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    Infineum insight to Timing Chain Wear

    Interesting article. I am wondering simply, how many miles or a range of mileage on the engine when the chain is stretched out of spec? Is it 20k mi, 50k mi, 100k mi? I didn't see it listed as an item in the maintenance schedule for the car...….
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    2018 Camaro LT1

    IMO; new car, warranty could be important.... early change by a trusty dealer service dept (documented) for all of the drivetrain oils is probably good preventative maintenance if you plan to keep the car for a long time. dealer service dept may say 'don't worry'; but they are only concerned...
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    Mobil 1 5w30 ESP vs 0w40 ESP

    it seems strange to me that a 6.2L LT1 would have an oil recommended by the mfgr based on better gas mileage, a low HTHS 5w30. are the owners really buying that engine for gas mileage? I know i did not, it was not a consideration. the .gov requirements have paved this path i guess. and then...
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    Extended OCI : "Just Say No" - If You Drive GDI

    right now, working with 5k mi, 6 month OCI; OLM in the teens.... below 20%. so far 18.2k miles on the car. Also have an E2 catch can installed that grabs about an ounce every 1k mi. i noticed upon emptying the 10 qts of oil into the oil pan; the whole garage stinks. seemingly much more so than...
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    Mobil 1 0W40 dexos 2

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Patman</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> edyvw has mentioned that NAPA runs decent sales on M1 5W30...
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    Mobil 1 0W40 dexos 2

    i think that the funny party is that EU Chevy recommends Dexos 2 and USA Chevy has recommended Dexos 1 (Dexos1 Gen 2). Is this somehow related to fuel and sulphur content differences between USa and the EU or something else? Why not recommend the same oil spec worldwide?
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    For those that use oil...

    i guess it depends on total capacity...... 10qt capacity here; 1/2 qt to 1 qt low is time to add for me. if i had 5 qt capacity; then no more than 1/2 qt low would be time to add for me.
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    Dead Horse Warning: What's with the short OCI's?

    FWIW. OLM seems to run out at ~6300mi in the 2016 GDI LT1. Been changing 2 times a year...late spring and late fall. this equates to +-5k miles; OLM under 20%. Oil smells like fuel fumes at the change, stinks up the garage when draining it. actually the smell is similar to the 'blow by' i empty...
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    Thin oil for better winter performance

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: camrydriver111</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My car (2005 325i) takes a lot longer to heat up in the winter than some of my previous cars. The car feels rather sluggish in the winter. In the summer the engine runs...
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    Can't find TDS for Pennzoil Synthetics with NOACK/TEOST

    AmsOil ran some tests against other major brand oils in 2013 that has been circulated here in the past. 4 years old, so not very recent; I think this time frame is pre SOUPS GTL. Not sure how unbiased the report is; interesting reading though..... <a href=""...
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    Why have to wait to add oil until at tbottom line?

    well IMO, as noted in the previous post it mostly depends on overall size of the sump and the graduation of the mark (or marks) on the dipstick. For instance my car has a 10qt sump, half way down on the dipstick is less than 1/2 qt, i can wait until the level is at the bottom of the stick and...
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    M1 5w30 -> GC 0w30 -> what next for G35 drinker?

    If it were my car i would try 5w40 next...... probably a high mileage oil.
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    Mobil 1 5W/30 EP, 7386 Miles, 2005 Civic 1.7

    i wonder if the analyzer instrumentation calibration has drifted at one of these labs?
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    Looking for HTHS Test Results of Name Brand Oils

    thanks oil_film_movies. In your opinion, is the 2009 data applicable for 2017?
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    Looking for HTHS Test Results of Name Brand Oils

    Good question...... Just wondering how the different oils compare in this category; another data point to look at. wondering if most name brands are similar or dissimilar. Then a good education on what the number value really means would probably be the next question. for instance, is a .1...
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    Looking for HTHS Test Results of Name Brand Oils

    Thanks. Maybe someone put an excel sheet together already that they could share. Not sure I have the patience for drilling for and recording the findings......
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    Looking for HTHS Test Results of Name Brand Oils

    I am trying to find a report that contains the HTHS ratings/results of different name brand oils preferably from the same lab; although anything would be useful rather than nothing. Is there an industry wide standardized test for this?
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    Oil Consumption QSUD and Mobil 1

    Thank you for clarifying your interpretation of the ratblog numbers. I am wondering if you have any experience with "Oil Consumption" related to this thread that you can contribute?
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    Oil Consumption QSUD and Mobil 1

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kschachn</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: merconvvv</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Will have to go through lengthy blog to see plus minus 30...
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    Oil Consumption QSUD and Mobil 1

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: merconvvv</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes theeaglefies. It took a lot for me to get off m1 after 177k miles and put qsud in there! But i saw some impressive wear results for qsud on 540rat blog and low noack for...