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Old 06-28-2015, 11:25 PM   #176
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I'm really surprised to see the people using Mobil 1 not paying two dollars more for the Extended Performance. Its such a small difference in price between the two yet the extended performance is a true base IV synthetic oil and for 2 dollars more at Wally World.

If there was evidence that Engine A using Amsoil lasted longer than same engine A using Mobil 1 extended performance, I would buy Amsoil.

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Well if you wanted to go one year or 25k miles before you change it amsoil is the way to go. Extended is like a 15k oil if I remember correctly. So it's probably cheaper to do the amsoil over the mobil 1 extended if you did that.

Even though I trust amsoil to get me safely to 25k I do it every 10k. As much as I drive, I hope to get my coyote safely to 150k so I can pay it off and turn it into a track day car. So change my oil 15 times @ 80 bucks a pop is 1200 bucks. What's 2 gallons of extended Mobil 1 run with a 10.00 filter? 60? That would be 900 @15 changes. So an extra 300 bucks spread out over 4-5 years? I think it's a solid investment.


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Well if you wanted to go one year or 25k miles before you change it amsoil is the way to go. Extended is like a 15k oil if I remember correctly. So it's probably cheaper to do the amsoil over the mobil 1 extended if you did that.

Even though I trust amsoil to get me safely to 25k I do it every 10k. As much as I drive, I hope to get my coyote safely to 150k so I can pay it off and turn it into a track day car. So change my oil 15 times @ 80 bucks a pop is 1200 bucks. What's 2 gallons of extended Mobil 1 run with a 10.00 filter? 60? That would be 900 @15 changes. So an extra 300 bucks spread out over 4-5 years? I think it's a solid investment.


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You have a valid point sir. I like you only change my oil and filter once a year although I travel less than 9k miles a year. It costs me 52 dollars for the oil and filter for my pony but I also use two quarts less because you have 5.0.

So if I had a 5.0 it would cost me 71 dollars to use Mobil 1 extended along with my filter. Only 9 dollars less than what you pay.

Your $80 seems like a really good price. Does that include the amsoil extended drain filter? Also, what do you pay for a gallon or quart? You got me thinking sir.

Also, do you think your engine will last longer or be in better condition using Amsoil over say Royal Purple or Mobil 1 Extended Performance or Redline?

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You have a valid point sir. I like you only change my oil and filter once a year although I travel less than 9k miles a year. It costs me 52 dollars for the oil and filter for my pony but I also use two quarts less because you have 5.0.

So if I had a 5.0 it would cost me 71 dollars to use Mobil 1 extended along with my filter. Only 9 dollars less than what you pay.

Your $80 seems like a really good price. Does that include the amsoil extended drain filter? Also, what do you pay for a gallon or quart? You got me thinking sir.

Also, do you think your engine will last longer or be in better condition using Amsoil over say Royal Purple or Mobil 1 Extended Performance or Redline?

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I am a "preferred customer" through amsoil so I paid a fee long ago to get the lower prices. As much as I drive and change the oil in my car the membership has paid for itself in savings x10 by now.

I do use the amsoil filter with my oil changes.

I believe a gallon at the preferred customer price is ~35 bucks.

I don't know that my motor will be in better shape over any of the others you listed but I think you are probably in good shape using anyone of those.


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I am a "preferred customer" through amsoil so I paid a fee long ago to get the lower prices. As much as I drive and change the oil in my car the membership has paid for itself in savings x10 by now.

I do use the amsoil filter with my oil changes.

I believe a gallon at the preferred customer price is ~35 bucks.

I don't know that my motor will be in better shape over any of the others you listed but I think you are probably in good shape using anyone of those.


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I just went on Amsoil web site. It says its $20 dollars year annually charge to be a preferred customer. Plus you pay for shipping under $100 order. How much is shipping?

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I just went on Amsoil web site. It says its $20 dollars year annually charge to be a preferred customer. Plus you pay for shipping under $100 order. How much is shipping?

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I believe I paid 120 bucks years ago for a lifetime preferred membership. I believe that is still available.

Shipping under 100 bucks is usually 12-13 bucks. I always buy enough to get me over the free shipping hump. So usually I will buy 2 oil changes worth of stuff. My wife's car and my car. Or I will get diff fluid ect. I hate paying for shipping. You can also pick it up at a warehouse if your close enough. I sometimes do that if I'm already going to be in Richmond va since there is one there.


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I believe I paid 120 bucks years ago for a lifetime preferred membership. I believe that is still available.

Shipping under 100 bucks is usually 12-13 bucks. I always buy enough to get me over the free shipping hump. So usually I will buy 2 oil changes worth of stuff. My wife's car and my car. Or I will get diff fluid ect. I hate paying for shipping. You can also pick it up at a warehouse if your close enough. I sometimes do that if I'm already going to be in Richmond va since there is one there.


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I'll have to look again to find that $120 lifetime membership deal. The only two options I saw was one time $10 for a 6 month trial. Then $20 dollar annually after that. 👍



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Go to your MOTORCYCLE SHOP for AMSOIL

Most Motorcycle shops sell AMSOIL . If they don't have the exact viscosity you need , They can order it for you.
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Most Motorcycle shops sell AMSOIL . If they don't have the exact viscosity you need , They can order it for you.
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Really. Oh wow. Thanks sir. Good too know.

