Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 01:01:05 -0500
From: "David Algie" <acalpnopsamst.net>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?


If you kids aren't going to play nice, I'm going to have to seperate you! MAF wrote in message ... >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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