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    what to do with old gas?

    I always burn the stuff in my vehicles, mixed sparingly, about 1/2 gallon per 15 gallon tank. The only thing you really need to watch for if you're doing this is water in the fuel; you don't want to mix that with your good fuel no matter what!
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    1998 Chevy 6.5L turbo diesel

    I think that most here will tell you that while the Cummins 24v is a fantastic motor, that truck has two weaknesses: (1) The 24 valve lift pump is known to go bad which then toasts the injectors (this is easy to remedy before a problem occurs); and (2) Dodge automatic transmissions or that era...
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    Valvoline 10W30 VR1 in my 2011 Suzuki KingQuad?

    Used to use VR1 10w-30 and 20w-50 in my friend's XR250. Never had any problems with shifting or clutch slippage. You should be fine. I currently use a lot of Rotella T 15w40 in our several quads (wet clutch) and it works great there as well. Never tried the T6 in that application but it...
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    Oil recs for Corvette Z06 LS7

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Clevy</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RMM</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Man there is a lot of "reinventing the wheel" going on in this thread...
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    2002 Silverado 5.3L 8cyl

    Then it's not the typical 4l60e clunk. Not sure what it is but it isn't normal! I've dealt with several dead or dying 4L60E's ...
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    2002 Silverado 5.3L 8cyl

    Probably not a driveshaft issue. Does it clunk between the 3rd-->2nd gear downshift and 2nd-->3rd upshift under light load? How hard of a clunk are we talking? Does the truck shudder or is it mostly the sound?
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    Oil recs for Corvette Z06 LS7

    Man there is a lot of "reinventing the wheel" going on in this thread. If it's a stock or fairly stock Vette it will be fine with the OEM specified oil under any condition imaginable. Of course there are equivalents but I don't see why you would start blending oils etc. when you can buy...
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    Automotive sacrilege, opinions on Wanli

    I worked for a while selling used/discount tires. Sumitomo are OK, much better than Triangle or Wanli. I would not put Wanli or Triangle tires on my own vehicle. The rubber compound is not nearly as good as a good tire. I would buy a good set of used tires (that aren't too old) before doing...
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    Yamaha ATV and HDEO's

    Been using Rotella T 15w-40 & other HDEOs for many years in all of my 4-stroke ATVs, both air cooled and liquid cooled. I have never ran a UOA, but there have never been any real problems of note. I have also ran regular 10w-40 in the past, although I suspect that HDEO is better suited to...
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    Need help finding basic Laptop for wife!

    I agree that the laptop that Rand recommended would be a good choice: <a href="http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=948422" target="_blank">http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=948422</a> I didn't mention them in my previous post but the newer...
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    Need help finding basic Laptop for wife!

    In that price range I am partial to the Lenovo computers in this current generation (decent keyboard). Get something with at least 4GB of RAM. Obviously we can get into a lot of details but most full-size laptops will work well for what you want to do. I would recommend going to the store...
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    Lucas Transmission Fix, Valvoline Stop Leak -safe?

    I've used the Lucas in the past on a few different vehicles (mostly college friends) to no ill effect. It did make the clunky transmission shift smoother and slowed down the leak a bit. Basically, the stuff is as thick as molasses and very tacky. If you have a serious leak I doubt it will...
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    Why shop locally for parts?

    I base my buying decision on a few balancing factors: (1) Do I need it today? If yes, then I'm buying it local. (2) Is there a big price difference, local vs. online? If online is significantly cheaper, then I'm buying it online. (3) What kind of warranty does the local part offer...
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    Are Chev 5.3L,6.0L, and 6.2L all oil burners?

    My 5.3L & 6.0 HO with over 120K and over 150K miles respectively only used 1 quart max. (Mobil 1 5w30 EP) every 15,000 miles. These are not the AFM versions, I hear that those are using a bit more oil.
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    blinking a/c light

    My Avalanche randomly flashed the light at me 70,000 miles on. If I turned the truck off and back on it would usually work again. It did seem to happen more in the winter months, but also happened a few times in the summer. I have no explanation as to why it happens, but it was still...
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    How long on Napa Golds ?

    As always, I think that it depends on your particular engine & service conditions. I've run a few out to 15,000 on my 5.3L Avalanche and 6.0L Escalade with no negative effects. However, I wouldn't recommend that for every motor and situation. The GM LS motors are not hard on oil and my...
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    Air compressor oil.

    I've been known to use motor oil in a pinch because some oil is better than no oil without any catastrophic results. However, it is best for the life of the compressor (specifically the valves) to use a compressor oil. They are generally ash free and limit valve deposits when used in compressors.
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    Will Amsoil SS truly go 15k miles...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: buster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It "depends". </div></div> You must be an attorney. <img src="/forums/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="cool" title="cool" height="15" width="15" />
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    2000 V-Star Classic 3000 miles Rotella 15w40

    On it's face the Rotella offered better protection than the Delo because of the significantly lower Iron & Aluminum numbers. However, I would consider these results far from conclusive. It's hard to know what other variables could have contributed here. A cool test would be to run another...
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    Loudest gun?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Fatboymoe</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My 300 RUM with a VIAS muzzle brake shooting 180gr Nosler Accubonds @ 3350fps will wake the dead!! Also, my Remington 700P 338 Lapua shooting 300gr Sierra's @ 2800fps is painful...
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