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#4579026 - 11/19/17 02:17 PM Inside Amsoil
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Just for something to watch on a Sunday afternoon...

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#4579042 - 11/19/17 02:27 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Just saw this video last night. It is encouraging that they have an engine lab as part of their R&D capabilities. Many folks, including myself, have always thought of Amsoil as a “two guys in a shed” type blending operation. Amsoil has really come a long way since the 70s. I still think the company would go a lot further if they got rid of their dated MLM distribution practice.
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#4579053 - 11/19/17 02:38 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: The Critic]
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Just saw this video last night. It is encouraging that they have an engine lab as part of their R&D capabilities. Many folks, including myself, have always thought of Amsoil as a “two guys in a shed” type blending operation. Amsoil has really come a long way since the 70s. I still think the company would go a lot further if they got rid of their dated MLM distribution practice.


It seems to be working for them. Also I would say that their quality my be first rate if they are able to sell the volumes they do exclusively through the MLM model because most MLM type businesses don't last long if their products are inferior.

That said I have UOA's and long living engines that consume/leak no oil after piles of miles to prove that it works. Plus it's about the same price as off the shelf synthetics here with the Preferred customer and points programs they offer and it gets shipped to my door. I use it in my engine, trans, power steering, brake system and all my yard equipment.

The real test will be when I convert to the Bypass filtration system shortly and push the heck out of an OCI. I'm excited to see those results.


Edited by StevieC (11/19/17 02:40 PM)
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#4579061 - 11/19/17 02:50 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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I found it a bit humourous - earlier in the video, when talking about conventional vs. synthtic oil, the Amsoil guy says conventonal oils are just 'lightly refined'...making it sound like they just filter crude and stick it in a bottle!

I'm sure the maker of a conventional SN/GF oil would be thrilled to hear that!
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#4579067 - 11/19/17 02:56 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: addyguy]
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Originally Posted By: addyguy
I found it a bit humourous - earlier in the video, when talking about conventional vs. synthtic oil, the Amsoil guy says conventonal oils are just 'lightly refined'...making it sound like they just filter crude and stick it in a bottle!

I'm sure the maker of a conventional SN/GF oil would be thrilled to hear that!


Yeah like Castrol winning their argument in court over highly refined Grp III being "Synthetic"
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#4579071 - 11/19/17 03:00 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Their logo says "1st in Synthetics" - I always thought Mobil 1 was the first synthetic oil.

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#4579093 - 11/19/17 03:15 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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They developed them for Aircraft use initially because of the extremely low temperature requirements encountered at 60,000ft where air temperatures can be -60 celcius. That is how they got started, then in 1972 came out with a synthetic motor oil for passenger car use. thumbsup


Edited by StevieC (11/19/17 03:20 PM)
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#4579095 - 11/19/17 03:17 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Do you work for Amsoil Steve?
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#4579096 - 11/19/17 03:18 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Nope just passionate about the great products that have been super good to me. I read a lot and thus have a lot of information on the company is all. grin2


Edited by StevieC (11/19/17 03:19 PM)
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#4579105 - 11/19/17 03:23 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Nope just passionate about the great products that have been super good to me. I read a lot and thus have a lot of information on the company is all. grin2




All good then.
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#4579111 - 11/19/17 03:26 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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In the video, they failed to make the distinction between GroupIII synthetic base oils and the PAO ones. GroupIII is refined from crude (or natural gas derived). PAO is more like the "built" molecules they described, but Amsoil isn't all PAO.

Wondering if Amsoil's market share is falling. A lot of competition, many synth oils out there at bargain prices compared to Amsoil.

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#4579112 - 11/19/17 03:26 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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There also other members of BITOG that have met me in real life that can vouch for me if there are doubts... Coffee2


Edited by StevieC (11/19/17 03:27 PM)
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#4579128 - 11/19/17 03:41 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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i would use there products if they where available via a retail store like walmart.
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#4579135 - 11/19/17 03:47 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Apparently they are available in retail stores in the U.S. just not Walmart from talking with people here on BITOG. In Canada they are in some retail stores but mostly Mom/Pop parts stores.
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#4579138 - 11/19/17 03:50 PM Re: Inside Amsoil [Re: StevieC]
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Especially with Mobil coming out with "Extended Protection" motor oils and now their Annual Protection (20k miles), this would seem to make it rough for Amsoil.
I guess you just have to believe in Amsoil. No dexos1 certifications, so we go on faith.... yep

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