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    Fram Ultras discontinued at my Walmart!

    Might have to stop by on the way home and clear them out of the XG10060 that I need...
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    What kind of Oci?

    4-5k should be fine with PYB. I always used to change at 3k with my last truck, just what I was always told to do. I'm upping that to 4k with my new truck (living dangerously, I know). I'm using PYB as well.
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    Would you sacrifice engine life......

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Merkava_4</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: expat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Would you sacrifice a small amount of your engines life...
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    Engine Noise Level after oil change.

    I put some PP 5w-20 in my Hemi truck and switched it out after about 1500 miles...just didn't like the noise. Put some 10w-30 PYB in and it was noticeably quieter. I don't do long OCI's anyways, so the PP was a bit much anyways. I'll just stick to the best dino oil and do 4k OCI's.
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    30 years old with shingles outbreak

    I believe I got shingles back when I was 22, at least that's what the doc thought it was. I thought I had another case coming just last week (29 years old now), but the initial irritation/bumps on my side went away after a couple of days. Back when I was 22 it was a really sensitive rash sort...
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    0w-20 makes me wonder about 5w-40

    Pointless to change from 5w to 0w unless it's in the winter months where you're starting you car at below freezing temps every day. It hardly gets below freezing here, I stick with 10w-30 all year round.
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    Are REALTORS really very RELEVANT anymore?

    I used one as a buyer, cost me nothing...and made it very easy when submitting an offer. I cannot stress how easy it was, and again, cost me nothing.
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    Diesel Oil in a Gasoline Passenger Car ?

    I ran the 15w-40 Mobile Delvac in my 2004 Hemi for over 100k miles with no issues...stared using it when I noticed the drivetrain getting a little noisy after 100k miles or so (you know those Hemis love to talk).
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    Why have 5W-30 or 5W-20?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bbhero</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Exactlamente.. <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> Though y'all do have some nasty ice storms from time to time.. But...
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    Why have 5W-30 or 5W-20?

    Living in Dallas, I just use 10w-30 all year...rarely gets below freezing, so zero reason for me to use anything else. I like my 10w-30 PYB.
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    Bashing Fram oil filters.

    My dad put over 600k combined on his last two gas powered RAM trucks using Fram orange filters and plain ol' QSGB oil...3k oil changes every time.
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    2014 Ram Oil Filter

    I use the XG10060 which is the smaller size filter that RAM calls for. I put on a XG2 once and it was not worth the hassle with the limited clearance down there...just much easier to use the smaller filter that RAM actually recommends and just bring it straight down when changing the oil.
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    Outhink the manufacturer.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 2010_FX4</div><div class="ubbcode-body">so what is the fear of xW-20 and adequate versus optimal protection. How much MORE protection is needed?</div></div> I like how the 10w-30 keeps the valvetrain quieter in my two...
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    Outhink the manufacturer.

    My Hemi says to use 5W-20 on the oil cap...manual says I can use 10w-30 in warm climates. So I will use the thicker oil for better protection. It rarely gets below freezing here, so really no need to use anything other than 10w-30. My wife's Hyundai is the same...says 5w-20 on the cap, manual...
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    Formula Shell

    Well Ive been looking for a VOA and can't find anything except for one done 10+ years ago...and I assume formulation has changed since then. The old sample had very low moly, not much boron, and normal level of other detergents...didn't seem very impressive, certainly not a 200+ moly oil like...
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