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    Castrol vs Mobil filters

    Got the filter from Napa & they gave me a 10% discount. So, actually worked out cheaper than getting the others. The Platinum filter is discontinued, so only the Gold is available. It is bigger than the Mobil-1 filter I had on it. Yeah, no Benson close to me, so NAPA it will be. Thanks guys!
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    Castrol vs Mobil filters

    It was from years ago, as I've been off the site for a bit. So, other than NAPA, where can you buy the NAPA filter? Any idea where to get Wix filters? $21 on amazon, bs. No to Castrol & Mobil filters?
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    Castrol vs Mobil filters

    Thanks for the input. I forgot about Wix mainly because so hard to find. The Napa Platinum is $17. Please enlighten me or add a link to why this "bypass" is so important. I'd prefer to stay away from Fram, heard bad stories on here about them, especially with their paper inside.
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    Castrol vs Mobil filters

    Hey Guys, I'm in Canada & not able to go to the USA as I usually bought my oil filters from there. I have a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek, 156K km's & having been using Purolator filters with no issue. As Amazon is sorta the only place to get'em, Canadian Tire has both Mobil 1 (which I've used as well...
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    Total QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE GF-5 vs Mobil 1 0w20

    So the difference in viscosity, M1 has the higher number, does it mean it's better? Also, wouldn't you want lower sulfated ash? As for availability, here in Toronto, where I get parts, they sell it, in big jugs. The Total is $1 cheaper, so I figured that on that price, it should be fairly equal...
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    Total QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE GF-5 vs Mobil 1 0w20

    Couldn't find any topics regarding Total Quartz. I've got a Subaru XV with the 2.0L & the recommendation is 10K Km's oci's. I'm already using M1, it's fine I guess, just wondering about Total. I found the spec sheets for both oils, I'm guessing the important specs are: Total...
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    Oil Mixing help

    Well I've had absolutely no time in the last few months, so hopefully I'll find some time & be able to do one. The vacuum sucking oil theory does sound believable as it is strange when oil smoke is present as it's not done on wot or startup. Slight off topic question, is it bad to mix dino oil...
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    Oil Mixing help

    Thanks Char Baby, yes, I don't know why the 15w40 killed the lawnmower since you use a w30 oil in it anyway? As for my car, there is no smoke on wot or anything, it's just if I downshift & go lightly on the throttle afterwards it'll smoke, sometimes & for a bit, like 2-3 seconds, then stop & act...
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    Oil Mixing help

    Sorry guys, I didn't realise what site I was on. You guys actually want all the details & respond accordingly. The colour of the smoke that comes out on downshift is blue. Is my tb binding? I don't think so. I did want to lube it, but I've been very busy & had no time. I don't put the pedal on...
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    Oil Mixing help

    Ok, sorry, the engine is a 2.5L V6 Mazda KL-ZE (J-spec). I swapped it into my Probe GT in 03'. It doesn't smoke on startup or anything. The compression is unknown. The guage doesn't work properly so...? It does pull hard though if I punch it. I am doing alot of highway driving right now. When it...
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    Oil Mixing help

    I need to do an oil change on my car & it does burn oil sometimes (especially at weird times). A friend I have that is car knowledgeable says to use thicker oil & I do put 10w30 in the summer. But, being on the cheap with the price of oil through the roof these days, I only have 3 bottles of...
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    Craftsman 8hp snow blower, belt size

    Thanks guys! I don't know what's wrong with me, why didn't I even try searching via the model #? Anyway, found out some info on the belt & an exploded view of a similar model, the 5hp one. I got 2 belt sizes & part #'s, so that should help. Yeah, the place I went to, the guy is an older guy, but...
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    Craftsman 8hp snow blower, belt size

    I have a snowblower that is so old, it was made by Noma. We found it set out for garbage & when we got it, the auger belt was broken. I called the local small engine parts shop & when I asked for the belt, the guy said I had to bring in the old one & they'd measure it up because they don't have...
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    Craftsman snowblower transmission problems

    Wow guys, thanks for the responses & help!! Much appreciated! Yeah, I could see the round metal wheel type, which must be the disc you speak of. I got a little grease on it, but I doubt that that is the whole problem. It was seizing before I sprayed anything on it. I will clean it up & see for...
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    Craftsman snowblower transmission problems

    Hey guys, I have an 8hp/25 blower that I haven't used for 2 years (didn't really snow last year so didn't use it) & was fixing the carb because it would bog down while throwing snow. Anyway, point it, hasn't been used in close to 2 years. So, now that snow is near & I have time, I decided to see...
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