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Tires & Wheels
It makes perfect sense. Who (besides us) would spend a second looking at it if the graph had coefficient of friction instead of "performance?" On a hot summer emergency maneuver, do you expect winter tires to grip that hot 170F Phoenix p
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Lowest Temp For 10W Dino ? by A_Harman @ 22 seconds ago

SAE J300 specifications for a 10W oil require that it pass the cold pumpability test at -30C with a viscosity less than 60,000 cP. I wouldn't feel bad about using a 10W-oil at temperatures down to -20F.
Oil Additives
Jump to new posts Re: Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer by magnus308 @ 1 minute 24 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: EricF Please stop using lucas products. there is no benefit from any of them. +1 Lucas oil stabilizer is pure garbage i dont understand why people buy it
Consumer Electronics
Jump to new posts Re: iPhone 5s or 6? What say you? by VeeDubb @ 2 minutes 37 seconds ago

The moto g is a great phone. Dollar for dollar, probably unrivaled. But for me tech is a hobby. So I like playing with cutting edge gadgets. How people spend their money on entertainment is their business. Some people ski, others hunt, others
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: so the DT guys used a torque stick to tighten my by sayjac @ 3 minutes 0 seconds ago

DT's I frequent use a torque stick but always finish with the torque wrench. If I saw them not finishing with the wrench I would ask them to use it. But, never happened.
Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: MICRO GREEN OIL FILTER by DBMaster @ 4 minutes 10 seconds ago

You have to admire the passion displayed on this site! Not only are most convinced they are right, they also have to make sure everyone else is wrong. Armed with a little knowledge we are all online degreed chemists and petroleum engineers. Mobil
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Consumer Reports includes Chinese tires... by HangFire @ 7 minutes 9 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: mrsilv04I must have been stuck with the worst set of Michelin tires made... in the history of the company. Either that, or my pickup goes out and does burnouts all by itself when I'm at work. If I recall you had a sudden f
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: RV tires interesting aging by Ken2 @ 7 minutes 45 seconds ago

There are preservative chemicals blended into the tire rubber. Rolling along the highway brings these to the surface. When the tires sat, even covered, these chemicals on the surface became depleted. Capri Racer would know if these tires remain re
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Using filter for 2nd oil change by 99Saturn @ 9 minutes 23 seconds ago

Another for leave it on.
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: so the DT guys used a torque stick to tighten my by 901Memphis @ 11 minutes 20 seconds ago

You're lucky they even try with the torque wrench. Most places still air gun them on at 300 ft lbs.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: LIVID - Ford Denied warranty on our 14' Fusion by 01rangerxl @ 11 minutes 22 seconds ago

Yes, I understand that, and I agree there is no excuse for Ford to not cover this, other than being cheap. I was responding to the idea that materials don't fail as often on other brands. Gaps are tighter and materials feel better on newer cars acr
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: New shocks transformed my truck by surfstar @ 11 minutes 25 seconds ago

If I remember, I'll try to measure the rear height to the fender on my Vue before/after I change the shocks this weekend. ~125k on OEM stuff, only changing rear shocks for now (hoping front struts are still fine, as they haven't presented any issues)
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: so the DT guys used a torque stick to tighten my by Donald @ 12 minutes 20 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: SmcatubThe tire shops around me tighten the lugs to 5 to 10 ft. lbs. more than you could ever hope to loosen with the factory lug wrench, leaving you helpless if you ever have a flat and need to put the spare on. Always carry
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Using filter for 2nd oil change by 901Memphis @ 13 minutes 20 seconds ago

I don't touch the filter, just drain pan and refill.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Lowest Temp For 10W Dino ? by 05LGTLtd @ 13 minutes 56 seconds ago

Subaru spec'd my legacy to ~4*F on 10w-30. I have run a synthetic 10w-30 over the winter previously, and didn't notice any starting problems down to 15*F. I tend to stick to 0w-40 or 5w-40 year round now. If I got a screaming deal on a 10w-30 I l
Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Run a Fram Ultra For 2 ~ 3 OCI's ? by surfstar @ 15 minutes 27 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: telecatOriginally Posted By: Dallas69Why do you not run oil longer than 3000 miles? Any name brand can go at least 5000 Just asking Because I'm old, stubborn and ...old and stubborn. I grew up with 3K OCIs and I will die with 3K
Computers
Jump to new posts Re: Switching Internet service providers?? by Quattro Pete @ 15 minutes 47 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: ClutchDiscNone of these companies will let me have my own modem though. How do you guys do it with your own modem? I would like to avoid the $7 a month rental fee. DOesn't seem right. I've seen a number of threads with users h
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Mobile home trailer tires by Ken2 @ 16 minutes 29 seconds ago

The mobil home moving professionals commonly take the axles and tires away when they set up a place. See if some are available for rent or cheap purchase.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Lowest Temp For 10W Dino ? by marc1 @ 16 minutes 43 seconds ago

1) I always used 10w30 in my first car (1970 LeMans, over 30 years ago) year round. Back then it was the only light multi-grade commonly available. Temperatures got down (and still do) to -30C (-22F) regularly. Sold the car at over 100,000 miles moto
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: so the DT guys used a torque stick to tighten my by Smcatub @ 17 minutes 6 seconds ago

The tire shops around me tighten the lugs to 5 to 10 ft. lbs. more than you could ever hope to loosen with the factory lug wrench, leaving you helpless if you ever have a flat and need to put the spare on.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: LIVID - Ford Denied warranty on our 14' Fusion by ls1mike @ 17 minutes 29 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: 01rangerxl Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8 Our GM vehicles do not do this, my 05 Silverado that has never been indoors in its life only has the tiniest bit of degradation on the radio knobs despite being detailed by many differ
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: so the DT guys used a torque stick to tighten my by Ken2 @ 18 minutes 52 seconds ago

Quote:The torque stick crudely limits the torque to a level that's snug, but well below the recommended torque. Actually, no. I bought a green 45 lbs-ft torque stick for the first level of tightening my lugs. I can hammer that too tight and exceed
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Maxlife Dex/Merc in a 6F35 (Ford Fusion) ? by HangFire @ 19 minutes 23 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Greasymechtechhttp://www.sonnax.com/parts/3686 It's good to see Ford keeping the aftermarket alive... for nearly brand-new vehicles, too... now that's economic innovation!
Computers
Jump to new posts Re: Color printer suggestions by Quattro Pete @ 21 minutes 13 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: WishIhadatruckLove my HP Officejet Pro 8600, it is an all in one. It scans, prints, faxes, etc. Has an auto document feeder for the scanner and also will print both sides automatically without having to reload the paper manual
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: Kendall GT1 5w-30, F150 Ecoboost 4240mi by bigt61 @ 21 minutes 58 seconds ago

Nice report all in all. The oil looks "beat up" a little but the wear is great. I guess it takes these Ecoboost engines a while to break in and they withstand the dilution well. Thanks for posting the followup.
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