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What Is Lubrication?

What Is Lubrication?

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Wes Cash, Noria Corporation
Tags: industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases

What Is Lubrication

Lubrication is a word that’s often used in regards to machinery reliability and maintenance, but what is lubrication? The dictionary defines lubrication as the application of some oily or greasy substance in order to diminish friction. Although this is a valid definition, it fails to realize all that lubrication actually achieves.

Many different substances can be used to lubricate a surface. Oil and grease are the most common. Grease is composed of oil and a thickening agent to obtain its consistency, while the oil is what actually lubricates. Oils can be synthetic, vegetable or mineral-based as well as a combination of these. The application determines which oil, commonly referred to as the base oil, should be used. In extreme conditions, synthetic oils can be beneficial. Where the environment is of concern, vegetable base oils may be utilized.

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Lubricants containing oil have additives that enhance, add or suppress properties within the base oil. The amount of additives depends on the type of oil and the application for which it will be used. For instance, engine oil might have a dispersant added. A dispersant keeps insoluble matter conglomerated together to be removed by the filter upon circulation. In environments that undergo extremes in temperature, from cold to hot, a viscosity index (VI) improver may be added. These additives are long organic molecules that stay bunched together in cold conditions and unravel in hotter environments. This process changes the oil’s viscosity and allows it to flow better in cold conditions while still maintaining its high-temperature properties. The only problem with additives is that they can be depleted, and in order to restore them back to sufficient levels, generally the oil volume must be replaced.

Types of OilReducing friction is a key objective of lubrication, but there are many other benefits of this process. Lubricating films can help prevent corrosion by protecting the surface from water and other corrosive substances. In addition, they play an important role in controlling contamination within systems. The lubricant works as a conduit in which it transports contaminants to filters to be removed. These fluids also aid in temperature control by absorbing heat from surfaces and transferring it to a point of lower temperature where it can be dissipated.

There are three different types of lubrication: boundary, mixed and full film. Each type is different, but they all rely on a lubricant and the additives within the oils to protect against wear.

Full-film lubrication can be broken down into two forms: hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic. Hydrodynamic lubrication occurs when two surfaces in sliding motion (relative to each other) are fully separated by a film of fluid. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication is similar but occurs when the surfaces are in a rolling motion (relative to each other). The film layer in elastohydrodynamic conditions is much thinner than that of hydrodynamic lubrication, and the pressure on the film is greater. It is called elastohydrodynamic because the film elastically deforms the rolling surface to lubricate it.

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation
Tags: industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases

What Is LubricationLubrication is a word that’s often used in regards to machinery reliability and maintenance, but what is lubrication? The dictionary defines lubrication as the application of some oily or greasy substance in order to diminish friction. Although this is a valid definition, it fails to realize all that lubrication actually achieves.

Many different substances can be used to lubricate a surface. Oil and grease are the most common. Grease is composed of oil and a thickening agent to obtain its consistency, while the oil is what actually lubricates. Oils can be synthetic, vegetable or mineral-based as well as a combination of these. The application determines which oil, commonly referred to as the base oil, should be used. In extreme conditions, synthetic oils can be beneficial. Where the environment is of concern, vegetable base oils may be utilized.

Lubricants containing oil have additives that enhance, add or suppress properties within the base oil. The amount of additives depends on the type of oil and the application for which it will be used. For instance, engine oil might have a dispersant added. A dispersant keeps insoluble matter conglomerated together to be removed by the filter upon circulation. In environments that undergo extremes in temperature, from cold to hot, a viscosity index (VI) improver may be added. These additives are long organic molecules that stay bunched together in cold conditions and unravel in hotter environments. This process changes the oil’s viscosity and allows it to flow better in cold conditions while still maintaining its high-temperature properties. The only problem with additives is that they can be depleted, and in order to restore them back to sufficient levels, generally the oil volume must be replaced.

