Recent content by novadude

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    The old tire debate.....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CapriRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Some additional thoughts: If you don't have sidewall cracks, the tires still might <span style="font-weight: bold">NOT</span> be good! Ya' see, some tire manufacturers use...
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    Anyone ever order tires online at Wallyworld?

    I bought a set of Hankook Dynapro AT2s last fall through WalMart online. Had them delivered to my local store so I could pick them up and inspect them. All had matching date codes (though 9 months old - not a big deal), and I didn't have any issues with the transaction. Loaded them in the...
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    oil sample shelf life?

    Thanks, guys. I think I will just give it a few shakes and send it in.
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    oil sample shelf life?

    Guys... I pulled a sample from one of my cars 6-8 months ago. Life happened and I never got around to shipping it off to Blackstone. Is it still OK to send the bottle, or will that much time on the shelf skew results?
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    reference for tires wearing faster when new?

    CapriRacer….great info! Thanks for taking the time to share all of that!
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    Is the car hobby/enthusiast a dying breed?

    In a lot of ways, there has never been a better time to be involved in the "car hobby" if you can afford it. Reproduction parts are readily available and they show up at your door in a few days. No longer do you need to spend a full summer going to swap meets to find that one rare part that...
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    Complaining to HR

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by A_User55555</div><div class="ubbcode-body">HR is not your friend. They are there to protect the company. Their goal is to make sure the company doesn't get sued. </div></div> Bingo! This has been my experience with...
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    Duct tape as temporary rustproofing? Good, bad, waste of time?

    Personally I think it's a bad idea. If it starts to lift, it will just trap salt and moisture.
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    Lubrizol says SN PLUS and GF-6 not enough for LSPI protection in TGDI engines

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by pitzel</div><div class="ubbcode-body">DI does little to nothing to improve inherent combustion efficiency. It changes the thermodynamic efficiency of an engine not one iota.</div></div> I was thinking about that a bit...
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    Lubrizol says SN PLUS and GF-6 not enough for LSPI protection in TGDI engines

    What's interesting to me is that the (relatively) new GDI technology hasn't done a lot to improve mpg. A late-1990s, early-2000s 3800 GM v6 could easily pull down 29-30 mpg in a Grand Prix / Regal / Impala and run forever (intake manifold gasket / dexcool issues aside). A new 3.6L GDI impala...
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    Oil Catch Cans - another danger...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Patman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Catch cans are a waste of money, and here's yet another reason to avoid them. </div></div> Ever notice that most of the people extolling the virtues of catch cans on internet forums...
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    Oil Catch Cans - another danger...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by FlyPenFly</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> These things have almost no impact on intake valve deposits on DFI engines. No reason to run them.</div></div> What he said.
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    How many Supertech/AC Delco ecore users?

    Is the AC Delco PF63E PRV also 20 psi? Edit: never mind..... found it. PF63E = 150 kPa, or 21.75 psi (the same as the Baldwin).
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    CR Tests Wet Braking on Worn AS Tires

    I'm kinda surprised that the Toyo Celsius was ranked as one of the "worst", since this is marketed as a "bad weather" tire. I wouldn't consider Toyo a third rate bargain brand (but I might put Maxxis and Uniroyal in that category) so I wonder the Celsius performed so poorly in the CR test?
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    Who has 200k + on original GM rwd 4spd auto

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dadto2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had 204k on my '05 Colorado. Changed the fluid at about 60k, then at about 170k the gasket on the pan started to leak; replaced the gasket, fluid, and filter. I sold it to my BIL...