ommy Hamilton of Hamilton Classic Cars, Chester, VA began using AMSOIL motor oil in
1986. He also sells AMSOIL products to customers at his used car lot.
In 1996 Hamilton bought a new Toyota Tacoma 4x4 with a 2.7L four-cylinder engine.
The engine and drive train were changes to AMSOIL lubes at 6,000 miles. He put AMSOIL
Series 2000 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil in the engine and AMSOIL 75W-90 Gear Lube in the
drive train. He has put 196,000 miles on it since that time.
The truck is used in extremely heavy service. In the used car business he's always
pulling a car carrier, transporting vehicles to and from the car lot. He frequently
tows a 14-foot enclosed trailer taking go-carts and equipment to races.
For recreation, Hamilton has a 19-foot ski boat he also tows frequently. All of this
towing, with this 2.7L four-cylinder engine. He said he can maintain more than 70 miles-
per-hour when towing with no problem. The engine runs as strong as it did when it was
new, and has had no mechanical problems or maintenance except for the four oil changes
since changing to AMSOIL Series 2000 0W-30. The only part that has been replaced is the
Hamilton has passed the truck on to his son, Jeff, who plans to run it at least another