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    Any Bars Leak oil success stories out there?

    GM used and recommended the pellets as a service item for the cooling systems on 1998 to 2003 Ecotecs. Crushed wallnut shell are the pellets with bars adding oil and other stuff to coat the insides for help with reducing electrolysis and lubing the water pump impeller. Other companies used...
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    Shell Helix Ultra in Australia now GTL?

    alcyon - So they have stopped with the Slack Wax ? SR5- What model Holden you have ? For the UK the models changed to larger sumps and with the cooler weather not sure if that has an impact. My first use of the Ultra some years ago 5w40 was when they changed bottles and a mate and i bought a...
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    Shell Helix Ultra in Australia now GTL?

    It seems that some of the Helix Ultra is ditching the Group 3+ for GTL base stocks. Has anyone used these yet ? I always loved the Group 3+ slack wax, but the GTL is a nice addition to the range. They also seem to be adding the first engine warranty on an oil in Australia 250,000km on the 0w20...
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    My heart sank seeing my cars service history

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 19jacobob93</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kamele0N</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fuel... Usa has MON method...Eu RON method...thats why u...
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    Anyone used this stuff?

    Engine Armour in Australia still seems to use Group 1 oils which may not be the best for cleanliness. They confirmed this with me a few years ago via email, but new stuff may be better. Been running petrol for the lest year since it dropped mainly, but used LPG for most of my cars life helped...
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    Rear main seal stop leak.....

    Thanks for that. Have two bottles of Castrol High Mileage 15w50 and currently running Nulon 20w50 High Mileage which is obviously not slowing the leak. Also have a bottle of Penrite HPR30 20w60 i was thinking of putting in. Thinking of using the Liqui Moly stuff. I used the Maxlife a while ago...
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    Rear main seal stop leak.....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Boss302fan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">MOS has always stopped any leaks that our car had. I usually use it in two OCI's and then go with a HM oil. PYB HM seems to be my favorite HM oil... </div></div> So 2 rounds...
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    Rear main seal stop leak.....

    I noticed that Liqui Moly Motor Oil Saver (Engine Oil Resealer in Aus) is Ethelyne Glycol and Tridecanol Based ? The MSDS for Rislone Rear main shows different Esters and and slightly different b/n US version and one for Australia/New Zealand with Esterex, Elco 498 and Hitec 5754A. One for down...
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    PQI America ? Interesting Information and testing

    <a href="" target="_blank"></a> I am sure some have seen the above link ? Seems quite comprehensive etc. Is this a repuatable organisation ? They must be considering they name...
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    Nulon AAT Additive - Now advertising Moly in Oils

    <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Having only ever called it AAT, they have now come out with what it is.......Molybdenum Dithiocarbamate (Moly DTc) and Molybdenum Amine (Moly Amn). How different are they, and compared to the Moly used...
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    The return of Havoline

    HAVOLINE been in Australia over 10 years now, with Delo 400 being Havoline as well. They even have a V8 Racing Team.
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    Holden V6 3.8litre 2001 8928km Delo 400 High Si !

    Similar. Could those wear figures also show coolant ingress ?
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    Holden V6 3.8litre 2001 8928km Delo 400 High Si !

    I didnt notice any water in the oil. Also on the dipstick etc. Even now on the new oil there is no sign of water. I had to do a couple top ups maybe 100ml max. Should i test at 3000km ?
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    Holden V6 3.8litre 2001 8928km Delo 400 High Si !

    Thanks guys. The heads are reconditioned, so not sure if any casting sand present. Car is at 280,000k's etc. New recoed heads etc on for around 9000k's. I know the heads are fitted dry on the GM engines. Intake manifold gasket dry, except for front and rear rubber ends, blobs of silicon places...
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    Holden V6 3.8litre 2001 8928km Delo 400 High Si !

    Had my gaskets changed over recently due to cracked valve springs, valve sealing chamber causing gasket to blow out. These works were done nearly 9000km before test. 1 litre of top up oil was used. Recent test are the first results and the second set are the last test i did. The silicon is very...
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    Post your latest oil change

    GM Holden VX Calais v6 3.8 2001. Shell Helix Plus X7 HMV 15w50. Fleetguard Oil Filter. Previous oil Delo 400 Multigrade 15w40.
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    How important is TBN in Choosing an oil ?

    Thanks guys, some good advice for me to ponder. Tricky when you see oils with same ratings, claim high additives etc, but TBN's are clearly different.
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    How important is TBN in Choosing an oil ?

    How much emphasis should be placed on a higher TBN oil for a 10,000 mile drain interval ? I traditionally go for tbn's of around 9 and above etc when choosing an oil. Some oils that have the same oil ratings may only have a tbn of 7 etc. Does this mean less additives or different additives ? For...
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    High Mileage Diesel Oil?

    Wow, thats a great hths for a 0w30 oil. Must be something in the base oil ? Arent all Diesel oils high mileage anyway ? To do high mileage as well as run in hihg mileage vehicles that do long distances by nature etc. If your going according to how tradition HM oils are marketed, in my opinion...
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    indifferent oil changes,clean engine

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pop_Rivit</div><div class="ubbcode-body">'ll burst the bubble of those who think that only a synthetic oil will keep an engine clean.</div></div> Believe it or not we have mostly Group 1 oils still in...