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Shalafi49 - you and I both know that Amsoil is whored out on these boards, lol.
I'm not denying that it's mentioned and recommended often. My point is that Bob is doing it because he believes in it and not to make a quick buck. He's a good guy and as I said makes very little off of it because he gives us discounts. I've seen the research and read the reviews.

Someone told me about some guy that used Amsoil and had it tested every 1000 miles and it didn't stand up as well as it claimed. Then he did the same with some other oil (Mobil 1 maybe?) and it lasted longer. I think the problem it had was it got thick. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about and can elaborate.

Regardless, Amsoil is well known, widely used and trusted and does reduce friction when compared to conventional oil. I want the best for my truck so spending more for what I view as better isn't a problem for me. This is why I try to only put Chevron in my truck even if it's higher or out of the way. It all boils down to personal preference. If you wanna use Crisco in your engine well then more power to ya but I will still recommend what I view to be superior.
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Someone told me about some guy that used Amsoil and had it tested every 1000 miles and it didn't stand up as well as it claimed. Then he did the same with some other oil (Mobil 1 maybe?) and it lasted longer. I think the problem it had was it got thick. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about and can elaborate.

i believe this is what you are talking about http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/s.../oil-life.html
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bryan im glad at least you understand why i sell amsoil. i make less money than you would think. you can ask a couple of people here, on an order of say $120 ill make $1.37 on it, even with the extra 4% charged for paypal. i sell it so i can help others get it for a good price. i use it because i believe in it. people whos opinions matter have reccommended it, and i did the research on my own. i WONT use it for 25k. i know it can be, and i know it has been used up to 409,000 miles in a big rig, granted it had probably 10 gallons of oil and an elaborate filtration system.

at least SOMEONE understand that i push it because i believe in it, and not because i sell it. i may end up not selling it soon. just a hassle and not many orders. then everyone can pay their own tax and shipping
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Someone told me about some guy that used Amsoil and had it tested every 1000 miles and it didn't stand up as well as it claimed. Then he did the same with some other oil (Mobil 1 maybe?) and it lasted longer. I think the problem it had was it got thick. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about and can elaborate.
It gets thick because it is in there so long. It gains viscosity. Just one reason I don't trust it. Dirt still accumulates. And leaving it in there for a long time doesn't help. Yes, I know you change out the filter and top off with new oil but that doesn't cut it for me. I'd like to have as much dirt as I can out of the engine.
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It gets thick because it is in there so long. It gains viscosity. Just one reason I don't trust it. Dirt still accumulates. And leaving it in there for a long time doesn't help. Yes, I know you change out the filter and top off with new oil but that doesn't cut it for me. I'd like to have as much dirt as I can out of the engine.
I definately will not use it for that long...Probably 8k would be good with the filter change and another quart....on I agree with you on everything you just said
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if theres dirt in the oil its because the filter needs to be changed. has nothing to do with synthetic/vs conventional or time in the engine. the filter takes all the dirt out period. if you mean caustic chemicals, then it will last that long, independent testing shows that, aside from viscosity (it does get slightly thicker) the oil will last at least 25,000 miles. the longevity of the oil is not the ONLY thing going for it. it has outperfomed every other oil in

Thin film oxygen uptake
high temp/high shear
NOACK volatility
pour point
total base number
four ball wear

its not snake oil, and it IS a better oil. if the facts dont prove it dont know what will...
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