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I know a guy who had a '95 Jaguar. He bought 2 large containers of the Amsoil ATF to have it flushed. He went to the Jag dealer and the dealer told him, "You don't need to change it. You have lifetime fluid in there." He then wanted to get a refund on the ATF. I told him, "Are you going to believe those people? There's no oil in the world that lasts a lifetime."
He told me, "Year, you're right. I'll go and flush it."
2 weeks later I spoke to him again and he told me that the car never ran so good for as long as he owned it. I think a year later he ended up becoming an Amsoil dealer himself.
I simply don't trust dealers or mechanics. I read up on the oil and I go the interval the oil states that it's capable of going. I've been doing this for many years and my car runs like new.
On 2 different cars I ran the 0W30 oil and put over 34,000 miles on the same oil in both of them (switching oil filters, of course) and the cars ran flawlessly. I still have one of the cars now. No sludge whatsoever. Zero oil consumption. Gas mileage is still tip top.
Now keep in mind, I am not racing my cars nor am I hauling stuff with them. Also, I do not have any turbo's installed. I was using this car to drive 200 miles per day to go back and forth to work. I lived in a very rural area and had to commute far since there was no other decent paying jobs in my area.
People keep pushing Mobil 1 and other synthetics having no knowledge about them other than what they see in magazines or commercials. It's only fair that somebody stands up for Amsoil. I am saving a fortune with this oil. I just want to see other people saving money with it, too.
Why buy oils that have short intervals? That's a hassle to change them and is a waste of money. I love it when people save money and have their cars run like brand new for as long as they own them. Then if they get 200,000 miles on them, they can continue to keep driving them or if they get bored, they can sell the car. But at least it's their "option" to sell the car. If the car is burning oil and all kinds of stuff, then it makes you want to get rid of it from the problems.
At least a clutch replacement on a fortwo is very reasonable for a German car.