Converting to Amsoil & The Break-In of New Engines
Converting a vehicle to AMSOIL is fairly simple. First there are a few things you need to be aware of, if you have a brand new vehicle AMSOIL recommends that you run the factory installed petroleum oil to the first scheduled oil change approximately 3000 miles in cars and light duty trucks and approximately 5000 miles for a diesel engine in such as Chevy Duramax, Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel or Ford Powerstroke before installing AMSOIL. Breaking in a new engine is the one area that petroleum oil is better for than synthetics. Petroleum oil has a very low film strength which is ideal for breaking in a new engine. That is why AMSOIL recommends that you run the factory installed petroleum oil for up to the first scheduled oil change. Then drain the oil, remove the factory installed oil filter and then install AMSOIL Synthetic motor oil and an AMSOIL Super Duty oil filter and your ready to go.
AMSOIL Engine Flush: If your new engine has less than 20,000 miles it is not a MUST that AMSOIL Engine Flush be used. For an engine with greater then 20,000 miles AMSOIL, highly recommends using the AMSOIL Engine Flush.
Chances are, when your engine was new it delivered the power and fuel efficiency it was designed for. But now, as your engine accumulates miles, things are happening that are adversely affecting its performance. Slowly but surely, your engine is gathering harmful deposits that will eventually cost you money.
Even though you may follow a routine service schedule, your driving conditions may be far from routine. Stop and go driving, prolonged periods of idling, short trips that don't allow your engine time to warm up, towing a trailer, the ingestion of airborne dirt, fuel dilution, water condensation, and oxidized oil will eventually cause the formation of a thick, gummy deposit known as sludge. Settling throughout the engine, sludge will clog oil passages, restricting the flow of oil to vital engine parts, especially in the upper valve train areas.
Don't put clean oil in a dirty engine!
1) FLUSH: To quickly clean residual
sludge and engine deposits, AMSOIL Engine Flush is recommended: Change the
oil filter [as my fellow Amsoil Dealer Fred Schroeder
puts it "Replacing the filter will lower the fluid level enough to
allow for the engine flush, and will give your engine an "empty trash
can" to catch the loosened deposits."] and add
the flush (about 10% of the oil capacity). Idle the engine 15 to 30
minutes, then immediately drain the old oil and flush.
2) INSTALL: Remove the old oil filter and replace it with an AMSOIL Super Duty Oil Filter. It is a high quality, state-of-the-art filter specially designed for today's long drain oils.
I would also recommend that you add an AMSOIL By-Pass Oil Filtration System to remove virtually all contaminating particles it will keep the oil analytically clean, and you may not ever have to change the oil again. You will need to sample the oil however to verify the condition of the oil to make certain that you do not have fuel dilution, water, or high wear particles. Read about The TriGard System
3) POUR: Fill the engine's crankcase with the AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil of the viscosity grade recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils are highly resistant to oxidation and provide exceptional detergent/dispersant properties, helping keep your engine free of further sludge and varnish build-up.
4) CHANGE: Replace your present air filter with an AMSOIL 2-Stage Foam Air Filter. AMSOIL Foam Air Filters trap and hold more dirt than conventional filters and still allow substantially more air flow. AMSOIL Air Filters deliver better performance, increased fuel efficiency, and lower exhaust emissions.
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