quote:Originally posted by Tim Vipond:He is wrong. No UOA is required when following AMSOIL's extended drain service intervals.quote:Originally posted by Big Bear:
Tim, I talked with my Amsoil rep last nite and it seems doing extended drains is not the easiest thing to do without some work and money by the guy doing the extended drains with Amsoil. He told me if your car is under warranty and the owners manual calls for a 5000 mile OCI and you want to run Amsoil for one year and lets pick 25,000 miles, you better be getting a UOA done every 5000 miles. He also said that each UOA at 5000 miles better look as good as Blackstones Universal Averages for a 5000 mile OCI. He said most of his customers are lucky to get about 13,000 miles out of the Amsoil motor oil while they are under warranty becuase of the driving they do.
The man is giving his customers sound advise. Would you want to run oil with a TBN of ZERO. The UOA will give a snapshot of how the oil is doing.
Keep in mind, you say "Amsoil pays". They don't pay their insurance company pays, we all know how insurance companies pay.
AMSOIL is just saying they are not responsible for the previously used lubricants, maintenance and drain intervals before AMSOIL, should those be found to cause the failure. After the installation of AMSOIL's products, you are warranted by AMSOIL's service recommendations.
Again previously used lubricants is the way out for the insurance company. Hire the right people to make the determination of what failed and you can get them to say anything you want. Again, have a problem hire a lawyer. Use something the automaker endorses, make life easier in the event of a problem.