Dodge Cummins Diesel Engine Oil
Synthetic Lubricants for Dodge Trucks
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The best Amsoil Products for your vehicle are explained here including diesel oil, oil filters, brake fluids, air filters, etc.
We are Dodge Cummins Turbo Dieselengine, powertrain and chassis experts and are here to help you achieve optimum performance and
longevity from your truck.
Learn what the manufacturers and your servicing dealership don't want you to know about AMSOIL
synthetic oil from experienced OEM Truck Engineers and Lubrication Specialists
right here in the auto and truck engineering and manufacturing capital of the world- Detroit,
You've spent your hard earned money on the Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel option in one of the
most popular and best engineered trucks there is, now don't you think you owe it to yourself to use the very
best oil in it? And don't let your local dealership service center tell you that you you have to use their brand
of oil to "maintain your warranty". That is one of the biggest untruths we have heard yet it goes on day in and
day out. We constantly receive calls from customers that were told this by their servicing dealership. This
practice is not authorized or condoned by the auto manufacturers, but the fact is it still goes on.
How a servicing dealership can essentially tell a customer that they have to use a lower quality oil to "maintain
their warranty" is not only wrong but it is also illegal unless they provide it free of charge. There are Federal
laws that protect you against this. Please read our Warranty Laws You Need to Know section of this website to learn more.
We intend to expose the truth of how the petroleum industry and the quick lubes, dealership oil service centers,
etc. work to get your money on a regular basis. In a recent Lubricants World Magazine interview the
president of Jiffy Lube International (owned by Penzoil- Quaker State), Marc Graham states that if they can get
customers to shorten their drain intervals by 100 miles it would mean an additional $20 million in revenue for the
company per year and if they can get consumers to do one more oil change per year it would mean $294 million for
the oil change alone and $441 million in revenue when they include ancillary products and services that go along
with the oil change. In fact, Graham openly admits that the bottom line is profits. The shorter the drain
interval the more money Jiffy Lube and Penzoil-Quaker State make. With statements like this it sure appears that
they apparently don't care about your vehicle and selling you a quality extended drain interval synthetic, like
AMSOIL. All they want is to see the same customer over and over again as often as possible!
We are here to help you learn the facts and show you how you can use AMSOIL and get a
superior product and also increase the performance and add to the longevity of your Dodge Cummins TurboDiesel plus save time and money.
The Dodge Cummins Turbo Dieselis an excellent vehicle and
exceptionally well engineered by Daimler-Chrysler and Cummins. In our opinion it is one of the best vehicles
ever produced, however there are ways to make the performance and longevity even better with AMSOIL Synthetic
Current recommended practice is to change your oil every 3000 miles with petroleum based oil as well as with many
other brands of synthetic oils. This is completely unnecessary with the AMSOIL technology that is available today,
and has been available since 1972. AMSOIL extended drain interval synthetic oil causes lost profits in regular
quick lube oil changes and other service work. Several dealerships we have visited stated that they like to keep
customers coming in every 3000 miles so they can look the vehicle over and find other components that they can
The 3000 mile oil change, in this day and age of high-performance synthetics, is in our
opinion one of the biggest scams on the American public ever. Many of the same companies that continue to recommend
the "3000 mile oil change" in the U.S. currently manufacture and/or recommend, and have for many years,
12,000-18,000 mile synthetic oil changes in Europe! In fact Europe's goal is to reach 30,000 mile oil change
intervals in the near future. That is a proven fact that they don't want you to know.
The 3000 mile oil change is in our opinion a big money generator for all parties involved with it. They want to
sell oil, as well as possibly find other things to repair, and they want to ensure you come back on a regular
basis. What better way is there to do that than with the " 3000 mile oil change". You pay on a regular basis
and are constantly keeping track of when the next oil change is required, especially if you log a lot of miles.
"3000 mile oil" will provide average performance and longevity of your engine and that is about it. Over a period
of time, internal sludge and varnish build up from petroleum oil can possibly start causing problems, namely piston
ring groove and valve sticking as one of the top issues that has been identified. If you change it yourself, you
can save some money but you still have your time involved plus all the waste oil to dispose of.
The people that run the quick lubes and service centers are there to make profits by seeing you on a regular
basis and do not care about extending your vehicles life. We know this because we have tried to get some of the
quick lubes and dealership service centers to carry AMSOIL extended drain interval gas engine oil (25,000
miles/1-year and 35,000 miles/1-year with the 0W-30) and get the standard response that they know it is an
excellent product but if they install it they cannot keep customers coming back as often. AMSOIL then tailored a
special top quality reduced mileage extended drain interval oil (called XL7500) of 7500 miles for gas engine
vehicles for the quick lubes so they can keep customers coming back but still give them added convenience of
extended drains intervals. This has proven to be an excellent program for all involved.
