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12/09/2015
 

Synthetic Engine Oil Benefits for Your Boat

High-tech engine oils are touted as the latest thing to protect against wear, and these benefits can be seen in today's marine engines. When you want the best for your boat's engine, trust an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Change in West Babylon.

Synthetic Oil and Filter Change Frequency and Benefits in West Babylon

Conventional oil is inferior to a Synthetic Oil Change. It's crude that has been refined and to which various chemical compounds have been added to meet the criteria required for specific applications, like viscosity, detergency, and resistance to oxidation. Synthetic oil starts with a base of synthesized chemicals, some of which may be derived from petroleum, to which more chemical compounds are added. FC-W is the rating awarded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association for oils approved for use in gasoline marine engines. With diesel, you can simply choose a synthetic oil carrying the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) highest rating: CJ-4. Eliminating crude means eliminating naturally occurring contaminants like wax, but more importantly, it means the oil molecules are smaller and of more uniform size, so they produce a more even film that does a better job of keeping metal components from touching each other. Synthetics have more sophisticated additives that provide stable viscosity across a wider temperature range and reduce friction, especially at startup. Synthetics offer your marine engine less wear, mainly because of more stable viscosity and resistance to oxidation, high-temperature breakdown, and sludging. A huge Synthetic Oil Change advantage is extended oil life. The consensus is that under normal operation an engine running on AMSOIL Synthetic Oil can go longer between Synthetic Oil Changes. You get lower wear, better cold starts, and increased fuel efficiency due to less friction. You should typically change your oil according to a number of accumulated hours or miles or by the calendar. Check your owner's manual for the exact frequency of Synthetic Oil Change and grade. Avoid using an inferior partial synthetic that reduces the advantages of full synthetics.

Use the Best AMSOIL Synthetic Oil forYour Boat in West Babylon

Because they operate under such heavy loads, marine engines are a perfect fit for Synthetic Oil. How often you use your boat and how long you plan to keep it are all important to consider to protect your investment and use AMSOIL Synthetic Oil. By default, marine manufacturers' recommendations seem to be synthetic. If you have gasoline engines, inboard or outboard, FC-W is the rating you want to be awarded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. With diesel use CJ-4, oil designated for Tier 4 nonroad exhaust emissions standards as well as previous year model diesel engines. Use the synthetic oil your engine manufacturer recommends, especially if your engine is under warranty. Choose AMSOIL Synthetic Oil and follow proper change recommendations.

DIY AMSOIL Synthetic Oil Change for Your Boat in West Babylon

You should change your engine synthetic oil and filter every 100 hours or every season, which ever comes first. Here is what you need before you get started:
  • Oil filter wrenches to fit each size of spin-on filter you have

  • A box small, plastic bags large enough to hold an oil filter

  • A wrench the correct size for your crankcase drain plug, and a pan shallow enough to fit under your engine if possible or,

  • A dipstick-tube oil drain pump and bucket big enough to hold all the oil or,

  • An oil drain pump permanently fitted to your crankcase drain plug and bucket

  • A roll of paper towels

  • New oil filter(s)

  • A supply of AMSOIL Synthetic Oil as recommended by your engine manufacturer

Step-by-Step DIY Synthetic Oil and Filter Change

  • Run the engine(s) until warmed to at least 130 degrees

  • Drain the oil using the pump, or into the pan

  • Replace the plug or close the valve

  • Loosen the oil filter on the engine until it can be turned by hand

  • Put a small, plastic bag around the filter, and unscrew the rest of the way

  • Use a paper towel to catch drips from the filter's mounting

  • Seal the bag keeping the filter upright

  • Put it into the new filter's box

  • Using your finger, wet the O-ring atop the new filter with fresh, clean oil

  • Screw on the new filter until just finger-tip tight

  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendation as to tightening with the wrench

  • Re-fill the crankcase with AMSOIL Synthetic Oil

  • Be sure to add a quart for the filter

  • Wipe up any drips

  • Start the engine and let it run a few minutes

  • Checking to be sure oil pressure comes up and there are no oil leaks around the filter or drain plugs

  • Dispose of the oil properly at an approved disposal facility

AMSOIL synthetic oil offers your car the most protection and best performance during the harsh winters and all year long here in North Babylon and Long Island, New YorkContact Amsoil4liny at 888-826-7645 or shop online today for all your AMSOIL synthetic oil and lubricant needs
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