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Desertbums

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2009 4:43:33 PM

I've used AMSOIL motor oil for about six years in my 2003 Elantra. Not sure if my gas millage is any better because I switched over when I got the car new. I get an average of 26.6 MPG. I have been thinking about using other products from AMSOIL, like the air cleaner, oil filter, and grease for the joints. AMSOIL has been around for a long time. Any thoughts?
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PapaHomer
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:24:24 AM

Yes. Been using Mobil 1. Costs a bit more, but I feel like I have slightly better mileage... Mostly I don't feel like I have to replace it quite as often. Even though many manufacturers say 4 or 5K now, I don't quite trust conventional oils that long.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:13:55 AM

Never...............
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:47:19 AM

Pennzoil Ultra
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:26:57 AM

Yes, Mobil1 in my vehicles.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:11:26 AM

(Y)
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goldmonk
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:39:31 AM

Yes.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 4:18:09 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 3:23:43 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 12:39:42 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:52:25 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:33:44 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:13:42 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 5:58:21 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:36:01 PM

No.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:25:18 PM

Very few people use a true synthetic lubricant. Most oil marketers sell pretend "synthetics" made from mostly or entirely from Group III petroleum.

Some of the pretenders include products from Exxon/Mobil (Mobil 1), Castrol Syntec, and Pennzoil Platinum.

How do you know if the oil someone is trying to sell you is a pretender? Nowhere will you find a declarative statement that the oil is made entirely from Group IV or V lubricants. To obscure this fact, the advertising will be filled with hyperbole.

True synthetic lubricants do not have petroleum in them. Some examples are Synlube, Amsoil Signature and Redline.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:18:17 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:26:51 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:19:57 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 8:00:51 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 1:46:32 AM

Have used synthetic for many years.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 6:05:26 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 5:29:03 PM

Yes, Amsoil
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 4:52:05 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 2:16:51 PM

Yes, usually Quaker State or Castrol
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Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 12:05:21 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:50:46 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:37:41 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:33:58 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:32:04 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:20:38 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 1:15:04 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 9:08:44 AM

Nah
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 9:44:31 AM

Yes, in my daily drivers for extended oil change intervals.
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:39:51 AM

Not I
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:34:48 AM

yes Amsoil
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:29:57 AM

yes
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:17:03 AM

yes....all European cars require it. 2013 VW Jetta TDI Diesel
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:15:22 AM

Yes, Valvoline and my mileage increased about 5% over conventional oil.
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 11:38:24 PM

No.
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