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View Poll Results: Does Amsoil really live up to all the claims?
Yup, true blue, good to their word 1 33.33%
Ehh, its darn good oil, but no better than Mobil 1 synthetic 2 66.67%
Golly, its crap; no better than Quaker State 0 0%
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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non-biased opinions on Amsoil

For reasons to be discussed later, I need to know a little more about the oil. I have reams of technical data on their oils from the company itself, but I wondered if those claims hold up under real world tests. Generally I always heard incredible things about the oil, but now I heard some not so good news about the company and that some of their claims are not very accurate. If I can find the truth about the oil itself, I'd feel better.

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Re: non-biased opinions on Amsoil

I used to use back in the 80's when I had a muscle car. Never had any issues. As for tech data, can't really help you there. The motor didn't blow so I assume it was working. Back then we really didn't get to technical. Just a cam and dual quads to make it go zoom-zoom. Fine tuned by ear.
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I haven't seen much of the data, but from what i heard it is all from test performed by the company. Not an "independent study." I can't really comment from any experience with them either, I just know my boss isn't really to fond of it.
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Re: non-biased opinions on Amsoil

Iv crewed on a Rally car that ran perfectly on it, at least we never had any oil related problems.
The guy who owned the car used to use it in his road car as well, and gave me a free oil change worth for my old triumph, which certianly didn't complain.
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Re: non-biased opinions on Amsoil

OK, thanks. I have been thinking about becoming a dealer is why I asked. The bottom line is that I've heard incredible things about their oils, but their sales structure is a little too pyramid-ish for me. It really cheapens the product.

Its one of those that you sign up as a dealer, then you sign up preferred customers and dealers under you and your commissions increase. I assumed a company like Amsoil would be distributed like a normal (if not exclusive) retail process, but I feel like a door to door salesman if I do it this way.

Don't get me wrong its a great opportunity and despite its structure there is really nothing shady about it. They say right in their literature that if you want to you can just become a dealer for the cheap oil and never sell anything else.

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I've never heard any complaints about their oil that I can recall. My main issue is that their oils(most of them) are "rated" for this or that, but they are not "certified." I don't care how they rationalize that, if my car's manual says my oil has to be API certified CI-4, then the possibility of using Amsoil and having a warranty issue declined later down the line because it was only rated by Amsoil to be similar to CI-4, but not actually certified... I'll stick with my Mobil 1. I think that issue just sets off a lot of warning bells for people.
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