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    Ketchup: What do you put it on?

    Ketchup is unbelievably good as a dipping sauce for deep fried venison backstrap and tenderloin slices.
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    Only two food groups ?

    There are only two food groups: The foods that require butter on or in them (vegetables, meat, pasta, etc.) and the other foods (including the all important beer, pickled okra, and other related sub-groups).
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    BARGAIN OILS

    Bargain oils for a beater truck in Central Texas: Rotella T, Delo 400, Delvac 1300 15W-40's...
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    5W-20 vs 5W-30 Mustang 2003 *MY* Experience.

    My car was an I-95 commuter car for most of 185k miles for a medium-young mother of several young'ins. Maintenance by the PO's was excellent and comprehensive as far as I can tell. It was like buying a new car for $3500 that used 1 qt per 500miles, and had light varnishing with one sticky lash...
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    5W-20 vs 5W-30 Mustang 2003 *MY* Experience.

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Rodbuckler - Havoline or Chevron 5W-30 might be great for your application, it runs thin, in the range of a thick 5W-20 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <hr /></blockquote> Thanks for the tips on the lower viscosity 30 weights. I don't use...
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    (Synpower) 5W30 okay in place of 5W20?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> it wont hurt it at all.. after 5k it might just be close enough to a 20wt anyway.. <hr /></blockquote> or a 40 weight...
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    5W-20 vs 5W-30 Mustang 2003 *MY* Experience.

    I have had similar results to your's in my '96 GT. The engine feels smoother and uses less oil with the 5W-30. But it is quicker and quieter on the 5W-20. I blend them. Optimal oil would be a sticky thick 20 weight in my >>200K mile engine. Part of the reason the 20 weight oils are better...
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    89 Plymouth Acclaim LX 3.0L oil choice

    I gave a recommendation based on all the criteria you gave in your original post, and your location. It would seem to me that using an excellent engine oil(s) that will keep the engine clean is your first priority (at <$20/OCI).
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    89 Plymouth Acclaim LX 3.0L oil choice

    Syntec Blend 5W-30 winter Rotella T 10W-30 summer
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    Help pick an oil for my 2 Red Blocks

    I have a 1986 740GLE with the B230F engine. The PO's use of 10W-30 car-oil at 3000 OCI worked great except for the coked rings and oiled-out cylinder, heavy blow-by, and severe varnishing with valve noise and dried-out failed gasket set. If I were to march down to the store right now and get...
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    Mobil Clean 7500 vs. Castrol GTX

    Given the fact that the GTX has varnished up every engine that I have used it in, the Mobil Clean 7500 sounds like an exquisitely refreshing and correct choice over the GTX.
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    2 stroke oil in gas??

    Add about 3oz every tank fill-up for that tank size. Those plastic Dixie/bathroom cups hold 3oz.
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    New truck

    compnurd, your OCI and oil selection plan sounds excellent. Drive the engine intermittently hard many times before you drain the factory fill.
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    2 stroke oil in gas??

    The 2-stroke full-synthetic outboard oils and air cooled engine oils reduce the sooting from gas alone. Exhaust system cleanliness is improved over gas alone in my experience. I use lean ratios, like 1:800 to 1:1000 with full-synthetic 2-stroke oil intended for pre-mix (the kind you want).
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    40 weights in Ford 4.6

    Manufacturers spec 10W-30 if they think that the engine will chew conventional 5W-30 out of grade or worse. Introduction of 5W-20's that met the Ford spec solved those problems for the 4.6L. Sane oils for the 4.6L are thin 30's and thick 20's of highest quality.
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    OEM 5W-30.......Can I use 10-30 or 5-40 also?

    You need to be careful of the 10W-30's in that they may just be an inferior version of a 5W-30 in a given line of oils. Look at the densities, 100degC Kinematic viscosities, and NOACK values. If you are not sure, definitely choose the 5W-30 oil. If you are looking for a better summer oil, you...
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    Best Time to switch to HM?

    If you have been using a top-shelf synthetic like Mobil 1 5W-30 for the life of the engine you will probably never need a high-mileage oil. There will be nothing to fix. That being said, the M1 10W-30 High Mileage oil is a thicker 30 weight oil with a more robust additive package. This might...
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    Which of these 2 is best for the same money???

    If I was driving 45,000 miles a year I would want to change the oil quarterly. Thus the Amsoil 0W-20 sounds like a real winner. Reduce the OCI as the engine changes. If you want to make it to 350,000 miles, then you really need to concentrate on ALL of the fluids and greases. Use a top...
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    Very Low Car Usage - Oil Issue Question

    Short trips on cold oil is the worst of all possible driving as far as the oil is concerned on street engines. Gas and water contaminate the oil, and the additive package isn't up to operating temperature. I have inherited two engines lately that saw all short trips on cold oil. One is black...
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    If you had to choose between 5w-20 or 5w-30?

    As far as dino oils are concerned, read the blend chart in the following link: <a href="http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/BaseOils/gf4.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/BaseOils/gf4.shtml</a> 5W-20/5W-30: blend of Group II+/Group II 20 weight oils...
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