We have a gas station that has some of the amsoil product on the shelf but is usually just car oil and diesel additives. I just bought quicksilver motorcycle oil and will see if there is any difference between the valvoline full syn i was running.Rural King not far from me has 10w-40 Amsoil motorcycle oil on their shelves inside the store.
AMSOIL vs Mobil 1 - Reno Syntheticsso what is it about Amsoil that makes it better than any other name brand petro oil or synthetic oil?
Is it made from the oil of baby seals? Made from the wings of butterflys?
The little bit I have looked into this, synthetic oil is made from crude oil, using a different process with other materials in the formula.
What is Amsoil doing that no one else can do?
i think it's absolutely ridiculous that you can't purchase this Amsoil directly, either in person or online. it would be easier to just be able to go to a store and pick it off the shelf, but it's a small price to pay to have a 2 minute phone call and have it shipped to you within a couple days and to get a superior oil that allows me to only have to change it out once a year. And I always tell him i'm with this forum and i'm pretty sure he's been giving me a discount that was once offered here to forum members, but those threads were erased when his sponsorship ended.
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What was the cost per quart or case if you dont mind sharingjust made my 7th annual call (i'm a couple months behind this year) to Bob. the oil guy. i didn't time the call, but it was right about 2 minutes total. sitting in my chair. in my boxers. easy peazy. refried beansy.
Amsoil makes good oil if you use their full synthetic oil because they use a group IV PAO base stock instead of group III conventional base stock.AMSOIL vs Mobil 1 - Reno Synthetics
the site claims that testing was done in an independent laboratory.
AMSOIL Leads Others in Industry-Standard Testing - Engine Builder Magazine
There is a new class of oil being called group III+, it is from Shell/Pennzoil (Shell owns Pennzoil) group III+ is "Gas To Liquid" process also called "GTL", this process creates an oil that is very close to PAO synthetics, but it is very hard to find much information on it because Shell developed it and hold the patents on the process. So all the Shell synthetic oils and Pennzoil synthetic oils are this new group III+ "Gas To Liquid" process.American, Thanks for the info posting. Very informative and understandable.
I thought it was only in the US that group III oils could be called synthetic? I do know that Mobil 1, Amsoil and I think Royal Purple are true synthetics. How do you know which group an oil is processed from?No matter what NAD ruled group III oils are still truly nothing but a more refined conventional oil with different size molecules. Sadly the API followed the NAD ruling and call group III oils full synthetics.
Interesting note on this is that in Germany only a true group IV or group V oil can be labeled as a full synthetic, group III oils can not be labeled as synthetic oils well because they are not synthetic oils. NAD and the API have done a huge disservice to the American public by allowing oil companies to falsely label group III oils as full synthetics.
If you want a true full synthetic oil purchase only oils made from group IV and or group V base stocks.