View Full Version : Amsoil & Performance Formula
03-06-2003, 09:51 PM
I've put about five thousand kilometers on the truck now and am loving it...no problems ...put new HD Amsoil in a few thou ago...checked it today and it looks the same as the day I put it in...surprised the poop out of me...clean burning engine or is this normal for amsoil?...<br>One thing on the Performance Fuel additive...temp was -25 Celsius ...and after having the truck parked downtown all day I went to fuel up and the stuff was starting to gel...that surprised me too...didn't think it would...but I've never had a problem with my fuel and it's been runnng great...just found it odd...last thing...pulled the turbo intake hose...clean..no oil or dirt sneaking past the K&N.<br>Later :)
03-06-2003, 10:11 PM
Generally, these engines don't go thru oil. I have never had to add any to mine between changes, even allowing for any that goes out the breather tube.<br>When I do a change, I fill the filter prior to install, then fill the engine till the dipstick shows about 1/16"-1/8" over the full.<br>After inital startup, and running for few minutes, I shut down, wait about 4-5 minutes for the oil to leak back down and pull the dipstick.... pretty much right on the full mark and it stays like that till my next change.<br><br>As for the fuel additive, I've read one or two posts of guys who have had the same thing happen. Apparently, that does not happen when it's mixed with fuel. Maybe there is some interaction on mixing that stops the gelling from happening.<br>I have not had a bottle of additive exposed to that temp for long periods to know for sure.<br><br>Bob.
03-07-2003, 10:06 AM
I do my oil changes the same way you do Bob - except at 6000 mile intervals. I also run an oil analysis on all fluids except anti-freeze at each change. I am usually down 1/2 qt at oil change time. I am 100% synthetic including grease. <br><br>As far as fuel additives go I use Stanadyne and swear by it. In Portland we don't see temps anywhere near as low as other parts of Canada or the US so I can't comment on gelling.<br><br>Bob ;D
03-07-2003, 08:09 PM
I use Stanadyne and it says right on the bottle to store it above 0*F.<br><br>Paul
03-08-2003, 10:22 AM
Ahh when all else fails read the directions ;D [laugh]
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