Recent content by cdlamb

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    Americans and their garages.....

    I built a new garage 32 deep X 40 wide, 12 foot walls. 2 overhead doors 12 wide X 10 high. There is 6 feet space between the 2 doors to park a smaller boat, which still gives me enough space to use both bays for vehicles. Enough room at the front to store a ATV between front of truck, & work...
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    Is "moonroof" an outdated term?

    They are getting too big in some models. I had a 2007 F150 King Ranch with a moonroof. I liked it in that vehicle, & noticed how it really brightened up the cab, & made it feel roomier. I decided against one on the 2018 that I replaced it with. Almost the entire roof panel was glass. A few...
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    Plastic Bag on Exhaust Pipe

    I had a friend saying their car smelled funny when starting it. When I got a whiff of the smell, I over reacted, & disconnected the battery cable. Figured there was an electrical short in the wires, thought it was burning the insulation off the wiring somewhere. Searched all through the...
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    New to us kia soul

    Does it have a scheduled maintenance for the timing belt replacement? Had a co-worker who owned a Kia, can't remember what engine, make model, but it was just over the 100,000 kilometer timing belt recommended replacement and it done considerable engine damage when it failed (interference engine).
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    Affordable Oil Analysis Labs in CANADA?

    AGAT labs has locations across Canada. My local branch allows me to stop in, to drop samples anytime, 24-7 after hours. saves me the postage mailing it in. I think they have a few in Mississauga.
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    New Mazda 2.5T oil consumption?

    I bought a new F150 in 2018. Even with a new vehicle I was in the habit of checking oil every fuel up. Also heard that other Ford engines were known to use up to a liter every 1000 km, & was even considered "normal" by dealers.
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    2019 Ford 2.3T Ecoboost 9k OCI MC-5w30 Full Synthetic

    Blackstone seems to push people to run a longer OCI. Not sure why Blackstone seems to be the most used oil analysis that is shared on here. They don't offer gas chromotography for testing fuel dilution & use an extrapolation method. I have sent samples to Blackstone and AGAT. AGAT flagged...
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W-30, 10212 km, 2018 F150 3.5 EcoBoost

    Yes, I was using a different brand of oil. I think they flag them when the additives are less than 50% of baseline.
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    Two Labs, Same Oil, Different TBN Results...

    I done the same thing, sending 2 samples to separate labs, on 2 occasions. AGAT vs FluidLife, & AGAT vs Blackstone. I also found that Blackstone test came back with different results than AGAT. Fluidlife, & AGAT were quite similar, & I have stuck with AGAT just because I can drop off my own...
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W-30, 10212 km, 2018 F150 3.5 EcoBoost

    I live rural Saskatchewan, in Canada. Mostly long trips. Not much city driving at all. Most of my trips are at least 30 minutes driving one way, and many trips of 90 minutes.
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W-30, 10212 km, 2018 F150 3.5 EcoBoost

    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W-30 is there another?
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W-30, 10212 km, 2018 F150 3.5 EcoBoost

    Ran a little longer OCI on this run, 10212 km or about 6350 miles. Last analysis was about a year ago. Seen that they have flagged oil degradation, & Nitration with the longer interval. Seems like about 8000 kilometers is best for this engine in my opinion. Still not much difference in wear...
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    10r80 atf

    Anybody drop the pan, & do a filter change? Is the pan gasket re-usable or did you replace it?
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    Purpose of tomato juice in beer?

    In Canada we have Motts Clamato. It makes the best Caesers, & not comparible to the American Bloody Mary's In our small town Saskatchewan bar they used to pour about 2 or 3 oz of tomato Juice into a mug of draft beer, & it was called an ugly. They looked awful, & didn't taste any better than...
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    Did Rotella Ever Have JASO MA Certification?

    My old bottle of Rotella T6 has the JASO MA on the specs, but new bottles I am looking at, do not. I used to use it, but now am unsure if I can still use it in my ATV.