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Post Why I wont use Amsoil

Note; This post is not meant to harm, offend, or insult any person, place, or thing. It is merely a posting of my opinion, experiences, and thoughts. If by any chance you may be offended, please leave the thread now. Thank you.



1; No API certification. Amsoil has argued to the reasons for it (and stated their oils exceeds API standards) but the simple fact is this; They have NO API certifications. Yet, every owners manual I have ever seen says the same thing about the type of oil to use. API certified. Some may think this irrelavent, but I look at it like this; If I was a sick man and needed a Doctor to treat me, would I take the guy with the degree? or the guy who says he knows enough to get the degree?

The most insulting reason Amsoil states for a lack of certification is cost. Are you kidding me? Have you seen the price of a quart of Amsoil? I dont believe them that its cost related.

Source; http://eolcs.api.org/ Search "Amsoil" under the brand name.



2; Distribution methods. OK, I can appreciate people trying to make a living. But from a customer stand point, buying it off a person or internet and not from a store has its draw backs. For one, after checking with 6 different sellers I got 6 different prices. It makes me feel like I have to befriend a person to get a low price on oil. Junk if you ask me. For two, not many people near me sell it, so I would have to buy it over the internet, which can lead to more hassles with billing, returns, delivery, taxes, etc... Why not just have it in the stores? It would make a whole lot easier.

Some have stated that the reason for no stores is warranties. Amsoil boasts its extended drain intervals and if a problem where to occur, it would be more difficult to hold a salesperson responsible then a store. Right or wrong it makes me wonder....



3; Personal interaction. Every single Amsoil salesman I meet the same thing happens;

Salesperson; "What do you currently use?"
Me; "Royal Purple, Mobil 1..."
Salesperson; "Royal Purple and Mobil 1? They will kill your engine in no time. You need to use our ......"

Every time, without fail, the first thing they do is bash other companies products. Then when you ask them to prove how good it is or about the API certifications they just recite the stuff written on Amsoils website. Also, I have yet to see ONE study/report/test done on Amsoil that raves about how great Amsoil is, WITHOUT Amsoil paying for the study/report/test.


Again, I did not mean any offense by this thread. It is just my opinion, experiences, and thoughts. If any offense was taken in any way, I sincerely appoligize.

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not a single point that i disagree w/...amsoil sales people are ALWAYS selling...i just wanna go STFU !

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not a single point that i disagree w/...amsoil sales people are ALWAYS selling...i just wanna go STFU !

you got shut down Don

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edit my post all they want...doesnt change the pyramid scheme...every
person thats ever encountered amsoil knows what im talking about.

it is disapointing that sponsors are obviously protected from justifing
their products "claimed" superiority.

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This is proving to be an interesting thread so far...lets try not to get it shut down. Maybe Bill will come in and add his opinion, since he's an Amsoil dealer...

Don, I sent you a PM...

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I work at a privately owned NAPA store- we are an Amsoil distributor. Got lots of it on the shelf. I can agree that every Amsoil salesman is always selling, but every oil company says theirs is the best, Mobil, Royal, Amsoil, Castrol, the list goes on. I use it in all my stuff. I changed my wife's Jimmy over about 3 yrs ago. Took the truck out of her garage, changed the oil, put it back in the garage. Next day she comes home from work, says "What did you do to my truck?" I asked what she ment- better or worse. She said it ran better, seemed to have more power. I change it every 10-12,000, uses less than 1/2 a quart between changes, now has 118k on it now. If it keeps me out from under her truck, it gives me more time to play with my truck.
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This is proving to be an interesting thread so far...lets try not to get it shut down. Maybe Bill will come in and add his opinion, since he's an Amsoil dealer...

Don, I sent you a PM...
I am working on a response. I have been doing out side work as it is in the mid 50 here and i hate to work in the cold.
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Firstly, thank you to all those that have read and replied, I appreciate everyone's input (even those that I dont agree with) and am very happy everyone has been civil so far. I truely did not want to start any problems but I did want to get my thoughts out there. I really hope no one took offense to my thread, and dont want anyone to get into trouble over this thread.

Secondly; Please understand, I am not saying Amsoil is a bad company, or makes bad products. My post was merely my point of view on them, and should not be taken as anything more.

If anyone has anything else to add (civily) please feel free. I really hope we can keep this thread open and have a decent discussion.

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