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    Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

    Sorry for the extremely-late response. I haven't signed in since I posted this up. The first UOA is the one in question, and was from my wife's super-short tripped Audi Q5 with the 3.0 SC V6. Looking at the particle counts you requested, is it fair to say the Mann used here is a 99% at 40 mics...
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    Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

    Found another particle count from same 2.4 Honda motor from 2014. This was using a Fram Ultra7317 7,032 miles into a 15K mile oil change. I forgot to add the previous particle count example from the Honda was about 2K after an oil pan replacement, hence the huge difference. SUS Viscosity...
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    Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

    Z-you were interested in particle counts: here's one from my Honda with Fram TG 7317 ISO CODE (2) 21/17 cSt Viscosity @ 100°C 8.40 9.7-11.9 9.87 10.20 9.04 NAS 1638 Class 12 Flashpoint in °F 390 >375 380 390 400 ISO CODE (3) 23/21/17 Fuel % <0.5...
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    Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

    Z-Attached report from BS, first UOA on the car. I could hear the chain tensioner rattle at startup and sure enough, it had thinned out. Years ago when the kids were in college, the car made numerous trips to VA, but for almost all of its life, the longest trip my wife takes it on is about 7...
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    Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

    We have 3 VAG vehicles: 2014 Jetta 1.8T 97K 2017 A3 2.GO T, 49K 2017 Audi Q5 3.0 SC 43K I have always run Mann Filters (made in Germany or Austria), on each one for 5-7K miles: filters for the 1.8T & 2.GO are the same. Just for the heck of it, I used a Fram Ultra on the 1.8T for the last oil...
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    MMO test from “Ford boss me” on you tube

    Hello Mola: I have the highest respect for your knowledge and contributions over the years, however I believe the chlorinated part of any and all engine additives was removed by the EPA effective 1/1/2017.
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    CarQuest 0w40 query

    I couldn't determine the SKU number, but the License #238 is the same for both bottles. The new Fram 5-40 & 0-40 oils are the same: no manufacturer approvals, other than SN or SP , I forgot which one. FWIW the CQ and Fram oils in these grades apply to exactly ZERO cars IMO.
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    DRY-LOCK paint

    Thanks guys--I really appreciate all of your quick responses. I will avoid the DRY-LOCK and extra cost, and use latex exterior paint like Mr Demar suggested. I forgot to mention, we do have a dehumidifier which doesn't turn on Fall thru Spring. Also have a French Drain which is covered over in...
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    Champ PH48 cut open

    I've never had the pleasure of interacting with a 5.7 O/F, but going out on a limb here, Instead of plastic rags & bags, would tin foil help?
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    DRY-LOCK paint

    Hello Folks have a question on DRY-LOCK paint, and rather than ask the guy in Home Depot, I figured there would be more expert advice here. The house has a cinder block foundation, which was last painted --with who knows what---26 years ago, just before we moved in. The white paint on the wall...
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    Shell Rotella T6 5W40 CJ-4/SM vs CK-4

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can you confirm for me that CJ-4 is on the left and CK-4 is on the right? The CJ-4 has the high Moly? I am in your debt for your being kind enough to pursue and to share this...
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    MMO improved performance, what does it indicate?

    I have been using MMO in the crankcase since 1976. To put it bluntly: it works! I always leave it in the entire oil change typically to 5000 miles, also on occasion out to 7500 miles. I hope you purchased the MMO a while ago--like prior to 1/1/17, as we are not sure of the contents of the new...
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    Ester-based oil additives?

    I use LG Biotech in some 'problem' vehicles and fully endorse their claims of quieting the motor down. OP: if you are going to use any additive I would be using the least expensive HDEO or SN motor oil, like SuperTech or Travellers, etc. I do not think the extra cost of a good synthetic is worth...
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    Messed up something today

    ^^^ as that is why they are put there in the first place ^^^
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    Another short tripping problem???

    If it has the 5 speed auto trans, summary of the problem in that era was not enough fluid getting to second (or 3nd) gear. Fix was to add a lube route to the affected area(s). Problem was more prevalent with the V6 because both 6 cyl & 4 cyl engines used the same auto transmissions. FWIW, my...
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    2001 Infiniti QX4, 151k. Burning oil like crazy!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bigj_16</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All kidding aside, I would run a inexpensive diesel 15W-40 until it starts getting cold in November, and then maybe a diesel 10W-30. In all honesty, with out knowing more about it...
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    Who said vintage oil is bad

    looking at the pics--anyone think the 722 5 H 777 being a date code for 1972 I'd use it--bet it is green too! Steve
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    Who said vintage oil is bad

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KL31</div><div class="ubbcode-body">$2.20'ish per quart. Don't you guys in the USA get $1 per quart deals on modern oil now and then? </div></div> Yes-Auto Zone--in December--hopefully again Steve
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    GF's 2003 VW Beetle 2.0, oil incinerator

    ^^^^^ it's the moly in the MOS filling in the scratches on the cylinder walls
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    08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption

    if needed piston soak is a good step, just not with SeaFoam. Berryman's B-12 liquid ($3.23 at WM)and MMO in the crankcase IMO is a better approach Steve
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