Who's The Best Synthetic? AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1 vs. Schaeffer's vs. Lucas vs. Valvoline vs. Pennzoil
One of the main causes of viscosity breakdown is shearing. Mechanical shearing occurs when 2 thin layers of oil move in opposite directions. One area where this commonly occurs is between the cylinder wall and the piston. Once viscosity is lost, the thin layer of oil that keeps the metal parts from touching begins to disappear, allowing metal to metal contact and accelerated wear. The problem becomes even worse when the subject engine has had modifications done to turn up the power! I know a lot of people who have spent many hours and dollars to produce HUGE amounts of power. Often overlooked, but one of the least expensive items that should be on every gear head's list of must do's is using the absolute best motor oils available and AMSOIL is the best! Not only is AMSOIL superior to Mobil 1 in resisting viscosity breakdown, so are a few others. Check out our complete line here.
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Used 5w-30 AMSOIL SS for 404,000 miles in my 1998 Tacoma 3.4L over a 22 year period as a daily driver. At the point I sold my truck, it was still using less than 1/4th quart every 15,000 miles. To say I'm pleased with the performance and protection would be an understatement.
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Matt Smith is the owner of K16 Synthetics. Matt and his wife Vicki are avid Motorcyclist and Boaters. K16 Synthetics, located in Johnston, Iowa serves not only Central Iowa, but the entire United States.