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Steve,
if you go with a proven synthetic oil, that stands behind their claims, losing a warranty claim would not be an issue. Amsoil stands behind their products with a warranty of their own. Also, the magnuson moss warranty act states that the dealer CANNOT void a warranty, unless they can PROVE the item in question caused the failure.
Just my opinon, but I'd bet you'd have a hard time proving Amsoil or any other synethtic oil did any damage to a motor.
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Scott, My point is that synthetic is a waste of money if you change your oil at
Dodge's recommended intervals. And if you go beyond those intervals, you risk losing
your warranty if there is a claim. I will concede that synthetic is better if you drive
farther than the recommended oil change interval, but totally unnecessary if you
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I agree with you there Steve. If you are planning on sticking with the standard intervals, synthetics may not be worth it. If you read up on Amsoil's warranty on their oil, if you use it as they recommend, you won't have an issue with losing a warranty claim. If for any reason, the dealer won't warranty something because of the customer using Amsoil and their extended drain interval, then Amsoil will take care of it for you, so long as their product was used as it's supposed to be.
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I agree with you there Steve. If you are planning on sticking with the standard intervals, synthetics may not be worth it. If you read up on Amsoil's warranty on their oil, if you use it as they recommend, you won't have an issue with losing a warranty claim. If for any reason, the dealer won't warranty something because of the customer using Amsoil and their extended drain interval, then Amsoil will take care of it for you, so long as their product was used as it's supposed to be.
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Amsoil will just claim it was not an oil related failure, that it was something else, to avoid paying out.
Amsoil hates paying up when their products fail.
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I know a fellow that worked for a major distributor of synthetic oil for a number of years, if anything at all, the absolute best advantage to using synthetic that even the manufacturer "won't" tell you is you can actually drive up to 20,000 miles on synthetic without changing your oil! It's not something that I would do because the detergents and additives in the oil will break down, but the molecular structure of synthetic never breaks down unlike conventional oil. Over-due oil changes with conventional oils cause it to break down allowing wear.
Wrong, synthetic oil does break down, but not due to heat like dino oil. All oils "shear" which is a breakdown process. That is why we had to change every 3k miles with the dino oil. Now we have synthetics with a lot smaller molecules, will take heat a lot better and it takes longer to shear. The shear process is when oil breaks down from 20 weight to 19,18 and on down to 10 etc. That process takes longer with synthetics thus the longer change intervals. Synthetics are more expensive, true, but no oem additives are required and best not be used with synthetics. Synthetics and MPG's????That is mostly dependent on how one drives the vehicle. I can get 24 MPG in both my Laramie and my Shelby GT500. I can also screw up both of those numbers in a heartbeat or a footthrob.
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