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Oil Lesson #2

– Hepatica Wildflower, photo by Steve Dawes 2015

Premium Synthetic Oil is handcrafted just like any other product.

It’s composed of a base stock and a large number of additives to get the quality characteristics desired.

Over a dozen additives are used, anti-foaming, anti-corrosion, acidity reducers and many others.

The differences in quality can make a huge difference in your life, saving time and money.

Switching from conventional oil or a cheap synthetic to Amsoil produces a savings of $1000.00/year for the average driver.

Switching from a well made Synthetic like Mobile 1 to Amsoil produces $500/year savings for the average driver.

Since you are stopping for gas less frequently you save time too.
www.LubeDealer.com/BetterMPG

Motorcycle Transmission Fluid

— Photograph by Stephen M. Dawes 2014

New AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Transmission Fluid and AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid are purpose-built for bikers who prefer a dedicated transmission or primary lubricant over a multi-use product. Available from Steve in Chambersburg (717) 658-1256 or M&S Harley-Davidson (717) 709-9650.

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Nightingales Auto Electric

Expert Mechanics in Shippensburg:

(717) 532-5106 ( Located just off I-81 at 696, 8876 Olde Scotland Rd)

Mike Nightingale.

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If not using Amsoil ur losing money

Jayce Automotive

Superb mechanic. State Inspections. Amsoil Synthetics and other lubes. Auto & truck repair.

(717) 261-4880.

1567 S. Main St.
Chambersburg PA, 17201 (Next to Vietnam Vets on RT11. Molly Pitcher Hwy.)

Across from Staples Warehouse.

Independent Glass Werx

Automotive and Residential Glass. Automotive Services and Maintenance. Outstanding mechanics.

(240) 367-6022 FREE Estimates.

570 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742

$10 off any Amsoil Signature Series Oil Change with Filter and Fuel Treatment. You will get better fuel economy that will more than pay for the premium oil.

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Change Oil Less Often

Many of us stop 4-8 times a year to change oil.

It’s a hassle.

Big Oil and Big OEM’s want us to do this. So do quick-lubes and mechanics.

They make more money.

The state of California is currently suing a well known national quick-lube for encouraging 3000 mile oil changes when unnecessary.

Amsoil has 25,000 mile oil changes and great integrity.

Maybe it is time to look into it.

TIME

-Spiderwort Wildflower Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

Repeatedly stopping for oil changes and fuel is time lost.

Just think, the average consumer stops more than 50 times a year for fuel and 5 times a year for oil changes.

30% better fuel economy and Amsoil’s 25,000 mile oil change could reduce this from 55 stops to 36.

Steve Dawes, T-1 Certified Direct Jobber, Amsoil
(717) 658 1256
http://www.LubeDealer.com/BetterMPG.

$1000


Let’s consider a few facts:

The average consumer keeps a new vehicle 10.25 years. They spend $3278.00 in fuel per year. 93% use conventional oil.

Extended oil changes can save $100.00 per year.

If they get a 30% improvement in fuel economy by converting the whole drive-train and doing the other things mentioned in my ‘Fuel Economy Cheat Sheet’ than the total savings from Amsoil exceed $1000 per year.

If we factor in savings from longer lasting engines and transmissions at a conservative $300 each year, we see that savings greatly exceed $1000/Yr.

Amsoil saves you money.

Stopping fewer times for oil changes and gas fill-ups is also a huge time saver.

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Estimating Fuel Savings

-Photo by Steve Dawes 2014

Only Certified Mechanical Engineers, usually with Mechanical Engineering Degrees, using 100’s of thousands of dollars worth equipment and ASTM testing standards can tell how good a lubricant is and what fuel economy improvements are at hand.

_Is there any chance that the average consumer can tell?_

Yes and No.

Keep in mind that fuel economy is determined by a lot of different variables.

Surprisingly one of the biggest is the weather. Frigid air is denser and more difficult to push through. Cold tires and pavement make for less traction. Also colder air temperature and colder fuel are more difficult for fuel systems to atomize. ( Variances are 5-30%). Everybody notices that in the winter they are getting poorer fuel economy.

This can totally wipe out real gains from using better components and premium lubricants from Amsoil.

But, there are of course many others: spark plugs, air filters, dirty fuel systems, faulty sensors, lubricity etc.

MPG gauges, if you have one, can be fooled too because they use the motors vacuum system to get their estimate. ( When your automatic transmission shifts to a lower gear your MPG gauge will report that your fuel economy has improved. This is not the case, your motor vacuum has changed.)

So, what can the average consumer do?

_Run a Controlled Experiment._

That’s one reason my Fuel Economy Cheat Sheet suggest doing the entire drive-train and using fuel additives along with other premium replacement part choices.

Prior to the age of ethanol we only had to use a fuel treatment once or twice a year. Unfortunately, the ethanol molecule separates from the petroleum molecule with the slightest condensation and sinks to the bottom of your gas tank.

Amsoil’s Performance Improver Fuel Treatment (PI) is designed to be used every 4000 miles. ( Also, Amsoil makes specific fuel treatments for diesels and small engines). Savings in fuel, on average, for someone who consumes 100 gallons of gas a month are roughly $45) Bottle PI costs $8.50 (Preferred Customer) so subtract that out.

Steve Dawes, T-1 Certified Direct Jobber, Amsoil Synthetics
(717) 658-1256
http://www.LubeDealer.com/BetterMPG