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Old 08-31-2007, 03:32 PM
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I've been thinking of getting into this AmsOil thing and, after speaking to a dealer, started to second guess this choice. He has told me that once you go to AmsOil, you can't go back to anything else or you'll spin your bearings out. Is this true? He also said that you will need a bypass filter. If anyone could shead some light on this for me that would be great. I understand that you don't have to change your fluids as much...about 20,000 miles and change filters every 5K. Thanks guys
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:58 PM
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No, you will not spin your bearings out if you change, also, you do not need a bypass filter. It would be a good idea to get one, to make your oil last longer between oil changes. but you could also get one from FAAS, the type doesn't matter. Amsoil has a good one. and I have heard good things from FAAS as well. Amsoil is an excellent product, I use it and it works extremely well. I have the bypass, but have yet to install it. Any fears that you have about Amsoil you can put behind you. it is better for your engine, it lasts longer between changes, even without the bypass.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:59 PM
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Both sound like misguided information. We have a few Amsoil dealers on here that'll chime in.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:04 PM
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Just don't want to have to carry a full change of oil, oil lines/hoses, and filters should something happen if I breakdown. I'd like to be able to get some oil from wallyworld or a truckstop if I need it in a pinch. Can you mix this stuff with other oils?
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:10 PM
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Even if you change the engine oil to Amsoil now, unless you drain out the HPOP and all that, you'll still have whatever is in there now diluting with the Amsoil change until a few oil changes afterwards, then you'll truely be synthetic

I like Amsoil, they offer a great line of products from motor oils, gear lubes, trans fluid, greases, etc. etc.
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I concur with Dave, I am on my way to becoming a dealer, have been a preferred customer for about a year now.

You can mix them, especially in a pinch yes, I keep about 2-3 quarts on hand at all times in my tool box. (does anyone not have one in their truck? Maybe it's a military thing). Anyway, the bypass is your choice and if you don't want it then that is again, your choice, the equipment that comes with the bypass is all high quality. (it is going on a heavy duty truck after all) The oil is the best IMHO. You really have no fears with this product. I also, made the switch with the differential as well. Trans is next.
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That is completley untrue. He is either misinformed or ...well you can figure it out. Synthetic and regular oils are compatible. You can mix them. It will not hurt a thing, as long as they are the same weights, ie 10w40 with 10w40. If you could not mix them they would not make synthetic blends. You can switch back and forth between the two, and rest assured no damage will occur to your motor by switching from one to the other with like weight oils.
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dercody you still in red horse?
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