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    Anyone else tired of Slipknot?

    I would like to listen to Liquid Metal, but it sounds horrible. I have completely hard wired sat radio receiver, and I think that really brings out the sibilance of some stations.
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    Anyone else tired of Slipknot?

    What is 20 on Sirius? I have XM and all of the rock stations sound horrible. I guess the AAC codec can't handle "high speed" music. However, I agree. Sometimes Octane will play the same song way too many times in a short amount of time, really killing it for me. I just keep it on The Virus or...
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    Effect of viscosity on VVT

    I don't know much about other manufacturers, but Volvo uses a system of solenoids and phasing pulleys on the cams to change cam timing. There is also a position sensor on each cam so the ECM always knows where the cam is and can adjust to compensate. In this system, viscosity has no effect as...
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    Windows XP to W-7 conversion question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ToyotaNSaturn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">After I clicked "Submit", I re-thought about it. Just buy an external disk drive, copy all your data to it, then copy it back to your new system. Messing around with other...
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    Rotella synthetic 5w-40 in a 2006 Scion tC 2.4

    Man, when I had my old 240 Turbo, Rotella T synthetic was in that engine all year. It flows GREAT when cold, and when it is hot (even with an oil cooled turbo) the pressure was always well above where it should have been. I wouldn't hesitate for one second to run it in the winter.
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    Rotella synthetic 5w-40 in a 2006 Scion tC 2.4

    I wouldn't hesitate to use it, but if the vehicle is under a warranty, I would not. I would strictly adhere to the recommendations in the owners manual until your warranty period is up. After that, load it up!
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    Maybe oil doesn't care about our math..

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: speedyswede</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MrWideTires</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I can't help to think about the 2.6 million mile Volvo...
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    best engine/oil combo to reach 1M miles?

    Why, a Volvo whiteblock. Redblocks were great, but they just don't cut it when it came to long drains and keeping the oil in the engine, where it should be. Whiteblocks have proven themselves to be stronger than the redblock many times over. In fact, I am currently packing on over 60K miles a...
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    But, I mean, isn't that Group V? :-P
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: d00df00d</div><div class="ubbcode-body">BTW, what happened to "crazy?" You said you wanted to try something crazy in your opening post. Amsoil and Red Line don't seem very crazy to me. Then again, maybe that says...
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: fdcg27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The thing is that you can use really expensive oil and change it every 5K, and the cost per mile will still be dwarfed by allocable cost per mile of depreaciation, insurance and...
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hpichris</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Please tell me you never bought this <a href="http://img514.imageshack.us/i/dgrazr.jpg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img...
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hpichris</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For some reason. The term designer oil makes me think Dolce & Gabbana or Versace is about to slap their name on motor oils. <a href="http://img24.imageshack.us/i/75716988.jpg/"...
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    I want to try a "designer" oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: fdcg27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I wish you hadn't posted that. Now I will go and look at their site and probably plan my first Redline OCI. Darn you! Just checked the site. The Redline 0W-30 would be about...
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    Coolant flush with tap water

    Just use tap water. If you knew the number of cars that I worked on running around with tap water and coolant mixed up in their cooling systems and doing just fine, you wouldn't hesitate for a second to use tap water also.
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