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NEW AMSOIL SYNTHETIC DIESEL OILS:

Diesel oil is undergoing a major change. The new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications are here, and an overhauled AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup is on the way, bringing even

New Specifications, New Diesel Oils

The new API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications focus on these six goals:

  • Reduced emissions
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Stronger oxidation stability
  • Better shear stability
  • Increased resistance to aeration
  • Improved wear protection

 

The new API CK-4 specification is designed for current model-year and older diesel engines and is backward-compatible with API CJ-4 (and prior) oils. Going forward, all applications calling for a diesel oil meeting API CJ-4 (and prior) specifications should use an API CK-4 diesel oil.

The new API FA-4 specification is designed to further improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. FA-4 oils are not backward-compatible and may only be used in certain 2017 and newer overthe- road trucks, when approved by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Launching in February, new AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will replace AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO, DME) and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil (OEC, OED).

AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil

Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil represents the top tier of AMSOIL protection and performance for diesel engines. Signature Series will be available in 5W-30, 0W-40, 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities.

  • 6X more engine protection**
  • Significantly exceed industry requirements
  • Full OEM specification coverage
  • Reduced oil consumption
  • Exceptional cold-temperature

Extended Drain Intervals

AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil is recommended for extended drain intervals. Its robust formulation allows us to reintroduce extended drain intervals for turbo-diesel trucks.

Heavy-Duty n-/Off-Road Diesel Engines:  3X OEM recommendation, not to exceed 60,000 miles, 600 hours or one year, whichever comes first.

Turbodiesel Pickups:  2X OEM recommendation, not to exceed 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

Gasoline Engines:  2X OEM recommendation, not to exceed 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

Drain intervals may be extended further with oil analysis.

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will provide outstanding protection and performance for customers seeking an upgrade over conventional and other synthetic diesel oils. AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will be available in 10W-30, 5W-40 and 15W-40 viscosities.

  • 4X more engine protection**
  • Excellent opportunity for price conscious customers to move up to   AMSOIL quality
  • Reduced oil consumption

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil is recommended for OEM recommended drain intervals.

API Licensing

Unlike OE Diesel, new AMSOIL Heavy- Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will not be API-licensed. Our philosophy has always been to set a target for quality and formulate products that meet that target

The API licensing system is a voluntary certification that only sets minimum quality standards. Because it is a standard, licensing limits the flexibility we need to quickly adopt new technologies that can improve protection. Our research indicates many diesel enthusiasts and people who depend on their diesel to make a living focus more on protection than on the API doughnut.

That is why we use specifications like CK-4 as the minimum and engineer protection into our products that goes beyond API standards. We want to give customers the most protection we can, and sometimes that requires opting out of a licensing program. Diesel customers can rest assured their equipment is protected, and we back them up with our warranty.

Pricing

The prices for the new diesel oil lineup will match the previous lineup, while Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will be price-competitive with other synthetic brands in the marketplace.

AMSOIL CI-4+ Synthetic Diesel Oils

The AMSOIL CI-4+ synthetic diesel oil lineup will remain available as additional options for pre-2007 diesel applications not equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF).

  • Series 3000 5W-30 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel Oil (HDD)
  • 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME)
  • 10W-30/SAE 30 Synthetic Heavy Duty
  • Premium Protection 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (AMO)
  • Premium Protection 20W-50 Synthetic

 

Outstanding Protection for Ford* Power Stroke* Engines

Ford Motor Company recently released its position on the upcoming new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications, claiming it will only recommend diesel oils that meet the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification or oils formulated specifically for the previous API CJ-4 specification.

Questions have arisen regarding why Ford would condemn use of CK-4 and FA-4 products in its Power Stroke engines. According to Ford Service Lubricant Technical Expert Ron Romano, “6.7L engines tested on CK-4 and FA-4 formulations had experienced valve train wear not encountered with CJ-4 formulations.” The CJ-4 formulations contained more than 1,000 parts per million phosphorus, an effective anti-wear ingredient, while some CK-4 and FA-4 formulations were below that threshold. As a result, Ford declared that it has wear concerns about the use of CK-4 and FA-4 formulations with less than 1,000 ppm phosphorus in new and older Ford engines.

