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    Chevron Supreme 5w30 15185mi 95Prizm Toyota 7AFE

    Chevron Supreme 5w-30, 15185 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 Liter 7AFE at 187,824 Summary: Engine : Toyota 1.8L 7AFE Filter : Purolator PremiumPlus L14476 Oil: Chevron Supreme 5w-30 SM-Grade Sample Date: 09/24/08 Total Miles: 187,824 miles Interval: 15,185 miles Duration: 10/27/07-09/24/08 (~11...
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    Chevron Supreme 5w30 9824 mi 95Prizm Toyota 7AFE

    Chevron Supreme 5w-30, 9824 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 Liter 7AFE at 172,639 Summary: Engine : Toyota 1.8L 7AFE Filter : Purolator PremiumPlus L14476 Oil: Chevron Supreme 5w-30 SM-Grade Sample Date: 10/27/07 Total Miles: 172,639 miles Interval: 9,824 miles Duration: 3/29/07-10/27/07 212 days(~7...
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    Intermittent BRAKE indicator light issue?!?

    Hey guys, about three weeks back I was driving along and had the 'BRAKE' light come on and then went off within less than a second. I was thinking that I might have imagined it at first being that I was a little tired of work that day and it's the same light that is on when the parking brake is...
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    PennzPlat5w-30 5,759 miles 95 Prizm 1.8L 7AFE

    Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30, 5,759 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 Liter 7AFE at 162,815 Summary: Engine : Toyota 1.8L 7AFE Filter : Purolator PremiumPlus L14476 Oil: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 SM-grade Sample Date: 3/29/07 Total Miles: 162,815 miles Interval : 5,759 miles Duration : 107 days...
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    Delo 400 15w-40, 4,196 miles, 95 Geo Prizm 157,056

    <img src="http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/173/uoa157056ra5.jpg"> Summary: Engine : Toyota 1.8L 7AFE Filter : Purolator PremiumPlus L14476 Date coded 1993 Fill Oil : Delo 400 15w-40 SL-grade Sample Date: 12/12/2006 Total Miles: 157,056 miles Interval : 4,196 miles Duration : 83 days...
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    Mobil 1 5w-30 2002 Chevy Trailblazer 5349 miles

    This is the second UOA for this 2002 Chevy Trailblazer. This is the second interval with synthetic oil. 75% driving in this interval is highway use but the drive to work is only about 10 minutes or so. There was no noticeable oil consumption in this interval. The oil Filter was not changed...
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    Quick temporary fix/limp home products - Chime in

    I've just come back from a Pep Boys and have never realized so many limp-home temporary quick fix products around. I saw coolant hose repair tape along with a better alternative to it that included a section of plastic with two hose clamps and some rubber cement(If I remember right) that could...
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    Tensioning Belts

    My 95 Geo Prizm with a 1.8 liter 7AFE engine is in need of a new alternator/water pump belt. I am going to be doing this myself and was wondering what you guys usually do for tensioning belts. Do you generally just go with belt deflection as a means of determining best tension or do use a belt...
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    Under the valve cover of my Toyota 7AFE engine at 153296 miles

    These pics are under the valve cover of my Toyota 7AFE engine from my 95 Geo Prizm at 153296 miles that I took yesterday. No Auto-RX, Mobil 1 was in here since 139,960 miles, synthetic since 136k according to the previous owner. My most recent oil change, I decided to see what Delo 15w-40...
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    Mobil 1 EP 15w-50 SL-grade, 4,536 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 Liter 7AFE at 150,496

    Summary: Engine : Toyota 1.8L 7AFE Filter : Purolator PremiumPlus L14476 Date coded 1993 Oil : Mobil 1 SL 15w-50 Extended Performance Sample Date: 7/26/2006 Total Miles: 150,496 miles Interval : 4,536 miles Duration : 83 days 5/05-7/26 Make-up Oil: 1 3/4 quarts Lube Control - LC20: 18 oz...
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    Squeaky window, lubricate?

    I've got a squeaky rear passenger side window on my car. It moves slower towards the top 1/3 of the track and squeaks a bit, sometimes more than others, depending on the temperature and humidity. I took a look at the track and it is clean, nothing stuck inside to slow it down. Is there a way...
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    Mobil 1 5w-30 6,003 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 liter 7AFE at 145,960

    This is my second oil change and UOA for my 1995 Geo Prizm, this would be the first UOA that was driven with known conditions and a confirmed mileage and known make-up oil. I drive a total of 60 miles highway miles per day, four days a week, and mostly highway driving on the weekend so there...
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    The oddball spark plug

    I did a compression test on my 1.8L 7AFE Toyota engine that I have on my 95 Geo Prizm and when I took out the spark plugs I noticed one odd ball that didn't look quite like the rest. Take a look at these pics and let me know what you think. <a...
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    Did this shop make an illegal move?

    I was talking to a friend of mine earlier today who said that he was bringing his car in for an oil change and when he came back 30 mins later they said that his brakes had a squeak when stopping and that it was not a road worthy car and they were required by law to fix his brakes. His final...
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    Unknown Synthetic 5w-30?, ~4000 miles, 1995 Geo Prizm 1.8 liter 7AFE at 139,957

    This is my first UOA and first oil change for my 1995 Geo Prizm which I have acquired a few days before changing the oil on it. The previous owner said that he changed the oil to a synthetic oil after he replaced the valve cover gasket because it was leaking. He said the oil was changed about...
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    Your opinion for a 95 geo prizm 5 speed manual trans oil 75w90

    I just acquired a 1995 geo prizm that uses the same engine(1.8l 4-banger) and transmission(5 speed) as a toyota corolla. I have two options for gear lube which I will be replacing because I am not sure of the last time it was swapped out. 1. Mobil 1 75w90 2. Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90 (SVG)...
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    Test drove a car today...

    This isn't really too funny, but I thought it was a decent story worth a laugh. True story. I'm not going to mention make/model, dealership, etc. of the car that I took for a test drive today, but things were pretty bad. At first I pulled into the dealership, the asking price was $3,950 which...
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    Rotella T 15w-40 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 1,977 miles

    This is the second UOA for my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. There was one 2,000 mile interval in between this sample and the last. I shortened the interval significantly due to coolant ingress causing significant wear. During the interval before this one I introduced Bars Leak G12BP in the coolant...
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    Mobil 1 5w-30 SL SuperSyn 2002 Chevy Trailblazer 7806 miles

    This is the first UOA for this 2002 Chevy Trailblazer. It looks like the third UOA for this engine if i'm not mistaken. This is the first interval with synthetic oil, it was running Halvoline 5w-30 for almost all of the prior changes but at shorter intervals. 75% driving in this interval was...
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    Question about mass-producing Biodiesel and Ethanol

    I can't help but think that with Biodiesel, whether soybean oil, peanut oil, mustard seed oil, etc... Or ethanol from corn, milo, wheat, etc. We sure don't have enough WVO around in one small city to fuel anything more than one block of households. Do we have enough farm-land and resources...
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