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    Viking7, Hakka R3, Pilot Alpin PA5 on AWD BMW?

    Asking in case anyone has overlapping experience with these three tires or similar offers. I know they are from different classes or categories. I've been using dedicated snow tires for decades (generally paired with dedicated UHP summers. In the 90s, all season summers). I ramble here...
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    Favourite borescope/inspection camera Fall 2021

    Starting fresh since similar threads I found via search are years old and things are changing fast with wifi/apps/image quality etc.... I'm in the market for a reasonable borescope / inspection camera for a DIYer. I heavily suspect I'm going to find uses for this thing that I haven't yet...
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    EBC Yellowstuff on Toyota Sienna. or...?

    I'm looking to improve braking on a 2013 Sienna LE. Sometimes it's got 7 people and a mountain of stuff in it, sometimes it's got one occupant commuting to work. No towing. I'm in Canada, and pricing/supply chain seems vastly different here lately (no surprise). I am looking for quality...
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    2013 2GR-FE - special considerations or any old 0W20?

    My SO had a 2009 Sienna w/ 2GR-FE and due to minor collision causing write off just replaced it this year with a 2013 Sienna w/ 2GR-FE. Pre-me (0- ~150,000km) the old one had dealer OC's every 5,000km or so with who-know's what. It had heavy staining all over the oil filter canister, the VVTi...
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    BMW N55 - forced to choose something new

    Although I haven't been active here in quite a while, I've recently spent a bunch of time reading in various places including here and I'm looking for a little advice. I'm currently running a 2011 BMW 535i X-Drive (N55 engine, turbo, DI) running a stage 1 flash tune. The engine is equipped...
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    Any reason NOT to get an AGM battery?

    Related to <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2147446#Post2147446" target="_blank">http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2147446#Post2147446</a> I'm seriously considering an AGM replacement battery in my BMW...
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    Where to find T6 in 5gal pails west of Toronto?

    I'm looking for a source for Rotella T6 in 5gal pails in the Burlington/Oakville/Mississauga area, the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge area or the Kincardine area. The only retail sources where I've located T6 in any size (1gal only) is at PartSource or CTC stores in regions where PartSource does...
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    What is going on with my battery? leaks...weak...

    Well, it's more complicated than that. I'm sorry this is wordy but I'm trying to work out multiple problems and trying to provide lots of info and pictures. The last two batteries I've had in my BMW E39 have been Interstate MTP-93s, based on glowing recommendations from other owners. The...
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    H7 "long life" vs. regular?

    I had been wondering for a while, and now a burned out bulb has made this into a more "urgent" decision. A lot of the parts houses I use offer H7s in both "regular" and "long life". Sometimes the LL is more expensive, sometimes it is the same price. I'm generally talking about brands like...
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    R134a can, DIY recharge - leak stop question

    I'll try to make this long story as short as I can. The question: I have a can of R134a with leak stop, but I don't want leak stop. The instructions on cans of straight R134a say to hold it upright while dispensing. The can with leak stop says to rock the can between horizontal and vertical...
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    Rotella T5 (Canada 0W40) or T6 for 1998 BMW?

    I didn't want to thread-jack the other T5 thread to insert my question, so I'm starting a new thread. Once my summer OC with Rotella T is done, and now that I've finally seen T6 on the shelves in Canada, I am planning to switch to T6 from GC for my 1998 BMW 528 for year round use (or...
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    Thoughts on the new P21S 100% carnuba wax?

    Just wondering if there's any thoughts or discussion on the new P21S 100% product versus the P21S Concours product?
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    Replacement for old formula 1Z polish?

    Back in 2005 I ordered some 1Z (einszett) MP and PP (red and green) as they were all the rage around some detailing forums I frequented at the time. Shortly afterwards they were reformulated for VOC/environmental reasons and I heard anecdotally that they now were mediocre at best and...
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    Redline - 0W40 vs. 5W40 for BMW and more

    I have a 1998 BMW 528 (M52B28 engine) with about 174,000km on it. It is driven year-round west of Toronto. The last couple of years it sees more short trips and fewer long trips due to lifestyle changes (kids). I drive it "as designed" - I don't abuse it based on its heritage but I do enjoy...
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    Canadian Castrol EDGE vs. GC

    I've done some searching, both here and the Internet at large. I've read: a) US EDGE is not the same as Euro EDGE. Presumably Canada EDGE = US EDGE but I don't know for sure. b) GC may be Euro EDGE 0W30 c) US/Canada was only getting EDGE in 5W30 and 10W30 d) technical data is hard to come...
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    Amsoil AST worked better for me than Sta-bil

    I've been running stabilizer in all of my power equipment gas all year round for several years now since use can vary so much depending on conditions (long dormant grass periods due to dry and heat, sudden end to snowfall etc...). Every year on my 1986 Toro 824 despite having a new carb...
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    Shopping for a trimmer

    Well actually my dad is... His considerations: - residential use, home plus a cottage - no brushcutting, but he will be cleaning up a ravine behind his house a couple of times a year which doesn't get mowed and have some more "wild" grass - he's sold on a split machine - partially because he...
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    1998 BMW 528 160,210km, 6,400km 6mth, GC 0W30 M07

    This was an early change from a mileage perspective, but the car had almost no long trips and more than average short trips all winter. I was concerned about fuel dilution and curious about lab results since this is probably the most I've beat up my oil. It did pretty well. I thought I had...
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    Amsoil AST vs. Stabil

    <a href="https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ast.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ast.aspx</a> Haven't seen it talked about much. I didn't even know it existed until another thread today. Any feedback, comments or experience? Based on brand reputation, you'd expect it...
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    Identity of BMW-branded Longlife-01 0W40?

    I thought I saw this revealed here in the last year but no amount of searching is finding the thread I think I remember. Some BMW dealers here have an oil in a grey bottle simply labelled "LL-01 0W40". It smells like green GC, is gold in colour. I'm expecting this to be a Castrol product, but...
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