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    Tesla missed delivery goals for Q2 - a pattern

    Tesla has missed its delivery goals for the second quarter in a row. <a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/7/5/12097382/tesla-shipment-delays-second-quarter" target="_blank">http://www.recode.net/2016/7/5/12097382/tesla-shipment-delays-second-quarter</a> Just ensuring we have a balanced posting...
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    Tesla reports a worse than expected loss $282.3m

    Tesla announced earnings <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/tesla-motors-inc-tsla-1q-2016-earnings-model-x-maker-beats-wall-street-estimates-its-2364209" title="httpwwwibtimescomteslamotorsinctsla1q2016earningsmodelxmakerbeatswallstreetestimatesits2364209"...
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    Winter tire test - truck tires

    Saw this over on Pickuptrucks.com. They tested dedicated snow tires vs all season vs all terrain vs mud <a href="http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/03/winter-tire-test-some-treads-are-better-than-others.html"...
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    Fram Ultra XG6607 cut open - 14k miles

    Here is a Fram Ultra XG6607 cut open off my 2010 Subaru Forester. It was run for 2 OCI, total ~14k miles and 14 months. No issues, looked great. Silicon anti drain back valve was still very pliable. <img src="http://i68.tinypic.com/345hgnn.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img...
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    Considering to buy a fuel efficient used car

    Fellow BITOGr’s. My wife and I are currently evaluating the addition of a very fuel efficient used car to our stable to reduce gas costs. We are only thinking about it now, running the numbers to see if it makes sense. Here is the scenario. Currently the wife drives the Subaru Forester that...
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    Consumer Reports yanks Tesla's recommendation

    <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/20/autos/consumer-reports-most-reliable-car-brands/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom" title="httpmoneycnncom20151020autosconsumerreportsmostreliablecarbrandsindexhtmliidhptopleaddom" target="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/20/autos/co...=hp-toplead-dom</a>...
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    New GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L - no diff oil change rec.

    Just purchased a new 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 4wd with the tried and true 6.0L and 4.10 rear end. Was looking thru the maintenance recommendations and noticed that there is no recommended change interval for the front and rear difs even on the severe service. I thought in the past they did recommend...
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    Report of new Colorado Diesel mpg

    I just saw this article and it was the first report I had seen of the mpg when test driving the new Colorado Diesel. <a href="http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/10/2016-chevrolet-colorado-diesel-first-drive.html"...
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    Found on 5th wheel tire this weekend

    These tires are on my parents 5th wheel camper. This bubble was noticed luckily before something bad happened. I don't know much about the tires except they are LT's, about 2-3 years old (original equipment for the 5th wheel), have <15k miles, and I think pretty good tread remaining. The...
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    GM cutting Powertrain warranty for 2016

    Just saw this pop up on the news. GM is cutting the powertrain warranties for 2016 models to 60k miles from 100k. <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-cut-chevy-gmc-powertrain-140049160.html" target="_blank">http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-cut-chevy-gmc-powertrain-140049160.html</a>...
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    Does frequency tran fluid change eliminate problem

    A recent thread on here got me thinking about Transmission fluid change and failures. What I was wondering is if frequent fluid change can eliminate transmission failure. Let me add that I exclude from the question transmissions with design issues. As well my definition of frequent fluid change...
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    Fram TG10060 cut open - small tear

    I recently cut open a Fram TG10060 that was on my 2012 Chevy Silverado 5.3L for ~5.5k miles. Everything looked really good, very pliable anti-drainback valve, very straight pleats, very strong end caps and very straight. However, when I looked really close inside one of the pleats there was a...
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    2010 Subaru 5w-30 M1 + MoS2 9088mi

    This is the second sampling for my 2010 Subaru Forester with the N/A 2.5L engine. The oil was 5w-30 Mobil 1 (SN) + 1/2 bottle of MoS2, Fram Ultra filter, and Fram air filter. Miles on the oil was 9088 miles and 58999 miles on the Forester total. The Forester is driven by my wife and sees trips...
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    Fram Ultra - Subaru Forester 9k miles, 10months

    I recently did an OC on my 2010 Subaru Forester. The Fram Ultra XG 6607 had been on there 9k miles and 10 months. It is never short tripped and does a combination of 50:50 city/highway 50 miles per day. The oil used was 5w-30 Mobil 1 + half a bottle of LM MoS2. The filter had no issues and...
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    New GM 8 speed transmission to use new Syn fluid

    I couldn't find any details about the new fluid except a few of the articles make mention of a new synthetic fluid in the new 8l90 GM transmission: <a...
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    Oil, engine life and towing

    I have a question for fellow BITOG experts. I'm curious about heavy engine load and it's affect on the oil and engine stress. My particular example is for my GM 5.3L Silverado (2012 which has the 6 speed and 3.42 rear gear) where I tow a 7500lb travel trailer. When I'm towing the trailer and...
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    UOA PP 5w-30 with Puro classic oil filter tears

    This is my third UOA posting and the fourth oil change for my truck. The truck is a 2012 Chevy Silverado 5.3L V8. The truck has 21531miles total and 5065 miles on the oil at time of change. Oil was PP 5W-30 SN + 1/2 can of liqui-moly MoS2. Filter was a Puro classic that I had previously posted...
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    4 tears on one Purolator oil filter

    I ran this filter on my 2012 Silverado, Purolator L12222 about 8 months and 5k miles (oil is PP 5w-30). This truck did a lot of short tripping but it doesn't get too cold here in the Portland area. This is pretty severe service and the OLM ticks down twice as fast as if it was going on long...
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    It's March 6th

    Did everyone wake up this morning hoping we get the response to our questions to the Pennzoil team? <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin" height="15" width="15" />
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    2010 Subaru Forester 6100 miles/Kendall blend 5w30

    This is the first sampling for my 2010 Subaru Forester with the N/A 2.5L engine. The oil was 5w-30 Kendall Synthetic blend GT1 (probably SN but was changed by a local shop), subaru blue oil filter, and Fram air filter. Miles on the oil was 6100 miles and 49911 miles on the Forester total. The...
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