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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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azcarnut
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:54:30 PM

Yes
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Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:45:07 AM

yes
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:25:16 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:59:08 PM

Yes
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 11:19:33 PM

"Synthetic" is not a performance specification. Superior motor oils can be manufactured by synthetic means but just because synthetic means was used is no assurance of a superior product.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 9:35:32 PM

Yes
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:50:46 PM

nope. I used regular non-synthetic for over 25yrs and 235K miles on my toyota before I junked it. I highly doubt synthetic would have made any difference other than denting my wallet more.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:11:14 AM

yes Amsoil
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:48:29 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:10:00 AM

always
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:21:22 AM

Just the recommended synthetic blend.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:53:14 AM

Not me
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:59:31 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 12:42:14 AM

synthetic blend.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 12:16:13 AM

Not I
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 12:11:02 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:43:24 PM

Been using synthetic for years, but never Amsoil.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:35:21 PM

Yes Amsoil
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:17:05 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:59:32 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:23:31 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:34:08 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 10:02:01 PM

Mobil One ESP in my VW diesel, Mobile One in the Benz and Castrol semi-synthetic in the Suburban
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 3:55:17 PM

yes amsoil
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 2:36:37 PM

Yes
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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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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:13:55 AM

Never...............
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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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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:39:31 AM

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

no
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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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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 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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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 2:53:38 PM

Yes
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