AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic 15W-50 Racing Oil

By: Smart Synthetics  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Engine, Motor Oils, Racing Oil

1. Question:
What are the main benefits of the three new racing oils?
Answer: The new racing oils provide the shear stability of straight grade oils in multi-viscosity formulations, ensuring the same level of protection from the start of the race to the finish. The oils are heavily fortified with zinc and phosphorus additives to protect critical metal surfaces in extreme conditions. The proprietary friction modifier included in all three racing oils helps reduce friction for maximum power output and cooler running engines. The new AMSOIL racing oils deliver continuous, long-lasting protection in both racing and high performance street vehicles.

2. Question:

Why did AMSOIL apply the Dominator® name used on AMSOIL Dominator® 2-cycle Oil to the new crankcase Amsoil racing oils?
Answer: The Dominator® name is widely recognized and synonymous with outstanding performance in two cycle applications. It is a natural fit that the name is extended to the new racing oils.

Why is AMSOIL Series 2000 20W-50 Racing Oil (TRO) being discontinued?
Answer: TRO is being discontinued with the introduction of RD50. This new formulation more effectively targets the updated needs of racers. It provides the high level of engine protection and power these racers desire.

4 .Question:
Can these oils be used in hot rods?
Answer: Yes, absolutely. These oils are formulated with high levels of zinc and phosphorus to protect flat tappet cams found in hot rods.

Who are typical users of the racing oils?
Answer: The three new racing motor oils have been formulated for a wide range of racing and street performance applications, including high rpm/high horsepower, turbo/supercharged, gasoline, alcohol burning and nitrous oxide injected engines. In addition, because of the higher viscosity, RD50 is applicable for nitro-fueled applications. The racing oils are also ideal for street rods, hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars and other high performance domestic and import vehicles.

6 .Question:
What is the warranty coverage on the new racing oils?
Answer: AMSOIL INC warrants all of its products against defects in workmanship, regardless of their use. While the inherent properties of AMSOIL products make them well suited for racing, factors outside of AMSOIL control make it impossible to offer any additional warranty on products used for racing. These factors include vehicle modifications, operating conditions beyond those for which the OEM designed, specialty fuels,and others- all of which can place extreme stresses on an engine. Since AMSOIL cannot predict the factors which may come into play under specific racing conditions or equipment designs, it is unable to guarantee specific equipment performance or longevity.

Amsoil can and does guarantee that products will be free of defects. Customers that feel there may be some defect in an AMSOIL lubricant may submit a sample of the lubricant for analysis at no charge. If the product is defective, the Amsoil warranty applies.

How is the correct oil viscosity for a specific application determined?
Answer: Customers should refer to their owners manual or consult their engine builder for the correct oil viscosity. They may also email us or contact Amsoil Tech Services for guidance.

Can the racing oils be used for extended drain intervals?
Answer: Amsoil does not recommend extended drain interval for the Dominator® Racing Oils. Follow OEM recommendations for drain intervals

9 .Question:
What is the difference between Dominator® 10W-30 (RD30) and the AMSOIL 10W-30 (ATM)?
Answer: The Amsoil racing oils are uniquely formulated for the high RPMs, high temperatures and shock loading conditions encountered in racing and other high performance applications.

What are the API specifications for racing oils and why aren’t they listed?
Answer: API specifications are not applicable to racing oils.

These racing oils contain friction modifiers. Are they suitable for motorcycles?
Answer: The racing oils are not wet-clutch compatible and are not recommended for use in motorcycles.

Why was RD50 formulated as a 15W-50 and not a 20W-50?
Answer: The advanced chemistry of the Dominator® Series allows for the formulation of a 15W-50, which provides better protection for engines during cold starts. Additionally, it provides less drag when the engine oil temperature is not up to stable operating temperatures.

Do these oils have Zinc and Phosphorus in them, and are they going to protect my flat tappet?
Answer: The Dominator® Racing Oils are formulated with high levels of both zinc and phosphorus and will provide superior protection for flat tappet cams and high-tension valve springs.

Are these oils compatible with other racing oils?
Answer: AMSOIL Dominator® Oils are compatible with other oils; however, intentionally mixing oils is not recommended; particularly in racing applications. Oil left over from oil changes does not pose a problem.

