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!

When an engine gets dirty, even regular oil changes can't help restore its operating efficiency. The detergent/dispersants in most conventional engine oils can't handle the abnormal amounts of contamination found in a "dirty" engine. The new oil becomes dirty long before it should, losing much of its ability to lubricate and protect your engine and actually accelerating the formation of more sludge and varnish.

In this age of longer recommended drain intervals, it is especially important to have a clean engine before changing oil. Using AMSOIL Fast Acting Engine Flush when you change oil is an excellent way to guarantee your engine stays clean. It has special solvents and cleaning agents that act fast but gently to remove harmful deposits that can cost you money in excessive fuel consumption and mechanical repairs.

AMSOIL Engine Flush is especially recommended for use before changing to AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils, assuring that these super premium long life oils provide the maximum protection and service life they are designed to deliver.

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. 
Note: Do not drive the vehicle with the engine flush installed.
Note: Engine Flush is not recommended for motorcycles, ATV's or small engines. 

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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