Lubricants and Filters

This topic is one that each and every owner can, and will debate.  Some owners are at one far spectrum of, “I want to spend the least amount possible.”.  While the owner on the other side will go to any length to watch Amsoil or Redline being poured into their trucks to ensure their getting the proper fluids. 

The products that we have supplied including filters have changed over the years depending on who can offer the best product at the best price while we have always offered a premium line, we rarely will even offer a lower quality option unless asked for.  Our baseline services start with Amsoil fluids as we are the Bay Area Amsoil Diesel dealer with factory line filters.  These full synthetics are top of the line and still produced in America.  Previously we had supplied Hastings filters for all makes but have transitioned to Factory OEM filters due to covid restrictions on availability. 

Full synthetic VS. conventional oils:

Many customers ask should I run synthetic fluids, the answer most of the time is no.  Running a premium conventional oil in most trucks is not only recommended by the dealer but offers more protection due to the thicker viscosity of the oil itself.  Going back and forth between synthetic and conventional is also something that needs to be avoided.  

Archoil Friction Modifier for Diesel Engines

Archoil Friction Modifier for Diesel Engines

We have had several High End oil companies come into our shop and perform bearing stress tests to compare their oils to ours, which leads to our last point; ARCHOIL.  Archoil is a friction modifier that is added to all of our conventional oil changes that give our conventional oil the protective properties of a full synthetic that can cost up to 20 dollars a quart.  This product reduces injector stiction in 6.0L’s, 7.3’s and can help clear oil coolers and add a lubricating property that will keep internal parts alive for up to 50% longer life.  WE DON’T EVEN GIVE CUSTOMERS A CHOICE ANYMORE.  

LCD / Archoil Friction Modifier Provides

  • Increases power and response in Diesel Engines
  • Reduces friction and provides anti-wear, extreme pressure and anti-corrosion protection
  • Reduces diesel engine noise and vibration
  • Protects diesel engines during cold starts
  • Cleans and prevents sludge/varnish deposits
  • Extends oil drain intervals
  • Fixes HEUI injector problems (Power Stroke and others)