Two months ago this article appeared in Lubes 'n' Greases (our industry magazine) regarding poor quality or obsolete oils popping up on shelves and in quick lube tanks all across the country. AMSOIL reprinted it for our dealer magazine. This isn't the first time I've seen these reports. If you ever call to order ask me how AMSOIL's quality control works to prevent these issues. It's actually quite simple as it's a family owned business. The Amatuzios (Amatuzio Oil = AMZ OIL) associate their name with quality over profits. They strive to keep their plant the most advanced in North America. Full disclosure is offered on all of the products.
What makes our flush different and when is the best time to use it?
First, I'd like to clear a couple myths I hear customers ask about often. I'm often asked if once you switch to synthetic you shouldn't switch back. In 20 years I have never seen or heard any reason for this and as for AMSOIL, these products are designed to be 100% compatible and do exactly what your engine would expect them to do. The 2nd myth we hear often is "You have to use your flush (or any) before switching to AMSOIL". Again - totally not true. This myth may have come from the fact that there are ester based synthetics used in racing which are not compatible, but AMSOIL does not use those formulations in their automotive line of products. AMSOIL motor oils are totally compatible with others.
The function of the flush is to complement the oil. The idea is to neutralize acids and suspend deposits so the fresh oil's additive packages will last longer. In some cases the engine may have preexisting issues caused by long idling or temperature increases so the flush is your first step toward better efficiency.
Engines today are more prone to deposits due increased heat as a result of manufacturers trying to squeeze out more efficiency. We are also seeing increases of fuel dilution issues especially on diesel motors. You would think it's just the opposite but every couple of years engine requirements surpass engine oil technology. New challenges are presented to lubricant manufacturers but AMSOIL has these worked out and tested years ahead.
Question: Why is our flush different?? Well if you look at the back of our bottle you will see that there is no flammability warning. Looking at competing products you'll see that not to be the case. AMSOIL's engine flush is a detergent based product so it contains no harmful solvents but instead uses just a higher concentration of what's already in your motor oil and a unique dispersant.
Detergents in your new oil may not be able to handle the deposits already in the block as well as glazing on clutch plates in your transmission. Yes - because this is a detergent based product, it's perfect as a transmission flush as well. You don't have to worry about effects of residual product being left behind.
Yours truly just bought a used Volvo like the one pictured and while only at 25,000 miles, it's a turbo so I don't want to take any chances of the lines coking. I run my AMSOIL (AZO 0W-30) products to their full intervals so this gives me the added benefit of the doubt.
Please read the AMSOIL Flush technical data sheet for more information.
Consumer Motor Oil Alerts
I will leave you with a snippet of the attached article:
API Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of
Bulk Oils Fail Performance Standards
The problems aren't just limited to
smaller oil distributors. Bulk motor oil
testing performed by the American
Petroleum Institute (API) indicates many
motorists may be receiving substandard
motor oil when they drop their vehicles
off for an oil change. According to the
API, it purchased and tested more than
1,000 samples from bulk motor oil tanks
throughout North America over the past
five years, and nearly 20 percent failed
API performance standards.
PQIA Issues Advisory for Valvoline
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