AMSOIL distributor is Siderney

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OK there appears to have been a lot written about amsoil recently but all the distributors or gurus live everywhere but Sydney. Does anyone know of a dealer in that area, or for that matter in NSW? Sorry about going over old ground but I looked at the archive area as suggested to Brian but could find the right info, although the amsol website is interesting. Like everyone else I want to spend my money on things other than oil.
Regards Bob
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Reply By: Ando79 - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 07:54

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 07:54
Bob, I haven't read the history of discussion re Amsoil, but am in the same boat as you. I was hoping to find someone in or near Sydney. Had to resort to mail order. 11 quarts of severe gear cost $231, but I was given a box discount of 10% which more than covers the price of registered post (and I live in the sticks so it should be cheaper for postage to Sydney). So if you really want to go with Amsoil, get in touch with Peter Crossing from A1 Oils (www.a1oils.com.au). I think he is based in VIC.
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Reply By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 09:17

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 09:17
Ando79
Thanks for the info I will get on to him soon. I am going to see our local auto parts store (Scone) and see if he has info on these bypass filters as well.
Regards bob
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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 08:18

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 08:18
Ah righto. I'm in Narrabri, so probably about the same for postage.
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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:51

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:51
I have just gone through the same exercise, and have ordered the gear for my 1999 GU Patrol. You fit a nipple on the rear filter mount, then screw the bypass directly onto it. There are other options - some simpler - some more complicated.
Check this site : www.A1oils.com.au
The guy is Peter Crossing - (03) 5021 5000
He will give you the local dealers.
For SA -it is Bruce - 08 8388 5294
In Qld it is Ross Lawson - 07 5448 5953
regards...............Keith
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Follow Up By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:56

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:56
keith
I have a troopy and I am going to look up the frantz site and get some details about a filter for the troopy then start contacting the above people re amsoil
Thanks Bob
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Follow Up By: Keith_A (Qld) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:53

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:53
Hi Bob - there are several manufacturers for this gear; Amsoil; Frantz and Baldwin.
The Frantz make the paper roll style which was too messy for me. The other two make the screw on style. The Amsoil sell the complete kit, where-as Baldwin only sell the filter and you have to organise all the fittings etc. I also found the Baldwin people very unhelpful (and thats putting it mildly).
The Amsoil people were the exact opposite - very helpful with full explanations etc.
regards................Keith
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:37

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:37
Keith,
I'd be interested to know whether your 1999 model has 2 filters the same as each other, or like mine, has 2 different filters? On mine, the front filter is supposedly a by-pass filter with a different size thread, whereas the rear filter is a "normal" type filter. However, some of the earlier 4.2 diesel GUs as well as the GQ range of 4.2 diesels, had 2 filters of exactly the same type/size/thread etc.

The reason I ask is that if yours has 2 different type filters as standard, then by replacing the rear (normal) filter with a nipple and a amsoil by-pass filter, you may be asking for strife, as you will not have a normal, high flow filter at all and could be causing a flow restiction in your oil ways. Just a thought mate.
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Keith_A (Qld) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 19:00

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 19:00
Thanks Roachie - yes mine has 2 identical (ryco Z503).
The other version you mention uses one Z503 and one Z416.
It was explained to me that the engine is designed for the rear to have a bypass, and the Z416 is a combination full flow plus bypass.
It filters to 25 micron (not much of a difference).

I had exactly the same concern - starting with 2 full flow at 40l/min, and changing to one fullflow and one bypass - must loose some flow rate. I have spoken to a Steve Clifton at Bridgewater Radiators in SA (08 8339 3731) who has run this set-up for over 100,000ks, and seems OK.

Your setup is the best. I may even go that way later, but the cost is around $380 plus install. Might have a talk with mechanic before getting the nipple option.
.....Off to Innaminca and Coongie lakes tommorrow for 3 weeks, so won't be on line.
......................Keith
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Reply By: boo boo - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:26

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:26
Keith
You are saving me a lot of footwork, but I suppose thats what this forum is all about Thank you very much.
Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: boo boo - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:48

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:48
Keith
I am semi retired and work for a bus company driving buses every now and then. When I discussed the matter with the owner this morning he said that he knows of a few fleets that have tried it and it has destroyed there motors one in particular was a trucking co that put synthetic oil in two of their trucks and both motors have been replaced supposedly due to the oil. H stated that it got too thin when hot and damaged the rockers and cams. I am not mechanically minded so I take his word for it.That worried me a bit (in fact a lot) Your thoughts Keith or any one else.
Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Flash - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:28

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 14:28
Boo boo, that's simply not possible.
Wrong type or grade of oil perhaps or perhaps engines were going to die anyway.

Synthetic oil is FAR superior to mineral oil in EVERY single respect.... except price that is.
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:08

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:08
goodday guys
block i spoke to today said syney guy no longer in business
melbourne dealer is lubrication management dandenong vic
phone 0397940700
please note i am not associated with these people just doing some leg work for truckie and exploder as i was nearby today

steve
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