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  1. 19jacobob93

    Cooler engine temps with higher viscosity?!

    Hello all, I've been experimenting a little bit with my W140. When I purchased it, it had Toyota 10W30 in the sump as the PO got it serviced at the local Toyota dealership. It was overfilled about a litre which is a big no-no on these M104s and it even says so on the fill cap. I sucked a bit...
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    New to me W140 and some questions

    Hi all, Just picked up a pristine 1993 S320 and I can't wait to get to work on it, not that there's really anything to do... It was originally up for $12k, dropped to $10k, then I managed to get it down to $9.6k. There was hard bargaining and I was aiming for $9k but I wasn't missing out on...
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    Hyundai OEM Filters - Specific reason for low efficiency?

    I have decided to do my next oil change on the GDi Accent to save $200... I will be sticking with 10w30 Castrol Edge, and decided to grab a Ryco Syntec filter since I'll be saving a fair bit of cash. So doing my research, the OEM Hyundai (Mann Korea) Filters are only 99.2% efficient @50...
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    Hyundai 1.6 GDI, experiences?

    Hi all, I'm back from a bit of an absence due to horrible luck with my cars! My Falcon got kindly T-boned and the head gasket blew in my BMW both within a month leaving me car-less... Anyway I decided on getting a new 2019 build Hyundai Accent Hatchback with the 1.6 GDI 'Gamma' engine + 6sp...
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    Picked up a '98 BMW 316i (E36) Talk to me about the M43 engines!

    I got given a nice clean 1998 316i Compact (automatic) by a friend that moved interstate. It only has 139,000km but there are a few small bits that need doing. It has the M43B16 engine which is pretty much identical to the M43B18 in our E36 318i. It needs new engine mounts, roof lining and a few...
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    Help! Strange charging system symptoms. Bad alt.?

    Symptom: washed engine - now alternator intermittently over charging, lights go bright and engine labours every 20secs or so when battery light comes on. Engine power loss under load. I gave my engine bay a quick rinse down a couple of weeks ago, I've done this dozens of times before without...
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    Video tour of my Australian Ford Falcon (MY 2000)

    I know a lot of people Trans-Pacific are interested in our Falcons that never seemed to shake their big Inline 6 RWD layout! I dropped by home today after being in hospital for 4 days (I had a baby daughter!) and thought I'd give her a run, then decided to do a tour while I'm at it. I then...
  8. 19jacobob93

    GTX UltraClean?

    I found some 5.5L (my exact sump capacity!) bottles of Castrol GTX UltraClean 15w40 on sale for $16 last week so I grabbed a couple. I noticed it seems to have replaced the regular GTX 'Modern Engine' 15w40 line, and there was also some 10w30 UltraClean that seems to have replaced the 10w30...
  9. 19jacobob93

    Can using thick oil CAUSE oil consumption?

    Despite people saying to go thicker to reduce consumption... What I've seen with people running very thick oil (20w50 and thicker) in more modern engines (1995-pres) is they seem to burn oil badly amongst having other internal problems, compared to those running thinner oils (xW20-30/40max)...
  10. 19jacobob93

    20w50 - what is the coldest temp you'd run it?

    Hi guys, What is the coldest temperature you would or have run a 20w50 oil? I ask because that's what I recently added at my last OC since it is still warm here on the Gold Coast. Australia is now heading into winter and although I'd have no problem running it year round here as the coldest...
  11. 19jacobob93

    Maxlife + MoS2 and TCW3 = smooooth running!

    I have been running a full synthetic Penrite 10w40 for a couple of OCIs now but it seemed to cause a few seeps/very slow leaks. Anyway I had a bottle of Maxlife 20w50 from a sale last year so since the weather is still hot here I chucked that in, and also jumped back on the Moly (added a full...
  12. 19jacobob93

    Electronic rust prevention devices - do they work?

    Hey all I'm seriously considering buying an electronic rust preventer but I've read a lot of mixed reviews on them. One person did say he installed one on his old Mazda. This car had an old bump on it for some time and it was starting to rust. He said after installing the device, the rust...
  13. 19jacobob93

    Sad end of an era - Ford Falcon Sprint final edit.

    <a href="http://www.carsguide.com.au/car-reviews/2016-ford-falcon-xr6-and-xr8-sprint-review-first-drive-40068?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=40068&utm_campaign=editorial"...
  14. 19jacobob93

    been away for a while, switched to synthetic since

    Hello all! I've been away for a few months because I moved house, my PC is packed away and I have a new phone... Anyway, I've made the switch to fully synthetic since then! I ran Penrite HPR10 10W50 from 220-230k, then the last change I used the same oil but in a thinner 10w40, the car is...
  15. 19jacobob93

    Strange cold start knock situation

    So I've been running 10w30 in my car and on colder mornings I had a slight knocking noise that was in time with, but separate from a slight lifter tick, and would go away after about 30 seconds to a minute. It was intermittent and didn't do it evey morning. I had a few people recommend running...
  16. 19jacobob93

    Finally put the 20w50 in the Ford

    Car is in the signature - AU Falcon with the 4.0 inline 6. Manual recommends 10w30 for optimal fuel economy but 40 and 50 weights are perfectly fine! I have been using my stash of Durablend 10w30 I got in the sale (and I still have 10 liters of the stuff left!) but today I decided to throw in...
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    UOA - 2000 Ford Falcon 4.0 Valvoline 10w30 7000km

    <a href="http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/jcb07/media/7B7C5F1A-24BF-496E-A6D6-CFD7DA05F3EC_zpszi15jijb.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r613/jcb07/7B7C5F1A-24BF-496E-A6D6-CFD7DA05F3EC_zpszi15jijb.png" class="post-image" alt="" /></a> Valvoline Engine...
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    Cold start knock video

    <a href="http://youtu.be/u0nWJQ33l0A" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/u0nWJQ33l0A</a> - noise can be heard 0:20 onwards Finally got the video uploaded. Only knocks on some mornings, mostly the cooler ones. Sounds like it is coming from the bottom end but I'm not certain, it is loudest under...
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    Cold start knock

    As the mornings are getting colder I'm starting to notice what sounds like a bottom end knock in my engine. It only happens some cool mornings, not all, but when I first start the engine I start to hear a knocking sound as the revs settle out below 1000. Its more of a deeper noise than the...
  20. 19jacobob93

    Big W Australia Valvoline Clearance sale

    Just been to the local Big W and saw nearly all 5L bottles are on clearance. Next Gen 15w40 - $20 Next Gen Diesel - $20 Durablend 10w30 - $25 MaxLife 20w50 - $30 Engine Armour 15w40 - $20 I grabbed 3 bottles of Durablend and a bottle of Nextgen for my sisters little old Mitsy Mirage. If...
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