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1.9 Stroker motor in Kent’s 1977 Fiat X1/9

1.9 Stroker motor in my 1977 Fiat X1/9. First run.




Amsoil 8 Gb USB drive shaped like oil bottle!

Cool new promotional item;

8GB USB Flash Drive

8GM USB Flash Drive in the shape of an AMSOIL 5W-30 (ASL) oil bottle.

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Automotive Expert Bobby Likis Updates Tire Business “Perception Is Price / How Bobby Likis’ Fla. Shop Became The Best Oil Change In Town”


Automotive expert Bobby Likis new press release – celebrating 40 years in the automobile service industry and twenty-five years in broadcast – corrects the latest front-cover article in Tire Business mag titled “Perception Is Worth / How Bobby Likis’ Fla. Shop Became the Best Oil Replacement in Town.” Claims Likis, “Thanks to everyone at Tire Business for their daily reporting about our industry. Concerning the ‘Perception is Value’ article, consider two correction points. First, the Vehicle Hospital Service team plants a PreRepairreg ; seed with each repair vs the other way around. To explain, when a vehicle is in the shop for major component repairs, we also suggest servicing those parts showing signals of age / wear so as to Forestall Fixing of future major element failures.

Our team gives the vehicle owner visible ‘lab tests’ that substantiate the recommendation. Car owners appreciate our site ‘get PreRepairreg;.'” Likis clarifies the BoosterShotreg ; oil service re the character of the oil base. “We made BoosterShotreg ; to enhance NON-synthetic oil and extend oil change intervals.

Then, our synthesised oil change customers maintained on the BoosterShotreg ; package in addition to the artificial oil. Our customers basically made the Manmade Oil BoosterShotreg;.” Got an automobile question of this automobile expert? Call live each Sat., 10a-12n ET, 888-Car-Clinic (888-227-2546). About Bobby Likis : Bobby Likis is the only car-talk host on commercial radio named to the “Talkers 250,” the list of the top two hundred and fifty talk-show hosts in The United States. To get more information about Bobby Likis and Vehicle Clinc Network, visit CarClinicNetwork.



Fire Department Counts on AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants

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Direct Jobber Craig Hamrick of Macomb, Ill. has been a firefighter in charge of fleet maintenance for 23 years. “My wife and I have been Dealers since 2006 and became Dealers after seeing the impressive results AMSOIL demonstrated in the fire department fleet,” Hamrick said. The fire department is a commercial account of Dealer Glenn Mike Arnold, Hamrick’s sponsor. “We have used Amsoil lubricants since 2003 in the fleet,” Hamrick said. The department has 11 vehicles and numerous small engines and generators, all running with Amsoil products. “Glenn’s knowledge of Amsoil products has helped us select the right products for our needs. Every vehicle in our fleet has AMSOIL installed from front to back.” AMSOIL Powers Generator The Macomb Fire Department generator at the main station is an Onan 150KW unit that is powered by a Cummins QSB 6.7 liter diesel. The generator is equipped with an AMSOIL Duel Remote By-Pass System and Ea Full-Flow and By-Pass Filters. For ease of oil sampling, there is a petcock on one of the ports on the filter housing. The engine is filled with AMSOIL  premium API CJ-4 5W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO). “The reason for choosing Premium 5W-40 over AMSOIL Premium 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DME) is the slightly better flow characteristics of the 5W-40 for cold-weather startup,” Hamrick said. “While this unit has a block heater to keep the coolant warm, the oil can still be fairly cold. This generator must go from stopped to running with full electrical load in less than one minute. The cold flow characteristics of AMSOIL diesel oil provide maximum protection and peace of mind for me and our department.”

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The fuel is also treated with AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate plus Cold Flow Improver at each fill-up. “The savings are substantial,” Hamrick said. “We only change oil based on oil analysis now, where before we changed every three months or 250 hours. Fleet uptime is one of the most important benefits for us.  Our equipment must respond and perform at maximum capability every time. The generator is just as important.” Oil Analysis Proves AMSOIL Benefits. Hamrick said he was a skeptic of extended drain intervals when he first was approached about AMSOIL synthetics. However, he soon learned the saving potential of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants. The department saves money through the reduction of waste oil generated, as well as fewer costs for equipment repairs and services, both in time and labor.

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The department regularly sends oil samples to OIL ANALYZERS as part of its maintenance program. “The proof is in all of the oil analysis reports,” he said. “We can see by the results.” AMSOIL lubricants are especially well-suited to emergency service vehicles where every second counts. “You never know when you’re going to get that call, and there isn’t a lot of extra equipment available,” Hamrick said. “We need our equipment to be ready and able to perform.”
Even during the winter months, the generator has “instant oil pressure” when it’s fired up, he said. “If you walk into
our station all you will see in our maintenance room is AMSOIL products.” Growing His Own AMSOIL Business
Hamrick specializes in commercial accounts because his background is in heavy-duty diesel equipment. Name recognition of AMSOIL has improved in the years since he became a Dealer. “AMSOIL is easier to sell now
than even when I started as a Dealer,” Hamrick said. He credited AMSOIL INC. for its work building AMSOIL brand recognition in numerous markets. His experience with the products also helps him with other fleet managers as he tells them his first-hand experience of AMSOIL cost savings, equipment performance and longevity. “It’s all about saving money and extending the life of the equipment,” Hamrick said.


