Shop Crawling the AMSOIL Mechanical Lab

Lab Rats

If you can’t find someone in their office at AMSOIL, chances are you’ll find them down in the mechanical lab. The mechanical lab is where they conduct much of their product testing and validation. The legend of the diesel world himself, Gale Banks, visited AMSOIL headquarters and toured the dyno recently. The level of care AMSOIL puts into product testing struck him so much that they thought folks out in the digital realm would like to take a peek inside the mechanical lab, too.

You’ll find out that the AMSOIL dyno consists of three cells, each with water systems, air systems, and fuel systems to support whatever type of testing is under way. On any given day, you might hear a two-stroke snowmobile engine in full-on “braaap” mode, a V-twin motorcycle rumbling away, or a V-6 howling like a banshee.

AMSOIL tests everything from passenger car engines to powersports equipment to lawn and garden equipment in the dyno. Not long ago, they tested a racing engine you could hear nearly on the other side of the building.

The main purpose of the AMSOIL mechanical lab is to validate lubricant technologies for product development and for comparative analysis to ensure AMSOIL makes the best products possible.










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AMSOIL offers a broad range of automotive and industrial lubricants and filtration equipment which exceed industry performance specifications by a wide margin. AMSOIL has also continued to set new industry standards for motor oil performance, quality and consistency. AMSOIL founder and industry pioneer Al Amatuzio built his company on the same principles that defined his career as a jet-fighter squadron commander – excellence, integrity and strong leadership. In 1972, the breakthrough came. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil, the result of years of research and inspired by aerospace technology, became the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements.