Truckster and exploder

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:58
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goodday gents
i have some info about AMSOIL will try and copy and put onto this post after

steve
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:03

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:03
Thanks mate.
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:00

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:00
goodday gents
the (amo)sae 10w-40 3.7l $57+ gst
(xlo)10w-40 doesnt import and doesnt recommend as its not a full synthetic
what he recommends for diesel is synthetic 15w-40$143per 9.5 ls

engine flush $12.10 inc gst
he said with roachies set up with the by pass filter sytem he should be looking at somewhere around 50-60000 ks between oil changes without the bypass system and using "there " oil filter about 30000 between changes but change filter every 10
also had a 2micron fuel filter and some other fuel additives he reckoned worked about 14-15 bucks a container but as far as i could work out you only got about 4 tanks to a bottlebut it may be worth a go
both he and the woman at the shop seemed fairly knowledgble about the products and easy to talk to

steve

ps i have a catalogue if you need more i will try and look it up
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:51

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:51
Yeah-good stuff I was after the AMO 10W40 stuff as it is good for 25,000miles or 1 year with no By-pass set up (On petrol Non turbo engines)

The XLO was my back up, but is only good for 7500miles or 6 months, as it’s not a full synthetic like he says.

So $125 for 7.4 Litres Little $$$ but I guess it’s close to the same cost as Mobil One and Amsoil openly say that it will go this distance Which Mobil don’t do to my knowledge.

Feel free to post up any other info in the catalogue that look’s interesting.

I am contemplating the switch for the next car.

Do you have the contact details for this place and will they post The Amsoil to WA?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:39

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:39
Might try and drop round for coffee thursday if your home Steve.
could be worth gettin a few people together and buying 20ltr drums, or if enough a 44 to save money

posting to WA would be mucho $$$... no distributer in WA?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:39

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:39
Ps gimme a call if ya gonna be home steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:47

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:47
If you gonna order some staff within next week then I am in, otherwise won't
have time to change the oil before the trip... BTW from which source is this pricing ? ;)

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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:07

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:07
goodday exploder and stan
info above is from lubrication management p/l
bill reid
127a lonsdale st dandenong 3175
phone # 0397940700

steve

please note i have nothing to do with this company just doing some leg work for others

steve
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:22

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:22
I have met the guy Roachie gets his oil from and he says that MOBIL 1 is not a true synthetic. (who am i to doubt him with his knowledge)
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:49

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:49
Thanks Steve
I contacted Peter from a1oils.com.au and got following prices:

1 x 5 litre ASL 5w30 Motor oil = $72.00
1 x 1 quart (946ml) ASL = $15.00
1 Engine flush = $11.00
Registered Post to Melbourne for above order = $12.20

Also they got Amsoil oil filters which don't have to be changed for a year...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:53

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:53
is 5 ltrs enough oil for yours? Mine takes 10ltr..

Still getting my head around changing filters and then reusing the old oil...

How much were filters?

Mate is checking into the Franz Filters at the moment wondering if they are better/worse as we should be able to get great prices on them.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:01

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:01
Thats $144 for oil alone PER change for a TD42...
Now, if it lasts 20,000klms, is it that much cheaper than fresh oil more often with the filters? Not really, but havent bought oil for a while, usually get 20ltr drums anyway.

It truly is texas tea... Wheres Jed and Elly May?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:39

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:39
Bruce,
mine uses 5.2 Liters according to the manual, so 6 liters should be plenty....
He also mentioned that if I order 2 x 5 Liters I'll get 10% discount...
Still waiting for the cost of the oil filter but I think the about $10US on the US
web site....

For Diesels you can use HDD 5w/30, which should be good for 24000-40000km....

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g1490.pdf
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Reply By: The Boy - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:13

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:13
Hi all,
Not knocking the synthetic oil but just wondering why we are looking at switching to it. Yep it is good stuff.
The oil of any sort will never break down and it is only the additives that deplete from the contaminants that our engines produce, water, acid, soot etc.
If you can control or remove these contaminants then in theory the oil should never be changed but this is not really practical. The oil at some stage need to be replaced mainly due to the antiwear packages that are in them, if they are doing there job you will see them fall during an oil analysis and can make a judgment call when the oil should be replaced based on an reference sample, not forgetting the other information, particles, chrome etc
At present my 01 Patrol is running DELO 400 with a FTA bypass oil filter mounted across the front chassis and I got 23,000kms out of that oil before the soot level started to climb, I decided to change the oil, OEM and by pass filters only to discover that I had not installed the bypass filter correctly. It was allowing a small amount of oil to escape where the two filters mate. If I had installed the bypass correctly I would still be using the same oil now. I sample every 5000 and replace all the oil filters every 10,000 regardless of the sample results.

Not sure if any of this will help others my a decision?

The Boy
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:31

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:31
Not just synthetic Amsoil, Try and find a oil company that will say there oil is good for 25,000miles or 1 year like amsoil has, without By-pass filtration, even Mobil don’t say that about there top Oil.

I use semi synthetic Penrite HPR 10 at the moment and will continue to use it in my current car; I have penrite in every thing in my car at the moment and it's good stuff.

But if I can use Oil that is good for 25000miles that’s 40,000k’s or 1 year I will change over in the future.

From what I can tell the competitors aren’t even close to Mobil and Amsoil and Amsoil has openly stated that we are better than the Top Mobil oil and backed it up with test data, and Mobil hasn’t said a thing about this statement.

That’s why I am looking at it, I first read about it on a US Forum around the same time Roachie started using it.
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