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    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    Got my 02 WRX with 109K on the clock. Previous owner, always took it to the dealer, and their fluids of choice were standard Valvoline oils. In the colder MI winter months it was really sluggish and hard to get into gear until warm. I tried full synthetic, and cold shifting was improved, but...
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    0w20 recommendations 2012 Forester, FB25

    I tried to look for some UOAs, but with a limit on the search dates, I seem to be coming up empty. Wife got a 12' Forester (20,000 miles) with the FB25 2.5L Engine. OM calls for 7500 mile OCIs with 0w20 oil. Anyone found an off the shelf 0w20 that is trending with good results in this motor? I...
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    Castrol Edge 5w40 colored green

    I recall the yester years of 0w30GC being tinted green, have they moved that over to 5W40? <a href="http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/Svlwrx/media/IMG_3419_zps592561a1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o591/Svlwrx/IMG_3419_zps592561a1.jpg" alt="" /></a>...
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    2002 WRX, 3200 Miles: 0W30 German Castrol Syntec

    Car: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon. Total Miles: 127,XXX Miles on Oil: 3,200 Oil: 0w30 German Castrol Syntec Makeup Oil: 0 quarts Filter: OEM Blue Subaru Filter I bought my WRX last year with 108,000 Miles on the clock. Previous owner religiously changed the oil every 3-4000 miles at the dealer, with...
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    First Wheel Gun :)

    Picked this up from an estate sale. NIB or [censored] close to it. Never had a .357 Magnum before, now I do <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> S&W Model 66, No Dash, .357 Magnum <a...
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    Got to go to a full Auto Shoot..

    One of the local gun shops did a full auto shoot this last weekend.. I don't think youtube videos embed on here, but here's a couple highlight videos. I have more on my channel. Glock 18: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B03F_oIlEFA"...
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    Moil Clean 5000, 10w30, 01 Cavalier, 2.2L, 6,124mi

    Been awhile since I did a UOA on the wife's car. 2001 Chevy Cavalier, with the 2.2L OHV motor. This car has a 3 speed auto, so it screams some mad RPMS on the highway.. With 6000 mile OCI's I typically get two changes out of her a year. Once at the end of winter/beginning spring, and one...
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    44 Magnum Lever Action...... Pistol :)

    Finally hunted one of these puppies down. Couldn't find anyone local who could get one, and even out of state dealers, couldn't either. Midwest Gun Exchange in Mishawaka, for some reason had 6 of them.. This one is chambered in 44 magnum. Rossi Ranch Hand. Lever Action Pistol. 6+1. 12" barrel...
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    New Toy :0

    Picked this up last friday. Needs a good cleaning, and probably will end up converting it to a para stock. From the looks it doesn't look like it's ever been shot. <img src="http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4518/dscn1053.jpg" alt="" />
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    Newest Toy :)

    I must say I'm very impressed. Picked this up a couple weeks ago :) <a href="http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usgps901.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4320/usgps901.th.jpg" alt="" /></a> <a href="http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usgps902.jpg"...
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    0w30 GC, 95 LT1, 1,612 miles.

    After seeing the last UOA, it was obvious the powdercoated intake manifold contributed (blasting media) to the high wear numbers esepcially the silicon. New report is a lot better. Probably will have to stick to some short OCIs with some cheapo conventional or something to get all of the...
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    0w30 German Castrol, 95 LT1, 3,364 Miles. NOT GOOD

    Well it looks like the engine in my 1995 Buick Roadmaster Sedan Limited at 174K isn't doing good. You can see by the report I hadn't done a UOA in over 2 yrs. Over the past two years the car has spent a lot of time in and out of storage. Heck I didn't start driving it this year till July. Last...
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    Mobil Clean 5000 10w30, 01 Cavalier 2.2L 6,437 mi.

    Just got this back from Blackstone. I had the sample sitting on the table for about a month. Forgot about it. I had the box checked to do a TBN, but I had amy write a check and check things over and she thought the TBN box marked was a mistake so she unchecked it. It's really hard to put a...
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    Mystic Jt6 and "Green Grease" Compatible?

    I've always favored the little grease gun we have at home for greasing up the roadmaster as it fits into tight places better. My dad has always had Mystic JT6 grease in all of his grease guns. Now that I've been out of the house for over a year, and since I have car ramps I do most of my oil...
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    Oversized Filter for 92 2.2L Subaru Legacy.

    I've done some searching, and found a few posts, but some posts are talking about multiple brand vehicles, and trying to decipher all of it, is confusing. I have a 92 Subaru Legacy Wagon. AWD, ABS, etc. 2.2L Motor, NON Turbo. I want to know what oversized filter will fit on the car? I can't go...
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    German Castrol.

    I was at the autozone today picking up a cheap jack for the house. Normally this AZ doesn't have any GC, but much to my surprise, they have fresh M08 German CastroL!! Bottle had a slogan at the top. I can't remember it now.
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    Mobil Clean 5000 10w30, 01 Cavalier 2.2L 6,862mi.

    I Finally got around to sending this oil sample in. Had it sitting on the PC desk for a month <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Previous UOA: <a...
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    A case of M07 GC :)

    Found this at an Autozone 30 minutes from my house. I was scouting for GC a few weeks ago for my friend for his LSX T/A. I found this AZ had 5 quarts of mixed years of GC. One of my friends from a local board happens to work at this AZ, and he said they had a case of GC in the back. Ended up...
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    Pouring in the Green!!

    Well the car finally came back from the body shop. The GC in the car had been in there since last October IIRC. It was stored from November, to pretty much July when it went to the body shop. With about 1000 miles on the oil, I figured it would be a good idea to change it out, for the remainder...
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    Well it cost me a few quarts of GC for this :)

    I have a friend who does a lot of CNC work. Also have a friend who does graphic design. Add them to my creative mind, and things start happening. I got the design idea from the Mobil 1 plaque/decal, you can get from GM. Since my vinyl guy couldn't cut vinyl small enough to put oil details on...
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