quote:As far as pricing goes, you can do better than $8+. If you look at Amsoil's regular synthetics which are still way above Mobil 1 your talking less than $5 per quart. I would say even Amsoil 7500 series is on par with mobil one(Yes I know it's not a true synthetic but a group III based oil) But it's still a very good lubricant with some extended drain capabilities. And I would say that the XL7500 is better than ANY of the other so called synthetics that are a group III as well(valvoline synpower, pennzoil syn, havoline syn, chevron syn.) Anyhow if you want my recommendation, go with the ASL if your cold climate or ATM if warmer climate. These oils are fully synthetic PAO/Esters with extended drain capability.
Originally posted by BTC: I've read some opinions on this board that Mobil1 is as good or better than Amsoil. I would like to hear more opinions on this. It's hard to justify 8+ dollars per quart, Series 2000 0W-30, if Mobil1 is just as good or better.
quote:I don't want to get into a "brand war" but each oil has it's pluses and minuses. I've run Series 2000 and wasn't impressed with it. Others will tell you that the regular ATM/ASL line is as good, and based on what we've seen on this website, they are correct. S2k is a nice oil and I'd be happy with the purchase. Right now I like Mobil 1 for performance, cost and availability. I just bought Redline and hope it does well bc in my next car i'd like to run a higher end synthetic like Redline. Amsoil does a very nice job, especially in cases where a thicker 30wt viscosity is needed. You can't go wrong with either one.
I just ordered some Series 2000 0W-30. How does Mobil1 stack up against this particular oil?
quote:My response was mainly to this quote. I said you cant go wrong with both. I didn't say one was better then the other. For shorter drains Schaeffer's beats them both in many cases. Your right, you can interpret data to make it how you want it to look, but at this point in time Amsoil is no more capable of extended drains then Mobil 1. TBN's are now at 12 or more for both brands. They each haver there place and fit with certain engines and that was my point. BTW, 17k miles is 17k miles no matter how you slice it. That report was very good. How many oils would stay in grade that long with 0 makeup oil? [ September 23, 2003, 08:56 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
Mobil 1 is NOT as good or better. It's inferior to Amsoil, but it's a better deal for the money if you don't abuse your engine or don't care about extended drains.
quote:You could go every year instead of six months and it would be perfectly safe.
Originally posted by trey: I'm using amsoil right now in my 03 maxima, since i don't put many miles on my car (500 a month), I'm thinking every 6 months, anyone see a problem with this?