AMSOIL Diesel Oils exceed the Ford requirements for engine protection as spelled out in the WSS-M2C171-F1 specification
Ford Motor Company recently released its position on the new API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oil specifications, claiming it will only recommend diesel oils that meet the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification or oils formulated specifically for the previous API CJ-4 specification.
Questions have arisen regarding why Ford would condemn use of CK-4 and FA-4 products in its Powerstroke engines. According to Ford Service Lubricant Technical Expert Ron Romano, “6.7L engines tested on CK-4 and FA-4 formulations had experienced valve train wear not encountered with CJ-4 formulations. The CJ-4 formulations in question contained more than 1,000 parts per million phosphorus, an effective antiwear ingredient, while the CK-4 and FA-4 formulations were below that threshold. As a result, Ford declared that it has wear concerns about the use of CK-4 and FA-4 formulations with less than 1,000 ppm phosphorus in new and older Ford engines.”
All current AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils contain a boosted level of wear protection above the requirements set by the Ford specification. The new AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil formulations contain boosted levels of wear protection, and carry the Ford WSS-M2C171-F1 specification. AMSOIL Dealers and customers can be well-assured that all Ford Powerstroke engines, no matter the model year, are well-protected when using AMSOIL synthetic diesel oils.
Each AMSOIL product lists all the current specification that the product meets. You can find this by looking on the back of the bottle label or going to the product data bulletin available at the AMSOIL website. To learn more about which AMSOIL product best fits your needs for your Ford Powerstroke visit the AMSOIL Diesel Oil Landing Page: http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/motor-oil/diesel/
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricant Products are designed to outperform all motor oils. “Independent testing shows AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty delivers 6X more wear protection than required by the Detroit Diesel DD13 Scuffing Test for Specification DFS 93K222, delivering the security of providing your diesel the extra protection it deserves.”
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