IESEL TRUCKS AND PASSENGER CARS are popular for a variety of
reasons, but primarily for the way the engine delivers power.
Gasoline engines deliver power at higher rpm; anyone who
ever burned rubber in a muscle car knows that you rev it up
before you pop the clutch. Diesel engines, on the other hand,
deliver their power almost at idle. As a result, diesels operate at
lower engine rpm and higher torque. Higher gear ratios can be
can be used, thereby increasing power, efficiency and fuel economy.
Because diesels generate peak power at lower rpm (2000-
2100 for diesel vs. 4000 rpm for gas engines), they have a
much longer service life.
The benefits of diesel engines have made them the most
common “workhorse” in trucking, shipping, construction,
farming and industry. Their adaptability to
automobiles and small trucks has proven
successful, and an increasing number
of light-duty vehicles are equipped
with diesel engines.
Diesel cars and trucks often require fuel additives for improving
operation. Become familiar with the various AMSOIL products
that clean the fuel system, improve combustion, reduce
emissions and black smoke, reduce gelling and help keep fuel
stable in storage.
Synthetic oils offer another way to improve diesel performance.
Because of their higher film strength, synthetic lubes are better
at handling higher temperatures and loads. And in cold climates
AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil is a must. In frigid northern climates,
conventional lubes cause engine drag that almost cripples the
starting capabilities of a diesel. No one appreciates the low pour
points of AMSOIL lubricants more than diesel owners.