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Old 09-25-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Synthetic oil MPG boost since change

Just checked MPG on my first tankfull since my first oil change and switch to Amsoil 5W30.

Went from 40.4 to 42.4 MPG hwy. 5% increase. Not too shabby.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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I just ordered a 12 pack of 5W/30 amsoil oil and 3 amsoil oil filters. The oil filter part number is #EaO09.

Thanks to all that turned me on to amsoil. Everything i've read is its the best right now in synthetic oil.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:43 AM   #3
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You just can't go wrong with Synthetic Oil! I can't wait to change over on my first oil change! 5% is pretty remarkable, just by switching oil. I will be using Series 2000 0W-30. Any reason y'all went with 5W-30? Just curious...
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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You just can't go wrong with Synthetic Oil! I can't wait to change over on my first oil change! 5% is pretty remarkable, just by switching oil. I will be using Series 2000 0W-30. Any reason y'all went with 5W-30? Just curious...
From what I've read the 0w-30 is a bit better in colder temperatures. Since I live in montana I'll use that in the winter. But I'll use 5w-30 otherwise. Considering i'll also be using the amsoil oil filter i shouldn't have to change my oil but once a year. I probably only drive around 10,000 miles a year with my yaris. So i'll probably only use the 0w-30. Guess I'll use the 12 pack of 5w-30 Amsoil oil I also got in my trucks.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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You just can't go wrong with Synthetic Oil! I can't wait to change over on my first oil change! 5% is pretty remarkable, just by switching oil. I will be using Series 2000 0W-30. Any reason y'all went with 5W-30? Just curious...
Overall the 0w-30 is the better oil and lasts longer between oil changed due to higher level of Base stocks.
The 5w-30 is still an awesome full synthetic but cheaper in price
I run the 0w-30 and change the wix filters every 6 months.
I get over 40mpg
That's with an automatic

Manual owners should run Amsoil 75w-90 severe gear oil in the transmissions. Automatic owners should run Amsoil ATF
do this and you will see another increase in mileage.

With my truck after my complete tune up I went up to about 22 MPG hwy and 18 in town
changed the engine oil to Amsoil 0W-30
changed the ATF to Amsoil ATF
Changed the rear differential fluid with Amsoil 75W-90
My mileage went up to 27mph hwy. 24 mixed, 22 in town
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:34 PM   #6
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Just checked MPG on my first tankfull since my first oil change and switch to Amsoil 5W30.

Went from 40.4 to 42.4 MPG hwy. 5% increase. Not too shabby.

How often to you plan on changing oil/filter?
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:40 PM   #7
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Oil

Is this the oil that you got? https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/xlf.aspx
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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Is this the oil that you got? https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/xlf.aspx
No. I got the ASL 100% Synthetic 5W30
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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How often to you plan on changing oil/filter?
10,000 miles.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:11 PM   #10
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You just can't go wrong with Synthetic Oil! I can't wait to change over on my first oil change! 5% is pretty remarkable, just by switching oil. I will be using Series 2000 0W-30. Any reason y'all went with 5W-30? Just curious...
I went with 5W30 because it's cheaper and I live in the south and I've had prior good results from it, tried the 0W30 once and saw no tangible (measurable) improvement over the 5W30.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:16 PM   #11
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No. I got the ASL 100% Synthetic 5W30
How about a link if you don't mind
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:21 PM   #12
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http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/asl.aspx
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:00 PM   #13
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Just checked MPG on my first tankfull since my first oil change and switch to Amsoil 5W30.

Went from 40.4 to 42.4 MPG hwy. 5% increase. Not too shabby.
How much oil does the Yari take when you do a filter/oil change? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:18 PM   #14
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I'm glad to see Toyota's increased the sump size of the 1.5 liter since the Tercel days. My Daughter's Tercel only holds 3 qts.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:55 PM   #16
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I too have nothing but respect for Amsoil. My family used it in heavy equipment for years and it performed in a stellar fashion. The procedure was to swap filters, top off and send samples out for analysis. We only changed oil once each year. Unlike cars the intervals where determined by hours ran and not miles. With top notch filters (Amsoil, Wix, Hastings) the average Yari Pilot with an annual 15K useage would only need to change there oil once a year. with a filter swap around 7.5K.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #17
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Hypermilers change their oil often because fresh oil always nets better MPG's, regular or synthetic.
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:44 PM   #18
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BTW I just received a 12pk of Amsoil 0W-30 on my mail today!

Also got thhe 75w-90 gear oil for the tranny.

Can some one tell me how hard is to change the tranny oil??? Should I go to a shop or is something I can do by my self???
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