|Ted Pickul and his 1992 Geo Prizm|
|Pickul is proud to advertise that AMSOIL helped him reach the 254,000 mile mark.|
A 1992 Geo Prizm owned by Direct Dealer Ted Pickul of Sarasota, Florida has gone over the 254,000 mile mark with only 10 oil changes and 20 filters installed during its long life.
Pickul purchased the vehicle new in June of 1992. He immediately converted it over to AMSOIL 10W-30 Motor Oil after using AMSOIL Engine Flush. Pickul also installed an AMSOIL Oil Filter and 2-Stage Air Filter at the 5,000 mile mark.
“The engine is a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder which has never had any major damage,” Pickul said. “The valve covers have never been removed, and when you remove the oil cap and look inside the valve cover it is just as clean today as it was when it was new.”
Pickul installed AMSOIL Automatic Transmission Fluid at the 30,000 mile mark, and says that it has been changed four times since. After his first year of owning the vehicle, he changed the engine coolant over to AMSOIL Biodegradable AntiFreeze and says that the coolant is replaced every two years. Pickul has also replaced the radiator in his car after owning it six years. “I don’t believe in retaining radiators more than five or six years,” he said.
“I tend to use a 16 oz. bottle of PI Gasoline Additive every three or four months,” Pickul said, “and Power Foam has been used on the injectors and linkage at 30,000 mile intervals. When the odometer rolled over the 200,000 mile mark, I switched my oil over to AMSOIL 10W-40.”
So now that his Geo Prism has reached the 254,000 mile mark, what does Pickul plan to do with it? “This vehicle has been truly given the whole AMSOIL treatment,” Pickul said, “and it still runs like a top!
It’s a rolling testimonial to the excellent quality of AMSOIL products.
“I plan to keep this vehicle until it literally dies. I will keep you all posted after it crosses the 300,000 mile mark and beyond. Thank you Mr. Amatuzio for formulating the best lubricants that money can buy!”
An Amsoil Customer for Life
Carl Anderson of Colfax, Washington has been using AMSOIL products for nearly 30 years. “My relationship with AMSOIL began at a local fair in 1973 where I saw that an AMSOIL display was set-up,” Anderson said. “I was immediately curious when the Dealer began explaining the concept of extended oil drain intervals.
“The idea that I wouldn't have to crawl under my car or truck to change the oil every 2,000 or 3,000 miles was a novel concept,” Anderson said. “Back in the 1970s, it seemed as though everybody recommended changing the oil and filter that often or even sooner.”
After thinking about how much time and effort he could save, Anderson took the Dealer up on his offer to try "something new and different." “I tried that new product and have been an AMSOIL product user ever since,” Anderson said. “I have used AMSOIL products in my 4X4 pickup (automatic transmission, transfer case, both differentials, engine oil and filter, wheel bearings and power steering), two turbo motorcycles (both Honda CX650 Turbos), and three turbo cars (Subaru, Dodge Shelby and Renault Fuego). I have also used AMSOIL lubricants in all my yard equipment, dirt bikes, generator, power washer and air compressor.
And in all the years I have used your products, I have never had an oil-related problem of any kind. Thanks AMSOIL!”