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I personally don't buy into the hype. Reminds me of Amway There are those that do, I'm just no one of them.

I'm really into high performance Harley Davidson's and I know a Sh!t ton of people that swore by Scamsoil, their like a cult.

I actually use redline 20/60 in my scoot.

If you use Scamsoil, put a quart of Slick 50 in there also. While youre at it

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Re: Dexos 5w20?

Dude, what're you smokin'? Care to share with your buds?

Amsoil is not snake oil but it is overpriced. But now they offer a product called "OE" that is "synthetic", but I believe it's a blend or made from fossil derivatives.

To me, synthetic is, well, synthetic, meaning not naturally occurring. So that means they would take chemicals, blend them into a cocktail and Voila! you have an oil base. Then just pour in the additive package for engine protection and put it in a bottle. (Kind of a simplified overview, but you get the drift.)


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Believe what you will.

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Amsoil is a decent enough oil but I agree it is overpriced and overhyped by some.


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Re: Dexos 5w20?

http://www.gmdexos.com/licensedbrand...sedbrands.html
According to this document from GM dated February 20, 2013.
Mobil 1 5W-20 weight oil is now Dexos1 approved.
ACDelco Dexos1 5W- 20 is made by Exxon Mobil.
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Re: Dexos 5w20?

I use synthetic (usually Mobil 1) in my truck that's parked outside and the C5 and '06 GTO...but only because the blends are near the same price as full synthetic...Dino Oil on cars that aren't out in the weather a lot or don't spec it is fine...I would place a higher priority on getting the oil changed regularly (when it needs it)...

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Re: Dexos 5w20?

Just an FYI- Dealerships are using Dexos 5W30 on these engines, not the 5W20.
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amsoil is prolly one of the best oils out there, they recently introduced lower priced FAKE group synthetics to compete as there is VERY FEW group IV synthetic oils marketed after castrol won a court battle with mobil to allow group III oils which are highly refined dino oils, very good but not the extreme protection of a REAL group IV synthetic. its rumored shortly after its loss mobil reformulated most of the oils to the cheaper group III oils
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amsoil is prolly one of the best oils out there, they recently introduced lower priced FAKE group synthetics to compete as there is VERY FEW group IV synthetic oils marketed after castrol won a court battle with mobil to allow group III oils which are highly refined dino oils, very good but not the extreme protection of a REAL group IV synthetic. its rumored shortly after its loss mobil reformulated most of the oils to the cheaper group III oils
Interesting stuff. Can you point us to some articles? Not saying it ain't so but this is the internet and on this forum we try not to promote hearsay as fact. Thanks.


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Re: Dexos 5w20?

I thought the argument was that Mobil 1 wasn't a full synthetic due to some additives???...I remember reading some on this several years ago...

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