When your motor oil turns dark, it's worn out. Right? Whether or not your oil is worn out and ready for a change depends on a lot more than its color. Click here to read more!
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Start stop technology is here to stay and that's good. I have a couple of cars that have this technology. I had concerns about wearing out the starter or battery. I never considered the increased wear potential on bearings! Better use the best oils you can to help prevent the wear caused by the increase in "start ups". By the way, I have been told that the starters, at least have been beefed up to survive the increased cycles. Feel free to download the article.
THINK 303 HYDRAULIC FLUID IS GOOD ENOUGH? BETTER THINK AGAIN! AMSOIL SYNTHETIC TRACTOR HYDRAULIC/TRANSMISSION FLUID IS THE ANSWER.
August 7, 2019 REPRINTED FROM LUBES-N-GREASES MAGAZINE
Volume 2 Issue 33
ASTM Tackles Tractor Fluid SpecTim Sullivan
Adding its weight to recent efforts to rid the tractor lubricant market of poor quality products, ASTM International announced last week that it will develop a minimum performance standard for tractor hydraulic fluids.
The standards writing organization announced its undertaking in an Aug. 1 press release, disclosing that it has already named the standard WK68882. The organization did not give a timeline for the project but invited representatives from tractor manufacturers, lubricant marketers and chemical additive suppliers to participate.
“In order to remove poor quality fluids from the marketplace and to ensure that customers purchase fluids that really work, a minimum performance specification is necessary,” said Dow Chemical Co.’s Lauren Huffman, technical contact for the initiative.
Tractor hydraulic fluids have become a hot-button issue the past couple years as elements from various parts of the industry complained about the number of substandard tractor hydraulic fluids on the market. Most of the contention has focused on economy fluids marketed as 303 or J303 products. Those terms allude to a specification developed by tractor manufacturer John Deere in the mid-1900s, but the specification has been obsolete for more than four decades, and no performance verification is required of products so labeled.
Several states have issued stop-sale orders of 303 fluids, alleging that they do not adequately protect tractors. In April consumers reached a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit against two companies over the manufacture and sale of 303 fluids. The plaintiffs said the companies misled them by implying that the products met a standard that in fact no longer exists – a claim that the companies still deny.
Last month the National Conference on Weights and Measures adopted a rule that tractor hydraulic fluids not meeting current specifications must be clearly labeled obsolete. Tractor manufacturers maintain their own specifications for fluids that they recommend be used in their equipment, but the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association has called for development of an industry standard. ASTM cited ILMA’s advocacy in announcing its initiative.
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I came across this website recently: https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/ It is a very lengthy read, but once again here is an independent research piece into motor oils and what it takes to reduce engine wear. AMSOIL ASL 5W-30 Signature Series Kicks ASS!! Only 1 motor oil did better in the film strength testing. That oil? AMSOIL 0W-20 Signature Series! These two oils outperformed the higher zinc content oils by a very large margin. Think your oil has to have zinc in order to control wear? Think again. Think you have to have a heavier weight oil to control wear? Think again!
The Hellcat's 6.2L V-8 is quite an engine that needs the best lubricants available! Your choices are limited, but AMSOIL has your cat covered! Click here to check out our specs, you won't find any others that come close! AMSOIL's EAO11 oil filter is also the best you can get! Special thanks to Randy Ballard of Urbandale, IA for the photos of his Hellcat! @forcepower5.0
“Getting the best protection I can for my 2019 DuraMax diesel. Prepping for a a cross country trip pulling 14,000 lb toy-hauler". Tim Cooper, Phoenix,AZ
Tim Cooper of Phoenix, AZ finishing up the 1st oil change on his brand new GMC Denali Duramax 3500. They are heading out on a journey that will take them to the bourbon trails of Kentucky and then on to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for some beautiful motorcycle riding. They will be pulling their 14k pound toy hauling fifth wheel which houses their BMW K1600GTL.
Changed the oil in our 2015 Mini Cooper S F56 this past weekend. Out with the dealership supplied oil and installed AMSOIL 0W-40 European Formula. I also treated it to an AMSOIL Engine Flush. What a difference!! Engine cranks over noticeably quicker in the sub zero temperatures we have been experiencing lately in Iowa. Engine is noticeably quiter at idle. Are you looking for an upgrade for your Mini's oil? Let me hook you up!! Email me for special offers.
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.