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Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat #4690009
03/09/18 08:44 PM
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malibuguy79 Offline OP
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Been running Amsoil SS 0-20 and filter on my Yaris since 1500miles. First OC at 1500, next at 7500, then at 15k and ever since then 15k intervals. I am almost at my 140k for my next OC and thinking of switching to stuff I can get at a Walmart.

I am thinking of Pennzoil UP (not because of the banner up top) and the Fram UG. I figure maybe at 10k due a UOA just to see how things look and then extend from there. I did 15k on the Yaris because it was easy to add up. Blackstone had recomended going to 18k on my Amsoil but its a weird number to remember my intervals.

I used to drive 110 miles day 6 days a week. Now I do alot more local driving now (typically 20-30miles) with occasional 100 mile jaunts to my side job.


Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690018
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Alternatively, you could get a UOA of the Amsoil SS at 15k and extend IT from there.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690034
03/09/18 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: malibuguy79
Blackstone had recomended going to 18k on my Amsoil but its a weird number to remember my intervals.


It sounds like he did.


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Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690038
03/09/18 09:22 PM
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malibuguy79 Offline OP
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Im not opposed to either. I will take that into consideration. Id prefer to buy USA when availible


Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690057
03/09/18 09:48 PM
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So._.Use Redline oil


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
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Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690058
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
I would bet PUP and a FU filter would be down for 15k easy on a Yaris.

Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690069
03/09/18 10:11 PM
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Marco620 Offline
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Probably if driving conditions were right. A good air cleaner is first priority. I use a injen nano filter wrapped in 2 layer pantyhose and a AEM prefilter


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
Son of a Navy Corpsman. Support veterans!


Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690071
03/09/18 10:13 PM
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Pennzoil is American. Based in Houston Texas and hires American workers. Same as Toyota. So even if its truly not"American" it still gives employment for Americans.

Last edited by Marco620; 03/09/18 10:14 PM.

15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
Son of a Navy Corpsman. Support veterans!


Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690082
03/09/18 10:33 PM
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lots of miles but longer trips are easy on any oil. with many fake synthetics @ about $5 a qt that should work for you. i like mobil I extended performance said to have some PAO in it.

Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690090
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Mobil 1 0w20EP with an FU filter. The only difference you will notice over Amsoil is a lighter wallet.


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 12k, Rotella 15w40 Yamaha Filter.
Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690115
03/09/18 11:18 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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I drive about 21 miles each way to work about 22 days a month and a 200-mile round trip twice a month. My last UOA on PUP [email protected] showed just a little thickening ([email protected]) but TBN was still 2.9, with zero makeup oil. Iíd go 15k and not even UOA it. Iím so happy with PUP in my application, Iíve got another 150k worth of it sitting on the shelf smile

Add: I have run FU, MicroGreen, Amsoil, and Napa Platinum filters. No statistically significant change in UOAs over the past 100k, all on Pennzoil synthetics. Iron is at 1ppm/1k miles over the past 100k. Thats pretty solid in my book!

Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690174
03/10/18 04:14 AM
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As an old time user of Amsoil products I feel their advantage is long gone now. There was a time when they had a clear edge over the regular oils you could buy. Now they do not.


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Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690189
03/10/18 05:16 AM
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Donald Offline
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There are other oils as good as Amsoil at Walmart. Forget the Blackstone comments on your UOA. NAPA UOA kits are better and less $$. (I still buy Amsoil ATF and gear oils, so not a Amsoil basher).


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690223
03/10/18 06:38 AM
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I recently did this. Itís not that I donít think Amsoil isnít a great, if not the ďbestĒ oil, itís just that the edge isnít what it used to be and certainly no longer justifies the price premium.

Re: Thinking of weaning off the Amsoil teat [Re: malibuguy79] #4690226
03/10/18 06:41 AM
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Depends how you use the car and where you live. For me Amsoil is better then anyting i have used in the past but i live near artic cirkle. Before when i used other brand i did have problems with the crank case ventilation but with Amsoil noting! So i did stay with Amsoil.
And amsoil is cheap for a pao oil.
Amsoil Motul and Redline are outstanding oils.

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