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    Oil to reduce consumption

    I have a 2004 Silverado 5.3 engine with 200k miles. I have been running pennzoil platinum 5w30. But have been noticing it’s using over a quart in 3k miles. Would another brand oil maybe reduce consumption. Was thinking about trying valvoline syn or Castrol syn. It does leak some but not...
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    2010 Cobalt SS - Mobil 1 5W30 2983 mile OCI

    My first UOA: Mobil 1 5W30 with AC Delco oil filter. <img src="http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff137/crazycrak/oilreport.jpg" class="post-image" align="center" alt="" />
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    Where to get Vetronix Tech 1 software?

    I have a GM Vetronix Tech 1 and was wondering where I can find cartridges with updated software? I'm looking for 81-04 GM (I currently have 81-96) I've found some on ebay but they are usually included with a scanner. Any help would be great!
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    Oil for 1990 GM 3.1L

    I recently picked up a 1990 Cavalier Z24 with the 3.1L engine. I know nothing about the maintenance history of it. Other than it had a new GM crate engine installed about 100K miles ago. The inside of the engine is fairly clean (just by peeking in the oil fill). I'm pretty sure it has flat...
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    What can I use to remove mold from paint.

    I just got a truck it was parked under a tree for many years. The paint appears to still be in decent shape. What can I use to get this [censored] off? I used auto tint safe windex on half of the hood to see how it cleaned up(cause it's what I had at the time) It turned out pretty decent but I'm...
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    Thoughts on Havoline HM?

    I picked up a few qrts. of Havoline HM 10w30 just wondering if anyone has used or saw a VOA on it? I usually run Pennzoil YB but I saw this a little cheaper a qrt. at the local mart so I figured I'd give it a try.
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    99 Pontiac Sunfire hard to start

    My 99 Sunfire is hard to start. Sometimes the car will fire on the first crank some times you will have to crank and let off and try again. I have replaced with in the last month. spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel pump and fuel filter with no change. What else could cause this problem? The car...
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    99 Sunfire with high miles

    I have a 99 Pontiac Sunfire with 195K. Im going to change the ATF fluid soon I was wondering if it would benefit from Dexron 6
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    98 Pontiac wont start and has no dash lights.

    I had to have my 98 Pontiac Sunfire towed in last night. You can turn the key on and no dash warning lights come. Use to all of them would come on when the key was on run. You can try and start the car and it will run maybe 2 secs and die. It will do it every time you turn the key off and back...
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    What oil for 88 Thunderbird Turbocoupe?

    I just got done with a head gasket install and roller cam upgrade. I put Mobil 1 10w30 in it Im gonna run it about 50 miles and drain it to make sure I get all the water out of the crank case. What would be a good oil to put back in it? I usually use Wix oil filters.
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    98 Pontiac Sunfire wont start.

    I drove the car home from work last night with out any problems. I went to leave this morning and it would crank hit and die. I tryed to start it again and it just cranks. I have also notice none of the dash lights come on when you turn the key to on. What cause this?
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    Need help with coolant system problem

    I noticed my T-bird leaking cooling while I was on lunch. I couldn't tell where it was coming from but after I took the rad. cap off it quit. The car had been setting for about 4 hours and still had pressure on the system. So I changed the rad. cap filled the it back up with antifreeze and drove...
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    88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe coolant system question

    I was coming home from work which is about 10 miles on 55 mph + roads and the last is stop and go city. Well when I got into town I noticed the car was very warm both coolant fans where on and the gauge was almost pegged to red. Once I started moving it would cool down to the a little bit but...
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    86 305 blowing up?

    I have a 86 K10 with a 305ci engine I drove it 30miles or so and came to a stop at a traffic light and it died. So I started it back and noticed a loud knocking sound and it was running rough. I pulled over checked the oil it was good the knocking sound was coming from the right side of the...
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    What grease for new ball joints / tie rods

    I'm installing new ball joints and tie rods on my 86 k10. I was wondering what kind of grease I should use?
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    Brad Penn oil

    I found Brad Penn HPO at my local service station. I was thinking about buying some for my 86 305 when I put my new flat tappet cam in. But why does it say its not for use with catalytic converters. Is there any other high zinc and phosphorous oil that is converter safe?
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    Chevy SB exhaust leak.

    I have a 86 K10 with a 305 SBC. I have a leak around the heat riser on the pass. side exhaust manifold. I was told by the dealer that its not suppose to have a gasket and auto parts stores don't list one either. My question is what is the best way to get this thing to seal up. I was thinking...
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    Oil for 86 305 Chevy.

    I just got a 86 Chevy K10 4x4 305 auto. I think the engine is all stock with about 123K miles. I was wondering what would be the best oil to run it?
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    Auto-RX in Rotella T6?

    I have a 1988 Ford Thunderbird turbocoupe with 2.3L Turbo 4 cly. I changed the oil maybe 150 miles ago. I used Rotella T6 5w40 and a PureONE filter. Anyway the car has setup along time and the lifters are noisy until it warms up but if you let it set over night they start making noise again...
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    What fluid should I use?

    I have a 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbocoupe 5 speed and I was wondering what kind of fluid I should put in it.
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