Synthetic 20W/50 High Performance Zinc Diesel & Gasoline Oil (ARO)
SAE 20W-50 Synthetic High Performance Motor Oil
API SL, CF & CI-4+
AMSOIL Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated to provide superior protection and performance in a wide variety of demanding applications. Its unique combination of synthetic base oils and a superior additive package results in a formulation that exceeds the requirements of most gasoline or diesel applications that call for 10W-40 or 20W-50 motor oil. Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil is ideal for high-mileage vehicles and high-stress vehicles subject to hot temperatures, heavy hauling, trailer pulling or off-road use. It provides the extra anti-wear protection required by engines with flat-tappet cams and high-tension valve springs. AMSOIL Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil offers flexibility and performance beyond conventional oils.Check Price or Buy
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AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.
- High-zinc formula guards against wear
- Ideal for flat-tappet cams
- Resists deposits to help keep engines clean
- Convenience of use for gas and diesel engines
Superior Wear Protection
Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil is high-viscosity oil engineered to protect against metal-to-metal contact. It resists viscosity loss due to shear and is formulated with a heavy treatment of zinc and other anti-wear additives for excellent protection of gears, bearings, cam lobes and other high-pressure components in engines and transmissions. Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil helps extend equipment life.
Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil contains no friction modifiers, making it ideal for motorcycles, maintenance equipment and other wet-clutch transmission applications. Formulated to prevent clutch glazing and slippage, it helps ensure smooth clutch engagement and long-term, dependable transmission operation. Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil reduces clutch wear for extended transmission life.
Resists Oxidation and High-Temperature Breakdown
Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated to overcome the thermal deficiencies common to conventional petroleum oils. Volatilization (burn-off), oxidation and excessive deposit formation from high heat are greatly reduced. Viscosity thickening is controlled and engines run cleaner, promoting cooler operation and long engine life in air- or liquid-cooled engines. In addition, the higher viscosity of AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil may help reduce motor oil consumption in equipment that experiences higher-than-normal usage rates when lower-viscosity lubricants are installed.
Extends Drain Intervals in Gasoline and Diesel Engines
Superior synthetic base oil and additive technology exceeds the requirements of both gasoline and diesel engines. Premium Protection Motor Oil is designed to neutralize acids, disperse soot and last longer in service than conventional oils.
AMSOIL Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for air- and liquid-cooled, large or small gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions and chaincase applications where 20W-50 oils are required with any of the following specifications:
- API SL, SJ, SH, SG
- API CI-4+, CI-4, CH-4, CF, CF-2
- Caterpillar* ECF-1
- JASO MA (Motorcycle)
- MAN* 271/3275
- MTU Type 2
- Cummins* 20071/20072/20076/20077
- Volvo*, VDS-2, VDS
- Mack* EO-M+, EO-M
- ACEA A3/B3, E3, E5
- MB 228.1, 228.3, 229.1
- Detroit Diesel* 93K214
AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Premium Protection Motor Oil is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL Synthetic Oils.
AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Premium Protection Motor Oil is recommended for extended intervals in unmodified, mechanically-sound vehicles or equipment as follows:
Diesel Engine Service
•Normal Service – Up to 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, or longer based on oil analysis.
•Severe Service – Up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, or longer based on oil analysis.
Gasoline Engine Service
•Normal and Severe Service – Up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, or longer based on oil analysis.
Motorcycles, Small Engines, Stationary Engines, Heavy Equipment and Other Applications
•Extend drain intervals based on oil analysis or follow the manufacturer-recommended drain interval.
AMSOIL Ea Full-Flow Oil Filters are designed for extended drain intervals. They stop smaller particles, flow more oil and last longer than regular filters. For best performance, use AMSOIL Ea Full-Flow Oil Filters and replace at the time of oil change. Other oil filters should be changed at standard OEM* intervals.
*OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
OIL ANALYZERS INC., 715-395-0222, is a division of AMSOIL that provides cost-effective, quality oil analysis services. For more information on product applications and service life, refer to the AMSOIL Product Recommendation and Drain Interval Guide (G1490).
AMSOIL PRODUCT WARRANTY
AMSOIL products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty. For complete information, visit www.amsoil.com/about/guarantee.aspx.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available via the Internet at www.amsoil.com or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.