Types of OilReducing friction is a key objective of lubrication, but there are many other benefits of this process. Lubricating films can help prevent corrosion by protecting the surface from water and other corrosive substances. In addition, they play an important role in controlling contamination within systems. The lubricant works as a conduit in which it transports contaminants to filters to be removed. These fluids also aid in temperature control by absorbing heat from surfaces and transferring it to a point of lower temperature where it can be dissipated.

There are three different types of lubrication: boundary, mixed and full film. Each type is different, but they all rely on a lubricant and the additives within the oils to protect against wear.

Full-film lubrication can be broken down into two forms: hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic. Hydrodynamic lubrication occurs when two surfaces in sliding motion (relative to each other) are fully separated by a film of fluid. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication is similar but occurs when the surfaces are in a rolling motion (relative to each other). The film layer in elastohydrodynamic conditions is much thinner than that of hydrodynamic lubrication, and the pressure on the film is greater. It is called elastohydrodynamic because the film elastically deforms the rolling surface to lubricate it.

 

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Rogue Chopper Scavenger Oil Change Kit–Test With Video

We bought a Scavenger oil change kit from Rogue Chopper. Here is our test, with video.

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Scavenger

I bought this kit last fall. I put it on with standard hand tools. Later, I bought the crimping tool so I could do installs on other bikes. If you are in the KC area, and want to install one of these, let me know and I’ll help out.

We thought this was a very high quality, well designed kit. The customer service was great. I would give this 5 stars out of 5.

Here is an explanation from the Rogue Chopper site;

“We all know changing the oil on our bikes is the most important routine maintenance we perform. So if you are going to change your oil, why not change all of it? We all change our oil by draining and refilling the oil tank and change the oil filter. But we never get the oil out of the engine. We pretend like it’s an insignificant amount or it’s not even there. Yet there is more than 24oz. left in the engine, 20% of the oiling system capacity! Upon engine start up, this old oil mixes with the fresh oil and starts the breakdown and discoloration of the fresh oil immediately.

Let’s face it – the oil filter only gets the particles out of the oil.
We must change the oil because of the chemical breakdown from high temperature and combustion gasses mixing with the oil which is what breaks down and discolors the oil. When you mix 24oz. of old oil with 96oz. of fresh oil, the breakdown of the fresh oil starts immediately. This would be like draining the oil in your car, changing the filter, and then pouring in one quart of the oil you just drained out and the new oil. Then pretend the quart of old oil you just poured in never came out and it’s insignificant.
Rogue Chopper has the fix for this problem; The Scavenger Total Oil Change System. This clever yet easy to use system effectively purges all the oil from the engine when performing an oil change. With this we get no old broken down oil mixing with new oil so our new oil stays fresh longer. It’s great if you want to switch to Synthetic oil from regular oil or the other way, but either way it’s a great product.”

 

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When is It Hot Enough for a Synthetic Oil?

When is It Hot Enough for a Synthetic Oil?

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Synthetic Oil

“My supplier is pushing hard to move his synthetic gear oils into my operation. His position is that the units run too hot for long-term use of mineral oils. At what temperature should I switch to a Synthetic Oil lubricant for a non-circulated gearbox?”

First, the term synthetic is very broad, so we assume you are referring to lubricants that are formulated using polyalphaolefin (PAO) synthetic oil base.

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There is no single temperature point that dictates a time to move to synthetics. The decision is dependent on equipment continuous loads and shock loads, equipment availability for routine maintenance, criticality of the application, component life cycles, lubricant life cycles and failure modes among other things.

Generally, the rate of lubricant degradation doubles with every 18 degrees F increase in temperature. Once formulated with antioxidant additives, PAO-based lubricants have a lower baseline rate of oxidative degradation. At low temperatures, a PAO’s increased oxidative life may not be noticeable, particularly if you have to change the oil at some point for other reasons. At higher temperatures, the synthetic may last noticeably longer.

