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    Turbo leaking oil

    The 0w-40 oil was in for a few thousand miles of local commuting, before the trip, so it happened at about 3.5k miles on the oil. It was a stupid thing to do, and now that the engine has a few miles on it I,m thinking about going from the 5w-30 to 10w-40. But after all this, I think I will watch...
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    Toyota Dealer Put Bulk Valvoline 5W30 in 07 Camry

    LarkBill, why don't you use a Mobil oil for diesels instead of the Delo? Has Delo proven to be better?
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    energy independence

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Yep, LarryL, let's take advantage of this seepage and capture this product so it can be used beneficially; rather than just let it escape and add to the ozone depetion. Just my opinoin. <hr /></blockquote>I did not know that seepage caused ozone depletion. Has Al...
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    Turbo leaking oil

    Thanks for all the info. This Volvo had a double Auto-RX starting at 140k miles. Under the valve cover it's like a brand new engine. From all the input, I think I'm going to look into the intercoller for oil, and pull the turbo to look at the seals and all that plumbing behind the engine. I've...
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    Turbo leaking oil

    Have a 96 850 Volvo Turbo used for 45 miles one way commute, 162k miles and the turbo is gradually covering itself with a light dusting of oil. Car runs great and just passed California smog. It's easy to wipe off and there are no drops of oil on the garage floor. Is it just a seal that is...
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    energy independence

    Half the polution of the oceans by oil and gas is from natural seepage. It has been proven many times that this natural seepage is releived by drilling. Of the coast of Santa Barbara, every 6 years there is the same amount of seepage as the Exxon Valdez. When Katrina hit, there were not major...
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    Status of the Taurus?

    You luck with this Sable should be considered average for someone that takes car of their vehicles, drives in a reasonable manner and lives in a good weather area. In San Diego there are plenty of Taurus/Sables running around. They are filtering down into the hands of the illegals and that is...
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    wich of this two trucks would you buy?

    The Ridgeline appeals to a more delicate customer. There's nothing wrong with the Ridgeline, but if you need a work truck, you probably should buy something else. Look at how many real pickups end up in the hands of homeowners as a commuter vehicle. I know a guy that has a crew-cab dually diesel...
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    brake fluid

    What brake fluid are you using, and can you exchange the brake fluid the old fashioned way, pumpiing the brake pedal while working the bleed screws? And can you do it and not have to have the engine running?
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    Velocity Engine Protector

    Do I hear an echo?
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    A call to FP users...

    For those using a steady dose of FP, do you, once in a while use a strong injector cleaner like ProGuard every oil change or so?
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    wich of this two trucks would you buy?

    You can get really big discounts on the Titan trucks and it's sister ship the Armada. Young kids are getting into these Titans, financed by Nissan with great deals. One of our employees got one as a first time buyer, after everyone else turned him down. He got it from the dealer with hugh tires...
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    5w20 in High Performance Turbo Engine

    There's no way to know what blew up that VW engine. I don't think the 20w oil was the right oil for the job. I think that unless the engine is made for 20w oil, you should not use it. If you do, please do a uoa and let us know how it goes.
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    Battery only switch

    ...the thing that burns the gas might make up for the cheaper gas.
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    wich of this two trucks would you buy?

    John, ask you friend how often he has had to change a V8 starter. The guy I asked, said, never. Same with adjusting the mechanical lifters, never. This engine appears to be a very good engine. The Nissan V8 is just beginning its trial by pickup and it will be interesting to see how it holds up...
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    Status of the Taurus?

    It is kind of interesting that a car that saved Ford became the poster child for 'mediocre is good enough' and that became the marching orders for the American auto industry. If you wanted to succeed you must build a better mediocre family sedan. If you make a better family sedan you'll price...
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    5w20 in High Performance Turbo Engine

    Are you going to do a couple of uoa's and let us know how the oil does? If you step up the use gradually you'll have a better chance of getting a uoa before it blows up. When the 20 weight gives it up, you might still be able to get enough oil in suspension to get a final uoa. We had a guy in...
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    Toyota Dealer Put Bulk Valvoline 5W30 in 07 Camry

    A dealer here claims they have better 'local knowledge' than the manufacturer.
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    Status of the Taurus?

    I stand by what I said. Ford and GM especially have proven their business model to be mediocre vehicles. Not all, that's for sure, but the bread and butter of their business has been just that, mediocre cars. It's their profit base. If they build more into the cars it moves them out of their...
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    "Temporary" or Hack Repairs, 'Fess Up!

    I had an old jeep that would break axles and pulling the destroyed stub out of the posi-traction in the desert was a long hot job. So, out near the hat on the outboard end of all my replacement axles cut a groove on a lathe, about 10 thou smaller in diameter than the inboard splines. The axles...
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