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    What's this crunchy crud?

    2006 Acura MDX with 435 000 KM on it. Runs great, by the way, even the A/C still works. Slight RMS leak. Filter is a Mobil 1, M104 Extended Performance. Oil was Castrol Edge 5W50 (the thicker oil helps with the RMS leak) run for about 9000 KM. The filter, however, was run for 2 OCI, about 18...
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    Mopar FE253 (circa early 2000s)

    I used to have a 99 Dodge Grand Caravan. I found 4 of these filters in my garage. None of my current vehicles can use this as far as I can tell. Anyone know if these were decent filters? Looks like there's no relief valve either. Would anyone use these seeing as they're a decade or so...
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    Is this rust on my camshaft? 2004 Maxima

    First off all, someone at Nissan should be beaten with a stick. I used to have a 2000 Maxima with the 3.0 litre V6 and the rear spark plugs were accessible without dismantling half the engine. This 2004 with the 3.5, the intake manifold collector has to come off, which means extra money for a...
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    Nissan 3.5 VQ - oil to protect timing chain guides

    The VQ apparently has a problem with the secondary timing chains wearing out the plastic tensioner guide shoes. Any recommendations for an oil that will protect plastic (or I guess help with metal chain rubbing on plastic guide shoes) or is this just a [censored] design flaw, no matter what oil...
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    Subaru XV Crosstrek oil filter location..

    I love the location of this oil filter. It appears to be a spin on as well, not a cartridge.. <img src="http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/477/2013subarucrosstrekcc01.jpg" alt="" />
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    Can spark plug brand affect mileage?

    Replaced my OE spark plugs on 2006 MDX (which were Denso iridium (I forget the part #) with Bosch Iridium. Fuel economy seems to be suffering from what it was, but I know any number of things could be the cause. Just curious - all the spark plug needs to do is create a spark to burn the...
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    Is there a hoarding gene?

    I have four 4.4 litre jugs of Toyota 0w20 (SM), one 5 litre jug of Honda 0w20 (SM), one 1 litre bottle of the original Toyota 0w20 (black Canadian bottle) - I'm saving this for the archives, two 4.4 litres jugs of Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 (SM), one 5 litre jug of Pennzoil Ultra 5w20 one 5 litre...
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    Is this guy from BITOG?

    Saw this guy driving down the highway today. Carpool buddy thinks I'm insane (he took the picture for me). Really, though...that's a big stash...lol. IIRC, it was mostly 0w20 and a few boxes of 10w30. <img src="http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5069/bitoger.jpg" alt="" />
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    Everyone around me has the same/same car as me.

    Why didnt I buy the Lada Cossack I had my heart set on instead of the MDX? Do you have any idea how many soccer moms drive an MDX? Really....when your biggest concern is that your 2006 Infiniti is embarrassing you, you maybe need to spend some time with malaria victims in Botswana.
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    Tire pressure question..

    Weird question...but....if I inflate my tires with the vehicle off the ground, will the psi increase when the vehicle is lowered and the tire is being compressed by the weight of the vehicle? I meant to test this today when I switched from winter rims/tires to summer, but I forgot. I could...
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    Fram Xtended Guard renamed Ultra

    <img src="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6891/20120208131953.jpg" alt="" />
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    Zaino Z9 leather cleaner and Z10 leather condition

    I've used this stuff before, but again was amazed at how much it smells like leather. The Z10 is called leather in a bottle and it truly smells like new leather. Did the inside of my six year old vehicle on Tuesday it still smells like new leather inside today (from the Z10, not because the...
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    Replaced high beams halogens (old ones melted??)

    So my 10yr old daughter says to me (after driving to ski resort and home at night, once in my 2006 RX400h and once in Mom's 2010 Equinox), Mom's high beams are brighter than yours. Now, I know that bulbs deteriorate over time, and these are probably the original (since March 2005) high beam...
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    What $100 CDN got me..

    Four jugs - 5 litres each. It was actually 101.80 before the stinking taxes. Still the SM version, so should have high moly. Funny that even though they are 4 five litre jugs, they were sold to me as 20 individual litres. <img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2854/p1010828i.jpg"...
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    Latest Transport Canada recalls.

    <a href="http://www.autos.ca/general-news/transport-canada-issues-latest-recalls-52" target="_blank">http://www.autos.ca/general-news/transport-canada-issues-latest-recalls-52</a> Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Ford, Toyota, Honda and...
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    Toyota 0w20 "tlink flash"

    I emailed Lexus Canada regarding the use of 0w20 oils on older vehicles. See here <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2457090#Post2457090"...
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    Lexus Canada Oil Recommendation Chart..

    I emailed Lexus Canada last week asking for a chart similar to the one I received from Toyota Canada in January 2011. See here <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2143463#Post2143463"...
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    2012 Grand Cherokee SRT-8

    But does it get good gas mileage...??? <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin" height="15" width="15" /> <a href="http://www.leftlanenews.com/jeep-grand-cherokee-srt8-review.html" target="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/jeep-grand-cherokee-srt8-review.html</a>
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    Subaru BRZ (spawn of Toyota / Subaru)

    I like it. <a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-subaru-brz-sports-car-first-drive-review" target="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-subaru-brz-sports-car-first-drive-review</a>
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    Quaker State 'Defy'

    <a href="http://www.autos.ca/general-news/quaker-state-introduces-new-defy-oil" target="_blank">http://www.autos.ca/general-news/quaker-state-introduces-new-defy-oil</a>
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