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    Planning very special oil change

    Some comments could lead me to some negative thinking and negative replies. Then I thought what an honour ( <img border="0" alt="[Canada]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/canada.gif" /> spelling) this is: I am too oil-nutty for some members of BITOG, which is where hardcore oil nuts post...
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    Planning very special oil change

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by LarryL: <strong> Terry Dyson sez that oil samples from an oil filter are useless. Maybe you could contact him about getting his analysis. He might even tell you to go back to a midstream sample. Exactly how to you do this air blow out? </strong><hr...
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    Planning very special oil change

    I'm sending the link of this conversation thread to the mechanic and if there is a chance that I'll be running with a dry pump, I'll ensure it is looked after, even if I have to hook up a battery booster, disable engine start somehow, and turn it over until we need to worry about the starter...
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    Planning very special oil change

    PapaBear: Odometer reads 161-162,000 KM. 1 year ago it was 138,948 so this is about a 22,000 KM OCI Car is a Pontiac but with an '01 or '02 Buick engine which had 110,000 KM on the odometer, and I was told about 20,000 KM on the swapped engine (I will assume that's actually 30,000 KM) when I...
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    Planning very special oil change

    Sorry, I don't play golf. Tried it but have no interest in taking it up. Did anyone think I redline the engine? No, I use Redline brand oil. My fill on Tuesday might be Redline, might be GC, I'm not too sure just yet. If you want to help me decide; great. If you want to poke fun at my oil...
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    Planning very special oil change

    Hi again, everyone! Wow it's been a LONG time. OK I have a dilemna about my oil change. It's once a year, I want it to go just right. My mechanic has talked me into the BG flush with the air blow-out (he refutes the notion that blowing it out with air just makes up for not doing the change with...
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    Maximizing fuel economy

    Hey y'all, it's been a LONG time. With gasoline prices being what they are, I wonder if anyone has tinkered with various speeds to see at what speeds would one get the best fuel economy (everything else being equal). I have a 1997 Bonneville with a 3800 Series II from an " '01 or '02 Buick...
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    BG ATF flush

    A leak was detected after the flush and a good part of the tranny was dissected and I am told it has had 2 (or more) flushes in the last month or so. The ATF that is in there, I was assured, was the Redline I ordered up from the US. I'm really looking forward to November of 2007 when I can have...
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    My car over-heated....

    "2001 or 2002 Buick LeSabre" engine, said the salesman and a guy from the service department. GM 3800, Series 2. The temp was no colder than 25 F, perhaps +4 C which is about 35 F. The needle pegged a few mm farther than I thought it would, the car choked (ECM have an automatic shutdown? Or...
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    My car over-heated....

    Yes, my guess is also that the flush loosened up some crud and thus it developed some leaks. I was NOT low on oil. I was fine on coolant until the problem started. Three other items: 1) Follow-up inspection slated for 29th didn't happen, for a variety of reasons. Maybe 30th. Mechanic friend...
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    My car over-heated....

    It had been in for a coolant flush with new thermostat and rad cap. The "BG flush" includes a stop-leak as a matter of course. This flush was done after a tune-up with new plugs and stuff. 2 weeks earlier it was in for $1100 worth of work also. I'm inclined to drive down there with my spare...
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    My car over-heated....

    I got a cooling system flush with new rad cap and thermostat 2-3 days ago. A BG flush which included a stop-leak additive (as a matter of course) and GM Dex-Cool. I was impressed at how it ran hotter than the previous thermostat and hoped that my car would be warmer on the coldest 30 or so days...
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    AutoRx and a Microwave

    Bruce381 wrote "I would think that this put into a 10w/30 oil will raise the cold vis to a straight wt range has anyone ever done a "freezer" test with and with out the normal dose of RX in the oil? At the least I would think it will settle out and re mix when warm. If over used would it thicken...
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    BG ATF flush

    Nifty idea but a tad late. It needed quite a flushing, the brake fluid was literally dirtier than my dipstick. In addition, the bleeder screws were siezed / rusted into place and I was told that they might break off. He used some rust penetrating stuff and let it sit, weaseled it back and forth...
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    BG ATF flush

    D'oh! I just ASSUMED all good mechanics did ALL oil changes with the engine hot. I explained I didn't want / need an oil change but since the intake manifold plenum gasket will be getting done, it is likely that crud will fall into the engine, thus the need. And if there is definate crud in...
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