Recent content by Jaymus

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    Need advice on Filter choices

    I like a Motorcraft on my Ford and an AC Delco on my GM's. In the end, I think it's whatever makes you feel happy or feel like you are doing what you think is best for you and your car lol. Sure, it probably doesn't matter as we all tend to take care of our vehicles around here and short of...
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    Do I really need racing oil?

    It's hard to say without knowing exactly what kind of oil temperatures you're hitting. BUT.. without knowing that and still wanting to try something cheaper, I'd lean towards Rotella T6 5W-40, GC 0W-30 (if that's still around), or Mobil1 0W-40. They're known to kind of break in to a certain...
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    Rotella T6 5w-40 CK4 and Ford Spec

    Rotella T6 5W-40... The one size fits all oil.
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    Post what you used in your first car.

    It was before I'd ever heard of BITOG and I ran 10W-30 Castrol GTX... because it was "thicker" than 5W-30. Yeah, back when I didn't really know what the [censored] those numbers really meant.
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    Recieved a SMART predict failure notice

    Go to the Computer Management window (right click My Computer > Manage) Go to Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System Look to see if you have any hard drive errors showing up, already. If you are flooded with them, you should be getting a new HDD and making back ups ASAP. Probably should be doing...
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    Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal?

    I try to go by UOA's of other engines like the ones I have. Maybe that made me brand loyal. Have use Rotella T6 5W-40 for around 9 years, now, in my 5.0 EFI. Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 in everything else that's a car.
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    I forgot a simple step when changing rotors.....

    Well, if it makes you feel better, I've never cleaned off my rotors on anything lol.
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    What oil are you running in your lawnmower?

    Well, I'm about to change the break in oil on mine and another family member's Husqvarna Z254 23HP Kawasaki zero turn mower. While deeply considering some Rotella T5 10W-30, I believe I'm just going to go with what I originally planned and use in everything else of mine, which is Rotella T6...
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    Haven't checked my oil in months

    I check mine quite a bit, but only because I like to pop the hood and look around in there. That's in my truck. As far as my car, I go months without checking it because it's boring lol.
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    1987 Mustang 5.0 - Performance engine oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Linctex</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had a twin turbo 700+ HP Mustang drag car, I always ran Rotella T6 5W-40 in it with no issues. HDEO is GREAT in Performance small blocks. Rotella T5 10W-30 ("semi-syn" is on...
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    Dollar General Motor Oil Lawsuit

    I wouldn't put that junk in my lawn mower.
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    Oil longevity

    Seems like a good set up to get a UOA on, imo. It may save you time and money, or it may show you that you need to spend that extra time and money on earlier oil changes. If it was me, I'd get a UOA done at 2 years on that and just go from there. Rotella is a long lasting oil, the TBN always...
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    Rotella T6 5w40 - 2006 GSX-R600 - 4100 Km

    I have this exact bike. 16,000 RPM red line. It's the fastest 600 I've ever rode. Nothing I say has anything to do with picking am oil. But I run M1 4T 10W-40. It shifts great and runs great with it. The only prob I have is by 2000 miles, the transmission gets clunky and the engine is...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2001 Ford Mustang GT (4.6 2v) 6 quarts Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Motorcraft FL820S 7800-8200 miles on oil Upcoming for the weekend 2000 Buick Park Avenue Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 AC Delco oil filter (PF47?) 2005 Ford Mustang GT (4.6 3v) 6 Quarts Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Motorcraft FL820S...
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    '01 Toyota 3.0: oil to clean up sludge?

    HDEO's are the way to go. Rotella T6 rejuvinated my leaky seals and has been slowly cleaning my engine for 8 or 9 years. I actually used quite a few oils before, and during, such as GTX 10W-30 and 10W-40, M1 0W-40, and GC 0W-30. From my experience, Rotella T6 got black faster than any of the...