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Old 01-08-2008, 12:16 PM
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to AMSOIL or not to AMSOIL....help fast

welp...time for an old change again. Debating on getting AMSOIL since it promises longer change intervals and blah blah blah.....I dont run my truck hard, rarely tow, and get on it every now and then just to keep things going

Their website says to use OEM intervals with a programmer, exhaust,....
I got an exhaust and AFE stage 1, just ordered an SCT today with ID tunes.......SOOOOO anyone say yay or nay to amsoil with that setup....worth it or not??? For the oil, oil filter, and fuel filter kit(cause why not while I'm at it)....would be $217 to my door. prolly $50-70 more expensive than if I take my truck to the dealer today and get the oil change ($100-110) and buy the fuel filter kit elsewhere and put em in myself.

Plus, theres a local shop that is AMSOIL friendly and agreed to do the labor and recycling if I provide the oil and filter....$10. I figured that wasn't too bad.

Its 2:15, takes me an hour to get home, and I got at least an hour left here til I leave. When I get home I gotta decide to order that up or go to the dealer for an oil change.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:34 PM
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:41 PM
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If you use the Ea filters with amsoil your supposed to be able to extend the drain. The best advice I can give you is to sample at 5000 miles have it analyzed to see if your still good to go for more miles. Cost about 22.50 from here Blackstone Laboratories You could always buy the single bypass filter that amsoil sells that will give you extended drains.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:15 PM
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I'll look into that bypass filter and see what thats about.
I was planning on using AMSOIL oil (sounds redundant when you say that!), oil filters, and fuel filters.....and now maybe a oil bypass filter! haha

And I said I was done buying stuff for my truck....I'm gonna look at this as tho it doesn't count! haha
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:04 PM
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placed my order for the highest recommended synthetic amsoil oil (still doesn't sound right oil and oil that close!), oil filter, fuel filter kit, several diesel additive bottles, several cetane boost bottles, engine cleaner (add and idle right before the oil change to clean before putting new oil in, $4 so worth a shot), and a 1 year preferred customer account ($20)

with the preferred customer deal it was $245 shipped for all that, when it was $217 shipped with no engine cleaner, additive, or cetane boost.

I'll be skeptic til I send off a few of those oil samples and get good results back. With all the miles I drive each week, this could really save me a good amount of time with constant oil changes and some money as long as I can get at least 15,000 miles....any less than 10,000 miles before I need an oil change and it wont be worth it for me.

I'm eager to find out how good this stuff is.....and I'm gonna look into that bypass filter a lil more. I may end up picking one up, but it wasn't in the recommended stuff when I looked my truck up by the year, make, model,....
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