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    Mother's CMX Ceramic Wash & Coat

    I could accept that except there was no lubricity either--certainly no more than carnauba has.
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    Mother's CMX Ceramic Wash & Coat

    The Back to Black and VLR stuff worked pretty well as did the normal carnauba wax products, but the ceramic stuff is just "off".
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    Mother's CMX Ceramic Wash & Coat

    I am not sure. It is the strangest car wash I think I have ever used. I will likely revert back to the standard Mother's products in the future.
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    What's the truth about ethanol and OCIs?

    I ran E85 in my 2010 FX4 many, many times when towing. I also performed numerous UOAs and truth be told I could see no difference between a gasoline and an E85 UOA. Ford stated something to the effect after running three or four tankfuls of E85 you should run at least one tank of gasoline. I...
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    Mother's CMX Ceramic Wash & Coat

    I typically use Mother's products inside and out on my vehicles. Recently, I tried the CMX wash and coat and I am not sure what to make of it. It does not produce much suds and it is hard to tell if it is actually cleaning. The spray finishing coat went on like a breeze and came off easily as...
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    Glock Parts Fit In A S&W, And Vice Versa

    Fully agree with that statement. I have a couple of Shields v1.0 and a few full size and compact v2.0 and those 2.0 pistols are outstanding for the price. In fact, for the money, I am not sure there is anything in that space that comes close.
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    Ammunition Cost Doubles

    Heh...likely looking for a certain tilt so they can quintuple their investment. That tactic seemed to work so well for Gander Mountain in 2016 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    Preferred Diesel Additive?

    Not since ULSD was introduced, modern diesels in light cars and trucks still struggle with lack of lubricity--particularly Bosch HPFP like the one in your Powerstroke. Also, there was a case study performed in Australia a few years back that showed TC-W3 did nothing for lubricity. Stanadyne...
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    Mobil 1 0w-40

    Then why you are looking at any 0W-40 and not simply using what is recommended if that is the concern?
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    @Impatient - Amsoil has a $5.00 flat rate shipping promo right now with code BUY1020.
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    Mobil 1 0w-40

    Out of curiosity, why is that a concern? In my AMG, I had to switch to Castrol because Mobil could not handle the fuel dilution as well as Castrol. In addtion, Castrol uses titanium in its additive pack instead of moly--just a different way to arrive at the same destination.
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    2005 F150 5.4L Triton 8.6k OCI Shell Rotella Gas Truck 5w30

    There are some oils that have sodium as part of the additive pack, like Mobil Super and Valvoline. However, RGT does not and since the sodium went up (meaning not residual from a prior oil change), then it could be a coolant leak developing.
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    I buy the KIT-06 kits from Amsoil (no pre-paid shipping) and do it during a free shipping promo. I then ship at least two at a time via USPS to Polaris which also saves as opposed to paying shipping on each one. Buy WIX at Rock Auto at less than $10 each and do it in bulk so the shipping is...
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    2005 F150 5.4L Triton 8.6k OCI Shell Rotella Gas Truck 5w30

    Triton engines are not known for fuel dilution or much shearing so what is happening with the viscosity? Also, the sodium rising is not a good sign since RGT does not have it in its additive pack.
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    Not sure where you are getting the price for Amsoil/Polaris, but they are $20.50 from Amsoil (preferred pricing) and I typically wait until there is a free shipping promotion and buy several. As for dilution, there is only one cure, short OCIs, so once you establish the baseline, the UOAs can...
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