Dry Engine Start

The lubrication needs of automotive and industrial equipment have continued to place increasing demands on the lubrication industry. Over the years, AMSOIL has responded to changes in the industry by developing products that keep AMSOIL on the cutting edge. The new AMS-Oiler™ is the most recent example in a long line of top-quality innovations from AMSOIL.

The AMS-Oiler™ is an oil pre-charger which puts an end to potential dry-engine starting. Typically, an engine that has sat idle for even a short period of time will operate relatively dry upon starting before oil is able to fully lubricate the system. In fact, the automotive industry estimates that up to 50 percent of engine bearing wear occurs during the starting process. Indeed, the superiority of AMSOIL synthetic motor oils minimize start-up wear by effectively clinging to the metal surfaces, but even more can be done to concentrate the oil on the critical wear areas in an engine. With the AMSOiler in place, pressurized oil is injected directly on engine bearings and other wear-sensitive surfaces upon turning of the key, giving instant added protection to vital engine components. The AMS-Oiler™ operates as an engine oil reservoir, charged under pressure directly from the oil pump output during normal engine operation. Upon triggering, 160 cc’s of oil is discharged from the reservoir to engine surfaces, building oil pressure and providing vital lubrication. Several independent studies have concluded that engine wear occurring during start-up is a major concern. Even though engine components remain dry for only a short period of time at ignition, when this circumstance is multiplied by the 400 to 600 dry starts a year by the average motorist, the potential for harmful metal-on-metal contact and significant wear is great.

Cutting Edge Technology
The AMS-Oiler™ is the culmination of extensive research and development. “Our products are exceptional when it comes to reducing wear during operation,” said Technical Director Dave Anderson. “The weakest link in the chain, however, was still during startup. With the AMS-Oiler™, we’re closing that last gap.” With an extremely rugged hi-grade carbon steel reservoir and anodized aluminum base, the AMS-Oiler™ is crafted to withstand severe service and to perform reliably in any personal, commercial or industrial application. Unlike other pre-charger systems, the AMS-Oiler™ has no bulky moving parts which need maintenance and does not rely on pressurized gas to function. The AMSOiler™ is a self contained, streamlined unit that has a mechanical life cycle exceeding one million engine starts, with no maintenance required. The AMS-Oiler™ is self-lubricating with an integrated overpressure protection device that protects units from retaining pressures in excess of 90 p.s.i.

Versatility and Efficiency
In order to meet consumers’ needs, AMSOIL has designed two AMS-Oiler™ models to cover all applications. The first model is crafted to attach directly to the AMSOIL Dual-Remote and Dual-Gard By-Pass Filtration mounts, with the second model designed as a stand-alone system for all other engine applications. The AMS-Oiler™ retro-fit applicability to the AMSOIL By-Pass filtration systems provides a convenient perch for quick installation. For non by-pass-equipped engines, the stand alone AMSOiler™ mounts easily at any angle to accommodate virtually every engine. The AMS-Oiler™ also outperforms gas and air charge systems. A simple 12-volt DC solenoid activates the AMSOiler™’s valve mechanism using a timer circuit designed for severe service. After turning the key to the on position, an audible alarm will sound while a 12-volt DC solenoid initiates the AMS-Oiler’s operation. When the oil delivery process is complete, the alarm will cease and the operator can start the fully-lubricated engine. The absence of a gas or air charge eliminates the possibility of cross-contamination of dirty gas or air with the engine oil, keeping the oil pure and performing optimally. The design of the AMSOiler™ reservoir also protects the unit from ambient temperature fluctuations.

While every engine could benefit from use of an AMSOiler™, vehicles especially prone to frequent starting, such as taxicabs, delivery fleets, marine applications, service vehicles and many family and personal vehicles, would extend their engine life with the simple addition of an AMS-Oiler™ Engines that sit idle for extended periods of time, such as in farm, service or recreation equipment, are given more time to dry out, resulting in increased wear during dry-starting. An AMS-Oiler™ can provide the instant lubrication necessary to save these engines significant wear and prevent damaging metal-on-metal contact. Those vehicles currently equipped with AMSOIL By-Pass systems are also ideal candidates for the AMS-Oiler™. With the new AMS-Oiler™ AMSOIL continues to make lubrication history, with quality still the number one priority.

Don “Woody” Wood, Livermore Falls, Maine
Don Wood knows Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He’s been riding and racing “Hogs” for 42 years; building, repairing and modifying them for more than 30 years.

He owns Doc Wood’s V-Twin Motorcycle Works, LLC, and is an expert when it comes to Harleys. He owns five Harleys, including a Harley drag racing bike. They’re all run exclusively on AMSOIL motor oils and lubes.

“That quarter-mile, it’s wide open,” Wood said. “It’s like putting 30 to 40 days of street riding on the engine. It’s hard on the bike.”

“AMSOIL is just the best oil you can run in your bike,” he said.

After switching to AMSOIL he often needs to set back the idle by as much as 400 rpm. “To me, that is cheap horsepower,” Wood said. “We’ve found AMSOIL products give us reduced oil temperature, easier starting in cold weather, better fuel mileage and reduced wear on parts.”

Lyle Reinier, Mesa, AZ
Reinier drives a 2004 Dodge Ram. He uses AMSOIL Synthetic 5W-30 in the engine, AMSOIL Synthetic Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid in the transmission and 80W-140 Long Life Gear Lube.

“AMSOIL has given this truck life that it was hiding before,” said Reinier. Reinier said the Ram now pulls stronger and runs smoother than it did before. He made the switch to AMSOIL when the truck hit the 3,000-mile mark. “What comes as a surprise to me is that my Dodge dealer had no problem doing a complete drain and fill with AMSOIL,” said Reinier.

Reinier said the dealer removed all the Dodge transmission fluid and refilled the truck with AMSOIL ATF. “Within a mile or two I could feel the transmission was smoother and showed a difference in how it performed,” said Reinier.

Guy Keast, Rantoul, KS
"I had heard a lot of good things about AMSOIL motorcycle oil used in Harley Davidsons, so I decided to try it out in my 2001 Heritage Softail with the Evolution Series Twin Cam Engine. I noticed right away that the top end of the engine quieted down and on the hot days I run 12-15 degrees cooler than all the guys I’m riding with. I don’t sell AMSOIL, but I recommend it after the improvement it made in my Bike."

Ted Pickul, Sarasota, FL
Pickul drives a 1992 Geo Prizm with unusually high miles. As of February 2005 the Prizm had over 362,000 miles on only 15 oil changes and 31 filter changes. Pickul credits AMSOIL products with extending the life of his car’s engine.

Pickul bought the Prizm new in June of 1992 and after 3,000 miles, converted it to AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil. Pickul also installed an AMSOIL 2-Stage Air Filter.

“In November 2003 with 329,000 miles on the engine, I drove the car from Sarasota, Fla., to Carbondale, Ill., without stopping,” said Pickul. “The 13-hour trip was a true tribute to the AMSOILization of this vehicle.”

The Prizm has a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine that has had no major problems. The valve cover was removed at 360,000 miles and it was exceptionally clean.

Eric Pool, Kansas City, Mo
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that before I changed my oil I checked the average miles per gallon on my wife's Pontiac Montana via the on board computer and she was getting 18.1 miles per gallon. I then changed her oil to AMSOIL and installed the AMSOIL air filter and just let her continue driving it. I checked it about 3 months later and her average miles per gallon had risen to 21.1. So she gained 3 miles per gallon switching to AMSOIL.

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