Ok I know this is going to open a can of worms but….
I see a very few number of people using the Schaeffer’s oil (maybe because it’s not well known or readily available in some areas??) and most others using Amsoil.
I found a shop that is only 2 miles away and they have Schaeffer’s oil products. I honestly just skimmed over their site (Schaeffer Oil 3.0 | Industrial Lubricants | Diesel Fuel Additive | Synthetic Motor Oils
) and liked what I see, however I know that Amsoil is pretty darn good if not the best.
The guy at the shop priced me the Supreme 7000 which is not full synthetic, and a Napa Gold oil filter, and said that they would have to change it (to make some money) and the full price in writing is $134.28.
I asked if I could supply my own filter as I know from this forum that there are better ones (fleet guard, etc.) and the guy said absolutely and they would just use it.
The shop is a family business, they do great work (from people I know), they take their time to do it right which I don’t mind waiting on something to be done right than have someone do it in a hurry. I looked at their bays and saw a few generals (people who looked like they have been doing it awhile and had experienced under their belt) and one younger guy (maybe mid 20’s). Their owner is always focused on training for his techs and is always sending his techs to any new advancement/technology courses that are out.
I haven't had a chance to get a qoute for the Supreme 9000 full synthetic so I plan on giving them a ring soon to ask. Who knows maybe I can just get them to let me pick it up/order it (if they don't have it right now) for me and I can put it in myself
Enough talk about the shop…
Schaeffer’s Synthetic Supreme 9000 has two things that I found interesting—one is Micro Moly® and Penetro® . The Micro Moly® is suppose to bond to the metal for superior protection for start-up. I am wondering if this is snake-oil speak or not.
And it appears that Schaeffer’s 9000 does not come in 15w-40 like Amsoil does (both have 5w40 though)…
So is Schaeffer’s Synthetic Supreme 9000 better than or just as good as Amsoil? I would love to see a real scientific study against the two…
I’m heading off line here and will check later…I appreciate your thoughts and opinions!