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    Honda 15400-PLM-A01 (Filtec) Available

    For those who like the Filtec A01 oil filter over the Honeywell A02, College Hills Honda has them in stock. They can be hard to find locally. $5.74 before shipping, so it's not really a bargain. Otherwise I'd have posted in the penny pincher section. <img...
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    OE Tires Done @ 16,000 miles... Recommendations?

    The Bridgestone Turanza EL-400-02's that came with my Civic just got their last rotation. The front tires that were moved to the rear have 3/32" of tread remaining (state min.), and the ones moved to the front have 5/32" left. There's no cupping or uneven wear; they just wore VERY FAST. I'm a...
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    Can We Get Some Progress, Please?

    I've been patient. SuperSyn... Liquid Ball Bearings... Adaptive Molecules... GreaseMonkeys. We're riding a [censored] tsunami of lubrication innovation. When are we going to get some OTC nanomachines to put in our cars? Ashamed that you just can't pass the Seq. IVA Wear Test? No [censored]...
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    Toyota Pink in a Honda?

    Earlier this month I loaned the Honda to my brother so he could squeeze one last weekend out of the ski season. He returned the car to me washed, waxed and vaccuumed. He also "topped off" the coolant reservoir with undiluted Prestone All Makes coolant. I suspect he filled it to the top, which...
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    No Love for Castrol Syntec?

    I'm wondering why there seem to be so few posts regarding plain jane Castrol Syntec. The UOA section is bare. No one seems to have a strong opinion for or against, and that's kind of strange for BITOG. Is it a price to performance thing a la Fram's orange cans? The obnoxious Castrol...
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    4th Gear Freeway Romp

    I recently replaced the 0w-20 oil in my Honda with 0w-30. Yesterday I took a drive along Route 66 to enjoy a little scenery and see what the butt dyno thought about the thicker oil. Same old same old: not as peppy in the lower rpm range, but smoother at higher rpm. I got on the interstate to...
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    Honda OE Air Filter Panel @ 7,100 miles... OOPS

    I was really bored waiting for my GF to hop into her house and get her gym clothes, so I decided to have a look at my air filter. 8:00 PM, barely any light... the filter looked filthy. So I switched it out for a cheapo Purolator from the trunk stash. After the gym I looked at the original...
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    0w-30 safe in an engine spec'd for 5w-20?

    In a nutshell: am I doing any harm to my engine by running a 0w-30 motor oil rather than the 5w-20 Honda specs in the U.S.? I like to buy locally when at all possible; but 0w-20 is pretty expensive here, and it's impossible to find in multi-quart jugs. On the other hand I can walk into...
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    2008 Civic EX -- maintenance advice for a noob

    Hello, BITOGers. I've been reading forum threads here for about a month, and I'd like to run my lube maintenance routine by you guys. I live in a city in the middle of the desert. It gets hot here at times, and there's lots of sand and pollen in the air. I do nearly 90% short-trip city...
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    Happy Birthday to Me?

    My recent discovery of BITOG did not go unnoticed by those around me. My girlfriend threw me the weirdest birthday party joke I've ever had... every one of my friends brought me motor oil as a gift, except for one gal who gave me a Hello Kitty license plate holder. Yay. Haha. But after the...
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