2.) What's the difference between semi-synthetic, full synthetic, and conventional motor oil?
Conventional motor oils are made up of base oils that have undergone only minor refining while synthetic base oils have been highly refined to retain only the most desirable chemicals needed for lubrication. Amsoil synthetic blend uses a mix of conventional and synthetic base oils to create a product with performance far superior to conventional motor oil.
3.) What are the benefits of semi-synthetic oil over convention oil?
Like full synthetic, this oil has a low cloud point to provide better flow at cold temperatures than a conventional oil. Amsoil synthetic blend also has a high total base number (TBN) and lower volatility reducing soot, acidity, and ash. This oil burns less, lasts longer, decreases part wear, and works better in severe climates than a conventional motor oil.
Amsoil 15W40 Synthetic Blend is ideal for use in modern diesels: the low soot and ash characteristics of the oil help preserve sensitive emissions equipment.
4.) Where can I use this oil?
Amsoil 15W-40 Synthetic Blend is designed to work with diesel engines used in everything from light duty trucks to semis providing a one product solution for mixed fleets.
Amsoil 15W-40 Synthetic Blend is compatible with the following national and international standards:
API CI-4+,CF, CF-2, SL
ACEA A3/B3, E2, E3, E5
This oil is also licensed for use with the following manufacturer's specifications:
Mack EO-N Premium Plus '03
DDC Power Guard 93K214
Caterpillar ECF-1-a, ECF-2
Cummins CES 20071, 20072, 20076, 20077, 20078
Volvo VDS-2, VDS-3
MB 228.1, 228.3, 229.1
MTU Type 2
5.) What is the service life of this oil?
While synthetic blend oils are more stable than conventional oils, they should not be used longer than the maximum service life specified by the manufacturer. Oil fill intervals can be extended past these specifications if the oil is periodically analyzed for contamination and degradation. Oil filters will still need to be changed at regular intervals.
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