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    Smoky Mountain picture

    I'm hoping this picture from my trip to the Smoky Mountains shows up. I took it while on the Blue Ridge Parkway just leaving the Park. <img src="" alt=" - " /> Les
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    New Castrol diesel oil in the UK

    "SOARING UK sales of performance diesel cars has prompted Castrol to launch a new premium diesel offering for motorists, GTD Magnatec 5W-40. Part of Castrol’s Magnatec range of oils, it features synthetically engineered 5w40 engine oil for enhanced protection, with unique “molecular attraction”...
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    1943 Guide To Hiring Women

    The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. This was serious and written for male supervisors of women in the workforce during World War II - a mere 57 years ago! Obviously, the intent was not to be "funny," but by today's standards, this is hilarious...
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    If you have ever had kidney stones

    Kidney Stoned Copyright 1999 W. Bruce Cameron <a href="" target="_blank"></a> ==> Please do NOT remove the copyright from this essay! <== A few months ago I passed a kidney stone-though "kidney boulder with steel spikes sticking out of...
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    Proof that Valvoline is good oil...

    Valvoline Motor Oil Using Valvoline Motor Oil and lubricants exclusively, Studebaker's 1964 production cars share in 337 new speed records at Bonneville, Utah's famed Salt Flats. All records are official as sanctioned, earned, and certified by the United States Auto Club. After the speed runs...
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    I'm extremely impressed

    I can barely believe my eyes. I ordered some software over the internet yesterday around 11:00 a.m. from a company I have never ordered anything from. Provantage . com. I had it shipped with the basic shipping, nothing faster. FedEx just delivered it!! Less than 25 and a half hours after I...
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    An amazingly fast gun

    <a href="" target="_blank">36 barrel - 1000000 rounds a minute gun</a> Les
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    Math problem

    My son is a senior in high school. He was chosen along with 8 others in his senior class of approximately 600 to compete in the American Mathematics Competition this year. If he did well enough on the test he will move on up to the next level of competition. He thinks he did pretty fair but...
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    How many have an older car with less miles

    ...than the one I just bought from one of my mother's friends? It is a 1991 one owner Ford Taurus with 20180 miles on it. Now I need to decide what oil to put in its 3.0L V6. Les
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    Royal Purple Max ATF

    After getting my rwhp up to ~400 in my Pontiac WS6, I was able to succesfully burn up my stock 4L60E transmission at the dragstrip. I took it over to a garage, for the trans overhaul, in Richmond, TX that was recommended by the speed shop(MTI) that does all my work. Wow, does it shift hard now...
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    Valvoline double talk

    This is off of their Synpower FAQ's. The usual double talk answer... Is Valvoline SynPower a full synthetic? Is SynPower motor oil PAO or ester based? Does it require a special filter? Yes, SynPower is 100% synthetic. Synpower uses a proprietary combination of various types of synthetic base...
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    The LS1 oil-consumption problem...

    can be compounded by using synthetic engine oils. GM recommends sticking with petroleum-based oils in the LS1's. This was tough to do when the Vettes came with synthetic from the factory. The above came straight out of the November 2003 issue of Chevy High Performance magazine in the Q&A...
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    Oil prices may be going up

    September 2, 2003 Base Oil Price Report By Tim Sullivan An Aug. 21 explosion at Petro-Canada&#8217;s Lubricant Centre already appears to have tightened North American supply of Group II base oils &#8211; and the company has not yet announced a repair schedule. Still, observers refrained from...
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    Please explain CASRN numbers

    Could someone please explain the CASRN numbers to me and/or tell me some place were I can look up several that I got off of some MSDS's. For instance, the Xw-50 oils that I am looking at have CASRN numbers that are somewhat different than the Xw-30's. Examples: 10-30 CASRN 68037-01-4...
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    Castrol Elixion 5w-30

    TYPICAL ANALYSIS Part Number 1854 SAE Grade 5W-30 Viscosity @ 40° C, cSt, ASTM D445 70.8 Viscosity @ 100° C, cSt, ASTM D445 11.7 Viscosity Index, ASTM D2270 158 Specific Gravity @ 60° F, .863 Pour Point, °C (°F), ASTM D97 -52 (-62) Flash Point, °C (°F), ASTM D92 238 (460) Low Temp' Pumping...
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    Oil degradation

    Castrol ran a test that shows that oil degrades much faster when running it a quart low in the crankcase. I do not have any other information from the test other than the blurb below. Draw whatever conclusions from it that you want to. It is after midnight and I am at work and bored. Les...
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    Castrol GTX Magnatec

    Looks like we need to go to Australia or Europe and get some of this Castrol Magnatec. Read what I found on some Castrol site: ------------------------------------- Castrol GTX Magnatec, which most people have heard of, is a fluid which gives tremendously low levels of wear, like, unbelievably...
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    Castrol synthetic info

    Don't shoot me!! I am just quoting some info I found from Castrol. Cost..PAO 3-4 times the cost of hydroprocessed. Performance. Castrol North America claims that Syntec, made from hydroprocessed out performs Mobil 1 made from PAO, at less than half the cost. We believe that hydroprocessed oils...
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    Amoco Ultimate premium gasoline

    BP just announced that the Amoco Ultimate premium gasoline that it sells in the Cleveland, Memphis and Indianapolis markets will have more detergent in it. The detergent additive package will be doubled making it have four time the industry requirement. The additive package also contains rust...
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    Fram's answer to Daimler/Chrysler

    <a href="" target="_blank">Fram's answer to Daimler/Chrysler from August 2002</a> Just ran across this one today. Les