Is there MPG benefits to running synthetic oil or even something like lucas oil stabilizer?
Actually when you use synthetics to their potential your not spending extra dollars you are saving dollars. If you are changing oil at 5k now and your spending 60.00 for a filter and oil over 15k miles you will spend 180.00. If you were to use Amsoil synthetics and go 15k miles under the warranty that Amsoil offers you would be spending approx 25.00 -35.00 more dollars up front and then not doing the next two changes.I am trying to find all the benefits with synthetic oil so it makes it easier spending those extra dollars.
Yes it does save time too but most people don't want to incorporate what their time is worth they just want to see dollars and cents on the receipt. Amsoil is still very competitive on the receipt if you are a preferred customer.I am not a pro... On Oil... I change my oil now every 10K mi. I do my Fuel Filter every 15K miles, I would like to do them all at once. So in a few 100 miles I'll be going Amsoil for the extra life and then I'll just do one work day for all fluids and filters. That is what I'm thinking This would save me $$$$ over time, lots!
And Just to throw this out... I've heard that it stays cleaner causing less friction and build-up thus allowing for a very slight increase in MPG's.
You would be just fine with the AME 15W-40 in the winter especially if you plug in. If you are worried about it I would run the 5W-40 DEO oil that will give you the cold start and still offer all the protection of the 40 weight oil. :winkSounds like AMSOIL is the popular choice. I live in North Dakota and sometimes in the winter it will be -20F or colder and I was wondering if the 15w-40 AMSOIL be thick to run in the winter. I probably will not drive enough miles in the summer time to justify changing my oil would it be ok to run the 15w-40 in the winter?
you don't need to change up in winter as this is a quote of the siteSounds like AMSOIL is the popular choice. I live in North Dakota and sometimes in the winter it will be -20F or colder and I was wondering if the 15w-40 AMSOIL be thick to run in the winter. I probably will not drive enough miles in the summer time to justify changing my oil would it be ok to run the 15w-40 in the winter?