Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 15:51:37 -0500
From: "Fisbo" <fisbo911nopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?


I live in East TN, and as of today Wal-Mart dropped the price to $4.88 a quart. When it comes to oil I could care less what the oil maker claims, we all know that they are about as reliable as a politician. I base my determinations off of actual observations and experiences. We all know that Mobil 1 is one of the best oils on the market. I chose Amsoil from what I have seen in real life. I have seen numerous heating and a/c companies, hospitals, and other industries use the Amsoil XL7500 in various compressors. These compressors run at higher RPM's, generate more heat, and run constantly. The oil in these machines see more abuse than our cars or trucks ever will, and typically run the equivilant of 10's of thousands of miles between oil changes. I personally do not feel that running synthetic over conventional (assuming that regular change intervals are followed) will make a large difference in the life of our vehicles, but for my peice of mind it is well worth the extra $$$. "MAF" <mfeldmannopsamt.net> wrote in message news:KXAM7.640$302.213182nopsam.uswest.net... > Fisbo, > I never questioned your intelligence, just the accuracy of your statement. I > suggested that maybe you are not all that familiar with Mobil 1 and its > retail price at Wal-Mart. There are many Amsoil reps (and friends of Amsoil > reps) who spread misinformation in this and other newsgroups. I would really > like to know which Wal-Mart you got a price of $4.90 per US quart > (approximate location will suffice). > > "Fisbo" <fisbo911nopsamo.com> wrote in message > news:YUyM7.542351$Lg.22071785nopsamnn01.usenetserver.com... > > Dude, I posted my personal opinion, and to be honest I could care less if > > you live or die not to mention what oil you use. The prices at the > Wal-Mart > > you choose to frequent are not the same as they are everywhere else. I > > purchase my Amsoil for a local dealer, and yes it is $0.10 more expensive > > than Mobil 1 ($4.90 per US Quart at Wal-Mart for Mobil 1 and $5.00 per US > > Quart for Amsoil XL7500 via a local dealer). Since you chose to bring > > intelligence into the subject, you just showed a good indicator of yours > by > > flaming me. I posted my opinions and observations, nothing more. Either > > your intelligence is below average, or you are a extremely insecure > > individual. > > "MAF" <mfeldmannopsamt.net> wrote in message > > news:gTeL7.101$QY5.79036nopsam.uswest.net... > > > Here is my $.02: you can't even spell Mobil 1, much less figure out how > > much > > > it costs. Mobil 1 is about $4.10 per US quart at Wal-Mart, the world's > > > largest retailer. Several times a year, Wal-Mart sells Mobil 1 in > 5-quart > > > containers for $17.88 ($3.58 per quart). Per the Amsoil web site, their > > > synthetics costs from $5.20 - $8.10 per quart (depending on quality and > > > viscosity). > > > > > > > In my area Mobile 1 is about $0.10 cheaper than what Amsoil 7500 is. > I > > > > recently compared 3 2.7l engines, 1 running Amsoil, 1 running Mobile > 1, > > > and > > > > the 3rd running conventional Castrol. All 3 trucks were within 5k > miles > > > on > > > > the odometer and the oils had been used from the 1st oil change. When > > you > > > > looked at the cam through the oil fill cap, what little you could see, > > the > > > > Amsoil truck looked brand new (no build up at all). The mobile 1 > truck > > > was > > > > very close, and the one running conventional had a considerable amount > > of > > > > build up for around 50k miles. This is all the proof that I need > > > > personally. We could debate this till the end of time, and there > would > > be > > > > no winner. The fact is that there are thousands of Toyotas on the > road > > > with > > > > 300,000 - 400,000 miles, no major repairs, and that have ran > > conventional > > > > oils their entire life. I personally do not think that running Mobile > > 1, > > > > Amsoil, or any other synthetic oil is going to make a huge difference > in > > > the > > > > longevity of the vehicle. I fell that the most important thing is to > > make > > > > sure that the oil and filter are changed at regular and reasonable > > > intervals > > > > to prevent breakdown, and to get the dirt out. I personally run > Amsoil > > > for > > > > my peace of mind, and I go no longer than 5k miles without changing > the > > > oil > > > > and filter. I do not think that it make a hill of beans what kind of > > oil > > > or > > > > filter you use as long as it meets or exceeds the manufacturers > > > > reccomendations, and is changed when it is supposed to be. It's just > my > > > > .02. > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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