Packing on the Miles and Using AMSOIL in the Aloha State

Amsoil Dealer Johnny Barkley
John Barkley and his truck have seen
a lot of miles together.

Johnny Barkley, an AMSOIL Preferred Customer sponsored by Dealers Don and Faye Crowe of Davidson, North Carolina, owns a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 truck that has surpassed a mileage milestone. Recently, Barkley’s truck passed the 300,000 mile mark.

Barkley uses AMSOIL lubricants in the motor, transmission and rear end.

He also uses AMSOIL oil filters. Originally, he used AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 in his truck and changed his oil and filter every 25,000 miles. Barkley now uses AMSOIL 0W-30 oil and changes it every 35,000 miles. He has also switched to changing his AMSOIL Oil Filter every six months or 12,500 miles.

Barkley’s truck currently has 308,000 miles on the odometer. He often works right out of his truck, and such trips are what he credits with “packing on the miles.” He also often pulls a boat and landscaping trailer.

Even after so many miles, Barkley’s truck is still in excellent condition. He has had the engine tuned up only three times since he bought the truck, and plans to keep the truck for some time because he has not had any problems with mechanical parts as long as he has owned it.


Alfred Maglangit Sr. of Pearl City, Hawaii recently contacted AMSOIL to say “aloha.” Magalanit wanted to sing the praises of AMSOIL products and to say thanks for the performance benefits he has witnessed in his racecar.

Alfred Maglangit, Sr. and his race team.
Alfred Maglangit, Sr. and his race team.

Maglangit began building his 505 Big Block Chevrolet dragster in 1998 with the help of a local racecar shop in Hawaii. After the car was finished, Maglangit and his crew first tried a competitor’s product in their dragster. “After 250 passes,” Maglangit said, “the best time we could get was an 8.02 at 162 mph. Then Howard Nakashima, who is one of our crew members, became an AMSOIL Dealer and suggested we try AMSOIL at the biggest race in Hawaii, the Hawaii/Alaska Shootout.”

At the event, Maglangit’s car consistantly ran 7.90 at 167 mph. “We never thought this engine would run that fast after 250 passes without being tuned up and with the same tires on for every run,” Maglangit said. “We’ve been running your product since February of 1999 and won the Super Comp Championship in Hawaii for the 1999 and 2000 season, and we are currently leading in points for the 2001 season.”

Maglangit is still running the original engine and transmission in his dragster. His team uses Series 2000 20W-50 oil in the car’s engine and Super Shift Racing Transmission Fluid in the car’s transmission. “I am sure that one day I will need to rebuild my engine and transmission,” Maglangit said, “but until that day comes, I’ll continue getting the most out of my equipment and continue using AMSOIL synthetics in my car. We are 100 percent satisfied with your product.”

Author: johnzena

Amsoil dealer in Las Vegas NV. Plus I work as a dice dealer at the Bellagio.

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