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Old 11-08-2008, 12:15 AM
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When I started using Amsoil I too was nervous/scared about running it @ 100:1, but as time passed I kept mixing it a little leaner & a little leaner until I got to 100:1. As I kept mixing it leaner I would notice that the equipment ran better & better & better. So, that's where I'm at now. Now I'm just waiting for Amsoil to come out with a Saber 200:1 oil!
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:14 PM
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Is it ok to switch to the synthetic oil, just to test out, then go back to the regular oil? I'm hoping that with the synthetic oil, it will "clean out" the engine a bit with a few tank fulls. Any info on that?
My Stihl Dealer is HIGHLY recommending to only run synthetic in the BR blowers, along with my weedeaters.
You may want to check with your dealer, and stop running the conventional oil anyway.

I'm switching over from Ultra to the Amsoil products.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:10 PM
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Here's an interesting read about a truck owner and a possible problem with Amsoil. Pay particular attention to the first sentence in the first post on the 2nd page.

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=274082
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:13 PM
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Do you mean blown-up or locked up from using the Stihl mix?
Blown. We were able to get one freed up, double oiled it w/ amsoil and it seems to be fine. The other is cooked, a box of pieces at the dealership right now.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:22 AM
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Here's an interesting read about a truck owner and a possible problem with Amsoil. Pay particular attention to the first sentence in the first post on the 2nd page.
That thread doesn't really say anything. There's a guy who's engine is using oil. It may be the oil, it may not. He doesn't tell any of the detailed history of the engine or even how many miles are on it. He's done no tests or anything.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:19 AM
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That thread doesn't really say anything. There's a guy who's engine is using oil. It may be the oil, it may not. He doesn't tell any of the detailed history of the engine or even how many miles are on it. He's done no tests or anything.

I agree. Sounds like a few guys with oil consumption problems. Could it be from the lower quality oils previously used?
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:12 PM
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I use Amsoil in everything I have and not one engine issue to date.
Everything runs good
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:23 PM
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That thread doesn't really say anything. There's a guy who's engine is using oil. It may be the oil, it may not. He doesn't tell any of the detailed history of the engine or even how many miles are on it. He's done no tests or anything.
Ya, that was really interesting. Said nothing about Amsoil. Not really.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:05 PM
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I run full synthetic in everything I own. No offense but I wouldn't ever put Am[way]sOil in anything I own. Of course, there's a story behind that and since you no longer work for them I feel it's safe to tell it. I was with a buddy a few years ago at the Fall Nationals drag race. My buddy knew a pit crew member who worked on the Amsoil sponsored car. He was showing us around the pits and in the trailer. To my surprise, there was a guy in the trailer swapping out oil. He was pouring Mobil 1 into the Amsoil bottles. I asked why. His response was they had to so people walking by the car in the pits would see them pouring oil into the engine out of an Amsoil bottle. I said, no, that's not what I meant. Why don't you just use the oil that came in the Amsoil bottle? He kinda laughed a little and said they at least want to make it to the end of the track. I was totally shocked. I asked if it were that bad? He said what car do you know of comes factory-filled with Amsoil? He then said I can name 10 cars right now that come factory-filled with Mobil 1 and that there were reasons behind that.
Now, I would never believe this story if I hadn't of saw it with my own eyes but I swear to you it's the truth. I have also read reports on Amsoil and it's quality characteristics and they all have shown how awesome this stuff is. Unfortunately, after more research on the reports I found out they were all supported by Amsoil! WTF is up with that?
Anyway, I prefer to run Klotz premix oil in all my equipment. I know the quality is there plus it smells great.
I found another profesional race car driver that admits to switching oils to different containers to keep sponsors happy, while he used a better performing oil to win races. It is all on this video clip, take a look for yourself. I have names and admissions on camera to prove this! look it is at the nd of the 2+ minute video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQ1g...eature=related
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:23 PM
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I also found this video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI
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