AMSOIL Introduces Synthetic CVT Fluid

AMSOIL has just released a Synthetic CVT Fluid for continuously variable transmissions. This product will be a replacement fluid for most all major automakers using CVT’s. CVT transmissions have been prevalent in Nissan vehicles for several years now and other brands such as Honda, Toyota, Dodge, Subaru and Suzuki have been integrating this technology. AMSOIL has used their synthetic oil expertise to create a CVT Fluid that is an upgrade over OEM fluids at a very reasonable price. The new fluid will be available in US quart bottles or 9.45 litre jugs.

The basic concept of the CVT has been prevalent in snowmobile and some industrial applications for generations. Automakers have moved to this technology for the smooth operation and fuel economy benefits. This video produced by Suzuki Motors gives a brief overview of the concept.

A CVT fluid’s main task is to prevent wear in drive belts (or chains), pulleys, clutches and bearings. Another chore is to provide cooling for transmission components. It is vital that the CVT fluid is able to conduct these tasks without interfering with the torque transfer duties of the transmission.
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Save on Fuel

The CBC posted their top eight ways to save on fuel as prices continue to climb at the pump.

I don’t agree with all of them.

  • Choosing supreme gas for an automobile that specifies regular won’t improve fuel mileage since octane ratings are for compression. You may see some improvements in fuel economy if you choose a fuel that has no ethanol in it since it’s energy content is lower than gasoline [wikipedia].
  • Sparkplugs last longer than a year. You may not want to go the full 160,000km on the same set and be sure to replace them with high quality plugs at or above OEM specs.

I would move the behaviour items further up the list too. Stops and starts as well as speeding can really increase your fuel consumption.
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New Oil Filter End Cap Wrenches

AMSOIL has released a revised line of end cap oil filter wrenches to cover almost all of the Ea Oil Filters for automotive and motorcycles.

All filters use a 3/8″ square socket drive to get into hard to reach locations.

Once the filter is hand tightened, only wrench-tighten 3/4 of a full turn or to the torque specification in your maintenance manual.

Continue reading for more info on the sizes available and which Ea oil filters they fit.
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Canadian Price Adjustment March 1st, 2014

Despite AMSOILs best efforts to avoid adjusting pricing, continued substantial changes in the exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollars has forced AMSOIL to implement a minimal Canadian price adjustment effective March 1. As a U.S. company that exports to Canada, AMSOIL is impacted greatly by fluctuations in the exchange rate. The Canadian dollar has decreased in value by more than 7 percent since the last Canadian price adjustment and it is forecasted to continue dropping in value. In order to offset the increased cost of doing business in Canada, AMSOIL must implement a price increase of 4-9 percent for all products. Prices will increase by an average of 7 percent.

AMSOIL will continue monitoring the exchange rate and, as the company has done in the past, adjust pricing up or down as conditions dictate.

Even with a price adjustment, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants remain the most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and maximum fuel efficiency.

AMSOIL Upgrades Saber Professional 2-Stroke Premix Oil Formula

AMSOIL has upgraded the formula of Saber Professional 2-Cycle Premix Oil for 2014. The biggest perceptible change other than the packaging label update is the addition of a gasoline stabilizer component to the premix oil. We also note from the specification numbers that they have tweaked the formula throughout.

I have been using Saber Pro in my 2-stroke string trimmer for several years and can confidently attest that the previous formula was excellent. The fuel stabilizer addition is a solid move that makes this product a complete package.

The biggest selling feature of Saber Pro is something that is not new. With this synthetic premix comes the ability to use a single fuel/oil ratio for all the two-stroke implements you own. Saber Pro mixed at anywhere from 75:1 to 100:1 will IMPROVE the performance and wear protection of engines requiring mix ratios of 20:1 through 100:1. This has been true since AMSOIL first released a synthetic premix oil in the mid-1970′s making this tried and true technology.
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AMSOIL No Longer Distributes NGK, TRICO, Mothers Products in Canada & USA

AMSOIL will no longer distribute NGK Spark Plugs, TRICO Wiper Blades and Mothers Wax-Cleaning products in Canada and the United States. Remaining stock is available at distribution centres while supplies last.

NGK, TRICO and Mothers are all trusted brands, we are truly sorry to offer this news. With increasing costs, shrinking margins and the fact that all of these products are available virtually everywhere, AMSOIL felt it was best to concentrate their distribution efforts in other areas.

AMSOIL For The Holidays

Merry Christmas from Lauren and Chris.

AMSOIL products make outstanding gifts! Keep your friends and relatives vehicles and equipment well-protected throughout the year by giving AMSOIL products or an AMSOIL oil change. A friend or family member with an ATV, snowmobile or snowblower would appreciate a bottle or two of Quickshot® to keep it running smoothly throughout the winter season.

AMSOIL normally ships orders within two business days, which makes this holiday weekend your last chance to get physical products shipped to their doorstep.

If you’re looking for a last minute gift you can always purchase an AMSOIL Preferred Customer Membership online to give access to AMSOIL wholesale pricing to anyone on your shopping list. Just add the PC membership to your cart and checkout.

Happy Holidays!

Canadian Price Adjustment Effective October 1

AMSOIL announced an price adjustment that will be increasing their products in Canada starting October 1st.

AMSOIL INC. makes every effort to maintain the lowest prices possible and has delayed raising prices in Canada since July 2011. Now, however, due to the substantial fluctuation in the exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollars, and the rising cost of doing business in Canada, AMSOIL is forced to implement a minimal Canadian price adjustment effective October 1. Even with a minimal price adjustment, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants remain the best and most cost-effective choice on the market, saving customers money through extended drain intervals, reduced wear and maintenance and maximum fuel efficiency.

Orders will be accepted up to October 29th at the existing pricing. The price increases are usually minimal to keep pace with material costs and the currency exchange.

Contact me to place an order.

Unavailable

I am unavailable August 31st to September 15th by phone or email.

Any AMSOIL questions or issues can be directed to Marc Roden while I’m away by phone or email:

Marc Roden @ 1-800-748-5781

You can always order AMSOIL products shipped direct to your door online at AMSOIL.com or over the phone at 1-800-956-5695 using ZO# 1950160.

Those interested in purchasing a case or more of oil a year for friends and family should look at the Preferred Customer membership. The wholesale pricing and pickup option at any AMSOIL warehouse will pay for itself.

Here are some historical posts that may be helpful in the next few weeks: