EALER MIKE DICKERSON OF WARSAW, KY recently discovered
for himself that AMSOIL products increase gasoline
Dickerson is track manager for Bluegrass Motorsports
Park in Kentucky and a former sports car racer.
"We were in Lincoln, NE for the SCCA Solo
Nationals," Dickerson said.
He was driving his 1993 Chevy Suburban, with
366,000 miles — 85,000 on the drivetrain. He gave it a
tune-up and installed AMSOIL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor
Oil and a WIX 51060 oil filter. The two-wheel drive half-ton
truck is powered by a basic 350 engine, and its
normal average is 15.5 miles per gallon “on the open
road with cruise set between 70 and 75 miles per hour,
and not towing," Dickerson said.
The trip to Nebraska and back totalled more than
2,500 miles, and Dickerson kept track of the mileage
throughout the trip.
The first tank averaged 17.1 mpg. "I didn’t believe it
at first, so I double-checked. The math still worked,"
Dickerson said. "I figured it was a fluke and the next
few tanks would prove this as an anomaly."
However, the next tank was filled after 444 miles of
combined interstate and in-town driving and the truck
saw 14.8 mpg. "It normally gets around 14 mpg under
these conditions," Dickerson said.
The next tank fill-up was with nearly 40 gallons of E85
ethanol fuel. "At 523 miles of 100 percent interstate
driving speeds of 70 to 75 mph the gas mileage was
15.8," said Dickerson. "I attributed this to the well known
loss of efficiency from ethanol-based fuels and
some inconsistent speeds, but it is still much higher
than I have ever experienced with this truck.
"The most significant change was the switch to
AMSOIL motor oil after years of running petroleum oil.
The fuel savings more than make up for the added cost
of AMSOIL, and the longer change intervals mean I
don’t have to change my oil after a 2,500-mile sojourn
like we just made.
"At the current cost of petroleum oils, you will pay
for three petroleum oil changes what you pay for one
AMSOIL change. In this economy, or any economy, you
simply can’t ignore these savings, in addition to the
environmental sensibilities of using AMSOIL synthetic