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Old 10-22-2019, 05:25 PM
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Using it in my 3208 cat seems to have less emissions and noise anyone care to share opinions
Old 10-22-2019, 05:30 PM
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So,how much does an Amsoil change cost as compared to Rotella T Full synthetic at $19 a gallon?
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With a $20 preferred cust account a 2.5 gal jugs 65 plus shipping.looks like about the same as any quality synthetic I can buy locally.
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Rotella is good stuff. I use the synthetic in most my engines that they make a viscosity for. Amsoil is REALLY good stuff and quite different from other synthetics. Not just the additives, but the base stock also. The only things close to Amsoil are Redline and Motul. I think the question is, does the difference between Amsoil and Rotella warrant the cost?
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if you're happy with it by all means stick with it.
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I bought a case once to run in my wife’s Lexus, didn’t notice a difference between it and mobil1. Went back to the Mobil1.
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Here we go, been a while since the amsoil debate.

Wait, I need a fresh bowl of popcorn
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"Seems" is very scientific.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:20 PM
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I have never heard one bad thing about Amsoil ever.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:00 PM
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Is real easy to say XX oil is beyond good enough but I have never heard anything objective about any of the boutique oils being better than more pedestrian swill
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Love the stuff, it is a little more $ but in the 20 yrs of using it worth every penny
Old 10-23-2019, 05:41 AM
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I used to use Amsoil's marine diesel for my diesel truck. Never had any issues with it.
I changed my differentials to an Amsoil synthetic and they immediately got noisy. Drained them and went with Mobil 1 syn. Nice and quiet.

A friend had the exact same experience with his differentials in his truck as well.

So, to make a long story short, no more Amsoil for me. Not buying their test method BS anymore. Plus the MLM always bothered me as well. Felt like I was buying Amway soap.
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I think people who praise Amsoil are typically people who are good about maintenance in general. If they weren't good about it, they probably wouldn't even know about Amsoil in the first place. So I think they'd have success with other brands as well. But I don't think Amsoil's specific blend is somehow more magical than everyone else's (which is the impression they try to give, obviously). I also don't like their marketing approach with YouTube videos made by some seemingly independent channel like "Synthetic Oil Protection", and touting lab results that come from Oil Analyzers Inc (which is their own lab that sits right next to their headquarters in WI).
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I used to work in the additive industry and these guys are pretty tight lipped about stuff. I do use their oil (truck) and I bought their marine grease for the first time this spring because it was on sale. Their grease is better than the lower tier stuff (lucas, WD40 brands), but not as good as what I normally use. IMO its worth the extra money, you dont always pay for what you get when it comes to these items, but in this case you do.
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I use it in my snowmobiles. No issues. Doesn’t smell as good as Klotz though.
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I don't think Amsoil will hurt anything....except yer wallet.
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Originally Posted by raptor660 View Post
Rotella is good stuff. I use the synthetic in most my engines that they make a viscosity for. Amsoil is REALLY good stuff and quite different from other synthetics. Not just the additives, but the base stock also. The only things close to Amsoil are Redline and Motul. I think the question is, does the difference between Amsoil and Rotella warrant the cost?
I use 5w40 T6 in every engine I own.
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I wonder if the proponents of Amsoil, Lucas, Royal Purple, Redline etc even realize these companies are blenders at most and dont actually manufacture anything? Is on the order of defending paying $20 for a Yamaha OEM oil filter vs $6 for a Wix or Purolator...the same guys that make stuff for the OEM's.

Rotella actually has some pedigree behind it and will serve you equally well in a 4 stroke OB, diesel, the wifes car or spinning a GSXR at 16K on the race track. A fool and his money.....
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I wonder if the proponents of Amsoil, Lucas, Royal Purple, Redline etc even realize these companies are blenders at most and dont actually manufacture anything? Is on the order of defending paying $20 for a Yamaha OEM oil filter vs $6 for a Wix or Purolator...the same guys that make stuff for the OEM's.

Rotella actually has some pedigree behind it and will serve you equally well in a 4 stroke OB, diesel, the wifes car or spinning a GSXR at 16K on the race track. A fool and his money.....
I have been to all the facilities that produce the brands you listed and more. No one makes their own aerosols, Just because it goes to a blender doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
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I have never seen an engine fail in normal use from the "wrong" oil
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