Recent content by BlakeB

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    2018 Chevy Duramax L5P - 6,400 miles 37,800 miles total - Oil not changed

    I am not in any way arguing that oil analysis is not a good tool to extend service intervals. I just don’t see the point in extending the interval on an in warranty engine that only holds 10 quarts of oil. A new engine alone (not including labor) is going to cost you 6-8k dollars if it fails...
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    2018 Chevy Duramax Fuel Injector Failure

    The number 4 injector on the L5P is one I keep seeing failures reported for. Often times it is just a bad connector and not the injector itself (bad injectors can and do happen occasionally).If it happens again, definitely have a look at the connector.
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    PSF vs ATF

    I put a new PS pump in a 2004 GMC 2500HD in April of this year after the shaft broke off inside the PS pump. I also dropped the trans pan and changed the ATF and filter while it was on the lift. I used Delo Syn ATF HD ( TES-295 clone) in both the PS/hydroboost system and the transmission. No...
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    2018 Chevy Duramax L5P - 6,400 miles 37,800 miles total - Oil not changed

    What‘s your OLM percentage? I’d be changing it by the OLM until your warranty runs out, no matter what the oil analysis says. These have a 5 year/100k mile powertrain warranty.
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    Cab off video of my Detroit 4-53T swap into a 2009 F350
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    GM 3800 carnage
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    Can M1 LV ATF HP be used in '17 Silverado 5.3 6-Speed transmission?
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    Post your latest oil change

    2016 LML Duramax 3500HD 60,203 Miles, 4,325.0 Engine Hours OCI: 7,189 miles, 568.9 Hours (OLM @ 3%) Out: Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w40, AcDelco PF2232. In: 10 quarts Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w40, AcDelco PF2232. No oil added this OCI, ~8 quarts came out. This engine has burned about a quart...
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    Using engine oil as atf

    There are some engine oils that carry an Allison approval for off-highway use.
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    2019 Tundra ATF.... Burned?

    We’ve put about 10k miles on a 2016 4Runner with a single drain and fill with Maxlife at 22k (~32k miles currently on the car). Shift feel is the same as with 100% factory fill WS in trans. I’m planning another drain and fill with Maxlife on the 4Runner at the next oil change. I also used to...
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    Ford AWD PTU lubricant change - first time in 100K miles

    Some people have drilled and tapped a drain plug into their PTU.
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    Post your latest tractor oil change.

    I incorrectly stated that the 6415 is an 04, it is a 2006. 3031.0 Engine hours, 315.4 hours on this interval, from 5/8/2020 to 10/1/2020. Out: Mobil Delvac 1300 15w40, RE504836 oil filter. In: Mobil Delvac 1300 15w40, RE504836 oil filter. The tractor was taken out of service and brought...
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    Duramax ATF service

    Summit has 4 gallons of TES-295 for $127.99, with free shipping over $99. That’s about as cheap as you can find licensed Transynd (TES-295).
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    Duramax ATF service

    These units have a spin-on filter with a magnet.
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    Dex VI in Prius

    He’s had Dex VI in his Prius for 210,000 miles, being changed every 60k miles. He’s had Dex VI in his Prius for 7-8 years. Either is isn’t harming anything or the damage is already done. Either way, the vehicle is close to 250k miles, which is a respectable service life out of any vehicle...