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    Stupid New Car Names and Editions !

    See anything that recently made you "shake your head" and ask, "What were they thinking when they came up with this?!" I will start with: Just saw an Ad on T.V. last night for a Hyundai Palisade - Calligraphy Edition are you #$%^*! kidding me !
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    Here is my 2019 Jetta lease I turned in early on Dealer Website

    Here it is: Arco's famous VW Jetta he praised and complained about :) Funny, I was offered the option to buy for $13,400 at the residual. I just dropped it off and had my wife pick me up and take me home. At least for some reason they didnt charge me settlement to turn it...
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    Replacing 2011 Subaru Outback Sparkplugs

    Since its agreeable out, I decided to pull the #2 plug on the old EJ253 engine to see if I need to replace all 4. These are high dollar NGK Ruthenium fingernail GND plugs for the PZEV engine. They SHOULD be fine at 65K miles and 9 years. Well, I pulled an easy one (DS front) and it...
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    Leased VW - FALKEN Tires Worn down to 5/32" in 11K Miles

    It the car in my signature. I just got off the phone with VW customer care after a 50 min wait. They will provide no remedy; they said, "Did Service say that the tires had a defect?" I replied, " NO". The VW Rep stated that VW only cover defects, and they don't cover tires. I...
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    I hope I don't get the Flu !

    from: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden-averted/2017-2018.htm" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.cdc.gov/<wbr>flu/<wbr>about/<wbr>burden-averted/<wbr>2017-2018.htm</a> This web page provides estimates on the burden of influenza <span style="font-weight: bold">in the United...
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    I Found Some Money ...

    in my bank account this morning. <span style="color: #3333FF">Pending Activity Date Activity Description Deposits Withdrawals 04/15/2020 IRS TREAS 310 TAX REF 041520 *************08 $2,400.00 </span> Must be that check they have been talking about. I am non-employed/retired so my income...
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    Lubrizol GF-6 Video Interview w/ Martin Birze

    With GF-6 on the near horizon, I though this 8 minute video with <span style="font-weight: bold">Martin Birze</span>, Business Mgr., Consumer Engine Lubricants or the Americas, Lubrizol Additives. If this has been posted before I apologize. Enjoy, - Ken
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    Uh Oh. Subaru Front Halfshaft CV Going Bad

    Wife hears noise once and a while, dealer assessed at the recent 60K service that the front right outer CV was failing. 2017 Subaru Crosstrek w/ CVT Question. <span style="font-weight: bold">Are any of the aftermarket axle+CV assemblies reliable?</span> The Job looks easy enough...
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W20, 8199mi, 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, 60,864mi

    This is the second UOA on this car, the previous was with Valvoline Advanced 0W20 in similar driving conditions including lots of long highway miles over a 4-1/2 month interval. The Oil was changed at this time and Subaru Idemitsu 0W20 installed for the brutal Winter interval. No short...
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    You want a UOA on 5W20 Magnetec?

    Wife just told me her Subaru Crosstrek crossed the 60K mile mark, which means its time for an oil change. Boy, she drives around a lot! Was thinking I might do another UOA this time on the Magnetec that is in there. I ran a 5w20 not the specified 0W20 across the Late Summer and into Fall...
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    MOTUL Specific VW 508.00 Unboxing

    Just arrived last night. I will have the dealer install this oil when I get my inspection sticker in December. <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/11/full-27717-38355-wp_20191119_07_48_22_pro.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Do You Fly the BITOG Flag?

    <span style="color: #333399"><span style="font-size: 23pt">This guy does. </span></span> <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/11/full-27717-38093-oilguy__plate110719.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Funny for the Day ...

    <span style="font-size: 17pt">Why did the Pillsbury Dough Boy have such a good Love Life?</span> - - - - - - - - - - - <span style="font-size: 17pt">His girlfriend was into "Roll Playing"</span>
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    Xfinity removed TCM from HD preferred!

    Man, I watch this channel a lot. Very upsetting. Anybody else have this happen recently? Other than complaining to some kid in a call centre in "who knows where" what recourse is there? This is a major channel removed without notice other than a fine print foot note on the...
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    Dearborn River Rouge Assembly ca. 1962

    Found this video while poking around for something else. (linkded below) <span style="font-weight: bold"> Excellent </span>Movie short. I was amazed at some of the innovative tools and aids that are still in wide use today. I hope this is not recent a re-post. Worth a remider for...
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    Will Mixing 10 different Oils Damage an Engine?

    Another PF video, but this time he did UOA with sump of Amazon (WPp) Synthetic and then another UOA of a 10 varied grade and group bend from Redline 5W30 to Rotella T4 15W40 Diesel. The UOA mileage was around 4500. I wouldn't bother to mention it at all, except he did two B-S labs UOA...
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    Valvoline ADV 0W20 Synthetic, 9198mi,17 Subaru Crosstrek, 52665

    We went way past the usual OCI of 6-7K with this new formula Valvoline Advanced 0w20. I added approx. 8oz of Magnatec 5W20 at about 7K into the interval. No Noted usage as only 5qts were installed at the onset (underfill). Oil was changed at this sampling to Castrol Magnetec 5W20...
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    Went to VW Dealer get Rear Springs replaced ...

    .... Under a recall notice. And even though I called last Thursday to check if they had the parts... and they confirmed they had the parts set aside ... They <span style="font-weight: bold">didn't </span>have the parts. So, the 20 miles back home I went. Since I was dressed...
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    Got my first BS sample kit - now what?

    HI guys. Background story. My wife ran way over her OCI last time on the impreza crosstrek, and she has a (likely worthless) Lifetime Engine Service Contract that requires all maintenance be done - per the Subaru maintenance schedule in the OM by a qualified shop or...
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    Noisy Injector on Wife's Subaru

    Hey Guys. I was recently adding some oil to the Wife's Impreza and airing up the tires. I had the engine idling for a few minutes to run the electric tire pump with the hood open. When I finished with the tires, I went to shut the hood and noticed a pronounced clack -clack near one...
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