With the exception of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Max-Duty Synthetic

Diesel Oil, all the new AMSOIL diesel oils provide boosted levels of phosphorus, are recommended for the Ford 6.7L engine and will carry the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification. We have no concerns whatsoever that new Signature Series 5W-30 Diesel Oil will meet the wear protection requirements for the Ford 6.7L engine; however, we are choosing not to include the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification and the 6.7L engine application on this product. Ford has identified a minimum phosphorus level, and Signature Series 5W-30 is below that minimum. Once the 6.7L engine test becomes available (today, it is not yet ready), we will demonstrate the superior wear protection of Signature Series 5W-30 in the Ford 6.7L engine. AMSOIL Dealers and customers can be well-assured that all Ford Power Stroke engines, no matter the model year, are well-protected when using AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils.

Specifications

The new lineup of AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils will be formulated to meet a broad range of industry and OEM specifications. They may be used in applications that require any of the following specifications:

Signature Series 5W-30

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF; ACEA E9, E7, E6;  Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O; Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a; Cummins CES20086, CES20081;  Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3; MB 228.51, 228.31;  MTU Type 3.1, 2.1, II, I; MAN 3677, 3575;  JASO DH-2; Renault RLD-4, RLD-3; Deutz DQC IV-10 LA, DQC III-10 LA; Scania LA-2; Chrysler MS 10902

Signature Series 0W-40

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF;  ACEA E9, E7; Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O; Detroit Diesel DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214;  Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a;  Cummins CES20086, CES20081; Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3;  MTU Type 2.1, II, I; MAN 3575;  JASO DH-2; Renault RLD-4, RLD-3;  Deutz DQC III-10 LA; Chrysler MS 10902; Ford WSS-M2C171

Signature Series 5W-40

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF; ACEA E9, E7;  Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O; Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a; Cummins CES20086, CES20081;  Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3; MB 228.31; MTU Type 2.1, II, I; MAN 3575; JASO DH-2;  Renault RLD-4, RLD-3; Deutz DQC III-10 LA;  Allison TES-439; Scania LA-2; Chrysler MS 10902; Ford WSS-M2C171-F1

Signature Series 15W-40

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF; ACEA E9, E7;  Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O;  Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a;  Cummins CES20086, CES20081; Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3; MB 228.31; MTU Type 2.1, II, I; MAN 3575; JASO DH-2; Renault RLD-4, RLD-3; Deutz DQC III-10 LA; Scania LA-2; Chrysler MS 10902; Ford WSS-M2C171-F

Heavy-Duty 10W-30

API CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF; ACEA E9, E7; Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O;  Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222;  DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a;  Cummins CES20086, CES20081;  Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3;  MB 228.31; MTU Type 2.1, II, I;  MAN 3575; JASO DH-2; Renault RLD-4, RLD-3;  Deutz DQC III-10 LA;  Ford WSS-M2C171-F1

Heavy-Duty 5W-40

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF; ACEA E9, E7; Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O; Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a; Cummins CES20086, CES20081;  Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3; MB 228.31; MTU Type 2.1, II, I; MAN 3575; JASO DH-2; Renault RLD-4, RLD-3; Deutz DQC III-10 LA; Chrysler MS 10902; Ford WSS-M2C171-F1

Heavy-Duty 15W-40

API CK-4/SN, CJ-4, CI-4+, CF;  ACEA E9, E7; Mack EOS-4.5, EO-O;  Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, DDC 93K218, 93K215, 93K214; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a;  Cummins CES20086, CES20081; Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3;  MB 228.31; MTU Type 2.1, II, I;  MAN3575; JASO DH-2;  Renault RLD-4, RLD-3;  Deutz DQC III-10 LA;  Chrysler MS 10902;  Ford WSS-M2C171