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    '12 Dodge Charger 3.6L Pentastar, Edge 4200mi

    Very Happy with this UOA. Cu was high but I expected it to be higher after seeing some of the other 3.6 Pentastar UOA's. This run was 6mo. Mostly short tripping and one 350mi Road trip. I do not baby this car, I drive it, don't spin tires or anything but I thought this sample would give a good...
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    Does PCMO Viscosity @-30° C indicate quality?

    I was comparing oils on PQIA and I try to look at the oil as a whole (add pack, NOACK, VI etc.) but does the D5293 Viscosity @-30° C mPa also show a better quality base stock? It seems the top oils (PU, M1, QSUD) have a low D5293 #. Some of the other oils have a higher #. So regardless of...
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    Pour Point Vs. CCS Vs. MRV

    Two oils here PYB and QSGB/QSAD, first off to my shock QS appears better on paper except for pour point. What say ye to the following and which would you choose? PYB 5w30SN PP -42C CCS V 6100cp @ -30c MRV V 25,400cp @ -35c NOACK 14.9% QSGB 5w30SN PP -30 CCS V -6100cp @ -30C MRV V 19,100 @...
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    Drop in Gas mileage in '12 Charger 3.6

    Hello all, I have a '12 Charger SXT RWD 3.6 Pentastar engine 11,756miles. I was CONSISTENTLY getting 24 city deviating 1mpg up or down, on the highway I would cruise at 80MPH on !95 and get 29-31mpg. I am now getting 18 city and 22 highway. I am at a total loss since this has been going on the...
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    Walmart in my area (central FL) No PU/Nextgen

    I was in my local walmart in Merritt Island/Cocoa FL and there was no PU or Nextgen. I asked the manager and they said it has been discontinued for that particular Walmart and he was not sure if it would be a regional or nationwide cut. I am really bummed. I love PU and no one seems to carry it...
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    Thicker vs. Thinner and oil temps.

    I would assume and also have read on here that the thinner the oil the faster it will transfer heat thus cooling quicker. I have just made an observation in my Charger SXT (3.6 pentastar), that when I am using a 5w30 (first was Castrol Edge FST so basically a thick 20grade, second G-Oil) the...
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    Rain Draining into Gas Station Tanks?

    I was just wondering if this is possible but I caught a little bit of a conversation at a local gas station between the manager and the tanker truck driver about how his scheduled fill up was hampered due to the the tanks being almost overflowing. The manager and driver then went outside and...
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    Anyone Using MityVac on Pentastar Engine?

    I really want to get a Mityvac oil pump to change the oil in my Chargers. Both have Pentastar engines. Is anyone using a Mityvac (or know someone that has) to change their oil. It has the filter on the top end so it would be really easy. Also what Mityvac between the 7201 and 7400 is the...
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    Dif Fluid, Change Early?

    I have a new Charger SXT V6 and I was curious about the rear differential fluid. Should it be changed early ie. 3-5k miles to flush the break-in metals out and then refill. It seems to be a neglected item. We flush our engines early but should the dif fluid be changed early? Would it be overkill...
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    Edge FST in '12 Charger...Obsevations

    Hello all, I thought I would share my experience with Edge FST in my new Charger SXT 3.6 Pentastar. I flushed the engine at 300mi. and used PYB. The car ran great on it. Fully warm the idle oil pressure was about 32psi. and the max oil temp reading was 204F. I Changed the oil a few days ago to...
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    New Car, Long trip, a Problem?

    Hey all of you fellow car freaks...lol Quick question. I have a new Charger with about 600mi. on it. I broke it in properly in the beginning and it runs great, oil smells like oil not gas thank goodness. If this were your car would you take it on a 500mi. round trip on the freeway where cruise...
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    Pennzoil Ultra hitting the Shelves at WM

    Hello all! If this has already been discussed then please erase post, but I just picked up some PU 5w30 SN today at WM. Same bottle darker highlights, really like the numbers on this oil. Keep your eyes peeled because this could really be a great lube.
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    PP: If I Only Had Before Pics.

    I just changed the oil in my uncles 2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4 I4. My uncle is notoriously bad with his maintenance and the vehicle is a strict short tripper. Last time I changed the oil (7 months ago) the dipstick had a pretty good coating of varnish on it. Not thick but definite discoloration. I...
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    Any Polish/Cleaner Work w/Out Buffer?

    Dear Detailers, I am trying to increase my knowlegde in the detailing aspect of vehicle care. I know it is not just about wax and done. Unfortunately I am just learning this now and I have some water etching and swirls on my black '09 Altima. it looks beautiful from a distance but up close you...
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    MotorCraft 5w20(SN) 4,258 2010 Civic

    This vehicle has been driven mostly short trips during this OCI. I have flushed the heck out of this engine with 7 oil changes (including the latest). I find it a little hard to understand the high Aluminum. B_S commented it could be from piston wear. OLM was at 50%. Universal avgs. based on...
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    Dipstick lost shine and is rough WTH??

    If anyone can chime in and explain a reason the oil dipstick on my Sonata 6k mi. would have a rough and discolored end extending about 3 1/2 inches up. This is a new vehicle and I have changed the oil at least 3 times to flush it. The dipstick is bright smooth and shiny the rest of the way up...
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    Is there really a spray and rinse wheel cleaner?

    I am not lazy, but I wash my vehicles on a weekly basis (at most bi-weekly). I have some wheels where it is a real pain to reach in and get the nooks with a cloth. I have tried so many wheel cleaners and degreasers, not one I have found works like they say. "Spray on, let set for a minute or so...
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    Hyundai OEM Filter Observation

    I was hoping someone may be able to tell me if they have seen irregularly shaped stains in the INSIDE dome end of their filter? It was a new filter with a manufacturing date of 04,23,2011. I cut all of my OF's open after oil changes and I was almost sickened by the smell of fuel from the filter...
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    Does oil weight (lbs) by gallon make a difference?

    Just a quick question, does the oil weight by gallon either higher or lower make any difference in the quality of the oil? I noticed Castrol Syntec 5w20 and 5w30 were much different. The 5w20 is much heavier (almost seems like a typo). 7.8 vs. 7.2 lbs/gal. What would you choose? I can use either...
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    Clutch oil and MTF Change Help

    This is probably over my head if I am asking this question but just give me the difference if I want to do a change. My uncle wants me to change his MTF fluid in a 1.6L Nissan Versa 4-speed. Amsoil recommends a GL-4 75w90 severe gear oil. The Clutch fluid is DOT 3 Brake fluid. Where is the...
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