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Ok so i just started using Amsoil in my 03 Silverado 5.3L and my gas mileage has increase from 17mpg average to 19.5. To any other users out there, what have been ur results with the amsoil products? My friends have seen some amazing results and im hoping to have my truck run for a few hundred thousand miles. So far im very impressed with the amsoil product. On another note it has also quieted my engine substantially at start up and im running lower engine temps :withstupid:

 

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What were you using before?  What weight of Amsoil are you using?  How long are you "planning" to go before changing the oil?

 

 

 

 

I was using Moble 1 5w30 b4 now im using 5w30 amsoil. I am debating on going the distance on the oil but i probably will change the filter ever 7500 and oil every 15k. I am purchasing the airfilter for my truck and i might purchase the bypass filter kit.

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What were you using before?  What weight of Amsoil are you using?  How long are you "planning" to go before changing the oil?

 

 

 

 

I was using Moble 1 5w30 b4 now im using 5w30 amsoil. I am debating on going the distance on the oil but i probably will change the filter ever 7500 and oil every 15k. I am purchasing the airfilter for my truck and i might purchase the bypass filter kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I would say is do the oil analysis FIRST before you spend money on an air filter and the by-pass kit.

 

I was going to go "whole-hog" also. Then three changes with Amsoil and the oil analysis brought me BACK to Mobil 1 and a OCI of about 5000-6000 miles. I did not get more than 6000 miles on my Amsoil, and then OAI recommended an oil change. Nothing was wrong with the engine. It was the oil. Amsoil even sent me six qts, a filter and the OAI kit (for free) on one of the changes because the UOA results were poor. Would I have known the difference without the UOA? No. Would 99% of the people who drive a truck have cared that the copper was at 43ppm (w/Amsoil) vs 27ppm (w/Mobil1)? No. Or the viscosity had crept to the low end of 40 wt? No.

 

Maybe you are not as picky as I am. Your choice, just be informed.

 

Go to bobistheoilguy.com for more info about Amsoil, Mobil, GC and others. Read the UOA (used oil analysis) section. Look at the numbers. Be informed before you spend money on a long term oil project.

 

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edited: corrected the CU ppm #'s

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What were you using before?  What weight of Amsoil are you using?  How long are you "planning" to go before changing the oil?

 

 

 

 

I was using Moble 1 5w30 b4 now im using 5w30 amsoil. I am debating on going the distance on the oil but i probably will change the filter ever 7500 and oil every 15k. I am purchasing the airfilter for my truck and i might purchase the bypass filter kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I would say is do the oil analysis FIRST before you spend money on an air filter and the by-pass kit.

 

I was going to go "whole-hog" also. Then three changes with Amsoil and the oil analysis brought me BACK to Mobil 1 and a OCI of about 5000-6000 miles. I did not get more than 6000 miles on my Amsoil, and then OAI recommended an oil change. Nothing was wrong with the engine. It was the oil. Amsoil even sent me six qts, a filter and the OAI kit (for free) on one of the changes because the UOA results were poor. Would I have known the difference without the UOA? No. Would 99% of the people who drive a truck have cared that the copper was at 43ppm (w/Amsoil) vs 27ppm (w/Mobil1)? No. Or the viscosity had crept to the low end of 40 wt? No.

 

Maybe you are not as picky as I am. Your choice, just be informed.

 

Go to bobistheoilguy.com for more info about Amsoil, Mobil, GC and others. Read the UOA (used oil analysis) section. Look at the numbers. Be informed before you spend money on a long term oil project.

 

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edited: corrected the CU ppm #'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Alot for the Info i'm reading through it right now. I am probably going to change the filter every 5k and oil every 10k. What are your oil change intervals? And how is the Mobile 1 Performing? If the Mobile 1 is doing better I will definitly change my routine. And maybe try the Mobile 1 Extended drain and change it every 5k.

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OCI is 5000 miles with Mobil 1 and a Mobil 1 filter. No worries, oil is cheap as opposed to a new truck!

 

I am also really considering going back to a paper air filter. I have not had any MAF sensor problems, but I clean mine with electronics cleaner about once a year.

 

Check out the bobistheoilguy.com web site. Good info. I just started some tests with a product called Fuel Power. A fuel additive and cleaner. I am looking for good results in keeping the fuel and combustion system clean and lubricated (yes, there are moving parts inside the injectors). An ounce of prevention (per 5 gallons)!

 

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OCI is 5000 miles with Mobil 1 and a Mobil 1 filter.  No worries, oil is cheap as opposed to a new truck!

 

I am also really considering going back to a paper air filter.  I have not had any MAF sensor problems, but I clean mine with electronics cleaner about once a year.

 

Check out the bobistheoilguy.com web site.  Good info.  I just started some tests with a product called Fuel Power.  A fuel additive and cleaner.  I am looking for good results in keeping the fuel and combustion system clean and lubricated (yes, there are moving parts inside the injectors).  An ounce of prevention (per 5 gallons)!

