Amsoil AME 15-40 hddo in gas engines?

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Is Amsoil AME suitable for gas engines like the series 3000 is? Would there be any benefit in running AME over AMO 10-40? More additives? More esters? edit, fixed the spelling of the title for you [Smile] [ January 27, 2004, 10:05 AM: Message edited by: Patman ]
 
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YES and it works great. Works really great in higher mileage vehicles. I find it more stable than the 10W-40 (less viscosity spread), it has a bit more robust additive package and just holds up nicely even in my 243000 mile turbo. The only issue is the 15W, but I cranked at 9°F and the car started right up with oil pressure.
 
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Originally posted by Pablo: The only issue is the 15W, but I cranked at 9°F and the car started right up with oil pressure.
Pablo, From what I've seen, I don't believe the temp is much of an issue for a true full-synth oil compared to a 15w of a Chevron or Mobil Delvac variety. Seems like the 15w is just fine for temps 0F and above with the full-synths, like Amsoil. I wouldn't bring the dino 15w down that low, though...
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone! Pablo - I hope to have a 243000 turbo sometime in the future too [Wink] I might give this oil a try in my wrx this summer - as Terry says - let analysis be my guide!
 
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I've run this oil in gas engines for years including Harleys and it works well. A great universal oil for a mixed fleet or farm operation. Great anti corrosion formulation for those that see the elevated fe in UOA's. A bit too thick and not enough FM's for the newer tigher tolerance engines but the Syn formulation can overide some of that characteristic. Let analysis be your guide.
 
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I like the Series 3000, 5w-30 for gas engines ....It's going to give you better performance and fuel efficiency than the Amsoil 15w-40 or 10w-40. If you are bothered by the cost of the S3000, your drain intervals are simply too short [Wink] I've run the stuff for 20,000 miles/2 yrs in my toyota with excellent results. Tooslick www.lubedealer.com/Dixie_Synthetics
 
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What would it take for this stuff to be MA certified/compliant/applicable, ie. for a "modern" wet-clutch motorcycle application? [Confused]
 

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Originally posted by TooSlick: I like the Series 3000, 5w-30 for gas engines ....It's going to give you better performance and fuel efficiency than the Amsoil 15w-40 or 10w-40. If you are bothered by the cost of the S3000, your drain intervals are simply too short [Wink] I've run the stuff for 20,000 miles/2 yrs in my toyota with excellent results. Tooslick www.lubedealer.com/Dixie_Synthetics
Im not worried about the cost, I think this meesage board is just driving me crazy [Freak] [Duh!] [Patriot] I might give the 15 40 a try in the summer, well see. Thanks for the input everyone!
 
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Why is it that some of the Amsoil HD Diesel oils are recommended and used in gasoline engine applications, while I have not seen nor would I recommend anyone to use a gasoline engine oil in a diesel application? I, as well as others I'm sure would like to understand the logic behind this scenario. [Roll Eyes]
 
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JD, all the HDEO oils recommended for use in gassers do carry API SL, which is for gassers. Most gasser oils DON'T carry Diesel ratings. Dave
 
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