December 2016

Ford Motor Company recently released its position on the upcoming new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications, claiming it will only recommend diesel oils that meet the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification or oils formulated specifically for the previous API CJ-4 specification. Questions have arisen regarding why Ford would condemn use of CK-4 and FA-4 products in its Power Stroke engines. According to Ford Service Lubricant Technical Expert Ron Romano, “6.7L engines tested on CK-4 and FA-4 formulations had experienced valve train wear not encountered with CJ-4 formulations.” The CJ-4 formulations contained more than 1,000 parts per million phosphorus, an effective antiwear ingredient, while some CK-4 and FA-4 formulations were below that threshold. As a result, Ford declared that it has wear concerns about the use of CK-4 and FA-4 formulations with less than 1,000 ppm phosphorus in new and older Ford engines.

Diesel Oil Labeling

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As we prepare to transition our diesel-oil packaging from AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil to new Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil in February, we may run out of printed boxes for certain package sizes of the older diesel oils. Currently, we anticipate running out of printed one-gallon boxes of Premium 5W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (DEO) and OE 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil (OED) before the new diesel oils are introduced. In order to help control costs, there will be a short period of time starting in mid-December when these products will be packaged in plain white boxes with simple labeling

A new Single-Remote Bypass Filter system is now available for Cummins* 5.9L/6.7L applications. The system includes all components necessary for installation (including parts, hose, Ea ® Bypass Oil Filter [EaBP90] and installation instructions), providing increased convenience and value for customers and increased commissions for Dealers. Click to enlarge *All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries

Diesel oil is undergoing a major change. The new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications are here, and an overhauled AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil lineup is on the way, bringing even better protection and performance with it. Launching in February, new AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil will replace AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil ( DEO , DME ) and OE Synthetic Diesel Oil ( OEC , OED )