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    Do Catalytic Converter Cleaners Work

    As I mentioned above, it has seemed to work on our RX330 (I likely jinxed it and the light comes back on). The other thing I did during the Cataclean treatment, I took the RX out and ran it pretty hard on the Interstate; no idea if that mattered. I do agree with 01rangerxl, it is a lot like a...
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    Liqui Moly 5w-30, 5,011 miles, '18 Audi A4

    Thanks, that is really interesting, I was assuming you had changed the (air) filter or made some type of adjustment on the airbox. As far as the numbers go, seems like a really good match for your vehicle.
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    Liqui Moly 5w-30, 5,011 miles, '18 Audi A4

    What did you do differently from 2018->2019 to lower silicon?
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    Do Catalytic Converter Cleaners Work

    I believe most of them are referred to as snake oil. However, when I got a P0420 on our RX330, I cleared the code and used back to back bottles of Cataclean with Shell premium fuel. Since the cost to replace was close to $1,500, I decided it was worth a try. The CEL came on at ~252,000 miles...
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    Best SPRAY ON *UV* protectant for headlights

    I don't know if it is the best, but I use: https://www.amazon.com/McKees-37-MK37-130-Headlight-Protectant/dp/B01IB15TZ0
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    Battery Replacement - Time Interval

    For me, it depends on the battery type: Flooded cell = five to six years max. In our RX, it was six years and a few days and left us stranded. AGM = seven or even eight years is not uncommon. In my Jeep, at 8 1/2 years, it seemed like it was starting to crank slower, so I replaced the AGM.
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    Prestone De-Icer Windshield Washer Fluid NLA ?

    BTW, this is what I picked up at Walmart on Saturday ... it is a bit different (down to -34F vs -27F).
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    Prestone De-Icer Windshield Washer Fluid NLA ?

    I just picked some up this morning at Wal-Mart ... the shelves were full.
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    Mobil1 Filter Design Change

    Did they look like this: https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/mobil-1-m1-113a-different-versions.331192/
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    Received the new filter today -- they sent the XG3600 as the replacement with a short letter. Very good customer service. Photos here:
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    Fram looked at the pics and said it looked like it was dropped; they are sending me a new one. If they don't ask for the old one back, I will cut it and post after I receive it.
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    It does not. I didn't get a chance to cut it today, but will this week and report back.
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    . You talked me into it ... I will cut it open tomorrow and post the pics.
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    You can definitely feel a crease along the top. 5k oil changes is my interval. I was thinking Wal-Mart would likely exchange it, but hadn't tried yet. Thought it would be good to get some opinions.
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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    Not sure the picture will come out on computer screens, but I was going to run a Fram TG3600 and get a particle count on our RX330, but when I took it out of the box, I noticed an unusual indent along the top of the filter. Of course, I can't find the Wal-Mart receipt and I decided to put on a...
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