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    2 years 4608 km, Motomaster F1 5W-30 1987 Jetta

    BLACKSTONE Oil Report Vehicle: 1987 Jetta 1.8 SOHC gas OIL: Motomaster F1 5W-30 SM (Canadian Tire) + about 7 other various oils blended together. OIL FILTER: Fram EG Oil sump: 4.0 liters MI/HR on Oil: 4,608 km (2,880 miles) ... ~ 2 years on oil (Aug8/2006 - July16/2008) MI/HR on Unit: 130,000...
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    2 years on conventional -- pics

    1987 Jetta … 4500km (2800miles) on oil. Last change, Aug 8,2006 (so almost 2 years). Driving conditions: All city driving, mostly short trips of < 5 miles. Car sits outside during winter -- gets idled for warm-up when cold (it can hit -30C in the dead of winter). Oil is mostly (Canadian Tire)...
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    Group III, PAO and GTL (Group III+) base oils

    Interesting comparison of the base oils and their performance on several tests … <a href="http://www.lubricantsuniversity.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=224&Itemid=128" target="_blank">Lubricants From Gas to Liquids (GTL) Base Oils</a> And a few other articles at … <a...
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    Can Straight-grade motor oils contain VII's?

    I've noticed that a fair amount of people are under the impression that straight grade motor oils (or single grade as they are referred to in many product sheets) contain no VII's (viscosity-index-improvers). In another thread, I pointed out that I saw no reason why a straight-grade motor oil...
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    A few funny videos for the holiday season …

    <a href="http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=f8b07b11cf52e7d4b58883e7566e9e67.747519&cache=1" target="_blank">link1</a> 2 women have a little tiff in a parking lot … <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvIbtHvebco" target="_blank">link2</a> German coast guard … <a...
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    Motor oil + Gear oil blend in manual transmission?

    I have 0.75l of synthetic blend GL-4/5 gear oil sitting on the shelf. I need ~ 1.25l for my MT. I am thinking of blending in 0.5l of 5w-30 motor oil rather than buying some more gear oil. My thinking is that I wouldn’t mind thinning it out a little for the cold winters here -- and seeing how the...
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    Anyone else do MOA’s?

    <b>M</b>anual <b>O</b>il <b>A</b>nalysis. I know just about everyone here must do it. Pull the dipstick out and check the color of that drop of oil still hanging on the end of the dipstick. <img border="0" alt="[LOL!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/lol.gif" /> -- or how dark it looks on the...
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