Increased Engine Efficiency With By-Pass Filtration

By-pass oil filtration introduces a high-capacity secondary filter to an engine’s lubrication cycle that is designed to eliminate nearly all contaminants in the oil. Though widely known that ultra-fine bypass filtration reduces engine wear and extends drain intervals, few know that its continued use can also increase engine efficiency.

During normal engine operation, tiny airborne dirt and internally generated metal particles elude even the most efficient full-fl ow oil filters. Wear particles can reduce fuel efficiency through a variety of scenarios.

Anti-wear Additive Depletion

Anti-wear additives guard against metal-to-metal contact if a full lubricating fi lm either does not develop or ruptures. These instances may occur at start-up or during periods of heavy load, especially in the contact areas between cam lobes and lifters, and piston rings and cylinder liners. In diesel applications, high wear particle levels in the oil can impair the performance of zinc anti-wear additives. Some industry research suggests that soot and dust particles display polar absorbencies that can “tie-up” anti-wear additives, hindering their ability to control friction, which leads to reduced fuel efficiency.

Energy Lost to Friction

Under normal engine operation, some of the energy created during the combustion process is lost to friction. However, when wear particles breech the clearance between moving parts and rupture the oil film, friction worsens. The problem especially affects the piston ring/cylinder wall contact areas where the oil film can be as thin as three microns.

Oil Thickening

Wear particles contribute to oil thickening, especially in diesel applications where soot is more prevalent. The thicker oil increases internal fluid heat, which can prematurely degrade oil additives and accelerate oxidation. Thicker oil also requires more fuel to circulate, reducing efficiency.

Stiction Losses

Particles can agglomerate with soot and sludge to create deposits in the microscopic clearances between valves and guides. Called stiction, the process interferes
with the timing of the port openings and closings, causing incomplete combustion and power loss.  Stiction can lead to burned valve seats and reduced fuel efficiency.

Combustion Efficiency Loss

Wear particles can scour away piston liners, cam lobes, piston rings and other engine parts, reducing combustion efficiency and causing the engine to burn more fuel to produce maximum horsepower. Wear in the valve train can disrupt timing and valve movement, while ring, piston and liner wear reduces volumetric compression and contributes to blow-by.

By-pass filtration that removes particles smaller than 10 microns directly correlates to reduced engine wear and optimum efficiency. In the article “Clean Oil Reduces Engine Fuel Consumption” on Machinery Lubrication magazine’s website, the author surveys a number of studies that confirm this. Studied over 50,000 miles of service, buses fitted with Cummins six-cylinder 8.3 liter turbocharged engines achieved 2 to 3 percent gains in fuel efficiency while operating with six-micron by-pass filtration. A second study of a six-cylinder diesel engine saw dramatic improvements after installing a by-pass filter rated 75 percent efficient at six microns: oil contamination dropped 98 percent, friction decreased 2.9 percent and fuel economy increased 5 percent.

98.7 Percent Efficiency at Two Microns

Offering even greater efficiency, AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filters (EaBP) feature synthetic nanofiber media to reduce engine wear and increase engine efficiency. By filtering oil on a “partial-flow” basis, AMSOIL Ea By-Pass Filters draw approximately 10 percent of the oil pump’s capacity at any one time and trap the extremely small, wear-causing contaminants that full flow filters can’t remove, including 98.7 percent of wear particles two microns and larger (ISO 4548-12).
AMSOIL By-Pass Filtration Systems have a high pressure differential, causing the oil to flow through them very slowly and allowing for the removal of up to 39 percent of soot contaminants less than one micron (ISO 23556).


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Aggrand Introduces New Product..Wildlife Food Plot Formula.Help Feed Your Grazing Animals Naturally. No Chemicals

NEW PRODUCT! – Wildlife Food Plot Formula


Wildlife Food Plot Formula

Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3

The Power of Food Plots

Just like humans, animals are healthier and feel better when they eat nutrient-rich foods. When wild animals are offered a food source that provides greater protein levels, they will favor that food source over others. That’s what makes food plots so powerful. Proper seed selection coupled with effective soil preparation greatly increases protein levels over natural forage. AGGRAND Natural Wildlife Food Plot Formula helps boost nutrient levels, including protein, by enhancing natural soil microbial activity while providing the primary, secondary and micro-nutrients plants need to flourish. Improved habitat and easy access to succulent, nutrient-rich food will help attract more wild game and help grow larger, healthier animals.

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See the Food Plot Formula Label for Treatment Rates (PDF)

Available Sizes:

(1) 2.5-gallon bottle (singles)

(2) 2.5-gallon bottles (twin-packs)


Natural Wildlife Food Plot Formula

Sustainable Agriculture

Proper soil care is the root of sustainable agriculture. Chemical fertilization ignores the soil and feeds the plants themselves. Water-soluble nutrients are delivered plant-ready and are expended quickly, resulting in the need for additional fertilizer applications. Nutrients not immediately used by plants leech into groundwater, causing nitrification of drinking water. They can also runoff into waterways, causing algae blooms that result in hypoxic dead zones that can’t support aquatic life. In addition, chemical fertilizers that are high in salt are toxic to soil biology. Reduction of soil biology leads to compaction of soil and increased susceptibility to erosion. AGGRAND Natural Wildlife Food Plot Formula Fertilizer feeds the natural soil biology. Often referred to as the “livestock of the soil,” this army of soil life breaks down the components of AGGRAND Food Plot Formula into plant-available nutrients. Their steady release ensures nutrients remain in the soil to support growing plants. AGGRAND Natural Wildlife Food Plot Formula is manufactured from the finest natural ingredients available, including fish, bloodmeal, Norwegian kelp, sulfate of potash and a host of other essential natural ingredients for a truly excellent all-purpose product.

Increase Nitrogen Levels

Increased nitrogen levels in the soil result in increased soil microbial populations and increased nutrient uptake in crops for healthier, more resilient plants.

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Increase Sulfur Levels

Proper sulfur levels provide high levels of protein in seed crops, forages and legumes, producing crops animals prefer.

Feed Beneficial Micro-Organisms

Beneficial micro-organisms produce plant growth stimulants and can produce digestive enzymes that attack and kill undesirable fungal pathogens, resulting in larger, healthier plants.

Increase Potassium Levels

Potassium enables efficient use of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, regulates plant tissues and fluids and is a prime requirement in chlorophyll construction, resulting in more of the large, nutrient-rich plants that animals prefer.

Increase Phosphorus Levels

Phosphorus is important in flower, seed and fruit development, essential for vigorous growth of plant reproductive parts and facilitates efficient energy storage and transfer. That means plants produce more seeds and fruit, providing more for wildlife to eat and allowing plants to re-seed themselves for better-established stands of vegetation.

Effective Delivery

Fine particle size and liquid application ensure rapid penetration to plants’ root zones, ensuring crops get the nutrients they need for optimum growth. AGGRAND Food Plot Formula is effective for use in both foliar and soil applications.

AGGRAND State Registration List (52k PDF).

MSDS: AGGRAND Wildlife Food Plot Formula ( PDF – coming soon)