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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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This is why I use Amsoil

I have been running Amsoil in my diesel truck for years and have done 2 oil analysis. One with 10k miles and one with 14k miles. Watch the video. Pretty impressive! I'm not saying it's the best. I'm just saying I really trust their products.

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I use Redline and have a slew of UOA's with excellent results ..

I'm sure Amsoil is good stuff , but I don't care for the way it is marketed , at least by the person I know , who was one of the first distributors , super nice guy , but anything other than Amsoil , in his eyes is just garbage ..

I also question a test conducted by Amsoil in their lab with their equipment and personnel , if it's so good , which it may well be , why not let an outside source do the dyno run and send the oil to an independent lab , and let them post the results ??

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When I raced Supermoto and beat the hell out of 450cc Single Cylinder machine for hours upon hours 3 weekends a month........I always ran Royal Purple and never had one issue and can say that you don't build a race bike to ride casually - I did oil changes every 2 race weekends and my motors all ran for years after I sold them

Amsoil is nice too but I think everyone here will have varying opinions of what they like and why they like it
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I use Redline and have a slew of UOA's with excellent results ..

I'm sure Amsoil is good stuff , but I don't care for the way it is marketed , at least by the person I know , who was one of the first distributors , super nice guy , but anything other than Amsoil , in his eyes is just garbage ..

I also question a test conducted by Amsoil in their lab with their equipment and personnel , if it's so good , which it may well be , why not let an outside source do the dyno run and send the oil to an independent lab , and let them post the results ??
That's an actual very good point.
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I used to use Amsoil all the time in all my vehicles. I did not have any issues I just found it easier and cheaper to buy mobil 1 at Walmart for my trucks and car. I was using it in my bike but it seemed to consume it where another brand didn't?

I think any of the top synthetics changed at regular intervals will give us/you years of trouble free service. I do use Redline Heavy Shockproof in the transmission (used to go through a speed sensor every couple of years until I switched to shockproof) and I am a fan of Formula+ in the primary. Seems to quiet the compensator down a bit?

I understand where everyone says have an independent lab test Amsoil. If any major oil manufacturer could have it tested and discredit their claims, they would. Its a good oil.

Most don't like the sales/marketing structure of Amsoil. In the beginning Amsoil had their distributors and sales reps at flea markets, car shows, etc. It worked and they grew. Amsoil could easily toss aside their loyal sales and distributors and double their sales over night selling directly to Walmart and auto part stores. I actually give them credit for NOT turning their backs on those that helped to get them where they are today?

Just thought I would share what I have learned.
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The actual truth about Amsoil is they made everyone else have to step up their game with synthetic oils. Now most of the good synthetics have caught up with Amsoil. Bel-Ray, Liqui-Moly, Mobil 1, among others have really good oils now. Having to change at 3000 mile intervals are a thing of the past. 5000 or 6000 mile changes are the norm and really if you change the filter at 5000 miles, you can easily go 10,000 miles on a long trip without changing. I know some say why would I wait that long to change my oil if I'm doing it myself? Actually, test show on my oil that there is absolutely no need to change any sooner. If it makes you feel good to change it, by all means do it. But for me and the test I've had done, 6000 miles is my intervals and on long trips, I'll change it when I get home.
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I used amsoil until I seen the thread on hdforums about his oil losing its viscosity and smoked his motor. Been using royal purple ever since.


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Schooled to synthetic with Amsoil, graduated to Redline.
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I ran Amsoil for 50,000 miles in my FLHTK and sent a sample to Blackstone at every change (5,000 miles). Without fail, summer or winter, 20W-50 or 10W-40, I saw pretty hefty viscosity issues. After the bike was totaled (not due to Amsoil........Probably), I switched over to Mobil 1 and haven't looked back.


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In my vehicles I run Schaeffer's. UOA show it to be performing quite well in my 7.3 PS, VW TDI (2 of them), Chrysler minivan, JD tractor and Kubota mower.

Not sure what I will run in the Harley....still need to research
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