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    NAPA Synthetic Sale April 21

    NAPA Synthetic on sale April 21 at $18.99 for 5 quart jug or for $3.79 a quart. NAPA April 21 Specials
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    Observations in GM 1.4 turbo filter change.

    Against my better judgment and in violation of the lessons of reading similar stories on BITOG, I agreed to do an oil change for my F-I-L yesterday. He has a 2017 Buick Encore with the 1.4 T engine on which I had never done any work before. The engine has a cartridge filter system, but for some...
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    Communter car...which one?

    Looking for a short to medium term commuter car that can be sold a couple years from now. Considerations are no timing belts, purchase price and ability to resale later to recoup some of the purchase price and highest level of reliability. All cars appear to be physically in good shape good...
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    New Quaker State Bottles

    There is a thread about new Pennzoil bottles. Now it seems the bottle change bug has hit the cousin Quaker State products too. Just saw this on their website. <img...
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    Citgo now top tier?

    Sorry if this has already been posted; I searched and didn't find anything.... And there's nothing I can find on the Citgo website about it, but according to Top Tier's website, Citgo is now certified. <a href="http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers/" target="_blank">Top Tier Retailers</a>...
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    Engine quieter with Pennzoil.

    By my user name it is obvious I am a SOPUS oil guy, but I am by no means a basher of any quality oil. When the wife purchased her current 2015 Legacy I decided to use M1 AFE 0w-20. Flash forward to this oil service; she currently has 20K on the car. I decided due to Walmart’s sale price to...
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    AC PF2257g cartridge filter after 5K oci 1.4 turbo

    My son's 2012 Cruze 1.4 turbo is the first vehicle I've maintained with a cartridge filter. I've seen some shots on BITOG of cartridges from his application that have shown some twisting and distortion of the pleats with use. This is the oem AC Delco PF2257g that was in service during the last...
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    ACDelco A3144C 2012 Chevy Cruze: observations

    We recently purchased a certified 2012 Chevy Cruze with the 1.4L turbo engine. Having 31K on the clock I wanted to go through some of the replaceable items...not sure how "certified" certified is. Anyway I ordered a replacement air filter the OEM ACDelco A3144C from Amazon for $11 and change...
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    NAPA Synthetic now Dexos approved

    After Valvoline jumped on board with dexos, I wondered if NAPA would do so with their synthetic oils. According to <a href="http://www.centerforqa.com/gm/dexos1-brands" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline">the GM Dexos website</span></a> NAPA's 0W-20, 5W-20 & 5W-30 oils...
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    Got a deal on Wix/Carquest Blue filters for Subaru

    Yea me! I got what I consider to be a great deal on the filters I use on the wife's Subaru. I've been using Wix 57055/Napa 7055. A couple of weeks back the local Carquest store was having an anniversary sale (been open a couple of years) and were going to factory order filters at a reduced...
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    Valvoline SynPower now dexos approved

    With their recent tie-up with Hendrick Motorsports, and Hendrick's close association with GM, and as many had guessed, Valvoline has now joined the dexos approved list with both SynPower 5W-30 and 5W-20 on the official list. <a...
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    Last week I asked about the Wix 57055...Got one

    Well I didn't think I'd be the first, but somehow got my hands on one of the new Wix 57055's (actually it's a Napa Gold-but it's the same thing) for the 2013+ Subaru Legacy/Outback 2.5 motors. The filter was released by Wix on 9/3/13, so I didn't expect to find one as quickly as I did. Filter...
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    New Wix 57055 for Subaru 2.5 FB motor

    I have been anxiously awaiting an aftermarket alternative to the OEM Subaru/Honeywell blue filters for the 2013+ Legacy/Outback 2.5 FB motors. I had originally laid up a stash of the Tokyo-Roki black filters, but my supply is now gone. Fram lists the XG7317 as the replacement in the Ultra...
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    2013 Subaru Legacy/Outback and Wix 57830

    Wix does not list an available filter for the 2013-14 Subaru Legacy/Outback 2.5 2498cc FB engine. However, they list the Wix 57830 as the proper filter for all the other new FB and FA motors in the newer Subaru's. Just wondering, has anyone used the 57830 in either a Legacy or Outback? Good...
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    Costco Clean Power Gasoline

    I have noticed a trend over the last few days. Seems if the gasoline companies have jumped on the detergent bandwagon over the past few weeks. First with Citgo and it's tri-clean and then BP joining top tier. Just ran across this today. Costco has begun to add increased detergent to its...
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    PQIA's synthetic find part two

    Last week Nodak posted information on PQIA's evaluation of top synthetic 5W-30's <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2929130#Post2929130" target="_blank">PQIA's synthetic find</a> They have now done a second round of some more 5W-30 syns. <a...
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    GM updated dexos 1 list

    I noticed that as of 2/10/13, GM has updated their list of "dexos approved" motor oils. Looks like BP has signed on with a variety of Castrol oils. Guess we'll be seeing the green label on Castrol soon? <a href="http://gmdexos.com/licensedbrands/dexos1licensedbrands.html"...
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    New Wix filter for Subaru 2.5 FB motor

    I saw this on a new product release from Wix they've released the 57830 as a filter for the new 2.5 FB Subaru motors in the Forrester. It doesn't list the filter for the Legacy yet, but I can't see why it would not work since it is the same motor. I may have to give this one a try for the...
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    2013 Subaru 0W-20 and filter combo???

    Well the wife did it. She bought another Subaru. Up until now everything was easy. Tons of easily accessible oils (5W-30) and filters on her previous cars. But this one specs 0W-20 and has a unique filter. I know many of the Japanese manufacturers are moving towards 0W-20 and I'm fine with...
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    Metal shavings AC PF48

    I was in AAP today buying a filter for my wife's car and my truck. Since I use P1 filters on the car I have a habit of looking at the filter for the gold paint overspray. So I guess this is why, out of habit, I opened the box of the AC PF48 for my truck. What I saw, just under the flange...
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