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    2012 Chevy 2500HD Maintenance and...

    ...What in the world is Dexos??? I just took deleivery of my new truck, a 2012 Chevy 2500HD ECSB, 4x4 with 6.0L gas engine and 6spd auto. Love the truck! So my fellow BITOG brothers and sisters, I have a few questions: - what is Dexos? It is REQUIRED in the manual (the mainatenance topic is...
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    Airbound Cooling System in New Beetle

    For the life of me, I cannot get the air out of my fiancee's cooling system. Its a 2003 VW Beetle with a 2.0L engine. It all started when she told me that its over heating (light has come on while driving. I drained an flushed the system and could not get any heat. Worked at it all on Sunday...
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    Recommended plugs for a 5.3L GM V8??

    At 60K miles, I thought I'd change my plugs in my 04 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton. Its seen some heavy work plowing over the winter, and I'd like to get them out before they corrode in the heads. Does anyone have any recommendations on plugs for this animal? The local parts store recommended iridium...
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    Kendall 5w-30 Semi Synthetic?

    Bought a case to change out my M1 and just wanted to get some opinions on this oil. As far as I know, its the same as the Conco Phillips Motorcraft right? Is this a group II+ / III blend? Its going on an 04 GMC 4x4 that has recently seen some heavy plowing. The M1 has only 3K miles but a lot of...
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    Battery Recommendations ?

    Lately my truck (2004 GMC Sierra 1500) has been starting a little slower than normal. Not surprisingly since I've been plowing with it this week and its taken a beating. The plow draws quite a few amps, and it was getting to the point that the guage would dip to 9 volts when lifting or angling...
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    Oil for a 1981 Kawasaki 450?

    First - I know nothing about bikes. But a friend is giving me the above bike and I'd like to service it before riding. - Any recommendations for motor oil? - Besides the engine, what else should I be maintaining? A little OT but: I'll be getting my permit soon and registering the bike, but...
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    Question on syn ATF compatibility?

    I have recently bought a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L V8, auto, Autotrac T case and all the bells and whistles. Now has 29,000 miles. Since I'll be occassionally be towing and plowing snow, I would like switch to M1 ATF. I'd like some opinions on doing this via a series of drain and fills...
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    What an idiot!!

    Well, I did it again! I've been reading here about the coupon for Fuel Power and Lube Control, and thought to myself: " Well self, your not missing too much because Fuel Power hasn't been doing anything in your truck." Don't bother signing up for the cheaper current price, its not worth it."...
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    Coolant smells like strong ammonia?

    While changing the oil last night, I went around a checked all the fluids and greased up all the joints. I pulled the overflow tank cap and noticed that the color of the 1 yr old collant is a little murky and not quite as vibrant green as is was when I put it in. Not really a big deal, but I...
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    Help! Oil choice on a Mack 300 that eats cams

    Hopefully Molecule and the oil gurus can step in here and recommend something here. A little history: This Mack only has about 10K miles on the current cam. An expert mechanic mentioned that its exhibiting the properties of a bad cam already (popping sound in the air intake). This truck has be...
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    Hydraulic Fluid for John Deere 770

    I was hoping somebody here would have some more current data on hydraulic fluids for compact tractors. I've read the other posts here (Thanks Neil!) and I'm leaning towards JD Hy-gard because of availibility, but I would like some recommendations from the experts. Bought my tractor used, it...
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    AutoRX copy?

    Last night I was flicking the channels and happened upon the speed channel. A commercial came on for a product called XR-127. It claimed to clean your engine and rid it of harmfull sludge. What was interesting was that they specifically said it was not formed from aggressive petrochemicals...
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    2004 Cummins Diesel Questions

    My father just bought a new Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, loaded, off road package with the Cummins diesel and auto tranny. I'm insanely jealous. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> As a good son and seeing that I'll probably inherit this gem in 20 years, I would...
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    Advance Auto House Brand

    Just wondering who manufactures the house brand oils for Advanced Auto Parts. I picked up some bulk 10w-30 and Dextron III for my winter vehicle and the label was no help. On the front label of the 10w-30 it reads "Compare to Havoline" and on the back it reads" This product is not manufactured...
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    Bought an old S15 Jimmy...

    The truck is and 89 GMC S15 (the little one) Jimmy. 4.3 V6, unknown mileage but believed to be over 150,000 miles. Automatic transmission, 4x4 and loaded with options. I picked it up as a winter car from my father, but it has been sitting for a couple of years. As far as I know, it runs pretty...
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    Changed the frontend lube - Yuk!

    I changed the gear oil out of the frontend in my F150 last night and out poured this milky disgusting goo. Should have done this a long time ago! I replaced the factory fill with Amsoil series 2000 75w-90 synthetic. In doing so I came up with an elaborate funnel/hose system to fill the...
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    Correct Oil for a "college geared" car

    Just changing the oil on a regular basis will put your Jeep ahead of the rest in the dorm lot. Good luck in school!
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    Poor sender location?

    I just added a tranny temp guage to my truck. I wanted to locate the sender in the pan, however I can't seem to find the right fittings. So I built a brass T with barbed ends and cut into the cooler lines. The only place I felt comfortable cutting the lines was where the cooler lines go into the...
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    Amsoil 20w-50

    I just ordered some Amsoil 10w-30 and received some series 2000 20w-50 racing oil instead. I guess I shouldn't complain much, but I really don't have an application for such a heavy oil. Could I use this as a passenger car oil? It looks pretty thin at room temp, is it closer to a 10w-50? I...
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    Lifetime Engine Warranty

    I was coming home last night after a little road trip and heard a commercial for a Chevy dealer in Worchester, MA. They were advertising the new Chevy Aveo and at the end of the commercial, they mentioned that all new Chevys have their lifetime engine warranty. Thats pretty bold statement. Has...
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