Typically, you begin to notice the extra life provided by a PAO synthetic oil above 160 degrees F. If it is above 180 degrees F, and especially 200 degrees F, the difference in oxidative life becomes quite apparent. However, the point at which a change to synthetic is justified is dependent perhaps on a handful of additional “program management” parameters such as:

1. Do you intend to run your gear oils with an appropriate use of filtration and oil analysis to support life-cycle extensions for many years?

2. Are you currently doing oil analysis and performing condition-based changes?

3. Do you have, and have you communicated to your lab, oxidation limits that flag impending oxidation problems?

4. Does the machine’s operating temperature vary a great deal (a PAO’s high viscosity index enables it to operate across a wider temperature range)?

5. Do you have an effective contamination control program in place that will enable you to fully exploit the PAO’s extended life?

With the appropriate management strategy, a change to a high-performance product can actually cost considerably less than the equivalent mineral oil product type. Outside of these considerations, somewhere around 165 degrees F represents the point at which you probably should begin to consider the use of synthetics for the sake of lubricant longevity, if not for the sake of reliability.

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic Gear Oil

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Does Your Differential Feel Neglected? Synthetic Gear Oil

Does Your Differential Feel Neglected? Change to synthetic gear oil

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Many truck and SUV owners personalize their vehicles with aftermarket products such as lift kits, tires and rims, custom grills, paint, wheel well flairs and engine upgrades. While these upgrades and accessories can increase engine performance and add plenty of visual appeal, they do nothing for extending drivetrain life like synthetic gear oil can do.  Most people perform proper engine maintenance and change their engine oil on a regular basis, but according to one quick lube business, only about two percent of its customers purchase differential gear lube changes. Even fewer change to synthetic gear oil. Sometimes this out of sight, out of mind differential neglect results in costly gear failure, leaving the motorist stranded on the highway.

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differential drain plug

There are two basic ways to change differential gear lube to synthetic gear oil. The old fluid may be drained or suctioned out and the differential refilled with new gear lube, or the differential cover may be removed to allow more of the old gear lube to drain out and allow access to the magnet inside the differential. Unlike engines, differentials are not equipped with filters. Instead, magnets that are open to the entire gear lube sump are used to catch some of the metal wear particles. When changing differential fluid, the magnet should be cleaned to ensure the new gear lube does not
become contaminated.

After draining the old fluid and cleaning the magnet, the differential cover should be re-installed and the differential filled with the correct viscosity grade of AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Gear Lube. The use of cleaning solvents is not recommended. Initial differential oil changes are recommended by some manufacturers after the first 500 to
3,000 miles. synthetic gear oil

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Even when vehicle manufacturers do not specify to change the factory-fill gear lube to remove wear particles, it is a
good practice to do so. For optimum gear and bearing life, AMSOIL recommends the factory-fill differential gear lube
be changed no later than the first 5,000 miles with new or rebuilt gears, followed by 50,000 mile drain intervals in
severe service or 100,000 mile drain intervals in normal service when using AMSOIL synthetic gear lubes.

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AMSOIL recommends any one of three SEVERE GEAR viscosity grades, 75W-90, 75W-110 or 75W-140, for turbo diesel or 4×4 trucks, SUV’s and automobiles.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 (SVG) replaces competitive 75W-90 and
80W-90 gear lubricants and delivers the optimum fuel efficiency and cold temperature performance of all the SEVERE GEAR gear lubes.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 (SVT) replaces competitive 75W-110, 75W-90 and 80W-90 gear lubricants and delivers increased fluid film wear protection over lighter viscosity fluids and better fuel efficiency than 75W-140 gear lubes.

SEVERE GEAR 75W-140 (SVO) replaces competitive 75W-140, 80W-140 and 85W-140 gear lubes in applications where these viscosities are recommended by equipment manufacturers.

Also don’t forget to look at the RACING gear oil options.

