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Old 05-24-2019, 09:49 PM   #21
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As you are keenly aware, engine oil is a subject where everyone has their own opinion on and some stink, literally!

Without exception, , here's mine: I've been using Amsoil 100% synthetic lubricants in every vehicle I've owned for the past 30 years. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to save money, and get longer engine life from their vehicles.

While the initial cost to switch to synthetic is higher than conventional "Dino" oil, it has saved me so much $$ in the past 30+ years in not having the hassle of changing oil 3~4 times/year.

The Amsoil company has been manufacturing automotive oils longer than any other synthetic oil manufacturer in the world.
Not sure what type of oil you're using in your bus, but they carry every weight of automotive oil known for 99.9% of vehicles on the road today.

I'm glad to hear you have some time now to not have to rush into getting your bus's oil changed anytime soon.
Check this out in its entirety if/when you have a few minutes. The service life that is called out for diesel heavy duty on/off road might surprise you:https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ullDescription
Thanks, I will! (And if you have a moment, check out my video...unless oyu already did, then thanks!)
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:01 PM   #22
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:33 AM   #23
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Watch her videos, Steve ... firebuild takes you on a tour of the inside in one and the inside at night in anoher.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:48 PM   #24
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Watch her videos, Steve ... firebuild takes you on a tour of the inside in one and the inside at night in anoher.
Here you go!

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Old 06-01-2019, 11:33 AM   #25
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:16 PM   #26
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That oil change video was funny.

All of the shops saying no, then Valvoline saying yes!
It looked like a Chinese fire drill when you pulled it into the bay there.
Glad they got it done for you.

You should reconsider synthetic oil though. The oil change interval can be extended from 3,000 miles to a minimum of 5,000 and up depending on brand and filter you choose.
This will save you money. Kind of a rhetorical question, pardon me I can't help it!: Don't you like to save money?
(I know I do!!!)
Do you recommend synthetic for gas buses or only diesel? Barbara
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:36 AM   #27
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Check this out in its entirety if/when you have a few minutes. The service life that is called out for diesel heavy duty on/off road might surprise you:https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ullDescription
First of all, oops, sorry for asking you to check out the video, you obviously already did!

Second, thanks for that link, it was very helpful!
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:21 AM   #28
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Do you recommend synthetic for gas buses or only diesel? Barbara
As long as the engine is "healthy" in good running condition with no leaks or oil usage issues, Yes.

The main reason is the extended oil change interval. Not having to do it every 3,000 or so miles is a game changer in my opinion!
In my long history of using synthetics, Amsoil in particular, I have saved lots of $$ over the years by not having to take time out to drop off my vehicles for oil changes as frequently as in the past with "Dino" oil usage.
20,000 miles is their recommended interval for the oil I use. If you put 20K miles on your vehicle in 12 months, that would be 6 conventional oil changes if done every 3,000 as some feel necessary. Even if one goes to 5,000 between changes, it still saves time and money over conventional/Dino oil changes.

You pay a bit more upfront for the oil and synthetic oil filter, but it pays me back in spades over the 20,000 mile range.

Another benefit for those who love the environment, there are 5 fewer oil and filter "dumps" taking place due to my synthetic use. Even if handled in a responsible way, the oil is hazardous to anyone handling it long term, and most of it gets filtered then burned eventually, down the road. Leading to polluted air, etc.

Hope I haven't bored you too much with my schpeel, but also hope you give it some consideration going forward!

Sorry for hijacking your thread. Mary.
Please return to your Firebuild/Buster Lewis/Max adventure, at your leisure!
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:31 PM   #29
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Sorry for hijacking your thread. Mary.
Please return to your Firebuild/Buster Lewis/Max adventure, at your leisure!
Your hijacks are always so useful, so I don't mind! But here is the latest video, anyway.

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:58 PM   #30
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Who say's "You can never go back"????
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