AMSOIL European Car Formula Evolves
AMSOIL Synthetic Euro Oil is a premium quality, high performance full synthetic oil formulated for use in European vehicles
European performance and styling define a culture of exceptional engineering. AMSOIL matches that devotion to precision by engineering oil that exceeds the demands of your European vehicle. When excellence is required, you need AMSOIL.
Synthetic oils, though more expensive than natural options, allow you more mileage between oil changes, perform better at lower and higher temperatures, and also are designed to help clean your engine, keeping it free from build-up.
Those who know, know. The sophisticated engineering, finely tuned performance and artistic styling of European cars can turn a daily commute into a grin-inducing experience. The design of these vehicles requires specialized motor oils to meet their specifications. AMSOIL is adding two new viscosities to the European Motor Oil family to do just that. 0W-30 Synthetic European Motor Oil and AMSOIL 10W-60 Synthetic European Motor Oil.
AMSOIL European Car Formula Features and Benefits
- Engineered to meet European manufacturers' specifications for gasoline or diesel engines
- Shields engines from the high temperatures produced by turbochargers
- Fights sludge for superior engine cleanliness
- Low volatility for reduced oil consumption
- Low pour point protects turbo-chargers against oil starvation
- Forumlations are emission systems compliant
SAE 0W-30 MS Synthetic European Motor Oil
- VW/Audi 504.00/507.00
- API SP, SN-PLUS, SN...
- ACEA C2, C3
- BMW LL-01FE
- MB 229.31, 229.51, 229.52
- Porsche C30
- Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer.
Drive with Confidence
The new 0W-30 and 10W-60 viscosities add to a robust line of AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil that often exceeds strict European manufacturer specifications. Its shear-stable synthetic base oils and high-quality anti-wear additives provide outstanding protection in high-heat conditions for dependable performance throughout the long drain intervals recommended by European vehicle manufacturers.
Additionally, the excellent oxidation stability, heat resistance and detergency properties of AMSOIL European Motor Oil helps keep engines clean. It is designed to prevent sludge and varnish deposits, reduce oil consumption, extend engine life and provide maximum performance.
AMSOIL European Motor Oil provides outstanding protection for turbochargers by keeping them cool and resisting deposits. Impressive cold-flow properties protect turbochargers from oil starvation in subzero temperatures and ensure a rapid return to appropriate oil pressure at startup.
AMSOIL European Motor Oil includes FS, MS and LS identification to help differentiate between full-SAPS, mid- SAPS and low-SAPS formulations. What does that mean? European vehicles feature gasoline and diesel engines with emissions systems that are highly sensitive to SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur) content. SAPS are common oil additives that provide desirable performance properties, including detergency and protection against wear and oxidation. However, protecting sensitive emissions systems found in European vehicles requires different SAPS levels for different vehicles – it’s not a one-size-fits-all deal.
Ryan Kimble has been using AMSOIL products in his 2003 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T since he purchased it with 24,000 miles on it. He put AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-40 Full SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) in the engine and never looked back. "The only oil I have ever, or will ever, use is AMSOIL" Kimble said.
According to Kimble, a common problem among Wolkswagen owners with the 1.8T is oil sludge, which causes premature turbo and engine failure well in advance of reaching 100,000 miles. Kimble, on the other hand, has never experienced problems with sludge.
Kimble noted, "I have never seen any other brand of oil look as good after 8,000 miles as AMSOIL." He also compared the performance and protection of AMSOIL products to other brands and said, "I use nothing but AMSOIL lubricants in all my vehicles for every lubricant. Don't waste you money on anything else."
Richard Nyguist, of Manheim, Pa. has used AMSOIL 5W-40 Synthetic European Motor Oil since the car (2004 VW R32) was new. “In the early days, it was serviced under VW’s new-car service agreement, and I took the oil with me and told them, ‘This is the oil that’s going in it.’” He changes oil about every 12,000 miles (19,300 km).
AMSOIL motor oil has performed flawlessly in the engine ever since, which recently hit 300,000 miles (482,800 km). Recently, the front differential failed, which required extensive work to repair. Nyguist had also noticed his engine was wet from oil. “It wasn’t leaking profusely or dripping, it was just wet,” he said. “And we’d never done the timing chains, which a lot of people change at 100,000 miles (160,934 km) or even less.”
So, while repairing the differential, his mechanic pulled the engine apart and changed the timing chains and head gasket. What he saw inside surprised him.
“He was completely shocked and surprised by how clean the cylinder head was. Normally he’d see sludge in cars with similar miles,” said Nyguist. There was also no sign of a groove at the top of the cylinder bores where the piston ring rubs against the cylinder at the top of its stroke. “There was barely any varnish in the engine, which was quite surprising,” said Nyguist.
For more than 18 years, Preferred Customer Ilya Moshenskiy of Redmond, Wash. has trusted AMSOIL synthetic lubricants to keep his 1998 BMW on the road.
“I’m a long-term customer. (I’ve) personally put over 400k miles in the driver seat,” Moshenskiy said. “I have owned my 1998 BMW 528i* for over 18 years. It’s still in the condition I remember it being when I first drove it off the dealer lot. Since day one, I have been doing my own oil changes exclusively using AMSOIL.”
Moshenskiy said he depends on the car in all conditions.
“My car has been a workhorse getting me through thick and thin,” he said. “Over the years, the 528i has been a reliable family member. It has given us countless memories over the past two decades, from the sunny beaches of San Diego to pummeling through two feet of snow in British Columbia, Canada. I know whether I'm commuting or taking it on the next road trip, my 528i will get me there. My only worry are those pesky tail light bulbs that burn out with age.”
Moshenskiy spreads the word about the AMSOIL European Car Formula that has kept his BMW running for so many miles.
“Every time I start a conversation about 400k miles on the original motor, people ask what’s the secret,” he said. “AMSOIL is the secret; that’s what you need to know. I don’t think I could have logged over 400k miles if it wasn’t for AMSOIL. Believe it or not, this is still my daily driver.”