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post #8 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 04:09 AM
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So they spent all that money and did all of those tests and the best conclusion that they have is "it is up to you which oil to choose." There is a lot of good info, but no clear answer
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post #9 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 04:18 AM
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Damn it , no conclusive data! Oh well good article, it is always up to you anyway!

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I think there are a couple of winners, as well as some answers. First it appears that Amsoil, and Mobil 1 auto and car oils are better all around than most anything else, Motul seemed to do well until the wear tests came in. . Second Yamalube performed really poorly all the way around, with most $1 a quart car oils doing as well. And I think finally that synthetics are superior in every category! The you choose part is always gonna be there, because some guys just won't spend the extra $. So that's where the choice comes in.
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any way well done R1_abuser

thanks buddy.

keep up the good work.
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It does tell you that you are wasting your money on Mobil1 MX4t when Amsoil performs as well and better in some tests and is $2-$3 a quart cheaper. That's why I use it.
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post #13 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 06:29 AM
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Amsoil is great. I loved it so much I became a dealer. Good article by the way so far. I didnt get a chance to finish it yet but will.

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post #14 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 08:19 AM
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HEY MODS is there anyway we can get this as a sticky in the mechanic help section.... BTW excellent post
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i use the mobil1 15w-50, it did pretty good in the tests.

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Good job. Being the selfish bastard I am, I didn't think to scan that in for everyone.

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Think Amsoil is the way to go at 595 a quart. I am using the MX4T now, after I finally found it.
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post #18 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well this article is part two. When I get a chance I will scan in part one. So look for it soon, like sometime tomorrow. Both articles have some really good info. I thought by posting this it would answer a lot of question that people had out there. Ever notice when some one posts a question about oil it never really gets answered. So I hope this helps all those people out there.
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post #19 of 165 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 01:28 PM
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Got a 5 gallon jug of 15W-50 Mobil 1 @ WalMart for $19.08.
What's that...$3.80 a qt ?

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Got a 5 gallon jug of 15W-50 Mobil 1 @ WalMart for $19.08.
What's that...$3.80 a qt ?
Damn, five gallons for $19.00? That's one heck of a deal for
Mobil 1. Works out to .95 cents per quart. Are you sure it's not
a one gallon jug? I'd like to find that Wal-Mart.





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