A number of visitors to this site have asked me about when and how I became involved with AMSOIL. So, I decided to just post the story here. Here’s my AMSOIL story:
I became involved with AMSOIL in September 2001 when I came upon a gentleman by the name of Jim Blanton who had an AMSOIL booth at The Saxet Gun Show in Austin, Texas.
My 1996 Ford F-150 was due for a transmission fluid change and I had heard that if I used AMSOIL I could go up to three times longer between transmission fluid changes.
So, I stopped by Jim’s booth and he confirmed that what I had heard about AMSOIL’s extended drain interval for transmission fluid was indeed true. Jim went on to explain many of the other AMSOIL products and their benefits to me and I became even more interested in AMSOIL.
Jim could tell that I was getting excited about AMSOIL and suggested that I get involved with AMSOIL as a dealer. Before I left the booth Jim talked me into buying a can of AMSOIL Metal Protector (AMP) to use on my guns.
I took the simple one-page dealership application home with me and began to research the AMSOIL company and products. I’m a naturally cynical person and what struck me about both the company and the products is that I couldn’t find anyone with anything bad to say about either.
Having done my research I decided to give the AMSOIL MP a try. I used the AMSOIL MP that Jim had insisted I try to clean my handguns and was impressed with how it made the metal on the guns feel and how even after I wiped the MP off the guns there was still that smooth lubricated feeling on the metal of the guns. It’s hard to describe. The metal didn’t feel oily or greasy, but rather just very smooth and I could tell that there was still some MP on the metal surfaces. I couldn’t wipe it all off! And I noticed that my guns were no longer covered with my fingerprints after I handled them. While I’m sure that the guys from CSI could still lift prints from them, I couldn’t see any fingerprints on my guns. I later discovered that MP has a million uses, from cleaning the gold edge connectors on computer cards in my PC to lubricating door locks and hinges to cleaning and protecting my fishing reels (and it doesn’t harm the fishing line!). So, I gave away all of my WD40 and started using AMSOIL MP for virtually everything!
I thought, if the rest of the products work as well as the MP, I’m definitely interested in getting involved with AMSOIL.
So, I submitted the application and within a few days became official AMSOIL dealer #537451!
Once I had my dealer number, I placed an order, first for some AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Engine Oil (ASL) and an AMSOIL oil filter (back then it was a SDF15, but they took the best oil filter available at the time and made it even better and it’s now an EaO15. I figured that since the motor oil and filter was much easier to change, I’d convert it first to see if the claims that Jim had made on the motor oil were really true. Jim told me that my truck would run smoother and much cooler!! Since I was living in Texas at the time, a cooler running engine was almost as important to me as a smoother running engine would be. Jim also suggested that I make a note of the RPM of my engine before and after the AMSOIL conversion to see if I could notice any difference.
So, prior to changing the oil and filter, I started my truck and made a note of the RPM at idle. Then I turned off the truck, added the AMSOIL Engine Flush (AEF), which is recommended for engines with 70,000 miles or more that have been using petroleum oil, and started it up again and allowed it to idle until the engine temperature gauge indicated that the truck was within the normal operating temperature range. On my truck that meant that the needle on my temperature gauge would be straight up between the letter “R” and “M” in the word “NORMAL” that’s on my F-150’s temperature gauge.
I then drained the oil, changed the filter to an AMSOIL SDF15 (EaO15 now), and refilled the engine with the AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Engine Oil (ASL). I was now ready to restart my truck. So, that there was no way that I could touch the accelerator, I stood on the ground beside the open door of my truck and reached in and started the truck watching the tachometer to see if I could notice any change in the idle RPM as a result of the AMSOIL changeover. What I saw amazed me!! My truck’s idle RPM was a little over 150 RPM higher!! After a couple of minutes, I guess the computer in my truck adjusted for what was obviously a significant reduction in friction as a result of the AMSOIL, as the idle returned to about what it was prior to the oil change! But I noticed that the truck just didn’t seem to be “working” as hard. At idle I could barely hear it running! The engine was running a lot quieter and smoother than before the oil change!
To me the friction reduction characteristics of the AMSOIL motor oil was clear!
But my amazement didn’t stop there.
If you’ve ever been in Austin, Texas in September you know that it gets HOT there! I mean, HOT!! Not Mississippi HOT!! Texas HOT!!
So, I decided to let my truck idle for a little while in the HOT Texas sun. Did I mention that it’s HOT in Austin, Texas in September?
I let it idle for about 15 minutes with the AC running while I went inside to clean up a little before taking the truck for a test drive.
As you probably know, engines usually run hotter at idle because there’s no air moving through the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. So, typically the temperature keeps rising until the vehicle either overheats or the temperature levels off if you have good coolant in the system. That’s why if you’ve ever seen a Texas police car that’s protecting a road construction crew, etc., they’ll have their hoods open a little trying to keep the squad car’s engine from overheating while sitting at idle with the AC running.
Anyway, back to the story. When I got in my truck, which had been idling in the HOT Texas sun for about 15 minutes with the AC running, I looked at my temperature gauge and was amazed at what I saw. Rather than the needle on the temperature gauge indicating between the “R” and the “M” or higher as was normally the case, the needle was on the right side of the letter “N” in the word NORMAL on the gauge!!
Now, I don’t know how many degrees cooler my truck was running since I’m not aware of how that F-150 temperature gauge is calibrated, but common sense told me that it was running SIGNIFICANTLY cooler.
I got in my truck for the test drive just knowing that it couldn’t get any better. But you know what? I noticed that my truck was more responsive and I noticed that my speed relative to RPM was noticeably higher. That is I was going faster at lower engine RPM.
