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> From: "Meron" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Does anybody knows where to get synthetic ATF (yes synthetic)?
> I hear that Castroll is about to come out with one but have not seen it in
> stores yet.
> My personal preference is (usually) to stay away from the exotic stuff,
> read Red Line, Amsoil etc.
> DON'T flame me!!!!!! The last sentence was not meant as criticism just my
> own personal preference.
Avi, this comments shows that you REALLY do not know *squat* about
synthetics. Amsoil is the oldest company in the business, having
started just after the Korean war. You have been railing about how
synthetics are not necessary, and clearly did not do any homework
BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are your friends. Just because one of your
friends is an occasional PITA (and I qualify for that category
myownself at regular intervals) does not mean you stop appreciateing
I complement you on your decision to at least experiment with
synthetic - and I assure you that the mechanic who rebuilt my 200's
transmission did not want to put ANYthing but a synthetic in it!
When I asked him to do so, he just pointed to a rack of Amsoil on the
wall I hadn't seen.
So, Avi - the "EXOTICS" are not Amsoil and Redline, which are MUCH,
MUCH, MUCH better researched and thoroughly developed than the johnny-
come-latelies. Who are these newbies????
Pennzoil - Havoline - Quaker State - Castrol, to name a few. ALL of
these products are newbies on the market!!!!!! I call a newer, less-
tested product with a shorter track record a good candidate to be
called "Exotic". If they're cheap and the ones with a longer track
record are more expensive, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
If I'm going to trust a $36K car to a synthetic, I want the longest
development and the most research behind that fluid I can get. This
leaves you three NON-exotics:
Amsoil - Redline - Mobil 1.
There's your choice.
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