In addition, many companies have tested AMSOIL and know how good it is and many auto engineers even use it in their
own vehicles but we believe they will not use it in production for "political reasons". It is our opinion that oil
companies need to sell large volumes of oil and auto companies want your engine and powertrain to have somewhat of
a finite life. Enough life so that you are a very satisfied and happy customer and will come back and buy another
one yet not so long that you won't need to buy another vehicle. Petroleum oil appears to accomplish both objectives
perfectly. AMSOIL has been proven for 30 years to prevent that from happening.
I have an article about an AMSOIL user with 731,000 miles on his 1993 Ford Aerostar on the original engine and
transmission. He was using AMSOIL from the beginning. This type of mileage is not uncommon when using AMSOIL
synthetic lubricants. Now, what do you think would happen it everybody used AMSOIL and got that much mileage on
their vehicles? The auto companies like to hear reports of stuff like this on a small time basis but not on a large
scale as it would have major negative economic implications.
Nobody in the business of selling petroleum oil and repairing vehicles is going to tell you how to extend your
drain intervals using AMSOIL technology and they know very little, if anything, about the technical and engineering
aspects of lubrication, filtration and oil analysis science.
Simply changing your oil more often with "3000 mile oil" will not give you all the benefits that AMSOIL
offers: You will not get improved fuel economy, you will not get reduced engine wear, you will not get reduced
operating temperatures, you will not get extended drain intervals and you will not save money in the long run.
Please, allow us to show you a better way. We are here to help you. You have everything to
gain and absolutely nothing to lose!
AMSOIL has been in business since 1972 and was the first company in the world to develop an API (Automotive
Petroleum Institute) rated synthetic lubricant for automotive applications. They coined the phrase "extended drain
intervals" 30 years ago and have been on the leading edge of technology and innovation ever since then. We have
many satisfied customers using AMSOIL products in both their commercial, trucking, fleet as well as personal,
family and recreational vehicles. Read what some of our satisfied customers have to say by clicking on the
satisfied customers link at the left of this page. We hope you will allow us to show you a
proven better way. We are here to help you and are at your service to assist you in your advanced technology
lubrication and filtration needs.
Specifically for the Dodge Cummins TurboDiesel AMSOIL engineers and
manufactures a 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel Oil that when used in
conjunction with the AMSOIL nanotechnology engine oil filter will allow you to travel 7,500-10,000 miles between
filter changes and 20,000 miles/1-year between oil changes. This was established by oil analysis testing. If you
use oil analysis you can usually go longer than 20,000 miles. Other AMSOIL benefits include reduced sludge
and deposit formation, extreme temperature protection, improved fuel efficiency and rust and corrosion
prevention and it does not void any new vehicle warranty. AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants meet and exceed all API
rated and Dodge specifications
The other option is to install an AMSOIL Dual Remote
By-Pass Filtration System. With this system you only change your oil when oil analysis indicates.
The regular full flow filter is changed at 7,500-10,000 mile intervals and the by-pass filter is changed at a
minimum of 25,000 miles/1-year (or longer with oil analysis). The AMSOIL 15W-40
Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel Oil does not break down like conventional petroleum based motor oils, is much
more shear stable and does not have the waxes, paraffin's and by-products that come out of crude oil that is pumped
from the earth.
The by-pass filter removes the particles that cause
wear in your engine down to less than one micron (a micron equals 0.001 mm) and keeps the engine oil analytically
clean so you do not need to change your oil for a long time, while still getting far better protection than someone
that changes their oil every 3000 miles. We are experienced at installing these units on Cummins Diesel Engines and
can provide you with exact installation instructions, tips, bracket prints and photographs of our company
We have many customers with years of service and tens of thousands of miles on their Dodge Cummins
Turbo Diesels with no oil changes.. Laboratory oil chemical analysis every 15-20,000 miles indicates the oil
is perfectly suitable for continued service. Other customers have traveled well over 100,000 miles and oil analysis
still indicates no oil change necessary. I will mail you a copy of a high mileage Dodge Cummins
Turbo oil analysis test results with your product and technical information package so you can see the data
for yourself. In addition, the AMSOIL Dual Remote By-Pass
Filtration System will also remove up to a pint of water from your vehicle's lubrication system, which
is especially important in a diesel engine. Without this the water promotes rust, corrosion and rapid wear.
Internal engine heat also creates acids which also wear the engine components. The water and acids build and
continue to work destroying your engine even after engine shutdown.
Oil analysis provides a big return for your small investment by extending equipment life by preventing premature
component failure, reducing maintenance costs by eliminating unnecessary component changes and a decrease in
downtime due to premature scheduled maintenance as well enabling calculation of optimum drain intervals that will
reduce lubricant costs and assure maximum equipment protection.
Your regular full flow engine oil filter will only remove wear particles down to the 20-25 micron range. The filter
cannot remove finer particles because the oil must be filtered quickly while removing most of the particles present
in the oil, except the particles below the 20 micron range. A study completed by Federal Mogul Corp. analyzing over
7000 main and connecting rod bearings concluded that 60% of all engine wear occurs in the 5-20 micron range. This
is why no matter how much you change your current full flow oil and filter, regardless of brand, that you still are
not removing the particles that cause the greatest wear in your engine.
The AMSOIL Super Duty engine oil filter utilizes a depth-type lofted fiber media that traps and holds dirt
throughout its entire thickness whereas a regular folded paper surface-type filter quickly becomes restricted as
debris builds up on the paper surface. The AMSOIL full flow filter has a finer synthetic cellulose filtration
media, 75% greater efficiency and up to 300% greater capacity than other popular oil filters as tested according to
the Society of Automotive Engineers HS806 test method.
If you choose not to install the Dual Remote By-Pass Filtration
System then the AMSOIL Ea Air Filters would be of a significant benefit to the long term durability of
your engine as well as allowing for 15,000 miles of service on the filter. When the filter is changed at
15,000 miles all you have to do is top off the oil. When you reach 15,000 miles/1-year you can either change
the oil and filter or take an oil sample from the dipstick tube using an AMSOIL sampling pump and send it
into Oil Analyzer's Inc. using a pre-paid kit. Oil analysis will indicate the exact condition of the oil and
whether it is suitable for continued service as well as determining if there are any other engine components
or wear items that you need to be concerned with.
Amsoil Dealer's Note: As a general rule, always change
the oil and filter after one year. If you drive more than 15,000 miles in a year then change the filter when the
mileage reaches 15,000. If you drive less than 15,000 miles in one year you still must change the oil and filter
after the year is up. If you would like to keep using the oil then you must enter an oil analysis program.
AMSOIL has a complete line of synthetic oils, greases, transmission fluids, gear lubes, AMSOIL Ea Air Filters, by-pass and full flow filters and filtration systems designed to extend the life of your vehicles and equipment and save you time and
money. In addition we also offer a preferred customer purchase option, retail account purchase option or commercial account purchase option for businesses. We
also offer a Home Dealership Option
for anyone interested in becoming an AMSOIL Dealer and/or purchasing products at wholesale cost.
Remember: All four of these accounts permit purchasing Amsoil products at wholesale prices.
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address by e-mailing us we will send out a complete information packet in the U.S. mail.
You are committed to your Cummins Diesel so we are committed to excellence in our products, customer support and
technical assistance and look forward to the opportunity to show you a better way. Please
give us a call or e-mail us.
How do AMSOIL Synthetic
Diesel Oils perform vs. Shell Rotella T
Power with AMSOIL Diesel Oils
When you or your customers notice reduced
performance in Navistar/International diesel engine equipped vehicles, AMSOIL diesel oils can
help solve the problem.
Navistar/international diesel engines with Hydraulic
Electronic Unit Injectors, used in Ford pickups, vans and school buses, sometimes suffer
drivability problems due to oil foaming. Leaching of RTV silicone from the oil pan gasket
into the oil causes the foaming. Foamy oil interferes with fuel injection, which reduces
The ASTM D 892 Foam Test, Sequences 2 and 4, are used to
evaluate diesel oils on their foaming characteristics relevant to this engine. Recent testing
performed by an independent lab shows the results below.
According to test results, AMSOIL Synthetic 15W-40 Heavy
Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME) and AMSOIL Series 2000 Synthetic 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil
(HDD) are clearly not prone to foaming or contributory to the foam-caused drivability problems
of the IH engine.
The test also shows AME and HDD dissipate foam more quickly
than Rotella T, a popular diesel oil often recommended by Ford. Faster foam dissipation means
reduced foam related drivability problems.
Let your customers know that silicone leaching diminishes
with increased engine mileage, and in the meantime the solution to foam- induced drivability
problems, regardless of oil brand in use, is an oil change.
We offer several options to receive information on AMSOIL. We welcome
the opportunity to work with you personally as your servicing AMSOIL Dealer. Our AMSOIL Dealer Group is led
by a Truck/Automotive Engineer and Lubrication Specialist with over 19 years experience. This exceptional
benefit is unavailable elsewhere.
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