Synthetics

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Michael Echemann

Guest
We all love synthetic oils but I will never put it in any of my Amphi
engines. This is mainly because I don't need leak problems that I don't
have now. The stuff will simply find leaks in old equipment. It's almost
too good. Also, what's wrong with the good old regular stuff that's helped
our cars make it this far. Most of us keep our oil changed more than
necessary anyway since these cars are so collectible and old. We all love
Amsoil for our transmissions but if your land/water trannys leak oil from
one to the other it's probably the synthetic oil allowing this to happen.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Mike, Chris and Kids





----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Israel" <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar fire gas and oil - bilge blower
addition



I tend to sher with Dave d. That simply bypasing the oil cooler and running
synthetic is probably the way to go. Oil has improved a lot since 1962. In
recent years many high performance cars have eliminated the oil cooler to
save weight. What enabled them to do so was simply using Mobil 1 as the
factory fill.

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Mike Israel

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I use Mobil 1 in all my cars including a 260k mile BMW diesel with no leaks.
The synthetics have a bum rap for leaks as the original ones from 20 years ago
lacked the swelling agents. Today you should not leak any more with synthetic
than any other quality oil.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Echemann" <echemike@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:30:59
To:<amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Synthetics

We all love synthetic oils but I will never put it in any of my Amphi
engines. This is mainly because I don't need leak problems that I don't
have now. The stuff will simply find leaks in old equipment. It's almost
too good. Also, what's wrong with the good old regular stuff that's helped
our cars make it this far. Most of us keep our oil changed more than
necessary anyway since these cars are so collectible and old. We all love
Amsoil for our transmissions but if your land/water trannys leak oil from
one to the other it's probably the synthetic oil allowing this to happen.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Mike, Chris and Kids





----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar fire gas and oil - bilge blower
addition



I tend to sher with Dave d. That simply bypasing the oil cooler and running
synthetic is probably the way to go. Oil has improved a lot since 1962. In
recent years many high performance cars have eliminated the oil cooler to
save weight. What enabled them to do so was simply using Mobil 1 as the
factory fill.

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Michael Echemann

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Mike,
I'm sure they've worked on the formulas. I still think it's a possible
problem not worth the benefits to chance. I experienced this in a tranny
and found it was the Synthetics. I'm the liaison between my company and
many of the motorcycle manufactures selling in the USA. Last weekend I was
at the V-Twin Motorcycle Expo in Vegas and Amsoil had a nice booth. I
stopped and was chatting with them and they acknowledge that this was in
fact a problem in older equipment.

By the way I took the time to stop by and see the K&N Engineering folks who
make the filters. I was astonished at how much better these filters are.
They had some displays simulating air flow and the difference between their
product and regular filters is off the charts. I'm going to find one to fit
the Amphicar. I'm sure there is one so if anyone has already done the
searching let us know. With the design of the Amphi this superior air flow
filter has to create improved operation.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Israel" <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Synthetics



I use Mobil 1 in all my cars including a 260k mile BMW diesel with no leaks.
The synthetics have a bum rap for leaks as the original ones from 20 years
ago lacked the swelling agents. Today you should not leak any more with
synthetic than any other quality oil.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Echemann" <echemike@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:30:59
To:<amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Synthetics

We all love synthetic oils but I will never put it in any of my Amphi
engines. This is mainly because I don't need leak problems that I don't
have now. The stuff will simply find leaks in old equipment. It's almost
too good. Also, what's wrong with the good old regular stuff that's helped
our cars make it this far. Most of us keep our oil changed more than
necessary anyway since these cars are so collectible and old. We all love
Amsoil for our transmissions but if your land/water trannys leak oil from
one to the other it's probably the synthetic oil allowing this to happen.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Mike, Chris and Kids





----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar fire gas and oil - bilge blower
addition



I tend to sher with Dave d. That simply bypasing the oil cooler and
running
synthetic is probably the way to go. Oil has improved a lot since 1962.
In
recent years many high performance cars have eliminated the oil cooler to
save weight. What enabled them to do so was simply using Mobil 1 as the
factory fill.

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