Date: 12 Jun 1999 02:57:05 GMT
From: saab85900nopsamcom (Saab85900)
Subject: Re: Engine Oil


Robert L. Davis wrote: >testing in evidence? >You can't necessarily believe everything each manufacturer claims, >otherwise we'd be using half the oils on the shelf, thinking each is the >best for the given application. All I as a consumer can do is sift through >the dearth of information available and try to make a rational choice. It >ain't easy. About all you have to go on is what the manufacturer does label. Much of the rest in the ads is merely hype. AMSOIL and Mobil 1 have both been proven to outperform the other oils in extensive fleet testing over the past 20-25 years. There is little difference between major brands of non-synthetics these days. There is much more difference between brands of synthetics. All (that I know of) will outperform the non-synthetics. The degree of outperformance varies wildly. I have some comparative data on some synthetics (taken from the manufacturers of the oils) which I could send, if you'll e-mail a postal address. Dick in Falls Church Using and selling AMSOIL (First in Synthetics) over 21 years

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