WJMCrossroads it's ok to change over. Your rings ought to be seated good. It will not hurt anything to change to the Amsoil now,it should just hopefully help it last longer.
Your answer is correct, though his rings would seat even if he used it from the first time it was ever started. Many companies sell their vehicles with Synth in them from the get go and they break in just fine.
Synthetic oil isn't more slippery, it simply loses its viscosity at a slower rate so you can go a little longer between changes. Of course going longer has other issues like corrosive chemical buildup in the oil.
In any event, Consumer Reports did a study on NY Taxis many years back (I'm sure Google can find it) and found that even with all their abuse, using conventional or synthetic oil and changing it every 6k miles for like 60k miles (IIRC) resulted in the same outcome. Once they pulled the engines apart and analyzed the components they found both to be in pristine shape.
Conclusion, buy what you like and change it now and then and you'll be fine.
I spent about 2-3 hours reading a bunch of stuff...I'm all edjumacated now
I think I'm going to follow his recommendations on the Rotella T6. I am beginning to think that Victory specified 20W-40 in order to steer us towards their oil (Lube-Tech), as other brands are hard to find in those viscosities. Sounds like corporate railroading to me.
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