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  1. shortyb

    Is the new 0W-40 the same as the old 0W-40

    So, Castrol seems to have re-supplied 0W-40 in the newer A3/B4 Euro flavor. I can get it on the big A for $27.94 shipped Prime gratis. I'm down to one jug of the old stuff and wondered about the new, IS it the same? Seems to have a couple changes in the SAPS is up a tad and VI is also. Flash...
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    Oiled foam filter

    Hopefully this won't devolve into a "performance" filter flameout, but have recently fitted an oiled 3-layer foam filter to my tuned GTI. It's an ITG manufactured filter and is HUGE. Not a drop-in and has much more surface area than the OE (actually pulled apart all the pleats in one and...
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    How "universal" can DexCool be?

    Recently had the patrol car (2008 Dodge Charger 5.9 Hemi) in the shop for routine maintenance. The coolant level was low and the mechanic did not have any other coolant than generic "green" EG. He ordered something from the local parts place and it was a DexCool/GM compatible coolant. No mention...
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    Whadayallthink?

    Nearing the end of my GC stash <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" />. It has served VERY well in the Quest with the VQ35DE as verified by T. Dyson and his superb analysis/intepretation. This engine (in general, not just mine) is a "hot" runner...
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    Tis the season-ATMs

    I have responded to 2 Armed Robbery calls in the past week, both at ATMs. With the upcoming holidays and the [censored] overall economy, ATM users are making for good targets. Each happened at around the evening "rush" hours of 6-8PM, when folks are tired from work and there are lots of people...
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    BMW HP Synth oil vindication.

    Just recently did a valve cover gasket replacement on my 01 330i @67K. Slight leak from some of the rubber hold-down bushings, but the gasket itself was ok abeit a bit stiff. History-Previous owner had done ~15K oil services at the dealer and they used the BMW High Performance Synthetic 5W-30...
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    Strike Hold?

    Was at a gun and knife show yesterday and of course there was the obligatory crowd hawking all sorts of "miracle" products. One did stand out a bit and I found it fairly intriguing. Product is called Strike Hold and it's advertised to be a do all, penetrant, protectant, water dispersant etc. Guy...
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    Homeless no more!

    Alright, for all of you on the edges of your seats as to the ongoing saga of shortyb, I now finally have my own house again. After 6 weeks of several 473 mile (one way) trips to and from my old house, living with my in-laws, and wearing clothes out of a suitcase, I closed yesterday. A very...
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    What the heck is Invigorate???

    Filled up today at a local BP. All the pump handles, as well as lots of signage around the station, announced the addition of "Invigorate" to all fuels. I'm assuming it's their answer to Shell's V-Power and Chevron's Techron, but does anyone have any more in-depth insight? Just curious. FWIW...
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    Retired

    Well, its official. After 23 years, I hung up the badge and gun today. Feels kinda weird that I'm not going to wake up as a cop anymore. Won't really NOT be a cop anymore, its kinda hard to shake a lifestyle thats been ingrained into me for half the time I've been on earth. Sort of like being a...
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    Still experiencing customer service issues?

    With LCD? I know more than a few have had problems with shipping and communication. Always had exceptional C/S with Odis, maybe you can too. Give him a call, he is always happy to help; 214-929-2704.
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    What should I do about my roof?

    Alright, having a house built and I just happened to be down there while the roof was getting shingled. They had about half of the roof done when they realized it was the wrong color (this is when I got to the job site and told them it was wrong). Well they ripped off the shingles and were about...
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    Castrol GTX or HM

    Have a friend with a Toyota Tacoma like mine, only 2 years younger and 17K more miles (168K total) 2.4ltr 4 banger that uses no oil and runs great. He is at the end of his Mobil 1 stash (I DO wear off on folks <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />) and wanted to know which he...
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    New truck soon

    Never have fully recovered from having to get our minivan instead of the Nissan Titan I originally planned for. Don't get me wrong, I like the Quest. It's served our needs extremely well for the past 67K trouble free, GC enabled miles. But its time for a new truck. Some remember the ongoing...
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    You know you're an oil nut when.........

    Your 6 year old son sets out a bag near the front door with a sign above it saying "25cst". I look in the bag expecting to see a thin 10wt. oil, but find a couple of quarters instead. Huh???? Then he comes running up saying I'm not allowed inside unless I pay the 25cent toll. When asked why I...
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    RIP Dave Black

    Former Duke Ellington group drummer Dave Black passed away at his home in CA. on Dec. 4. In the same league as all the big name drummers of the time, Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson (who Black replaced), Buddy Rich et al., Black had a very innovative style. Known for his rapidly changing bass rhythms...
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    Change in member number

    Why did the numbers change? I went from being member #712 to #707. And Bob is now member #4???
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    Future of Lube Control?

    Haven't had a chance to hang around here much lately, and maybe I've missed something, but has anyone else noticed that not much is going on at Lube Control? Not much change in the website, no talk on their forum and no recent responses to questions/comments from LCD to threads here at BITOG...
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    Whats up with Butanol?

    I heard about this awhile back and did some reading on it. Seems to be a better alternative than ethanol when it comes to fuel blending. More potential energy and not hygroscopic like conventional fuel ethanol. That alone would eleviate 2 of the largest ethanol complaints, lower milage due to...
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    Got wet

    First off, please do not evolve this into a Religious debate and get the thread locked. I know I may be skirting the boundries but it means alot to me and I just want to share. Tony et al, I apologize in advance if this is not appropriate. On Saturday evening, at the Easter Vigil service, both...
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