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Old 10-14-2011, 09:25 AM   #41
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Yes - they intentionally get the new oil free by returning their old in the new bottle and then some unknowing poor sap buys someones old oil and uses it cause it goes back on the shelf after they return it.
This begs the question "where did the OP get his Amsoil?" Direct from Amsoil or through an Amsoil dealer? I get mine direct but I'm sure there are some that buy it from Amsoil "dealers".


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Old 10-14-2011, 09:30 AM   #42
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5k so you wasting tons of money on this thing but thats the only way to not have sludge. I would rather use 0W-40 Mobil 1 and do 10K intervals. My Tdi lost 2 turbos due to oil sludge.
Not sure if they changed but oil intervals for my Tdi were at 15K thats what factory suggested. I did 5 K and still Castrol was sludging.
The original idiot maintainer countdown is set at 10k. I change it when it hits 5k then when it alerts. I sometimes don't get it right, miss by 500 or so miles, but close enough. For my wife that's two changes a year, so even at 35 a change, better then 5k for a new motor.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 09:38 AM   #44
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... The best oils imho are the 0w-30 Castrol syntech ( goodluck finding it, very hard ) and the new 5w-30 Pennzoil Ultra ( highest grade level oil on the market now..
I think you mean the Castrol 'green', the stuff that's made in Germany. AKA "german castrol" or simply CG.

I agree with Penn Ultra... the VOA's and UOA's on BITOG shows great stuff. And you can get it at WallyWorld in 5 quart jugs... how terrific is that? and to add to it's cred: in Europe it's marketed by Shell (Penn's parent company) as Shell Helix Ultra. It's factory fill in Ferrari's!

I think you'll also find Mobil1 EP is pretty good though. I look for stuff with a lot of TBN headroom since most any fully synthetic oil is pretty good otherwise. It's the additive package that determines OCI's and I want to go 10k/12 months without worries and no UOA's!
 
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Engine wear actually decreases as oil ages. This has also been substantiated in testing conducted by Ford Motor Co. and ConocoPhillips, and reported in SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-3119. What this means is that compulsive oil changers are actually causing more engine wear than the people who let their engine's oil get some age on it.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #46
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Red line or Valvoline maxlife.
http://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-10W30.../dp/B000T9QJ4I
 
Old 10-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #47
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VW's tend to be finicky about oil. My dad used to have a Passat (1.8t)...
It's because of the turbo's... temperatures in the turbo's bearings bloom when you turn the engine off (stopping the flow of cooling water) and the oil will start to sludge, reduce flow and then sludge worse until it starts to coke and then turbo death is inevitable.

VW now requires use of special oils: they have to meet VW 502 specification. If you don't have record of using it and changing it on interval you are very likely to find VW won't repair it under warranty. When I owned my Rabbit the only VW 502 oil I could easily find was M1 European Formula in 0W40.
 
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I think you mean the Castrol 'green', the stuff that's made in Germany. AKA "german castrol" or simply CG, and sometimes GC, on BITOG?? It used be the favorite; but increasingly impossible to find.

I agree with Penn Ultra... the VOA's on BITOG shows great stuff. And you can get it at WallyWorld in 5 gallon jugs... how terrific is that? and to add to it's cred: in Europe it's marketed by Shell (Penn's parent company) as Shell Helix Ultra. It's factory fill in Ferrari's!

I think you'll also find Mobil1 EP is pretty good though. I look for stuff with a lot of TBN headroom since most any fully synthetic oil is pretty good otherwise. It's the additive package that determines OCI's and I want to go 10k/12 months without worries and no UOA's!
You mean 5 quart jugs right?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #49
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Like someone stated, Mobil1 is not what it used to be years ago. Yes its a decent oil, but its basically namebrand

A decent oil? It is the factory fill choice of 40+ vehicles including all Porsches (since 1996), all Bentley vehicles, many Mercedes models, the Nissan GTR, Corvettes (since 1993), etc.

How many cars have Amsoil as factory fill? That's right: NONE!

It seems like any time an oil related thread is started it is only a matter of time until the Mobil 1 bashing begins. To each his own, but I believe if Mobil 1 was not what it use to be manufacturers of high-end, all-out performance cars would look elsewhere for their motor oil.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #50
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You mean 5 quart jugs right?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:19 AM   #51
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A decent oil? It is the factory fill choice of 40+ vehicles including all Porsches (since 1996), all Bentley vehicles, many Mercedes models, the Nissan GTR, Corvettes (since 1993), etc.

How many cars have Amsoil as factory fill? That's right: NONE!

It seems like any time an oil related thread is started it is only a matter of time until the Mobil 1 bashing begins. To each his own, but I believe if Mobil 1 was not what it use to be manufacturers of high-end, all-out performance cars would look elsewhere for their motor oil.

Agreed but it's not just Mobil 1 that's getting bashed in here.

Threads like this turn into oil debates even though it's not really the topic of the thread or seemingly the intent of the OP.
 
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A decent oil? It is the factory fill choice of 40+ vehicles including all Porsches (since 1996), all Bentley vehicles, many Mercedes models, the Nissan GTR, Corvettes (since 1993), etc.

How many cars have Amsoil as factory fill? That's right: NONE!

It seems like any time an oil related thread is started it is only a matter of time until the Mobil 1 bashing begins. To each his own, but I believe if Mobil 1 was not what it use to be manufacturers of high-end, all-out performance cars would look elsewhere for their motor oil.
^^^^ What he said X2^^^^
 
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I would just email amsoil and tell them what you found. Maybe they will give you a bs explanation or maybe they will hook you up.
 
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My truck needs an oil change
my bike needs one too. Rotella white bottle dino ftw for bikes
 
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I think you mean the Castrol 'green', the stuff that's made in Germany. AKA "german castrol" or simply CG.

I agree with Penn Ultra... the VOA's and UOA's on BITOG shows great stuff. And you can get it at WallyWorld in 5 quart jugs... how terrific is that? and to add to it's cred: in Europe it's marketed by Shell (Penn's parent company) as Shell Helix Ultra. It's factory fill in Ferrari's!

I think you'll also find Mobil1 EP is pretty good though. I look for stuff with a lot of TBN headroom since most any fully synthetic oil is pretty good otherwise. It's the additive package that determines OCI's and I want to go 10k/12 months without worries and no UOA's!
Running M1 EP in my cars for years, currently have 103k miles on the 4runner and the engine sounds like a singer sewing machine. If you go for M1 step up tp EP. I use Amsoil in the bike that I buy by case and get from distributors and never a problem.
 
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and for all those saying mobil 1 is the best simply because it is the factory fill in a lot of performance cars, thats bs. The only reason they would choose mobil 1 over the rest is because mobil 1 was willing to provide it for the lowest price in exchange for the advertising that comes with saying the factory fill is mobil 1. the advertising seems to be working...
 
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and for all those saying mobil 1 is the best simply because it is the factory fill in a lot of performance cars, thats bs. The only reason they would choose mobil 1 over the rest is because mobil 1 was willing to provide it for the lowest price in exchange for the advertising that comes with saying the factory fill is mobil 1. the advertising seems to be working...
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My truck needs an oil change
Mine does too...light starting blinking yesterday
 
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