15 .Question:
Why is AMSOIL Series 2000 20W-50 Racing Oil (TRO) being discontinued Test result of 0.43 while RD50 is listed at 0.47?
Answer: Both TRO and RD50 reflect outstanding Four-Ball results, and each clearly demonstrates superior wear protection when compared to the competition. The difference in the Four-Ball scores does not represent the additional performance gained with RD50. While TRO was an excellent oil, RD50 is formulated with chemistry engineered for better overall performance in today’s high performance engines and racing applications. With the addition of a new proprietary friction modifier, RD50 helps deliver more power to provide racers with an extra competitive edge.

16. Question:
Why is the Total Base Number (TBN) lower in racing oils?
Answer: Since racing oils are not intended for extended drain intervals, there is no need for high detergent levels.

17. Question:
Why are some applications listed on two or three of the racing oils?
Answer: : All three oils are formulated with the same robust additive package and have superior shear stability, providing straight grade protection in a multi-viscosity oil. The applications listed for each product are based on the predominant engine design and race application for that viscosity grade. Ultimate selection of race oils should be done in conjunction with the engine builder taking into account bearing clearances and racing application. Engines are highly modified and specifics vary in the racing industry. Dropping down a viscosity level will generally deliver more power if engine design and application allow.

18. Question:
What are the benefits of having a 100% Synthetic racing oil?
Answer: AMSOIL Dominator® Oils are built with a uniform molecular structure that reduces fluid friction. Lower friction, decreases temperatures and improves engine efficiency and power. Additionally AMSOIL Dominator® Oils can withstand extreme heat, pressure and mechanical abuse. They are very durable and deliver outstanding engine protection.

19. Question:
What is going to happen to AMSOIL Super Heavy Weight SAE 60 Racing Oil (AHR)? Is that also going to join the Dominator® line?
Answer: AMSOIL has recognized the need for a heavy viscosity drag racing oil and will be studying this category to see whether there is an opportunity to provide another unique AMSOIL solution.

AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil has earned a solid reputation for providing maximum power output and protection in two-cycle racing and high-performance applications. The name recognition, reputation and superior performance of Dominator Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil is so widespread that AMSOIL adopted the Dominator name for its new line of racing oils. New Dominator Synthetic 5W-20, 10W-30 and 15W-50 Racing Oils are specially formulated to provide superior performance and maximum protection in high-performance and racing applications.

Three Viscosities, One Additive Package - Amsoil racing oils
Racing and high-performance engines subject motor oil to elevated RPM, high temperatures and shock-loading. AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils were developed to address these extreme conditions and provide high-quality AMSOIL performance and protection for a variety of racing and high-performance applications. All three Dominator Racing Oils feature the same additive package, providing maximum durability in multiple viscosities. Their shear-stable formulation was engineered to provide maximum horsepower without sacrificing engine protection. Dominator Racing Oils provide straight-grade protection in a multi-grade formulation.

Maximum Durability, Maximum Wear Protection
AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils feature an additive package heavily fortified with zinc and phosphorus for superior long-term wear protection. Designed for maximum durability, the shear-stable formulation ensures critical engine components are protected from the start of the race to the checkered flag. The superior additive technology of Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils provides unmatched durability in extreme conditions.

Superior Performance
The proprietary friction modifier of Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils provides reduced friction for maximum power and cooler engine temperatures, resulting in improved lap times and longer-lasting equipment.

Protection from Startup to the Checkered Flag
The multi-viscosity designs of Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils deliver maximum protection in temperature extremes. Dominator Racing Oils offer excellent cold-start protection and maintain superior film strength during high-temperature operation on the track.

Superior-Quality Oils, No Discrimination Amsoil Racing Oils
Many oil companies produce specialty racing oils for elite groups and do not offer them to the general public. For instance, several popular oil manufacturers produce racing oils offered only to NASCAR racers. AMSOIL receives inquiries as to why the company does not offer “special,” higher-quality or NASCAR oils. The answer is all AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are already formulated to a higher level than competitors’ oils, and AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils are no exception. They provide maximum performance and superior protection for all high-performance racing and street applications. The same AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic Racing Oils that are used in the engines of AMSOIL corporately-sponsored racers, including Scott Douglas and Mike Oberg, are available to everyone.

Keywords: Engine, Motor Oils, Racing Oil, Racing Oils

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