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  1. Patman

    2002 Corvette Z06 what oil to use?

    HTHS is definitely one of the reasons why I choose the ESP over the EP but I also like all of the other specs on this oil, and all the manufacturer's approvals that it has. Plus the fact that GM now has the 0w40 version of this oil as the factory fill on the Corvettes, and I see the 5w30 as...
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    What are you listening to right now?

    This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands (and not many people have probably heard of them)
  3. Patman

    What are you listening to right now?

    This young guy is an incredible guitarist!
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    What are you listening to right now?

    If you like Dream Theater, you would like Teramaze, they are a great prog metal band from Australia
  5. Patman

    2002 Corvette Z06 what oil to use?

    I would recommend the same oil I run in my 2018 Corvette, Mobil 1 5w30 ESP. The higher HTHS will be beneficial even if you're not tracking the car, just for those times when the oil temps are higher and you want to push it a little harder, it's going to give you that extra margin of safety.
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    Who is using M1 ESP oil? Like it?

    I'm using the older formula (called ESP Formula 5w30) in my Corvette and I like it. On my last UOA with it, the viscosity finished up right where it started. The same can't be said for the 0w40 version of this oil, I've seen a few UOAs with this oil on new Corvettes and it ends up thinning out...
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    Any Metal Music Fans Out There?

    It's so hard to differentiate between many styles of music, as some bands are a little of a few different styles. When it comes to metal, there are probably something like 20-25 different versions of that alone. I myself prefer progressive metal, symphonic metal, speed metal, power metal and a...
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    Any Metal Music Fans Out There?

    I was supposed to see Symphony X, Firewind and Primal Fear in Toronto in May but that concert has been postponed until May 2021 now. That is going to be a killer show, I hope it still happens!! All three acts are great, I just wish that Magnus Karlsson was going to be on the tour. He does the...
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    What are you listening to right now?

    I had not heard that rumor. I know a lot of long time fans really miss Roy as the singer, and his stuff is definitely good, but Tommy is pretty good too. Either way I'm happy. :)
  10. Patman

    What are you listening to right now?

    Currently listening to my Kamelot playlist on Spotify. Next up is Gus G (he's the guitarist for Firewind and he's got a bunch of great solo albums)
  11. Patman

    First Day of Fall/Sep 22

    I love early fall when it's more like summer but I really hate the late fall when it is really just an early arrival of winter (we got a massive snow storm on November 11th last year for instance) I wouldn't mind the fall so much if it weren't for the fact that 5 months of winter weather is soon...
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    1985 Toyota MR2 oil selection and UOA question

    I'm surprised nobody else mentioned this but if those tires really are 35 years old, I hope he plans on replacing them ASAP! They are ticking time bombs at this point. (new tires are also going to make that car handle so much better!) When I was a teenager one of my neighbors had an MR2 exactly...
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    Post your latest oil change

    I helped my son do his oil change on his 2002 WRX on the weekend, as usual he went with Rotella T6 5w40, and this time he went with a Mobil 1 filter (there was a Fram Ultra on there before) He had right around 7000 km on the oil and his engine only consumed about a half liter of oil during that...
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    New Mobil 2 thread

    There are a lot of Corvette guys that should have some good ole Mobil 2 available but sadly I think a lot of them just get rid of very good oil. There is a current topic on the Corvette Forum where the guy has 800 miles since his last oil change but since it's been one year, his oil life monitor...
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    5W-30 That Doesn't Shear

    Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5w30! It starts out at 12.2 cst at 100c, and after 7400 miles in my Corvette it finished up at 12.2 cst too. The new version (simply called ESP 5w30 without the word Formula in it) is slightly thinner, at 11.8 cst, and I am confident it'll be just as stable as the formula I'm...