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  1. sohccammer427

    Mobil 0W20 - Seven Different Flavors

    Just browsing the Mobil1 site and it appears they have a bunch of 0w20 varieties: Mobil 1™ Extended Performance 0W-20 Up to 20,000 miles of outstanding wear protection – guaranteed. Mobil 1™ ESP X2 0W-20 Helps prolong the life and maintain the efficiency of emission systems in new, emerging...
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    M1 ESP 0W-30 vs M1 ESP x2 0W-20

    For a while I had considered a 0w-30 instead of 0w-20 in my vehicles. I even found Mobil 1 ESP 0w-30 for less than $7/qt online. But when I compared the two, it appears Mobil 1 ESP X2 0w-20 may actually be a bit more robust. Not sure if this would apply to all VW oils specified as 504/507 and...
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    VW 1.4 Tsi Spark Plug Indexing

    Just watched a video over at Youtube detailing spark plug replacement on the 1.4l Tsi engine. Fairly new video dated May 2019. Anyway the installer states that at least the VW plugs threads are cut to provide the correct indexing when torqued to the factory spec of 22 newton meters. When ever...
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    Consensus on taking advantage of complementary OC's?

    Updated my stable with two new vehicles. A 2020 Jetta R-Line 1.4L turbo and a Mazda 3 with a 2.5 Skyactiv G. Both come with two complementary OC's. Like most here, I'm very particular about maintenance. I'm pretty sure OEM oil filters will be used. But I've read too many horror stories...
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    Is this a VW owners manual misprint concerning oil usage?

    From the 2019 Jetta owners manual I'm reading online: Volkswagen recommends that you to check the engine oil level at regular intervals, preferably every time you fill the fuel tank, and always before a long trip. Your vehicle may consume engine oil depending on several variables. A maximum of...
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    What happened to the 100,000 mile spark plugs?

    Both my 2020 VW Jetta 1.4 and my 2021 Mazda 3 Skyactive 2.5 (non turbo) both call for 40,000 spark plug changes. I'll assume the factory plugs are iridium. Even my old 1999 F-150 used double platinum plugs that I believe were 100,000 mile plugs. Not that I mind doing the maintenance, but...
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    VW 508.00 Does it really matter?

    I've two new cars to maintain. 2020 VW Tsi 1.4 which calls for 0w-20 VW 508.00 and a Mazda 3 2.5S which calls for just a ILSAC GF-5/SAE 0W-20. The latter available anywhere, the 508.00 not so much. Factoring out the warranty stuff, and the dye, is there really that much difference b/t VW...
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    M1 5w30 ESP & Valvoline 5w40 MST

    I have six quarts of Mobil 1 5w30 ESP that was to be used in my '15 VW Passat that I sold. That oil is Dexos-2 approved. I also have six quarts of Valvoline 5w40 MST, Dexos-2, that I use in my '17 Colorado 2.8L Duramax. I like using something heavier that 5w-30 in the Colorado so I was...
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    Is this VW 508.00 a Mobil product?

    Looking for a VW 508.00 spec oil for my new Jetta 1.4 and this VW branded oil is one of the best priced I can find on line. Go figure. This does not appear to be a European offering. First the bottle appears to be a Mobile container, like the Mobil Euro stuff, but this is a quart container...
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    D&D PowerDrive V-Belts

    I have a Grasshopper 430D diesel powered 72" mowing machine. It's a beast. I'm going to replace all three v-belts this winter as the originals are starting to show some signs of wear. I can get D&D Power belts w/ Kevlar for around 1/4th the price of oem Grasshopper brand. My question is has...
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    Mobil Full Synthetic to be Dexos 1 Approved

    *** UPDDATE *** I had emailed Mobil Oil as to why the Mobil Full Synthetic was <span style="font-weight: bold">not</span> Dexos 1 approved: May 7th 2020 Mobil response: <span style="font-style: italic"> I'm not clear, yet, on why this does not carry a Dexos1 approval, but it's on our agenda...
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    Double Beveled Mower Blades?

    The Oregon blades for my John Deere Hydro 175 (38" cut, 19.5" x 2) standard lift were part 91-392. The new part is 191-392 advertised a a double bevel version of the old part. The only thing I've came across on the internut is they reduce blade noise? Anyone have any info on what exactly...
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    10,000 Mile Fram PH2?

    I stopped by Wally World to pick up a Motorcraft FL-820S for my sons truck. They were sold out of the MC, so I looked at Fram. There were also no Fram PH2's on she shelf. They had some TG's and XG's so when I looked to the back so grab a TG there was a lone PH2 in the very back. The...
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    Meguiar's M305

    I replaced the hood on my truck and of course had to have the new one painted. Supposedly, new paint requires at least a minimum of 30 days to cure/gas off before waxing. I wanted some protection until I can wax and I came across this product. <span style="font-style: italic">Meguiar's®...
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    VW High Performance Gear Oil

    2015 VW Passat 6 Speed The VW service guy confirmed that G052527A2 is the correct fluid for my 6 speed manual. It's kinda pricey, around $45/qt, so I thought I'd search for some alternatives. But being a VW fluid, VW appears to not tell much about their gear oils (unless I just can't find...
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    Another Dexos2 5w-40 at NAPA

    I like to run 5w-40 Dexos2 oils in my 2.8l Duramax. Other than ordering them on-line, they are very difficult to fine locally. It appears that NAPA now has Havoline ProDS full synthetic 5w-40 in some stores. If not I assume they can order it. I'd give it a try. Waiting to see if they will...
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    Transmission pan magnet.

    2017 Chevy Colorado Duramax. I have in my possession a deep transmission pan I may install on this truck. On the stock steel pan, I believe there is one disc magnet in the bottom of that pan. On the new deep pan it has a magnetic drain plug. I am going to replace that magnetic drain plug...
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    OK to use up loose quarts of Schaeffer?

    I've a 2016 Colorado Duramax diesel with a 2.8l I4. Walmart has 5 quart jugs of Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w-30 C3/dexos2 for a very reasonable price of around $23.00. The quarts not so much $7.00 I have a two leftover quarts of Schaeffers 8008 ADVANCED EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE MID SAPS SAE 5W-30...
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    Asymmetric Tire Patterns

    I know this now, but it took me a while for it to sink in. <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[14568595cdac09cac8]" href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2017/07/full-14568-9550-img_1131.jpg" title=""><img...
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    Durmax 2.8 I4

    I now own a Chevy Colorado w/ an I4 Duramax. My wife's car is a 2015 Tdi Passat. I run Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 in that car which is both 507.00 and dexos 2 approved/certified. I had a hard time warming up to a 5w30 in an oil burner as my previous car was a Tdi BRM which by most all opinions...
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