1. I've heard that we should use and support Amsoil. What are the
    reasons for using this product and where am I able to get it?

    Marty
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    > I've heard that we should use and support Amsoil. What are the
    > reasons for using this product and where am I able to get it?
    >
    > Marty
    >

    If you enjoy the various free websites, technical information, services,
    news, free Amphicar classifieds, easy "@amphicar.net" email forwarding
    addresses and other services found at http://www.amphicar.net, it's AMSOIL
    sales commissions that pay the rent. Some proceeds even went, along with
    subscriber donations, towards paying for this very Amphicar-Lovers List way
    back before it was hosted for free on egroups (in return for relatively
    discreet advertisements).

    So, if you like any of this stuff, you should visit http://www.amphicar.net
    and click that "Lube Me Up" button on the left. There it will explain WHY
    you should use AMSOIL in your Amphi.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  3. This is an unofficial plug and thanks from a first time user for the
    recommendations of using Amsoil products:

    I ordered Amsoil grease, oil, gear lube and a few other items because
    we have been told the quality of these products were much better than
    what we have been using and that they work well in the Amphicars wet
    environmental conditions.

    One thing we noticed right away after switching to the Amsoil grease,
    our unsightly grease streaks over our white walls did not reappear,
    this was great because if you are as finicky as we are, the grease
    streaks were so unattractive that we spent too much time cleaning the
    and not enough time swimming. This leads me to believe the grease
    stayed in place instead of washing away during a swim and is still
    working for us.

    Question: I have a car that has 178K miles on it. It still runs very
    good. Would it help or hurt to put Amsoil oil in it. I have been
    using Castrol GTX for quite a while.

    Thanks,

    Marty & Caryl
    BUOYANT '64 Turq, WI
     
  4. Mike Israel
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    Mike Israel Guest

    <tt>
    Question: I have a car that has 178K miles on it. It still runs very
    good. Would it help or hurt to put Amsoil oil in it. I have been
    using Castrol GTX for quite a while.

    Marty,
    </tt><tt>
    In general, the synthetic oils have fewer detergents in them. Then again, they do not get you engine as dirty.</tt>


    <tt>Some folks have reported oil leaks after swithing to synthetics. I think a lot of this goes back to the early days of synthetics when they did not have the seal swell additives. Besides, you can always switch back if you are unsatisfied. I have used either Mobil 1 or Castrol Syntec in all of my cars (old and new) for many years. What I like about the synthetics, particularly in vehicles prone to running hot like the Amphi, is that the synthetics are much less likely to break down under severe conditions. </tt>


    <tt></tt><tt>MAI</tt>


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  5. Bill Connelly
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    > Question: I have a car that has 178K miles on it. It still runs
    very
    > good. Would it help or hurt to put Amsoil oil in it. I have been
    > using Castrol GTX for quite a while.
    >

    It's never too late to run a good synthetic engine oil, with AMSOIL and
    Mobil1 the best and next best candidates by all measures, according to the
    exhaustive "'More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil', the most
    recent (July 11, 1999) version of which is found at
    http://www.micapeak.com/info/oiled.html. According to this impartial
    summary, "The synthetics offer the only truly significant differences, due
    to their superior high temperature oxidation resistance, high film strength,
    very low tendancy to form deposits, stable viscosity base, and low
    temperature flow characteristics." Please compare the figures given there
    between Castrol GTX and AMSOIL motor oil.

    The only accounts I have seen of leakage or any other problems ascribed to
    the use of sythetic motor oils also mentioned the use of a far too thin
    grade (i.e. SAE 5-30 or 0-30, where at least 10-30 or higher was actually
    recommended by the manufacturer). Use the correct grade for your vehicle
    and you will have no problem.

    Although you do not mention the actual make or type of vehicle above, I
    would also highly recommend with a higher-mileage automatic transmission
    vehicle, if you really want to extend the life of your daily driver, that
    you have the automatic transmission's filter replaced and the tranny's
    "bands" properly checked/adjusted (perhaps for the first time ever?) and
    then run the AMSOIL automatic transmission fluid suitable for the vehicle.
    A link to an online catalog and ordering for the whole line of AMSOIL
    products can be found at near the top of the "AMSOIL for Amphicars" catalog
    at http://www.carstrucksvans.com/amsoil. This pampering combination might
    very well see your old reliable jalopy through a quarter of a million miles.

    By the way, the AMSOIL Metal Protectant Spray ain't bad either...It's rather
    like an easy-to-apply version of that British WaxOyl stuff that folks rave
    about...and particularly well suited to the "winterization" of Amphicars.
    For more on that topic see
    http://www.geocities.com/soho/8389/winterization.html.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  6. Mike Israel
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    Mike Israel Guest

    Some more info on synthetic oil from the Alfa list. ......


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    Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 06:22:00 -0500
    From: "Formeister, Frank" <F-Formeister@home.com>
    Subject: MOTOR OILS

    Here's another oil site explaining and comparing motor oils, has a good
    chart comparing ash (bad) & zinc (good) content among other things:
    http://www.off-road.com/RoverWeb/OilFAQ.html

    Regards - Frank Formeister

    >Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 23:19:25 -0500
    >From: "TOM SANOR" <mygoose@mindspring.com>
    >Subject: Re: MOTOR OILS

    >You can read a very comprehensive test of more than 30 different motor
    oils
    >in MOTORCYCLE CONSUMER NEWS which is the "Consumer Reports" of
    motorcycle
    >magazines (no advertising). Many of the oils are marketed for
    motorcycles
    >however they also tested such automotive oils as Castrol GTX and
    Synthetic,
    >the range of Mobil 1 oils, Redline, Shell Rotella T, etc. Plus the
    >conclusions are very relevent to any motor engine. Go to
    www.mcnews.com
    and
    >the 3-part series appeared in August, October, and November issues.

    >Mr. Goose



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