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"Specialty" Oil... Is it worth it?

Hey, I have always kind of been dazed by the number of "Specialty " oils there are out on the market and was wondering if this stuff was any different than the normal stuff. I am getting ready to change my oil within a few hundred miles and was looking into the high mileage oil. My truck has around 88k miles and was wondering if this stuff really helps?
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check the link in my sig about AMSOIL, it really is some good stuff, and for the price you cant beat it. as long as youre engine isnt leaking or burning oil you can use it!
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why can't you use amsoil if your burning oil?
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its a synthetic oil, so the molecules are smaller, making the oil "slicker" if you are burning oil, it basically means you have an internal oil leak, and using synthetic oil CAN make that worse. plus why would you want to burn off expensive oil
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yeah my truck is making that smell now that I switched to a synthetic
would that be mine breaking into the synthetic oil or should I go back to reg oil?
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If you have a leak it may actually be plugged by all the gunk from your old oil. The deal with synthetic is it's so fine that it will actually clean out the dirt and grime from the leak, and then it starts seaping out. I found that it's best to only use synthetic if it's a fairly new engine. There's no way I'd use it on my 94. I used it on a 5yr old Cavi and it started leaking.
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luke, as long as youre not losing too much oil i wouldnt worry about it, youre engine is still getting the benefits from the oil. you just may have to top it off more often
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i use amsoil synthetic in my ranger and its aweome but my blazer gets the vavloine high milage stuff... that stuff works since it stopped a small oil leak it had... if it was in better shape (less miles) it would get amsoil too
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I'm using Amsoil now but will probably switch back to Mobil 1. I will never use straigh conventional again. The benefits are just to high
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I burnt off not quite a quart in about 3500 miles and I haven't noticed any leaks yet. I am only running a synthetic blend so itz not quite as thin as a straight synthetic.
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bryan why are you going back to mobil 1!! so you can change it more often
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its all snake oil and threads like this should not be alowed.

all you need it plane old motorcraft 5w30
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youre right!! AMSOIL, Royal Purple, Redline, Mobil, Castrol, Valvoline, Pennzoil all joined forces to sell synthetic snake oil!

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I'd use snake oil too but theres no snakes around here...Christian's pic of him catchin rattlesnakes..it all makes sense.

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here's a specialty oil that...oops. never mind!

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gary. i gotta hand it to you.

that was hilarious

you have the maturity of a 16 year old
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gary. i gotta hand it to you.

that was hilarious

you have the maturity of a 16 year old

first you compliment me then you insult me. what gives?
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i cant be overly nice to anyone, i have to stay fair, so by insulting you i even it out. ill give a compliment and an insult to anyone, in an attept to stay unbiased as a moderator of this great forum

plus you know i love you gary, and i only talk **** to people i like. i ignore everyone else. just ask ryan and kurt
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With 88K on the ticker, I would stick with what you are using now. Don't let everyone and their mother on this website try to get you to buy Amsoil from them.
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Personally I'd stick with 3000 mile changes and a good cheap oil
such as havoline 10w30 (maybe 5w30 in cold part of winter)
There are quality products to gently clean out your engine and condition your seals
one of the most highly thought of is called auto-rx. Its only available online.
If you want to learn more about it you could do a search on
www.bobistheoilguy.com Its talked about 100x a day over there.
I have used it .. seems to be a good product.
You might consider running a 15w40 oil such as chevron delo 400, mobil delvac 1300
or rotella T.. These are Heavy duty diesel (also gas rated) oils that have extra
detergents and such. Although I wouldnt run them anything the temp is going to be below 20degrees.(these oils work best with auto-rx if you use that)
http://www.auto-rx.com/

Disclaimer: I am in no way affilated with anything mentioned above.. just some
info from me :)

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With 88K on the ticker, I would stick with what you are using now. Don't let everyone and their mother on this website try to get you to buy Amsoil from them.
the amount of mileage on an engine has nothing to do with it, thats a very common misconception. my torino has 105,000 and it has AMSOIL 5w30 in it
its all the condition of the engine. And it doesnt have to be amsoil. i dont know why people are afraid to use a better oil. you look for the best tires and the best air filter, hell you drive an extra mile for the best gas, but you dont care about the oil?
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So much to reply to!

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bryan why are you going back to mobil 1!! so you can change it more often
There is no way on earth I'd use the same oil for 25k. I understand there is research to back it up etc... but there is research saying cell phones cause cancer and there is research saying that's idiotic. Amsoil is good, don't get me wrong. I'm glad to have it in my truck but no way I'll be comfortable using it for 25k at this point. What I will do tho is next week change the filter and send a sample of the oil off to blackstonelabs to get it tested (as I do with every oil change). If they say it's still good then I'll use it longer, other wise I'll change it out. I will post the results here of course :)

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its all snake oil and threads like this should not be alowed.
all you need it plane old motorcraft 5w30
Uh..that just doesn't make any sense. Less friction = less heat = less wear...whatever..have fun with all that.

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With 88K on the ticker, I would stick with what you are using now. Don't let everyone and their mother on this website try to get you to buy Amsoil from them.
There is research showing it's far superior to other oils. Bob is pushing it because he believes in it, not because he sells it. He makes so little off of it because of the great prices he gives he could barely fill his gas tank once. He believes in it and is sharing what he believes. Other people have said they use it. No one is saying (that I can see) you HAVE TO BY AMSOIL or your engine will blow up!!! No one is pushing anything except possibly Bob but as I mentioned that's because he believes in it and can help you get it. So simma down.


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If you want to learn more about it you could do a search on
www.bobistheoilguy.com Its talked about 100x a day over there.
That is an excellent resource! I love that site. Tons of info available!
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hell you drive an extra mile for the best gas
See, now I drive an extra mile for the cheapest gas..
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The cheapest gas can be found after 4 taco bell (anythings) and a couple
corona's

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the amount of mileage on an engine has nothing to do with it, thats a very common misconception. my torino has 105,000 and it has AMSOIL 5w30 in it
its all the condition of the engine. And it doesnt have to be amsoil. i dont know why people are afraid to use a better oil. you look for the best tires and the best air filter, hell you drive an extra mile for the best gas, but you dont care about the oil?
You took what I said wrong, the message I was going for was with 88K on the ticker, the regular oil has been good to you so far, why change so late?

Shalafi49 - you and I both know that Amsoil is whored out on these boards, lol.
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