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AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY 6.54 PERCENT

imageAMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS
INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY
6.54 PERCENT IN DIESEL
TRUCKING APPLICATIONS1

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Industry-Standard Testing

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To determine the fuel economy benefits of its synthetic lubricants, Amsoil conducted the industry-standard SAE J1321 In-Service Fuel Economy Test Procedure.
First, the baseline rate of fuel consumption was determined for two nearly identical Kenworth® T800B diesel trucks and 53’ trailers from Ford® Motor Company’s* Rawsonville, MI fleet. Texaco brand conventional lubricants were installed in each vehicle’s engine, transmission, and front and rear differentials. Both trucks simultaneously completed runs on a 40-mile test route representative of real-world driving conditions beginning and ending at Ford’s Rawsonville fleet maintenance facility.
Fuel consumption was recorded from each vehicle’s engine control module (ECM)
following each run. Although both vehicles were operated using the same conventional
lubricants and according to the same procedures, the test truck consumed an average
of 0.37 more gallons of fuel per run compared to the control truck.

 

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The test truck alone was then thoroughly flushed of its conventional lubricants prior to
installing AMSOIL synthetic lubricants. Both trucks simultaneously completed runs on
the test route according to the same procedures used during the baseline segment. Fuel
consumption data was again recorded from the ECMs. The switch to AMSOIL synthetic
lubricants eliminated the 0.37-gallon difference in fuel consumption per baseline
segment run, resulting in 6.54 percent improved fuel economy.

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Synthetic Compressor Oil

Synthetic Compressor Oil – eliminate maintenance on compressors

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Synthetic compressor oil can eliminate one maintenance chore in your shop. Most folks never change the compressor fluid in shop air compressors. These are often neglected, but critical tools in a shop. You can eliminate the need to maintain and monitor oil changes in compressors by installing synthetic compressor oil. AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil is a long-life, premium compressor lubricant based on novel, proprietary technology. It incorporates the highest quality, thermally stable PAO synthetics fortified with premium non-detergent, ashless additives for maximum protection at high temperatures and pressures. It lasts up to eight times longer than petroleum oils, effectively reducing maintenance and waste oil disposal costs.

Improves Compressor Efficiency
AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil has low friction properties and resists viscosity increase from oxidation. It helps improve operating efficiency and saves money on electrical energy consumption.

Synthetic Compressor Oil

synthetic compressor oilControls Foam and Reduces Wear
AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil contains anti-foam additives and, unlike some other compressor oils, is anti-wear fortified. Good foam control reduces heat, oxidation and wear. High contact regions are protected against wear for increased compressor life and efficiency.

Resists Water Contamination
Water from condensation builds up in compressors and can cause unwanted oil/water emulsions, environmental discharge hazards and rust. AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil is hydrolytically stable. It resists acid formation, readily separates from water and is anti-rust fortified. Water can be easily drained for simplified environmental discharge and increased oil life.

Resists Heat and Oxidation
AMSOIL PC Series Oil combines the inherent stability of premium synthetic base oils with specialized anti-oxidant additives to resist varnish, carbon and acid formation. It is formulated to protect compressors better and last longer in service than petroleum oils, especially during hot operating conditions.

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Safety Advantage
AMSOIL PC Series Oil is an ashless, high-flash-point formulation with very low carbon-forming tendencies that minimizes the incidence of ignition-promoting “hot spots.” While PC Series Oil can provide improved fire safety, it cannot be considered non-flammable.

Application Recommendation
AMSOIL PC Series Oil in the appropriate viscosity is recommended for use in single and multistage rotary screw, vane, centrifugal and reciprocating compressor crankcases and cylinders, vacuum pumps and other applications such as gears, bearings, blowers, pumps and handheld pneumatic tools. In compressor applications, drain intervals of 8,000 hours or more can be expected under normal operation. Drain intervals are subject to operating conditions and maintenance practices. Monitoring by oil analysis is recommended. For best performance when converting to AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil, it is recommended the compressor be drained of the old fluid prior to the installation of PC Series Oil. If carbon deposits are present on the internal components, it is recommended they be removed following the compressor manufacturer recommendations.

How to change the air compressor oil

Some air compressors are oil less; they do NOT use oil. If you have one of those, you don’t have to change oil since there isn’t any. Most large shop style tower compressors ARE oil lubricated.

