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    rationale for some states limiting the octane of premium fuel?

    Is there any actual <span style="font-style: italic">functional</span> reason (claimed environmental, or otherwise) for certain states limiting the upper number (91 vs. 93) of the premium fuels sold there? <img src="/forums/graemlins/21.gif" alt="shrug" title="shrug" height="15" width="37" /> I...
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    time or mileage more important with regards to Motorcraft orange??

    I have about 2 years and 8 months since the build date, and 17K miles on the factory installed Motorcraft orange coolant in my ST. Does this stuff (or any coolant for that matter) 'wear out', and lose it's 'alkalinity reserve'/turn acidic quicker by time, or by mileage?
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    question about 93 E10

    Ethanol can be an octane booster, despite the abject hatred for the stuff (mostly) on here, as some performance aftermarket tuners actually suggest up to an E40 blend of E85 fuel with PREMIUM 91/93, on <span style="font-style: italic">specifically tuned</span> for it, high boost/output (and...
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    Kendall GT-1 5W-30 FS D1G2 NOACK?

    I could not find it anywhere. Does anyone have a current NOACK on this oil?
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    CONGRATS to M-Sport World rally Team!

    Congratulations to Seb Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, and the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team for winning the Rally Mexico Guanajuato in their Fiesta RS WRC. <img src="/forums/graemlins/19.gif" alt="drive" title="drive" height="30" width="40" /> <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif"...
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    One of the Texas greats is gone

    Guy Clark, one of the very best Texas singer-songwriters of all time died Tuesday. His music/lyrics, along with Townes Van Zant's (who was a close friend of Guy's) are what got me into the whole Texas/Austin music scene so many years ago. The old desperado no longer has to wait for that...
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    GTL base stock-ANY chance of

    "not playing well with others" (base stocks)?? Just curious, since they (GTLs) are fairly new, at least commercially to the general public/mass market, if there were ever any incompatibility issues between these and especially PAO/POE base stocks? And IF there were, what would they manifest as...
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    High V.I. oils, on purpose, or consequence??

    NOT trying to start anything, but since this is one of the most vehement "oil war" topics on this site (next to 'thick vs. thin' LOL), I wanted to know members' takes on this, <span style="font-style: italic">especially</span> the knowledgeable tribologists on here. I know that most of the...
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    Hawk 'Quiet Slot' rotors?

    Has anyone here used these? If so, how have they held up, quality wise (stress risers, cracks, etc.)? I ask because I hear VERY mixed reviews of them elsewhere (either love or hate on Tire Rack, car specific sites). <img src="/forums/graemlins/confused2.gif" alt="???" title="???" height="22"...
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    "danger" of blending M1 0W-40 & 0W-20 EP??

    Many on here have stated that there WILL BE a problem with mixing these two Mobil 1 oils, due to their supposedly radically different detergent packs. WHAT is the actual/REAL danger involved? Do their DPs 'clash', or just render one another ineffective, raise TAN levels, or WHAT? What is the...
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    brother's '99 Boxster base 5 speed

    Is the Motul gear 300 75W-90 <span style="font-weight: bold">NON limited slip</span> safe/good to use in the Boxster's transaxle?? I want to use this over the Red Line 75W-90 <span style="font-weight: bold">NS</span> because of the Motul's MUCH higher V.I. (222!!), and that it <span...
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    Any RECENT VOAs of M1 5W-50 WITH starting TBN??

    Does anyone know the starting TBN of this oil, and are there any newer than 3 year old VOAs of this??
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    TBN retention of Motul 300V Trophy 0W-40?

    Since this oil starts life at a (relatively) low 8.something TBN, does anyone know just how well it <span style="font-style: italic">retains</span> it's TBN over an OCI which includes some fuel dilution? Anyone using it yet, or done a UOA on an at least 7K mile OCI?
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    Ate Type 200 vs. Castrol LMA/GT?

    As far as the <span style="font-style: italic">speed</span> of moisture absorption between these two brake fluids, which one is superior (slower), allowing longer full flush periods on a street driven car? <img src="/forums/graemlins/21.gif" alt="shrug" title="shrug" height="15" width="37" /> I...
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    Motorcraft XY 75W-140 QL Synthetic Gear Oil??

    Does anyone know WHO makes this for them (Castrol??), and if it has any PAO/POE base stocks in it, or boron for that matter? <img src="/forums/graemlins/21.gif" alt="shrug" title="shrug" height="15" width="37" /> (I would hope so as far as the group 4/5 go, since it costs a VERY pretty penny...
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    Stoner glass cleaner with rain repellent??

    Did Stoner stop making this product (their trigger spray glass cleaner WITH the added rain repellent)?? I no longer see it on the shelf at Sino Mart, or anywhere else for that matter. <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" />
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    PDS for GM/AC Delco MTF & Transfer Case Fluid??

    Does ANYONE have (or know how to get) the specs/PDSes for the GM part # 88861800, or AC Delco # 10-4033 "Manual Transmission & Transfer Case Fluid" (or ANY of their other MTFs)?? I believe it is semi-synthetic, and according to MolaKule it is ~ a 7.5 cSt, but I'd like to know the EXACT cSts, as...
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    How often do the NAPA/Wix Platinums go on sale??

    Does anyone know this, or if one is coming up soon? When was the last one?
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    WRC on MAV TV

    If anyone is interested, and you get MAV TV (Channel 214 on Direct TV), they are showing all of the rounds of the WRC, usually about 2 weeks after they actually happen. <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> <img...
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    Mahle vs Mann air filters for '99 Boxster??

    Which will last the longest of these two for my brother's misused/abused/ill-maintained 1999 Boxster? Once I install it for him, and clean the MAF sensor, it probably will not be touched again for at least 75K miles (IF it lasts that long, as he's too busy handing all his coin to Tony Soprano...