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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AMSOIL intentionally removed cooling across the air fins on the dyno and disabled the temperature safeguards on this 2012 Harley Street Bob. This was done to torture this V-twin engine beyond normal operations testing the abilities of the AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle (MCV) oil in abnormally high heat situations.
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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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 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 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.
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.
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.
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:
People often ask why they should purchase AMSOIL products from an Independent Dealer instead of going to their local retailer and making a purchase.
Dealers usually have more experience than the staff at your local retailer.
Dealers know the AMSOIL product line like the back of their hand which allows them to make suggestions for things like filters that match your oil choices. Dealers know the right questions to ask about your equipment to help guide you to the right product. As an example, if you have a newer vehicle there are a few API certified oils you may be interested in using to protect your new car warranty.
For most dealers the first step is to look up equipment suggestions for their customers instead of guessing at the counter or in the aisle. I’m of course talking about larger stores where the staff may not have the best training or interest. I’ve had great experiences in smaller non-chain locations and are happy to give them my business. A lot of larger retailers will only carry a subset of AMSOIL products that sell well to the general public – while AMSOIL dealers have access to the full line of products.
Have you ever gone into Canadian Tire the week after a motorcycle oil sale only to find the shelf bare. Dealers try not to let that happen – and if you sign up as a Preferred Customer you can access the warehouse directly at wholesale pricing. It’s the warehouse managers job to minimize the back-orders they have to make.
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