EALER JIM QUINN OF WENTZVILLE, MO. and his AMSOIL
partner Elmer Bibb discovered AMSOIL Synthetic
Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) can
keep a transmission working even under high-heat,
Bibb uses a 1995 Ford E350 with a 7.3L diesel
engine to haul antique and exotic cars all over the
country in a 48-foot goose neck trailer.
Bibb bought the truck from an acquaintance in
2008 when it had only 15,000 miles on it. He installed
AMSOIL 15W-40 Heavy-Duty Diesel and Marine
Motor Oil when he bought the truck.
The two men had been using AMSOIL products
regularly for a long time when they decided last year
to start an AMSOIL Dealership. They work the business
together and sometimes haul cars together.
"Elmer was getting such good performance from
the engine oil that he decided when he got 100,000
miles on the truck to change the transmission oil to
Synthetic Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid
and rear end grease to Severe Gear 75W-90," Quinn
said. "It was a precaution because we were hauling
a lot of weight."
This is where the story gets interesting, Quinn said.
"While out on a run in Wisconsin, Elmer noticed
going into high gear he was getting a little transmission
slippage," Quinn said.
The "check engine" light came on. "After running
it for several hours and trying to keep it from slipping,
Elmer stopped and got under the truck,” Quinn said.
“He found the transmission was so hot he couldn’t
get within 12 inches of it because of the extreme
Bibb checked the AMSOIL ATF and found it was
still red and had no burnt smell. Bibb called Quinn,
who told him to try and get it home.
"After he made all his pickups and deliveries in
Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, he nursed it back
with a 6,600-pound car inside to his home port in St.
"After seeing the outside of the transmission with
the paint burned off of it and the blue heat markings
on the torque converter, we are convinced no other
transmission fluid would have held up to such
extreme conditions. Both Elmer and I will attest to the
remarkable qualities of the AMSOIL ATF fluid."
They have since installed a new extreme duty
transmission to replace the original stock transmission
and installed AMSOIL ATF.
"Now there are 200,000 miles on the truck,” Quinn
said. “I recommend AMSOIL to anyone who wants
a reliable, performance-proven product for their