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    Useful to use LC20 with a new car?

    Myself and my friend just got a brand new Hyundai Accent and brand new Hyundai Elantra. We'll be running conventional oil from the dealer for 3000 mile changes, until the vehicles are out of warranty. I know that running LC20 makes a lot of sense for high-mileage or older cars and long-OCI cars...
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    Motorcraft At Wal-Mart. Scarce?

    I had a healthy wallet today, and wanted to stock up on MC 5W20 for my '07 Elantra. Maybe 5 or 6 gallons. I got another 4 years of payments... I sent my wife out, and I get a phone call with her telling me that they've got 11 qt worth of 5W20, and barely anything in any grades except for 15W40...
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    '07 Elantra: 11K: What additives to run, when?

    Folks, I just swapped my '02 Sable for an '07 Hyundai Elantra with just over 11K. I know that running Fuel Power is a good idea for any engine at any mileage. I also know that running Lube Control is a good idea as well, and beginning with my next oil change I'll begin that regime. Here's my...
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    TomJones76-mobile no-start condition

    I drive an '02 Mercury Sable LS with the 24V DOHC engine. I'd been intermittently hearing a new kind of buzzing from my car, especially when I was turning corners and the power steering would have been kicking in. This morning, I went out and tried to start my car. No dice.... some lights, but...
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    2002 Mercury Sable Duratec w/ Exxon Superflo 5W20 SM+LC+FP and 5.8K MI/oil, 63K/moto

    After my previous UOA I decided to drop my intervals to Ford's 5000 mile reccomendation for this car, rather than LC's 10K reccomendation. I did this based on my belief that the engine is not 100% right... it seems to be thinning its oil out, and unreasonably so, pointing to gasoline dilution of...
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    UOA DB Being Published

    I'm releasing an updated version of our unofficial UOA database. We have 296 gas car and truck UOAs and 75 motorcycle UOA (basically all of them up to June 3, 2006). The currently available release is current as of 07/19/2006. I’ll be releasing more periodically as the database grows. We’ve got...
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    Anyone want a BITOG FAQ?

    I feel that instead of telling our newbies "SEARCH" we might want to set up an FAQ list and tell them to look there for answers to questions like: What do these letters on my oil containers like API SL or API SM mean? What do these numbers like 5W30 and 10W40 mean? What is the best motor oil...
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    How about a 1996 Lincoln Continental?

    I have a co-worker offerring an estate 1996 Lincoln Continental. 65K on it, cosmetically rough but sound, little old lady and grampa driven. I'll get a good look at it on lunch. Any notes on these? Reliable? Unreliable? I know it shares a chassis with the same-year Taurus/Sable but has the...
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    How about this blotter test?

    After reading some articles, I've started pulling doing blotter tests of my car's crankcase oil. Here's 2320 miles on my Mercury Sable! My Flickr account: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/162619229/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/162619229/</a>...
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    1997 Plymouth Neon 86K Supertech 10W30 2008 Miles 4 Months

    Here we go, folks! This is my wife's 1997 Plymouth Neon. It has the base 2.0L I4 engine, not the spiffy DOHC one. She drives it shopping and occasionally to her part-time classes at the local community college (20 miles, mostly highway). It gets occasional 47 mile trips to mom's house. I'm...
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    UOA Database Being Published; Looking for Volunteers

    I have decided to release a preliminary version of our unofficial UOA database. We have 195 gas car and truck UOAs and 75 motorcycle UOA (basically .all of them). The currently available release is current as of 05/17/2006. I’ll be releasing more periodically as the database grows. We’ve got...
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    Synthoil 100

    Well, the catalog for Liquimoly, the Synthoil people, is here: <a href="http://www.liquimoly.de/web/lmhomeen.nsf/pages/index_produkte" target="_blank">http://www.liquimoly.de/web/lmhomeen.nsf/pages/index_produkte</a> I do not link to oil dealers, but if you look at their web site you can find a...
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    Name some causes of thinning please

    I've got some UOAs with a worrying amount of thinning. Is there a good site with a list of reasons for oil thinning? I know that energy-conserving 5W30s have a tendency to thin to high 20-weights, perhaps by design. Any other suggestions? Is there a page with some causes listed?
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    Volunteers Sought To Help Build UOA Database

    In previous threads I've discussed creating a UOA database which will allow our community to organize *ALL* of the UOA data we have. I've got the database format worked out, and I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use for initial data gathering. I can use scripts to pull data from the Excel...
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    2002 Mercury Sable Duratec w/ Exxon Superflo 5W20 + LC and 9848 MI/oil, 57K/motor

    I was curious as to whether Lube Control really could make the cheapest "Manufacturer Approved" oil I could find last 10,000 miles. The left-most analysis posted below was a nearly 10K run with Exxon Superflo SL 5W20 and Lube Control. Take a look at my below results and let me know what your...
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    I'm planning to making a database with ALL the UOA

    Okay guys, having all our UOA information in its respective forums is great. Having it all in tables with uniform formatting and columns for all the information we usually track is better. As a result, I designed a form to be used for this purpose. You may have seen an early version of this...
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    2002 Taurus/Sable Rear Spring Replacement

    Went in to Park Mazda in Akron Thursday to get my oil changed. Should be a good oil sample, 5W20 Exxon Superlfo with Lube Control in. Goes out Monday morning. Anyway, as I was checking out, the clerk mentioned that my rear springs were cracked, but that I was lucky in that they cracked at the...
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    A Universal UOA Format

    In another thread the idea of a universal-format for UOAs came up. If we began using such a format, it would help us when we input data from the UOA section to begin comparing different UOAs on the same vehicle, different UOAs for the same oil, or what have you. I worked up a spreadsheet, and...
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    Oil analysis recommendations.

    Call *any* of our sponsors that do UOA. Ask for a volume discount based on your needs. Schaeffer's, Blackstone, (Through your district Amsoil Sponsor) OAI, Butler, AVLube.. I may have missed one. Email Terry Dyson with details of your situation. Ask if he feels his services can be of benefit to...
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    Dealer Mobil Bulk 5W30

    The local Mazda dealer switched from Kendall 5W30 to Mobil 5W30. I assume that is "Mobil Bulk" oil. I remember the Oldsmobile dealer I used to go to had Mobil Bulk 5W30, and put that in my Oldsmobile and the used Chevy I got there. Recently Mobil is marketing Exxon Superflo along with Mobil...
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