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Old July 4th, 2005, 12:14 AM
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Amsoil vs other synthetics

What's the difference, besides price?
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They are basically all the same. I use to sell Amsoil & I have tried about every synthetic made, there is no difference that you would notice. I would guess that if you went 25000 or 50000 miles between an oil change you would probably do better with Amsoil or Royal Purple but that is only a guess!
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Old July 4th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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I agree with Dave. My opinion about Amsoil (and what I use, Mobile 1) is that, well, you really can't get much better but there are much worse. I feel if I "pamper" my D90, it will like me more and won't hurt me as much, at least emotionally. My strategy has not worked too good yet, so I am now adding 1 shot of tequila to the gas tank to try and "limber" things up and remove some of the inhibitions. Maybe a nice rub down after a trail run, I don't know.

Some times I feel that I am no longer in the tree of trust with my 90.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Ken do you even need to change the oil? What do you drive it once a year? (I shouldn't be speaking mine is "parked" right now)
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so I am now adding 1 shot of tequila to the gas tank to try and "limber" things up and remove some of the inhibitions. Maybe a nice rub down after a trail run, I don't know.

Some times I feel that I am no longer in the tree of trust with my 90.

Any luck yet? are there laws about a drunk truck???
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Chris, Another approach you might try would be to fill 'er with a few quarts of real fine Amsoil so she thinks you got class. Then, keep her topped off with cheap synth. She'll never know the difference because she'll be so lubed up from the Amsoil. Save the tequila for yourself because if things don't go so well and she turns on you and starts spitting and smoking, at least you'll have something to take the edge off. You've heard the ol' saying about riding trails (and nites at the bar), "I've never taken a beat up truck home with me, but I HAVE woken up with a few".

And Mike, I am just thinking ahead about 4 years when I hit 3k on this oil change. BTW, I'm going to the shop tomorrow to fix that final brake rotor...
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thanks for the good laugh, ken
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