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    Toyota Oil Filter Question

    I wonder about the one I am using. It sat in a refrigerated compartment for years, along with another one I have. I bought it in 2011.
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    Toyota Oil Filter Question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: khittner</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Uh, how can OP, with 2400 BITOG posts, really have this question? </div></div> I am always interested in what others have to say.
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    Best 20 gauge self defense ammo

    Frankly, any 20 gauge load will put the guy out of the fight with a body hit, unless he has armor on that absorbs all the pellet energy.
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    Toyota Oil Filter Question

    By the way, the filter was made in Thailand.
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    Today's OCI debacle - dented XG3614

    Personally, I would have used the filter. If the oil stayed pretty clean, that would mean it was working.
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    Toyota Oil Filter Question

    My 1996 Avalon has a Toyota oil filter, size 90915-YZZD1 on it. It has gone about 5000 miles. I had my local mechanic order a new tail light switch and do some minor maintenance. I had him change the oil and leave the 90915-YZZD1 on it. The new oil is clean as a whistle. I want to run the...
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    Viscosity Question

    What range of temperature are we talking about? "very hot" is relative. Is it 120F and up? How long does it stay above 120F? What is temperature range? between hot and very hot and cool? Over 100 degrees F. every day.
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    Viscosity Question

    My Avalon has gone about 250,000 miles on a 1MZ-FE engine, and I live in a very hot climate during the summer. My mechanic says that in hot weather with a motor this old that 5W-30 is best not used, and a 20W-50 oil is better. What are your thoughts?
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    oil filter use for longer than 1 year?

    I change filters by mileage, not time, and have done so for 45+ years. Nothing has blown up yet.
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    When fate dictates your OCI...

    The curse of Murphy's Law.
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    Racing Oil Question

    Can they do 4000 miles?
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    Racing Oil Question

    In short, how good are Motul racing oils in ordinary, passenger car applications? A buddy of mine might be interested in some. Are they robust enough for an oil change of 5000 to 7000 miles? I know they were intended for the shorter intervals of race cars.
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    How Do I change my user name?

    I would like to change the user name that I sign in with. How do I do it?
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    Why does synthetic oil last longer?

    I am posting this question for a friend of mine. He is a retired physician and knows more about chemistry than I do.
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    Post your latest oil change

    Out: Semi-Synthetic witch's brew; with Mobil M1-102 that lasted about 15,000 miles. Filter was in a whole year and was left in for 2 oil changes. In: Semi-Synthetic witch's brew; with Toyota 90915-YZZD1 filter. I will run this one about 10,000 miles. Mileage: 244,720 miles.
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