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    Liqui Moly TT 5w-30, 4,971 miles, '18 A4

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Gasbuggy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would split the difference and be happy. </div></div> +1. I'd go 7.5k~8k on the next. I ran this oil in our '09 TDI for 7500mi. 10k was a tad too much based on UOA. Different...
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    GM AWD front diff replacement help

    That is some serious water contamination. Isn't there a filter or check valve on the end of the line?
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    Best Brand of Gasoline

    I live near a ship port with a medium size fuel terminal. Most of the gas stations in the area are one of a few regional chains. Now, these chains all use the same carrier and get fuel from the same terminal but each store has a different brand. Only Walmart and Costco use different carriers...
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    Gut-wrenching' last Chevrolet Cruze comes off the line...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JeffKeryk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I read about 400 workers will be transferred to other GM plants. When GM and then Toyota left NUMMI in Fremont, CA, it was a big hit to the local community as Nummi was the...
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    Oil Suggestions for 2015 Passat TDI? 5w30 VW 507

    I used Liqui-Moly Top-tec 4200 5w30 on our 09 TDI before we sold it back. Available at NAPA and was VW 507 spec. I probably have some UOAs on it with no issues.
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    Mercedes OM617 3k Chevron Delo

    Delo 400 15w-40.
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    Mercedes OM617 3k Chevron Delo

    I'm the second owner of this car (1978 300CD). It has somewhere around 80k on the second engine block, replaced sometime in the late 90's by the original owner. When I purchased the vehicle, it had not been driven regularly for a few years and had algae growth in the fuel. Several treatments of...
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    Brown Recluses in an old Mercedes

    Thanks for the replies. I set the glue traps out tonight and I'm going to give the mint oil a try. Good point in the old plastic plus bug bomb hydrocarbons. Another reason to avoid them. Tenting will be plan B.
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    2017 Corvette GS Declared Totaled over 1" Crack

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mr Nice</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tig1</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    Brown Recluses in an old Mercedes

    I think this is on topic. Perhaps some midwesterners can give this NC guy some advice. I bought a 1978 MB 300CD a few months ago. Upon getting the car home (a mildly eventful 800 mile drive), discovered quite a bit of rust on the floors and rockers that needed work. After removing the carpet...
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    Benz I-5 diesel wake-up?

    I also just bought one of these. I've got a 78 Brown 300CD. Unbeknownst to me was the fact that the floorboards and front rockers were rusted. I pulled the carpet back and the accelerator pedal broke free from the floor. The passenger rocker was rusted back to the A pillar. I've been cutting...
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    New Peak Antifreeze Bottles

    I changed antifreeze on a family member's vehicle yesterday, and I picked up a couple bottles of Peak conventional antifreeze. When I got to the point of adding the correct amount to ensure 50/50 mix, I noticed that the sides of the bottles didn't have any marked graduations. There are ribs...
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    2009 JSW 2.0 CRD TDI Castrol SLX ProLL03,8K Fe Sn

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JAG</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: gonesurfing</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Things are not looking good with the JSW. Iron per mile has...
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    2009 JSW 2.0 CRD TDI Castrol SLX ProLL03,8K Fe Sn

    Things are not looking good with the JSW. Iron per mile has gone up significantly and now tin is appearing as more than a trace. Potassium has dropped and sodium is minimal, so I'm not thinking coolant. Silicon is low, so shouldn't be air filtration. My wife's commute has changed from 32...
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    What is oil spec for 2012 Passat TDI?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BMWTurboDzl</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: UG_Passat</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    2009 JSW 2.0 CRD TDI Castrol SLX Pro LL03, 10k

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 98Auburn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow. I know nothing about this small diesel, but the antifreeze is going into the oil. Sample 2 tested positive. May be an oil cooler problem. Iron wear is to high and TBN way to...
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    2009 JSW 2.0 CRD TDI Castrol SLX Pro LL03, 10k

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HondaMan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It be interesting for you to try any other VW 507 to compare. I am sold on the LM product. </div></div> I contemplated picking up M1 ESP this time around, but the UOA's on...
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    1999 Jeep Cherokee, Mobil 1 HM 10W-30 3k miles

    <img src="/forums/graemlins/32.gif" alt="OT" title="OT" height="46" width="41" /> Timing was bad for me with NJ having the best winds when I was at work. Long Island had way more offshore days than NJ and was less flat during the summer. I should move. We had a few decent swells, but not as...
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    1999 Jeep Cherokee, Mobil 1 HM 10W-30 3k miles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: crazyoildude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">how does your engine sound in your jeep i always hear those strait 6 engines ticking and making all sorts of noises but they seem to run to 300,000 </div></div> It has what...
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    2009 JSW 2.0 CRD TDI Castrol SLX Pro LL03, 10k

    Wear is a little high, but Al and Fe are high on many other UOA's i've seen with this engine. I may back down to 8k this time since the wife is in more stop/go traffic. Potassium is something also common to the new VW 2.0 CR engine. I personally cannot explain it's presence, but Blackstone...
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