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    The old tire debate.....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CapriRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Some additional thoughts: If you don't have sidewall cracks, the tires still might <span style="font-weight: bold">NOT</span> be good! Ya' see, some tire manufacturers use...
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    Anyone ever order tires online at Wallyworld?

    I bought a set of Hankook Dynapro AT2s last fall through WalMart online. Had them delivered to my local store so I could pick them up and inspect them. All had matching date codes (though 9 months old - not a big deal), and I didn't have any issues with the transaction. Loaded them in the...
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    oil sample shelf life?

    Thanks, guys. I think I will just give it a few shakes and send it in.
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    oil sample shelf life?

    Guys... I pulled a sample from one of my cars 6-8 months ago. Life happened and I never got around to shipping it off to Blackstone. Is it still OK to send the bottle, or will that much time on the shelf skew results?
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    reference for tires wearing faster when new?

    CapriRacer….great info! Thanks for taking the time to share all of that!
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    Is the car hobby/enthusiast a dying breed?

    In a lot of ways, there has never been a better time to be involved in the "car hobby" if you can afford it. Reproduction parts are readily available and they show up at your door in a few days. No longer do you need to spend a full summer going to swap meets to find that one rare part that...
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    Complaining to HR

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by A_User55555</div><div class="ubbcode-body">HR is not your friend. They are there to protect the company. Their goal is to make sure the company doesn't get sued. </div></div> Bingo! This has been my experience with...
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    Duct tape as temporary rustproofing? Good, bad, waste of time?

    Personally I think it's a bad idea. If it starts to lift, it will just trap salt and moisture.
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    Lubrizol says SN PLUS and GF-6 not enough for LSPI protection in TGDI engines

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by pitzel</div><div class="ubbcode-body">DI does little to nothing to improve inherent combustion efficiency. It changes the thermodynamic efficiency of an engine not one iota.</div></div> I was thinking about that a bit...
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    Lubrizol says SN PLUS and GF-6 not enough for LSPI protection in TGDI engines

    What's interesting to me is that the (relatively) new GDI technology hasn't done a lot to improve mpg. A late-1990s, early-2000s 3800 GM v6 could easily pull down 29-30 mpg in a Grand Prix / Regal / Impala and run forever (intake manifold gasket / dexcool issues aside). A new 3.6L GDI impala...
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    Oil Catch Cans - another danger...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Patman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Catch cans are a waste of money, and here's yet another reason to avoid them. </div></div> Ever notice that most of the people extolling the virtues of catch cans on internet forums...
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    Oil Catch Cans - another danger...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by FlyPenFly</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> These things have almost no impact on intake valve deposits on DFI engines. No reason to run them.</div></div> What he said.
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    How many Supertech/AC Delco ecore users?

    Is the AC Delco PF63E PRV also 20 psi? Edit: never mind..... found it. PF63E = 150 kPa, or 21.75 psi (the same as the Baldwin).
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    CR Tests Wet Braking on Worn AS Tires

    I'm kinda surprised that the Toyo Celsius was ranked as one of the "worst", since this is marketed as a "bad weather" tire. I wouldn't consider Toyo a third rate bargain brand (but I might put Maxxis and Uniroyal in that category) so I wonder the Celsius performed so poorly in the CR test?
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    Who has 200k + on original GM rwd 4spd auto

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dadto2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had 204k on my '05 Colorado. Changed the fluid at about 60k, then at about 170k the gasket on the pan started to leak; replaced the gasket, fluid, and filter. I sold it to my BIL...
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    Small cracks Nexen N'Priz AH8 Shoulder?

    [html]<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CapriRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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    Cooper RTX?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by ToadU</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by novadude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If I walk around a random parking lot, I seem to see more cooper...
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    Cooper RTX?

    If I walk around a random parking lot, I seem to see more cooper, mastercraft, etc tires than any other brand. If they were really that bad, would they be selling so many? Could it be that more problems are observed with Cooper because people see more cooper tires than other brands? I've had...
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    Modern Engine's Grenading?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by skyactiv</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Brigadier</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My 2006 Colorado 3.5L I-5 grenaded at 114k miles, needed a...
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    Photos of Truck Tire Treads

    CapriRacer… Thanks! I figured the marketing folks had to provide the design criteria based on what segment of the market they are targeting (performance, cost, etc). I wasn't sure how much of the tread design was based on appearance and buyer perception vs strict performance characteristics...
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