AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Proves Itself in Top Three

After a full season of real-world riding, INTERCEPTOR completely prevented ring sticking, piston scuffing and exhaust-power-valve sticking in Arctic Cat*, Ski-Doo* and Polaris* snowmobiles.

During the winter of 2015/16, AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil was tested in the three top makes of snowmobiles.

  • Ski-Doo MXZX 600 TNT
  • Polaris Indy 600
  • Arctic Cat ZR 6000 (C-TEC* 600 engine)

Each sled was added to the rental fleet of a different outfitter in the Eagle River, Wis., area and placed into real-world service. Typical riding conditions included frequent throttle bursts; all-day, aggressive riding and the general wear and tear endured by rental equipment.



Excellent protection against wear and deposits

 At the end of the riding season, AMSOIL disassembled the sleds and examined parts for deposits, wear and other distress. In all three makes, INTERCEPTOR completely prevented piston ring sticking, piston scuffing and exhaust power valve sticking.

These results are even more impressive considering the increased demands modern snowmobile engines place on oil. Government mandates have led snowmobile builders to design engines that burn less oil to reduce exhaust emissions. Burning more air and less oil, however, increases harmful heat while inviting wear and deposits if the oil isn’t capable of protecting in these extreme conditions. Simply put, today’s sophisticated sleds demand more from two-stroke oils.

Undercut OEMs’ claims

Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often attempt to capitalize on the need to use higher-quality oils in today’s sleds by placing doubt in the minds of enthusiasts about warranty coverage should the OEM-branded oil not be used. Not coincidentally, the OEM-branded oil typically comes at a premium price.

In addition, their marketing is often built on the notion that only their brand of oil is designed to withstand the challenges of their brand of sled.

These field study results prove otherwise. INTERCEPTOR delivered excellent protection for pistons while fighting carbon buildup on exhaust power valves for reliable, no-stick performance. In addition, it’s Warranty Secure™, keeping your factory warranty intact.  INTERCEPTOR is a high-performance replacement for vehicle manufacturer-branded products and is also backed by the AMSOIL Limited Warranty. For details, visit

AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil Proves Itself in Top Three
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