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    Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 tires?

    Had a set of PE2s on my old Passat. Loved them. Aren't these being phased out?
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    Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

    I got 20k out of them on my '97 Passat - not great, but not bad for the category.
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    Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

    The Exalto PE2 is a great summer tire. Comfortable, quiet, sticks like glue in the dry, and nearly as well in the wet. Compound is fairly soft (par for the course for a decent summer tire), but this really is a terrific tire. I ran a set on my '97 Passat and loved them. Good price.
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    New Delvac-1 (and M-1 TDT) formula... improvement?

    <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1249104" target="_blank">Amended Test Results</a>
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    New Mobil 1 TDT 5w40 - 5,235 miles - SAAB 2001 9-5

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The silicon at 0 seems hard to believe.</div></div> <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1249104"...
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    M1 TDT 5w40_5,235_miles_SAAB_9-5 - DISCREPANCY

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Gary Allan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Using the same lab tends to give you "consistently incorrect" data. </div></div> Which is why I'll probably use the same lab for now. I'll have somewhat accurate...
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    M1 TDT 5w40_5,235_miles_SAAB_9-5 - DISCREPANCY

    The lab was very accomodating to my query, and concerns ... this is the explanation I was given: "No, this isn't a normal test tolerance. This sample was actually run twice on Tuesday and then once again yesterday. On Tuesday, during the first run, our spectrometer had some tubing problems...
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    M1 TDT 5w40_5,235_miles_SAAB_9-5 - DISCREPANCY

    Okay call me crazy, but my initial report showed Zinc and Phos at identical levels. The lab generously agreed to redo the test, but the differences in some of the results concern me a bit. Take a look - amended numbers for the most recent test are in [brackets]: <div...
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    New Delvac-1 (and M-1 TDT) formula... improvement?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Extreme-Duty</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Please someone buy these oils, do UOA and share with us. </div></div> Done: Just had a UOA done on my SAAB 9-5. Most recent is with New M1 TDT, prior was with...
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    New Mobil 1 TDT 5w40 - 5,235 miles - SAAB 2001 9-5

    Latest report for my 2001 SAAB 9-5 (2.3L 4cyl Light Pressure Turbo): <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Code:</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" style="height: 300px;"><pre>Oil New M1 TDT Mobil 1 TDT Castrol (GC) Castrol (GC) Univ/Avg w/supersyn...
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    Mobil 1 TDT 5W/40 - 5,666 Mi, SAAB 9-5 2.3L lpt

    I think the higher ZDDP levels in the M1 TDT (nominal Phosphorus levels reportedly 1100 ppm), along with the slightly higher viscosity helped quite a bit. This particular SAAB engine is very hard on oil, and usually shears it quite heavily. Another note, most of the miles accumulated by this...
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    Mobil 1 TDT 5W/40 - 5,666 Mi, SAAB 9-5 2.3L lpt

    Made the change to Mobil 1 TDT about 20k (4 changes) ago. When using GC 0w/30 bearing wear was a bit higher than I'd like - not critical, but not great either. The 2.3L SAAB really does need a 40wt oil. With the SAAB being a sludge prone engine and very hard on oil, the M1 TDT seemed to be a...
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    Lubro Moly

    The Voll Synthese (0/40, 5/40) are Group IV/V oils. Decent quality stuff. There are some UOA's kicking around.
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    00 Ford Taurus Duratec Mobil1 5W30EP 9100 miles

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> dude, ... the whole world isnt going to collapse and my filter is not going to go into bypass either ... <hr /></blockquote> Never said any of that would happen. Good luck pushing to 15 miles <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
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    00 Ford Taurus Duratec Mobil1 5W30EP 9100 miles

    Nice report. I don't think I'd push it much past 10k-11k ... TBN was at 2.8 with 9100.
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