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    Let's play Jurassic Bitog

    OK so anyone who died before the birth of the automobile is fair game. Would they have been synthetic or dino users? I'll start. Obviously Benjamin Franklin was a synthetic guy. First of all he was a scientist. So if something wasn't broke...he broke it. And then attempted to fix it. Which...
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    Used Camry Hybrid - Metro city use = Double MPG

    If you live in a major metropolitan area my guess is you can never meet the EPA city rating on a standard vehicle. You absolutely cannot if you live in the New York Metropolitan area. Which is where I drive. Averaging 25-35 mph and coming to a full stop every 2-3 minutes crushes fuel economy...
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    '00 Toyota Solara Convertible - Yes or No?

    Looked at a 2000 Toyota Solara Convertible with 55,000 miles. It's a 6 cyl automatic with leather seats. One owner car with all maintenance records since new. The owner of a gas station claims he's selling it on behalf of his neighbor. There is one decent sized dent on the lower passenger side...
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    Mobil 1 0W-40 and Chrysler MS-10725

    I just noticed Mobil 1 0W-40 doesn't carry Chrysler MS-10725 approval in the United States: <a href="http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENPVLMOMobil_1_0W-40.aspx" target="_blank">Mobil 1 US</a>. Yet it does carry that approval in India: <a...
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    Personal Attacks and Hostile Forum Behavior

    BITOG is a community where like-minded people come to learn, relax and just enjoy themselves. I've always found it to be a respectful place and a cut above other internet forums. A lot of great people here. The other night I responded to an older thread by quoting Doug Hillary and simply...
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    Oil Film Strength - Is higher better?

    This was a film strength test run by 540 RAT over at Speedtalk.com. He used an oil load carrying capacity/film strength” tester to test 44 motor oils. The psi each oil supported was calculated, yielding the value of its load carrying capacity/film strength. All oils were tested at 230 degrees...
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    96-01 Lexus ES 300 Mobil 0w-40 sludge prevention?

    I'm shopping for a Lexus ES 300 1996-2001. The sludge prone 3.0 6cyl is my major concern. I absolutely love the car and hopefully can find a great one. Most sludge cases seem to involve conventional oil that can't contend with the high heat stresses the 3.0 places on it. Breaking it down...
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    What is the the toughest oil spec for Gas engines?

    Just want to know what you think is the Toughest Oil Spec to meet worldwide? Why? <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="color: #FF0000">(Gasoline engines only - No Diesels)</span></span>
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    Toyota claims 10K Synth vs 5K Conv

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: randomhero439</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><a href="http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/maintenance/synthetic-motor-oil"...
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    High mileage oil - Synth vs Conv for leaks?

    What do you think would be more effective at stopping or slowing a leak? I was thinking a Dino based High Mileage oil, like Castrol GTX High Mileage, might be more effective than a Full Synthetic, such as Mobil 1 High Mileage, in addressing a leak. The reason being that the superior flow of...
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    Modular + 40 wt = High Idle Starts - Load Sensor?

    I am presently running Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40 (CI-SL Delvac 1 formula) in my 96 Lincoln. This car has the Ford Modular 4.6 in it. This is the second time I have run a heavy/thick oil in it. Last time was German Castrol 0w-30 which isn't that much thinner since it almost makes the 40 weight cut...
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    Mobil 1 TDT 5W-40 (Cl-4) - Into the Lincoln 4.6

    Just put Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 in the Lincoln 4.6 today. This is the Cl-4/SL rated version. Several threads claim this version is repackaged Delvac, I don't know if that has been confirmed or not. I believe this is the same version that OVERK1LL had been running in his Modular...
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    OLM (GM) - Factory Calibration - Dino v Synthetic

    GM has at least 1 engine that comes factory Spec'd for Dino in one application and Synthetic in another. Does anyone know what the respective ranges of the two Oil Life Monitors(OLM) are? In other words, how much extra mileage is added to the synthetic calibration by the engineers at GM? Given...
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    Gumout Rogaine

    Since the MSDS no longer lists PEA as an ingredient in the formula I started to do some digging. The Australian MSDS now lists Minoxidil in the column that previously stated PEA. Does anyone know if this might be the case with the U.S. version as well? They say it's strong enough to grow hair...
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    Emailed Mobil 1 re: 5w-20 EP Pour Point disparity.

    I just emailed this to Exxon Mobil. Whenever they write back I'll post the response here. Please clarify the current Pour Point of Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5w-20. You have inconsistent data listed on your PDS vs MSDS. Please furnish the accurate Pour Point for the 2010 current product...
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    Toyota Safety - 10 Things you can do

    1. Have a clutch pedal installed. Even though it's an automatic. 2. Install OnStar and interface with brake system, ignition switch and Denso Heart Rate Monitor. See TSB XXX-911 for wiring diagram. 3. Remove floor mats and all carpeting on the driver side. (Optionally)remove the floorboard...
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    Pennzoil Ultra 4000 mile / 4 month warranty

    To maintain Ultra's engine warranty you must change the oil, at or before, 4000 miles or 4 months: <a href="http://www.pennzoil.com/#/warranty" target="_blank">http://www.pennzoil.com/#/warranty</a> Consider the 2005-2007 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models which have 20,000 mile / 2...
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    Mobil 1 0W-20 - Cleaning and Consumption

    I just checked the oil in my 96 Town Car today and it was down about 1 quart. I have 5 months and 3000 miles on it so far. This is my 3rd oil change since I bought the car with 59,500 miles on it. First change: (Motorcraft 5W-20) 3 months 3000 miles - Zero consumption. Oil was still pretty...
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    The Case Against Corporate Crime

    Fascinating article about the Ford Pinto criminal case: <a href="http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1987/05/maakestad.html" target="_blank">http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1987/05/maakestad.html</a> Here's the intro: <span style="font-weight: bold">Redefining...
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    0w-20 Best for Sludge / Cleaning?

    Are thin oils the best cleaners of all? Found this tread from 2003 which references a Mitsubishi TSB. Fill with Mobil 1 0w-20 and run at high idle for 30+ minutes to relieve stuck lifters in one of their engines. Surely there were oils with more detergency available. Not to mention the...
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