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Is Amsoil really worth the price?

Is amsoil really worth $115 to replace my oil?? Does it last longer than 5K miles? whats the big deal with it? How can i get my oil change to a 15K interval? I heard somethin bout the Amsoil bypass filter?

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$322 for the bypass
is that worth it? whats the benefits?

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if you run a bypass it will prolong the oil changes.... if you switch over i would get the oil tested every 5-7k to make sure its still good to run...

and yes IMO its worth it

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Its debatable really. I run Amsoil in both sumps and royal p in the rear diff. But just because your running synethic doesn't mean you can change it every 50k or whatever they are claiming. An oil bypass will deff, help ya in the long run I keep meaning to do one but im lazy so i haven't.
I change oil about every 7k or so.
The argument is that if your changing oil that often with synethic why are you wasteing money with Rotella is a lot cheaper and can do every 5k. Well because I wanna and i can. Also look in flushing it out before adding the synethic so its not conventional and synethic oil in there. and don't alternate keep synethic or conventional unless you wanna flush it out every time.

EDIT: If you yahoo/google oil anaylsis Pheonix, AZ a company will come up and they will send you a testing package for free then you mail it back and they process it and then charge you $22 I think.

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I wonder if anyone has done a cost benefit check and seen what the overall cost is between regular 5k oil and filter changes vs oil bypass system. I would want to know how much the oil analysis cost (22 bucks as suggested above), how often must it be done, what does the bypass filter cost, how often must it be done, how much oil is lost when that inevitable filter change is performed...
I love the idea of the bypass system, but don't want to be gold plating an anvil, if you know what I mean.

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so far, it looks like ima go with rotella, unless i can get the Amsoil for the price of rotealla. should i still stay with the 5K mi intervals? or could i bump it up to 7K? i do ALL city driving.

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I use amsoil in all my rigs, encluding lawn mower, generator, etc. In my truck I'll change the oil filter every 10K and add more oil and I do a complete oil change once a year. I too have thought of cost differances, but I'm lazy. I have 4 rigs and a few gas tools and changing oil all the time sucks. In 15 years of useing Amsoil I have only had 1 used rig the had a oil leak.

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i just simply dont have the money to drop like $500 on every oil change...
if it comes down to it, id rather spend $1500 for a 12V conversion, then extend the 7.s life a couple a years

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ben using Amsoil for over 25 years. Got 50K hrs on 2 engines, 1000hr oil changes. I run it in everything, and that's the only thing I run. Engines are always clean as new inside.

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It all depends on the oil. There are stories (whether true or not) of guys going 100k miles on the same oil. On one of the bypass filter websites there is a analysis done on some city buses and they recorded a lot of info. I remember it being very long and boring so I just skipped to the end but now I can't remember if they justified the added expense or not.

I plan to do a bypass system in the future just to lazy to install it in this TX heat.

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