Re[2]: Amsoil

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Marty_Peters@gillette.com, Nov 9, 2000.

  1. Thanks for all the info on Amsoil oil and other, I think I will give it a
    try in my Jeep, the transmission has never been touched and maybe in need
    of something although if it isn't broke I'm not sure if I want anyone to
    touch it.

    Marty
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    Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Amsoil
    Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com ("Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>) at
    GILLETTE
    Date: 11/8/00 11:45 PM






    > 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~




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  2. Bill Connelly
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    > Thanks for all the info on Amsoil oil and other, I think I will give it a
    > try in my Jeep, the transmission has never been touched and maybe in need
    > of something although if it isn't broke I'm not sure if I want anyone to
    > touch it.
    >

    Is it an automatic? If so, then it could surely be said that "If it ain't
    broke don't fix it" would be lousy advice. I mean, if that WERE true, noone
    would EVER change their oil...ever. Do the smart thing.

    ~Bilgey~
     
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