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Not completely true. Go to amsoil.com and check out the oil test results. Its amazing how different some brands of oils are. Not all oils are created equally.
Though I wouldn't trust any Amsoil test that encourages buying their liquid gold, I didn't suggest that all oils are equal. However, at what point does lower quality oil actually threaten the engine? That's the important thing that seems to often get lost in the name of using the best.

I believe manufacturers recommend oil that won't damage their engines if changed at proper intervals. Given that belief, it's tough to justify splurging on more expensive oil unless I plan to be lazy about maintenance. Long as it meets the manufacturer standards, I'm happy.

Everyone should do what they want - if you prefer to get the best oil and it gives you peace of mind, please do so. The marketing out there around oil, though, makes me a bit crazy.
 

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AMSOIL is what I used to run, but I got a decent deal on Royal Purple motorcycle oil, so I'm using that till it's gone. There is a difference between oils, if there weren't we'd only have a couple brands to choose from and they'd be cheap. That being said, anything that meets or exceeds manufacturers specs is sufficient.

I think my mind plays tricks on me though, because I swear I get a different sound and feel from different oils....:rolleyes:
 

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AMSOIL is what I used to run, but I got a decent deal on Royal Purple motorcycle oil, so I'm using that till it's gone. There is a difference between oils, if there weren't we'd only have a couple brands to choose from and they'd be cheap. That being said, anything that meets or exceeds manufacturers specs is sufficient.

I think my mind plays tricks on me though, because I swear I get a different sound and feel from different oils....:rolleyes:

I agree, everytime I wash my truck I swear that the engine sounds better!
 

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The Rotella, Castrol Syntec and Mobil One can be had a Wal-Mart. Excellent oil in my opinion.

Just about any full synthetic would be a better choice than any petroluem based product.

On petroluem based oils it is good to go with one formulated for motorcycles as they put a shearing additive since the engine and transmission share the oil.

I would certainly stay with a full synthetic oil.
 
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