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    Fram TG - unusual indent

    Not sure the picture will come out on computer screens, but I was going to run a Fram TG3600 and get a particle count on our RX330, but when I took it out of the box, I noticed an unusual indent along the top of the filter. Of course, I can't find the Wal-Mart receipt and I decided to put on a...
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    It's a Mercedes, old Caddy and part Batmobile in one?

    Saw this at the local king soupers this morning....everyone that walked past it just stared at it ...
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    Jiffy Lube - Mighty TecSelec T4612 - cut open with background

    Brother went to Jiffy Lube because he was in a hurry and getting ready to go on a trip. Right before the trip, he noticed drops on his driveway, but was in a hurry, thought it was A/C condensation and went on his way. His wife called about two hours into the trip and said it was oil on the...
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    Mobil-1 M1C-455A particle count - Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentastar

    Particle count for Mobil-1 M1C-455A oil filter 2012 JGC V6 - 5,150 miles on oil, 8 months on oil, PPHM with Schaeffers #132 Full report posted in UOA section
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    Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W30, 5150 miles, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 - UOA with particle count and eight months of oil use (Oct 2019 - Jun 2020). -Oil: Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W30 -Oil Filter: Mobil-1 M1C-455A -Air Filter: Purolator -Miles on oil: 5,150 -Miles on Jeep: 85,420 -Additive: Schaeffer's #132 -Previous reports...
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    MOPAR MO-744, 4597 miles, Jeep JGC Pentastar

    Not much to see here, but since I was changing the oil and filter on the Jeep with the Pentastar, I took a photo. Replaced with the Mobil 1 filter that Wal-Mart had on clearance for $2.99 <img...
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    90915-YZZD3 particle count - ISO code 24/23/15

    After seeing DuckRyders ISO code 24/23/15 for both the Fram Ultra and the HAMP filter, I sent in for a UOA from our RX330 -- I got back the same ISO code. Oil had 5,659 miles, RX330 has 245,000+, Oil was PPHM 5W30, Filter was (oversized) 90915-YZZD3. Intend to get a TG and try it at some...
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    2004 Lexus RX330, 5659mi, Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W30

    2004 Lexus RX330 AWD V6 with 245,459 miles. Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage, 4oz of Tufoil and 5,659 miles on this change. Oil filter is 90915-YZZD3 (larger filter, 90915-YZZD1 is spec'd) and particle count is provided with ISO code 24/23/15. --Interested in the discussion as to how this...
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    Toyota 90915-YZZD1 cut open

    Approximately 5,000 miles on the filter. First time using the filter cutter and bent the can a bit, which affected the media slightly (4th pic) Pretty good filter for $4.85 apiece. Sorry a couple are upside down ..:-( <img...
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    04 Lexus RX330 231,500 miles - valve cover pics

    Not sure where to post this topic, wasn't really a UOA -- mods feel free to move to another forum. Below are valve cover pics from our 2004 Lexus RX330 with 231,500 miles; the vehicle was purchased new in November 2003. Oil changes have usually been at around 5,000 miles with: --Started with...
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    Bosch Steeltech

    At $7.99, 99% @ 20um, why aren't the Steeltech oil filters talked about more? Not enough dirt handling capacity? Bosch Premium Oil Filters protect your engine by keeping harmful particles and dirt out, preventing premature wear and engine failure. Premium oil filters not only fit the same way...
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    Fram Ultra no longer 99% @ 20 microns?

    Not sure if this has already been discussed, but the Fram site no longer lists the Ultra as capable of 99% @ 20 microns. The Tough Guard (99% @ 20 microns) and Extra Guard (95% @ 20 microns) data are both still listed. Omission on the Fram marketing team or has there been a change?
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    Pennzoil 5W30, 4105 miles, 2004 Lexus RX330

    See below for a recent UOA from our 2004 Lexus RX330. SUV has 221,500 miles on it and this interval had 4,105 miles. I mix my own oil and this run was 3 qts of Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage, 2 qts of Pennzoil High Mileage (both 5W30) and 4 ounces of Tufoil. Filter is a Fram Ultra with a...
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    Pennzoil Blend, 5W30, 5k, Jeep Grand Cherokee V6

    Attached is the 5k oil sample from my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 AWD with 60k on it. I use 5 quarts of Pennzoil Platinum and 1 quart of Pennzoil Conventional -- both 5W30 -- and the OEM MO-744 filter. The oil was run between March and July. Also, for this interval I forgot to add the 4oz of...
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    For DIYers: Cannot remove lift and turn stopper

    I posted this to, but so far no response and BITOGers are always so helpful, so here it goes. The tub is draining a bit slow, so I decided to remove the stopper and thought it would be very easy. Turns out, not so easy. -No set screw. -I have tried to turn the stopper CCW when...
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    Wipe New Headlight Restore Kit

    All, Our RX330's headlights were getting a bit cloudy, so I decided to try the Wipe New product. On the driver's side, I missed a spot when I was wet sanding (wasn't very patient). I don't know how long it will last, but the wife plans to keep the car forever, so I guess it will be a good test...
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    Titan brand synthetic fluids?

    I use a place that specializes in Jeep and Subaru (both high volume selling vehicles in Colorado). I am specifically looking at transmission and front/rear differential fluids. I was talking with the service advisor and asked if they use OEM fluids and she said they use 'Titan Brand synthetic...
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    2004 Lexus RX330 - 200K

    Just hit 200K on our 2004 Lexus RX330; purchased new in November 2003. Used a mix of 4 quarts Pennzoil conventional (switched to high mileage around 90K) and 1 quart of Pennzoil synthetic with a change interval of every 5,000 miles. Despite additives not being very popular, have used 4 ounces...
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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Fluid replacement

    I am getting ready to have the transmission, transfer case and differential fluids replaced in my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 Limited 4x4 with Selec-Trac. I have two options I am considering: 1) The dealer quote is for MOPAR ATF+4 in the transmission/transfer case and 75W90 OEM MOPAR synthetic...
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    Pennzoil 5W30, 5600 miles 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Things are looking pretty good on my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 with a little over 28,500 miles. The oil mix was 5 quarts of Pennzoil 5W30 and one quart of Pennzoil Platinum 5W30. The oil filter was the OEM MOPAR cartridge and the air filter was Wix. Blackstone comments: "We've got no...