uncompromising performance that Amsoil delivers. Amsoil is built to withstand the punishment that a 627 horsepower outboard dishes out. You can rest assured that Amsoil will deliver the ultimate in protection for your equipment.
Want to know more? Want to purchase Amsoil? Want to be a distributor? Get in touch with me today at 515-250-8689 or email me: info@K16Synthetics.com
The YouTube video below gives a look into how Amsoil came to be and how Amsoil is made. An all American story right out of Superior, Wisconsin!
INDIAN PHIL'S OPENS NEW SHOP IN ANKENY!!
Phil Flores is proud to open his new motorcycle shop in Ankeny, IA. Stop by Indian Phil's, located at 2135 S. Ankeny Boulevard and check out the new digs! Phil is stocking all Amsoil products for your Harley Davidson, Indian, Victory or any other motorcycle. Tell him Matt from K16 Synthetics sent you!!
Spring is here, it's finally time to ride!! Make sure your bike is ready with a fresh oil change. These kits are available at CPS Auto and Marine in Grimes or On line. They retail at $74.30. Make sure you pick up primary and gear oil, too.
The AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit (HDCK) combines everything needed to perform an AMSOIL oil change on most 1999-2016 Harley-Davidson* motorcycles in one convenient package.
The AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit includes the following:
From our Family to Yours, Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our thoughts and prayers go to those serving in our Military, Police Officers, Troopers, Deputies, Fire Fighters, Medics, Nurses and all others who will not be with their families for Christmas so that our lives can be what they are. God Bless.
CPS Auto and Marine in Grimes, IA will change your oil and filter with no labor fee when you purchase Amsoil oil and oil filter for your car, truck, suv, or whatever you drive.
Need a Last Minute Idea for Your Christmas List? Stop in at CPS Auto and Marine in Grimes and pick up an Amsoil Oil Change Gift Certificate! Prepay for the regular price of the oil and filter for a specific vehicle, and CPS will give you a certificate for free oil change labor! That's right, buy the oil and they will change the oil for you. This is a great gift idea for anyone who wants the best for their car.
Matt Smith is the owner of K16 Synthetics. Matt and his wife Vicki are avid Motorcyclist and Boaters. K16 Synthetics, located in Johnston, Iowa serves not only Central Iowa, but the entire United States.