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    2012 Honda Accord V6 M1 0w20 5,000 miles

    Mr. Newton is adept in critical thinking and should be acknowledged, if not applauded, for his efforts to point out the lack of it in others. It's hard to argue with any of his points. We should remember that Bitog (and many other sites, for that matter) is intended primarily to be...
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    Oil for low mile Saturn 1.9 DOHC--thick or thin?

    OK--I know about the propensity for these engines to consume/burn oil. Just got a low mile (less than 70K), one owner '02 SC2 for one of my kids. Does not use much oil at this point, but I am wanting to know opinions of those who have experience maintaining one of these. Do these engines like...
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    Idemitsu 0W-20 GF-5 meets API SM / ILSAC GF-5

    Probably only CATERHAM knows for sure. But if it's SM, I would buy it and a bunch more. It's really good stuff. The SN is different and who knows if it is 'better' or not. There's always the argument that SN has made some additive numbers come down, but we really don't know for sure if the SM...
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    million mile accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: rslifkin</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Impressive. More than anything, I'm curious about his rust prevention tricks! </div></div> He indicated in the article that he had a couple of quater panel fixes due to rust...
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    million mile accord

    My current issue of Motor Trend has an article in it about a guy from Maine who put a million miles on an early 90s Accord. And the motor was original/never opened---! Wrap your head around that. The guy's (an ex honda mechanic) intent was to show that consistent good maintenance can make a...
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    Rubber plug conditioner suggestions

    I have a Mazda sourced M5ODR2 manual trans in an older Ford F-150 and it has a typical leak from the rubber plugs that go hard and shrink/crack over time. The plugs are on the top of the transmission. I have the replacement plugs, but I won't be able to get to the repair for a while, so I am...
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    Worst or most problematic car you've owned?

    1995 VW Jetta. Bought it new. Was in the shop at the dealers off and on for about 4 months total out of the first 24 months of ownership. Then the warranty was up. That was the warranty time in those days for VWs. I even had problems with the loaner '95 Jetta they gave me to drive. I haven't...
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    Redux: 0w-20 - Toyota vs Mobil1

    Anyway, it's certainly nice to have another cost effective ultra high VI 0W-20 alternative the great TGMO. 'Cost effective' is a moving target. I pay $8.75 a Qt. for the Mazda 0-20 at the dealership. I know that's low for the peoples' republic of Canada, but it's high for here. The Toyota 0-20...
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    Lucas may have 'fixed' stuck fuel sending unit

    Follow up to this thread. Continuing to use Lucas fuel treatment in every tank at about 5 oz per tank--which is about 14.5(+-)gallons. Fuel guage seems to be working and accurate. Now if I could just fix the oil leak--!
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    Lucas may have 'fixed' stuck fuel sending unit

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Vikas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">From reading internet forums, Techron has been known to fix the sending unit in Corvettes. There are many testimonial on it. </div></div> I have run Regane in it before a couple of...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Vikas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">? 4) One of the reason one would select Accord over Camry is easier buying process because all the cars come quipped from the factory based upon the trim level. You don't need a...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Spazdog</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I know it's a little thing, but I HATE the Accord's automatic gear selector. That is the cheesiest, plastic, most imprecise selector ever. I've played video games that had a...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bourne</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Should I address the elephant in the room and recommend the new Altima ??? It looks really good on paper, including handling and fe #s. What more , its still a port injected engine...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kkreit01</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think both are boring. Buy a 2014 Fusion. I say 2014, because it will take a year to iron all the kinks out...:) Seriously though, out of those 2, flip a coin. Drive both...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HerrStig</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm a Toyota guy but the Accord still uses wishbones in the front. Easy to change shocks yourself. ALso, th enew Accord is a bit smaller than the last one. I thought they were...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JHZR2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I personally think the Camry has gotten uglier and uglier since the model that was out in the mid-1990s. The accord has always been a good looking car and I think this one is no...
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    Your thoughts on new Camry or 2013 Accord

    I'm thinking of selling the '05 Sienna since I'm down to 2 kids and getting either the new 2013 Accord or a Camry. Let me know your experience with the new Camry style that came out last year. I know the Accord is new today, so I don't anticipate any info on that model from anyone. I'm going to...
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    Lucas may have 'fixed' stuck fuel sending unit

    Vehicle: 1998 Ford Contour, Mileage 92K. Only anecdotal, but here is the deal: my daughter said her gas guage is not working and had not been working for a couple weeks. She said the low fuel light is on but the guage is reading 3/4 full and that she had been putting gas in when the light...
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    Idemitsu response to my email Re: Mazda 0W20 SN

    Here is the email I send to Idemitsu USA and the response is below. Intrestingly, he did not address my main question about viscosity index of the new SN formula. Hi— Thank you in advance for your time in answering my questions. Specifically, I am inquiring about the new Idemitsu SN formula...
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    Mazda 0W-20 now SN------Eh Tu Mazda?

    This is the photo of the back of the bottle---
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