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 09-30-2003, 19:51 Post: 65183
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I am wondering if any of you use Amsoil products, and if you do how you buy it?

Do you order it direct or from an Amsoil dealership? The way Amsoil works almost anyone can become a dealer for a nominal fee. I had thought of getting a dealership, but you only get businesss if the customer uses your dealer number in the transaction, you cannot show prices and the customer has to be redirected to the Amsoil site for the transaction. If they don't complete it with your dealer number and order later you lose the sale.

Hence I lost interest.

Let me know your thoughts on Amsoil, I have never used it and it costs more than anything else I buy.

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 09-30-2003, 20:21 Post: 65185
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I used it in the 80's and was very impressed with it, but no more so than any other synthetic. I bought a new 1984 VW Scirocco and installed a turbo kit on it after the warranty was up. I put 120k miles on it before finally blowing a head gasket (opened the wastegate too far!). When I pulled the head there were still saw machine marks on the cam lobes! The first 12k miles were on dino oil and probably half the remaining miles were will Amsoil and the other half were with SL-1 synthetic oil.

I purchased it directly from an Amsoil dealer - gave him money and left with a case of it. Even though it's a great product I don't think I'd use it again. Last I heard Amsoil doesn't submit their products for API testing, so they aren't certified. Amsoil will tell you that their products meet and exceed API standards, and I wouldn't doubt that, but that doesn't carry much weight if a warranty claim is denied for using products that aren't certified to meet manufacturer requirements. Besides, I like Mobil-1 for my gas engines and it costs less than Amsoil. I'm not sure yet what I'll use in my tractor.






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 09-30-2003, 22:04 Post: 65193
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I used their 2000 Series 75W-90 in the axles of my Suburban and in the transmission of my Nissan, the Synthetic Universal Transmission fluid in the Suburban transmission, and the Marine 15W-40 synthetic with VERY good results. I bought my Amsoil from some gal named Cheryl. She gave me dealer pricing so I would buy several cases at once. She went through a divorce and I am not sure if she is still in business but her toll free business phone number is 1-888-576-3383. (it has been a LONG time since I talked with or order from her, not sure if this number is still good) She was a fun to shoot the bull with; she could talk tech, motors, and equipment with the best of them! It is good oil but if you change oil at regular intervals, it is not very cost effective unless you are in an extreme climate. Some of their oils are not API licensed as Ken said but neither is John Deere oil for that matter. I mostly use the axle oils now and use the John Deere 15W-40 Plus 50 oil in most of my vehicles and equipment. For the tractor it may be fine to use if you are like me and change the oil annually. But for use in my Cummins, definitely not at 11 qts. of oil every 4000 - 5000 miles. Give it a try and see what you think. Some other good synthetics out there are Mobil 1 Delvac, Chevron, John Deere 0W-40 Plus 50 synthetic, and Shell 5W-40 Rosmella T synthetic. The Shell and Mobil oil you can catch on sale at Wally World if you keep an eye out.






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 10-01-2003, 09:25 Post: 65219
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I tried some Amsoil in the late 1970s. It worked fine. I researched the different types of synthetics at the time. I am definitely a fan of synthetic oil.

I have not continued to use Amsoil because of difficulty getting it. I moved away from the first dealer's territory. In recent years the major companies developed their own reasonably priced synthetics that were available from any autoparts place and most gas stations.

I am not looking for it anynore, so even if my next door neighbor sold Amsoil I would continue on with Mobil 1 and Rotella synthetics.

BTW, I don't leave synthetics in as long as some people say you can. I change them at the interval prescribed by the equipment manufacturer. Some people leave the synthetic in for up to 25K miles on a vehicle, but I don't think that it is a good idea because of the contaminants that get into the oil and the fact that you need at least five oil filter changes to go that distance.






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 10-01-2003, 09:48 Post: 65224
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Same story here. When I started using Amsoil it was the only game in town.

Now there is simply no reason to wade through the religious pyramid marketing hogwash to obtain synthetic oil, especially at Amsoils inflated prices.






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 10-01-2003, 12:01 Post: 65233
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We used some in high stress applications, trannys, axles, etc., but not in the engines, mostly because of cost.

Our machinery mostly runs under what would be best described as 'extreme conditions' by anyones standards, long hours in choking dust, deep mud or blinding snow storms. Oil changes are often done more than once per WEEK based on accumulated run times.

We buy Shell Rotella 15w-40 in bulk from our distributor, we have a bulk tank in the shop and a smaller one in the service truck for on-site maintenance. It goes into absolutely EVERYTHING, even the Kohlers on our mowers and my wife's V-12 BMW. Never had a problem yet.

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 04-06-2004, 08:54 Post: 82297
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I use Amsoil in all my vehicles and tractors. www.1210007.ultimateoil.com This will give more info on the products. If you have any question's email me.






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 04-09-2004, 18:07 Post: 82583
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I used it in my '95 Dodge Ram with a 360 with excellent results. At -10 degrees in a Michigan winter and having sat overnight it started up like it was 80 degrees out! Here in SE Michigan it seemed veryone was selling AmsOil. But now I can buy it off the shelf at my local autoparts called "Murrays"






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 04-10-2004, 13:42 Post: 82651
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 Amsoil Oil do you use it

I use it in all my vehicles/equipment.
The top name synthetics are all good stuff.
I've always found it interesting that although many say that there is no difference between dino oil and synthetic the same will say not to use it until the normal "break-in" time is past.
Could that be because synthetic is a superior lube and will not allow the proper "set" in an internal cumbustion engine setup? I think so. Interesting.
I put it in any place where lubrication is needed.
The extended drain intervals are fine but I don't go to long beyond normal change.
I ask a lot of my engines. I use synthetics whenever possible.

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 04-10-2004, 22:44 Post: 82696
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Murph
(Our machinery mostly runs under what would be best described as 'extreme conditions' by anyones standards, long hours in choking dust, deep mud or blinding snow storms)
So I take it that you dont work on the NICE day every week? Laughing out loud (just kiddin)






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