Category Archive: Oil

Amsoil Oil & Mileage

Car Information:
Chrysler T&C
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: On the radio show about 2 weeks back, you stated that adding ( ) amount of Amsoil outboard motor oil to gas tank would increase mileage. Thanks.

Answer:
Amsoil Outboard 100 to 1, 1 ounce per each 5 gallon.

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
 • (407) 298-7447

Asphalt Smell

Car Information:
Nissan Quest
Year: 2000
Engine Size: V6 3.3 Liter
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: My car has had an asphalt smell for one year. At first, it was just periodic, but now it seems to be smelling more. The dealer’s mechanic checked it and said all he could find was a piece of plastic on the rear manifold, that it must get hot and smell. It does not smell like plastic. I think it happens when the heater or the a/c is on, but am not sure as they are on most of the time. Plastic does not smell like asphalt. If I am sitting with the engine running and the a/c on, it will sometimes smell. There are no oil leaks underneath the car. Do you have any ideas as to what it can be? I am afraid to just ignore it and do not, of course, want a car fire. When I get out of the car after driving, I can also smell it on the outside sometimes. Since it is periodic, I haven’t been able to reproduce the smell at the dealer, but asphalt has a distinctive smell. Thank you.

Answer:
That’s a sign of oil leaking from, most likely, the cam covers and then getting on the rear exhaust manifold. If you would like, we can check for you, 407-629-2661.

Issue/Question: Thank you for the prompt reply. I didn’t believe the plastic explanation from the dealer’s service department. Would the oil show as less when it is checked? It has never been low in the whole ten years. Also, is it something that is dangerous? Should I make arrangements to bring it in right away? Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it.

Answer:
It needs to be looked at anytime there’s an oil leak getting on a hot exhaust. It could spell trouble. Just let us know when you would like for us to look at it, 407-629-2661.

Amsoil

Car Information:
Ford F-250
Year: 2009
Engine Size: 6.4 Diesel
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: Love your show. A while back I heard you mention an Amsoil product that improved mileage and lubricated the fuel system and I cant remember which one it was. I think you said it’s ok to use it every other tank. (Maybe the 50:1)? Thanks for all the great advise!

Answer:
Try the 100 to 1 Amsoil synthetic out board oil use 8 ounces with a full tank of fuel.

Oil Change

Car Information:
Cadillac CTS
Year: 2008
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question:
My car has 43000 miles. The car was choking, then the engine gave a harsh diesel sound, no warning lights came on. Since last synthetic oil change I have 13000 miles on it, took it to cadillac dealership and they said I only have one quart left out of 5 in the engine and that I have damaged the gasket, and other major parts. They insist it is because i did not have an oil change at 6000 miles and that there was no issue or leak in the engine. is that true could there be another problem with the engine?

Answer:
I suggest you let us look at it, if it was low on oil the low oil light should have came on to warn you before a catastrophic failure! GM is trying to divert warranty claims back to the customers so be careful. Welcome to Government Motors.

Oil Change

Car Information:
Ford Fusion
Year: 2008
Engine Size: 3.0L
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: I just bought this car and was informed that I have synthetic oil in the car. I am not sure what brand is in the car, but was told to use Amsoil. If I decide to go with Amsoil, will it affect the engine when mixed with the oil in the engine now? Also, how long between oil changes? Why use Amsoil than some other synthetic oil. I hope to hear back from you soon. Thank you again.

Answer:
I recommend you go to amsoil.com and do some research on it for yourself, Amsoil was the first synthetic oil manufactured for internal combustion engines in the US. It uses twice the amount of POA bases in their oils compared to any other PAO oil. Note: Mobil is a PAO, Castrol, Valvoline, Pennsoil, and the rest are all hydrocracked petroleum oils with synthetic written on the bottles! They are not a real synthetic oil. Good luck.

Dodge Ram Oil Change Questions

Car Information:
Dodge Ram
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 4.7L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I just bought a new truck a few months ago. It has already had its first Amsoil oil change. Currently, it has 3500 miles, but I would like to go ahead and get the transmission taken care of. I am wondering if it makes sense to do an Amsoil transmission flush now to prevent wear and tear on the transmission?

Answer:
A drain and fill should be all it needs.

For professional auto repair and auto services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Toyota Tacoma Oil Change Questions

Car Information:
Toyota – Tacoma
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 6 cycle
Trans: Manual

Issue / Question:
I just bought a new Tacoma a couple months ago. I’m approaching the 5000 mile mark and wanted to know if that is a sufficient break in period before I start using Amsoil oil? Also, which Amsoil would you recommend? I’ve also heard you talk about the detrimental effects of ethanol in gas, but can’t remember which Amsoil product you suggest to combat those effects, and how much to use and how often? I’d also like to switch whatever other fluids I can to Amsoil products. What other fluids are there on this vehicle that I should switch and when? Lastly, I presume it’s never to early to come in and get the Ice-32 treatment for the AC system?

Answer:
5000 miles is fine for brake in. For 0-W-30, change it every 10,000 mile.

ICE -32 can be installed anytime!

We usually recommend switching your other fluids over to Amsoil at 36,000

For professional auto repair and auto services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Lexus IS F Oil Change

Car Information:
Lexus IS F
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 5.0L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I’ve got about 5k miles on my IS F, just took it into the dealer for my “free” first oil change this week and, as often happens, they overfilled the crank case. (seems to be a trend with Lexus dealers which is why I like to change my own oil)

I am more than anxious to get the new car on the Amsoil diet but continue to get conflicting information on when it’s good to do this. Some say now, some say wait until the motor clocks about 7k to 10k miles. What do you guys think? I am ready to do it now but I switched to syn oil too soon on my old A4 and it wound up using a lot of oil which the service adviser blamed on the premature switch to Amsoil.

Answer:
5,000 miles is plenty. If it’s not using oil now, it won’t when you switch over to Amsoil, I recommend 0-W-30. Change it every 10 to 12 K or in accordance with the oil monitoring system.

For professional auto repair and auto services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Changing Oil Filter Frequency

Car Information:
Toyota Rav4
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 2.4
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Jan.28 2010 I installed Amsoil 0w30 oil and a Napa oil filter. Do I have to replace the oil filter before next Jan.? Thank you.

Answer:
No! The filter you used is perfectly ok for 10 to 12,000 mile service.

For professional auto repair and auto services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Synthetic Oil Recommendation for Buick

Car Information:
Buick Enclave
Year: 2008
Engine Size: V-6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Do you recommend synthetic oil? What about adding a synthetic oil to gas? How much?

Answer:
Yes Amsoil 0-W-30 for the engine change it once a year or every 10,000 mile.

Many of our customers use the Amsoil 100 to 1 Synthetic outboard oil as a fuel additive! They periodically use 1 ounce to each 5 gallon. It adds upper end lubrication and helps prevent phase separation of ethanol fuels, their pay back is usually another 1 to 1 1/2 more miles to the gallon.

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 


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