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Old 07-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the feedback, sorry, I fell off this post.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:04 PM   #16
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All the oils discussed are good. If your using quality oil the thing that is most important is the filter.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:18 PM   #17
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I use vr1 or amsoil with wix filter
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #18
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I use Mobil1 in the engine and Royal Purple in the M6 and Dif .
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:45 AM   #19
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Amsoil was developed for jet engines in what, the 1950’s, when they were developed? Presumably these high RPM, (17,000 rpm) close tolerance engines, needed something superior. Fast fwd to the modern day and developmental cycle. Can’t go wrong with this product. In my opinion.
I think a combustion engines oil get worked a hell of a lot more than turbines. Jet engines just have bearings that need to be lubed. Pumps and shafts use the lube but everything is bearings. It was developed due to the heat generated. A normal oil would coke up bad. Heck we dont ever change the oil in modern turbine engines we just add. Combustion engines get metal in it from wear and combustion byproducts.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:58 AM   #20
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As far as the automatic trans flush.. the general consensus is that if the vehicle has had it done all of its life, its fine to continue doing it. If it hasn't, don't because you'll dislodge stuff causing failure.

Dropping the pan and changing the filter only gets some of the old fluid out. You'll still have a lot in the converter and such.

In the past, to get all of the fluid changed out, I did this in my Yukon's 4l65E. Drop the pan, change the filter. Replace pan and top off.

pull the top cooler line (cooler inlet) and run a clear hose into a 5 gallon bucket so that you can see the hose from the drivers seat. You start the car and let it run. You turn it off right when you start to see air bubbles. This means the fluid is low. You then top it off again and do the same thing. You continue to repeat the process until you start to see the new color fluid coming out of the clear hose. Once you see new fluid come out, you know all the old is gone. Top it off and reinstall the cooler line. Now you have all new fluid and nothing flushed through the wrong way causing damage.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:25 PM   #21
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I think a combustion engines oil get worked a hell of a lot more than turbines. Jet engines just have bearings that need to be lubed. Pumps and shafts use the lube but everything is bearings. It was developed due to the heat generated. A normal oil would coke up bad. Heck we dont ever change the oil in modern turbine engines we just add. Combustion engines get metal in it from wear and combustion byproducts.
Do you ever take oil samples for submission to the NDI guys who burn soap samples.... You may know, but for those that don't, this is the practice of taking samples from all of the various oil and fluid areas on an aircraft.... The samples are then subjected to a mass spectrometer and burned down to the point of determining the exact amount of metals of a given type in each sample.... These are documented and tracked, and if you are cruising along with acceptable parameters of various base metals such as aluminum, titanium etc, and suddenly the aluminum goes from 225 ppm to 10,000 ppm, you pull that engine offline and determine the issue...

I know this was a frequent and often procedure when my brother was in the Air Force. This was part of his job as an NDI, (Non Destructive Inspection) chief. He still performs this as part of his work for Boeing in San Antonio....
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:42 PM   #22
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No flush! Flip a coin and be done. Both great products.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:15 PM   #23
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I used to be an Amsoil dealer, so I use Amsoil for everything. Oil, trans, rearend, lube ,brakes, coolant, power steering, coolant additive. I have not transitioned my yard equipment over yet, but will soon. Zero issues, have tracked my car multiple times and change everything at beginning of year. I am interested in their detail products, will try them as I run out of the stock I have.
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:03 PM   #24
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I use Royal Purple but used to use Castrol German. I get my oil at work at cost plus 5 is why I am using RP. I have also used Mobil 1 on my old 2001 Z28.

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Old 10-31-2018, 06:18 PM   #26
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Now, for filters who does the best oil filter for the 6.2?
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:38 PM   #27
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