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    ACDelco OE Service Filter Upgrades

    Guess they're not updating the PF-61 that I would need 😕
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    WIX XP

    I've used them twice on my DTS. They're great. But I wouldn't pay the full price for them ($11-13). I've bought them on Napa's flash sale for $5
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    BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

    I have these same tires on my DTS, but not the LT version. I've never had trouble accelerating or maintaining speed on snow. When it rains heavily in the summer, I also never felt a loss of traction. The ABS never engages braking on a wet road. The tires can get a bit noisy above 70 MPH...
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    Motorcraft 820s cut open

    https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/factory-ford-filter-cut-open.322945/
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    Motorcraft 820s cut open

    The FoMoCo FL820S filter is a Wix Filter.
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    Motorcraft 820s cut open

    The main problem is that the filter media tears. However, this wouldn't cause an engine to seize up. You'll only know about the tearing problem by visiting this forum. Of all the 820S filters being used, less than 1% get cut open and "analyzed". Ford is not going to spend money "beefing" up...
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    Do you need to change spark plugs after carbon tracking?

    A few weeks ago, I noticed my engine would "stumble" in drive when waiting at a stop light. It would do this a few times, but no check engine light came on. Eventually, I connected my scan tool and found out cylinder 5 had 20 misfires. I changed all sparkplugs 20K miles ago with OEM Double...
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    Have the "Dexcool" coolant flushed out of your GM vehicle...

    It looks like the previous owner mixed conventional coolant with Dex Cool and caused this. Or used radiator stop leak.
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    Tire recommendation for getting a truck sold

    General Altimax RT43?
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    Nor'easter Orlena is upon us and love my Michelin X-ice2

    I’d say a lot of New Yorkers wouldn’t even know what snow tires are. A lot don’t own cars. If you do have a car, you’re probably not driving it during the snow.
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    Did Oil change place use the wrong filter?

    When a shop changes my oil, I always give them the filter
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    NEW BFGoodrich Advantage Control

    Very interesting. I wonder if this will replace the Advantage TA Sport line. Looks like they combined the edges of the Advantage TA Sport with the center of a Michelin Premier A/S
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    RockAuto Clearances

    Pick out your car on RockAuto. Then click the orange RSS button next to your engine size. Youll be redirected to another page. On the top right of that new page theres a "Love A Bargan" title. Click the blue HTML button next to it, and that'll show you a list of all the clearance car parts.
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    General Altimax RT43 Sidewall Issues

    Hey! These are my tires! I now have 30K miles on the tires. I don't have a newer picture of them, but the areas which were "peeling" here, have rounded themselves off. So far the tires have been good with no abnormal wear. But I understand your frustration about having perfect tires. For...
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    Why does a UPF48r filter result in more engine oil pressure than a PF48e?

    I personally think your oil pressure problem is because of the “E” core filter design. The PF48E is an E Core filter and I think this design is more restrictive than other filters. The UPF48 is not an E core filter and I think has the same internals as a Mobil 1 filter. A while back, A dealer...
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    Detailer wants to dry clean seats - effectiveness?

    Sounds like a gimmick. I've never heard of "dry" cleaning seats before. I doubt it'll be better than buying a good cleaner and doing it yourself.
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    Max interval for ACDelco filter

    When my Cadillac DTS was new, the previous owner had the dealer change the oil every ~10K miles following the OLM. I got the car at 80K miles and the engine was quiet. I now have 118K miles on the car and its still pretty quiet. Personally, I wouldn't go over 7500 miles on an AC Delco filter...
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    dealer oil changes not worth it

    I took my car in to get the rear valve cover gasket replaced. For some reason, they decided to bend the **** out of my rear AC lines. When I took it back, the service advisor ended up taking a pry bar and bending it back. https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/dealer-bent-ac-lines.335552/
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    Do tire shops need to clean wheels before sticking balancing weights on them?

    When a shop changed my tires, the tech sprayed brake clean or something on a paper towel and wiped the inside of the rim. When I was having a rim replaced, I cleaned the inside of the rim myself.
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