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    what cars will fit the Purolator PureOne PL24458 filter?

    I use it as an alternative on the wife's 96 Outback. It is a litlle longer than the PL14460, but hers is a vertical mount. John
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    5w20 in a 1995 Thunderbird

    Ford has a TSB out that retro's the new 5W20 spec to all 4.6L Mod motors. You'll be fine. I'm running it in my 97 F150 with 98K. I really like it. Have the Syntehtic Pennzoil in there right now. Going to do a UOA at the end of the run to see how it holds up. John
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    Long Life 15W40

    Jelly, We're in Louisville. How about you? John
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    Long Life 15W40

    I'll try that idea for the winter. Although the car has a block heater and is plugged in ovenight whenever it gets below 32. We have short spells that can dip into the teens or single digits. So I'm not as worried about the 10W30 HM. I used to use 20W50 in my BMW year round back in the 80's...
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    Long Life 15W40

    Picked up some Long Life 15W40 to use in the wife's Outback this summer. Have been using the Pennzoil HM 10W30 the last few changes. Have been reading a lot of infor on the Long Life here and how the Diesel Oils keep the engines cleaner. The car is a 2.5L and has about 116K on the clock. The...
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    1998 F-150 E-40D (4R100) Mobil 1 Syn ATF 57K

    Mercon V was retro spec'd to the earlier models with the 4R70W if you experienced the shudder. It is safe to use a multi spec fluid in the 4R70W but not the other way around. 4R100's can't use Mercon V, but 4R70W's can use Mercon. I've used the Valvoline Durablend Multi Spec. since 35K. I...
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    1998 F-150 E-40D (4R100) Mobil 1 Syn ATF 57K

    Only the 4R70W uses Mercon V. All 4r100's use Mercon. You'll fry your clutch pack if you use V in a 4R100.
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    Pennzoil 5w20 Synthetic

    Had been using Pennzoil or Chevron 5w20 in my 97 F150 4.6L. Found the synthetic Pennzoil today. Going to run it out to about 4k and do an analysis. Just got finished with my Auto-Rx rinse cycle. John
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    Using non-synthetic when BMW says synthetic only

    "I'm just nervous here. It's an expensive car" Believe me I know. That's what BMW stands for - Break My Wallet. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> Anyway, you're talking about 1 oil change interval of synthetic. You'll be changing the dino 3 or 4 times...
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    Using non-synthetic when BMW says synthetic only

    You'll be fine. I used Castrol 20w50 for the entire 7 years I had my 318i. Traded it in with 180k on the clock. 7 thousand miles between all the flushes with the Auto-rx will be ok. You'll never go more than 3k between each change. and two will be 1500 and 1000. Don't sweat it. Just use a...
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    weird noises - M1 5W-30 in Ford 4.6

    Metroplex, Good to know. Knew there must be a difference between the car and the truck. Truck is probably open due to load hauling, towing, etc... Another way they said you could tell if it's open or not, is to remove the outgoing line to the radiator and start the engine after it's...
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    weird noises - M1 5W-30 in Ford 4.6

    Metro, What is the code on your door panel for your tranny? If it is a U it is a 4R70W. if it is an E it is a 4R100. This topic has been discussed numerous times on f150online.com There are a couple of Tranny engineers who hang out int the tranny forum. One acutally builds custom valve...
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    weird noises - M1 5W-30 in Ford 4.6

    I think it's the tranny. My F150 does the same thing. I believe the Crown Vic has the same tranny, 4R70W or AODE. It has an open cooler line with no thermostat like the 4R100 used in the Lightning and some of the F-150's, 250's, etc... I'd let it warm up for a good two minutes before taking...
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    Auto-Rx Initial Results

    Got a neat tool from a link in a post here to cut open my filters. What an easy job with the right tool. Anyway the filters looked dirty but no sludgy gunk in either. Both vehicles are on the rinse cycle now and will be interested when I pull those to inspect. The filter on my F150 was from...
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    03 f150 5.4l and best oil to use

    Supposedly 40W's are not as effective on on the OHC Modular motors as the 20 and 30 wts when it comes to get to the top end. Just from what I've learned on this board over the past 2 years. But I have no personal experience with a 40W. Was actually thinking of Delvac 1 but was cautioned...
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