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Oils

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Drew C, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Jan 21, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    Drew C

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    Sorry, I know this has been discussed a million times but I figured what the heck...

    I have been doing my own oil changes for a while on my tacoma (2010 TRD Sport), using one of the Mobil synthetics (I get what walmart has when I go, last time it was the extended performance). Lately, for some reason I have a hair up my butt to try amsoil. Don't know why, probably the search for something better (eventhough what I'm currently using is just as good). So, the questions - any real difference between the two? Does anyone do longer intervals between changes? Doesn't seem to make sense to pay the extra $$$ and not increase the service interval, might as well stay with Mobil. Also, what about amsoils differential fluids, any better than mobil syns (to justify the price)?

    PS - i did use the search function, did find some helpful stuff.

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  2. Jan 21, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    Brunes

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    You need to do oil analysis in order to extend your intervals no matter what oil you use. You can work with a place like Blackstone Labs to analyze a sample to start and see how the oil/engine is holding up. Then you can decide from there if you want to leave oil in there.

    There are a few folks who are running Amsoil w/ the Amsoil filter set up and they leave it for a long time.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Drew C

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    Thanks for the reply. I checked out Blackstone and ordered their kit. Will check it when I'm about to change it next time.
     
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