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Posted by Jeff J. on August 16, 2001 at 14:38:18:

In Reply to: Re: These posts read like a Tony Robbins infomerci posted by Bill on August 16, 2001 at 01:13:08:

Is that Amsoil allows "dealers" to get amsoil without any shipping charges (they cover shipping). These "dealers" in turn sell amsoil to others, but the catch is that they charge for shipping, even though it costs them nothing for shipping. So basically the make their money on what you pay for shipping charges, and they have the oil shipped directly to you from Amsoil..
I suspect this is Amsoil's plan to increase market share, so yes, It is a bit like a pyramid I guess.
The bottom line is the performance of the oil, and I am very pleased with Amsoil in this regard. Mobil 1, Castrol, Redline are also very good though… Its just a matter of opinion. I’ll personally never go back to the heavier oils or petrol based oils again after using Amsoil 0W-30.

Jeff J.


Gotta agree with you on that assessment! I think that may be largely due to the fact (I am nearly certain of this) that AMSOIL is a pyramid scheme like Amway -- and that such schemes engender a *bit* of fanaticism. I recall that a neighbor of ours (back in the mid 70's) was pushing AMSOIL that way, and I seem to recall something wacky like using a roll of toilet paper as the oil filter. Whatever.

In any case, the stuff is probably just fine to use in our M3's, as are Mobil 1 and Syntec and the others. For my money, Mobil 1 is probably best price/performance tradeoff. I'm getting my oil changed at a shop tomorrow morning (don't ask) and I'm going with plain old mineral oil....


All of the AMSOIL people I have encountered are fanatics. Are you guys going to form an alliance with the Jehova's Witnesses and start knocking on doors?!

I'm a Mobil 1 15w-50 man myself. The fact that Mercedes, Porsche, etc use Mobil 1 at the factory is good enough for me. Incidentally, a friend of mine with a Boxter says that his recommended oil change interval is 30K miles. Is this complete crap or complete truth?


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