Search results

  1. B

    What Product Will Minimize Bug Windshield Damage?

    We recently drove from Tennessee to New Orleans. On the drive through Alabama and Mississippi, my Bronco Sport encounter flak from what seemed like 10% of flying insect population. My windshield looks sandblasted. I expected this may occur, so I applied a double dosage of Rain-X. I was...
  2. B

    Has PAO % of Mobil 1 0W20 EP been Reduced?

    I have been a user of Mobil 1 0W20 EP for a number of years. First, in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, taken to just under 210,000 miles (without issues). Now, with a 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid. Same 2.5L engine, both vehicles. 45-49 mpg in the Maverick in 70% city driving. I may be mistaken, but the...
  3. B

    Delvac 1 or Rotella Usage an Upgrade over Dexos2 for European Diesel Engine Application?

    Background> I own a '16 Chevy Colorado 2.8L Duramax diesel pickup. Engine manufacturer: VM Motori of Italy. Same manufacturer of the Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel. No issues with my truck. I happened to notice the complaints of a FEW Colorado Duramax owners posting that they had to either: A) Replace...
  4. B

    Calling Hybrid Owners: What kind of Real World Battery Longevity?

    I just sold off my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Took her to 205,000 miles. It was (still is) a great car. Original front brakes, (replaced rear pads at 157K), Original upholstery (arm rests showing wear). Most expensive repair was for a throttle body replacement. Still dependable (in spite of my son...
  5. B

    "New" Motor Oil Brand Options for US & Canadian BITOG Drivers.

    As a 5W30 C3/Mid SAPs/ Dexos2 motor oil user, I was under the assumption that my motor oil options were limited to Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 & Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5W30. (For warranty purposes). I have a ‘16 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, with the 2.8L Diesel engine. VM Motori engine. Up to 34 real...
  6. B

    Sulfated Ash Question

    In regard to the ash buildup, that eventually clogs and plugs up the DPF emissions filters of diesel pickups. A simple question: What is the source of the MAJORITY of this ash buildup? A) The sulfated ash content of the motor oil used? or B) the diesel fuel itself, the vehicle uses? So far, of...
  7. B

    Feedback about the '16 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, The Rarest of the Rare?

    I recently took the plunge, and bought a used, one owner, '16 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. My son and I split the $16,000 cost (he is the primary driver). 50,000 miles on the odometer. One lesson I have learned, is car depreciation is your friend - as long as you are not the first owner! The goal is...
  8. B

    39,000 Hours on a Honda Generator!

    I recently got finished talking with a fellow Honda generator owner. He lives in upstate New York and lives off the grid. He claims to have the record for most hours on a Honda generator (to his knowledge). The owner retired one of his two Honda EU6500is inverter generators with 39,000 hours...
  9. B

    Math Question: Which Generator is Most Fuel Efficient @ 2500W Load?

    I was looking at the current listed Honda generator lineup the other day. Just for kicks, for comparison (and argument) sake, I thought up the following question. I realize real world power outage demands vary from hour to hour (and appliance to appliance). Question: What is the most efficient...
  10. B

    Mobil 1 0W40 ESP or 5W30 ESP For My Truck?

    Vehicle: 2016 Chevy Colorado with 2.8L DIesel engine. 2 wheel drive. Some light towing. Sweet engine, I've seen over 30 mpg in highway driving, up to 34 sometimes. I have used up the free dealer, generic, AC Delco Dexos2 oil changes for this vehicle. From what I understand, the most readily...
  11. B

    Stored Generator w Fuel or Empty the Tank?

    I have an old Honda EU6500is inverter generator that is stored outdoors (under a tarp). Steel gas tank. I understand that many of you generator owners run your equipment completely out of fuel out, or drain out all the fuel (until the next power outage occurs). I recently read that someone...
  12. B

    Honda Generators with HIGH Hours for sale

    Yesterday, I came across a Craigslist ad in Northern California (Mendocino County), selling two Honda Generators. I was shocked at the hours on them. They had an EU7000is inverter generator with over 9100 hours. This is the current version sold. They also had an older, EU6500is inverter...
  13. B

    A (Real World) Volvo Small Overlap Head On Collision Result

    I just got finished looking at a YouTube video. In it, an older Volvo XC70 driver crossed over the yellow line on a two lane road and collided with an approximate 40 ton tractor trailer (or Lorry as they call them) in Norway. Google: "Volvo head on Collision" and it should be the first video to...
  14. B

    Volvo Safety - Do You Still Get What You Pay For?

    Back in the 70"s, 80's and 90's many of you may remember many of the old Volvo safety ads. Such as the ones with 7 Volvos stacked on each other (demonstrating roof strength), Volvos being pushed from roof tops onto the road ( with the passenger cage area intact). Very entertaining. A more...
  15. B

    CJ4 or CK4 Delvac 1300? Which one is the upgrade?

    Couple of quick questions for everyone. Like many of you, I have been using 15W40 motor oils in my gasoline small engines. Recently, in my local Walmart, I noticed both Delvac 1300 in CJ4, as well as CK4 versions, on the shelf. Both at a rollback price of under $11 per gallon jug. Upon...
  16. B

    AVgas, Best Long Term Fuel Storage w/o Drawbacks?

    AVgas, otherwise known as 100LL, or aviation gas - what is the bottom line about using it in our small engines, generators and mowers? I know it has not been discussed in a while. Near me, are two small airports, the first one won't let you even pump it without an aircraft. The second one, will...
  17. B

    Any Love for Air Cooled Diesel Generators?

    Happy New Year. Recently bought an air cooled, diesel generator from a government auction. Something to "play with". In this case, It is a 3KW, Wisconsin Robin powered unit. Model # WRDI-270. Open frame, weight about 170 lbs. Japanese engine. 200 hours. Used by the Air Force. Bought at a...
  18. B

    Can't use Rotella Oil with Honda Generators? What?

    I recently picked up a "project" Honda EU6500is Inverter generator for repowering my house during power outages. It came out of one of those storage units, that folks store their stuff in. Had been in there for years and was covered with dust. I bought it for a steal of a price. It was missing...
  19. B

    Synthetic 10W30, HDEO 5W40 or Straight 30 wt oil?

    Picture this: Three identical AIR cooled generators are lined up side by side. A Florida hurricane has hit and the power will not be restored anytime soon in 95F+ temperatures. All three generators are running nonstop for their respective residences with the same power load on them. The owners...
  20. B

    The Top Dexos2 Oil Available in the USA is What?

    Looking for the "best" Dexos2 oil to be had, here in the USA. Like everyone else, I can't define "best". For conversation sake, I'm looking for the oil you would want, if cost was not a factor. I just bought a 2016 Chevy Colorado, rear drive pickup with the 2.8L DuraMax diesel engine. V M...
Top