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  1. Boomer

    Irish Humor

    What is Irish and goes outside in the spring? Patty O'Furniture!
  2. Boomer

    Can’t See the Forums

    All of a sudden, I cannot view the Forums page on my computer. I can see all the rest of Bob is the Oil Guy site. When I try the Forums page, I see it for a second and then it disappears. Right now I am looking at it on my iPhone. Any thoughts?
  3. Boomer

    Casting Holes in a Ford Rotor

    I parked next to a fairly new small Ford SUV this AM when I took my wife in for a Covid test as she has cataract surgery next week. I waited in the car. As I looked at the Ford, I noticed all these various sized little dark marks on the rotor that looked like black particles ranging in size...
  4. Boomer

    Carbon Coated Exhaust Tips

    My 2017 VW All Track has two nice chrome exhaust tips, one on each side of the rear of the car below the bumper. Saw over time that they were getting covered in carbon and finally decided to clean them. Much to my chagrin, the carbon was baked on to the point where no liquid (carb cleaner, gun...
  5. Boomer

    Rutters Now Top Tier

    Just wanted to point out to all you who live near a Rutters Station that the gasoline is now TOP TIER!
  6. Boomer

    Need a New Frig

    My wife and I are looking to replace a 16 year old refrigerator. She would like one with a freezer door at the bottom and side by side doors at the top. Any history on different brands from people? Recommendations are most welcome as are your comments on performance, longevity, usefulness...
  7. Boomer

    Teaching Number One Grandson How to Shoot

    With all the time we have had available due to the covid shutdown, I decided that it would be a good time to teach my 8 year old grandson how to shoot. He has wanted to do that for a time but I told him him he had to be 8 and have his parent's permission. Having cleared those hurdles, I bought...
  8. Boomer

    Is the Importance of Octane Rating Less in GDI Engines than in Port Injected Eng

    Always curious about this. Since the gasoline is not mixed with air and then compressed in a GDI engine but rather injected near the top of the compression cycle, is octane rating as important for these engines? I know they are still spark fired and that the rate of burn/ease of ignition may be...
  9. Boomer

    Oil Comparison VW 508/509 Specs

    <a href="https://www.ato24.de/en/blog/comparison-0w-20-engine-oils" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.ato24.de/<wbr>en/<wbr>blog/<wbr>comparison-0w-20-engine-oils</a> If you drive a new VW, this source will give you a lot of info on the new 508/509 spec 0W-20 oils.
  10. Boomer

    Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose

    I would like to take advantage of the Sam's Club gas prices but want to have the "same" type of cleaning that i would get from Top Tier Fuel. I was thinking of adding SL-1 to each 10 gallon purchase at Sam's Club. How much would be a useful amount? Thanks for your thoughts!
  11. Boomer

    2019 VW Passat Trip Mileage

    I am a happy guy. My wife and I just did a trip from central PA to St. Augustine FL and returned today. At our age, we broke the trip down and back into three legs of about 370, 370 and 235 miles. On each leg going down, we averaged 43 + mpg on mid-grade gas. This is actual fill-up mileage...
  12. Boomer

    Sirius radio Issues

    My wife has had a version of Sirius radio in her sewing room for about 9 years. Late last year, she found she was no longer listening to it and decided to end her subscription. That is when the "fun" started. She called and after several hours of being bounced around from person to person...
  13. Boomer

    Sam's Club Fuel

    I know Sam's Club does not have a Top Tier rating on their gasoline like Costco but does anyone on this board know anything about it? Is it just another cheapo gasoline with the bare minimum of additive to meet federal specs or is there something that makes it a bit better? I always use Exxon...
  14. Boomer

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

    Just a wish for the seasons best to all the good folks on BITOG who take their time during the year to share their expertise, knowledge, wisdom and humor with the rest of us. And a thank you to the moderators for keeping after the board. Here's hoping that everyone has a happy , prosperous and...
  15. Boomer

    Slow Dosage of Intake Cleaner in GDI Engines

    I have not been able to find any topic pertaining to this on the site but please excuse me if this is a duplicate posting. I remember years ago there was a system that slowly injected water into the engine using engine vacuum to slowly bubble water and pull vapor into the engine. This got me to...
  16. Boomer

    2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition

    Let me start off by saying that the trade in of my 2013 Passat diesel for the current 2019 gasser was not driven by anything other than my health. I have a series of health issues (I'm almost 72) and the chance to provide my wife with a car with a six year, 72000 mile bumper to bumper warranty...
  17. Boomer

    LC20 for VW 1.8tsi

    I love my AllTrack. It is a pleasure to drive, quite sporty and I love the handling. It burns no oil, and every 5000 miles, it is right at the full level on the dipstick, neither higher or lower than when the oil was changed.It is a great winter car in the snow (why we bought it). On a trip...
  18. Boomer

    2019 Mazda 3 Recall....Wheels fall Off!

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Found this on the news. An interesting read!!!</span> Here's a recall we had to read twice before believing. Mazda is bringing in 25,003 Mazda 3s that just rolled off the assembly line, because the wheels may fall off while driving. All the Mazda 3s are 2019...
  19. Boomer

    VW 508 Oil Spec

    Did a quick search and did not find this. So if it was posted, you'll have to forgive me for posting again. Just replaced the TDI Passat with a 2019 VW Passat with the 2.0 liter gasoline engine and auto trans (not a DSG). This car now requires VW 508 oil which is 0W-20 so VW has now joined...
  20. Boomer

    O'Reilly Auto Parts Helps Save Stone's River Battlefield

    I have been a member of the Civil War Trust and its predecessor organizations since 1987. The Trust is dedicated to the purchase and preservation of land on which Civil war battles were fought. To date, it has saved thousands of acres. The Stone's River battlefield in Tennessee had a large...
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