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If you have a Victory dealer near you

They use Amsoil and although you are not going to want Motorcycle oil, They can put what you want on their order for you.
We sold Amsoil products at Millers in Daytona and always had a special order for car oil from different customers.
We also sold "Golden Spectro" which in my opinion was the very best Motorcycle oil you could buy. Expensive but great oil.
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^its always an option to pick it up at a dealer like Ronnie said, but expect to pay retail pricing unless you are buddies with the guy. Before I was a preferred customer a buddy of mine who was a dealer for them would order it for me and I would pick it up at the warehouse near me for his cost.


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I do buy their extended life oil filter. After researching it, the royal purple oil filter rates up there with the Amsoil Filter. Great quality filters my understanding.

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The Wix does real well too and the construction is top notch.
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I can get all technical up in you @sses,cause I been a test engineer ( yes I can spell it) in lubricant testing for 26 years.

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I've been buying the K&N oil filter for a long time now, mainly because I go longer than your typical 3 months. Hell, it might be once a year now that it's not my DD. Anyway, I think I'm gonna buy the Ford Racing FL820 from now on. It's about the same price as the K&N I buy.

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+1 on Amsoil

....but availability and my money I run M1 w/ either a Wix filter or M1 filter when they are on sale.
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As already stated, the M1 EP is a full syn and is always at the Wal Marts and $1 more than regular.
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I've been buying the K&N oil filter for a long time now, mainly because I go longer than your typical 3 months. Hell, it might be once a year now that it's not my DD. Anyway, I think I'm gonna buy the Ford Racing FL820 from now on. It's about the same price as the K&N I buy.

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By choosing K&N or FRPP FL820 oil filters your trading off additional flow for filtering.....great sponsored cars where you can change the filter more often or high HP applications were the extra flow is needed. All great filters but I choose M1 (same construction as K&N minus the "nut" but better filtering) or WIX for my car. For the money the Motorcraft filter is the best bang for the buck.
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By choosing K&N or FRPP FL820 oil filters your trading off additional flow for filtering.....great sponsored cars where you can change the filter more often or high HP applications were the extra flow is needed. All great filters but I choose M1 (same construction as K&N minus the "nut" but better filtering) or WIX for my car. For the money the Motorcraft filter is the best bang for the buck.
Something tells me that the majority of people on here including myself are not concerned with the best bang for buck on oil filters. Most on here seem to change their filter once a year so a royal purple filter or K&N filter costs $15.

What does a Motorcraft filter cost for our stang's? $6, that's 9 dollars year savings. Majority on here couldn't care less especially those who are changing oil every 3k miles and still buying Amsoil or Royal Purple.

People on here throw great oil out that still has a good 10k plus miles of oil life left. 😈

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Something tells me that the majority of people on here including myself are not concerned with the best bang for buck on oil filters. Most on here seem to change their filter once a year so a royal purple filter or K&N filter costs $15.

What does a Motorcraft filter cost for our stang's? $6, that's 9 dollars year savings. Majority on here couldn't care less especially those who are changing oil every 3k miles and still buying Amsoil or Royal Purple.

People on here throw great oil out that still has a good 10k plus miles of oil life left.

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Actually, it's even less than $6 lol

To be fair about a statement about "miles of oil left"... I would agree for the most part, except some of us won't get much more than 4k miles in a year. $78 for a yearly oil/filter change ain't too bad.


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The way to get the best results with most protection, is to spray a bottle of WD-40 into your engine. Thats it. And of course a fram filter. Sometimes i only use half a bottle of money is tight. But then I have to change it after 10k miles instead of 20k.

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The way to get the best results with most protection, is to spray a bottle of WD-40 into your engine. Thats it. And of course a fram filter. Sometimes i only use half a bottle of money is tight. But then I have to change it after 10k miles instead of 20k.

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If you watch enough TV you would know foe a fact

A FRAM filter is the best because all of their advertisements tell us so.
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I actually have not seen any FRAM adverts for awhile. Last one I remember seeing was for their "air hog" filters or whatever and that was YEARS ago...


In their defense... the orange death cans are actually the only really bad ones they make. The more expensive filters are decent but overpriced when you can get a WIX for $6 and a Motorcraft for $4.
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See a lot of them on my channels in the Daytona area

I guess they push them more around my area because of all of us old geezers that remember when the Fram Filters were the most popular and we just always thought they were the best ones you could buy.
They probably OK if your using straight weight oil and change it and the filter every 3.000 miles.
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If you look at the construction from cut open new filters vs cut open motorcraft or wix... its not even close. Cardboard interior construction, plastic, the fins on the actual filter are not uniform at all and its very cheap.

Yeah it will work if you are changing every 3k-5k but its not going to filter nearly as well as other brands and the chances of it failing are going to be higher.
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just put lucas 530 and kn white filter.. what i dont get though.. is that they advertise the ps series for synthetic, but is much cheaper then the white series, hp....
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