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Amsoil and Rev X Everything!

So I did some searches and didn't find much on the pro's and con's. In a nutshell, I want to swap every drop of lubricant to Amsoil and add some Rev X at the next oil change. About an hour on the Amsoil web site revealed the viscosity equivalents and quantities.

I plan to run some Seafoam through it about 100 miles before the oil change, flush the power steering, flush brake fluid, front and rear diff, tranny, and t-case.

Anyone out there done this yet?
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So I did some searches and didn't find much on the pro's and con's. In a nutshell, I want to swap every drop of lubricant to Amsoil and add some Rev X at the next oil change. About an hour on the Amsoil web site revealed the viscosity equivalents and quantities.

I plan to run some Seafoam through it about 100 miles before the oil change, flush the power steering, flush brake fluid, front and rear diff, tranny, and t-case.

Anyone out there done this yet?
DONT RUN SEAFOAM.

I can't remember why but I will be doing a search. Something to do with our injector system I think..

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if you don't have someone getting your amsoil for you let me know i offer at least a 10% discount for forum members. personally i tried the rev x and didn't notice a difference( wasn't having any issues though) i did notice a difference going to the synthetic oil over rotella t5 and rev x
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OMG...watch the fights break out to get this guys order filled.

I hate to tell you but there are better fluids out there than Amzoil...good luck with the work.


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heavy what do you use thats better. im not saying that there isnt something better out there that i havnt seen but i want to know what you use that is better.
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I run Amsoil in everything I own. I believe in the quality of their products. My father has ran them in his fleet of vehicles for years and they have always done very well. I am actually going out to do the first oil change on the Excursion and its getting Amsoil and RevX. I will be doing all the fluids eventually (Tranny fluid and new filters are in the garage), just need more time. I would be interested in seeing some data for a comparison of lubricants. Maybe I have been buffaloed.

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BobIsTheOilGuy.com has tons of evidence for any question you have about oils.

My personal recommendations are Mobil 1, Valvoline Extreme Blue or Rotella T-6. All have rated well with plenty of OAs on the above mentioned site, All my recommendations are easily found at auto parts stores and even Wal-Mart. Keep your oil changes to the factory intervals, keep your batteries in good shape and your injectors will be happy.


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Well I certainly wouldn't go as far as saying that Valvoline Extreme Blue or Rotella T6 are better than Amsoil and Mobile 1 is equivalent at best. The only superior product I can think of is Redline and IT IS EXPENSIVE. At least for regular oil changes. If I was switching away from Mercon LV for the trans I would use the redline D6 trans fluid without question over the Amsoil. More expensive than Amsoil but you only do it every 30k miles. I would probably be comfortable extending the interval with the Redline.

People like to hate on Amsoil but it is one of the best motor oils available. Now you can argue about whether it is worth the price difference over the Group III based products like Rotella T6 and Valvoline Extreme Blue but that is a different debate.

SOBX, forget about the Seafoam. As stated it isn't a good idea with our injectors. And if you are going to use Amsoil products, go to the website and get on the preferred customer program for $20/year. You'll save more than that on your 1st order.

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I run AMSOIL and have need very happy with it. I have heard good things about Scheaffers oil, from a friend that races, but I don't know much about it. It's expensive though.

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Woo Hoo! I ran the same setup in my jeep from day 1. I drove it home from the dealership with 30 miles on it and put it on jack stands. I have experience with Rotella and was happy, but I just like Amsoil and Wix.

BTW, Thanks for the warning about seafoam! What's the next best thing for a good detergent flush?
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