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Problems with Amsoil? Other Synthetic oils?

A friend of mine told me someone he knew used amsoil for his car and it ruined the motor.

~Anyone else hear of such problems?

I really want to use a synthetic in my car and I also want to stick with the same weight 5w20. Amsoil is the only synthetic I've seen with that weight.

~Are there any other brands?[IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/IMG]

I've already read different posts about people using 5w30 with no problems but I'd still rather use 5w20 anyway.

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There's a synthetic blend called Motorcraft at Wallmart for $1.77 that I use. Works well, I even noticed the engine idling smoother the first time I changed the oil. I also changed mny sister's oil (she has a 2001 LX coupe too) and she said the same thing.
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u can use 5w30...i wrote on another thread what mobil1 said regarding 5w30 or 0w30http://www.2k1civic.com/forum/messag...threadid=28990
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Thanks Grey, I saw that too. I was suprised to find only Walmart having any 5w20. However I'm really wanting a full synthetic, not a blend. Just call me picky.
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I read that one too pogi2k1ex. Thanks, but as I said I would still rather use 5w20 as long as it's synthetic.
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I use amsoil and I love it.........I could feel a difference also.Felt like it could breath easier...
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a few of my friends are mechanics, (one of them is a mercedes certified mechanic) and they said i should not use synthetic till the engine has 17k miles or more on it, they said syntheic is more of a engine restore rather than your average oil, something about using syntheic when the engine wasn't broken in will harm the engine itself, and leave a lot of carbon deposites
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