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Amsoil Oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Slimwood Shady, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:43 AM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    I just put Amsoil Severe Gear oil in my truck and it was a night and day difference! I am very pleased with this brand as I have heard a lot about them in the past. My question is, has anyone used their motor oil before, preferably in the Taco? What did you use? How did you like it?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    there are several threads here about amsoil
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    I use the their 5w-30 in my truck. I typically run it around 10-12k miles. If you plan on running long oil change intervals it helps to have an oil analysis done to see how well it's running.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    Amsoil forever........and ever
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    I have Amsoil in the motor and front end of my truck, in the motor and manual transmission of my Honda Accord and in the motor of our Acura TL. I go at about 12,000 to 16,000 on the motor oil depending how convenient it is for me to change the oil given the weather conditions :)
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    That is exactly what I plan on using. What oil filter do you use and how often do you change it?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    jar-sr5

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    I'm curious, What exactly did you notice that was different?
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Kingfrog

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    I guess if I was going to keep my vehicles until the wheels feel off I would spend that kind of money. but Unfortunately I don't and regular dino will suffice. In 7 years I will have <65K on the truck and be looking for a newer one with the then creature comforts offered.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Incognito

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    X2, I do the same thing. I use a Wix oil filter and change it every 5K or 6 months, whichever comes first.
    X100
     
  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    they been a backing sponsor for me since i was 15 in mx and have been running them ever since and my motors have been perfect :)
     
  12. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    X2. I switched from Dino to amsoil synthetic and can't imagine being able to detect a difference. I do get a warm fuzzy feeling however......
     
  13. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    I'm thinking about switching to amsoil on my bikes but can't imagine spending that much on the truck's oil change. Then again I have 3 months to really think about it. :)
     
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    x3...what did you put it in, the rear diff? and if so, what changed?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    I put it in my rear diff as well as transfer case and front diff. It may just be me. It just rides a lot more smooth now. Maybe less vibes could explain it....
     
  16. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I run Amsoil Severe Gear in the transmission and rear end of my BMW motorcycles. It's an excellent lube. I've run Amsoil 20W-50 motorcycle-specific oil in the crankcase of previous BMWs and will with my current bike...soon as it's fully broken-in.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    I use AMSOIL 0W30 signature series in the engine and use a WIX filter that I change about evey 5K. I also use the severe gear lube in the rear diff. So far so good with all there products nothing bad to say about them. I have seen first hand in testing how good there products are. My dad has been a AMSOIL dealer for about 20 years so its nice to get the hook up!
     
  18. Mar 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    It was ok for me, but I use Castrol full synth and dump it every 10k miles
     
  19. Mar 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    I use Napa Gold filter (same as Wix Gold) and I change the filter at about 6,000 miles
     
  20. Mar 27, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Been using Amsoil in my motorcycles and in my Truck. I have about 11,000k with that oil and am getting ready to change it. Great stuff.
     
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