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Amsoil Oil Worth the Money

Im about to be due for an oil change and im thinking about switching to Amsoil oil. I have made some calls to customer service and asked questions but now i want yalls input on this stuff. Is it worth the hype? Can you really go 10,000 miles on it? My truck has 120,000 miles on it and its been on Rotella 15w-40 with Wix filters and im wanting to change it to Amsoil oil and filter. Will there be anything special i need to do to swap it over? Anythink like an engine flush or can i just drop the oil and filter and refill it and put a new filter on it?

I want any/all input you have, good or bad. I need to know before i buy it this week.

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No..just dump it in, yes its worth the hype! lol

Most guys will say you need to do a top end oil change blah blah blah, you dont, change your oil like normal, they next oil change it will almost 100% be out, i run 8000-12000 kms an oil change.. oils still nice and clear with a minor dark tinge to it!

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how many miles is that??

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I can tell you one thing's for sure..............all the folks running Amsoil will swear by it...............others...... Meh!

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not for me, i dont buy into the hype, oil is oil. doesnt matter if it has been engineered by rocket scientists...conventional oil (rotella, or motorcraft) every 3k for heavy duty every 5k for the average joe.

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I can tell you one thing's for sure..............all the folks running Amsoil will swear by it...............others...... Meh!
ive noticed that for sure... The ones that are running it, have it in EVERYTHING they own and absolutely love it.

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when my motor grenades on me because im not running amsoil.. ill let you guys no!

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Amsoil is good stuff, and oil is not oil. It all has to do with the AddPac (additive package). Just like gasoline, it's all cracked down through the same process to get the base stock, then the blendinf takes place, Amsoil uses a grade four base stock I believe where most others use a grade three, this means that their starting point is already at a higher grade then most. I run our (BG) Syn Blend 15w40 CJ-4 and run it about 8,000 miles with mostly highway driving.

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Is it worth the hype? Can you really go 10,000 miles on it?
No. And no. Oil reports don't lie. These motors shear oil when you run extended drain intervals.

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I thought amsoil was the only grade 5, while royal purple is 4 and the rest "full synthetics" were 3?

I dunno.

I ran it in my ranger and loved the stuff. As for this truck, I use valvoline extreme blue in the engine and amsoil in everything else.
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