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    M1 0W40 In 5W30 Rated Applications ?

    I also moved to M1 0w-40 ESP in my Equinox which calls for 5w-30 normally
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    PennGrade Partial Synthetic Motor oil SAE 10W30 Grade

    This oil in the 20w-50 variant is what my engine builder recommended and I ran it for around 8k miles with interesting results. Link for UOA here. I was going to run an VOA on the 20w-50 to debunk some sodium concerns but I think this covers it. Thanks for the VOA
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    Saw a new BMW and had to do a double take.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Mr Nice</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Rand</div><div class="ubbcode-body">anyone that says that is ugly.. be prepared to vomit in your mouth a...
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    Anyone keep all their rides 100% Stock?

    Daily beater is bone stock. Weekend toy is heavily modified. One gets me to work the other gets me in trouble
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by mattd</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You still did not say how much coolant you're adding. I wouldn't drive it much without doing some digging. Pull the oil pan drain plug and pressure test the cooling system. If...
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by A_Harman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Cracked head? Cracked cylinder wall? Bored .020" over plus pushing 1400 hp. Lifting head during high boost operation? Cylinder pressures far past design point is overstressing...
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    It's not a sleeve engine, just a 6.7 bored +.020". I will make sure to use water wetter if I go that route, thank you for the info
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    I have spoke to them about it. It could possibly be a head gasket issue although unlikely as it is a fire-ringed head. There is an oil cooler and it's a hefty bar and plate style cooler which is not historically prone to failure
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by kschachn</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Cacciatore</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Worried about the possible coolant issues in the oil and I'm...
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    2011 Ram 2500 6.8L Penngrade

    This is a built 6.8L Cummins engine from Freedom Racing Engines. 11k miles on the engine and 3200 on the oil. Makes about 1400hp at the crank. This truck uses the power and sees plenty of hard use. Oil is 20w-50 from Penngrade <a...
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    45 ACP Ammo

    Depending on the volume you shoot, TargetSportsUsa.com has free shipping with their prime membership. You can also see if a local gun store is willing to order a few boxes for you
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    Air Filer and Engine Oil connection

    You'll see silicon in a UOA if you're having air intake issues. I ran with no filter for a few months and Blackstone recommended I check for leaks in the intake system
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    2008 Dodge Ram 3500, 18k miles, Rotella T6

    I agree the EGR is nasty. Pulled one apart for cleaning last weekend and the crossover pipe is just filled with black schmoo. Impressive fuel dilution numbers; I was expecting to see some higher numbers with the mention of overnight idles/regens
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    Shooters Lube

    I've seen that stuff advertised pretty heavily across some social media platforms. It's not something I'm going to run out and try, but I admit the fancy solvent spray bottle is geinus marketing to cover absolutely everything on the bench except the firearm you're trying to clean. The Shield...
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    My first pocket pistol

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Tom NJ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Given that it is a light trigger pull, single action pistol with no mechanical safety, mine never leaves the holster except to clean or shoot. Too dangerous to carry...
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