Any New Amsoil Formulations Coming Out?

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Feb 25, 2003
Messages
500
Location
Vermont
Does anyone know if Amsoil is working on a next generation oil? I know they think their Series 2000 0W-30 is way ahead of the competition, but I hope they aren't sitting on their laurels. I always wished they had a S2000 between the 0W-30 and 20W-50, maybe a 0W or 5W-40. Maybe I'll mix up some 20W-50 and 0W-30 for my own homebrew S2000 10W-40. Hmm, now I got myself thinking... [Wink]
 
Joined
Jun 11, 2002
Messages
3,346
Location
Clarksville, Tennessee
I havent' hear anything either. But what I'm waiting for are the Sequence III test that Amsoil just finished up. From the mouth of Alan he said they ran the 10w30 3 times the standard lenght, and it was still good. The folks running the test didn't want to run it anylonger becuase there figured the oil was toast by then, Nope still good. BTW, my regular oils have alot of trouble passing this sequence III, this is why you are seeing more group II+ and Group III formulations coming out, the old group I won't pass the test.
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2002
Messages
8,937
Location
SC
quote:
Originally posted by msparks: But what I'm waiting for are the Sequence III test that Amsoil just finished up. From the mouth of Alan he said they ran the 10w30 3 times the standard lenght, and it was still good.
These test results have been up on the Amsoil web site for months. Click here.
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2002
Messages
34,711
Location
NJ
quote:
I know they think their Series 2000 0W-30 is way ahead of the competition,
Little do they know. [Big Grin] Amsoil Series 2000 is hardly ahead of the competition. In fact, most Amsoil oils are right on par with the rest of the pack at this point. They are up there within the top 4 oils IMO. S2k is really an over-rated oil as we have seen. The sequence III has been done for months now. [ May 31, 2003, 11:24 AM: Message edited by: buster ]
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2002
Messages
5,785
Location
Dixie
Amsoil continually upgrades their standard formulations. One of the main things they have been doing is reducing the high temp evaporation, ie Noack volatility, of all their oils. The Noacks of the 5w-30/10w-30 have been reduced from approx 7.0% to 4.9%/5.5% respectively. Noack of the 15w-40 has been reduced from 6.7% to 6.2%. This extremely low volatility helps keep the oil from excessive thickening over long drain intervals and reduces oil consumption and exhaust emissions. I've also noticed that the detergent/dispersant mix in the ACEA , A3/B4 rated, 0w-30/10w-30 has changed. Old formulation: Mg, 300 ppm Ca, 3000 ppm New Formulation: Mg, 700 ppm Ca, 2500 ppm This change is just starting to show up in UOA's, so it was probably made 6-8 months back. I monitor the spec sheets Amsoil puts out pretty closely and there is ususally a formulation upgrade about once every year to 18 months. TooSlick Dixie Synthetics [ June 01, 2003, 09:12 AM: Message edited by: TooSlick ]
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top