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    Any changes to M1 0w40

    I doubt the M1 0W40 FS is going to be SP since it was never SN+. For an oil lower in sulfated ash, consider the M1 ESP Formula 0W40...if you can find it.
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    A Trip to High Performance Lubricants

    <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">Originally Posted by RDY4WAR</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The high amounts of moly, ZDDP, and ester counter LSPI despite the...
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    Subaru15208AA160 vs 15208AA115 vs Wix 57055

    I have heard about people ordering the AA160s online and being sent the blue cans...the seller would then try to say that what was sent was what Subaru Of America recommended to replace the black Tokyo Rokis and resist giving a refund. The 5/7055 filters are solidly built, but I don't like the...
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    2012 Buick Regal GS | Pennzoil Plat 5w-30 | 7,182mi, 15 months

    Surprised that this is not dexos1 Gen 2 oil (judging by the calcium level) given that the OPer must have poured it in or after late 2018...that standard went live in September of 2017 and the major brands had d1G2 jugs out on the shelves pretty soon after that. I think this looks like a decent...
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    Anyone NOT have a problem with Jiffy Lube type places?

    The real problems I had with anybody else changing my oil were the upselling and having the drain plugs over tightened or even mangled. I think somebody with an air tool has no issue with taking a tight and maybe damaged drain plug off, different story for me in a tight space with my long torque...
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    GM 2.0 Turbo LTG oil consumption (2015 Malibu 2.0 LTZ)

    I wonder if the GM recommendation to change the plugs at 60kmiles could be due to LSPI damage...I know a lot of severely damaged plugs were found when the Subaru 2.0l DIT engines were recalled around 2016ish. The techs told me my plugs looked OK but that it made sense to replace them at 40kmiles...
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    How many years of oil do you keep?

    I bought Pennzoil Platinum 10W30 for my summer change this year and now will probably not put new oil in until Novemberish because I have been working from home and not driving many miles. Normally I am a solid 5kmiles every 3 months driver. I don't particularly care to use 10W30 for a New...
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    10w30 was definitely the move

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by IMSA_Racing_Fan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'll repeat one of my first post here; 0-W and 5-W oils are used by manufacturers to reduce oil system friction losses and reciprocating windage drag in order to achieve...
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    93 Octane for Turbo’s

    Subaru recommends 91 or over for my FXT, so I almost always run 93 as that is the most common octane level for premium around here. It's nice that the price is down, but I'm not burning too much gas these days...I'd go back to high gas prices with no pandemic conditions in a split second as...
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    Name two of the worst movies made!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by sohccammer427</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Plan Nine From Outer Space Plan 9 from Outer Space is considered by some critics, including Michael Medved, to be the worst film in the history of cinema. So bad it has...
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    Name two of the worst movies made!

    Mixed Nuts Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Steve Martin was in both of these...I actually like a lot of his movie work, but these two are painful all around.
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    Subaru Forester XT - NAPA Synthetic 5w30 - 5,847 Miles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by TrainingPolicy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is titanium an additive in Napa full synthetic? I thought it was something only in Castrol EDGE, more specifically the 0W-40 has a heavy dose of it. </div></div> Valvoline...
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    Today's delivery....

    That is a funky looking bottle! Enjoy your ride, Shannow!
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    Apples: which do you like?

    Fuji and Honeycrisp are awesome. I actually like to eat Granny Smiths now and again even though they are supposed to be baking apples.
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    Subaru Battery Woes

    The battery that came in my Forester seemed extremely poor to me, I think I replaced it after two years. The one in my daughter's Impreza seems to be a better unit for some reason. I haven't looked at the one in my wife's Legacy XT yet, I think it is supposed to be something of a different...
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    Fast Food Specials Dissapeared

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Jarlaxle</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by bullwinkle</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Discount Tire Resumes All Services

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by user52165</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Discount Tire also is offering curbside service, and encouraging customers to pull their own vehicles into and out of the store's bays." I assume they checked their insurance...
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    WIX XP oil filter leaking....

    I had a similar problem with a Wix/NAPA Gold filter and found after removal that the square cut seal had a fairly prominent ridge across it at one spot, more than just a bit of extra left over from the molding process. I guess I could have trimmed it off with a sharp blade before I installed it...
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    use E85 or not?

    When I used to read about people tuning FXTs and WRXs, the use of E85 was usually the mark of a serious tuner. In a Grand Caravan, I can only imagine that it be a PITA by making more frequent fueling stops necessary. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to try it!
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    Pennzoil Extended Care -Ford EcoBoost?

    Just took a peek at SOPUS' information sheet for this oil, it is a little thicker than PP 5W30 at 100C at 10.1cSt compared to 9.8. Shannow once made a comment here that the closer an oil's ratio of MRV to CCS is to 2:1, the less VI improvers and pour point depressants it has (IIRC). The Extended...