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    2010 f150 4.6l v8 125,000 miles what maintenance should i do?

    just picked up a 2010 f150 supercab 4.6l v8 with 125,000 miles on it. i got a good deal on it and i need a work truck to drive around for the dirty work etc. the previous owner had it for 4 years and only did oil changes. i got the carfax but it doesnt show much on it regarding maintenance...
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    winter tire size recommendation of a 22' range rover sport

    hello guys! i just picked up a 22 range rover sport, it came with 275 40 r22 all seasons but here in alberta canada they dont really seem to cut it. i want to get a dedicated set of winters. sorry i am a bit of a noob but i heard its recommended to get a less wide tire for winter which i believe...
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    Viking contact 7 or wintercommand ultra

    sorry to keep adding on , it seems like in chicago it wont be snowing 247 and i bet i need some half decent dry traction as well. so ill also add the general altimax arctic 12 into the mix too. i can get all these tires around the same price range, ofc ill save some money with the altimax arctic...
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    Viking contact 7 or wintercommand ultra

    Wondering which winter tire will last longer out of the two? And which will be better in dryer weather? Price is pretty similar I know the Viking will be better for snow and ice etc but it’s just a smidge better. Wondering treadware wise and longevity Thanks
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    Ws80 vs wintercommand ultra

    I found blizzak ws80s and goodyear wintercommand ultra both on sale for essentially the same price. I was wondering what is the better tire and which will last longer? I know the ws80 has some compound issues or whatever but if I can get them for the same price which do you think is a better...
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    how do i choose a OCI? 06 mazda 3 2.3L with Castrol Edge Extended Performace + Mobil1 EP filter

    thanks for the reply! i was just basing it on km's or does time matter do? i guess more heat cycles means more shearing ? in a year prob about 10,000 kms about but i wanna ensure im not shearing the 0w20 because its already thin
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    how do i choose a OCI? 06 mazda 3 2.3L with Castrol Edge Extended Performace + Mobil1 EP filter

    hey guys sorry im a newby to oci's and everything, i got both of these on sale so why not. I went with castrol edge extended performance 0w20 (the 0w because in canada we get down to -40 degrees in the winter) + the best filter i could get on sale which was the mobil 1 extended performance m1c...
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    Why does xw20 and xw30 show essentially the same/similar UOA but people blame cafe?

    hello i did some reading and it seems like due to fuel economy reasons and cafe, manufacturers prescribe lighter oil requirements to slightly increase MPG. However tons of people say/think that 0w20 does not provide the same amount of protection as a 0w30 for example. my noob question is however...
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    will import oils have a higher HTHS then north american oils?

    sadly in canada only $27 for a 4.4l nbd
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    will import oils have a higher HTHS then north american oils?

    i actually might just get the Castrol EDGE 0W20 Extended Performance Synthetic Engine Oi its on clearenace rn and i believe has a hths of 2.6
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    will import oils have a higher HTHS then north american oils?

    i want highest hths for warranty purposes
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    will import oils have a higher HTHS then north american oils?

    im looking for the highest hths 0w20 and at my local canadian tire here in canada i can get any of these on sale for cheap motomaster 0w20 synthetic dexos1 gen2 motomaster 0w20 sythetic high mileage motomaster oe plus 0w20 synthetic domestic dexos 1gen2 motomaster oe plus 0w20 synthetic import...
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    Mobil 1 0W20 HM + Fram ULTRA XG9641 how long of an OCI?

    Thanks for the reply y’all. Is it only 5000 like ish because of the oil? Or is it because of the first oil change that we have done personally since it’s a used car? I know for sure we used the best fram filter which I thought can go way longer? thanks
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    Mobil 1 0W20 HM + Fram ULTRA XG9641 how long of an OCI?

    hello, my buddy got this used 2006 mazda 3 with the 2.3l, we went with mobil 1 0w20 high mileage (it was on sale ) + a fram ultra xg9641 for his first oil change. the car has 95,000 miles on it He strictly does short tripping and all city driving. What is a safe mileage to do for the first oci...
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    whats a better cleaner? naptha or heptane?

    ahh gotcha i am actually deciding between two brake cleaners. one is primarily naptha and the other is primarily heptane. wondering which is a stronger or better one
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    whats a better cleaner? naptha or heptane?

    gotcha, so to opposite the question. would naptha be better if i want to leave a layer of oil behind? i know it will be very low but is it safe to say it would be a bit gentler or a bit more lubricating since its a little oily while heptane seems to be straight solvent?
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    whats a better cleaner? naptha or heptane?

    any idea what the better cleaner for oils/greases is out of naptha or heptane? lets say we are comparing the same purity etc etc thx
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    nitro engine after run oil recommendations?

    hello, im looking for a alternative to nitro engine after run oil. im looking for an oil thats a thin to medium weight oil with properties to expel water or evaporate water or something. i dont want to use wd40 cuz it doesnt have lube properties. i was thinking of using air tool oil but i dont...
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    broken 4.8vdc power adaptor. is it better to replace with a 5v 1 a or a 5v 2a?

    thanks so much for the reply, i just wanted to follow up Q1 seems to be a DTM4606 DJ43M, i dont really know what that means but maybe it confirms your thinking that its a volt regulator? i will for sure charge it later and make sure it doesnt overvolt
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