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    Can 0w20 handle high RPMs

    If you're worried about it, toss in some xW-30. (HTHS of 3.0) And if you're REALLY worried <img src="/forums/graemlins/27.gif" alt="hide" title="hide" height="35" width="26" /> , go for a 'Euro' blend xW-30. Look for an A3/B4 rating, which guarantees an HTHS of 3.5 or higher. Running a...
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    Redline MTL Vs Honda MTF

    Running an early 90's Accord in warm and wonderful Aridzona, I am <span style="font-style: italic">very</span> happy with Redline's MT-90. I changed to RL a few years after buying the car in 2006. The prior owner maintained the car well, but I don't know what fluid he was running. The MT-90...
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    My Honda 750 project

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JetStar</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Until I have some more pictures to share on the Honda, here is my last classic bike project. 1978 Suzuki GS1000, 1085 kit, minor head work, Mikuni Flatslide carbs, welded...
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    Interesting oil channel

    IMO, his comparisons are "suggestive" at best. Without so much as a thermometer, much less a standardized heat source, timer, etc., his tests are pretty much scientific garbage.
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    whats the best oil out there?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ShotGun429</div><div class="ubbcode-body">More mechanics use Valvoline products in their own cars than any other oil. I certainly do. Doesn't that tell you something?</div></div> The power of advertising? Maybe...
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    USA Owned filter and oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: philipp10</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just remember when it's time to replace that Honda of yours that just because the nameplate says GM or Ford, there is no guarantee what you buy will employ more Americans that...
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    What's the best syn blend

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: A1O</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Decided to use the pup5w20 on the girlfriends new to here 2012 ford fusion and the crown Vic has had syn blend all its life with no leakage or problems. So I am shopping for opinions...
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    Anyone use 10w40 or 20w50?

    Sure, why not? Ran an OCI worth of Valvoline 10w-40 dino from a garage sale in my Accord a few summers ago w/o any bother whatsoever.
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    0w30 in place of 5w20

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SavagePatch</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can a 0w30, say Mobil 1 not Castrol Edge, be safely used in place where a 5w20 is called for? The specific engine is a Ford 3.7L V6 Duratec. If yes, would the 0w30 protect...
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    0w30 in place of 5w20

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rolla07</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If it takes 5w20 why not use 0w20? Not sure why you would run 0w30 instead. </div></div> Because slightly higher HTHS will not hurt a thing, and might even prove useful once in a...
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    Dollar General sued over obsolete oils

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 901Memphis</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Honestly the elemental analysis of the DG 10w30 doesn't look like it would hurt any modern vehicles, it has sufficient anti wear additives. I love the work PQIA usually...
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    HTHS observations.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LoneRanger</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Could also just be the way Castrol publishes HTHS numbers on their products. Often, they don't tell the actual tested HTHS but instead they show the API min spec HTHS for that...
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    I am not giving up my drain plug

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kira</div><div class="ubbcode-body">^^agreed, I gotta work my courage up. Also, that cnbc clip contained no information. </div></div> Hey, real journalism is HARD! <img src="/forums/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="wink"...
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    Oil recommendation for cbr900rr track bike

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shannow</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Big ends, particularly if there's a known marginal design, need HTHS. </div></div> <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18"...
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    Would you sacrifice engine life......

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Leonardo629</div><div class="ubbcode-body">how do you increase friction/wear and increase MPG at the same time? </div></div> You don't. Any increase in wear will likely to occur when stressing the engine with high...
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