  • Do NOT use regular automotive oil; this is against almost all manufacturer recommendations. Read your manual.
  • Determine the weight and spec recommended.
  • There will usually be a drain and a filler/dipstick.
  • Drain the oil, and put the plug back in.
  • Fill the oil to the level recommended on the dipstick, or on the oil sight glass.
  • Most manufacturers (including CH) recommend changing once after the first hour of use.
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    Synthetic Compressor Oil

Here is a detail of how to read the oil sight glass;

Synthetic Compressor Oil

Synthetic Compressor Oil

 

COMPATIBILITY
AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil is compatible with petroleum oils and most synthetic oils, seals, paints and materials, including the following:

Gases:

• Nitrogen • Hydrogen • Helium • Carbon Monoxide
• Carbon Dioxide (dry) • Ethylene • Methane
• Propane • Butane • Propylene • Butylenes
• Natural Gas • Benzene • Butadiene
• Furnace (crack gas) • Hydrogen Sulfide (dry)
• Synthetic Gas • Sulfur Dioxide

Paints:

• Epoxy • Oil Resistant Alkyd • Acrylic Enamel

Plastics:

• Acetal (Delrin) • ABS • Phenolic • Polyamide-imide
• Polyamide (Nylon)
• Polycarbonate (metal covered only)
• Polyester • Polyetherimide (Nylon) • Polyimide
• Polyphenylene oxide • Polystyrene • Polysulfone
• PTFE (Teflon) • Terephthalate.

Elastomers:

• Fluoroelastomer (Viton) • Nitrile (Buna N)
• Polyacrylate • TFE/P • Poly Urethane.

Note: Not recommended for “breathing air” or refrigeration compressors. Not recommended for use with polycarbonate plastic that is not metal covered, PVC plastic and butyl, ethylene-propylene or SBR rubber. PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oils are Not Compatible with polyalkylene glycol or silicone oils.

Synthetic PC Series Compressor Oils SAE 10W
(PCH)
SAE 20
(PCI)
SAE 30
(PCJ)
SAE 40
(PCK)
SAE 50
(PCL)
ISO VG – ASTM D-2422 32 46 68 100 150
VK 100°C – ASTM D-445 6.2 7.3 10.9 13.6 17.9
VK 40°C – ASTM D-445 33.1 42.4 67.4 100.5 148.4
Viscosity Index – ASTM D-2270 137 137 153 136 134
SPGR – ASTM D-1298 0.8393 0.8408 0.8468 0.8550 0.8602
Density – ASTM D-1298 6.989 7.001 7.051 7.119 7.163
Flash Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-92 264 (507) 254 (489) 253 (487) 264 (507) 254 (489)
Fire Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-92 278 (532) 280 (536) 280 (536) 276 (529) 274 (525)
Pour Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-97 -53 (-63) -48 (-54) -40 (-40) -45 (-49) -42 (-44)
Four-Ball Wear Test – ASTM D-4172 (40 kg, 1200 rpm, 75° C, 60 min.) 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45
Copper Strip Corrosion Test – ASTM D-130 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A
Rust Test – ASTM D665 A & B Fresh Water and Synthetic Sea Water Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
Foam, ml (ASTM D-892) Sequence I, II, III Test End – and After 10 minutes settling 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Demulsibility ASTM D-1401 [oil/water/cuff (minutes)] 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5)

 

