Richard Giddens standing next to his AMC Javelin AMX powered by a strong 401 AMC V-8. Just like all of the
vehicles he owns the Dodge Diesel Pickup in the back that tows his trailer is AMSOIL lubricated.
This is an all AMC powered AMX with an engine built by legendary AMC engine builder Herman Lewis. The dual carbs on this 401 cubic inch V8 have a
total combined CFM of 2100 (two 1050 CFM Holley Dominators). Click Here to see the details and performance of this car.
About three years ago a friend told me about AMSOIL products. He explained how it would conserve fuel in my Dodge pickup
truck. At first I was skeptical. I thought this was just another product promising to work better than anything else. After
some convincing I gave in and tried the product. My Dodge pickup was a 2000 year model with 140K miles on it. My truck
typically got 19-20 MPG. That following weekend we traveled to West Texas. I carefully calculated the mileage . . .then
recalculated the mileage. I was amazed to find that my truck actually got 22.23 MPG after adding the AMSOIL. That is an
increase of 3 to 4 MPG.
I became a believer in this product. I added it to all of my vehicles including my 2002 41 Ft. CAT Diesel motor home,
1971 AMX Javelin show car, and a 1971 AMX Drag Racing muscle car as well as my wife's 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup. The
performance of all the vehicles improved, especially my 1971 AMX Dragster. This car has an 800+ HP engine with a 15:1
compression ratio. After 10 runs down the strip the cam distributor gears went out. I replaced the gears and added standard
20W-50 Castrol racing oil (not AMSOIL). The car performed at 125 MPH in the quarter mile on the first run. This was 8 MPG
slower than the typical 133 MPH I was getting with the AMSOIL product. On inspection of the car after this run I discovered
that the new gears had also stripped out. Apparently the gears had never been compatible. I replaced them once more and this
time added AMSOIL. My car resumed its outstanding performance on the track at 133 MPH in 10.38 seconds. I also believe that
AMSOIL actually preserved my car's gears for those first 10 runs and they would have stripped sooner with it.
Now at 191K miles, my Dodge diesel pickup continues to perform well and maintains the 22 to 23 MPG.
1971 Javelin AMX "Rare Breed" Race Car
1971 Javelin AMX Show Car
2004 Chevy Avalanche Pickup
2000 Dodge Turbo-Diesel Pickup
2002 41 Ft Cat Diesel Powered Motorhome
Note: The incompatible timing gears on the distributor of the AMX Drag Car
lasted 10 runs before stripping out when lubricated by the AMSOIL Series 2000 20W-50 Racing Oil.
The next set of distributor timing gears were also incompatible and only lasted one 1/4 mile pass with Castrol 20W-50 Racing
Richard has purchased a 2007 Dodge 4X4 Turbo-charged Diesel pickup and filled it with the new AMSOIL Premium Synthetic 5W-40 Diesel
Oil, specifically designed for use in 2007 American USA Diesels, and installed a performance chip to boost power. Aside
from the AMSOIL Synthetic Diesel oil and performance chip nothing was modified. He then took the new Dodge pickup to have it
tested on an engine chassis dynomometer locally. The horsepower at the rear wheels was within one horsepower of 400! In
other words this diesel was able to put around 400 horsepower to the ground. Pretty inpressive. But what about actual
accelleration you ask? Well, considering the truck weighs around 7,300 pounds it's not well suited for drag racing. But he
did take it to the drag strip. He couldn't get traction in 2 wheel drive, so he was forced to run in 4 wheel drive turning
just over 14 seconds through the quarter mile! Pretty impressive by any standards. But that's not the only part of this
story. He took it on the highway and clocks mileage figures around 22.3 MPG! Richard attributes this great mileage to the
AMSOIL synthetics. Richard was at the AMC Regionals held at Cherokee County Dragstrip in Rusk Texas April 21, 2007 with his AMX Drag Car Rare Breed