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    Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS

    Just to correct myself, I am wrong. GM says to use GM 88861800 in the TR-6060, which is re-branded Dex III.
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    Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: planeman223</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Congrats on the purchase. Did you go with the 6MT? </div></div> Thanks everyone! Yes, of course it is the 6MT <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile"...
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    Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS

    I just did my first oil change in my new 2017 SS. Based on advice from some of the powertrain engineering hardware engineers at work I targeted the first change to be 1,500 miles assuming it should be nearly fully broken in at that point. A 900 mile weekend trip forced me to change it a little...
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    M1 0W-40, 6,205 Miles, 2012 VW GTI 2.0L TSI

    Been using it a while, this was the 2nd consecutive fill of M1 0W-40. Castrol 5W-40 (dealer fill) was in it before that.
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    M1 0W-40, 6,205 Miles, 2012 VW GTI 2.0L TSI

    I agree, most TSI's seem to have iron numbers in the 20s. My educated guess is high tension rings coupled with the iron block. It doesn't seem to burn a drop of oil, those rings clearly scrape the oil off the cylinders really well.
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    M1 0W-40, 6,205 Miles, 2012 VW GTI 2.0L TSI

    <img src="http://i58.tinypic.com/1z3tn5z.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> I know that the OE recommended interval is 10,000 miles on VW 502 spec oil. But I also know that VW also included 30,000 mile free maintenance, so I'm skeptical if the 10,000 mile interval was to save money on the...
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    F150 ecoboost, what oils are available?

    I feel like the trick with the EcoBoost is finding a oil with a low NOACK. Being direct injected, build up on the valves could be a concern. The turbos are water cooled, not oil cooled, so I don't believe a synthetic is technically necessary. I think SynPower is known for low NOACK though.
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    1997 F-150 4.6l

    I also have a 1997 F150. I hate to tell you but that oil pressure gauge is nothing more than a mere oil pressure switch. More than 8psi it reads full pressure on the gauge, less than that the gauge reads zero. I double gasketed a filter once and the gauge read full pressure as it was dumping oil...
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    Calling all Ford 4.6 engine owners

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mortician</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have a 1994 ford thunderbird sc with a 4.6L it will do 110 with no problem, now to the problem does anyone know how much oil a 4.6l holds? I am no mechanic but it has to hold...
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    Who actually keeps their vehicle forever?

    I plan on hopefully keeping my 1990 Super Coupe forever. It is my first car, and I just rebuilt the engine which totaled around 3k. After dropping that kind of cash I'm keeping it. The transmission will be next, but luckily they are cheaper than an engine. It is a very unique car, pretty rare...
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    OCI after headgaskets

    Personally when I replaced my head gaskets I drained the oil and then the first flush I idled it for like 15 minutes. Then I drained and filled with another change of cheap dino and ran it like 300 miles. Drain that and then back to standard OCI. Maybe overkill, but I wanted to get all of that...
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    M1 OW-40 + M1 HM 10W-40

    Alright. Since since my pressure was barely under the recommended pressure for my engine with the 10W-30. I feel I want a thinner 40 weight. I currently feel that Mobil 1 0W-40 and M1 4T 10W-40 or T6 5W-40 would fit the job pretty well. I really like the specs the 10W-40 4T motorcycle oil (-54...
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    M1 OW-40 + M1 HM 10W-40

    I don't like how it seems very little is known about Castrol. Their data sheets are limited in the information that they provide. I'm highly considering the Mobil OW-40 I just don't like how it thins out. Or maybe I'll just overcome my fear of HDEO and use the T6.
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    M1 OW-40 + M1 HM 10W-40

    Okay let me rephrase that. A synthetic PCMO that I can buy locally for a reasonable price. That narrows that list to only Castrol. I'm not a Castrol fan.
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    M1 OW-40 + M1 HM 10W-40

    Hmm thats a little on the pricey side. And it won't be on sale for a while now. I'm thinking maybe just running straight OW-40 and see how it works. I really wish I could find Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic 5w-40 European formula. No one around here sells it, maybe if I call Kendall they could help...
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