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Amsoil OE 5w 30???

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Hektor, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Dec 10, 2012 at 5:22 AM
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    Hektor

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    Is amsoil OE 5w 30 a good synthetic oil to use on my 2003 Taco v6? I heard OE is 100% hydrocracked petroleum, not a true synthetic. Any opinons??
     
  2. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    hotrod45

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    yes, amsoil is absolutely the best to use for your truck. i've been using amsoil since 1978.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    Good stuff....More expensive than I like to spend. I use M1 and have been happy.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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    I'd say it's pretty damn good. I've used their signature synthetic for extended oil change intervals but haven't used the OE. My dad used it in his 98 tacoma as well. I recently switched to Mobil 1 because I lost my AMSoil connection and do not buy enough for myself to justify the membership fee.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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    If I had the money... that's all I would ever use :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Hektor

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    I went with royal purple and im pretty happy. I gain mpg and my truck feels smoother.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    Last oil change in my wife's car I put Amsoil in. It was same price as any of the other full syns. so I gave it a try. So far, so good. I've used lots of their 2 stroke oil and liked it but never in a car or truck till now.

    I've used Royal Purple in race car motors and it's good oil. Never used it in a passenger car though.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    we used amsoil in our race car motors all the time. these were all aluminum small block chevs used in late model and winged modified cars.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    skytower

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  10. Jan 3, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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    Lurkin

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    When the OE came out it was designed to offer an option for the people who wanted a lower price point, to compete with the other "hydrocracked synthetics" out there. So yes it at least was a hydrocracked synthetic, I would assume it is still the same. To get to the true synthetic from Amsoil you need to invest in the higher price point engine oils.
     
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