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Old 04-28-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Is Amsoil SSO 0w-30 Worth it?

Is anyone running this oil? I'm tempted to buy 2 cases, but it's kinda pricey even with the preferred customer membership. I would also have to pay shipping and tax on it.

I have found several posts on bobistheoilguy but none related to Subaru.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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Some folks have used it in their Subarus, I ran it in a Ford Escort GT (1.8L miata engine basically) and it consumed a lot more of the SSO than the Mobil1 0w-30 AFE.

Shell Rotella T6 synthetic is cheaper and proven good.........or are you planning on stimulating the economy?
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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And now I'm running Red Line 5W-30. If I would've stuck with Amsoil, I would be using something more robust than SSO.

Since you're n/a though, I wouldn't hesitate to run it at all. You could easily go to 7,500 miles with it, although I would still do a uoa at 5k to see what it looked like. Heck, you could probably get away with one of the cheaper Amsoils IMO.

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Old 04-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #5
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If you used Wal Mart Super Tech oil, which is the cheapest synthetic oil in the history of the world you'd be better off. I have a degree in Tribology from MIT, so please listen to me.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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I've run the ASL 5w30 & the SSO 0w30 back to back.
My UOA's show that there is no difference (in wear #'s) between the two oils unless your going to run it past 6k miles.

Look through my old threads and you'll see the UOA's...


EDIT: Forgot to add that the SSO has proven to hold its properties better (not thin or shear) when fuel dilution or other moisture is introduced.

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:44 PM   #7
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Just about to change my SSO out after my first time using it. No issues +/-.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #8
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Just about to change my SSO out after my first time using it. No issues +/-.
How about a uoa?

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:30 PM   #9
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hey guys, this is a really interesting and long read.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ghlight=amsoil

Your gonna need a pretty good attention span and a solid 1hr of reading, but like i said its interesting.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:16 PM   #10
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i ran AMSOIL 0w-30 when i worked in central WI during winter, and then i ran the 1 year as they stated it can be done. and 2 years later its still running
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i ran AMSOIL 0w-30 when i worked in central WI during winter, and then i ran the 1 year as they stated it can be done. and 2 years later its still running
wait what? you've been running the same motor oil for two years?
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hey guys, this is a really interesting and long read.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ghlight=amsoil

Your gonna need a pretty good attention span and a solid 1hr of reading, but like i said its interesting.
Excellent info. Just keep the following in mind about Dr. Haas:

He does not drive a Subaru.
He drives a Bentley, Lambo, and Ferrari with massive oils sumps
He does not run Amsoil SSO.
He runs Renewable Lubricants Inc., and has run Red Line and GC.
He sometimes does a used oil analysis every 1,000 miles. His uoa's cost $100.
You can read his threads on ferrarichat and bobistheoilguy.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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Old 05-16-2010, 12:48 PM   #13
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i ran AMSOIL 0w-30 when i worked in central WI during winter, and then i ran the 1 year as they stated it can be done. and 2 years later its still running
Amsoil would not say that about a Subaru turbo.
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Subaru has published Service Bulletin # 02-103-07 that identifies a factory design related problem with premature clogging of the oil mesh screen located inside the oiling system that supplies the turbo charger on all model turbo charged cars. A clogged screen will result in oil starvation and turbo charger failure. Subaru has reduced their recommended oil drain interval in half, as a solution, from 7,500 miles to 3,750 miles (3-3/4 months) and requires the oil mesh screen to be inspected, and possibly serviced, at every oil change. With this Subaru factory related design issue, AMSOIL INC. therefore must recommend customers follow the new Subaru oil change interval of 3,750 miles or 3-3/4 months until Subaru resolves this issue.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
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If amsoil is such a good product, then why aren't speed shops using it? All of the speed shops that I know of in my Tri-state region use Motul,Redline,and Eneos. I would think that if in fact Amsoil was such a superb product it would be offered at tuning/performance shops
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maybe those shops are sponsored and get those oils at discounts?

i've never heard a bad thing about amsoil, however i've never used the engine oil but i run the 75w-90 synthetic in my rear diff , which i bought at a speed shop.
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If amsoil is such a good product, then why aren't speed shops using it? All of the speed shops that I know of in my Tri-state region use Motul,Redline,and Eneos. I would think that if in fact Amsoil was such a superb product it would be offered at tuning/performance shops
Devils advocate:

I know of plenty of "speed shops" that use bull**** products that supposedly were "good"

1.Royal purple comes to mind
2.products from apc
3.perticular manufactures that went from selling fmic's to blue oil
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maybe those shops are sponsored and get those oils at discounts?

i've never heard a bad thing about amsoil, however i've never used the engine oil but i run the 75w-90 synthetic in my rear diff , which i bought at a speed shop.
Or maybe they go 10,000 cases at the cost of nothing, ask walmart how thats done.
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