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Old 08-26-2007, 03:33 PM   #41
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In Minnesota, temps can get to 20 to 30 degrees below in the winter. Take a can of synthetic and a can of 5-30w dino. Leave them outside in the winter overnight in subzero temps. In the morning, try pouring them out. Tell me which one you want lubricating your engine for the first several minutes in the cold.
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Originally Posted by willwren
Originally Posted by LakevilleSSEi
Yes Bill, we know. You make mention to this in every topic that has to do with oil where I happen to make a post.
It has nothing to do with you or where you post, Nate. I understand you have a product to sell, but you also understand that we have a responsibility to the members of this Forum to provide the most accurate information we can.

We've been saying the same things about synthetic oils and change intervals since long before you ever bought your first Amsoil product, much less became a dealer.

You and I have been friends a long time, but that doesn't mean I change my opinions on lubrication because you are now an Amsoil dealer. You have to respect my position here, and the responsibilities I have to the members of this Forum.

Until you provide proof that synthetic oils actually prevent wear in OUR drivetrains, and that there is some added benefit to a motor that is renowned for 200k and 300k lifetimes, the only TANGIBLE benefits will remain peace of mind and longer change intervals.
I know what you're saying and where you're coming from with your role. I'm just saying that it always comes up. I wasn't asking for special treatment, I'm not even trying to sell anything in this post. I don't even know what kinda proof you want.


My 15W-40 in my diesel will pour out of the one gallon jug at -44* hehe...I know what you mean about cold winters. I don't worry about plugging my truck in since I went synthetic....On dino it wouldn't start if I didn't plug it in most times....went to Synthetic and never had an issue. Plus with everything being quieter with synthetic....My neighbors quite pissing and moaning about my engine noise...they just complain about the truck being straight piped lol.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:50 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by willwren
Originally Posted by samueljackson
this is just a debate that could go on for eternity. everyone has their own opinions(which they are entitled to). there are so many myths and truths, its hard to sift through.

i hope the original author as well as everyone else takes all these suggestive replies with a grain of salt. soak it in and weigh it out.
I think the debate would end based on the posted experiences of the members of this Forum who have switched to synthetic, don't you?

Just switch. With over 5 years and over 5000 members here, we've never seen a single negative experience.

1. Peace of mind.
2. Longer oil change intervals (use a premium filter please).
actually i switched my 92 parkave to mobil 1 at about 160k miles. i have had no problems at all. runs great. probably will for a long time.i prefer the peace of mind of better lubrication. u sir are 100% correct on that.

the negative aspects i posted were not experiance problems they were just warnings that amsoil reps told us in a class a few years ago.
-Wes, not actually sam, thats just a joke.

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