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    Bass Pro Shops 2-Stroke Oil

    Bass Pro Shops now has a store branded 2-stroke motor oil for a great price. It's a synthetic blend oil. <a href="https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-2-stroke-marine-engine-oil-semi-synthetic-blend" target="_blank">Bass Pro Shops Synthetic Blend Outboard Motor Oil</a> Anyone know...
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    Wrong Oil Filter

    I recently purchased a 2002 Ford Expedition with the 4.6 V-8. Changed the oil and filter today and discovered that the old filter was significantly smaller than the new filter. The old filter had been in place for 5000 miles. Went to Fram's website and compared the specs. The small filter is...
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    Need Opinions: Take Car to Dealer for Free OC?

    My new Fusion will need it's first oil change soon. The dealer has given me a free oil change. Should I go there or do it myself? I have the oil and filter already. I'm concerned the dealer will upsell on other work (rotate/balance tires, new wiper blades, etc.). I had a problem with the car...
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    Does EPA Fuel Mileage Test Use Ethanol?

    What does the test protocol stipulate? Are they using 10% gasohol like they force us to use?
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    MicroGard MGL2 Cut Open

    This filter was on a Mercury Grand Marquis with 199,500 miles. The filter has 4500 miles on it. I usually go 5000 miles between changes, but unscheduled maintenance required an early oil change. <img...
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    Bosch Premium 5000 OCI Cut Open

    Changed oil in the 2000 Miata after 5000 miles of use. Old oil was MS5K with Bosch filter. Didn't see any problems with the filter. Anti drain valve was very pliable. Overall a well built filter. <img...
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    Castrol 5w30 Syn Blend in B&S?

    I bought a new rear-engine rider about 10 years ago that has a 10 hp Briggs & Stratton air-cooled OHV engine. At the time I found a deal on Valvoline Synthetic 10w30 (recommended weight) and bought a case. Oil has been changed yearly since new, and the engine doesn't use any oil and the oil...
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    2000 Saturn Oil Life Monitor

    I have a 2000 Saturn L-series with the V-6. The odometer doesn't work because of a bad Body Control Module. I haven't had this car very long and I'm wondering if the Oil Life Monitor still works even if the odometer doesn't. Or maybe the bad BCM also affects the OLM? Is this OLM the same as...
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    OCI for Low Mileage?

    The oil in my Mom's car was last changed 2 years ago. There is about 1000 miles on the oil. The car is a 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 Vulcan. Suggestions on when to change the oil? It currently has Motorcraft semi-syn and a Motorcraft filter. Ford stealer changed it last.
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    NAPA Silver Open

    About 5000 miles on this filter. Didn't see any problems. Well made filter. Filter was on a 1999 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan with 210,000 miles. Oil was Mobil Super 5000 5w20. I changed to PYB with Fram Ultra. Enjoy! <img...
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    Are Filters on New Cars Different?

    Just bought a new Ford Fusion with the 2.5 engine. The filter is not a standard Motorcraft filter, but it does say "FOMOCO" on it I think (hard to see all around it). The car has an OLM and the first change probably won't trigger for 10,000 miles. Given that there will be more wear metals...
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    Motorcraft FL400S - No Problems (No Pics)

    5500 miles on a 1999 Taurus 3.0 OHV with 5w20 Mag 1 conventional. Cut it open and everything looked perfectly normal. Pleats were evenly spaced. No tears. Didn't bother taking pics because there was nothing to see. I wonder if 5w20 has fewer problems than 5/10w30? Lower viscosity may help with...
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    Mobil Super 5K Caused Leaks?

    1999 Taurus with 3.0 OHV Vulcan. Currently has 206,000 miles. OCIs at 5000 miles. In the past I used synthetic until some leaks appeared. I used Maxlife, and leaks disappeared. Then started using MS5K for several changes and everything was good. Got a deal on Mag1 conventional and used it for 3...
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    Valvetrain Pics 2000 Miata 140,000 miles

    Replaced the front crankshaft seal last weekend and took a couple of shots of the valvetrain. This was exactly what I saw without wiping anything down. I got the car with 120,000 miles on it from the original owner. It has 140,000 now. I don't know what the PO used, but it had a Pennzoil...
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    Shell 10w30 or ST HM for Oil Consumption?

    My Grand Marquis uses about 1 quart every 1000 miles. It sees mostly short trips around town. Costco has Shell Formula 10w30 on sale for about $2.30/quart. Super Tech High Mileage is about $2.90/quart. Which would help more with oil consumption? What weight ST? 5w30 or 10w30? Looking to reduce...
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    Boring Oil Filter Report

    This is an O'Reilly MicroGard filter for a 1999 Taurus 3.0 Vulcan. The filter was in service for 5000 miles with 5w20 Mobil 5k conventional. The car has 195,000 miles on it. The pleats were intact, the end caps were tight, the ADV was pliable and in good condition. I didn't notice anything out...
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    Went to KMart Today...Depressing

    Depressing to see a whole bunch of Valvoline Synthetic and Mobil 1 for $8.00/quart. And it was SM/SL rated! The labels were peeling off the Valvoline bottles. When did SN come out? This store was in Muscle Shoals, AL. They need to clearance this stuff and put something on the shelves that will...
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    Just Curious... Why Don't We Here About

    massacres in police precincts?
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    Black Oil?

    I changed the oil in my 2000 Mazda Miata. The engine has 135,000 miles on it, and I've had it about 12,000 miles. I replaced the timing belt shortly after I got it, and the valve train was spotless. Previous (and original) owner said she had the oil changed every 3000 miles. I put Mobil 1...
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    Need More Horsepower

    Jr. is on the SAE Mini Baja team. The car uses a spec Briggs & Stratton Intek 20 engine, 10 horsepower. What oil will give the biggest (I know, it's relative) horsepower increase? I think 30 weight is the factory fill. 10w30 and 5w30 are also approved (I think the multi-grades have to be synthetic).
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