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Posted: 03/06/02 12:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used Mobil 1 in my engines for over 5 years and it works very well. I guess I would like to try it in the Transmission also. I talked with the owner of a local transmission shop (very good people, very honest) and asked him about his opinion on Mobil 1 vs. AMSoil and he said he would "never use AMSoil". I did look locally and I can get all the Mobil 1 products, a while back they weren't that easy to get and if you wanted synthetic transmission fluid you had to use AMSoil. Anyone else have an opinion on this matter?

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Hello gary12 , my own personal preference is Mobil 1, it's all I've used for the past 7 years when I change out my trans fluid and also use it in my engines and like you said you can get it just about anywhere nation wide.
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I'd be interested in knowing why that transmission shop tech didn't recommend Amsoil. I believe that it's a good product, as is Mobil 1.

I wonder if Amsoil will give a reason why their ATF is better than Mobil 1 ATF? http://www.amsoil.com/technicalserv.htm

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Just a personal opinion but all the fluids in my vehichle are Mobil1 and I have been really happy so far.
When You switch make sure that they do a full system flush to get all the other fluids out
Oh yeah Mobil1 says that it is compatible with non synthetic fluids also so if there are some left it wont hurt.
I do not know that abuot amsoil

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I do not know how true this is, but someone I know that works for a RV dealership said they did not like AMsoil because they couldn't get as good a deal on it as other products. That means they do not make as much money. I know from my retail experience, most dealers don't like products that the public can buy directly.


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I'm not sure why either, I should have asked. I have used AMSoil products before and been satisfied. I really like their by-pass oil filter assembly, and plan on putting one on my new van. The only reason I do not use their oil products is that they cost more than Mobil 1.

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Amsoil cost drops if you extend the change interval.
http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g1490.pdf (see page 2)

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I use Amsoil in my snowmobile, as has my father for nearly 25 years. With Amsoil snowmobile oil, you can run 100:1 instead of 25:1 in your pre-mix, and still protect the engine even better than regular oil. I have 3000 miles on my plugs in my sled, and the old man has 7500. I know this doesn't really answer your question, but it does help to know that Amsoil products are high quality!


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I became an AMSOIL dealer because I couldn't
find all the products I wanted in Mobil 1.
I am in the process of changing to synthetic
in all my vehicles, even the boat.


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Hi,
I have used Amsoil in both my car and truck but use ATF in trans. Truck came with synthetic in rear end. One trans shop told me not to use amsoil in trans, Last truck had 350000. on engine with amsoil. I have a Ford excursion got high of 17.2 mpg on highway with out trailer. 15 mpg around town with V10 6.8 before first drain with factory oil got 10mpg, with trailer 12 mpg. you can increase your drain interval up to 25000 miles with amsoil, when you add up these factors oil is not that expensive.

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