08-20-2018, 10:41 AM
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Erie, PA
What I Drive: 2003 Ford Focus ZX5
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Originally Posted by BillytheBBQMaster
While you may have gotten lucky with those cheap oils, you really didn't save anything. Add up how much money you wasted on TONS of excessive oil changes not including the fuel economy you lost. Amsoil is way cheaper, if not free with the rebates at the pump.
100% of every person I have ever spoken to who has ever blown an engine WERE NOT using Amsoil. Amsoil has never had an oil-related failure in over 40 years. They warranty parts and labor in writing if their extended drains ever cause an engine failure.
Bulbs burning out and punctures tires are nothing compared to the cost of replacing an engine or transmission. Once you have those major failures on a car with 100,000 to 200,000 miles, it often costs more to replace the engine than what the vehicle is worth.
So while most people are changing their oil up to 33 times for every 100,000 miles of driving, I often get by changing my oil 5 to 7 times during that same time. Not that I am a big tree hugger by any means, but using oil excessively is wasting a natural resource. Even if you do your own oil change, you are wasting time driving to the store all of those extra times, changing the oil and then driving again to dump the oil. And while you get no real benefit of using those cheaper oils, I often enjoy an extra 1 to 3 MPG boost in fuel economy. Those fuel savings end up paying for the oil in the long run. My fuel savings exceed the cost of the oil, so that means the oil was free.
When you drive 1,000 miles per week and you get alarmed by what you're paying for fuel and maintenance, that's when you start getting creative trying to figure out how to save money. I've run the numbers over and over. Every time I have figured out spreadsheets and see what I was paying for oil, fuel, etc, Amsoil ALWAYS saved me the most money, even though it costs more per oil change. How can something else save you more if you have to change it more often? You don't buy tires that last 5,000 miles do you? Why would you buy oil that has to be changed more often? It's a HASSLE that I don't want or need.
Explain to me how you know other oils cause failures if your only experience has been with using Amsoil? How do you know the engine failures you speak are directly caused by the brand of oil used? I'm sure there are Amsoil failures you just aren't seeking them out because you are drinking the Kool-Aid.
We are talking about passenger vehicles, not supercars or heavy machinery. If you have close to 200k on the odometer, engine problems are probably not your only problem.
You can definitely go longer without changing the oil in newer vehicles. Oil breakdown isn't the only reason oil is changed and hence a reason I wouldn't put 25k on an oil change and would rather have to do it every 5-7k. You are driving 1k a week, you are likely going to have to change fluids more often. That's generally how it goes when you put miles on your car. What even has you driving 1k a week? The Amsoil shilling you are doing?
Your numbers are based on your use case and your small sample size of yourself. I'm betting most people aren't putting 1k on their dailies every week continuously.
How does Amsoil contribute to fuel economy compared to any other brand?The "green" line is bullshit. Take your used oil somewhere that recycles/repurposes it
I wasn't aware that if I used Amsoil that my brakes would never wear, rust would never form, and that Jesus actually will take my wheel if needed.