Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 03:10:17 -0400
From: "Roger Zoul" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

> > 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: ---------- Will AMSOIL Moto Oils void the warranty of a new vehicle? Absolutely not! Manufacturers' warranties are based upon the use of oils meeting specific API Service Classifications, for example, SJ/CF. (AMSOIL lubricants meet the current API Service requirements and, thus, are perfectly suited for use in any new vehicle without affecting the validity of the new vehicle warranty.) ----------- Is this wording intended to mislead? Thanks.

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