Unsurpassed Diesel Engine Protection
Diesel engine emissions have been an ongoing environmental concern for the past few decades, and the United States, Europe and Japan have responded to demands to reduce harmful particulates and nitrogen oxides (NOx). In the U.S., particulate and NOx levels were first regulated in 1988, with regulations becoming increasingly stringent through the years. In fact, 1988 standards set NOx and particulate levels at 14.4 g/kWhr (grams/kilowatts – hour) and 0.8 g/kW-hr respectively, while 2010 standards have been set at 0.27 g/kW-hr and 0.013 g/kW-hr respectively. By 2010, diesel engines will be considered “clean,” but getting there will require sulfur-free fuel, improved in-cylinder combustion, exhaust after-treatment, vehicle design changes and diesel oils that are compatible with after-treatment systems.
Between the years 1988 and 1991, emission standards were met by improving in-cylinder combustion through the use of unit injectors, electronic controls, controlled air swirl, improved combustion bowl design, reduced piston crevice volume, turbo-charging, air inter-cooling and reductions in oil consumption.
The year 1991 also saw the use of high top rings to lower particulate emissions. By 1998, retarded fuel injection timing was introduced to meet increasingly stringent NOx emission standards. High top rings and retarded fuel injection timing increased soot loading on the oil, leading to the introduction of API diesel oil category CH-4 in order to prevent viscosity increases and increased wear due to soot.
In order to meet 2002 emission standards, most engine manufacturers introduced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engines, which recirculate a portion of the exhaust to the engine’s combustion chamber, lowering peak combustion temperature. Although EGR engines effectively reduce emissions, they also run hotter and introduce higher levels of soot and acid into the oil, leading to increased wear, increased oil viscosity and shorter oil drain intervals.
The API CI-4 diesel oil specification was introduced in December 2001 to protect against the higher temperatures and increased levels of acids, soot and oxidation associated with EGR engines, while some manufacturers released their own diesel oil performance specifications in order to assure optimum protection for their equipment. Mack released its stringent EO-N Premium Plus High Performance Diesel Engine Oil specification in the spring of 2002, then upgraded it to EO-N Premium Plus 03 in April 2003 due to soot-related oil thickening and shear that occurred after a certain length of highway time.
API issued an upgrade to its CI-4 specification, CI-4 PLUS, in September 2004 in order to provide improved oxidation resistance, shear stability, acid neutralization and soot dispersancy for EGR engines. CI-4 PLUS certified diesel oils also meet most of the individual manufacturer issued specifications and are backward compatible with older diesel oil specifications and engines. CI-4 PLUS oils must first meet the original requirements of CI-4, with the additional requirements of passing the 90-Pass Shear Stability Bench Test and the Mack T-11 engine test, a more stringent upgrade of the Mack T-8E soot-viscosity test required for CI-4.
In order to meet 2007 particulate standards, exhaust after-treatment devices such as particulate filters (DPF’s) and continuously regenerative traps (CRT’s) will be incorporated into diesel engines, creating new challenges for diesel oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oils are ahead of the curve and ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oils surpass the most stringent modern diesel oil specifications, including CI-4 PLUS and EO-N Premium Plus 03. Formulated with top-of-the-line synthetic base stocks and advanced additive packages, AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oils effectively control the increased soot and acid levels associated with EGR units, while remaining shear stable at high temperatures, avoiding the damaging sludge and deposit build-up that contribute to decreased fuel efficiency, corrosion and accelerated engine wear. The drain intervals of AMSOIL diesel oils may be extended by oil analysis in EGR-equipped engines.
Emission control technology has increased soot loading of diesel oils, prompting original equipment manufacturers to shorten drain interval recommendations. Even at increased soot levels, AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel Oils continue to offer outstanding wear protection. Soot and iron wear levels were measured over 900 hours of operation in a 2002 EGR-equipped Mack LE613-Rear Loader running AMSOIL 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Motor Oil. As seen in the graph, even at increased soot levels, the rate of engine wear remained well below the Mack condemnation limit of 0.5 parts per million per hour (ppm/h).
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