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    I don't get the whole "must be low saps" thing..

    Ok, I do get it. It keeps the DPF and other diesel emissions BS safe BUT in a modern engine, like my '13 TDi with 40k miles, it doesn't burn ANY oil so why am I so worried about a particular oil with Low SAPS so it doesn't pollute my DPF/SCR?? I understand, once an engine gets some age on it and...
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    Pure Ester oil?

    Hi Guys, I build small engines for kart racing (mainly the Honda Clone GX160 and GX200) and we're all always looking for a good oil to protect these things with no oil filter, splash lube and air cooled so rather high temps. From reading on here for years, Molacule has always stated how awesome...
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    Troy bilt Zero turn hydrostat fluid?

    Hi guys, Just picked up a nice little used TroyBilt Mustang Z50 mower for cheap. Never owned a Zero turn yet but am a long time small engine guru, I know the wheel pump motors on these things are pricey and want to include servicing of them in my refurb of this little mower. What fluid have you...
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    Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 507 oil

    Hi gents, As some of you may be aware, I'm not a M1 fan.. lol but today after some scouring shelves in all my favorite spots I finally found some approved 507 oil for my new Passat TDi. It was on sale at NAPA for $5.69 a qt so I scarfed some up! Any recent VOA's on this stuff? I'm very leary...
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    Bought a VW DieselGate Passat!

    Hi ladies and gents! Just retired my Subaru Legacy GT with 178k on the clock and bought a little more roomy, family car now that I have a daughter that is 5'7" tall. Found a killer deal at the local VW dealer on a 2014 Passat "BuyBack" car with 40k miles and full service done, new tires, brakes...
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    LG Red in a VW DSG trans?

    Hi guys, I just recently purchased a new-to-me 2013 Passat TDi with the DSG (tiptronic) trans. I'm a huge LubeGuard advocate and use the stuff in all my Auto Trans vehicles with great success. However, the DSG trans is a different animal with no real torque converter and duel clutch setup. It...
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    New to me 2014 Passat TDi- T6?

    Hi gents, Just picked up a like new Passat TDi yesterday with 40k on it. Manual calls for strict use of Synthetic 507 spec oil only. I'm finding these difficult to find... any other newer TDi owners on here care to share what you're using and where you are getting it? Prefer off the shelf oils...
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    New C8-R Vettes at Rolex 24

    Just returned from Daytona, our usual annual father and son trip for the Rolex 24.. All the hype was around the new C8-R Vettes for sure! I was very unimpressed of the sound and performance from them honestly... nothing beats the sound of that American V8 roaring down the back stretch at over...
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    Max oil temps and myths?

    Sorry guys, didn't really know where to put this one, I was lying awake last night with a nasty cold and cough so no sleep.... This weekend I got my deep fryer out and made a big batch of hot wings and as usual, I get my oil (Canola) up to 350-375*F before dropping my wings in... this got me to...
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    FHS oils?

    Hi ladies and gents, I've long wondered how good this stuff is... I used to use it back 15+ years ago in the flathead Briggs and Stratton engines when I raced karts and now fast forward to current and I've found the same oils in the parts trailer at the local track where my son races karts...
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    Subaru specialty Filter requirements?

    Hi guys, I just recently learned that my 2008 Legacy GT required a fairly rare and special filter that I can't really get anywhere... From what I understand it calls for an unusually high bypass pressure in the OEM requirement. What exactly does this affect? I normally use the standard Purolator...
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    Best MiMo antenna for 4GLTE?

    Hi fellas, We live in a very rural area of Florida and do not have any options for internet other than Satellite (Junk) so I've recently got wind of a company called Blazing Hog wireless out of Texas who supplies you with a Netgear 4G LTE modem and AT&T SIM card for unlimited internet. Problem...
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    I did it! Put Straight HD30 in the PSD...

    Was due for an oil change and the wife is heading out on a 5+ hour haul loaded to the gills with horses so I went ahead and dumped some straight 30WT in the 05 PSD. I've read many times about how well this weight does in the 6.0 due to lack of VII's and how the HEUI system beats up oil so I...
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    Custom Blend OCI for my 05 PSD?

    Hi Guys, I'm coming up on time to change the oil in my 05 F350 with the hated 6.0h... I've recently had good luck up north with 10W30, the truck just seemed to run and start better, faster with it. Since moving to central Florida, I've put 15W40 in it because (its cheap) we tow heavy often and...
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    Water heater on a timer?

    Hi ladies and gents. I've recently been talking to my dad and a few others about the benefits of turning the Electric water heater off except certain times of the day when needed and began to really wonder if this can save much on the electric bill? Yes I know it constantly runs to maintain the...
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    Rotella T6 and Schaeffers Moly in Subaru!

    Hi fellas, I've long read that the Rotella T6 5W40 flavor does well in the older Subaru's so I finally figured I'd give it a try. My '08 Legacy GT has the 2.5L turbocharged engine with 163k miles. As most Subies it is a little noisy when warm and especially noticeable at drive-thru's etc...
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    Amazing difference in oils in 05 Ford PSD

    Hi Guys, I just wanted to share something I found really interesting regarding my 05 Ford PSD (6.oh). I bought the truck several years back from its original owner (older gentlemen who kept very detailed service records). He literally drove the truck off the lot and had it filled with Rotella...
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    Any of you attending the 24 hours of Daytona?

    Just curious if any of you oil gurus plan to attend the Rolex 24 this month? I'll be driving over with my son again and taking my 60 year old father to Daytona for his first time ever. If you're a gear head of any form I highly suggest at least seeing this spectacle once in your lifetime, it...
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    86 Mercury 50hp 2 stroke will not run!

    Hi guys, I apologize if this really isn't the place for this but I'm reaching out in desperation here... I'm a very savy, certified mechanic and usually find my way around just about anything that runs but I have a good friend of mine's Mercury boat engine at the shop and it is causing me to...
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    2005 Ford PSD with hard shifts when cold?

    Hi guys, looking for some input on a recent issue I've been noticing with my 2005 Ford F350 P/U with the 6.0 DSL and 5R110 trans. Recently, when cold I've noticed harsh, delayed shifts. There is no tuner or other mods done to this truck and it only has 129,000 miles on it. Last year I did a...
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