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    Alternating Motor Oils

    Mainia, this is a very interesting assessment, and addresses one of my main concerns. Is it generally viewed that the difference between two products from the same manufacturer (e.g. Mobil 1 Extended Performance and Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy) should have minimal differences in additive...
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    Alternating Motor Oils

    Propflux, I agree. That is, indeed, the question. And I agree that this entire conversation is based on the premise that the oil(s) selected meet(s) the specifications demanded by the engine manufacturer. For those individuals who regularly change oil manufacturers, how do you adjust your oil...
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    Alternating Motor Oils

    I'm curious to discover others' thoughts on the drawbacks of constantly changing the type of oil one uses in a particular vehicle. I understand that there are a great many people, who constantly refill their crankcases with whatever oil is cheapest at the time of oil change with no ill effects...
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    I never thought I'd see the day oil for a diesel would be 0W-16

    I too "feel" that I see mostly newer vehicles on the road; however, the data does not seem to support my observations. My source, however, is Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry#World_motor_vehicle_production"...
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    Ford EcoBoost Question/Poll

    BeerCan, my limited understanding of the situation is that Ford temporarily switched to metal pans on the F150's while they worked to resolve the issue. I believe the new F-150's are back to pastic. Pew, you have a 1 L EcoBoost here in the States? Or did I misinterpret your statement? Which...
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    Ford EcoBoost Question/Poll

    ARCOgraphite, that is a great idea, actually, thanks! We've never leased a vehicle; we generally keep our cars forever. I've always struggled to find a good reason to lease a car, but could not find one, other than to satisfy an urge to always have a new vehicle (or, every two years, at...
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    Ford EcoBoost Question/Poll

    My wife and I are looking at SUV's. One of the contenders is the new Explorer ST. It seems that many of Ford's EcoBoost series of engines utilize composite oil pans. I'm aware that composite oil pans have been around for two decades (even on commercial, 1-million mile vehicles) and I'm very...
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