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    NEW Motomaster OE Plus Filter (Canada only)

    New on store shelves at Canadian Tire is the Motomaster OE Plus Filter made by Champion Labs. Highlights: 99% efficiency (no micron rating though) Up to 10,000 miles or 16,000 km interval Synthetic blend media Steel shell Silicone ADBV Competes with FRAM TG Regular price $9.99. ($7.99 until...
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    Some changes coming to Walmart Canada

    1. Mobil’s 4.4L jugs are being phased out and replaced with 4.73L jugs. The design of the jug is the same as the ones currently seen on store shelves in the US. 2. Valvoline’s Easy Pour jugs finally makes it way to store shelves in Canada. VWB was spotted. 3. Is Valvoline Full Synthetic on...
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    I Had A Dream Last Night....

    ....Where I was changing the oil in my Q50 and an old lady suddenly appeared and handed me a jug of Valvoline Full Synthetic. My oil needs to be changed. I'm at 8100 km on this current fill. Hopefully I can get around to it this weekend. When I do, I will be using VFS 5W-30. Bought a couple...
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    New FRAM Extra Guard PH4967 w/silicone valve

    Spotted at Walmart today. Sorry, I didn't buy it so therefore, no cut open pics. <img src="http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a448/sir1900/49671_zpsdf1kbfe8.jpeg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a448/sir1900/49672_zpsibvavb8g.jpeg"...
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    Ben McAdoo

    Despite my unhappiness with the anthem protests and the lost season (2-10), I still care about my team. Today was a great day. There has been very little to cheer about. The Giants finally disabled Ben McAdoo's key card. Christmas has come early for Giants fans.
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    Anyone tried CARQUEST Canada’s Full Synthteic?

    Just thought I’d throw this out there..... I realize Carquest in Canada is only available in Southern Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces..... Have any of my fellow Canadian BITOGers tried Carquest’s Full Synthetic? It was on sale last month at $22 for a 5L jug. I happen to be in the...
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    Canadian Tire Formula 1 Syn now made by CITGO

    We know the <span style="text-decoration: underline">European Formula</span> version of MotoMaster's Formula 1 Synthetic has been made by CITGO for almost a year now. I was at one of the Canadian Tire locations in Saskatoon yesterday and noticed the regular Formula 1 Syn's bottles are...
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    How old is too old?

    FIL found some old Nissan OEM filters in his garage. They are the 15208-9E000 Made in USA. I figure they are probably at least 15 years old. I opened one up and the filter looks to be in good shape externally with no signs of rust and the gasket looks good also. Only concern I would have is the...
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    Baldwin/Hastings - How many miles?

    Picked up a few Baldwins today from Acklands Grainger. They are essentially the same as Hastings. For less than 6 bucks, I felt I couldn't go wrong. These things appear to be built like a tank. Infiniti says 5k OCI so I'm following that while I am under warranty...at least with the oil...
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    Buyer inspection of a used car

    Just want to get a feel for the varying opinions out there. I'm selling one of my vehicles (not in my signature) and the buyer wants to take it to the dealership to inspect. All maintenance has been done by either my own mechanic, or myself personally. The only time the dealer did any work to...
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    Swollen / Bulging Car Battery

    2012 Civic Bitterly cold temperatures. Car won't start. Tried to jump start it and it failed. Won't turn over. Kirkland battery was installed three months ago (manufacture date 08/16). So I took out the battery to inspect it only to discover the sides are bulging a little bit. I know this is...
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    CARQUEST Filters are now made by Purolator (pics)

    I went to AAP in West Seattle yesterday and to my surprise, the CQ red I bought is a Purolator clone with a manufactured date of April 2016. Compared to some of the older Purolators I have in my stash, it appears the newer ones have a thicker gasket, which I think will help create a better...
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    Honda issues stop sale on 2016 Civic

    The all-new 2016 Honda Civic just hit the dealer lots and already it’s having problems. Late last week Honda announced a stop-sale order on new Civics with the 2.0-liter engine “due to potentially missing or misset piston pin snap rings that may cause engine stall or failure.” Read more <a...
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    RIP St. Louis Rams

    Owners have approved the Rams move to LA. As a NFL (Giants) fan, I do not support this. I believe the Rams were viable in St. Louis and the stadium being only 25 years old still had plenty of life left in it. 4 years ago I tried to get tickets to a Rams game and the only way I could get my...
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    Look what Juan found!

    I often like to see what people are using in their cars every time they get their oil changed, so I go to Instagram, and came across this..... <a href="https://instagram.com/p/_0Df2mAomL/" target="_blank">click here first</a> One day later....hmmm.... <a...
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    How long does it take for the rings to seat?

    So the Nissan/Infiniti dealership in town doesn't recommend going from FF to synthetic. He recommends a couple OCIs using conventional before going synthetic so to allow for the rings to properly seat. Any validity to this? The Q50 in my sig recommends 5W30. Engine is the 3.7L. Dealer told me...
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    Oil for Nissan/Infiniti 3.7 VVEL

    Picked up a Q50 recently. I went with the AWD (non-Sport) version. This car will be 75% short trips with plenty of stop-and-go, and 25% highway. Manual says 5000 mile/8000 km OCI using 5W30. Talked with the guy at the dealership and he recommends conventional oil for the first couple...
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    Bosch 3972 after 6000 miles

    Bosch 3972 oil filter element. On the FIL's 2008 Lexus RX 350. 5 months and 6000 miles. Virtually all of them in-city, stop-and-go miles. PP 5W20. Oil was replaced with the same, but for the filter I used an OEM that I had kicking around in my stash. I've used Puro Classics in the past and...
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    Thoughts on the Wix Combo Valve

    So I've noticed quite a few Wix users lately. More so with the Puro issues and the preference for some not to go with FRAM. How many of you are using a Wix with the ADBV/bypass combo valve? How do you like it? I've read a few old threads from the past with the reviews being mixed at best. Some...
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    Walmart Canada - Bye Bye Purolator, Hello FRAM

    Well it's official. Walmart Canada has dumped Purolator and replaced them with FRAM. As for prices, they are all over the map for the OCOD. For example, PH9688 is $4.98, PH3600 is $5.98, while the popular PH7317 is $6.48. Cartridge elements range from $6.98 for the CH10358 to $19.48 for...
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