Recent content by Chris Fucik

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    MMT Issues....

    If enough of it is used, it can degrade your O2 sensor and catalytic, but the tiny ammounts in street legal octane boosters aren't going to harm anything for a one-time use, even four bottles worth. It you were using something like Torco Unleaded Race Gas Concentrate, which has fairly high...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    Just to focus this discussion a bit more and steer it in a slightly different direction... Assuming that Mobil 1, AMSoil, Redline, and Royal Purple will all hold up to the 6,000 mile OCI I plan on sticking to, which of those oils, in thier 10W-30 street grades, is likely to reduce friction the...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    Bueller, Bueller.... Just a bump to the top. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
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    Oil Filter opinion

    Ok, I've been using K&N HP-1001 oil filters on my GTP since it got it's first oil change at 500 miles. For the last change, I followed the advice of a number of the guys on the Club GP forum and went with the longer HP-2001 filter for the added filter surface area and corresponding...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by ekpolk: <strong> <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Chris Fucik: <strong> . . .Strictly speaking, my warranty was void about a week after I got the car when the Thrasher cold air box and 3.4" {12% faster} supercharger pulley went on...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Spector: <strong> Changing your air fitler every OCI, ah, more of these and the K&N dealer can make another boat payment. </strong><hr /></blockquote>Yipe! That would be expensive. Have you priced S&B Powerstacks lately? About $70 most places...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    Realistically, the GM 3.8 is a **** near bulletproof motor that is easy on oil would probably go 200,000+ on a good group III "synthetic" oil. However, considering that it's an SC'd motor that will likely be pushing around twice the factory HP by next year, I like the warm fuzzy of having the...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by haley10: <strong> I will get flamed big time for this comment, but here goes.... Castrol Syntec 10W-30. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]"...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    <img border="0" alt="[Off Topic!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/offtopic.gif" /> Might I ask; why can't a person edit their own posts? I can see not allowing you to edit others' posts, but why not your own? Over on the Club GP board, I frequently edit my posts to correct for typos and...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    Ranger, you've got to get your dad to understand that M1 absolutely cannot and will not give your dealer any cause to void your warranty. Any API cartified 10W-30 oil is ok. Remind him that M1 5W-30 is the factory fill for the Corvette and that most GM dealers carry M1 5&10W-30 and will upgrade...
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    What exactly would going to a thicker 40 Wt oil do for me? Wouldn't that actually reduce power?
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    Best oil for GM 3.8L?

    Ok, a little background on my car. I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with the supercharged 3.8L engine. The car has an intermediate level of engine, exhaust, and PCM modifications and is used mainly as a pleasure vehicle. It comes out when I want a nice vehicle for a date, to play on the...
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