If you didn't make it, or made it but couldn't see it all, here is some of what you might have missed at the 2015 Oyster Run in Anacortes.
Throw Back Thursday
When was the last time you saw oil in an all metal can? I remember cardboard cans with metal tops that used to buckle as you tried to insert a number of different types of spouts, or did you just stab them with your favorite screwdriver? AMSOIL introduced 20W/50 in 1978 just six years after the company's founding in 1972. Bottles and plastic, replaced metal cans in the early Eighties. An entire case was found at a garage sale and an ingenious handy man made a tribute trophy out of a couple of them, the rest will go to dedicated AMSOIL Dealers and one in my collection.
Recently I met a long time AMSOIL user at the annual Oak Harbor Car Show this summer. He thought I might be interested in some old AMSOIL cans. Because AMSOIL products had given him such outstanding results in his vehicles over the years, he built a trophy to honor AMSOIL. He related a story of finding a full case of AMSOIL 20W/50 Racing oil at a garage sale, being a fan he immediately purchased them. As the owner of two classic cars, an avid car show participant, and an AMSOIL user since the early days of the company, he wanted to do something to show his appreciation for all the years he used these outstanding products. I think he hit a home run. As a long time AMSOIL Dealer myself, I will display it and pass it down to a future AMSOIL Dealer as a point of pride and inspiration.
Is it Fall already?
Where have the spring and summer months gone? Regardless, it is time to think about putting away the yard tools and summer toys. It also means it is close to time to gear up for winter sports; hunting, snowmobiling, and winter tools that you want ready to go when you need them!
Before you put the summer equipment away, think about how you are going to put them away. AMSOIL has a number of products that will keep your summer equipment in great shape so they will be ready when you want to get going next spring, but you'll have to use those products this fall.
Anything that runs on gasoline should be given a shot of fuel preservative, two cycle units need a quick shot to keep phase separation under control, fogging oil is well worth doing to keep internal engine parts from rusting while stored, which makes starting in the spring much easier. Changing the oil and filters now, gives you a jump down the road. Whether you batten down the hatches this fall and winter or just change into another mode AMSOIL has the products you need to keep all your machines in the best possible condition.
Here are a few suggestions: MP, HDMP, Engine Fogging Oil, Gasoline Stabilizer, Quickshot . Do yourself and your machines a favor and look into these fantastic products.
With mechanical experience covering almost 45 years, from aircraft and aircraft weapons systems maintenance to the automotive and light truck repair industry as a shop owner, I'll put my lubrication knowledge and experience to the test discussing all things AMSOIL and any related discussion.