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    Nissan 3.8L VQ Engine and 9 Speed Auto Transmission

    Does anyone have any info on the new Nissan Frontier 3.8L, Direct Injection, V6 engine (3.8 VQ) and their 9 speed automatic transmission. Do they have cylinder sleeves or is it the plasma-transferred wire arc (PTWA) sprayed onto the cylinder bore? My daughter was wanting a new vehicle and...
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    Which brake pads for towing?

    I have a 2008, F150, Crew Cab, 5.4L, 4X4, 6.5 ft bed, 78,000 miles. Weighs in around 6000 pounds. When I bought it the brakes sucked, brake dust was bad and it ate rotors. I up-graded (or so I thought) to the Wagner ThermoQuite semi metallic pads and rotors. No difference except the drake...
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    Waterproof Grease --Aluminum or Calcium Complex

    I am in need of a waterproof grease. Its only purpose is to provide a barrier to the intrusion of water. The application is Honda ATV brake hubs. The hubs are designed to use grease in grooves around and within circular flexible seals that rotate with the brake hub and are in contact with a...
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    15 Year/500,000 Mile Warranty???

    Local dealer offers a 15 Year/500,000 Mile Warranty which guarantees your Engine, Transmission, Drive Axle System, Seals, Gaskets, and Internally Lubricated Parts for 15 Years / 500,000 Miles Details are--- 15 Years from vehicle manufacture date or 500,000 Miles on vehicle odometer, whichever...
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    Camry, Accord, Altima, or Taurus

    Looking for a mid-sized car for my daughter. Doesn't have to be new but under 20,000 miles would be great. I am considering the following (Camry, Accord, Altima, and possibly a Taurus). The Taurus probably has the lowest MPG and longevity but cost the same as the others. These are the...
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    Cold cranking amps?

    How can two identically sized batteries have different cold cranking amps? I need a new battery for my Honda atv. Yuasa offers two batteries. Both are identical I size. The standard battery offers 200 cca while the high performance battery offers 240 cca. What factor would account for the...
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    Ethylene Glycol Long Life Coolant for KUBOTA

    I need to change the coolant in my tractor. Per KUBOTA it must be changed every two years to protect the cooling system. I am at the two year mark and 300 hours on the tractor. Seems like a waste, but I am sure it is good insurance to change it due to it still being under warranty. I would...
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    Bendix Severe-Duty, Fleet/Pursuit Rotors????????

    My 2008 F150 crew cab 4x4 eats rotors. Of course it is a heavy truck with limited stopping power. I might also be hard in it. Warped the oem rotors at 5k miles when the dealership did not torque the wheels after changing the tires. Had them turned twice but they were trash at 35k...
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    Rotella HD Tractor Fluid--OK for Log Splitter?

    Is the Shell Rotella HD tractor fluid suitable for a MTD 27 ton log splitter requiring an 10 weight anti wear hydraulic oil. I called both shell and MTD but got someone that could only read a script from the back of the package or out of the manual. The HD tractor fluid is of 10W-30 weight...
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    15W-40 Delo, Delvac or Rotella For KUBOTA turbo

    Initial oil change (50 hrs) is coming up on my 2016 Kubota MX 5200. It is 52 hp, turbo with diesel particulate filter. The transmission is hydrostatic and the tractor is equipped with 4x4 and a front end loader. I tend to run at the 2000 rpm range for everyday tasks and 2500 rpm when working...
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    Mileage vs. Time

    I have what is possibly an odd question pertaining to oil. Our climate controlled garage contains a 2008, 4.6L Mustang and a 2008, 5.4L F150 (crew cab). I use Motorcraft 5w-20 synthetic blend and the corresponding Motorcraft filter at 5,000 mile oil change intervals. I presume this oil change...
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    5W-20 or 5W-30

    My wife just purchased a 2003 Mustang with a 3.8L, V6, with 24,000 miles on it. It calls for 5W-20, but the previous owner took it to Wal Mart and they Installed 10W-30. I plan on using the specified oil 5W-20, but an unfamiliar with it. I checked around and can find some 5W-20 (Castrol) and...
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    OCI Recommendations

    Just found this site and have to say A+… I have been lurking for a couple of days and had a question… I have three vehicles that are nearly identical, and I am considering an extended oil change interval. What is the community’s suggestion? DETAILS 1995 GMC Suburban 4x4, 5.7L engine (225...
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