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|10-24-2012, 10:51 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Long story short, my trucks is due for its first Oil Changes this weekend "For Me, 2nd owner", my plan is to switch over to amsoil, my intent is to use a bypass kit in the spring of 13, but for now just switching to a synthetic will have to do.
my question are...
what oil additive shall i use ( if any)?
are the worth the extra $$?
if so who makes the best quality additive?
I also plan on doing the Allison spin on as well, and recommendations for that filter?
its a 2006 LBZ with currently 42000 on it.
|10-24-2012, 11:08 AM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Casa Grande, Az
I personally will not use oil additives, amsoil a good choice....no expert on trans filter
2012 GMC 2500 SLT 4x4
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|10-24-2012, 12:27 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Amsoil is the best. Suggest using XL. I have been using it for 12 years in all my engines. Learned how good it was when a tech left my wifes oil fill cap off her Toyota 4 banger and found out after a 1600 mile trip with no engine damage.
I do not use additives, no need. Change about 10,000 miles, not 25,000 in a duramax until you get the bypass system.
I became a dealer also due to how good it is, but not looking for business on this forum.
You won't go wrong.
|10-24-2012, 12:42 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Choctaw, OK
Get with Mrmanners for all your AMSOIL questions and products. He pretty much has every answer to every question and excellent prices
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|10-24-2012, 02:03 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
No need for an oil additive.
Get an AC Delco oil filter, & Allison brand trans spin on filter.
2009 GMC 2500HD SLE CC/SB 4x4 LMM
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|10-24-2012, 04:29 PM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pittsburgh Pa
Amsoil is great product. Now using Ea filter amsoil so far so good.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT ECLB, LBZ, LED tailights, black turn signals , black aftermarket headlights,265/75/16s uniroyal larados,Bilstein shocks,Banks 4inch exhaust, Nicktane adp, with a 3 micron Donaldson filter, Schaffer's oil, pcv Re-route from alligator performance, Banks 3 inch boost tube,And S&B air intake good to be driving a diesel again.
2002 2500 HD CHEVY Silverado ECLB LB7
|10-25-2012, 02:11 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kathleen, GA
If you are not interested in an extended drain you should consider AMSOIL OE 15W-40 Diesel oil. This is a full synthetic AMSOIL came out with in 2011 for individuals looking for a high quality synthetic but not interested in extended drains.
The EaO oil filters are some of the best on the market offering filtration of over 98% of all physical contaminants down to 20 microns plus 2x the capacity of an OEM filter. Combine this with the oil above and your drain interval is up to 3xOEM (about 22.5k miles) or 1 year, whichever comes first. Guaranteed by AMSOIL. When you consider you are running 1 oil change over the life of 3 conventional oil changes you are saving money and I can help you with the pricing you see on the AMSOIL site, saving you an additional 25-35% off that.
No oil additives are required or recommended. The only thing I would consider it flushing your motor with AMSOIL Engine and Transmission Flush to clean up and sludge, vapor, varnish, old oil left behind from previous oil changes.
As far as filters go I offer filter packs from both WIX and Allison. If I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I would not recommend XL oil in a diesel engine as it is not formulated for use in diesels.
I run 15w-40 Diesel and Marine in both my LBZ for 1 year. I average about 20-25k miles on a single oil change with no problem at all. In fact to prove that the oil was still good for continued use, I did two oil analysis over the a yr time frame and ended up putting 28k miles on a single oil change. I could have continued to run the oil but I chose to change it out.
If I can answer any more questions about AMSOIL products or help with pricing, please PM me or call 888-563-5143.
|10-25-2012, 06:08 AM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Texas
Cant go wrong with willie or amsoil. Been running it in my lml for almost 20k miles. No problems. I'm running the bypass kit. I recently switched everything over to amsoil. Running it in my transmission, transfer case, and soon to be in the rear differential.
Im running both my lgh duramax one tons on amsoil. My big haul truck is running full amsoil - motor, tranny, rear ends, and my dump truck as well.
Very good stuff.
2015 Dodge Laramie Megacab 4wd
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|10-25-2012, 03:14 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Willie, how good the Premium API CJ-4 5w40 oil? I believe this oil came out a couple of months ago.
2006 Chevy Silverado ..LBZ..mbrp 5" turbo exhaust (no muffler or cats) modified stock air intake, EFI by Kory Willis, Big Dipper stage IV trans, Precision ML, Pump rub fix, Alligator trans lines, Autometer guages, Airdog II-165, Ready Lift leveling kit, 285/75 Nitto Dune Grappler, Bilstein shocks, Cognito idler and pitman arm braces, PPE tie rod sleeves, fingerstick, blocker plate, pvc reroute,air intake regulator blocked, Banks boost tube, All Amsoil fluids.