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    KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

    I have really enjoyed my tiger, and would probably jump to an 1190 before I jump to a 1290. Adventure bikes have their own way of handling, and some are designed more ergonomically to cater to that type of riding than others. Between the KTM 1200, GSA 1200, and Tiger800, I'd actually say the...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2017 Kia Rio EX, 1.6L Gamma Out: 2.6L of Mobil1 EPHM 5w-20 & Delvac 1300 15w-40 blend Cumulative hours on sump: 103 OCI hours: 46 Miles on oil: 106,345 - 105,029 = 1,316 [email protected]: 106,345 Off: N/A; round 5 for Fram XG9688 Hours on filter: 80 + 80 +92.5 + 46 = 298.5 Miles on filter (total)...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2017 Ford Escape, 2.0L Ecoboost Odo at change: 115,644 Out: 6L of Delvac 1300 and M1 HM mix (and fuel--risen oil level on dipstick) OCI Hours: 82 Est cumulative hours on total sump @ change: 127 OCI Miles: 115,644 - 111,722 = 3,922 Off: N/A; round 3 for Fram XG3600 Hours on filter: 135 + 82 =...
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    Do you warm up your car before taking off?

    I let it idle usually for about a minute, regardless as I set up my stuff in the car. Maybe less. My general rule is to keep it under 3k until the car is warmed up. If I am starting below 20F, I'll keep it under 2k. I'm in south central Texas, so I'm not terribly concerned.
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    Post your latest oil change

    2017 Kia Rio EX, 1.6L Gamma Out: 2L of (2qt Mobil1 HM 5w-20 + 1qt Delvac 1300 15w-40) Hours on oil: 92.5 Miles on oil: 105,029 - 100,590 = 4,439 [email protected]: 105,029 Off: N/A; round 4 for Fram XG9688 Hours on filter: 80 + 80 +92.5 = 252.5 Miles on filter (total): 105,029 - 93,588 = 11,441 In: 2L...
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    any thoughts on two budget cuv's?

    Hyndai Kona 2.0L: atkinson engine, no turbo 6 speed AT, no DCT, no CVT
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    MTU Categories and FZG

    With both of these (SDE and XLE) at 760 ppm Phos, I am curious what they could leverage to bring it up there That's pretty interesting! I never knew that some diesel engines had those. I also didn't think that gear driven camshafts would necessitate that level of performance (>stage 11). Is...
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    Mobil Delvac™ 1300 Super 15W-40

    https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/mtu-categories-and-fzg.335548/#post-5615374
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    MTU Categories and FZG

    If I'm really gathering this as it seems, why does MTU require a gear wear test on a HDEO? It seems like a pretty aggressive or high-pressures test. What components do they expect would need that kind of performance?
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    MTU Categories and FZG

    Chevron lists the 400 SDE and 400 XLE as both meeting "MTU category" 2.1 and 3.1, respectively. 1. Going through the Afton Handbook, does this mean that it meets MTU MTL 5044, for multigrade "1 to 3" or "3.1"? 2. If so, there is a seemingly stringent FZG test it must meet. Does anyone...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2017 Ford Escape, 2.0L Ecoboost Odo at change: 111,722 Out: 4.25 qt of [4qt Delvac 1300 15w40 + 1qt M1 HM 5w-20 (+1 quart M1 HM 10w-30 due to filter change)] Hours on oil: 135 Miles on oil: 111,722 - 105,852 = 5,870 Off: N/A; round 2 for Fram XG3600 Hours on filter: 135 Miles on filter: 5,870...
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    0W-20 A3/B4 Availability

    If I remember right, ACEA A3 requires a HTHS viscosity of at least 3.5cst, and I don't know that any 0w-20 will be able to do that. 0w-20s can make ACEA A5, which has a lower HTHS viscosity limit of at least 2.9cst
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    Post your latest oil change

    2017 Kia Rio EX, 1.6L Gamma Out: 2.5qt of (2qt Mobil1 HM 5w-20 + 1qt Delvac 1300 15w-40) Hours on oil: 80 Miles on oil: 100,590 - 96,410 = 4,180 [email protected]: 100,590 Off: N/A; round 3 for Fram XG9688 Hours on filter: 80 + 80 = 160 Miles on filter (total): 100,590 - 93,588 = 7,002 In: 2.5qt of...
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    post your latest transmission lubricant change.

    2017 Kia Rio 1.6L Miles @ change: 100,590 Out: 4.75L mixed ATF Miles on oil: 100,590 - 74,320 = 26,270 In: 4 quarts Valvoline Maxlife Multi-Vehicle ATF + roughly 0.6qt of drained mix. The ATF that drained out was red, didn't smell burnt, and otherwise seemed brand new. I debated putting all...
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    Belt sander for sharpening?

    https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/04/08/does-sharpening-with-a-grinder-ruin-your-edge/
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    Do you prefer to carry an axe as a tool while travelling

    This. I would carry a saw, some gloves, and a chain or rope if I'm going anywhere where I am expecting myself to clear the path for my vehicle. I really love axes, but my experience has me now grabbing hand saws instead for their crosscut efficiency, quicker learning curve, and control.
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    Yamaha PWC Oil

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    Use of TBN and TAN outdated?

    I agree, I am curious of this too. I think that fuel dilution is now the most common problem interrupting oil life. It tends to drive varnish formation, and there doesn't seem to be a determinate proxy for OCI regarding that issue, other than "change it early." Much of the fuel dilution issues...
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    Mobil Delvac™ 1300 Super 15W-40

    It does have friction modifiers in it. https://pqia.org/mobil-delvac-1300-super-sae-15w-40-heavy-duty-diesel-engine-oil/ It's unlikely that your clutch will slip under full clamping force, but it will narrow up the effective friction zone for your clutch lever. It has just under 800ppm...
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    "Tuning" MaxlifeMV with some redline racing "F"

    What hard part fails? gears and teeth, or clutches? or something else? Why do you think that a different viscosity (mildly higher in this case) will bolster your geartrain protection? Type F shouldn't have any greater AW capabilities than LVs.
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