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    Oil type and bubbles

    Also check your tire pressure after car sits overnight. Have digital tire gauge and small compressor which does the trick.
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    Tiny bubbles

    I found IPD and ordered the spark plug wires from them. Good product at a good price. I also buy from my local Walmart. They have the name brand filters and synthetic oil at a good price. I looked at YouTubes about the VVT valve. I also have ALLDATA and looked at that. I know how to remove and...
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    Tiny bubbles

    So I have replaced the flex coupling and that eliminated the P0420 codes. I also have P0015 codes which I have determined come from the VVT valve which must have sludge in it from the lack of oil changes. New valve on order. There was sludge in the oil filter housing when I changed the oil. The...
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    Tiny bubbles

    The $170 is the flange, the coupling and the cat from CarID.com which I have been dealing on line for years The part is made by Davico which is an American company The shop is a Meineke shop which has been doing exhausts for decades. I have a 10% senior discount coupon. I don't know if you have...
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    Tiny bubbles

    Need your advice for one more problem. Had the tires replaced Friday. Noticed a banging under the car and an exhaust leak. Upon examination found the dreaded flex coupling was gone. I can buy just the coupling for $10 and have it installed. I can buy the complete section for $170 and have it...
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    Tiny bubbles

    There is an exhaust leak and the exhaust system is banging under the car. The leak would throw a code. Getting the new tires put on the car on Saturday. Will check the exhaust system while it is on the lift.
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    Tiny bubbles

    The tiny bubbles went away after the oil change. It seems the anti foaming additives had been depleted. Filter had sludge in the bottom. Oil not changed for a long time. Will need to do another oil change shortly as the oil is already dark.
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    Tiny bubbles

    So the upshot of this is that the oil and filter have been changed and the car driven to my house. Had to license and insure the car before taking it on the road. The new oil had bubbles in it at first and now they are gone. Will be taking the car to put on 4 new tires which I purchased from...
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    Tiny bubbles

    So what part did Mitsubishi play in the development of the car? By the way that is the same Mitsubishi that brought us the Japanese Zero during WW2. Not being negative just informative.
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    Tiny bubbles

    Sorry it took so long getting back to you. I posted above that the bubbles in the oil mystery has been solved. All oil has antifoaming additives which will wear out and allow bubbles.
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    Tiny bubbles

    Mystery solved. All oil has anti foaming additives to keep air out of the oil. That additive can wear out if the oil isn't changed in a timely manner.
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    Tiny bubbles

    Half a quart low.
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    Tiny bubbles

    The Volvo belonged to my sister-in-law. She bought it new in 2001. It sat in a garage until last October. The paint is excellent but the interior is filthy. The drivers seat is worn on the left edge from going in and out. The license plates look like they were brand new yesterday My...
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    Conventional oil = semi synthetic?

    Coal and oil from fossil sources are full of sulfur. Synthetic is not. During the 70s the EPA mandated scrubbers on the stacks of coal fired electric generating stations because the sulfur going into the atmosphere created acid rain. The sulfur and rain combined to make sulfuric acid.
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    Tiny bubbles

    Thanks Danno. The oil level is only half full. The oil smells of gas but no more than usual.
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