Thursday, May 21, 2009

AMSOIL Declared ‘Turtle Expedition Proven’

Gary and Monika Westcott have seen more sights, sounds and places in the world than most will in a lifetime. Experienced travelers, they have made it their goal to do the impossible at times. In 1996 they drove completely across Russia (including Eastern Siberia) in an adventure both American and Russian experts said could not be done. With 600 miles of driving on frozen Lena River, to arriving at the northernmost city in the world that can be driven to in Hammerfest, Norway, these voyages are not for the faint of heart.

Gary and Monika are now preparing to embark on a two-year adventure from Lisbon, Portugal to Shanghai, China in an effort to retrace the vast and sometimes treacherous Silk Road. The Silk Road played a pivotal role in the trade industry for hundreds of years for China and surrounding countries, and is known for the difficulties of its challenging terrain. Taking them on this leg of the Turtle Expedition is their Ford F-550 4X4 named ‘Turtle V’, with AMSOIL on board to provide them with lubricants to make the voyage safe and reliable. With much of this journey taking them through desert conditions, it is imperative they are well-equipped to make it hundreds of miles with no one in sight. Meaning, a breakdown in the journey could prove devastating. AMSOIL will help prevent that.

Gary took some time out of his busy schedule of preparations to send some nice words our way about AMSOIL products and performance:
"As we prepare for our next adventure, a two-year overland trek from Lisbon, Portugal to Shanghai, China, retracing the Silk Road, the reliability of our engine, transmission, and gearboxes is critical. Using the AMSOIL Dual By-Pass Oil Filter System, in combination with their full synthetic 15-40 Heavy Duty Diesel & Marine Oil, we will safely extend oil changes up to 30,000 miles under severe conditions, and reduce filter changes to 15,000 miles. AMSOIL full synthetic gear and transmission lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, protecting gears and bearings from scoring and wear. With excellent cold-flow properties, they outperform all conventional gear oils. AMSOIL lubricants and filters are Turtle Expedition proven."

AMSOIL is happy to contribute to Gary and Monika's peace of mind. We'll you updated on this adventure as it unfolds.


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