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I posted this in the other thread about Mobil 1 being discontinued, but wanted to but it here too in case others were tired of reading that. :)

Does anyone know anything about AMSoil? They have some impressive claims and a synthetic 5w-20.

http://www.amsoil.com/
 

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I installed Amsoil Series 2000 (rated 36000) 0-30w and Amsoil filter in my 2000 Insight 5-speed at 74000 miles. Now at 102,000 with filter change intervals at 12000.
I have ran Amsoil 5-30 (rated 24000) in my 01 Nissan Frontier (88000 miles) and 00 Nissan Maxima (103000) for 12000 filter & 24000 mile oil and filter changes with no ill effects. Still no oil leaks or usage.
 

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Amsoil is a major name in oil now and is not a fly by night company. Many people who race their cars also use it. I would suggest though if you go for extended oil change periods you change out your oil filter sooner. Remember it's a small filter and can't hold much junk.
 

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A friend of mine is an Amsoil dealer and is in Wisconsin this week for the yearly conference/training. I talked to him earlier today and asked him to check on progress of synlube for the manual transmission on the Insight and Civic.

I have taken oil samples at each filter change will take one at the oil change. I will post the analysis when it is complete.
 

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Likewise I have a neighbor who supplies me with Amsoil. I was able to achieve several 100+ MPG round trips with series 2000 0W30 oil while preparing for the Tour de Sol.
 

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AMSoil 0w-30 vs. Mobil 1 0w-30?

So would some posit that AMSoil would be better than Mobil 1 for a given weight?

I'm also confused by the many product lines AMSoil offers and wondered how to choose among them. Don't they have a couple synthetics?

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Amsoil and Redline are both great products. However, if you are going to use them it requires planning ahead as they are harder to find and usually require purchasing from a distributor. The good think about Mobil 1 is you can pick it up anytime at your local Wal-Mart or Auto parts store.
 

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O.K. I know this is an Amsoil site.
http://www.amsoil.com/performancetests/g1971/index.aspx
I do not sell or have personal interest in the Amsoil business, but I do have a friend that is a dealer.
There are going to be some new lubes released in June. He thinks one of them will be a lube for the hybrid manual transmission.
 
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