Amsoil SS vs M1EP 0w20..if same price..

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I am stuck overseas driving a 2014 RAV4 during a work assignment.

Amsoil SS and M1EP are both ~$11 a quart..
Is it a new brainer to go with Amsoil in this case?

I drive about 7,500 miles per 18 months. I would like to push 18 months since I really don't drive this car much.
I only drive the car once or twice a week since the public transportation is so good and cheap here. Last month: 4 days of operation

I know both are considered good oils, and I would go with M1EP from walmart if i were in the US due to price. That is not the case here.
 
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They're not both $11/qt, Mobil 1 EP is around half that if you buy it from any reasonable retailer and don't believe in some Amsoil shill's marketing wank about going into a parts store and comparing Amsoil to per quart oil at the parts store.
 
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In your situation, either would be fine but seeing how the price is the same I’d go with the AMSOIL SS. I used to have a Ford plug-in hybrid that had 20K mile OCIs. My UOAs showed SS looking better on paper at 26K than M1EP did at 19K.
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If price is the same? Yeah I'd go with the Amsoil SS.

Here it isn't and for $29 bucks for 5 quarts at Walmart, I have recently decided to go with the added PAO in the Mobil1 (compared to to other options at Walmart, and Amsoil isn't one of them). I wish Amsoil would team up with Walmart...I bet it would be like $6 bucks a quart. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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Thanks all.. I went with *** 0w-20.
I knew this 2.5L 4cyl isn't picky about oil at all, so I knew any "premium" oil would put into my RAV4 would place it above 99% of other RAV4s

Report b ack on the wonders of the Amsoil.

Went to a "labor only" type of chain they have here. $55 of *** + $10 for Toyota OEM filter + $20 labor = $85. (Toyota dealer is $130)
The place used a weird looking suction device which hooked up to the drain hole... almost like doing a transmission service.

Anyways.. drove the 2 miles home... i was wishing that it would cure the random vibrating issue at traffic lights at certain idle RPM (not from engine.. maybe a loose panel/screw type of sound). Overall, zero difference. :) I just wanted the perceived longevity anyways.
 
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I'd try the Amsoil for the high moly; Then the M1 to see if your ride "likes" one best.
 
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