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    What has happened to the SEARCH function, anyway?

    How can a SEARCH for Mobil 1 get no (ZERO, zilch, nada, etc.) hits....? P.S. Really looking for Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Extended Performance but I figured that was too much to hope for?
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    Older battery chargers

    Boy, I don't think I've ever posted on THIS forum.. Anyway, have a couple old Schumacher 6v/12v chargers: 2 & 6 amp, Manual or "automatic" settings, amp meter, full metal cases, etc. They have always worked fine for me over the decades, ever since I bought my 1st Battery Tender, Jr. I've...
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    Battery Charger QUESTION?

    The meter on my 10amp (Schumacher) charger is out: when charger's clips are connected to a 12 volt battery that's a little low, what should the voltage reading be between the two battery terminals? I don't think I can read actual amps output with the test device I have without opening up the...
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    To all the Auto & Motorcycle Mag's: A RANT

    So, please stop with all this "track day" crud! And WAY! over-optioned vehicles. Maybe 1% of your readers ever even see their feet on the surface of a racetrack, much less ever drive or ride on one. Comparing the racetrack attributes of five 160hp 435lb 1000cc Sportbikes is meaningless unless...
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    Friend's NEW 2013 RAM 1500 Hemi

    My last experience with a MoPar product was a 1971 Imperial LeBaron... What's your oil & filter (& OCI) recommendation for my buddy's new 4WD RAM Hemi? Cheers!
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    SEARCH: How to display THREADS vs. POSTS?

    I tried to find this out using both the SEARCH function and PREFERENCES: how do I set up a SEARCH (all my SEARCHES, actually) so that I get the THREADS listed vs. individual POSTS (which can take up a whole page all directed to the same topic)? Thanks for your help, Norm
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    Bought a brand new car (for a week, that is)

    My niece was looking at a 2005 Honda Element with 65K on it... For about $13K! I suggested that since this was probably the best opportunity in the history of the motor vehicle to buy a new car CHEAP! (well, since the Model T) we ought to consider an alternative or two. She liked all the...
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    "Found" a case of MaxLife 20W-50...

    Found a hidden case of ($0.99) MaxLife 20W-50 in my stash, have two "sixpacks" of ($0.99) Synpower in the same weight: What do the "longer OCI/synthetic" types out there think of using this as three 4 X MaxLife + 4 X Synpower mixes with an 8K OCI for the 420SEL's? A little le$$ expen$ive than...
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    Miles per gallon

    A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles per year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, about 22 gallons of alchohol per year... That means, on average, Americans get approximately 41 miles to the gallon. Kinda' makes you proud, doesn't it? Cheers!
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    Rented an '08 Gran Marquis (le Sade) for a week...

    It was as close to brand new as I've ever had on a rental car: 204 miles (probably was driven down to Dayton, OH from Canada, eh?). Traction control (defeatable), nice leather, CD (but no AUX. jack, which made me wonder how many older stereo units they have in stock) and the Michelin tires were...
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    Valkyrie & AMO 10W-40

    Just put good ol' Amsoil AMO 10W-40 into the Valkyrie Interstate: now it just shifts like a dream & the typical gear whine is all but gone. I can only imagine that the "newer better" versions are as great... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/twocents.gif" alt="" /> Cheers! <img...
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    O-rings

    Please enlighten me: Although I realize that in certain applications (like the space shuttle or nuclear powerplants) there are very specific performance requirements for the use & design of O-rings, in more mundane, normal automotive or motorcycle applications why do some O-rings seem so...
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    A general question about sampling methodology

    I tried the SEARCH to no avail: why is the oil sample usually taken while the oil is being drained, as opposed to just taking a piece of tubing and filling the sample bottle by putting your thumb over the end of the tube, dipping it into the container into which the oil was drained (not on the...
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    Amsoil for 15K (a little over a year)

    That's it! GI Joes has a Mother's Day Coupon 25% off any 2 REGULARLY PRICED items: 2 gallons of Amsoil AME 15W-40 for $24.95 each - 25% = $18.71 per gallon = $4.68 per quart. Twice the normal Mercedes 7,500 OCI means an estimated 10 quarts (8 normal fill & 2 additional to topoff & after 7,500...
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    A 10W-30 HDEO for a $ per quart!

    For those who can use it, it appears that the (Conoco) Phillips TropArtic SemiSynthetic Blend oils, currently available at many Dollar Tree stores, carries both the gas SM, SL, SJ ratings AND is rated CF, as well as meeting ILSAC GF-4. Not much good for you guys with newer diesels but certainly...
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    An Amsoil "offer I couldn't refuse"... & 2 ?'s

    Finally took the plunge: 4 gallons of Amsoil AME 15W-40 for $65 (!) to use in the 1991 420SEL. I have been using 8 quarts of either Pennzoil LL or Delo 400 for the last 3+ years with 5K filter+OCI's, and two Auto-RX treatments have already been completed. It uses a miniscule amount of oil...
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    1st long trip in SVX after Auto-Rx treatments

    Portland to Dayton, Ohio via Denver. 2,550 miles @ 68.9 mph average(37 hours total drive time) and gas mileage per tank (all on mid-grade) was as follows: 26.82 Portland to Caldwell 27.71 Caldwell to Evanston 28.90 Evanston to Cheyene 29.84 Cheyene to Colby 29.25 Colby to KC 30.88 KC to...
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    Ultimate Auto-RX test? May be...

    To make a long story short, the 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SE I bought last week had 272,xxx miles on it as opposed to the 072,xxx on the odometer. <img border="0" alt="[freaknout]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/gr_eek2.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Duh!]" title=""...
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    Nothing wrong with Valvoline

    Sorry to disappoint you, but no flaming from me! <img border="0" alt="[LOL!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/lol.gif" /> I am of the belief that motor oil, in general, is SO much better than in previous years that almost any oil, if changed regularly, will probably do its job very...
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    Is there a thread specifically oriented about...

    ...specious adverti$ing claims? Can't find it in a search. I'm interested in one if not. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> Call it "2gud2BTru"? <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" />
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