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    Mold if Air Conditioning is off for 5 months?

    I'm leaving for Zurich Switzerland this Friday. I will not be back for 5 months. I live in Los Angeles. I would like to keep the Air Conditioning off, but I'm worried about mold. If I lived in Florida, I would have to bite the bullet and keep the air conditioning on. Otherwise, I may come...
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    Trickle charging for 4 to 6 months

    Hey guys, It's been years since I've been here. This is not an oil related topic, but I like the people on this site and people here are always very helpful. I now drive an E89 BMW Z4. I have to leave on a business trip for 4 to 6 months. I do have a nice trickle charger and a garage...
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    Dark Matter

    I'm sorry if this is a silly question, but do you think Dark Matter could be nothing more than a bunch of black holes? The definition I found for dark matter on Wikipedia is "dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that does not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be...
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    What's the latest on Mobil 1 using Group III?

    A few months ago, there was a WWW-wide rumor that Mobil 1 was switching to Group III base stock. I did a search on this site but for the life of me I cannot find the old threads on this topic. I asked my trusted sources and they all say that the stories of Mobil 1 switching to Group III were...
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    New York Times

    New York Times claims that it checks all of its sources and only prints them when they are "ready". Are these people serious? Does NY Times expect us to have such short attention spans such that we would have completely forgotten about Jayson Blair already? And rule of thumb that has...
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    Ice Age due to Global Warming?

    I hope you don't think this is a political issue. The claim that global warming may lead to an ice age does not make a lot of sense to me. The argument goes as follows: The increasing temperature causes the ice covering much of Greenland to melt. The fresh water coming off of Greenland...
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    What weighs more?

    What weighs more? A kilogram of oil or a kilogram of helium? Note that I said kilogram. This question is a variation of "What weighs more? A ton of feathers or a ton of rocks?" Well the answer depends on how you define a ton and how you measure a kilogram. Is it a metric ton? Did you...
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    Why is motorcycle oil so expensive?

    I just had oil change done on my Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle, and the synthetic oil the dealership used was $10 a quart <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> The bottle says that the oil is 100% synthetic and that it has some esters. The oil is made for...
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    Is NASA irrelevant?

    Do you think NASA is irrelevant now? Should NASA be completely privatized now that private citizens are going into space with private money? <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" /> Jae
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    Is Delo Group II or Group III?

    Does Delo use Group II base stock or Group III base stock? If it uses Group II base stock, how does it manage to meet ACEA A3/B3? Cheers, Jae
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    Is anybody else sick of NBC coverage of Olympics?

    Didn't your BS sensor (your nose) tell you that Michael Phelps would not get 8 gold medals? Didn't your nose also tell you that the greatest choker of all time, Blaine Wilson, would find some way to choke yet again? What about Dan Jansen and how NBC did countless reports on how his one sister...
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    Why are these people experts?

    The stock market went down again Friday because the economists' predictions were off by an order of magnitude. So, why are these idiots ordained as experts? Why can't I be paid to make equally stupid predictions about everything? <img border="0" alt="[I dont know]" title=""...
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    Energy self sufficiency sounds very good now that we know who we're buying oil from.

    Does it concern anyone else that we depend on a steady supply of oil from Arabs to keep our economy in good shape? Given that the people who sell us the oil think it's a good idea to be-head other human beings, I think more drilling in Alaska and more Nuclear power in remote places like Nevada...
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    Saab Synthetic Blend 5W-30 with 6,000 miles

    Hello, Synthetic Blend 5W-30 is regular service oil for Saab 9-5. Engine is 2.3 light pressure turbo. The Blackstone labs guys guessed correctly. Below is UOA with 6,000 miles on oil. What do you guys think? This oil has had problems sludging up after 10,000 miles, though. <img...
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    Iraqi prisoner "abuse" issue

    I know this issue has been discussed to death, but ... Prison guards abuse prisoners both here and everywhere else. These idiots were dumb enough to document their abuse. In this day and age, soldiers are not necessarily philosopher kings envisioned by Plato. I believe that this will cause a...
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    What's the best place to order oil analysis pump?

    Who has the best price for and where is the best place to order the oil analysis pump? I know that if I opt not to get the Amsoil logo, I can get the pump for a cheaper price, but I could not find the old thread. Cheers, Jae <img src=""...
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    Are any of you George Carlin fans?

    Most of what George Carlin says are true, but I'm afraid that the significance of 90% of what George Carlin says is lost on the audience. George is really a philosopher, but a philosopher would speak to 1/10 of 1% of the population. So, George has to keep his day job as a comedian to pay the...
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    Who's your favorite holster maker?

    My favorite holster maker is Kramer. I just love the quality, the material, customer service and turn-around time. My second favorite is a less well known holster maker named <a href="" target="_blank">Tucker</a> . Also, I do believe that horse-hide is a better...
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    5,000 mile 3MP results.

    <blockquote>code:<hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;"> Aluminum 3 Chromium 1 Iron 12 Copper 65 Lead 3 Manganese 1 Boron 40 Silicon 9 Sodium 2 Calcium 2214 Magnesium 717 Phosphorus 807 Zinc 1033...
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    Europeans just don't get it!

    Europeans have just one solution to everything. Europeans levy taxes for every conceivable problem. People need health-care so Europe levies taxes. People need roads so Europe levies taxes. People need standing armies so Europe levies taxes. People need running water and electricity so Europe...