Recent content by ericthepig

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    '09 Sentra 15k on Pennzoil Ultra 5w-30

    You said you didn't top off. But where was the oil level? Still at top mark, or if low, do you have a guestimate on what fraction of a quart low ?
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    VW golf 2.5 (2006)

    Anyone running the 10k OCI and still clean ?
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    20w50 apologist?

    WillyPete, Saw Amsoil 20w50 in your signature. I've coveted that stuff for years - figure it's gotta be some of the stoutest oils available. With my 20w50 top off in the Sienna, its sounding/feeling just fine in these brutal temps. Been a "thin oil guy" in the Sienna for a while - but I'm...
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    Forum reply notification

    concerning the "blind typing" - you need to maximize your browser window. Having your browser window small apparently puts pressure on this dialog box (squeezes it - and it doesn't handle text well). Hope that helps.
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    20w50 apologist?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm</div><div class="ubbcode-body">.. It made the engine drag quite a bit compared to.. </div></div> Thru the 1980's and early '90s I ran a lot of GTX 20w50 thru my various Japanese 4 bangers. For giggles I...
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    20w50 apologist?

    Mid-1980s the 20w50 advocates were thick as fleas (me included). Any hold-outs out there still running it in their daily driver? (as my other post states - I'm steadily increasing the mix in my Sienna w/ 20w50 for a remedy test on a consumption issue).
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    Bored. Dropped ST 20w50 (1 qt) into the Sienna

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hate2work</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Eric, you seem to think your engine is dirty/sludged. Did you try the Amsoil Engine Cleaner you wrote about in June? <a...
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    Bored. Dropped ST 20w50 (1 qt) into the Sienna

    My '98 Sienna is showing it's age - consumption around 1qt/1k mile lately. Been running a mix of 5w20 and 30wts (mostly 20). Also had 8oz of Moly EP oil treatment from Schaeffers in. Still had high consump. So I just topped off w/ 1 full qt Wally ST 20w50. It's fun thinking about the issue...
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    5-40 Rotella in vehicles calling for 5-20 oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JOD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> availability is one of the major determining factors in MFG...
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    Pennzoil Ultra 5w30, 10849 Mi., 06 Forester X 2.5l

    I'm glad they came along with Ultra. It's what I was looking for - a stout long UOA oil. I previously posted a UOA with Ultra 5w20 - 12.8k mi, 10 mos of the wife commuting kids. Excellent results. I refilled with Ultra 5w20 and I'm well into my second long run now - perhaps 10 to 12 months and...
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    Informal viscosity experiment

    I've done lots of freezer test. Taking oils down to about -12degF overnite in my freezer in the garage. M1 HM 10w40 got scary thick. 5w20's do great. MMO is a bit thicker than milk after a nite in the freezer (ie, very thin). Fun stuff those freezer tests!
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    thicker oil causes valve seal damage (?)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JOD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's a load of bull, </div></div> My first reading of the post was only partial. I thought I was reading old Amsoil material and had seen it all. I just re-read part of the post and...
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    thicker oil causes valve seal damage (?)

    Isn't that an old Amsoil FAQ sheet. Amsoil no longer recommends the 6mo/12k filter change (or am I mistaken), and that FAQ is pushing their "signature series 0w30" for a w20 app. Currently Amsoil would push their 0w20. Good stuff still. Thanks for the post.
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    thicker oil causes valve seal damage (?)

    Another any truth question - Is there any truth to the belief that ethanol has a slight "drying effect" in the fuel system? (Previous poster may have alluded to this.) Thus more motivation for MMO in the fuel?
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    thicker oil causes valve seal damage (?)

    Hijacking my own thread - Plenty of safe legitimate uses for MMO. eg, I've run OCIs w/ 15w40 or 5w30 in my Sienna and change it in the Spring. Top off with a quart of MMO in December (the van needs it by then). Safe app for MMO and it (IMO) provides smoother starts for December thru February...