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#728374 - 10/29/05 10:27 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
LarryL Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 1910
Loc: Vista, CA
So, did VW get burned by owners putting the wrong oil in the crankcase? You don't think that dealers were using cheap oil do you.....naw. The dealer knows everything about oil.....don't they? Maybe VW is trying to protect themselves from the dealers and the owners that go somewhere else are just being caught in the middle.

I've heard statements from service managers that make me wonder what they know. And the oil they pour into your car may have more to do with cost to them then hitting the right specs. Or the choice could be based only on a preference expressed by someone in the dealership.

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#728375 - 10/29/05 11:05 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
I'm with LarryL there. I believe that the dealers are a bigger problem than the customers. The customers will likely go with the carmaker's recommendation, if they are fully informed, but the dealers just want to lower their overhead. For years, my Audi dealer tried to put 20W-50 dino in my Audi.


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Moribundman, since we live so close, we ought to meet up one of these days. [Wink]

Mike

Mike, what have you learned about meeting online aquaintances in real life? For all you know, I could be a 52 year old, sweaty psychopath who lives in a homemade bunker and sharpens his meat cleaver collection for hours every day, cackling madly through rotten teeth. [Wink]

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#728376 - 10/29/05 11:46 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18128
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
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Originally posted by moribundman:
I'm with LarryL there. I believe that the dealers are a bigger problem than the customers. The customers will likely go with the carmaker's recommendation, if they are fully informed, but the dealers just want to lower their overhead. For years, my Audi dealer tried to put 20W-50 dino in my Audi.


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Moribundman, since we live so close, we ought to meet up one of these days. [Wink]

Mike

Mike, what have you learned about meeting online aquaintances in real life? For all you know, I could be a 52 year old, sweaty psychopath who lives in a homemade bunker and sharpens his meat cleaver collection for hours every day, cackling madly through rotten teeth. [Wink]
I guess you didn't get the joke. [I dont know]

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#728377 - 10/30/05 03:30 AM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
LarryL Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Vista, CA
If you want the bitog dataing service to work you have to put more info in your profile.

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#728378 - 11/01/05 08:59 AM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
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I guess you didn't get the joke. [I dont know]
Michael, whoever made the joke shouldn't get into standup comedy and quit his day job - if he has one. Or maybe I'm just mentally retarded and don't get it. [Wink]

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#728379 - 11/01/05 04:56 AM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
Don Stefanik Offline


Registered: 12/09/03
Posts: 573
Loc: Forest On
Al's to cheap to pay the $500,000.00 licensing fee!!!!!!!!??????????
No....... I would say he is smart not to pay it!!!

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#728380 - 11/01/05 03:26 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 211
Loc: UK
Does the reformulation to 505.01 mean that the Amsoil will have to be a semi-synth? Just wondered if the upgrade will require a better carrier for the additive package:)

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#728381 - 11/08/05 08:55 AM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18128
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
"Michael, whoever made the joke shouldn't get into standup comedy and quit his day job - if he has one. Or maybe I'm just mentally retarded and don't get it."

I think you really took this the wrong way....I think the *wink* graemlin caused some of the misinterpretation.

My intent of that post, was the possibility of arranging, at some point in the future, perhaps a BITOG meet in the Bay Area. I meant to say it in a joking way...but I didn't think you understood that.

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#728382 - 11/08/05 09:26 AM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
*sigh* No, Michael, even though you think I didn't get it, it's you who failed to interpret my reply correctly. Let me say it clearly: I have no interest in meeting an online know-it-all, unless SHE is at least 18 years old and very, very hot. [Razz]

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#728383 - 11/08/05 11:32 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
Dad2leia Offline


Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Glenshaw, PA
Fight nice kids...Although I kind of have to agree with the 18 years old and very hot part... [Big Grin]

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#728384 - 11/18/05 07:45 PM Re: Amsoil 505.01 rating
deepsquat Offline


Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Tacoma ,WA
*sigh* No, Michael, even though you think I didn't get it, it's you who failed to interpret my reply correctly. Let me say it clearly: I have no interest in meeting an online know-it-all, unless SHE is at least 18 years old and very, very hot.

"NOW that's funny! ...I don't care who you are !"

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