Recent content by GimpyMR2

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    2013 FIAT 500 Abarth 1.4T - PP Euro 5W-40 - 4K Miles

    Yeah, its throwing codes for cyls 1/2 (I forget the P codes and I am not near the car to check) for the oil solenoids on cold starts and you can tell its not running on 1 or 2 cylinders. I tried swapping the MultiAir filter, didn't help and it was clean anyway. Once it warms up, the issue...
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    2013 FIAT 500 Abarth 1.4T - PP Euro 5W-40 - 4K Miles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by RamFan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looking good. How are you liking the little Abarth?</div></div> Unfortunately... I'm about to send it down the road. Up until now, it has been very reliable. The MultiAir "brick" is...
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    2013 FIAT 500 Abarth 1.4T - PP Euro 5W-40 - 4K Miles

    Hey everyone, here is a UOA from my 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth. The car has about 97k on it, and is stock mechanically and otherwise. I hadn't seen too many UOA's on the 1.4T MultiAir on the FIAT forums, and I have lurked here for many years. 4000 mile run on PP "Euro" 5W-40, oil filter was a...
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    I went to the last Saturn dealer in the region thinking they'd be giving away Sky Redlines, no such luck. Thus they have about 10-11 of them on the lot still.
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    Gasoline direct injection and oil

    Sorry to grave dig, but I've recently implemented a catch can on my 2009 Cobalt SS. There was a fair amount of oil residue in my charge pipes / intercooler when I did the clutch recently. Its catching some oil vapors, but I need to find a better solution. I can only assume that running...
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    06 Civic SI - 14.5k UOA on AMSOIL SSO 0w30

    Wow, we're getting OT here...but- My DD beater/rusty Volvo S70 T5 lays the smack down on every Si and RSX I meet. Nothing gives me satisfacton like putting a bus on some kid in my 4000lb Swedish family car. They then feel the need to blast past me in the a-typical "fly by" Don't even get me...
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    Fram cartridge filter

    The regular Purolator cartridge filters are some of the worst ones I've seen for my application. Most of the time the pleating is ALL over the place. Fram is much better looking, visually speaking, except for the cardboard end caps :\ I also just stick to Mann/Mahle for my vehicle too and order...
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    Nascar has big money problems?

    I worked for NASCAR 1997-2000 (IT Related). People who I still know there basically say when Bill France Jr. got out of it, things started falling apart. Not worth me listing them out, as most of you already have :) FWIW, USAC has pretty much killed Sprints & Midgets for me too :)
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    Fram cartridge filter

    I agree with labman and get the hosejob on my Volvo's cartidges, and it just boggles me. Before this S70 I had an 850 Turbo (same motor basically, but canister style filter) and they are/were 1/4 the cost for the same brand!
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    RLI Biosyn, 5w20, 7731 miles, 2004 honda pilot

    Is it possible that over-servcing your air filters could be hurting your silicon number? I was doing the same thing on my Volvo S70 (changing filter every oil change almost), until I was told that the filters ability to... filter.. dramaticly increases as the "dust cake" forms. I haven't done a...