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Synthetic PC Series Compressor Oils SAE 10W
(PCH)
SAE 20
(PCI)
SAE 30
(PCJ)
SAE 40
(PCK)
SAE 50
(PCL)
ISO VG – ASTM D-2422 32 46 68 100 150
VK 100°C – ASTM D-445 6.2 7.3 10.9 13.6 17.9
VK 40°C – ASTM D-445 33.1 42.4 67.4 100.5 148.4
Viscosity Index – ASTM D-2270 137 137 153 136 134
SPGR – ASTM D-1298 0.8393 0.8408 0.8468 0.8550 0.8602
Density – ASTM D-1298 6.989 7.001 7.051 7.119 7.163
Flash Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-92 264 (507) 254 (489) 253 (487) 264 (507) 254 (489)
Fire Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-92 278 (532) 280 (536) 280 (536) 276 (529) 274 (525)
Pour Point °C (°F) – ASTM D-97 -53 (-63) -48 (-54) -40 (-40) -45 (-49) -42 (-44)
Four-Ball Wear Test – ASTM D-4172 (40 kg, 1200 rpm, 75° C, 60 min.) 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45
Copper Strip Corrosion Test – ASTM D-130 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A
Rust Test – ASTM D665 A & B Fresh Water and Synthetic Sea Water Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
Foam, ml (ASTM D-892) Sequence I, II, III Test End – and After 10 minutes settling 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Demulsibility ASTM D-1401 [oil/water/cuff (minutes)] 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5)

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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.

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AMSOIL PRODUCTS PREPARE EQUIPMENT FOR TOUGH WINTER WEATHER

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The fall months are the time to place boats, motorcycles and lawn care equipment into storage and prepare snowmobiles, snowblowers and other vehicles for the coming winter.

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AMSOIL products are formulated to provide maximum protection for engines and fuel systems during storage, while Amsoil synthetic motor oils’ low pour points provide superior cold-temperature protection and performance in two-and four-stroke winter equipment.

 

Fall Storage Protection

Gasoline can break down in as little as 60 days, causing varnish and gums that clog injectors, fuel lines and carburetors, leading to poor engine performance and starting problems. In many applications, draining the fuel system can be impractical, and doing so can expose the system to corrosion on the bare metal in the tank and fuel system and cause gasket and seal cracking.

AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer reduces the oxidation that occurs when fuel is store for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses.Amsoil
During storage, fluctuations in ambient temperatures can form condensation within the engine that can cause surface corrosion on cylinder liners, piston rings, anti-friction bearings and steel/iron contact surfaces on rotational seals. Long periods of storage can also dry out cylinders, often resulting in permanent damage when the equipment is dry-started in the spring.

AMSOIL Engine Fogging Oil offers superior film retention, providing long-term protection against corrosion and dry starts, extending engine life and reducing operating expenses. Its aerosol spray formulation offers easy and clean application, while reaching more components and offering complete distribution of the oil, something especially beneficial in applications with horizontal cylinder orientation, such as outboard motors.

Winter Four-Stroke Performance 

Conventional oils thicken in the cold, which can result in inadequate lubrication to critical engine parts at cold start-up, or even prevent the engine from starting.
AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports Synthetic Motor Oil provides serious protection and performance in four-stroke engines, including ATVs and snowmobiles. Its broad 0W-40 viscosity rating effectively protects in both hot and cold temperature extremes.
AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic Small Engine Oil provides exceptional protection in the severe-service conditions common in both gasoline-and diesel-fueled small engines including welders, skidsteers, compressors, snowblowers and more. It remains fluid at sub-zero temperatures for superior cold-weather protection.
Winter Two-Stroke Performance
AMSOIL DOMINATOR and INTERCEPTOR
Synthetic 2-cycle Oils provides exceptional performance in snowmobiles and other two-stroke equipment. Amsoil DOMINATOR is formulated with heavier base oils for “on the edge” operation, while also protecting pistons and bearings subjected to the rigors of extreme riding.
AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR is engineered specifically for power-sports applications and engines equipped with exhaust power valves. It contains the finest synthetic base oils and additives for exceptional cleanliness, while controlling exhaust valve sticking and providing outstanding overall lubrication.
Gasoline Additive
AMSOIL Quick shot SE is formulated to thoroughly clean varnish, gums and insoluble debris in two-and four-stroke gasoline-powered small engines and power sports equipment fuel systems, restoring peak performance. Amsoil Quickshot effectively addresses performance issues related to ethanol, water and dirty pump gas, while stabilizing fuel between uses and during short-term storage periods. Use Amsoil for fewer fuel related problems and better winter performance.

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