Re: amsoil - good or bad?
> I don't use it. I have read some tests that show it to be better than
> many would like to believe.
> Their multilevel marketing approach does not inspire credibility,
> for me at least.
> I tried to change the oil in a girlfriend's car once in which Amsoil
> was used for long change intervals. Crap looked like chocolate
> Now, had reasonable change intervals been used, it might have
> come out much better.
If someone drives only five to ten minutes average per cold startup, the
result will eventually, indeed, be chocolate pudding..the 'chocolate'
part being due to condensated water not 'boiled out'and probable engine
damage as a result.. and ANY synthetic a waste of money .
For long change intervals, Mobil 1 works every bit as well as needed...
and you can buy it anywhere, cheaper. Change filters at 5000.
Oil Change rule of thumb:
Grocery getter (frequent, short trip driver) - every three months, good
Dino oil (Valvoline). The FAMOUS brands start to break down at or before
3000, ALL brands will hold water. And mileage driven means nothing.
Long commuter (at least 30 minutes running cycle per startup) use a REAL
synthetic, change at 15,000- filter at 5,000.
Any engine malfunction resulting in rich mixture causing gas
contamination calls for immediate oil change, no matter what.
Any glycol contamination: ditto.
Amsoil is for those who like 'cultish' things.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!