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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Mobil1 35 79.55%
AMSoil 9 20.45%
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Old 07-04-2001, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Quick dumb question AMSoil vs Mobil1

AMSoil or Mobil1? Which do you prefer. Feel free to give opinions. But keep the flames on low...

I have a chance to get gallon jugs of AMSoil for a very low cost, (around $25) And I was wondering how it stacked up against Mobil1.
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Old 07-05-2001, 04:46 PM   #2
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You also might want to compare their data sheets available through their web sites.
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Old 07-05-2001, 04:53 PM   #3
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Default Mobil 1

Only because it is cheaper and omnipresent.

If you can get gallons of Amsoil for $25, do it.
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Old 07-05-2001, 05:27 PM   #4
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The only reason why I would choose Mobile 1, is because I ran it my 87 integra with 207,000 miles, and I was still racing it. The thing ran awesome. And another thing, Mobile 1 is easier to get in a pinch. So my vote is mobile 1, but if you can get amsoil at 25 bucks a gallon, do that instead.
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Old 07-05-2001, 05:28 PM   #5
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Wait. Dude. 4 quarts to a gallon. Mobile 1 was $27.xx plus tax for 6 quarts last time I looked (week or two ago). You're paying $1.75 more per quart if you go for the AMSoil.
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Old 07-05-2001, 06:13 PM   #6
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I found an independent study, about a year ago, which ranked oils for things like flashpoint, ash, viscocity, etc.

They ranked like this:
Amsoil
Redline
Mobil 1

Those three were on top by quite a margin. I looked, but I couldn't find the study, again.

In either case, they were all pretty close, and if you're doing regular changes, it probably doesn't matter a whole hell of a lot.
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Old 07-05-2001, 06:42 PM   #7
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Kool, keep it comming guys. I found out it will be closer to $20 a gallon too. That still makes it more expensive than mobil1 but if AMSoil is better, I might go that route.

2 more things for your expert opinions:

1.) anyone use their oil filters? What do you think?

2.) What if any problems would I encounter going from Mobil1 to AMSoil. And if I do so, is there any procedure I should do before hand?

Thanks guys I appreciate it.
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Old 07-05-2001, 07:01 PM   #8
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Well I am an authorized Amsoil dealer so I get Amsoil at cost. My cost on Amsoil is $4.35 a quart. Add to that shipping and the fact that you have to order the stuff before you plan on changing your oil. So paying $3.80 a quart like I do for Mobil 1 and being able to go to the auto parts store whenever helped me decide.

Amsoil is a very good oil. In fact they were the first company to create a synthetic motor oil. There oil filters are great and I still use thier gear oil and antifreeze. BTW everything AMSOIL makes is synthetic (except of course antifreeze).

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Old 07-05-2001, 07:34 PM   #9
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I get 5 quart jugs of Mobil 1 10W30 for $15 at Walmart .

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Old 07-05-2001, 08:56 PM   #10
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Kyle, where the heck are you getting Mobil1 for 3.80 a qt?!

Brian, I was just at Wal Mart and they do have the 10w-30 in the jugs, but here it is $17.88! (picked some up ) Are you sure it is only $15 up there? Must be nice.
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Old 07-06-2001, 01:44 PM   #11
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Thumbs up Mobil 1

it's everywhere and the difference between the two is negligible.

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Old 07-06-2001, 01:46 PM   #12
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It was around $15.33 a case at our Walmart too (picked some up myself)
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Old 07-06-2001, 08:28 PM   #13
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Just picked up the 5qt from walmart at $17.
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Old 07-09-2001, 01:59 PM   #14
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Default Mobil 1

Unless it is made different now, Amsoil is NOT compatible with conventional oils. You have to flush the motor out with kerosene or something similar in order to change to Amsoil. The same for going back, and you can never mix the two if you are short. I use Amsoil filters with my Mobil 1 oil and have not had any problems. I was thinking of trying Castrol or Valvoline though, just to see if my oil temp gauge reads any lower. Mine runs almost 90 C most all the time except slower cruising speeds in the hot midwest weather we have now. You can buy Amsoil right from the factory and save bucks too. My local dealer has really stupid prices on the filters.
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Old 07-09-2001, 03:30 PM   #15
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Amsoil is compatible with synthetics and conventionals. You don't have to do a flush, but if you have a high-mileage, high-sludge engine you can use their engine flush.
Check the Amsoil FAQ's
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Old 07-09-2001, 04:24 PM   #16
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Default Re: Mobil 1

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Unless it is made different now, Amsoil is NOT compatible with conventional oils. You have to flush the motor out with kerosene or something similar in order to change to Amsoil. The same for going back, and you can never mix the two if you are short.
That is not, nor was it ever, true. A properly maintained engine has NO issues switching lubricants. Mixing is also not an issue, other than making the whole thing about equal to the more inferior of the two fluids.
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Old 07-09-2001, 05:46 PM   #17
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I use Mobil 1 because it is the best synthetic that I can find locally.

Plus, if you spring a leak on the road you can find a quart bottle of Mobil 1 in the gas station.
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Old 07-09-2001, 06:31 PM   #18
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I'm very loyal to Amsoil so im biased. If you don't care about the cost, go for Amsoil - otherwise Mobil will work just great.

http://www.amsoil.com
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Old 07-09-2001, 09:24 PM   #19
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Ive gone from motorcraft convential 5W30, to motorcraft full synthetic 5W30, to Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic and to tell you the truth, have noticed no differnce in gas mileage, or overall cleanliness of the oil when I change it. The only difference I have noticed is the size of the hole in my wallet when I switched to mobil 1.
Ill stick with the mobil 1. If its good enough for the supercharged jaguar xkr and xjr, from the factory (400 hp) Its good enough for me.


Dam there are no walmarts near me! Must find one, need cheap mobil one, when I was in Florida on vacation I paid 26 bux for a case of 6, dam I should have looked for a walmart

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Old 07-09-2001, 11:25 PM   #20
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I used most of the synthetics, and now use AMSOIL(also an independent dealer here in Maine). We're using AMSOIL in our race car this season and I'll be running it in my Impreza when the turbo and new engine go in.

Any synthetic is better than conventional oil. AMSOIL.com has some good FAQs. Supply is not a problem with AMSOIL as you can order on the web and it's dropped shipped direct to your door.

Bottom line-buy what you're comfortable with and change it as directed.

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