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    Recommendations For Wobble Drive Extension

    I went Kobalt for my wobble set. Excellent grips made into the shafts. No slop. They fit nice into a variety of brands of sockets that I have. Taiwan not China if that matters.
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    Any experience with (non-US) Fluke 15B+, or BK Precision, or Amazon Commercial DMM (multimeter) models?

    I have both BK Precision and Fluke, and a few others. If you want a super accurate multimeter that will do just about everything that you ever need, get a Greenlee DM-820a. It is an American version of Brymer, like EEV Blog. I use the BK Precision for high voltage circuits. It has excellent...
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    Scotty’s at it again.

    Just ran into a Scotty Kilmer short video on YouTube. He is trying to convince people that as long as the ratings in the bottle is up to spec, in the case O’Reilly vs Castrol GTX, you are just wasting money on the more expensive oil. There is no context, like an old beater that burns a quart of...
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    Thank you for your insight. Yes valve clatter is a better way of describing it. It seems like the Fram Ultra oil filter is a no go for these engines. Will replace with Mopar filter.
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    No. It’s same volume. That’s why I’m not sure going to a 5W30 instead of 5W20 would help.
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    Purchased used vehicle. No service history. I changed the oil after purchase.
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    I purchased the vehicle used about 3 months ago. I changed the oil myself after purchase. I have no service history.
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    I purchased the vehicle used from a non Dodge dealer. It was a trade in to a Buick dealer. I have no service history report.
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    Valve ticking help 5W20

    2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad with 2.4l has a valve ticking noise after I had change the oil with Castrol Edge Advanced 5W20 with a Fram Ultra oil filter. It has just under 140,000 miles. Does anyone have a synthetic recommendation that might quiet the valve ticking noise? Also, would going to...
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    Why do some cars burn one oil brand but not another?

    Watch the Project Farm YouTube video of him testing many many different oils from the same weight. He put the oil in a coffee pot on a hot plate portable stove, at a steady temp for a certain period of time. He would even rotate the coffee pots to make sure no hot spots. He would weigh the oils...
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    NAPA Syn Blend Top Notch

    When I can, I change the oil and filter on my wife’s old Ford Minivan. I use whatever is on sale at Walmart or Menards. Sometimes she takes it to Ford and have the complete vehicle inspection with the Motorcraft oil change. Usually by the time her van is ready for a new oil change, I’ve already...
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    Has anyone heard of this brand? The description shows that is it made in Germany. It has plenty of approvals and certificates, so it looks like a really good oil. I’ve never heard of this brand and I am curious if anyone uses it I found it browsing through oils.
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    SHELLL motor oils : Dropped ?

    I purchased the last two cases of Shell Formula Synthetic 5W20 from my local Menards last fall. I haven't seen it since, only conventional Formula 5W20.
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    Oil for my old 5.0l Ford Explorer that’s “burning” oil?

    Thanks for your answer! I've never pulled the screen that was under the PCV valve. I've only changed the valve, and that was hard enough. I can only imagine the screen is a super pain to pull.
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    Oil for my old 5.0l Ford Explorer that’s “burning” oil?

    Thanks for your answer! I'm going to replace the PCV valve and see if that helps. It is one of the biggest pains in the rear to change. I've avoided that maintenance item probably far too long.
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    Oil for my old 5.0l Ford Explorer that’s “burning” oil?

    I've had my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0l AWD for over 17 years now. I purchased it used in 2003. It now has 310,000 miles. Anyway, I just drive it during bad winter days and to haul my trash off, as in no more big long trips. It runs okay with just a few problems here and there. I just can't get...
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    Adding A Quart for Mustang GT

    My Mustang GT takes 6 quarts for a complete oil change, with a new filter. The cost difference of purchasing 6 individual quarts and a 5qt jug is quite large. Sometimes I will get lucky and find close out oils, like Menards Shell Full Synthetic 5W20 case for $16. But most of the time, no luck...
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    Disinfectant For Air Ducts

    Apologize, I put this is in the wrong forum. This should be in the cabin air filter forum.
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    Disinfectant For Air Ducts

    I am changing the cabin air filter in my wife's van. I would like to know what you guys use to spray in the ducts. I know Lysol will kill most germs and viruses, but I don't want her to have to deal with that powerful Lysol smell. So what would be a great disinfectant that you guys would recommend?
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    Mobil Super 5000

    Yeah the Mobil Super 5000 is around $13, and the Mobil Super Syn is around $18. I guess that I was just very curious and wanted to try something different. Mobil Super 5000 seems like a good oil, and like I previously stated, I have no experience with the newer SN+ rated Super 5000. It's been...