Recent content by TomYoung

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    Detailed Engine using Infinity Wax Rubber Wax

    303 is by far a better product than this in my experience.
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    VW TV commercials for Chevy ! Not kidding....Strange

    Well played on vw’s part, promoting the Bolt, which is priced way too high.
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    BMW LL01 alternate oils

    "This oil thing is addictive...trying to separate marketing from fact" Good luck with that! BMW has new brand of recommended oil on the oil caps every few years. With regard to the LL-01 designation, I am am sure that it is excellent, and I am using it it my new BMW, but let's be real...
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    Supertech HM as a cleaner oil?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dlundblad</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How about a gallon of Supertech 15w40 with MMO as the final quart? </div></div>There is no evidence that MMO does anything. This is a relatively new engine, with some specific...
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    OEM Lexus or Toyota Battery

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gebo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So would I be wrong in assuming the lexus branded are better that the toyotas? </div></div> Yes
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    Under the head - 3400 GM - 304k Miles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Miller88</div><div class="ubbcode-body">At 304000 miles, how much longer does the transmission have left? Is a 304K mile car worth paying to have a shop do the head gaskets and transmission? Looks good for its mileage...
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    Synthetic 10/5-30?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Dyusik</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A real (good) synthetic base will need (virtualy) no vii to achieve a 10w rating. Straight 30 is good for multiple reasons, without sacrificing cold flow performance down to the...
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    Wheeler Dealers, Ed China is leaving the show

    As goes Top Gear, so goes Wheeler Dealers. The likelihood of finding someone with Edd's class, clarity and articulation is slim.
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    What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better?

    I am pleased to see that BITOG is moving to a place where FRAM products can be discussed intelligently. A few year back, it was a shout fest about high prices, OCOD, tall (completely unsubstantiated) tales of engines getting fried because of filters. The truth is that the company has always...
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    "That's neither here nor there"

    If something is neither in place #1 (here) or place #2 (there), it is either in an infinite number of other possible places (likely) or nonexistent, or existent but not in a physical place, or exixtent but in an unknown or indeterminate place.
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    "That's neither here nor there"

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pop_Rivit</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's not an expression, it's an idiom. Idioms have a different meaning from their literal components. Your idiom means whatever you're saying is of no importance or relevance...
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    you have to add a quart

    The intersection set between BITOG readers and 3,000 milers has to be vanishingly small. From where I sit, this question is interesting, but needs to be tightened. If we are talking about a car at the bottom end of the oil quantity range, keep driving. If the car is genuinely one quart below...
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    2.2 Ecotec Recommended Oil For Consumption Issue

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 3putter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think your engine is just worn out. It needs a priest, not an oil change. </div></div> I disagree. I think that the oil consumption is within spec. If this were my car, I...
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    Questions about buying cars at dealerships

    If a salesperson has to consult the manager, it is okay. My approach is to tell the salesman that he has four minutes to return, then you are leaving, At that point you can set a 4 minute timer on your smartphone and when the alarm sounds, you leave that dealership. The bottom line is that...
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    10th gen civic

    I would want to be totally sure that there is nothing wrong with the engine. Not sure if anyone has said this, but is a truism and a truth that the color of the oil has almots no bearing on the quality and life remaining in the lubricant.