Big Protection for Smaller Diesel Vehicles

Big Protection for Smaller Diesel Vehicles


New AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil provides outstanding protection, performance and fuel economy for smaller American diesel pickups, vans, cars and SUVs.

The diesel market continues to grow and gain popularity. While diesel enthusiasts and professionals often rely on powerful turbodiesel engines in their vehicles, not everyone needs or wants a fully loaded, three-quarter-ton or larger pickup. But many still want the added power, torque and fuel economy of a diesel engine, and they’re willing to pay more to get it. 

Increased Demand

The market has seen increased demand for diesel engines in smaller, half-ton pickups and other passenger vehicles, including the Chevrolet* Silverado 1500,* Chevrolet Colorado,* GMC* Sierra 1500,* GMC Canyon* and Ford* F-150.* Diesel options are also popular in smaller passenger vehicles like the Chevrolet Cruze,* Chevrolet Equinox* and GMC Terrain.* An estimated 200,000 smaller diesel vehicles are currently operating in the U.S., a 58 percent increase over 2019, and those numbers are expected to continue rising.

Which Oil to Use?

AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil provide premium protection for large turbodiesel engines calling for an API CK-4 (or prior) specification, but smaller diesel engines require diesel oils meeting different specifications. While we’ve recommended AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil for many of these vehicles, and it provides outstanding protection, it is not specifically formulated or marketed for American diesel vehicles.

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil

Available in 0W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities, new AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil is engineered specifically for smaller American diesel vehicles and provides industry-leading protection and performance. In fact, it delivers up to 6X better wear protection than required by a leading industry standard.1

  • Outstanding protection during heavy use and abuse and in extreme temperatures
  • Helps extend engine life and reduce maintenance costs and downtime
  • Helps maintain power and fuel efficiency for superior engine performance
  • Outstanding turbocharger and emissions-system protection
  • Superior engine cleanliness
  • Minimizes oil consumption
  • Meets or exceeds the latest specifications for smaller diesel vehicles


Use in diesel pickups, vans, cars and SUVs that require any of the following specifications:

0W-20 (DP020): GM dexosD

5W-30 (DP530): GM dexosD, dexos2; Chrysler MS-11106; Ford WSS-M2C214-B1; ACEA C3

Not for use in applications that require an API CK-4 (or prior) specification.

Service Life

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic Diesel Oil is recommended for the drain intervals stated by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Refer to the owner’s manual for the specific oil change interval. Intervals may be extended beyond the OEM-recommended interval with oil analysis.

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1Based on third-party testing in the OM646LA cam wear test using 0W-20 as worst-case representation.

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