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Lucas vs amsoil

I switched to royal purple oil the last oil change spurr of the moment thing shouldve researched a little more, wanting to go amsoil or lucas next time hope nothings wrong with running royal purple 1 time. Anyways my buddy is a lucas dealer so it would be easier to get than amsoil but seems like alot of you guys perfer ams which one should I do is lucas going to be sufficient or as good as ams. Can someone give me a price quote on 4 gals of ams.
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Get the Amsoil its a much better product than the Lucas stuff

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I use lucas and havent had any issues..I think it is prefference..

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never used lucas but after switching from rotella to amsoil i'll never try anything else...no need to. 5w-40 in cold weather is awsome. starts down to -10 with no block heater. here in chicagoland its nice to push the remote start button and not worry about it
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Not sure if Lucas plans on "meeting" or "exceeding" CJ-4 API classifications or not. Right now they are still showing CI-4. Not that CJ-4 is better because its not. Still...many are going to "need" CJ-4.

Anyhow...when I look at Lucas...I don't have any problems understanding why their prices are so high. They've got about 15 race cars to sponser and a new Indianapolis Colts stadium to build. Their price for a gallon of 15W40 is unreal at my local Napa. Further...their pour point is only -15. Delo or Rotella is listed in the -30's. It would be rare for me to see -30. But I've seen -10 many many times.

I've used Amsoil gear lubes many times. I like their products and would trust their engine oils. But the Lucas products just rub me wrong when I look at their site and their prices for what it is.

Is Lucas High TBN 15W40 Magnum even a synthetic base?
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I've never read any comparison test concerning these two brands of oil. However, Lucas, Amsoil, Schaefer, and Royal Purple are all quality manufacturers. I'd guess that it's all preference.

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So is ams cheaper than $28 a gal.
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I love my amsoil! My tuck runs smoother, starts easier, and no white smoke on a cold start.

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So is ams cheaper than $28 a gal.
Go to Amsoil site and you will see 5 gals. (2 2.5 gal jugs) 15/40 cost $127.00 or $13.00 cheaper.

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Whats the best oil filter to use right now i use motorcraft.
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