Originally Posted by UnleashedBeast
A case of Amsoil ASL 5W-20 Signature Series is $89.25 @ preferred Customer pricing.
The filters are $11.35 for the standard length filter and $13.15 for the long filter. I prefer the longer filter for increased capacity.
The membership cost is $10.00 for 6 months, $20.00 for the year.
Don't forget about tax, and shipping isn't an issue if he can pick up at his local distribution warehouse. No shipping charges for local pickup.
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I hear all your points, believe me .... Wix filters cost me about $3 each, and M1 is $25 (5 quarts). As I said ... Amsoil makes great stuff .... always have and probably always will, it's just VERY expensive.
If I had an ST or another high performance engine or for that matter ANY diesel of turbocharged engine ... I'd use it. For my $16,000 Focus ... WIX or Mann and M1 is just fine.
As much as I always say I'm going to keep a car forever, I usually get bored with it or it needs some kind of major work at about the 150,000 mile mark. My last car was a 2005 Toyota Corolla with 165,000 miles on it. I used Toyota filters and M1 in it from day 1. When I changed the oil at 10,000 intervals it hadn't used a drop and looked only slightly darker than new.
The only reason I got rid of it was because it needed a $1200 catalytic converter, O2 sensors, and tires ... to the tune of almost $1800. In all those miles the only actual repair I ever did to it was one headlight bulb. I maintain the hell out of all my vehicles myself, and I honestly feel that the difference between M1 and a quality standard oil filter, and the Amsoil stuff is so negligible as to not even be worth talking about .... but that';s just me. If others want to use different materials that's fine, but for the normal driver, the regular stuff is just fine.
Good discussion !!