Needless to say, I was convinced!! AMSOIL had done EVERYTHING that Jim told me it would! Smoother running and lower operating temperatures were obvious!!
I couldn’t wait to convert the rest of my truck to AMSOIL!! So, I ordered some AMSOIL Synthetic Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and a new transmission filter and converted the transmission. The truck started shifting more smoothly! What a surprise, right? Not for me. I had seen what the engine oil had done and I would have been disappointed if the transmission performance hadn’t improved too! I had high expectations and the AMSOIL ATF didn’t let me down.
Did I mention that I also installed an AMSOIL 2-Stage Air Filter (back then it was a TS24, like with the oil filters, they’ve taken the best air filter available then and made it even better and they’re now called the EaA air filters) that is cleanable, reusable, allows more air flow and traps more dirt than any other filter on the market, yes even K&N? It’ll probably last for the lifetime of the truck!! Every 25,000 miles or once a year when I change my oil (YES, I said every 25,000 miles or once a year!) I remove my air filter and use some Dawn dishwashing detergent and water to clean it, re-oil it and put it back in my truck! The new EaA air filters don’t require filter oil or cleaning in detergent and water due to the new nanofiber technology used in those new filters, you just blow them clean with compressed air and reinstall them. But my “old” AMSOIL 2-Stage filter is still working great, so I haven’t replaced it as yet.
After that I discovered that AMSOIL makes an environmentally friendly Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT) that’s biodegradable, kid, pet and wildlife safe, plus it lasts for 7 years!!! So, I converted to the AMSOIL Antifreeze and Coolant. Then I read that if I converted my rear differential to AMSOIL Long Life Synthetic Gear Lube SAE 75W-90 Gear Lube (FGR)(Back then it was was called the Series 3000 SAE 75W-90 Gear Lube), I could run it for 500,000 miles before I’d need to change it again!! So, I converted that to AMSOIL.
Then when it came time to replace the disc brake pads on my truck, I went ahead and replaced the wheel bearings and guess what grease I used to pack the bearings? That’s right!! AMSOIL Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease (GRG)!!
When it came time for a tune up, I put in BOSCH Platinum +4 spark plugs and BOSCH Spark Plug Wires and replaced the windshield wiper blades with BOSCH Micro Edge Windshield Wiper Blades all of which I ordered through my AMSOIL dealership from AMSOIL! I also put a shot of AMSOIL Power Foam (APF) through the intake of my engine to keep my intake valves, manifold and throttle plate clean.
As of this writing the only fluids that are in my truck that are not AMSOIL is the fuel in the tank (AMSOIL doesn’t refine gasoline, but they do make some excellent fuel additives! AMSOIL Performance Improver (API) keeps my injectors and the rest of the fuel system clean!) and the brake and power steering fluids!
And that’s just what I did to my Ford F-150!
I also have a triple black 1991 Mazda RX-7 convertible that has been fully converted to AMSOIL with similar results. The most noticeable thing about the RX-7 AMSOIL conversion was the drop in operating temperate in both the engine and transmission. In that small car your right leg is nearly laying on the transmission tunnel when you’re driving and before I put AMSOIL Long Life Synthetic Gear Lube SAE 75W-90 Gear Lube (FGR) in the tranny, it would get HOT!! Remember it gets HOT in Texas? And the car was ALL BLACK! Before the AMSOIL conversion, the transmission tunnel would get so hot that you could feel it on your leg through the black carpet. I was amazed that it didn’t melt the plastic console parts. After the AMSOIL conversion it runs so cool that you can’t really feel any heat from that part of the cockpit!!
Converting the engine over to Series 2000 Synthetic 0W-30 Motor Oil (TSO) and AMSOIL air and oil filters yielded results similar to what I saw in my truck. Of course there’s AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT) in the radiator
I’m in the middle of a restoration project on a 1986 Kawasaki 900 Ninja and guess what’s in it’s crankcase? That’s right, AMSOIL SAE 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCF) and an AMSOIL SuperDuty Motorcycle Oil Filter (SMF) and 4 individual AMSOIL PowerSports Air Filters (PSFA). And I have a supply of AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT) just waiting for me to reinstall the radiator on the bike.
I also use AMSOIL Saber Professional Synthetic 100:1 Pre-Mix 2-Cycle Oil (ATP) in my Weedeater and Poulan chain saw (with AMSOIL Semi-Synthetic Bar and Chain Oil (ABC) in the chain oiler reservoir).
Like the guy used to say about the Hair Club For Men “I’m not just the President, I’m also a client!” Well, as you can see, when it comes to AMSOIL, “I’m not just a dealer I’m also a client!”
If you’ve read this far, I appreciate you doing so (But you obviously have too much time on your hands! Just kidding, of course.). When I get started on how positive my experience with AMSOIL has been to this point, I can get carried away.
I hope that you can see that I’m a believer in these products. That’s the only way I could represent AMSOIL. AMSOIL has met or exceeded all of my expectations and I feel confident that it will yours too.
As a United States Air Force veteran and a very patriotic guy, to me, it’s great that not only does AMSOIL perform so well but also that it’s 100% American Made and does not contain ANY Middle-Eastern oil. So, not only does AMSOIL save us time and money but it’s also good for our national security as well as the environment.
The bottom line is that I just haven’t found any reason not to use AMSOIL products. If you have I would love for you to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what it is.
I hope that you’ll decide to get involved with AMSOIL products and experience all the AMSOIL benefits for yourself.
AMSOIL, it’s just the right thing to do!
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