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    Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway

    My apologies if this was already posted. Can delete if it was. <a href="https://amp.freep.com/amp/1671198001" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>amp.freep.com/<wbr>amp/<wbr>1671198001</a> This is a Godzilla huge article detailing just how great the scope of this issue is, that Ford knew from...
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    Anatomy of an OEM Oil Catch Can (CCV Filter)

    Came time to change my CCV. Because it was plugged. Because I was careless and forgot to do it sooner. Anyway...... This is the oil catch system that is built into the valve cover of my Cummins 6.7 diesel engine. Why does it have one? Older diesel engines simply have a pipe that blows out...
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    2007.5 Ram 2500 6.7 - 25K on Schaeffer 5W40, 5K on Redline 15W40

    2007.5 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7 V8 <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/05/full-49250-33054-screenshot_20190530_2138002.png" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image" style="height:auto!important;max-width:100%!important;"/> I did two close UOAs to...
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    VOA - SuperTech 25W40 SynBlend Marine Oil

    <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/05/full-49250-33035-screenshot_20190530_1210362.png" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image" style="height:auto!important;max-width:100%!important;"/> Half the price and half the additives? Or did they target this for...
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    Jaguar F-Type V8 Supercharged.....0W20. Seriously?

    Friend of mine has a Jag F-TYPE with the blower 5.0. I was kind of dumbfounded when I flicked through the owners manual to find 0W20 as the only recommended oil.....at all. Went online to Jaguar's customer center and pulled up the rec there......0W20. Now, he beats the ever loving daylights...
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    2002 Suburban Cabin Filter Horror

    Friend of mine wanted to know if his truck had a cabin filter. Answer was yes.
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    Cabin Filter Pics (15k miles)

    This one might need twice a year service. Incredibly loaded. 2010 PT Cruiser. Purolator out and a new Purolator in. No tears, no wavy media. <img src="/forums/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="wink" title="wink" height="15" width="15" />
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    1951 disappearance of C-124 in the Atlantic

    <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951_Atlantic_C-124_disappearance" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>en.m.wikipedia.org/<wbr>wiki/<wbr>1951_Atlantic_C-124_disappearance</a> I was doing some reading on MH370 when I came across a mention of this story as related material. It's very...
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    Aftermarket Wet Sump Oil Pump Preference?

    I've had good luck over the years with Schumann and Melling. Loving the billet Sharktooth pumps. What's your choice for pump on a wet sump high performance engine?
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    Chrysler/Ram Power Steering - Better Option Than ATF+4?

    Firstly, I don't have a "problem" I am trying to solve, per-se. ATF+4 (spec) seems to be working fine for my Rams. It is however not a secret that pumps tend not to have spectacularly long lives driving the steering systems on these trucks. Not like they blow up in 10 k miles, but do get weak in...
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    Supra is back

    <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/09/toyota-brings-back-the-supra-sports-car-after-more-than-20-years.html" title="httpswwwcnbccom20190109toyotabringsbackthesuprasportscaraftermorethan20yearshtml"...
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    Noticed an odd frequent purchase on Amazon

    12 quart case of Pennzoil 25w-50 Racing Oil, Microfiber Towels, and <span style="font-style: italic">Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Gluten-Free Granola Bars?</span> <img src="/forums/graemlins/LOL.gif" alt="LOL" title="LOL" height="19" width="15" /> I didn't realize this was a thing.
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    Dirty engine's second coolant filter (NAPA 4070)

    This engine has been flushed twice for 6 hours with citric acid, and continues to do this. This is for the crowd that think a rusty engine can just be treated by flushing with a garden hose and pretending the problem goes away. This particular engine feeds the coolant filter from the block...
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    Ferrari/Maserati Purflux LS928A Cut Open

    This is the factory installed filter that came with the car. Sediment and scarring due to being cut open with a wheel. Wasn't looking for anything but filter design info since this was an engine on break-in anyway. The usual Purflux zig-zag design, with a dome end bypass protected by a screen...
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    Notorious Parts

    For the parts that are well known troublemakers. My submission: Heater hose connections from the GMT800 SUV's by GM with rear heat and AC. Need to make 3 coolant connections in one spot? Use plastic, of course. Also make sure that one of the two connectors is a different color, and bafflingly...
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    Purflux LS 928 A. Information Anyone?

    I'm about to do the oil change on my Maserati, and this is the filter used for it. It costs almost $100, so I'm very curious to know just what the heck this thing is. Also would like to know if I can find some reasonable alternatives for the post-warranty period. Right now, I'll stick with their...
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    Free Speech Should Maybe Not Be Free (Silly Rant)

    No, I am not literally advocating an infringement of Free Speech. It's the very basis of our society. I simply <span style="font-style: italic">feel</span> like certain opinions need to come with a fee or a toll, based on frequency and pointlessness. My specific grind? Pressure to get married...
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    Alfred Pick / Vietnam Veteran Scam Story

    MODS AND ADMINS: I am aware that this is the subject of a previously locked thread. I am only posting this because pretty much everyone in that thread was taken in by this story, and there is a crowdfunding campaign to help this "poor veteran". Opinions are opinions. Perspectives are...
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    Another amazing K&N performance (bad, of course)

    This is from my Can Am Outlander 800 HO EFI ATV. The PO did a lot of good stuff to this machine to make it super tough, super reliable, and super fast. This wasn't one of the parts I appreciate. As you can see, the inside of the intake elbow is basically as dirty as the outside. Before the...
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    NAPA 4070 Coolant Filter Results

    This filter was installed on a particularly nasty engine. Even after doing a strong citric acid flush twice, this engine persisted in dropping heavy material into the coolant. Only thing I could figure is that this engine must have enough "dead spots" in the coolant jackets that water flow...
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