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    Default AMSOIL - love it or leave it?

    At 27K I decided to put Amsoil in my '07 Tahoe 2WD 2L and wonder if anyone out there has had positive long term experiences with this synthetic? Have you gained HP? Increased gas mileage? Faster off the line? Less engine wear? Or is this stuff just like the rest of the goo - to become just high priced sludge?

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    I love Amsoil that is all I run with


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    I know of two guys who have it in their Tahoe's and don't have any complaints. One for sure that I know of gained MPG. I have it in my entire power train and fuel system on my Dmax. Runs smoother, idles better, tranny is cooler when towing and I gained fuel economy.

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    Amsoil is an excellent synthetic oil and your engine will thank you for using it...HOWEVER.....

    Amsoil is NO BETTER than most of the name brand oil companies oils AS LONG AS you change your oil and filter on a regular basis! Regardless of what any company tells you, as long as you use the right viscocity of a name brand company's full synthetic oil you will not see any difference in engine wear and performance through the average life of your vehicle!

    Where I work, we do a fair amount of oil analysis in our engines in some pretty extreme conditions. However, I am not an expert oil anaylists by no stretch of the imagination. so, use what gives you the "warm and fuzzy'!

    FWIW, I use Mobile1 5W30 Full Synthetic. Much easier to find than Amsoil! And a little less expensive!
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    when it comes to conventinal oils they all come from the same damn hole in the ground, however some synthetic's being man made have different chemical make-ups so from brand to brand there will be a differance, however they all do the exact same thing, proved cooling and lubrication to the engine as well as a mode of transport for all the nasties in the engine.

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    I have to agree with Viper. Even in synthetics, they are not ALL the same. There are different groups of base stocks 1-4, with 4 being the best. AMSOIL and I believe Moble 1 use on group 4 base stocks. Top that off with available additives and you will see they are not all the same. According to independent evaluations, AMSOIL10W-30 was the best among many oils folks see at their local stores these days. See for yourself, here is the Comparison Study from the AMSOIL website.

    As for availability in your local area, AMSOIL has a dealer search tool on their site and when you throw in their preferred customer or commercial account programs everything is at wholesale so it is well worth the money in my opinion.

    Just my two cents. Happy Holidays!
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    Willie
    2006 2500, LLY, CCSB, LT3, Edge Evo Level 3
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    Amsoil is a premium product with great results. I have experience using it in the motorcycle world. Has always been a solid lubricant for its time. Royal Purple seems to be taken the spotlight. Amsoil is time proven to be dependable. SO many choices, scheduled maintinence is the key

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    Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you buy Amsoil in any significant quantities, it is to your benefit to become a preferred customer, and you can then buy from Amsoil directly at wholesale prices, which is about 20-25% off retail. It makes it all so much more reasonable. It is around $20 per year.

    I have had good luck with their oil and filters, and use their bypass setup on my Diesel Sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimsdale View Post
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you buy Amsoil in any significant quantities, it is to your benefit to become a preferred customer, and you can then buy from Amsoil directly at wholesale prices, which is about 20-25% off retail. It makes it all so much more reasonable. It is around $20 per year.

    I have had good luck with their oil and filters, and use their bypass setup on my Diesel Sub.
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    I would like to try amsoil, sounds like its a good product.
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