Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 07:08:56 -0400
From: "Roger Zoul" <rzoulnopsamouse.com>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils? update


> > > > > Your reasons for your reply would be nice to know, > > Daniel. > > > > Why do you not trust > > > > > Amsoil? Do you speak from experience? Genuinely > > interested > > > > not pulling your > > > > > plonker. > > > > > Cheers, Peter. > > > > > > > > > ================== > > > > I don't know about Daniel's reasons, but the biggest > > reason > > > > that I would avoid Amsoil is that I understand that it > > is > > > > not rated or certified by the American Petroleum > > Institute > > > > (API) or Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Your > > > > owner's manual specifies an API rating of something > like > > SE, > > > > SF, or SH and if the oil you put into the engine does > > not > > > > carry it, then you will have no warranty protection on > > your > > > > engine or components lubricated by the non-certified > > oil. > > > > Ray O > > > > > > > > > So, Ray, is there somewhere one can go to see these > > ratings, or lack > > > thereof, in the case of Amsoil? That would be helpful. > > Also, the Amsoil > > > website says this: > > ========================== > > I agree with Bruce Bergman and Ron (Fla)'s replies to your > > question. This is splitting hairs, but saying that > "AMSOIL > > lubricants meet the current API Service requirements" and > > saying that they are API certified (as required by the > > manufacturer's warranty) are not the same thing. I have > not > > looked specifically at the packaging on AMSOIL lubricants > > but if the package says "American Petroleum Institute > > Certified " AND has a circular mark that says "API SJ" > then > > you should be covered by the auto manufacturer and oil > > company's warranties if you follow whichever one requires > > more frequent oil and filter changes. If it does not say > > "American Petroleum Institute Certified " AND have a > > circular mark that says "API SJ" then you're only covered > by > > the oil company's warranty. > > Ray O > > > > ============== > I looked at API's web site and under their list of licensee, > and to AMSOIL's credit, some of their products are API > certified. > > BRAND NAME SAE VISCOSITY GRADE SERVICE CATEGORY > AMSOIL PCO 15W-40 SJ/CH-4 > AMSOIL XL-7500 10W-30 SJ/CF* > AMSOIL XL-7500 5W-30 SJ/CF* > > Of course, both the SAE viscosity and Grade Service Category > must meet the auto manufacturer's requirements. > Ray O Thanks, Ray! >

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