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    Classic car wax

    Collinite 845 / 476s / 915 - 915 for garage queens. Classic wax which has been around since early 19xx for classic cars.
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    Ford Raptor - Detailed!

    looks soooo much better now! How many miles on the clock? The steering wheel looks very used
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    not that I know of .... Then how does the car know the actual oil pressure? It surely must have some form of sensor to trigger the low oil pressure warning somehow?
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    @930.engineering: Ravenol REP 5W30 is whats in the engine atm - unfortunately I already experience rising oil levels due to what seems like hardcoded DPF regen intervals (every 200 miles, regardless of pure city driving, high speed highway driving or fuel saving highway driving)....
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    i dont see any pressures yet in my diag software (AlfaOBD, MultiECUScan) ...
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    what to use on door seals

    Modern door seals (are they even rubber anymore? My guess would go to polymer based materials?) Some say silicone is good - protects and cares, others say stay away from silicone.... Meguiars Ultimate Protectant? (UV clear coat technology)? 303 aerospace? silicone spray? I would like a...
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    Have a few oils to choose from, except the recommended 10w-30..

    my GCVx 145 runs happily on Mobil Delvac 15W40
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    Roshfrans Oil at Walmart

    as a german speaking person - Roshfrans does not sound german at all
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    which one? The EcoDiesel is a FCA / VM - who designed what is beyone me - but VM motori is owned by FCA since a few years, so I guess both share technologies... My 1.6 multijet is a true Fiat Powertrain engine
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    arent those VM Motori made engines? edit: just read since 2013 VM motori is part of FCA.....
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    yes it is in an Alfa. The 1.6 multijet is based on the legendary 1.9 JTD engine which many consider one of the best common rail diesel engines. I had 2 of the old 1.9 JTDs (which used 5W40 oil btw), a 2.4 5cyl JTD and now the 1.6 Multijet 2 which basically is a smaller bore version of the old...
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    Features you do NOT like on new vehicles?

    start stop system computer controlled parking brake replacement of dip stick with oil level metering in the dash plastic oil pan screws touch screen controls low power A/C due to co2 reduction .....
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    Delo 600 is not available in Europe as far as I've seen, but I do have some DPF compatible 10W30 and 15W40 on hand.
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    going thicker with variable displacement oil pump

    I have a 1.6 litre FCA Diesel engine with a variable displacement oil pump, the car is equipped with a DPF and urea NOX system. Factory calls for 0W20 (Acea C2! Try to find an 0W20 C2 oil other than the manufacturers oil!) oil, the same engine the year before (apparently also with a variable...
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    Audi Says Goodbye to IC Engines

    yes Brussels set the agenda for Europe, but we'll see what the other markets dictate. (China, in future India)
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    Non-DPF engine oil in Diesel BMW F10

    good approach, on my 2019 1.6 JTDM2 they specify 0W20 Selenia (altough C2 so minimum 2.9 HTHS). Personally I dont trust 0W20 in a Diesel (even with ACEA C2), so I'm using 5W30 ACEA C3 (and look for VW 504/507 as well as MB 229.51). 0W20 with ACEA C2 and Fiat spec is also a interesting move since...
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    Non-DPF engine oil in Diesel BMW F10

    as I thought - as long as you are not burning significant amount of oil there likely wont be an issue. If you take a look in the heavy industries world: Almost everything is DPF equipped now, and the HDEO Low Saps oil are around 1% with variation lower and higher SA content. Is there any...
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    Non-DPF engine oil in Diesel BMW F10

    You're on here long enough to know that that statement is not entirely true. I agree in that, if you continuously run full saps oil you shorten the DPF life by a certain amount. The less oil you burn the less the DPF life shortening. I disagree with the fact that you state that the ash from...
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    Oil gone bad in storage?

    8 or 9 year old oil here from a gallon container, opened years ago, stored outside in the shed - still using it without side effects in less expensive motorised equipment. So far no issues.
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    WD My Book Live Vulnerability

    is it still at risk when connected to the router but none of the cloud features enabled? Only with a local smb share? Having an TP Link Archer C6 its not as easy to block off internet as I thought it to be - either I can block it completely in a blacklist which means I cannot access it at all...
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