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    2006 Tacoma V6, Mobil 1 0W-40, 11,866 miles

    This oil was used over the summer and fall in the heat in South and West Texas. Fairly heavy towing most weeks as well. Looks to me like the oil did great. Glad to know my engine is doing well also. Using an OEM oil and air filter. <a...
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    Spin on transmission filter and ATF temps

    I have installed a spin on filter base that takes a PH8A filter and all is good so far. My concern is that I don't want to restrict flow to the transmission cooler during heavy towing in the heat. I'm thinking of installing a manual three way valve to bypass the filter during hot and heavy...
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    My transmission shop put in the wrong ATF

    I have a question for any transmission guys on here. I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 and it was due to have a transmission service done. I normally perform my own service but I was pressed for time so I took it to a local independent transmission shop to be serviced. The ATF fluid that Toyota...
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    710 Cap?

    Don't know if everyone has seen this. I thought it was funny. <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" class="post-image" alt="" /></a>
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    Experimental low hths Rotella video

    I ran across this video from Shell. It is showing the results of a diesel engine teardown after 500K+ miles using a lower hths 10W-30 HDEO. Very suprising. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    2016 Toyota Tacoma Diesel

    I just ran across this article where they are reviewing the new Tacoma diesel. Has Toyota changed their mind and decided to release one? I can't find a date on the article. <a href=""...
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    Marine gear lube vs auto gear lube

    Does anyone know the difference between marine gear lube and automotive gear lube? Both of these I'm looking at are the same brand, same rated viscosity, and are both GL-5 rated. The marine version is about a buck more per quart.
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    Do filters have a shelf life?

    I was cleaning out the garage and I found 2 Super Tech oil filters in perfect condition. Do yall think that they would degrade over time? I'm thinking about the adhesives or filter media.
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    Motor flush for a previously neglected engine

    Here is another question for you. The next door neighbor just bought a 2005 Toyota Tacoma V6 to commute to work in. It has about 180,000 miles and it doesn't appear that it was well taken care of by the previous owner. Under the oil cap looks a little crusty but it runs very good. You think an...
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    Best oil and filter for a college student

    I come to the BITOG gurus once again. My situation is this. I am giving my son a 2009 Dodge Journey 4 cylinder with about 95,000 miles on it. It has had regular oil changes every 7500 miles with Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 and Fram filters. Looking with a flashlight through the oil cap hole...
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    BMW Z3 2.5 with Castrol Edge 0W-30

    Let me ask the guru's of BITOG your opinion. I just bought my wife a 2002 BMW Z3 with the 2.5 engine, low miles (32000). The previous owner did not know what type of oil he used, he just had the dealership change the oil. The owners manual calls for a 5W-30 or 5W-40 oil depending on the...
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    M1 15W-50 UOA for Sportster

    Just posted. <a href=";f=3;t=001787" target="_blank">;f=3;t=001787</a>
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    M1 15W-50 for 96' XLH1200 Harley 5,022 miles

    96 XLH1200 Mobil 1 15W-50 Red Cap "Car oil" Miles on oil: 5,022 Miles on engine: 34,970 Make-up oil added: .5 qt J&P Cycles oil filter K&N Air Filter Universal averages in () Al 3 (5) Cr 1 (1) Fe 12 (15) Cu 9 (19) Pb 1 (2) Sn 0 (1) Mo 58 (6) Ni 0 (0) Mn 1 (1) Ag 0 (0) Ti 0 (0) K 0 (0) B 158...
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    Follow up article to "Anything into Oil"

    In this months Dicover Magazine.Anything Into Oil By Brad Lemley Photograph by Adam Friedberg DISCOVER Vol. 25 No. 07 | July 2004 | Technology In the May 2003 issue of Discover, an article titled &#8220;Anything Into Oil&#8221; drew a phenomenal reader response. The process...
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    Anything into oil (from Discover Magazine)

    Anything Into Oil Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year By Brad Lemley Photography by Tony Law DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 05 | May 2003 Gory refuse, from a Butterball Turkey plant in Carthage, Missouri...
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    Sportster oil filter cross reference

    Here is a filter cross reference guide I found on the Sportster Homepage. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    Joke (politically incorrect)

    came in this morning. I have seen something like this in the past couple of years, but it is well done, and you might enjoy it again: On a beautiful deserted island in the middle of nowhere, the following people are stranded: Two Italian men and one Italian woman; Two French men and one...
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    M1 15W-50 in a Harley

    An interesting article on the use of M1 15W-50 in a Harley. It is a part 3 of a series of articles on the use of synthetics in Harleys. Thanks to Doyall for the link to the first two parts. <a href=""...
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    A few good quotes

    These were E-mailed to me so I won't claim them to be accurate but I thought they were funny enough to share. Great literary taunts "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here." -Stephen Bishop "A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston...
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    SUV Smashing

    Jan. 28, 2004, 6:05AM Teens arrested for smashing 'decadent' SUVs By MIKE GLENN Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle A former Cy-Fair High School student serving five years' probation for felony arson in a flag-burning case headed a group of self-described environmental guerrillas who vandalized...