Amsoil Dealer Marianne Aitchison

Aitchison stands beside her 1985 Jetta
that kept going for nearly 20 years
on AMSOIL products.

Dealer Geoffrey Aitchison of New Tecumseth, Ontario, Canada passed his 1985 Jetta Turbo Diesel to his daughter, Marianne, when she graduated from high school. Aitchison became a Dealer in 1982, so he installed AMSOIL products in the Jetta when he first bought it.

When Marianne took over the vehicle, it had 565,000 kilometers (more than 350,000 miles) on it. “She drove it to school, on trips and to her job,” he said. She married, had four children and made several trips to Florida in the Jetta. The odometer finally quit at 921,000 kilometers (about 572,000 miles). The car was driven for another two years, and Aitchison believes it surpassed 1,000,000 kilometers. In 2004, the car was sold for parts because the sunroof “had become a sieve and the electrical system went to shambles,” Aitchison said. “However, the engine still started and ran perfectly.”

Amsoil Dealer Marianne Aitchison Odometer shows 520,000 miles

Aitchison updated AMSOIL products in the vehicle as they became available. Initially, he installed AMSOIL 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel & Marine Oil (AME) in the engine and 75W-90 gear lube in the transmission. He changed to AMSOIL 75W-90 Long Life Synthetic Gear Lube (FGR) when it became available. The oil filter was an ASF-15, changed twice a year, along with an old-style canister by-pass system. An AMSOIL wet-type air filter was fitted. Diesel Modifier was used continuously, along with Cetane Boost (ACB) when it became available. The old by-pass system was changed to a BF-90 when it became available. Throughout its lifetime, the car had approximately 20 oil changes.

“AMSOIL is incredible, and even after being a Dealer for almost 29 years, the products still amaze me,” Aitchison said.


GOING STRONG — Dealer Russell Sanderlin Sr. at home with his high-mileage
2000 Ford Explorer that uses AMSOIL products bumper-to-bumper.

Dealer Russell Sanderlin Sr. of Orlando, Fla. attributes the high mileage on his 2000 Ford Explorer to the performance qualities of AMSOIL products. In fact, the truck turned over to 570,000 miles in March 2011. He typically travels about 65,000 miles a year.

Sanderlin has had nothing but success with AMSOIL products. “I got my Explorer new and have used AMSOIL from day one,” he said. In 2000, he started with AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 in the crankcase, then switched to Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (SSO).

A rear main seal went bad and leaks some oil. “So, I now use the AMSOIL SAE 60 Racing Oil (AHR) with the AMSOIL Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EAO15), and they work great,” Sanderlin said. “I am still maintaining the same efficiency, exceeding the 21 MPG highway as shown on the new sales sticker. I had the oil pan gasket replaced at 500,000 miles. My mechanic was amazed the engine was so clean and sludge-free. He says he has customers who use petroleum oil that they change every 3,000 miles that still show sludge deposits.”

Sanderlin uses AMSOIL Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) in the transmission and power steering. “They both operate like new and are repair-free,” he said.

In the differential, he uses AMSOIL Synthetic 75W-90 Long Life Gear Oil (FGR). “I just had the fluid replaced in the differential after 500,000 miles, and my mechanic could not believe there was zero play, as if the differential had been assembled by the manufacturer the day before,” Sanderlin said.

Sanderlin also uses AMSOIL Synthetic DOT-3 Brake Fluid.