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    Chevron Delo 400 LE 5W-30- specs

    Looks similar to the HDD oil from Amsoil. Lower tbn and higher noack than the amsoil. <a href="http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/motor-oil/diesel/series-3000-sae-5w-30-synthetic-heavy-duty-diesel-oil/?code=HDDQT-EA"...
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    Amsoil HDD 5w-30 at 46K; '05 Dmax

    How many total miles have you been using HDD 5w30? Also, what vehicle and engine is this for?
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    2000 7.3, Amsoil , Hier copper

    I had noticed a spike when switching from AME to HDD many years ago. Perhaps the latest formulation of AME uses a different additive previously found only in HDD. I would guess a reaction with the oil cooler. Btw, My spike in copper stayed high for a very long time. It was high even after 50k...
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    Please explain this mystery oil(Amsoil HDD) to me

    After breaking my 2000 powerstroke excursion in on non-synthetic for the first 5k miles, I switched to 15w40 AME. I still experienced the romping occasionally on startup and at the end of the oil change I pulled a sample and had it analyzed. After about 18k miles it had sheared down from about...
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    HVAC Folks - Multi Split AC

    The mini-splits use rotary or scroll compressors and are designed for a fluid and gas mixture. There is alway some fluid returning to the compressor. No problem on the inverter (DC motor) powered units. The inverter versions should be more comfortable and provide less short cycling of the...
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    Newer VW TDI oil consumption question.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ike_Clanton</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It won't use much; 2 quarts within the normal 10k interval is on the high side for these.</div></div> That seems excessive. My 2000 powerstroke ford uses about 1 qt per...
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    Newer VW TDI oil consumption question.

    From the owners of 2009 TDI 2.0 cars, what is the oil consumption rate of these engines?
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    Flying fish - a little out of character.

    What was the natural explanation?
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    AMSOIL Ea Air Filters (EaA)

    Yes, you got it right. I never knew how much dust was passing through until I got the EaA. I had been in dust storms in the Phoenix areas and afterwards the filter vacuum gauge would still be in the same position. One dust storm with the EaA and it is pegged. The dust that comes out is as fine...
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    Yellowstone Caldera

    Remember the Green comet last year. Do a little research on what gave it the green color. Then, see how this would affect the earth if a piece or pieces of it or another remnant following it were to strike the oceans. The effects would certainly qualify as Wormwood.
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    2000- Ford 7.3 , hi copper

    I have the same engine. My AME also sheared down to 12.x. When I switched to HDD 5w30 my viscosity measured about the same as the AME after 25k miles but it only started at 11.7cst. My copper spiked and remained high with the HDD 5w30. I believe one of the more expensive additives was reacting...
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    AMSOIL Ea Air Filters (EaA)

    If you live anywhere in California where it is dusty then get the Amsoil. I had one in Arizona on my powerstroke and it trapped dirt that other filters just pass right through. My powerstroke has a vacuum gauge which with other filters never moved more than about 1/4 the way over to the high...
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    Synthetic OCI's for Light & Medium Duty Diesels

    I have a 2000 powerstroke excursion 4x4. I switched to synthetics at about 5k miles. The 2nd oil change was AME 15w40 amsoil. I changed out the initial fill at 500 miles or so and filled with Valvoline 15w40. The romps started with this oil. After 5k miles I filled with AME. The romps still...
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    Synthetic Oil Test on "TRUCKS!"

    Here is a little personal experience I have gathered by testing synthetic vs conventional compressor oil. I tested Amsoil ISO 100 synthetic vs Hitachi 19219 oil which was supplied for use with the compressor. The test was done with new oil on a fairly new 2hp compressor. I drained and filled...
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    New tires and decrease in MPG...Why?

    Tire design on OTR trucks can affect mpg by 15%. That is why you see ribbed tires on the trailers and also on the cab when possible. The difference between ribbed and M/S tires is about 15%. The difference between new and worn tires can also be quite high depending on how aggressive the pattern...
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    Syn vs Dino - Real world experience with engines

    Back in the early days of BITOG I found a posting on another forum about a comparison between synthetic and dino oil over a 6 year period covering 8 identical vehicles with mileage covered per vehicle during that period of 425K to 450K total. The vehicles were 4x4 (I want to say Bronco II or...
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    Investors storing oil on tankers and land. Reason?

    I noticed that oil tankers are sitting parked full of oil and that oil storage facilities are filling up. The official speculation is that the investors are betting on things turning around and them making a killing. I don't think the economy will turn around for a very long time and since...
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    Empty ammo shelves?

    How is the situation where you live? Always seems low on ammo here.
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    Advice needed: A good first handgun?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Drew99GT</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: ToyotaNSaturn</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> One of his assistants mentioned about ammo...
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    What is going on with lead?

    I was looking at commodities the other day and noticed that almost all of the metals had recovered their inventory levels to past highs and above now that the prices have dropped on energy. The metals prices are also depressed several times as the market is still not there for them. One metal...
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