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    2013 f30 BMW 328ix N20 m1 0w40 UOA

    Thought I would share my past vehicles UOA. On my 2013 bmw 328ix sport N20B20 I ran an AFE momentum intake and BMS+ plug in box (opened and turned up to +4 psi). Ran it like this from 72k to 110k and just wanted to check up on it. This N20 had the typical harmonic balance pulley wobble of a few...
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    BMW G-48 coolant + Zerex G-05?

    So here is the deal, my expansion tank cracked as they typically do and I lost probably 2qts of coolant + whatever was in the tank. I can't really wait a week to order g-48 BMW coolant from an online retailer and need to remedy this problem asap, the only close to g-48 coolant I can find is...
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    BMW replaces Castrol with Shell Next Year

    <a href="http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/10/bmw-replaces-castrol-shell-recommended-oil-supplier/" target="_blank">http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/10/bmw-replaces-castrol-shell-recommended-oil-supplier/</a> This should be interesting... I really hope it translates into more shell 40/60wt...
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    E36 Bmw what ATF works best in the P/S system?

    So I have a ZF p/s system that takes ATF, I've been flushing it with a baster 10oz a time every 20-50 miles for a while now, I'm on the seventh quart of fresh ATF now. I have used Valv, ST, and Castrol all dexIII/merc universal. I have noticed that all 3 of the brands Ive used are notably...
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    BMW e36 cold weather severe service oil?

    I'm using m1 0w40 at the moment, but I will be doing a lot of short 3-4 mile city driving trips this winter at college in my Bmw. BMW has back spec'd 5w30 for the motor but I suspect that is just for CAFE and mpg.. The question is.. if I do about 50-100mi city very short-short trip miles for...
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    M1 0w40 vs Castrol 0w40

    I've been itching for my next OCI on my e36, I can't solidify the decision one way or the other, I hope you guys can help. I do short trip starts 3x a week and one 100+ one way mile freeway trip every 2-3 weeks, I'm curious to learn to any real reasons as to why one is better than the other...
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    Disection of Hastings LF402 (Honda/Acura Apps)

    I usually open filters, but this is one of the few I couldn't find any good pictures or dissections of so I thought I would share. The filter in question is a Hastings Premium that I got on sale for $1, I wanted to dissect it to calm my curiosity... and it appeared the filters had sat there for...
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    Old Honda PS Prolems

    The problem is the hose fittings are leaking a tad, about a few ounces every 1000 miles. I have been adding Prestone Honda/Acura fluid and the cold pour has to be atrocious. It has been VERY cold in MN these last few weeks. -30 windchill has been rough on it, when I added fluid it was like...
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    E15 starting to appear.....

    I have noticed E15 has been put at the pumps of Petro Serve USA stations here in the fargo area. The handle says for use in 2001 vehicles and newer "may cause serious engine damage if used in older than 2001 vehicles" Anybody use any of this juice yet or know of any reason why they say vehicles...
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    What is this piston from????

    This came up on a local forum I'm part of... any ideas of what this could have came from? the valve relief and back section are extremely interesting in design and have me curious... <img src="https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/996825_10202315082145251_1294862477_n.jpg"...
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    Fleet Farm Oil Filter Stock

    I noticed that after my local fleet farm started selling off their old Purolator stock for 80%+ off, they picked up Mobil 1 EP filters priced at $11.98... Anyone else notice the same trend at their local Fleet farm?
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    1991 Integra, valve cover off!!

    The motor is swapped, the shell has 255k on it, I was told the motor had somewhere around 150k on it by the P.O. but he wasn't sure, it burns almost no oil. I picked up the car for 800 bucks because it ran rough and bucked/bogged under load, and the PO didn't have the $ or time to take this and...
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    91 Integra w/ b18b bogging and power loss below 3k

    I bought the car on the cheap, all of the work was done by the PO who took great care of it but like me could never find the solution to the bogging. Its a 91 Integra LS with a b18b swap with 150k miles approx, not sure if it they did the hydro tranny swap or not I haven't had the chance to get...
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    Broke my classic craftsman ratchet :(

    I got this from my step dad only last week when I broke my cheap Stanley Walmart one when we were working on my car, so he gave me his old craftsman 3/8 from when he was a mechanic, it looks really old. When I brought it into Sears the owner said he hasn't seen a ratchet like this for years...
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    Un accurate oil readings....

    When I go to read the oil level on my Honda when it is up to full temp, the oil does not stick to the dipstick, like it slides off so I can't see the proper level, almost looking like it is contaminated with something. I have owned the car for a year and a half and this has never happened...
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    Wood stove+Volvo...

    Apparently this man put a wood stove in his Volvo wagon and got it certified for use by the Swiss Technical Inspection Authority... Idk if this is pure genius or just boredom got the best of him.... <a...
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    208,000 mile 97 Civic, naked head pics.

    Well, I got bored this weekend, with the car parked I decided to finally have a look under the valve cover and under go a little project. I was surprised to only see varnish and a little coking in the corners of the head considering the only thing it ever saw before I owned it was quick lube...
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    Ford Plant in St. Paul Mn Closed

    It was the oldest Ford plant in operation, having been first built in 1924, the plant was placed by the river for the use of a hydroelectric dam to produce electricity to cut the cost of production. The plant manufactured the Ford Ranger pickup truck for nearly 30 years, an estimated 800 workers...
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    Where is Chevrom Supreme sold at??

    I want to give it a run in the Civic, but I cannot find any stores that sell it, list some if you know of any please.
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    What to do with my Honda....

    My Honda is burning oil at a pretty steady rate, about a quart every 1k, the rate of consumption is heavily dependent on how high and often I rev it up, the maintenance is totally up to date no stone left un-turned except taking it apart. I have done Seafoam treatments in the oil, an Amsoil...
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