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Old 05-23-2012, 04:16 AM   #43
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"Sales pitch? I'm just answering questions and comments addressed to me."

It was only brought up because it was hoped you wouldn't show up with your constant sales pitch. But you posted even though it was hoped you would stay away.

Do you really not understand that you have driven away any possible customers?
I for one will no longer participate on any thread that has your constant annoying posts.
You win, you have driven me away.
If only 10% of the over 86 thousand members decided not to buy Amsoil due to all the annoying sales pitches, that would be a big hit on any potential sales. I used Amsoil once, but never again. I've been driven away too. If a product is that good, it doesn't need very much advertising.

Over the years, I have found that the louder someone yells to defends them self, the more they are lying. Same with salesmen or web sites. If a web page "yells" at me, the less likely I will buy their product.

Back OT.

I have a new engine and will use dino oil until it is broken it, then switch to any synthetic but Amsoil. Nothing will change my mind, so don't even try.
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Bottom line here, engine oil and filters are one of the least expensive maintenance items on a vehicle. Syn. or dino oil what ever, you need to follow the recomended service intervals in your owners manual. The folks that build these engines do considerable testing to establish the service requirements for maximum product durability. I'll go out on a limb here anyone ever had one of the super duper oil people pay for any engine repairs? JMHO
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I'll go out on a limb here anyone ever had one of the super duper oil people pay for any engine repairs? JMHO
Amsoil has not been "Proven" to have caused an engine failure in over 40 years. Key word: Proven = Good Lawyers.

I've been using Valvoline for over 50 years and have not had an oil related engine failure.
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I'm thinking of having regular analysis done in lieu of changing oil regularly, and having the analysis determine when oil needs changing. Does anyone do this? Pros/cons?
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I'm thinking of having regular analysis done in lieu of changing oil regularly, and having the analysis determine when oil needs changing. Does anyone do this? Pros/cons?
I'm a DIYer. Why pay someone else to do it, when I can do it better at a fraction of the cost. I'm retired but have less spare time now because I have taken on so many projects. I'm in charge of maintaining 3 daily drivers, 2 DP MHs, 1 airplane, 1 golf cart, many lawn mowers, and many blowers, weed eaters, and chain saws.

Pros: 1) spend less time keeping track of, changing, and deposing of perfectly good oil and filters.
2) When using top notch synthetic fluids and filters, you'll save a few $ because of the extended oil change intervals.
3) It's fun learning about this stuff

NOTE* I've have added bypass oil filtration systems to the daily drivers and the MHs. If I start flying my airplane more, I'll add a bypass system to it too. I installed a petcock on all the bypass filter heads so as to easily take an oil sample.

Go to the "Bob Is The Oil Guy" forum and educate yourself about fluids and filters.

I currently use Oil Analyzers Inc(Polaris Lab) for analysis($25). In the past I've also used Blackstone Labs($35).

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Good one, it took me a minute to figure out the connection between
"wake of hate and discontent" and your RV make/model.
Yes, I can see how it would be discouraging...

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Thank you, Gotta try to keep the Grey Matter functioning

But back to this thread...Like somebody just said, the Oil and Filters are probably one of the cheapest things that we consume in our rigs, so why not change them all regularly?

For the Diesel crowd, I had a "preluber" on my last Diesel truck and it was still running like a top when I sold it with over 250,000miles on the clock. I think it was probably the only thing as good as reqular fluid/filter changes.
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I'm thinking of having regular analysis done in lieu of changing oil regularly, and having the analysis determine when oil needs changing. Does anyone do this? Pros/cons?
When you pay for the oil analysis, $25-35.00 you have just about paid for the oil change on the gas motor if you do it yourself. Oil analysis data is used more to establish trends over longer periods for things such as wear metal, coolant contamination, dirt intrusion, fuel, and soot that indicate what is going on inside the unit being sampled. With that said you need samples over the long term to establish a base line(like your doctor does with blood work). We start sampleing our large diesel engines, and hyd systems from new to help catch problems before they turn into major damage. However we dont sample our over 300 gas engines just not worth the time/cost vs benefit. Changeing the oil and filter is just a small part of a service, thats the time to inspect brakes,belts,hoses, steering exhaust, grease, battery connections, and so on.
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