In a recent AMSOIL Dealer training call we covered some AMSOIL products that you can use to winterize your vehicles and equipment. You can listen to this call here: https://accountdirect.lube-direct.com/team-training-call-9-november-2015/
If you have summer use equipment you will want to take extra care when putting them in storage at the end of the season. Typical equipment could be boats, mowers / lawn equipment, pressure washers, tractors, motorcycles and ATV’s. If you don’t plan on using this equipment for several months it’s a good idea to properly put them into storage.
The first step is changing the engine oil. Many people have varying opinions on when to change motor oil. Some say that you should change it in the spring when you get the equipment out of storage. We recommend changing oil in the fall prior to putting your equipment up. The reason being that fresh motor oil protects better, as well as removes harmful contaminants that have accumulated during the season. Harmful contaminants include fuel in the oil, acids that accumulate during combustion, water/moisture that has accumulated through condensation and combustion. Removing these contaminants will increase the ability of the oil to do it’s job, which is to lubricate and protect.
Changing oil prior to storage allows for the best protection of the engine. Fresh motor oil contains the full amount of protective additives. Secondly fresh motor oil clings to parts better, protecting the internal components from rust and corrosion.
AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are designed for the ultimate engine protection. Using the correct and recommended engine oil is important for long engine life and maximum performance.
To increase protection throughout an engine, it is recommended to use the AMSOIL fogging oil in through the intake. Doing this will protect the entire air/fuel system to include carburetors / fuel injectors as well as coat the combustion chamber for winter storage. One can will last several seasons or treat multiple pieces of equipment
Fuel treatment is extremely important for off season storage, using fuel additives is a must to ensure your fuel stays fresh and allows your equipment to start in the spring. Many people take all the fuel out of their equipment. We believe in leaving fuel in, this prevents seals from drying and cracking as well as prevents moisture from accumulating inside the fuel system. Quality fuel that is properly treated will last up to a year.
AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean is an alcohol-free product that protects fuel systems against water contamination. It helps prevent fuel/water emulsions so that separating filters can safely remove water before it reaches the pump and injectors, where it can cause corrosion. Water can be drained easier, ensuring drivability.
AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean provides many of the same benefits in heating oil furnace applications. It provides fuel-oil storage stability, corrosion protection, fuel-oil filter longevity and its exceptional cleaning properties help keep fuel-oil nozzles clean for proper spray. AMSOIL Diesel Cold Flow Improver is recommended where fuel oil is stored outside at temperatures below 32˚F.
AMSOIL Diesel Fuel Cold Flow Improver should be used just in case you do need to start your equipment over winter. This product can improve diesel pour point as much as 58ºF (32ºC), allowing fuel to flow to the engine more easily and improving diesel engine reliability in cold temperatures. AMSOIL Diesel Cold Flow lowers the cold filter-plugging point by up to 20ºF (15ºC) in ULSD.
AMSOIL Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment is an essential product to have on hand. It is an emergency diesel fuel treatment that dissolves the wax crystals that form when diesel fuel has surpassed its cloud point. Diesel Recovery liquefies gelled diesel fuel and thaws frozen fuel filters, avoiding costly towing charges and getting diesels back on the road.
AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods to prevent the formation of varnish and sludge which can clog injectors, stick floats and cause poor engine performance. Ideal for stored seasonal equipment such as snowmobiles, lawnmowers, motorcycles and boats.
AMSOIL Quick Shot for small engines. is a premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems. It also stabilizes fuel between uses and during short-term storage periods. Its revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing small engines and powersports equipment: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas.
** Also if possible use Non-ethanol gasoline to ensure no ethanol related problems during storage.
AMSOIL Metal Protector (MP) Synthetic High-Performance Spray is Metal Surface Protectant, displaces water and protects metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. Provides a light film that prevents metal-to-metal contact.
AMSOIL Heavy Duty Metal Protector, (HDMP) is a spray-on metal surface protectant designed with special rust and corrosion inhibitors. Protects metal surfaces, leaving a long-lasting protective coating. Protects against the effects of salt, moisture & chemical corrosion. Works as an undercoat, leaving a wax-like film.
AMSOIL Antifreeze/Coolants greatly surpass standards for metallic corrosion and erosion, achieving nearly perfect scores in ASTM corrosion and erosion testing on cast aluminum cylinder heads, steel, copper, solder, brass and cast iron and aluminum water pumps.
AMSOIL Coolant Boost is formulated with proprietary tiered surfactant technology, providing quick and effective heat transfer inside radiator and cylinder heads, which results in reduced operating temperatures, more efficient operation, increased horsepower and significantly reduced engine warm-up times in cold weather.
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