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    Re-Use an Amsoil Ea Oil Filter?

    Anyone have suggestions on draining & flushing an Amsoil Ea 064 after a 4600 mile OCI with Havoline Deposit shield? I plan on re-using the filter at my next oil change, on my GM 5.3L V8, probably sometime in August. The synthetic filter media should be good for many miles & my observation of...
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    Does Motorcraft Still Equal TropArtic ?

    This afternoon, I was out in the yard & felt what seemed like a minor earthquake. Based on a hunch, I went into the house & booted up the computer, and, sure enough, I was right! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> The product data sheet specs have been finally updated at...
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    New Fuel Efficient Motor Oils

    Would you buy a motor oil that was certified by ILSAC/API to provide, say 3% fuel economy improvement, over a non-certified oil? Here is a quote from a <a href="" target="_blank">Lubes N Greases Article</a> : "<b>T</b>oday, oil marketers say...
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    Slipperiness Quality of a Motor oil

    Yes, you read the title correctly. Can someone explain what is the property of "slipperiness" as related to a PCMO oil and please direct me to the product data sheet number or ASTM test that measures this property/quality?
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    Pablo's Avatar

    Hey Pablo, what's with the "cake" showing up in your avatar? Is today the legal date for renewal of your driver's license? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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    Walmart Super Tech 5W-20 Product Code

    I'm trying to get a look at the MSDS sheet for the new Super Tech 5W-20. The Walmart tech staff is asking for the Product code/UPC number on the bottle label to identify the correct MSDS. 5W-20 is not yet on the shelves at the 2-3 Walmarts I normally shop at - Can someone help out?
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    New Havoline Deposit Shield Product Data Sheet

    Havoline product data sheet, with a fresh, off-the-press date of 12-28-06. Newsworthy is the new 9.7 cSt @ 100C viscosities for both 5W-30 & 10W-30. I have trouble linking to the Chevron/Havoline product data sheet finder - try this <a...
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    Walmart SuperTech API License

    What happened to the listing for the Walmart SuperTech line of oils on the <a href="" target="_blank">API Website</a> ? The license used to be listed under Walmart, but only Walmart Canada appears on the current listing...
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    Is 10W-30 an Obsolete Viscosity Grade?

    Is 10W-30 an obsolete PCMO grade? Yes, the majority of new vehicle warranties are based on 5W-20 and 5W-30. But 10W-30 usage still outpaces either of the 5W oils. See page 20 of <a href="" target="_blank">This Citgo...
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    New Havoline Bottle Design

    Is this the new havoline bottle design? Or is it just for the new Deposit Shield product line? <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Looks like the bottle color...
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    Oil Warehouse & Storage Tanks Fire

    I saw the Council Bluffs dateline on TV & immediately assumed that the SuperTech blender, Warren Performance, was going up in smoke! However, the reports indicate it is an ExxonMobil distributor by the name of Stern Oil. Hopefully, all the employees got out safely, I hate to see anyone get...
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    Reports of Pennzoil Platinum Staying Clean

    For the Pennzoil Platinum users out there, just exactly what are we talking about with the various reports of the oil staying clean thru a normal length OCI? Is this "clean" description used for hot oil on a dipstick, or is it also for warm drain oil in a clean drain pan? I'm tempted to run an...
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    Oil Trivia

    Here's a question for the "Bitog Oil Trivia Board Game": What is the origin of the term "Delo" used in the Chevron brand of Delo HDEO lubricants? (Note - This may be a duck soup question for the diesel crowd, but I'm a gas guy & ran across it for the 1st time this morning!) <img...
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    Let’s Discuss Viscosity Index, Again!

    Here are my statements regarding the definition of VI index number, and as all you veteran Bitoger’s are aware, I claim no professional expertise – I’m just an enthusiast! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Per the definition of Viscosity Index in the BobisTheOilGuy...
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    ST Dino (XOM) valve train noise....

    I think it's the combination of moly, friction modifiers and even the VII selection in Havoline that produces the quiet engine effect. And engine design plays a role here, also, as in some designs,the lubricant is exposed to more mechanical shear & noise producing components.
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    Blending & Filling a Bottle of Motor Oil

    Would someone, with lubricant industry experience, please describe in general terms, the process of blending a batch of base oils and additives and what testing/quality checks are required before the batch is released for filling bottles or jugs? I was under the impression that the blending is...
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    DEA Agent Shot in Foot

    ...While giving a demonstration on weapons in a school classroom. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> <a href=""...
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    Paradise Garage's study

    GMorg, if you glance over the list of contributors to Brian Schuer's Oil Life Study, quite a few Bitog names show up on the list. Brian frequently posted on Bitog under the 3 Mad Ponchos ID, although he has not been around recently. Search on member #856 to see his posts. Also, if the term...
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    engine damage and synthetic/dino?

    Switching back & forth from dino to synthetic will cause no harm to a higher mileage engine. Some side effects may be temporary oil consumption, engine noise or minor weeping of oil from engine seals, but the mechanical components of the engine will not be damaged. Tontuu, please explain for...
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    Faraday Flashlights

    Anybody have or use one of these "shake flashlights"? I'm curious how well they hold-up & if the shaking is a nuisance, say, during a 5 minute use. Some of these battery-less technologies are very handy, such as the wind-up weather radios designed for camping & storm shelter use.