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    Drain "all" oil oil during an oil change or "most"

    Slow drips sounds about right as long as is not a steady stream. For me, if I am changing the oil on Saturday, I will start draining after back home on Friday night. Take me a couple of minutes to unscrew the plug anyway.
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    too much oil - crankshaft splash

    I think Leo99 refers to the OP's 0.7/4.3q overfill, which equates to 16.28%, and 15% as quoted is close enough for general discussion purpose.
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    Shell Helix Ultra 0w-20 in Australia

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nick1994</div><div class="ubbcode-body">$80 Australian is $70 U.S. which is ridiculously priced but not the end of the world either. </div></div> One of the major auto retailer here is selling M1 0W-40 with a retail...
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    ACEA ratings

    Hi folks, <img src="/forums/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="cool" title="cool" height="15" width="15" /> I am doing some readings on ACEA rating requirements. More specific in the section 2. Engine Tests, 2.7 Wear (6). It has limits on Cam wear outlet Cam wear inlet Cylinder wear Tappet wear Piston...
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    Liqui Moly Carb And Valve Cleaner

    Good day folks, I cannot get MMO over this part of the world. <img src="/forums/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="cry" title="cry" height="15" width="15" /> Anyone tried Liqui Moly Carb And Valve Cleaner for cleaning carb and fuel jet passages? <a...
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    valve cover pics - CRV 98 - normal wear???

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: calvinnnnnnnnn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">funny, ...... any reason why you're running 5w-50 when the engine ask for 5w-30? is it burning oil with 5w-30? </div></div> I never tried 5w30. Have been pouring in M1 5w50...
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    valve cover pics - CRV 98 - normal wear???

    Thank you people for the inputs. Pretty clean no doubt. I guess the degree of wear/pattern would be what is expected for a 170k mile old engine. Assuming nothing changes, can these cams go another 170k mile?
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    valve cover pics - CRV 98 - normal wear???

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Drew99GT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If ..... What oil and oil change interval do you use? </div></div> 3k - 30k mile, Mobil 2000, 10w40 30k - 170k mile (now), Mobil 1, 5w50, 6 months/8k mile OCI OEM spec for...
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    valve cover pics - CRV 98 - normal wear???

    From a 170k mile old 98 CRV, B20B engine, I4, 2L are these normal wears on the cam lobe? when touch, I don't feel the marks, or patterns that I can see with my eyes. <a href="" target="_blank">General</a>...
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    New Mobil 1 10W60

    The new M1 10W60 with 0.13 Zi and Ph as in 1300ppm zddp?? I thought API SM means no more than 1000ppm zddp??
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    Castrol Edge 10w60'Di-ester base for protection'

    Diesters is a Grp V. Though it may have lower performance than complex and polyol easters. I am more interested to know if this Edge 10w60 has similar spec and formulation as the good old Castrol Formula RS 10w60? Perhaps favor among racers because of its HTHS of above 5 to provide best...
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    New Mobil 1 Website

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Johnny</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: IntegraVT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like the look, points for being chimp-free...
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    Same Valvoline bottles as U. S !!! Yipee

    There are choices out there. Edge Sport 5w30 is called fully syn. It is mainly Grp III and frequently sells for $30 for 5L. Edge 0w40 is mainly Grp IV and we have seen the price of $50 for 5L. Durablend and Super 2000, is semi syn and a mix of Grp III and I, but why worry, it got a rating of...
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    Same Valvoline bottles as U. S !!! Yipee

    VR1 in Australia used to come in 20W50. Before Valvoline changed their websbite from data and information based to description based, I believe Synpower 0W40 was mainly consisted of Grp IV base oil. That is different from the usual 5W40. Durablend has the widest selections of SAE ranges. It...
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    Castrol Edge 0w40

    My question of Castrol Edge 0W40 is why only TBN of 10.2? When M1 5W50, 15W50, 0W40 are all above 11? HTHS is not a problem, at least, it is the same as M1 0W40. I am guessing it will shear similarly as M1 0W40. You can search through the UOA here to get some ideas. However, with $50 price...
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    PP 5W40 SM, now PP 5W40 Euro SL ?

    I remember it was a sticky long post in the Skyline forum about engine oil. You will have better luck finding the details there. It was a few months ago.
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    Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 SL/CF still ok ?

    I think the white round logo "Active cleaning agent" on the SM rated Helix Ultra is not on the old SL rated Helix Ultra. so I am assuming that there was a change in formulation. On Shell website, they have not yet updated their MSDS or spec to include the SM rating.
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    PP 5W40 SM, now PP 5W40 Euro SL ?

    Polyacrylates are another antifoaming agent frequently used. There are also a few posts in other forums that Helix Ultra had left small amount of cluncks in oil filter. The guy had been switching between Mobil, Shell, Motul, Shell. Everytime after an OCI, Shell was the one that left deposits...
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    U.S Pennzoil same as OZ Pennzoil ?

    I think our PP is a bit different from those in the US. I can only find PP 5W40 on the shelf so it is of different viscosity than the famous PP 5W30. Just a logical guess, the PP over here could be the Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 just in a different bottle, given most Pennzoil oil are made by Shell...
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    Why all the 'fuss' over M1 15W-50???

    Does M1 15w50 stays in viscosity better than M1 5W50? Given that there were UOAs here showing even M1 0W40 shears to a 30.