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    Amzoil

    Anyone using amzoil oil, or filter?

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    Psst, it's spelled Amsoil. And they don't make filters (supplied by Hastings, a reputable, yet lesser known manufacturer.

    Using a series 2000 oil, you can greatly extend the oil change interval. To determine it, get an oil analysis.

    Don't even though the oil change interval is extended, the filter change interval is not!

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    Amsoil is the best, or at least thats what my instructor told me. Im sure it is the best, but Im guessing its just as good as any other premium oil such as mobile 1.
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    Sounds like a very good oil and it has the tests to prove it. But after spending a little time on the web site, I can't help but feel this is one of those money making scams. You can buy a new dealer kit and start selling the oil on your own or get a commercial customer and get paid a commission for whatever they buy. I was ready to buy the stuff, but now I'm not so sure. Are your sure your instructor wasn't selling this stuff?
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    Amsoil

    It very good, I use it on my car, my bike, and wife truck.
    Im not a dealer, I actually found it by way of a couple of biking buddies. When I change the oil it is still clean, it crazy.....

    A bit pricey though

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    Re: Amsoil

    Originally posted by Hereitcomes
    It very good, I use it on my car, my bike, and wife truck.
    Im not a dealer, I actually found it by way of a couple of biking buddies. When I change the oil it is still clean, it crazy.....

    A bit pricey though
    your wife is a truck?

    clean oil during a change would indicate a good filter, not good oil. it's designed with the same principals of mobil 1, they just tout that they invented synthetic, so there's is better.

    just like apple invented the GUI, and microsoft's is now the best, their case is obviously flawed. paying more than i do for mobil 1 makes my stomach sick.

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    Re: Re: Amsoil

    Originally posted by dark_rex


    your wife is a truck?

    clean oil during a change would indicate a good filter, not good oil. it's designed with the same principals of mobil 1, they just tout that they invented synthetic, so there's is better.

    just like apple invented the GUI, and microsoft's is now the best, their case is obviously flawed. paying more than i do for mobil 1 makes my stomach sick.

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    The price of Amsoil synthetic is only $.10 more than Mobil 1, unless you opt for Amsoil 2000 which is designed for 7000 mile oil changes. I was really intrigued with their test comparison. It looks like the new Mobil 1 is one of the worst synthetics you can buy based on the wear test.
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    Re: Re: Amsoil

    Originally posted by dark_rex


    just like apple invented the GUI, and microsoft's is now the best, their case is obviously flawed. paying more than i do for mobil 1 makes my stomach sick.

    dR
    I used it for quite a long time in my GSR, and liked it. The V-tec, because of the high and low speed cam lobes, goes through a transition in the midrange. With any other oil (synthetic or not), there would be a hesitation (felt like something was dragging) during that transition, whether the oil was new or old, it didn't matter. Amsoil was the only oil that wouldn't display that hesitation for the first 2000 miles or so of it's life. Eventually, it would start to show the hesitation around the time it needed changing.

    As for the microsoft gui reference, bad example. Apparently, You've never seen OSx. Just my .02.

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    Re: Re: Amsoil

    Originally posted by dark_rex


    just like apple invented the GUI, and microsoft's is now the best, their case is obviously flawed. paying more than i do for mobil 1 makes my stomach sick.

    dR
    I don't want to be nitpicky but Apple didn't invent the GUI. Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) developed the first GUI. Apple was the first to successfully implement it in a commercial system.
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    LOL

    Enough about microshaft and bapple were talking oil here...LOL

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    He started it

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    Add to the fire

    Xerox I know patented the "graffitti" writing system on PDA's.

    Xerox sued Palm, Xerox won, Xerox got royalties.

    The Xerox- GUI not sure about that.

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    Xerox invented all sorts of crap they never profited from - Ethernet is another example - even though the guy had to invent it while his boss was on vacation. Not sure they can claim the GUI, but they did invent the whole windows concept and the mouse. Apple ripped it off from them and Micro**** ripped it off from Apple.

    Back on topic, there are all sorts of oils that people say are "the best". Amsoil, Redline, Mobil, Castrol, Valvoline, Silkolene, Bel-Ray, Motul, etc.etc.etc.etc............

    Most are excellent and will fit your requirements just fine. Not sure I'd go with some off brand.....that purple crap comes to mind! I just use M1 'cause it's relatively cheap and readily available - if you have to order oil, the shipping can really add up.
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    I agree

    If you are doing your schedule changes, any of those should be fine. But what about oil filters???

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    Purolator or Wix. Stay away from Fram - ToughGuard is OK but there other filters really suck.

    Check this out - an amateur study, but very enlightening. I've been using Fram ToughGard but probably won't after reading this (thank god I wasn't using the regular ones!):

    http://minimopar.net/oilfilterstudy.html
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