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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever use Amsoil

Has anyone ever used amsoil in their car?.
I'm considering using it just once for ****s and giggles. The only thing I'm contemplating is whether or not to do the amsoil engine flush which they recommend.
I don't think my car needs it honestly not to mention I have heard of engine flushes damaging seals. Has anybody used amsoil without doing the flush.
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Has anyone ever used amsoil in their car?.
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Nah, but there's several threads of guys who have, or have an opinion on it at least. Might be more gratifying checking those out instead of hanging around for everyone to weigh in again. FWIW any credible replies will need way way more background, condition and expectation than you've offered so far.

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I know people that use amsoil. they do say it does work good and no problems.
I use mobil 1 synthetic 5-30wt in my GM engines and no problems . dexos approved spec.
I do not use amsoil because it is a dealer thing so a PITA to get.

today costco has mobil 1 on sale $27 for a 6 pack . going to get 2. so it is cheaper.

I never had to flush my engines with the synthetic oils. I do however my own oil changes and allow 1hr for all the oil to drain with the engine hot. I replace the oil on impala with less than 5K miles.. and use the synthetic oil filters like the wix XP type.

marvel mystery oil works to loosen up the sludge if you use a conventional oil .. I have used it to clean up the engine 500 miles before oil changes in the past when I had my GM sedan 1983-2000, 380K miles when I sold it.conventional oil castrol 5-30wt.

MMO you use 5-6 OZ only in the engine oil .. that is all you need .. it will work but slowly and no seals damage...
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I'm running 10-30 amsoil in my car now. No leaks and no issues and I didn't flush sh*t...

Mobil 1 is much cheaper and works great also.

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Thanks for input I have used Mobil 1 as well as Pennzoil synthetic, my car seems to run better on Pennzoil. Just thinking about using amsoil
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Thanks for input I have used Mobil 1 as well as Pennzoil synthetic, my car seems to run better on Pennzoil. Just thinking about using amsoil
the only difference will be the cost ..

I was gone for a 6 weeks to the warm south.. came home . put battery back in Impala started right up engine smooth no noises... temp was 20 deg F.
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I use Amsoil products on all my vehicles. No problems noted so far. GMC Truck has 175kmiles. Dodge truck has 230kmiles. Taurus SHO has 180kmiles. Impala is about to get a new motor and will be using Amsoil.
I follow their change schedule of 1 year or 15k miles(depending on the filter)

The motor on my SHO was completely clean when I opened the valve covers to perform the 60k and 120k maintenance as well as the rod bearing change at 150kmiles. The oil pan was clean.

The motor in my Impala was completely clean on the inside. No sludge. I have included a photo of head with the valve cover removed at 92k miles.

The same for the GMC when I replaced the intake manifold gasket. No sludge.

The Dodge truck was clean under the valve cover. No sludge.

I am an Amsoil dealer and can provide you a better deal on products.

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Schaeffers is also really good stuff, has MoS2 in it, which when I added some from Liqui Moly into my Buick, quieted down my lifters and rockers a good bit. Used to be rattley, now it just spins like a dream! My base oil is the Costco chevron supreme 10w-30. I just pulled valve covers last weekend to reseal them and they were CLEAN.

I am planning on using Schaeffers in my car starting next oil change. I run schaeffers in my Cummins, thats where my experience comes from. Havent had a chance to do a UOA, but many people have and the numbers usually come in VERY low.

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Never saw a need to justify the added expense of the motor oil with my change frequency. I did use their transmission fluid in my GTO and I believe gear oil for the rear end and had no complaints.
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IDK if amsoil has a higher zinc content in it vs standard brand oils. Kendal does and is not recommended for vehicles using CATS as it states on its label. Check what Amsoil says in that regard.

IMHO and name brand oil is sufficient for these motors..

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