Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 06:04:23 -0600
From: "maf" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

Roger, Have you ever seen any race cars that use Amsoil? Ever seen any that use Mobil 1? The decision is simple. "Roger Zoul" <> wrote in message > In my quest to find some information about Amsoil, I ran up on this from a > google search. > I'm not saying it scientific, but if you look at the source, it *might* be > that it can be considered "unbiased". > > Check out: > > > > and > > > > and be sure to note the website: > > > > which I find suprising. The first article mentions SAE rating. You might > want to read what they have to say (assuming the author is not an AMSOIL > rep -- I don't know). The second one has test results (I don't know if they > are real or not, but if anyone has better data, please pass it on) which > seem to indicate that AMSOIL is not really SCAMSOIL, but again, this could > be faked up data intended solely to promote a higher priced oil. > > I frankly don't know, but I just bought a new 2002 Camry SE and prior to > tonight, I was gungho on putting in Amsoil (which is why I am up at 3:30 am > writing this). > > If anybody has any info on some independent 3rd party data, please pass it > on. > > > > 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

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