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Signature Series 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (ASL)

AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. By combining industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives, Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines. It withstands the stress of higher horsepower, higher heat and complicated emissions control systems. Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered to outperform competitive conventional and synthetic motor oils. It delivers long-lasting performance and protection.

AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil can extend drain intervals far beyond those recommended for conventional oils. Its unique synthetic formulation and long-drain additive system are inherently stable to resist oxidation and neutralize acids over longer periods. Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is designed to deliver the best possible engine protection, cleanliness and performance over extended drain intervals. It reduces vehicle maintenance and waste oil disposal costs.

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Original Equipment Manufacturer Oil Standards
By the early 1990s, many of the European OEM car manufacturers felt that the direction of the American API oil standards were not compatible with their own European designed high performance engines. Furthermore, the American "synthetic" way forward was the development of hydrocracking group I/II/III base stocks, whereas the demands of European engines were favouring synthetics from group IV basestocks. As a result many leading European motor manufacturers created and developed their own "OEM" oil standards. Probably the most well known of these are the VW50*.0* series from Volkswagen Group, and the MB22*.** from Mercedes-Benz. Other European OEM standards are from General Motors, for the Vauxhall, Opel and Saab brands, the Ford "WSS" standards, BMW Special Oils and BMW Longlife standards, Porsche, and the PSA Group of Peugeot and Citroën.

In recent times, very highly specialised "longlife" oils have arisen, whereby, taking Volkswagen Group vehicles, a petrol engine can now go up to 2years or 30,000km (a little under 20,000miles), and a diesel engine can go up to 2 years or 50,000km (a little under 30,000miles) - before requiring an oil change. BMW, GM, Mercedes and PSA all have similar longlife oil standards.

Furthermore, virtually all European OEM standards require a long duration of longevity of the HTHS (High Temperature, High Shear) viscosity, many around the 3.5 cP. Neither the API nor ILSAC makes any HTHS requirement.

As a result of this ultra-modern development in oil technology, and the subsequent development of the engines themselves (particularly with powerful engine electronic ECUs), virtually all modern European cars will demand a specific OEM-only oil standard. As a result, they now invariably make no reference at all to API standards, nor SAE viscosity grades. They may also make no primary reference to the ACEA standards, with the exception of being able to use a "lesser" ACEA grade oil for "emergency top-up", though this usually has strict limits, often up to a maximum of ½ a litre of non-OEM oil.

AMSOIL is recommended for every OEM application.
AMSOIL publishes all ASTM numbers, which include the Four Ball Wear Test, and Noack Volatility percentages.

ACEA A3/B4-04, C3, MB 229.31, 229.51, BMW LL-04, MS-10725, Porsche, Saab, Volvo, VW 505.01, etc. presents: "Follow the Leader" from Marcel Irnie on Vimeo.

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2012 Irnieracing Documentary's presents: "Mosport Attacks" from Marcel Irnie on Vimeo.

Marcel Irnie welcomes everybody to Mosport Int. raceway, for the final double header rounds of the 2012 Canadian Superbike Championship. This feature film is open to the public. If you enjoyed the film, please donate anything you feel appropriate to the Irnieracing 2013 race/film program. I love motorcycle racing, but fear I can not afford it anymore. Please paypal or email transfer to [email protected]
Contact Marcel Irnie with any questions. [email protected]

Filmed and Produced by Marcel Irnie
Video Text by David Hughes
Music from Vibeaddict

Marcel Irnie presents: "Tremblant Canadian Superbike 2012" from Marcel Irnie on Vimeo.

Marcel Irnie's 2012 adventure continues to the most beautiful track in Canada... Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Irnie trackdays with T_SBK, and races the CSBK Rd4 National. Enjoy the feature length documentary. presents: "The Rough Atlantic" 2012 BMW S1000RR Crash from Marcel Irnie on Vimeo.

Marcel Irnie visits Atlantic Motorsport Park, Nova Scotia for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Rd3, and hits early practice with ARL a week prior. July 2012

Irnie rides the 2012 BMW S1000RR in slick mode with DTC and ABS enabled. Does this make it easier to ride? You be the judge.

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Newman of AMSOIL suggested, “We’re concerned about the message to consumers. The NAD decision will result in increased confusion in the marketplace among consumers. Even the experts aren’t entirely in agreement on this matter. If a Group III basestock is acceptable as ‘synthetic,’ it helps all Group III products and weakens the meaning of the word ‘synthetic.’ Not all Group III lubricants are created equal.” He added, “True synthetics will continue to offer significant performance advantages, including high- and low-temperature performance under extreme conditions, oxidative stability, and lower volatility, to name a few.”