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where can i get amsoil?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by linkfeeney, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    anyone know where i can get amsoil other than online??

    i used the dealers finders.. they are all personal address??

    weird
     
  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    Most dealers are your run-of-the-mill folks. Anyone can be a dealer for paying a yearly fee.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    Yes - most of your dealers will be personal addresses... Find your local dealer person and send them an e-mail. Ask him/her if there is a local Amsoil distribution center near you.

    I'm lucky that I have one about a mile from where I work. I don't even deal with the dealer. I call the distribution center, place my order, and drive in to pick it up. But I still have to have a 'dealer' as a referrer (so to speak) and I'm listed as a *Preferred Customer * (I think that's what its called - pay yearly fee for this).

    I'm not sure if because I'm a 'preferred customer' - that it allows me to visit the distribution center directly or not?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    well, I hope these are good synethic oil... says here... they are 1 yrs oil chaning intervals? a bit too long for my tastes.. maybe 6 months?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    My father has been using Amsoil for the past 5-6 years with no problems. I think he changes it at half the change interval mileage. I think that for him, that's about once a year. By all means go with whatever you are comfortable with.
    They also have some pretty cool by-pass filters, but you have to send an oil sample in for testing to know when to change your oil. I think you can become a preferred customer or dealer pretty easily. My father did it just by calling Amsoil up and talking to them. It gets shipped right to his house.
     
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    It depends...What's the application? How many miles in that year?

    I have two vehicles at home that are *pleasure* vehicles that see less than 5,000 miles yearly. I change the engine oil once a year with synthetics.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    i rather just to store and get it... so much easier!! I dont feel like paying shipping when the store has it u know?


    now it makes it think, i think amsoil is better than mobil 1..

    Amsoil says, 100% synethic oil and mobil 1 says fully synethic...

    then again mobil 1 came out his load thing call Advanced fuel enocomy mobil1 which saves gas and also only in 0w-20 or 0w-30..

    can i put 0w-30 in my tacoma? it says 5w-30, i mean i can put in 10w-30
     
  8. Oct 3, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    hey man, you can run 0w30....but i think its all marketing hype...i highly doubt you'd notice any increase in mileage with it. just stick with 5w30.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    what do u guys like the most?

    mobil 1, Pennzoil Plantinum, Royal Purple, Amsoil, Valvoline Synethic?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    i use mobil1 and pennzoil platinum since they are readily available around here most places, and you can get them in a 5 quart jug at walmart for around $20 to$25 which isnt bad at all.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    I started using Amsoil 5w-30 earlier this year before I got my Taco. I like it so far. Used to use Mobil 1 on my Pathfinder cause I lived too far away from my dad to pick up any Amsoil from him. Before that used Valvoline Durablend on an 86 Bronco II and it really cleaned the sludge out of that engine. So well the valve cover gaskets started to leak....

    Amsoil just seems(?) to have been doing the full synthetic thing longer than everyone else.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    wal-mart is charging $26 got the mobil1 5 quart bastard..

    i guess I'll get amsoil later uh?
     
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