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    whats your longest oci?

    18.5K in a FX45. Sump was 7 qts and I had been running 15k OCI for most of the life of the vehicle using 5w40 TDT. I had 100k of UOA showing the oil was still good at 15k and got one of those emergency service calls to the right coast (~2500mile round trip). I was already a bit past my change...
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    M1 5w40 TDT vs. M1 0w40

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OVERKILL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LeakySeals</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What other than weight is the difference between the 2...
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    Fracturing

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JOD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Why"? Because local regulations for energy extraction have demonstrated to be horribly short-sighted, ineffective and ultimately VERY expensive--and often end up with federal dollars...
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    UOA - PU 5w30 / 5,601 miles / 2011 G37x

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FCobra94</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jddssc121</div><div class="ubbcode-body">post warranty my inner oil geek wants to throw Rotella T6...
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    UOA - PU 5w30 / 5,601 miles / 2011 G37x

    I had a FX45 (non-direct injected V8 derivative of this engine) that I had to take up to M1 TDT to get the bottom end numbers tamed, M1 0w40 wouldn't do it. TDT would run 15k without problems, and when I traded it at 155k it was using a qt every 10k. However, I traded it for an FX50s (direct...
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    New issue with new Lycoming engine--IO-360. . .

    When I put the IO360 in my Cheetah I was like "I will NEVER have another carburetor again". However, I went through a fuel servo (RSA5) right after the first couple of test flights. It had been overhauled at a local shop and had some slop in it I didn't like. Did an exchange with a major shop...
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    is F35 such a disaster project as wiki paints it?

    While I haven't flown one (as another poster says, that's a relatively small club), I have helped build a few. The SuperHornet is a superb aircraft and can (and probably will) have to be the main aircraft of the fleet for quite a while. While the USN has been pretty good about keeping their...
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    Where have all the piston singles gone...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Robster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... We have many single-engine planes on our ramp that I haven't seen moved in months. </div></div> My mechanic is doing a land office business in tops and full overhauls for...
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    Where have all the piston singles gone...

    As for operating costs (we don't want to talk about Total Costs because I have spent a ton on mine) look to the following... Hangar Rent 280/month or 3366/yr Insurance 3000 yr Annual (Inspection only) 450.00 Subscriptions for all the Glass 1100.00 So, without swinging a prop once, it costs me...
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    Oil Rig Demand High, But Not in US

    This is the same guy who has been threatening to pull rigs and preaching doom and gloom ever since the BP blowout. While I don't doubt that some of this is true, it would be nice to have a bit of cynical disbelief here. Taking this as gospel is like believing the cigarette companies when they...
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    GM SMFM vs Honda MTF II IN S2000?

    The original spec on the Aisin in the miata was 75w90.
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    GM SMFM vs Honda MTF II IN S2000?

    The Mazda Miata 99-05 uses the same Aisin transmission as the S2000. GMSFM is too light for the specification on the Aisin. The favorite among the Miata folks is Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid, part number XT-M5-QS. This is true even for the guys who have tried MTL, MT90 and...
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    Chrysler Town and Country Van

    I liked it. Put 1k on it. <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=150066&Number=2194239#Post2194239" title="httpwwwbobistheoilguycomforumsubbthreadsphpubbshowflatampMain150066ampNumber2194239Post2194239"...
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    Used Titan w/98k miles, what would you do?

    They are suggesting it in the gas, which I believe is a mistake. The VK series engines (to my experience) perform somewhat better on a slightly heavier oil. I would recommend a HDEO, something like RotellaT6 or M1 TDT. With your usage profile, I would replace now (along with all the other...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    Doug, do you get the same Delvac1 ESP down under as we do up here? I have to admit to being quite surprised at what I would consider "sub-premium" performance by the Delvac (the vis change in the FX was quite surprising). The FX is the one I discussed with you a year (or 2?) back, it appears to...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BobFout</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I'm confuzzled now. When was T&SUV 5w40 for sale? (I don't...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    bob, Durn I hate to get old (brought this out only last week..er..last decade). I think i thought the difference between them was the MB-Approval 228.31, 228.3 Volvo VDS-4, VDS-3, VDS-2 which I thought had to do with the ceramic filters and such on ULSD engines. If this isn't the case...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    I guess I will have to agree to disagree here. XOM's quality control should keep the batch to batch readings pretty consistent. If they don't, then the oil is only as good as the worst batch, which makes it too variable for my taste. Having multiple UOAs on the same oil at different points on...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dnewton3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">.... So, to put that information into this thread topic, looking at some singular UOAs means zilch when trying to compare/contrast the performance of those Delvac lubes...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 vs. TDT 5W-40

    If you would like to see the results of Delvac1 ESP vs TDT in the same vehicle, here you go. <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=137406&Number=1983032#Post1983032"...
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