Recent content by chevrofreak

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    Dealer oil change, ever wonder?

    I deliver bulk oil to a lot of dealerships and dealer run oil change shops and I can tell you that most dealers these days use the oil that the vehicle manufacturer recommends. They tend to be on national bulk oil accounts and receive perks like building credit to return outdated and obsolete...
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    Any harm in using a Motorcraft FL910S on a Tacoma?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jongies3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: chevrofreak</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Any harm in using a Motorcraft FL910S on a Tacoma?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jongies3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I installed one of these on my truck tonight. Normally I'd just use a Performax PO-21 filter we use in our shop (Puro Classic clone) but forgot to grab one on the way home...
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    This is what happens if you just go to Jiffy Lube

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bullwinkle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">JL uses bulk PYB for their low end changes, more proof that PYB is one of the best cleaning oils out there, as long as it isn't pushed too far. I like 5K OCIs on the company...
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    Motor oil as a CLP?

    I've used Red Line 5w-30 as a CLP and it does well. It is actually a surprisingly good bore cleaner. These days the only lubricant I use; especially on my AR's, is Lubriplate SFL-0. Midway sells and recomends it. Between a couple of friends and I (I built their rifles) we've got around 5,000...
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    Little higher rpm = better gas mileage

    I've noticed the same thing in my 96 Crown Vic. Driving in D instead of OD I got my highest tank average with the most miles out of the tank.
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    Oil pan marks cx9

    Might be for stress relief to prevent cracking, or for some aspect of machine assembly, such as a grab point or optical sensor alignment target.
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    Oil pan marks cx9

    <a href="" title="httpwwwpaulstravelpicturescomMazdaCX9MZIV6EngineOilChangeGuideMazdaCX9MZIV6EngineOilChangeGuide005html"...
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    "Vintage" Bulbs

    Those are available in LED now.
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    Log Book Record of Repairs

    I create documents on Google drive and include detailed info on anything I do, no matter how minor. I then share the document with the owner of the vehicle so that they can reference it at any time.
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    New oils avail at local WMart

    Pretty much all of the Valvoline high mileage oils are now dexos1 certified. I doubt they would be if they caused seal issues.
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    New oils avail at local WMart

    Valvoline FSwMT is all we have been delivering to quick change places for like 6 months now. We can't even get the non high mileage synthetic anymore.
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    Motorcraft FL820, 8600 mi, 902171517; Major Fail!

    Doesn't look that bad. I doubt any oil made it between the glue and endcap, especially under spring pressure.
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    Performax P-167, 2011 Silverado, 6,500k CUT OPEN

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kira</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Seems not cheaply made. I'd buy a "Performax" filter based on these photos. What part of the country are you in? ....never heard of Performax. Kira </div></div> It is a...
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    Experience with Service Pro oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Service Pro can't be just a regional oil in the mid-west because I know a Philadelphia area distributor carries it. </div></div> It isn't. It is big in Montana, whether...