 

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Keep me updated

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What were you using before?  What weight of Amsoil are you using?  How long are you "planning" to go before changing the oil?

 

 

 

 

I was using Moble 1 5w30 b4 now im using 5w30 amsoil. I am debating on going the distance on the oil but i probably will change the filter ever 7500 and oil every 15k. I am purchasing the airfilter for my truck and i might purchase the bypass filter kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I would say is do the oil analysis FIRST before you spend money on an air filter and the by-pass kit.

 

I was going to go "whole-hog" also. Then three changes with Amsoil and the oil analysis brought me BACK to Mobil 1 and a OCI of about 5000-6000 miles. I did not get more than 6000 miles on my Amsoil, and then OAI recommended an oil change. Nothing was wrong with the engine. It was the oil. Amsoil even sent me six qts, a filter and the OAI kit (for free) on one of the changes because the UOA results were poor. Would I have known the difference without the UOA? No. Would 99% of the people who drive a truck have cared that the copper was at 43ppm (w/Amsoil) vs 27ppm (w/Mobil1)? No. Or the viscosity had crept to the low end of 40 wt? No.

 

Maybe you are not as picky as I am. Your choice, just be informed.

 

Go to bobistheoilguy.com for more info about Amsoil, Mobil, GC and others. Read the UOA (used oil analysis) section. Look at the numbers. Be informed before you spend money on a long term oil project.

 

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edited: corrected the CU ppm #'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know chevie's throw alot of copper as they break in so was the decrease due to the different oil used or was just you were farther along in the break in process??? I am a M1 fan and don't buy into the AMSOIL hype but that's just me...

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What were you using before?  What weight of Amsoil are you using?  How long are you "planning" to go before changing the oil?

 

 

 

 

I was using Moble 1 5w30 b4 now im using 5w30 amsoil. I am debating on going the distance on the oil but i probably will change the filter ever 7500 and oil every 15k. I am purchasing the airfilter for my truck and i might purchase the bypass filter kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I would say is do the oil analysis FIRST before you spend money on an air filter and the by-pass kit.

 

I was going to go "whole-hog" also. Then three changes with Amsoil and the oil analysis brought me BACK to Mobil 1 and a OCI of about 5000-6000 miles. I did not get more than 6000 miles on my Amsoil, and then OAI recommended an oil change. Nothing was wrong with the engine. It was the oil. Amsoil even sent me six qts, a filter and the OAI kit (for free) on one of the changes because the UOA results were poor. Would I have known the difference without the UOA? No. Would 99% of the people who drive a truck have cared that the copper was at 43ppm (w/Amsoil) vs 27ppm (w/Mobil1)? No. Or the viscosity had crept to the low end of 40 wt? No.

 

Maybe you are not as picky as I am. Your choice, just be informed.

 

Go to bobistheoilguy.com for more info about Amsoil, Mobil, GC and others. Read the UOA (used oil analysis) section. Look at the numbers. Be informed before you spend money on a long term oil project.

 

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edited: corrected the CU ppm #'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know chevie's throw alot of copper as they break in so was the decrease due to the different oil used or was just you were farther along in the break in process??? I am a M1 fan and don't buy into the AMSOIL hype but that's just me...

 

 

 

 

 

I switched to AMSOIL in all my trucks @10k and change oil & filter between 5k and 7.5k my 1990 full size Blazer has 235k on it and still runs strong!
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I have used Amsoil in my vehicles for almost 10 years now. I use it in my wifes Mercedes Benz (10w-40), in my old Exploder (0w-30), my Case diesel backhoe (30), and my new 2006 Sierra 5.3 (0w-30). I have not come up on a oil change on my new pickup, but I plan on changing the oil and filter at 5,000 miles, or 50% oil life according to the factory oil life moniter, whichever comes first.

 

I have to agree that Amsoil has resulted in increased fuel mileage in all vehicles(except the backhoe, for obvious reasons). The longest I have used it in a vehicle is a little over 100 thousand miles. The engine was clean inside the valve covers and lifter galley when I tore it down to replace gaskets to cure leaks.

 

What really sold me on Amsoil was the winter 5 years ago. I was pushing snow with my backhoe when the engine lost oil pressure due to a counterbalancer failure. I was over 5 minutes from the garage when this happened, and had nothing that could tow or push the machine. I ran the machine with zero oil pressure to the garage at 1800 rpm, and shut the machine down. When I rebuilt the motor, I found the crankshaft had no scoring or taper on the rod or main journals, and no spun bearings. Five minutes running in a diesel motor with zero oil pressure should have at least grooved the crankshaft, but it did not.

 

I can't say some other synthetic oil would not have done as well, but I know that no conventional oil would have given me the same results.

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