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    2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: artificialist</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Mitsubishi Galant DOES NOT USE conventional green coolant. It uses non-silicate coolant that is dyed green! Get Zerex Asian Vehicle, Beck/Arnley Asian, or get Mitsubishi...
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    VW TDI oil considerations

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: k1rod</div><div class="ubbcode-body">01 is an ALH engine which isn't particulary sensitive to oil. It's when you get into the PD engines starting in 04 that you start finding oil issues. I run Mobil 1 TDT 5W-40 in...
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    VW 507.00 Commonly Available?

    Just use a ch-4 oil. T6 or tdt would work great.
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    is a bypass right for me? v 06 TDI

    Thank you for the input. I'll do as you suggested and pull a UOA around 5k to see where we're at. I'll leave the oil in and wait for results. If they're good, repeat around 7500. Then again at 10k, if the results show it's possible. I like the idea of trying to find the best quality full...
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    is a bypass right for me? v 06 TDI

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: surfstar</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sump isn't that small. I had a 2.0L Mazda (gasser) with 3.7 qt sump that only took 3.5 qts during oil/filter change. 4.5qt for a 1.9L isn't all that bad. </div></div> That's a...
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    is a bypass right for me? v 06 TDI

    Really? That's cool. Do you think I can go 10k with the given usage? I'm used to gas engines where 5k~7.5k is more common. I thought that with the added contamination and no increase in capacity that the OCI wouldn't be that long! *note* this is a PD engine. A bit different from previous and...
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    is a bypass right for me? v 06 TDI

    Vehicle is a VW Jetta 1.9l TDI. Currently has 124k miles on it. Sump capacity is 4.5qts Oil used is Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40 Miles driven 17k per year. 30/70 city/highway Recommended OCI is 10k. We just got the vehicle. I'm confident in TDT as a robust oil. I'd like to run it for at least 10k...
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    5w-40 synthetic (what brand)?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CATERHAM</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Guys, this is poor advice. A 5W-40 won't provide "more protection" over a 5W-30 for the OP's Civic. You're just supporting a myth. </div></div> But, but, the engine runs...
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    I already noticed valvetrain noise isn't as loud in the morning on a cold start. This was due to a 15w old with ~5k miles on it though <img src="/forums/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="laugh" title="laugh" height="15" width="15" />
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    Well, decided to try 5w-20 and see what happens. "Winter" is finally here. I had to get the Rotella 15w-40 out of it. Went with Quaker State Green Bottle.
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bepperb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In Florida sooner or later you're going to be stuck in traffic on a hot piece of tarmac with the a/c running. Whatever advantage you would get from a thinner oil is totally...
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LeakySeals</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CATERHAM</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> If it is for fuel economy reasons then yes you likely can...
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    Whoops, you're right, it is the 2.4l Interesting about the added weight. Now I'm curious as to how that'd affect the loads in the engine and if it'd be enough to require a higher viscosity. <img src="/forums/graemlins/confused2.gif" alt="???" title="???" height="22" width="15" />
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    5w-20 or 5w-30?

    Wow, oil is getting expensive now! I have a 2001 Galant with a 2.0. The manual calls for 10w-30. This same engine is also used in the Lancer. In that car it calls for 5w-20. Would it be incorrect for me to believe that I could use 5w-20?
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    Had rod bearing fail, any chance visc. choice?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Brent_G</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I dont think going thicker is going to be the answer, my mx quad with a yama 450 cc engine is pushing over 15:1, and lives its life at 10k rpms in racing, and i just replaced the...
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    Is AMSOIL Signature Series a good clean out oil?

    The oils I listed have high detergent levels.
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    Would like opinions on oils for my 515whp Supra

    What would bring you to make that choice? You're talking a modified basestock(RT6) vs a synthetic basestock(TDT)
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    Is AMSOIL Signature Series a good clean out oil?

    Why not throw Rotella, Delo, or Delvac in it? Those are much more cost effective options and will clean the engine nicely.
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    What is your favorite general purpose lube?

    just Google dry film lubricant and take your pick. I personally like chain lube with PTFE in it. works great on my ATV and motorcycle le chain, door hinges, fishing reel bearings, etc...