What's to say regular priced ATF won't live? I'm at 2x drains, no issues and lab says all good....but I get the feel good part of using things like Amsoil.AMSOIL ATF at the PC price, and used for the longer drain for which it was designed, is not a bad deal. Sure, it costs more, but you run it longer, and you save both the cost of additional fluid changes as well as the cost of your time in those additional fluid changes.
I've got AMSOIL ATF in the Tundra. I will gladly pay for a longer-lasting product that performs well and saves me time and labor.
Many of your posts cause that.When I posted something about the high price of another boutique oil, I got bashed.
Yes but if you got a bypass I wouldn’t even change the filter. Maybe 4K from when you add but it can be held off. As for price. The thing is Amsoil will last at its best way longer than any other synthetic or lube.I just ordered ATF and gear oil to change the ATF, transfer case, front and rear diff., and a new bypass oil filter. The total was $300 and that includes the preferred buyer discount.
No engine oil or normal engine oil filter.
It would be $400 if I did not have some leftover ATF. And just a drain and fill of transmission. And does not include AT filter.
Seems like a lot of $$. No labor.
But then again compare the cost of doing this kind of prev maint vs the cost of a new diesel 3/4 ton pickup and it's a no brainer.
I run Valvoline Syn Gear in my rear diff and oem in my trans and change every 15-20k period. I don’t mind it cause it’s two bolts.Amsoil doesn't seem as bad as others as saying. Especially considering the preferred membership only costs $10 every 6 months so if you were stocking up like @Donald , it makes sense.
Here's a price compare for a quart what I thought to be similar quality 75w90. Those with more knowledge on here can chime in.
$19.13 retail or $16.26 after the BITOG15 15% discount (can't buy per quart)
Differential LifeHPL Differential Life gear oil is designed to provide superior operation in a multitude of automotive applications including gear and clutch limited slip. HPL Differential Life is formulated with synthetic base oil and state of the art additive chemistry for maximum performance. This oil is...www.advlubrication.com
Motul Gear 300
some mentioned Shell, Chevron, Mobil or Castrol.
Could only find Mobil on the Walmart Website
so Amsoil is $2.34/quart more than Mobil from Walmart
Donald's car just needs a lot of fluids. Boutique fluid doesn't cost that much more...
Are you saying this with respect to engine oil or ATF or gear oil or all of the above?Yes but if you got a bypass I wouldn’t even change the filter. Maybe 4K from when you add but it can be held off. As for price. The thing is Amsoil will last at its best way longer than any other synthetic or lube.
The draw back is the mentality that color signifies dirty and that’s not always the case. ADDICTIVES can change before base stock does but it’ll make the base stock a different color. Another drawback is the assumption that if it’s in for XX amount. It can’t still be good next to fresh fluids. When I’m reality it’s just getting started. And still has a better additive package than that fresh new synthetic even with 10k on the clock.
But I only spend that if your willing to keep vehicle till she dies flat on her face. Which maybe never. If you plan on selling or trading it’s not worth the high tier fluids. I didn’t say run cheap *** fluids but top tier isn’t needed. A lot if mid tiers just require change sooner.
With products like motor oil it depends on the OCI and application. IMO, If you're not willing to extend the OCI or have a severe application then ya it makes sense to not use a more expensive product because you're not taking advantage of the upcharge. It's really no different than choosing Supertech over M1 for a 3k mile OCI.I guess I just don't 'get' the whole boutique oil thing. I have 2 trucks currently that have more miles on them than 90% of the population will ever put on, and still run them daily and all they get are Chevron level quality lubes and at extended drains. I had someone ask me if I'd ever looked at HPL stuff, I'm sure it's wonderful, but if I am getting excellent service out of basic lubes, why would I change to something boutique and double my costs? Especially when a lot of it is just blended group III like everyone elses 'synthetics'.
True, I'm doing both, extended drains (20k) and using Chevron in a fleet application. With the cost of some of the fancy oils, I'd need to leave them in for 100k for it to pencil out.With products like motor oil it depends on the OCI and application. IMO, If you're not willing to extend the OCI or have a severe application then ya it makes sense to not use a more expensive product because you're not taking advantage of the upcharge. It's really no different than choosing Supertech over M1 for a 3k mile OCI.
This.With Amsoil, BECOME YOUR OWN DEALER.
Here's what we do for friends and family and that includes people we don't know from Adam.Seems like a lot of $$. No labor.
Amsoil's top of the line products should hold up for quite a while.Whats the cost difference compared to Supertech, taking into account if you could run Amsoil for longer intervals?
If it costs twice as much, but last 3x, then it is cheaper than ST. Assuming one uses it for that longer time.Amsoil's top of the line products should hold up for quite a while.