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    Light winter grade automobile oil or Finol? Ever heard of Finol?

    "Finol looks like a distributor. finoloils.com The above products sounds like a European version of Marvel Mystery oil." The Finol Utility Oil I'm talking about is a Standard Oil Company product possibly from the 1930's, and has nothing to do with that company I'm pretty sure.
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    Light winter grade automobile oil or Finol? Ever heard of Finol?

    I'm changing the gearbox oil in an old Rockwell/Delta scroll saw, the gearbox holds about 1-1/2 pints. I'll assume the "light winter grade automobile oil" would be a 10W, which seems to be rare these days. I wouldn't like to use non detergent, since I'd like to ensure there are some anti wear...
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    Yamaha dry sump PWC and oil level sensitivity.

    Dry sump systems are pretty common on motorcycles, particularly racing machines where they want engines set low in the chassis. I'll surmise several reasons why Yamaha made the first 4 stroke PWC engine dry sump. First since the parent engine in the design was the R1 motorcycle, which I'll...
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    Yamaha dry sump PWC and oil level sensitivity.

    Considering another aspect of the lubrication system of dry sump VX1100 Yamaha PWC motors, they may have some tolerance to underfilling. The 4.5 quart system is fairly large for an 1100 CC 110 HP engine, and the system can likely function on little oil, though it would break down quicker and...
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    Yamaha dry sump PWC and oil level sensitivity.

    Further study of oil tank plumbing verifies two vent hoses at the top of the oil reservoir, one goes to valve cover, the other to the air inlet through an oil separator. The oil separator looks to be a funnel shaped box that allows liquid oil to collect and oil vapor to pass through. The oil...
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    Yamaha dry sump PWC and oil level sensitivity.

    I studied the oil reservoir a bit and have a better understanding of the system. At the top of the tank is a baffle and a vent hose or hoses that goes either to the valve cover, or the air intake, or both. Possibly these hoses are intended to remove vapors and vent/control air pressure in the...
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    Yamaha dry sump PWC and oil level sensitivity.

    I have had very little experience with dry sump systems, British bike and Yamaha VX1100 are exceptions. I understand what happens when wet sumps are overfilled, the level gets up where the crank counterweights begin frothing the oil. It would seem that dry sump systems would not have much...
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    HTHS for "normal "duty

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CR94</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by userfriendly</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... A HTHS of 2.9 is on the thick side for a 5W20...
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    2003 Silverado - Convert single piston rear brakes to 2 piston?

    Here is a youtube video of the swap. Looks pretty straight forward. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3q2CxoNS5o" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.youtube.com/<wbr>watch?v=X3q2CxoNS5o</a>
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    2003 Silverado - Convert single piston rear brakes to 2 piston?

    I'm not sure about this, but I think with the advent and development of ABS, there may have been a shift to more rear wheel bias in proportioning. The ABS will take every wheel to maximum braking regardless of built in proportioning, and with more application of rear brakes during normal stops...
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    2003 Silverado - Convert single piston rear brakes to 2 piston?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by javacontour</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I can't imagine it's a worthwhile upgrade. How much of your brake force comes from the rear on a pickup truck. Most braking systems are limited by traction, not by the pads...
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    2003 Silverado - Convert single piston rear brakes to 2 piston?

    My 2003 regular cab long be 4X4 base model 4.8 Silverado has a sticky rear caliper piston at 45K miles. The system has thinner rotors and single piston calipers that comes on non limited slip axles. Thinking about replacing system with the two piston calipers and thicker rotors that come on...
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    Moved to brakes section

    Moved to brakes section. Couldn't delete
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    Grease for bicycles?

    I use Motorex 2000
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    Post-OC oil consumption, BMW N20

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by edyvw</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by vavavroom</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I specifically mentioned the car is driven in the Tahoe area...
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    Supertech Syn now in 12qt boxes...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">With that much oil in one spot, I'm surprised nobody's "invaded" the Walmart! <img src="/forums/graemlins/LOL.gif" alt="LOL" title="LOL" height="19" width="15" /></div></div>...
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    Post-OC oil consumption, BMW N20

    Not super familiar with the oil level monitor system, but I question the ability to use it to measure tenths of a quart accurately. When the full bar is lit, that just means the level is above the bar below it, not that the it is topped fully to maximum. To actually know where full maximum is...
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    The Worst Muscle Cars Made. The Pinto was a M.C.?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by OVERKILL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by aquariuscsm</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado was rated at 400hp. That seems...
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    The Worst Muscle Cars Made. The Pinto was a M.C.?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by demarpaint</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by HemiBenny</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    The Worst Muscle Cars Made. The Pinto was a M.C.?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by super20dan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">my best friends mom bought a new pinto wagon with the v6. it had cheap skinny bias ply non radial tires. would burn rubber like mad . the car was so overpowered we learned how to...
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