Originally Posted by Ridin' Around
Gramps, really glad to hear that "sleepin' on it" did you some good! I really didn't hurt you too bad, did I? Keep me in mind come springtime! Anyone with Amsoil questions please ask them. There are alot of untruths and misconceptions floating around. I like to give facts and let you decide for yourself. No pushy sales tactics or pressure,- just facts. Ask Gramps he'll let you know if I give straight answers or the Bull-oni!
Gabe, it has to do with the honest
information that you've provided. It's good info and I'm an information whore!
What it boiled down to was this:
An API (American Petroleum Institute) license indicates that a specific motor oil formulation has passed the minimum
performance standards as defined by a series of laboratory bench, physical, chemical and engine tests. The API committee is comprised of representatives from automobile, oil and additive companies.
In other words, Big Oil and Friends are telling you that API approved oil is recommended because they are the ones making the money by you using it. Since API approved oil is petroleum based it introduces those nasty HYDROCARBONS into you lubricating system that CAUSES the acids, sludge, and other impurities that HAS to be changed more frequently than with FULL SYNTHETIC oils, even partial synthetics contain some hydrocarbons but/because they are API approved.
Amsoil has their own warranty policy and backs it up. Fewer oil changes = less labor, less pollution, less dependence on foreign oil and is cheaper in the long run.
I will be contacting you when it gets warmer
I'll be shooting for a once a year, warm weather oil change for all of the family stuff.