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    Iceland Air B767 in Antarctica

    I think few years back they used B757. This time is B767, 6 pilots, 1 engineer, 13 cabin crew members, 20,000 miles round trip. Picking up Norwegian scientists in South Africa, dropping them off, picking up Norwegian scientists that spent some time in Antartica, dropping them off in Norway...
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    Lexus IS500

    Kudos to Lexus: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35540145/2022-lexus-is500-f-sport-revealed/ I think if they execute this right, they might get some BMW, MB, Audi drivers. Their previous attempt to attack high performance BMW's, Audi's etc. was IS F. I had opportunity to drive it several...
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    Mobil1 5W40 FS x2: What is the point?

    So, I have seen this in AAP today: Some PAO, mostly GTL. Rich in additives same as 0W40. Really good HTHS of 3.8. But no MB229.5. So, what is the point? I just hope they don’t plan to go away with 0W40.
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    Remanufactured or used calipers from BMW E90 335 to E90 328i?

    OK guys. Question for those of you having experience with remanufactured calipers (Trav I am aiming at you): I am currently retrofitting my 328i with oil cooler from 335i. After that project I am going to install brakes from 335. They are bolt on. Rotor fits perfectly in, as well as calipers...
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    Pennzoil strikes again with PDS (Euro 5W40)

    Through the years I know that Pennzoil PDS is a lottery. So, new PDS that is issued in May for Euro 5W40 has some interesting numbers, and at first I did not paid too much attention. Pour point dropped to -45,, higher KV100 etc. Than at second look I remembered that I saw these numbers before...
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    New Motul Lineup

    So, I was looking through Motul lineup last few days, and I stumbled across some interesting info. First of all, I did not look before carefully into new X-Clean+ line which is VW504.00/507.00, BMW LL04, MB229.51, although it is out some time. What is interesting about this is KV100 is 11.7...
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    Premium vs. Budget Snow tires

    Hey guys, Here is interesting video of difference between premium (nokian) and budget (tristar, or something like that) tires. The test was done at Nokian testing facility, but let's give it benefit of doubt that everything was square and fair. Also, I think most important thing to remember is...
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    Mobil 1 5w-30 10k mi; 2015 Toyota Sienna 2GR-FE 60k mi

    Guys, Here is UOA from 2GR-FE in my Sienna. Oil is Mobil1 5W30 Extended Performance combined with OE Toyota oil filter. This oil had interesting life. 1. First approximately 4,000 miles, it was 50% city and 50% hard open driving up the Rocky Mountains twice a week to ski. When I drive up I70 (I...
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    What High-Mileage oil for 2004 Honda Pilot?

    OK guys, I am not well familiar with what is "best" HM oil, or is there any that people prefer. Vehicle in question is 2004 Honda Pilot. My father and mother in-law gave vehicle to my wife's sister and her husband few years back. He was primarily driving vehicle, and except beer knowledge and...
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    Toyota YZZA1 Filter, 9,958mls

    Guys, Here are few photos of Toyota YZZA1 (OE filter) after 9,958mls in 2015 Toyota SIenna. Oil used was Mobil1 5W30 EP. I did not cut it as I was in a bit of a rush, but this looks good to me. Oil sample for UOA is on its way to Blackstone. <img src="http://i68.tinypic.com/2vcyu7k.jpg"...
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    TPMS coding on 2015 Toyota Sienna

    Guys, Help with this unbelievable, most ridiculous thing I have witnessed so far. So, last fall I buy second set of wheels for Sienna for snow tires. I put TPMS sensors on wheels. Well, sam eday, blinking light shows up on dash board like something is wrong with sensors. OK, went back to...
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    Advice needed-ATF replacement Toyota SIenna

    Guys, 2015 Toyota Sienna AWD with 54k on the clock Those of you that have experience with Toyota's and ATF what would you do? 1. Just release as much as possible ATF and replenish with Toyota WS and filter? or 2. Just release as much as possible ATF and replenish with Valvoline Maxlife ATF and...
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    Credit is where it is due: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV

    So, most of you know that I am definiately not fan of these tires in dry, wet, or comfort wise. I still think they are mediocre at best, EXCEPT during that "bombgenesis" that we had yesterday. I still have to shovel some 6ft snow drift part of my drive way, but other part of driveway is not as...
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    7 Million people are late with car payments

    OK, can someone translate this to me: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/12/record-million-americans-are-months-behind-their-car-payments-red-flag-economy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6772b194e0d8"...
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    Dodge Durango R/T 5.7?

    Hey guys, So I know some of you are driving R/T and SRT. Experience from owners of both would be appreciated. So here is the deal. My BMW is getting too small for family. We just did 5,114 miles trip, and it is getting cramped. On top of that I do not want to deal with SCR junk pass 120k (I...
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    Done with Discount Tires!

    So I ordered Nokian Hakka R2 around Thanksgiving for wife's Tiguan. She puts 5k on that car a year, maybe 2k at most during winter. I am thinking I do not care how fast tire wears out since they will make it 5 years for sure and still have enough tread. So manager in DT says he will order...
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    Transmission fluid for VW Tiguan 2.0TSI

    Ok guys, I need some input here. Soon I will change transmission fluid in both BMW X5 35d and VW Tiguan 2.0TSI. BMW is simple. ZF has its own full synthetic ZF6 lifeguard fluid that goes in transmission that BMW has (ZF) and that is it. VW Tiguan on other hand has Aisin made 6 speed...
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    Chevrolet TV commercials

    OK guys, who else find those Chevrolet commercials ridiculous? Real people not actors? It looks like Audi? No it looks like BMW? It is better then my Audi. No it does not look like Audi, BMW and no, definitely is not better then Audi. Then guys cutting lumber, for 3/4 of commercial, and then...
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    Valvoline 5W40 MST

    Hey guys, I am big fan of M1 5W30 ESP. However, I have to order it online and price is $109 for 12ltrs. Few days ago I was in NAPA buying DEF, and saw Valvoline 5W40 MST on sale. It meets all necessary specs. like BMW LL-04, MB 229.51, Porsche A40, VW 502.00/505.01. It is $4.99 per quart on...
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    Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 reflections

    I bought Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 in 255/55 R18 109T size for my X5 oil burner just before Thanksgiving. After 12K on them, I want to share my experiences. These tires saw everything, temperatures in 70's in Las Vegas, -37 in Gunnison, CO, 3ft of snow in Colorado Springs, and regularly 1-2ft...
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