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Coolant's Main Job Is To Transfer
like lubricants, however, coolants aren't as simple as they
Motor oil has been
a big focus for AMSOIL over the years and this will continue.
We spend a lot of time talking about the differences in motor
oil designs and quality because it has a major impact on vehicle
performance and longevity. We have not focused very often
on the other side of the engine block, but it is an important
component of overall vehicle maintenance. In the mid-80s,
many preventable engine failures were caused directly by problems
with the cooling system - up to 50 percent according to some heavy-duty sources. Today, this
number has been reduced significantly with the use of fully
formulated coolants, but cooling systems continue to be a
big source of maintenance problems.
There are some
basic jobs that a coolant has to perform, just like motor
oil, or engine life is significantly reduced. The main job
of the coolant is to keep the engine cool. Many systems also use coolant to reduce the temperature of transmission
fluid. In heavy-duty applications coolants are used in liquid-cooled
brakes and to cool gases in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
systems. Regardless of the component, the main job of coolants
is to transfer heat.
Seems pretty simple,
so why don't we just use water alone? It's cheap, readily
available and does a good job transferring heat. Seems like
a good idea, but straight water contributes to excessive corrosion
in engines and contributes to cavitation issues, erosive wear
and failures. Additionally, water has a nasty tendency to
freeze below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it hard to
use during winter in northern climates.
Unless you use
purified water, there are a bunch of dissolved solids in most
water that produce scale on hot surfaces, resulting in cooling
system failures. Water also wants to boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit
so without modification, you will have a tendency to create
steam and boil over the cooling system. Modern coolant designs
address all the issues outlined above and more. A coolant
is typically a mix of either ethylene glycol (EG), propylene
glycol (PG) or glycerin, additives and water. You can think
of the EG or PG as the functional base fluid. The main job
of this component is to keep the coolant from freezing and
boiling over in use. The additives are used to control pH
and foaming, protect metal surfaces and neutralize acids produced
as coolants age. Water is used as a medium for heat transfer
as it does an excellent job in this area.
there are a number of different designs and quality levels
of coolants on the market. There also are a number of different terms used to describe coolant
additive technologies, such as conventional, fully formulated,
OAT, HOAT, NAPS and so on. These general terms attempt
to classify different ways to provide the chemistries used
to perform the additive jobs described above. The important
thing to remember is to use the coolant type required by the vehicle and be careful when
There are a couple
key things to keep in mind in caring for your coolant
and coolant system. The first is the source of water you use
to mix the coolant. Poor-quality water contributes to corrosion,
scale and build-up of dissolved solids in the cooling system.
All of these create major issues regardless of the type or
quality of coolant used in the system. You can quickly ruin
an expensive coolant with poor-quality water.
Another key maintenance
item is to simply check your coolant level
regularly. If your coolant falls below the critical level,
heat will build up quickly and expand critical engine parts,
including the block housing the pistons. As this area expands,
metal parts come in closer contact, resulting in excessive
wear and creating permanent damage to your engine. Check the
level and fix leaks promptly.
The final thing
you can do is change your coolant when you see signs of issues.
Small changes in color are not indicators of coolant condition,
but if it appears to contain particles the system needs to be
cleaned and the coolant should be changed. If there is a significant
abnormal odor when checking your coolant, the system should
be inspected and coolant changed. If you suspect an issue when checking the level,
Oil Analyzers has a coolant analysis service that can help diagnose issues and
help find the source of the problem.
Light- and heavy-duty
vehicle designs are changing faster than ever. Powersports
applications are also evolving and moving toward liquid cooling
for many applications. Most of the design changes are placing
increasingly more stress on both motor oils and coolants.
AMSOIL is closely watching and testing to ensure our products
and recommendations are compatible with this quickly changing
environment. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 10/14.
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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