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    Micro-Ninja Oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jeff78</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You don't have to worry about the 'W' number in Florida, unless you park your bike in a meat freezer.</div></div> Well, it is expected to be -2C/+28F tonight. "North Florida" can...
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    Micro-Ninja Oil

    Greetings fellow motorcycling tribologists! I have a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 commute bike now (need to update my sig), and am a bit confused about the oil to use. Pertinent background, this is a water cooled parallel twin, bucket shim tappets, with a common sump between engine, gear box, and...
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    Race Fuel In 1978 Honda XL75???

    Very cool looking bike. In the timeframe the bike was built, leaded and unleaded fuel was still commonly available. Unless there's some sticker on the bike saying not to, I'd expect the motorcycle to work just fine. For a real olfactory treat, I miss the smell of castor oil in a 2 stroke. But...
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    What's with the Drew Carry glasses trend?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: grampi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Arved</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    08 BMW 135i oil questions / advice

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nrok83</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I need a good premium oil and money is no factor at all. </div></div> When money is no factor at all, for some reason, I think of Motul. How about Motul 8100 Eco-clean+ 5W-30...
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    What's with the Drew Carry glasses trend?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: grampi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> So I make a simple observation and I'm a drama queen/whiner/crier? Okay... </div></div> "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." - Baretta <img...
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    Best Brass Quick Connectors?

    I have been happy with the brass quick-change garden hose fittings at Home Depot. I think they have two brands, but they are interchangeable. Brass corrodes, which can gum up the fittings, but it's tolerable, and usually easily cleanable. It's just not a perfect solution. Stainless steel might...
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    Conventional Motor Oil? Why?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Fordai</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So basically, I can use conventional motor oil in my vehicles as long as it meets the API category. Even though the owner's manual recommends synthetic blend? </div></div> There is...
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    Genuine Kia/Hyundai oil filter 5650 mi cut open

    Shoz, I think Luke's conservative approach is warranted given FRAM's decision to redesign it's filter. However, if they're redesigning the filter without changing the part number, that's pretty sloppy configuration management. "That wouldn't fly" on his P-3Cs or P-8As. <img...
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    Fram filters I have to ask

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Corelokt</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I want billet end caps and hand punched louvers in left hand spiral pattern in my filters. The media needs to all hand woven under a microscope using black widow spider webbing...
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    Fram filters I have to ask

    Most here, at the time (the early days of BITOG) objected to the use of paper end caps. Cheap in comparison to the metal end caps used by others. Some reported separation between the paper end caps and the filter media ends. While paper end caps might sound like a worse idea than metal, it's no...
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    Will a nitrile adbv last 10k?

    Ugh... My mistake. My sincerest apologies. XG3614. Bright orange ADBV, but a black gasket. <img src="http://m7.i.pbase.com/g9/69/9969/2/164904387.HCZn8OES.jpg" class="post-image" align="center" alt="" /> "A mind is a terrible thing to waste," but I had fun doing it.
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    Will a nitrile adbv last 10k?

    Are the FRAM Ultras made with black silicone ADBVs and baseplate seals, or are they nitrile? I get a lot more friction when I spin off the filter than filters with (red) silicone baseplate seals, so I'd assumed both were nitrile on the Ultra. The filter is rated for 15K miles, so if it's...
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    K&N new box compares to orange can?

    Standardizing on one material for the ADBV must be more economical. I'd rather see the Ultra get a silicone base seal, though. It would make it much easier to remove when it comes time.
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    Car battery question

    No insulator over the positive battery terminal? That just doesn't look right. I'd be more worried about that than the pros and cons of using a group 24 battery in a car spec'd for a group 35.
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    Filters Construction

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 901Memphis</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wix XP is 50% @20 microns per their data on the web and if you email or call them. </div></div> Thank you. I think I'll stick with FRAM Ultra for a while longer.
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    Filters Construction

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 901Memphis</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Wix XP has the worst efficiency of them all, so good job on picking a "filter" </div></div> I've been at a loss finding filter efficiency figures for the Wix XP filters...
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    Supertech over Redline?

    Why not go Mobil 1 EP for 10K miles? It's supposed to be good up to 15K miles. No reason to change it at 5K if you're willing to go 10K or more on any other motor oil.
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    FRAM Ultra Synthetic XG3614

    Changed the oil and filter last weekend. Cut the filter open along with the previous one, and photographed them for your and my enjoyment: <a href="http://www.pbase.com/arved/_fram_xg3614_2" target="_blank">FRAM XG3614 #2</a> Manufactured ??? (No Date Code Found) Installed on 19. November...
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    Mobil M1-110 or Fram Ultra XG7317 ?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: davison0976</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If only there was some flow rate data for M1-110 and Fram...
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