Amsoil 2011 Calendars available

If you want one, contact me. If you’ve purchased Amsoil through us, I’ll send you one. I’m going to be sending out a few dozen to the customers who purchased the most Amsoil through us this past year. This is an Amsoil calendar for 2011.

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Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! – BMW

Saw this post tonight…..

Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! – BMW 3 …
Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! Turbo / FI Engine and 335i -335d Tuning / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications.

Once again, there is NO risk to mixing synthetic and non-synthetic oil. I’ve done it in emergencies, and it won’t hurt a thing. Also, there are now several “para-synthetic” or partially synthetic oils on the market. This is basically synthetic mixed with petroleum, so how could it be an issue?

Years ago, before Amsoil came out with Amsoil engine flush, we used to put 1 quart of synthetic in with an oil change to clean out sludge prior to changing to Amsoil. It worked great. No problems.


Experts Predict Continued Growth For Synthetics

The arcle below is reprinted from National Oil and Lube. This information is particularly useful for those considering becoming an Amsoil Dealer; as the market continues to grow this is a good way to start your own business, be your own boss, and make some extra money on the side. Fill out this short form for more information on becoming an Amsoil Dealer.

Experts Predict Continued Growth For Synthetics

by Ed Newman
AMSOIL Director of Advertising
This article appeared in National Oil & Lube News, June 2010

For the past few years we’ve read how the lubricants market has been “flat.” Pundits have noted that though not going away any time soon, oil is certainly not a stellar growth sector in the economy. And yet, if you look back at the historical record there has been a segment of the lube industry which has been quietly growing for a long time. We’re speaking of the synthetic lubricants sector, and a new report by the Freedonia Group indicates that U.S. demand for synthetic motor oil is expected to rise more than 7 percent a year over the next three years. These robust numbers might be worth paying attention to.

An April 7 article by George Gill in his Lube Report* from Lubes ‘N Greases highlights the details of Freedonia’s research findings. The opening salvo is a brief summary of the numbers. He follows with this:

“Engine oils and hydraulic and transmission fluids will experience the fastest gains as synthetics finally begin to penetrate the conservative medium and heavy duty truck market,” Cleveland-based Freedonia suggests, “and as increasing new vehicle lubricant performance requirements and growing consumer acceptance further expand synthetics’ share of the light vehicle market.”

Driving Forces
Ned Zimmerman cites four primary drivers for the growth in synthetic lube sales. First, the major brands have stepped up their marketing efforts in this direction. A lot more money is now being spent to make motorists aware of these new lube technologies.

Second, the trend toward OEMs using synthetics in many makes and models will drive demand. GM and others recognize the role synthetics play in helping vehicles attain increasingly stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements. This, too, is helping consumers become more aware of the benefits of synthetics.

Third, Zimmerman noted that while awareness is already strong in the do-it-yourself market, near-term economic pressures will likely drive many others to evaluate and choose synthetics in an effort to reduce maintenance costs.

Fourth, the consumers who make up the bulk of the do-it-for-me market are the kind of people more susceptible to mass marketing. (See point one.)

In short, we’re seeing a convergence of driving forces that will result in the continued growth and mainstreaming of synthetic motor oils and drivetrain fluids. Is this a good thing? Absolutely.

The Trend Is Your Friend
Wall Street has plenty of pithy maxims for investors that sum up pearls of wisdom learned from the school of hard knocks. For example, when you miss a good investment opportunity, there’s consolation in knowing “another bus will be along in fifteen minutes.” With regard to buying stocks Peter Lynch said, “Spend at least as much time researching a stock as you would choosing a refrigerator.” And this Sioux proverb is also a good admonition: “When you realize that you are riding a dead horse the best strategy is to dismount.”

So, the saying that immediately jumps into my mind when I read the Freedonia report is this: “The trend is your friend.”

In sailing, there’s nothing like the feeling of the wind at your back and clear horizons ahead, the sail taut, catching the wind. The wind at your back makes everything easier. Catch the wind. The trend is your friend.

I recently picked up a hitchhiker on a rural highway. He’d been walking near fifteen miles when I came along. Heavy laden with a rather hefty set of baggage, he said he hadn’t minded most of it until this last portion where he came up a rise and was now walking into a headwind. It had been a beautiful day, but it’s tough to walk into the wind. And we all know what happens when you spit into the wind.

I’ve never been a surfer (other than body surfing in Puerto Rico) but I understand the principle. Surfers watch the incoming waves with an eye to the big ones that will give the biggest thrill. They paddle with the trend and position themselves to make a run. When it all comes together, the rush and roar of riding the wave gives an incomparable thrill. The trend is the surfer’s friend. Successful surfers go with the flow, not against it.

Summing Up
It’s a simple message that oil change professionals can profit from. The trend is toward more sophisticated technologies, and high tech lubricants will be increasingly required in the future, as well as desired. Promoting a properly priced premium synthetic solution is the primary way to benefit from this trend.

*“U.S. Synlubes Outlook Promising”, George Gill, Lube Report from Lubes ‘N Greases, April 7, 2010