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    Chevron Supreme 5W-30 OK at +10

    I started using Chevron Supreme 10w30 about 3 months ago in my high milage Volvo. I've never really had any cold start issues with my previous oil (Valvoline Maxlife 10w30), but the Chevron has been providing good sounding cold starts down to 3F.
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    Have you ever wondered whether your vehicle has an interference engine?

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />My Volvo 4 cylinder Turbo is a non interference <hr /></blockquote><img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="images/icons/cool.gif" /> Same here....My `93 240(B230F) also has Volvo's 100k timing belt, although I don't let it go that long before replacement...
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    Super Plug oil drain plugs

    I have an inexpensive magnetic drain plug in my Volvo 240($3.50+shipping from FCPGroton). The Volvo has an steel oil pan and the magnet on the cheapo plug is so strong that it makes installation challenging. I can't imagine that any $20 magnetic plug is going to be <i>that</i> much stronger.
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    Getting an oil pan baffled by Moroso, and what is a windage tray?

    00 scrub - I hope you don't mind if I add a parasite question to your original post.......Can anyone tell me the difference between a windage tray and a "crank scraper"? I've found a company that makes an inexpensive crank scraper for my Volvo, but was wondering what benefits it would provide.
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    max. safe OCI on Chevron supr.10/30?

    I'm doing 3k OCIs on Chevron Supreme 10w30, but most of my commute is stop-and-go. I would consider stretching it to 4k if I drove more highway miles.
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    Stop warping your brake rotors...

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />So ease up on the pedal after a long stop. Just keep enough pressure on the pedal to keep the vehicle from moving (it allows the rotor to expand and contract easier), or creep forward a few inches every few seconds after hard breaking to move the pads contact point. <hr...
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    Mobil Drive Clean Plus

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />We can also see that $2.49 for the new Mobile Drive Clean Plus is no bargin... <hr /></blockquote>I saw Mobil DC+ on the shelves at a local Kmart several months ago for about $2.29 per qt.. At the time I was using Maxlife, but I've always liked Mobil products and was very...
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    Does it really matter what oil you use

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />I am not one for extended drains. I like changing my oil, be it my truck, car, kids cars even my mothers car. I just like to change the oil. With the help of this board I am using Chevron dino oil and any filter other than Fram. <hr /></blockquote>Yea, I'm kinda in the...
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    Castrol Syntec 5w40 in Canada

    I've never seen 5w40 Syntec on the shelves here in the US. The only places I know of that stock it are VW/Audi dealers(VW Part#ZVW352540S).
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    Directional Snow Tires

    I'm not a tire engineer and will never claim to be, but this is how I understand it....Most modern snow tires(directional or otherwise)actually rely on snow retention in the tread to help maintain grip on snow covered roads. For some reason, snow-to-snow contact is better that snow-to-rubber...
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    What brand of oil filter do you use?

    Mann for the `93 Volvo 240 OEM for the `03 VW Golf 2.0
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    What oil for a 8v 2.0L engine

    I've been using Shell Rotella T 5W40 in our `03 Golf 2.0. I did start using M1 5W30 but switched to Rotella to save some $$. (4-5k OCIs) If I had to use a dino, Chevron Supreme 5W30 would be at the top of the list.
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    High Milage ATF change?

    Here's my high milage trans. service story: 1993 Volvo 240 Wagon Currently 171,000 miles Owned since 72,000 miles I think the car had only 1 trans service in its life(performed by previous owner). I purchased a trans. flushing kit(specific to Volvo) which came with instructions that warned of...
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    Anyone running EBC Greenstuff pads?

    I really don't want to be a contributor to the EBC bash session because I've never used them. But, I work with a guy who used them on his VW Beetle and, yes, he did experience the premature warped rotor problem. First he used them with his stock rotors and they were warped within 6 months. So he...
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    Mixing 10w-30 with 5w-30

    Hi sHERM. I'm not sure what year/model Volvo you have, but I can tell you my `93 245 does not like 5W30 one bit in the summertime. My local Mobil rep gave 5 complimentary quarts of Mobil Drive Clean 5W30(yea, dino...I know) a few summers ago. I normally use 10W30 year `round, but free oil is...
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    Volvo owners...what else compares to Mann?

    Thanks to everyone for your input. My main concern was what else would I buy if my local sources ran out. I did place an order though FCPGroton for a small quantity of them(awesome $price$ <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> ). Thanx again...
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    Best Dino Oil Chevron Supreme?

    I recently switched from Maxlife and to Chevron Supreme(10W30)in my high milage Volvo(171k miles). Only about 1000 miles on it so far, but everything seems OK. We've had some sub-freezing weather here and there doesn't seem to be any cold start issues(not that I ever had any with Maxlife...
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    I wonder what oil this will require!!

    Knowing VWoA, if they follow suit to the Audi RS6 & W12 powered Phaeton it will be Castrol 505.01 <img border="0" alt="[Thumbs Down!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif" />
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    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Yeah, but this thing will pull my fridge across the kitchen.<hr /></blockquote>Wow, that does seem like a strong magnet. But I seriously don't think I'd want a magnetic plug that strong. I already have a $6 cheapo-plug on my Volvo, which has a steel oil pan. The...
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    Ferrari Oil Filters......

    Ok FowVay, I realize pics are pending...but now <i>I'm</i> curious. You said the pleats are uniform and the media seems thin, but is there any density to the pleats? Do you think Ferrari was going for higher flow with the thinner media? I work with a former Ferrari/Alpha(factory trained)...