Don't want to cause any problems and I am no expert in any way. So here it goes.
Doesn't AMSOIL have a warranty with their oils? If the oil did cause a problem with the engine wouldn't they cover it? What do they have to say about this, not that bringing them in will solve anything from what I have read on this post. Is it that they would not cover it because an AMSOIL filter was not used? Why state on your product label that you can go 25k miles or one year which ever comes first if the product will not hold up as stated? I wonder how many individuals out there are doing just that without a clue to the damage that they might be causeing, or are they?
I wouldn't want to take a chance on my engine getting damaged just to try and prove a point. It would be different if AMSOIL would put it in writing that they would pay for all costs to this engine and to let the oil run till it trashed the engine to see just how long it would go. But this is reality, not a fantacy world that we would like to live in.
Did Mobil retract their statement of extended drains back in the 80's to protect themselves, or to make more money on their product being used more with shorter drain intervals? Am I wrong or didn't they have the same statement of some kind on their oil bottles as well?
Untill Redline, Mobil, Royal Purple and AMSOIL all sit down and do a complete study on their oils together and become buddy buddy and crown a true winner, I don't see any way everyone will be happy with any results. Just isn't going to happen.
I find it hard for AMSOIL to continue to compete in the synthetic market as time goes on. It is to easy for a person to go to Wal-Mart and get Mobil 1 off the shelf when they need it at a great price. Not to mention other synthetics available, not saying they are on the same level as AMSOIL and Mobil but try to tell that to the general public that just doesn't care, to them synthetic is synthetic. Marketing plays a major roll and in today's world, it seems that the way AMSOIL is marketed how can it survive? Put AMSOIL on the shelf of Wal-Mart and it would kill the independent AMSOIL dealer. Wouldn't it?
3 Poncho's needs to do what they feel is in their best interest. If it wasn't for them this very interesting and informative test wouldn't even be here for us to enjoy.
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