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    Amsoil 0W-20 brown coating/varnish on my Hondas

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: demarpaint</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Interesting that it happened in two cars. Are both driven under similar conditions? </div></div> Mostly short trips,though the CR-V does see some longer hauls. The Civic...
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    Amsoil 0W-20 brown coating/varnish on my Hondas

    Thanks for all the input gents. I know this is terrible to do to you, but I will have to leave this hanging until early September...found out I am headed to the Gulf to help with the oil spill response. I hear your points about the PCV valve, but to have the PCV systems simultaneously fail in...
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    Amsoil 0W-20 brown coating/varnish on my Hondas

    Gents; Haven't posted on here in awhile...but for the last 3 years I have been running Amsoil 0W-20 in my Hondas (2006 CR-V, 2006 Civic)...1 year OCIs, up to 10K miles. Did an analysis a couple of years ago and got an "all clear" from Blackstone. I'm nearing the end of another one year...
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    The Brits just don't know when to stop !

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: moribundman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Black, which isn't a color, is psychologically rather effective. Black conveys power, authority, menace and evil. </div></div> Just wait 'til the Darth Vader uniforms...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 5K/1yr Severe Service CRV

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Boomer01</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Matt, Does your CRV have the maintenance minder? If so what's the percent oil life remaining? My '07 CRV gets about 7500 miles a year and reads around 30 to 40% oil life...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 5K/1yr Severe Service CRV

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Pablo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Matt89</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> If anybody wants to start their day getting...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 5K/1yr Severe Service CRV

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: TeeDub</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why are you even driving less than a mile? I'd buy some warm boots, a backpack and just walk (seriously). This analysis looks about like expected, in fact I'm surprised the...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 5K/1yr Severe Service CRV

    I definitely did drain it. They really aren't horsing around with that 1-year limit, it made sense in this case. By the way I should also say my wife mailed out the samples 3 days ago! Way to go Blackstone!
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 10K/1yr Severe Svc Civic

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Pesca</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Matt89</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here's my analysis results for a 2006 Civic: Miles on...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 5K/1yr Severe Service CRV

    Here's my analysis results for a 2006 CR-V: Miles on Oil: 5,108 (1 year) Miles on Engine: 30,669 Makeup Oil Added: 0 Qt My note: Changed this oil due to the time limit of 1 year, not mileage. When we did drive this vehicle, it was severe service -daily cold starts, <1 mile trips all winter in...
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    Amsoil 0W-20, 10K/1yr Severe Svc Civic

    Here's my analysis results for a 2006 Civic: Miles on Oil: 10,214 (1 year) Miles on Engine: 31,258 Makeup Oil Added: 0 Qt My note: I thrashed this oil. Daily cold starts, <1 mile trips all winter in Wisconsin (one of snowiest in a long time). Then moved to Virginia in time for the heat. The...
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    1-Year Amsoil 0W-20 Analysis is coming!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Pablo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This sounds odd to say the least. 5K/1 year is nothing. Hard black varnish? In a NA car? Please save the filters. What kind are they? Just abused the same oil for 7-8...
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    1-Year Amsoil 0W-20 Analysis is coming!

    Buster - Certainly I agree with you or I wouldn't have tried it :) I guess I'm just not accustomed to any discoloration on anything due to my history of short intervals. I'm thinking this is normal, but I figure some analysis data will be nice to confirm no major issues. GordoW - I was using...
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    1-Year Amsoil 0W-20 Analysis is coming!

    Just a heads up that I have two 1-year Amsoil 0W-20 samples headed for analysis at Blackstone, so hopefully will be posting results soon. One sample is for a 2006 Civic that traveled about 10K miles and the other is for a 2006 CRV that traveled about 5K miles over the past year. Both had...
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    True drinking stories from my days in the USAF

    LOL and you guys have the BOMB! Yep, I'll sleep better tonight :)
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    Funny Typos or Misspellings

    One thing I hear a lot is "Jerry-rigged" in place of "jury rig" (i.e. a temporary repair in nautical jargon).
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    people don't want my free stuff

    It's been my experience that if you gave people free $20 bills they would complain that they were folded.
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    I Need a job

    +1 (or the Coast Guard...we have aircraft too)
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    good amazon reviews

    Reminds me of the classic Chad Kultgen reviews (remember the guy that was obsessed with Top Gun and his Ninja Balaclavas?).
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    Do you still wear a watch??

    I still wear a watch all the time. Now I go to the "www.time.gov" site and synchronize my watch with the atomic clock every now and then!
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