06-27-2006, 07:19 PM
TxMoores TxMoores is offline
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Default RE: Amsoil, Snake Oil or the Real Deal?
Just a little clarification. Amsoil claims that "He (Al Amatuzio ) was the inventor of synthetic oils and lubricants for ground use."
AMSOIL = "First in Synthetics" - The company did not exist before 1972
MOBIL = "First to Market Synthetic Oil" - Mobil 1 was introduced in 1974
Being "First" in anything, unless it is a sanctioned racing event, has no relation to Quality, Value or Performance of ANY product in the market place.
And quite often even in racing events being "First" is more a matter of luck than of ultimate superiority of performance.
C. Friedler and J.M. Crafts synthesize the first "synthetic" hydrocarbons.
Friedrich Bergius in Germany develops Hydrogenation process for production of synthetic oil from coal dust
Standard Oil in USA produces one barrel of synthetic oil from one ton of shale rock
Friedrich Bergius in Germany develops commercial process for hydrogenation of coal to synthetic oil
In Germany Franz Fisher and Hans Tropsch develop Synthetic Oil industrial production process
I.G. Farben acquired the patent rights to the Bergius hydrogenation process for production of synthetic oil from coal
I.G. Farben's Leuna works start synthetic oil production
Standard Oil of Indiana makes the first attempt at commercial development of synthetic hydrocarbons. Many gallons of synthetic oil were made by polymerization of different olefins.
Union Carbide and Carbon Corp develop and investigate the applications of water soluble Polyalkylene Glycol (PAG)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry:
Friedrich Bergius & Carl Bosch - Invention and development of chemical high pressure methods (used for synthetic oil production)
I.G. Farben investment into synthetic fuels production from coal
Adolf Hitler in Germany starts Major synthetic fuels and oil program
First Polyalphaolefins were synthesized
Fischer-Tropsh process that used carbon monoxide and hydrogen to make synthetic oils and fuels was commercialized in Germany
PAG synthetic oils used in fleets and commercial vehicles
10% of German supply of lubricating oil is "synthetic", made by using three different processes
US Army aircraft operating in Alaska and Canada use PAG engine oils
The idea of using colloidal solids in synthetic fluids for lubrication of the first jet engines is tested and researched in Germany
National Carbide Company, Inc. markets the "First" commercial PAG engine oils Prestone Motor Oil
New York Power & Light Corp uses PAG engine oils in variety of their commercial vehicles.
Diester oils are used in turbine engines because Petroleum oil simply was inadequate to meet the demands of these engines.
Texaco produces Synthetic Aircraft Turbine Oil
U.S. Army experiences significant problems in operating vehicles and equipment in Alaska with MIL-L-10295 Lubricating Oil.
Mobil introduces fully synthetic grease
First Syn! Synthetic Super Lubricants produced in Canada
Motul introduces first semi-synthetic motor oil in France
U.S. Army develops MIL-L-46167 specification, which can be satisfied only with PAO synthetic oil
SynLube Company is formed in Vancouver, B.C. Canada â€“ itâ€™s specialty the first "syn-sol".
Arab Oil embargo prompts interest in "synthetic" oils
Motul in France introduces first all-synthetic oil in Europe
AMSOIL is formed and markets re-labeled MIL specification oils to motoring public through multi-level "pyramid" type organization.
Mobil test markets Mobil 1 synthetic SAE 5W-20 "synthesized engine lubricant"
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Yellotang Yellotang is offline