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since i got a sponsorship by AMSOIL i use theres but what is the best kind on the market?
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There is no answer to that question.
It's like asking what kind of ice cream tastes best.
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QUOTE (02SHO @ Feb 1 2010, 08:20 PM)
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since i got a sponsorship by AMSOIL i use theres but what is the best kind on the market?[/b]
the consensus on this forum is Amsoil is the best, also it is the most expensive i guess
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QUOTE (900Trophy @ Feb 1 2010, 10:17 PM)
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^^This^^

Amsoil is good if you want to run extended change intervals. If you run Amsoil and change every 3K miles, all you are doing is effectively lightening your wallet.


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Normal Service(3) – Up to 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. thats the AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10W-30 Motor Oil an for me its better then the oil im usin now "pennzoil high milage" cause they have me change it like every 5k miles. an i switched to the EA oil filter which is guaranteed for 25,000 miles or one year when used in conjunction with AMSOIL motor oil in normal service.
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I am not convinced that Amsoil is worth the premium that you pay for it. I am not saying it is bad stuff by any means, I would just like to see a comparison of oils that is not done by or paid for by Amsoil. Google searches just turn up a bunch of different independent dealers that have the same test data.

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I don't know which is best, I use Mobil 1. Every vehicle I used it in ran smoother and perfect well over 100k miles with no problems. Our 99 Cherokee has 150k burns no oil and runs like new.

A mechanic I know used it in a little 4x4 truck. At 100k mikes he pulled the head off, the cylinder walls still had crosshatching in them and the camshafts measured within OEM specs. He even was able to reuse the lifters, which he said is not usually recommended.

I am sure Amsoil is really good stuff also. If it can be proven to be better for the cost I'd try it maybe.

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I always use Mobil 1 in my cars but I'm now questioning my choice. There's a fellow on ShoForum, sdpatt, with a 91 SHO. At the 400K mile mark he had to replace a head gasket and after pulling the head(s) found that the cross-hatching on the cylinder walls was still intact. He's only ever used dino oil - 10W30 Castrol GTX. His car sees regular track duty at Texas Motor Speedway and regularly pulls his 3500-lb boat.

I'm convinced that synthetic (unless called for by the vehicle maker), as compared to dino, offers no benefit to engine longevity as long as proper OCI intervals are observed and there's no expectancy of keeping the car running for more than 500,000 miles. sdpatt's experience shows that dino is more than sufficient for 500K+ miles.

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This link has some interesting information

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/s.../oil-life.html


This is all I could find that was independent. If you search for oil study, oil comparison, motor oil comparison ect. it seems like all you get is hundreds of independent Amsoil dealer web sites all with the same information. It would be nice to find something that has been done by someone who has no vested interest in any of the oils they test.

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Just found out amsoil 5w30 is not too much more expensive than mobile 1 5w30

mobile 1 full synthetic 5w30 at walmart $6.** a qt
amsoil SAE 5W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil $8.75 a qt
amsoil SAE 5W-30 XL Synthetic Motor Oil $6.80


so amsoil SAE 5W-30 XL Synthetic Motor Oil is basically the same price as mobile 1 full synthetic, is it because amsoil SAE 5W-30 XL Synthetic Motor Oil not fully synthetic?
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