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    K&N Select Dry Flow Engine Air Filter?

    When I was into this some years back, the Dry Flow grey media had a very high efficiency (unlike the oiled cotton gauze). If they are putting that media into a wire mesh body, I'm interested! I got a few years before it's time to change my air (Fram) filters, however, so there is time to...
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    Anyone have a vehicle long term to back their OCI?

    Have an '86 F20HD diesel bought almost new in '87 and a Honda Accord bought new with 7 miles on in in 2000. Oil choices have evolved a lot with the times and my level of lubricant knowledge. Today, the Ford, used mostly as a farm truck, gets 3 year, 8K mile oil changes (interval backed up by...
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    Pennzoil - Drain Intervals Q&A

    Been running 5W20 Platinum in our '17 Ford Escape 1.5L EcoBoost since we got it. Ran two 7.5K intervals and did oil analysis both times with stellar results. We drive in pretty much an optimal driving cycle, rural, with virtually no short hops (10 mile one-way run minimum a most often double...
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    Oil Life Monitor vs Blackstone Recommendations

    Is changing the oil more often on a crap engine proven to help it last longer? When it fails, it it an issue that can be helped by having fresh oil it it? Unless it's contaminated in some way, oil usually lasts a good long while before the additives. Overall, this sounds like an engine to avoid...
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    Oil Change interval & Fresh Oil Break-in period

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shannow</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Oil RO207 8.4Cst virgin, 15.9Cst at 15,000 miles Oil RO243 8.7Cst virgin, 15.3Cst at 15,000 miles Oil RO208 8.3Cst virgin, 17.1Cst at 15,000 miles I stand by the condemnation...
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    How often should I change oil filter?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Everyone should do this exercise. Use a one quart bottle to fill your new filter. Measure how much oil is left in the bottle. That way you know how much oil is left in the...
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    Magnefine Filter?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mainia</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Throw away your leaky and bad filtering Magnifines. This is the BEST trans filter on the market under $50. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVJxzO8nqz8"...
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    Oil Change interval & Fresh Oil Break-in period

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mx5miata</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I come here to get knowledge on certain things that leave me stumped. I don't find myself wanting to know how my oils performing all I am interested in is that my vehicles...
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    Oil Change interval & Fresh Oil Break-in period

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shannow</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Jim Allen</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That is not an "Article," it's a brief snippet, not a full...
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    Oil Change interval & Fresh Oil Break-in period

    That is not an "Article," it's a brief snippet, not a full summary even. How do I know? I have the full article and it's <span style="text-decoration: underline">14 pages</span> long! So, is all this commentary and opinion based on merely reading the preview or has anyone actually ponied up and...
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    Better choice than DexCool?

    Thanks. I had run across many of the same things you so kindly bookmarked. The 3.9L head gasket thing remains a mystery but I've done what I can, I guess. Not going to do a preemptive teardown based on what I'm seeing. Having been a dealer tech and been involved in situations where a vehicle...
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: circuitsmith</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Jim Allen</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I can say that the two applicable flat panel filters in...
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    attention cheap oil users

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jakewells</div><div class="ubbcode-body">cheap oil is good oil if you watch what you buy. </div></div> Great statement! Can we use it to end what has become an unproductive thread?
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    So, you have calibrated your restriction gauge against the sunlight test? Please share the details? I haven't done that in a scientific manner but I can say that the two applicable flat panel filters in my fleet are both pretty dim at this point, yet restriction isn't far off the bottom pegs...
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    attention cheap oil users

    It reminds me of the old Corvette story from the '60s (R&T, I think). They took a stock Corvette and dyno tested it. Then they added mufflers that made it sound louder and more "high performance" but didn't alter the power output. Then they brought in a group of drivers who considered themselves...
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    Granted, that's how it should be. But it isn't. The reasons for that? All we can do is speculate and I have plenty of ideas on where to point fingers..... but if I do that, we get into the some of the <span style="font-style: italic">verboten</span> topics on the board. It is what it is. Live...
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bulwnkl</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I used to email (and even call) the Cummins person when they were at Cummins, so I know what section they worked in. (-: </div></div> Well, if he gave out information like that...
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bulwnkl</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">-Do you have an efficient air filtration system?</div></div> Unfortunately, I have no...
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    Better choice than DexCool?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> All fine here except the air comment. I run GM vans here till something fails before servicing the cooling system. Typically this is a water pump around 200k miles or so. Never...
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    Sunlight test vs restriction gauge

    I agree that a discussion of oil filtration, as it relates to air filtration, is not off-topic. That Filtech article is very interesting, though I need time to digest it better. I'm getting the condiments ready so I can eat my previous words, however (: < ). In the few moments I have here...
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