E90Post
 


E92 Lighting
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Anyone use AMS OIL PI?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
JerzeySux
UrMother
 
Drives: 335xiE92
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ

Posts: 639
iTrader: (7)

Anyone use AMS OIL PI?

Does anyone use or tried using the AMS OIL PI?
I heard its suppose to clean out all the nasty crap in the car and improve your gas milege.
I heard these work wonders on Jap cars just wondering if its worth it on BMW's. I have 64kmiles and was trying to do some clean up inside the gas tank.
any expereicne?
__________________
My Car drives on Sour Diesel and Haze.
Dutch and Green Palma's for Octane Boost
Poor Man's BMW Owner.
JerzeySux is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
Socom
Major General
 
Drives: 2010 335D
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atl.

Posts: 5,219
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerzeySux View Post
Does anyone use or tried using the AMS OIL PI?
I heard its suppose to clean out all the nasty crap in the car and improve your gas milege.
I heard these work wonders on Jap cars just wondering if its worth it on BMW's. I have 64kmiles and was trying to do some clean up inside the gas tank.
any expereicne?
Curious, how does it remove the "crap" from the gas tank other than pushing it through your fuel system into your engine?
Socom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
JerzeySux
UrMother
 
Drives: 335xiE92
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ

Posts: 639
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Socom View Post
Curious, how does it remove the "crap" from the gas tank other than pushing it through your fuel system into your engine?
I think it "burns" the nasty shit. Im not really sure thats why im asking but the guy said it was really good and when i was there a guy in a CLS550 came in and bought 6 bottles of it and poured one down the gas tank and the owner said to beat on the car a bit so it burns?..

Anyone else with experience?
__________________
My Car drives on Sour Diesel and Haze.
Dutch and Green Palma's for Octane Boost
Poor Man's BMW Owner.
JerzeySux is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #4
gumpy
1QWIK1
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mount Joy, PA

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

I am an Amsoil preferred customer and run Amsoil in all my cars. It is one of the few oils that is actually tested to go for extended drain intervals.

Anyway, I was skeptical about using it in our cars, as they do not have traditional fuel injectors and instead have direct injection. I called the Amsoil tech line and they confirmed that it was safe to use. I have been using it since I got the car with 7,000 miles on it. I now have 43,000 miles. I have never had any issues. I am on my original fuel pump as well. Just my 2 cents.

gumpy.
gumpy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
jimk
Captain
 
jimk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 M/T
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 1961 Stout Street, Suite 1823, Denver CO 80294

Posts: 728
iTrader: (5)

I used it on my E39 M5 religiously, every 5K miles. No issues. BTW, it is called Amsoil PI.
__________________
jimk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-25-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
cb1111
I ask the questions you're afraid to ask.
 
cb1111's Avatar
 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: DC

Posts: 2,489
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gumpy View Post
I am an Amsoil preferred customer and run Amsoil in all my cars. It is one of the few oils that is actually tested to go for extended drain intervals.

Anyway, I was skeptical about using it in our cars, as they do not have traditional fuel injectors and instead have direct injection. I called the Amsoil tech line and they confirmed that it was safe to use. I have been using it since I got the car with 7,000 miles on it. I now have 43,000 miles. I have never had any issues. I am on my original fuel pump as well. Just my 2 cents.

gumpy.
Not to but taking Amsoil's word on BMW longevity is not a good idea.

We all know that AMSOIL does not meet BMW requirements and only AMSOIL will tell you that it "meets Euro requirements" although they've never had it tested.

Call your BMW dealer (or better yet BMWNA) and ask them if AMSOIL meets BMW LL specs.

If you believe the AMSOIL hype then I have a great oil for you. It meets every spec known to man (even those not yet invented) and will provide 100k mile intervals. It is my very own blend of maple syrup, sawdust (to reduce oil loss) and a few secret ingedients. It is called IAMSOILING my pants.

BMW owners are better off sticking to oil on the "approved" list that buying into the internet hype of companies like AMSOIL and Royal Purple.
cb1111 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #7
gumpy
1QWIK1
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mount Joy, PA

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

Talk about pent up anger!!

Calm down man. If you do not like Amsoil, then don't use it. I was merely discussing my use of PI in my car for nearly 40,000 miles. I am not an Amsoil Dealer, and have no interest in trying to sell their products here or anywhere else.

If you look your car up on their site you will see not just what they recommend, but also what they do not recommend.

Link: http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehic...07+BMW+335xi+G

For example, they recommend only BMW supplied transmission fluid and spark plugs. I also called them about their octane booster, but they told me that it would degrade the catalytic converters. They could have just sold it to me.

Cheers.

Gumpy.
gumpy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST