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    First Signs of Oil Consumption

    Getting ready for my 105,000 mile change before too long and it looks like I'm seeing the first evidence of oil consumption in my FXT. My daughter generally gets my garage spot when she's home for the summer so I haven't been looking at my oil level for a while. She went on a brief trip so I...
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    Byproduct of Ultra Low Profile Tires?

    I was heading back down south from the NH Whites early today and had a bit of a scare...was in the left lane on I93 when traffic slowed down suddenly and I saw a tire rolling roughly in the middle of the highway ahead of us. I was sorta trapped next to a semi in the right lane, didn't really...
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    Getting Close To 5 Million Posts!!

    I just noticed this at the bottom left of the page. We have to celebrate somehow!! Everybody grab a beer out of the fridge and chug it as close to the posting of #5,000,000 as possible?? ;^)
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    dexosD??

    Just noticed this...only two oils so far. <a href="https://www.gmdexos.com/brands/dexosd/index.html" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.gmdexos.com/<wbr>brands/<wbr>dexosd/<wbr>index.html</a> Sorry if this has already been discussed...I don't know yet what the significance of this...
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    Lyft Driver Hits 120 MPH With Paying Passenger Onboard

    The huge unanswered question is...what oil was he using? <a href="https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/officials-lyft-driver-takes-passenger-on-120-mph-ride-through-union-county/922363123" title="httpswwwwsoctvcomnewslocalofficialslyftdrivertakespassengeron120mphridethroughunioncounty922363123"...
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    dexos1 Gen 2 License D10386HG025

    I think somebody has done something like this before, apologies if this is a duplication...this is a list of all the 5W30 oils on the d1G2 list with the license number mentioned above. Accel Full Synthetic Amazonbasics Autozone Aceite Sintetico Capital Bulk Full Synthetic Casey's Drive...
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    "New" Techron?

    If memory serves me right, Techron was one of the first fuel additives to advertise that it contained PEA. I have noticed in the last several months that there is no mention of PEA on Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner bottles, while other fuel additives like some versions (the expensive ones)...
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    Interesting M1 0/5W-30 SDS Info - PAO

    I just took a peek through the XOM SDS vault (be sure to put a dash inside the oil grade or you will be frustrated!) and was surprised by what I found. Googling "1-DECENE, HOMOPOLYMER HYDROGENATED" has assured me that this is a type of PAO and these are the levels that XOM reports for three oils...
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    Use 4 Jack Stands To Prop Up Your Car?

    I started doing my own tire rotations and am glad to have my snows mounted on dedicated wheels so I can use one as the placeholder while I rotate. I want to rotate the tires on my daughter's car, but we don't have snows for it...I know I could use her spare, but would rather not drag it out. I...
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    Finally Saw M1 0W30 AFE d1G2 at WM

    I suspect that this oil may not have been reformulated for d1G2, but I wanted to see the standard on the label before I bought any. I grabbed a jug to take advantage of a rollback as well as the rebate, not sure I will use if for my next change (in about 1000 miles) or for one after that that...
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    PIAA Silicone Wiper Blades

    I have a long highway drive coming up in about a week and I remembered a couple of days ago that I wanted to replace my wiper blades since I wasn't happy with them on another long drive last week...I tried cleaning them off before that trip and it didn't help much, they are at least a year old...
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    Amazon Oil Coming?

    Just noticed that Amazonbasics 0W20 and 5W30 are on the dexos1 Gen 2 list, but I don't see them on their website yet. Same license numbers as some varieties of Mag1, STP, and Supertech synthetics. <a href="https://www.centerforqa.com/dexos-brand2015/"...
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    Liverwurst

    Stopped at some little diner in Western MA with the wife and they had an old school menu...I ended up ordering a liverwurst sandwich on rye with brown mustard and grilled onions and really relished it, probably hadn't eaten the stuff in ten years. Liverwurst was very popular around Chicago when...
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    Vogue Tyres

    My dad had a collection of glass ashtrays with rubber surrounds that looked like tiny tires...I loved to play with those things and am amazed that I never broke any of the glass. I know that one was Goodyear, but my favorite had a white tire and a company name that I had never heard of, Vogue...
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    dexos2 includes an LSPI test???

    Largely a repost of something from another thread, but I thought it was significant enough to be worthy of its own thread. Putting it in the gasoline forum as LSPI is a gas engine issue. One thing that I just stumbled across online that made my jaw drop is a claim that the dexos2 spec includes...
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    Intake Valve Cleaner -> CEL

    On Saturday, I used my Subaru Top Engine Cleaning Tool to run a bottle of Subaru Top Engine Cleaner in through a vacuum line (same one I've used before, seems to run to the center of the plenum as displayed in a helpful video I found that was posted by another newer FXT owner) and, hopefully...
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    Universal Orlando Storefront - Which Movie?

    I was absolutely gobsmacked when I first saw this pawnshop storefront at a Universal park in Orlando about 6 years ago. Can you say which movie it refers to without googling it? Who played the lead? <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[701465aabf44630a12]"...
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    2019 Acura RDX

    The RDX is being updated and will now feature a 2.0l DIT engine instead of a 3.5l NA V6. Couldn't find exact power levels for it. The fancy torque vectoring AWD that they kept on the MDX but dumped from the present generation of RDX is also coming back, and there will be a new 10 speed auto...
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    No More Forester XT?

    I guess this news is a bit old and I'm not sure how reliable this source is, but it sounds like the Forester XT might be going away, along with Foresters with manuals (only available with the 2.5l NA engine now)... <a...
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    Greatest Country Song

    Apologies if this has been done before here, I did a quick search and didn't find anything...another recent thread on country music inspired this. I will admit up front that I am for from the biggest fan of country on this board and pretty much hate country pop (and most pop in general). My dad...
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