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Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:55:26 -0500
From: "Fisbo" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

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 $5.00 per US Quart for Amsoil XL7500 via a local dealer). Since you chose to bring intelligence into the subject, you just showed a good indicator of yours by flaming me. I posted my opinions and observations, nothing more. Either your intelligence is below average, or you are a extremely insecure individual. "MAF" <> wrote in message news:gTeL7.101$ > 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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